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Veteran’s Health Fair Set for August 28th

Veteran’s Health Fair Set for August 28th

  The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is inviting area veterans to participate in their Health Fair set for Wednesday, August 28th at the VA Clinic at 1401 South Main Street in Lamar from 9am to 2pm.  Their goal is to provide area veterans with a comprehensive educational opportunity regarding each vet’s VA healthcare. […]

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Highlighting Historical Sites of Lamar, Holly and Springfield   Denver, CO (August 15, 2019) — The 3-day tour Pedal The Plains (PTP) presented by Viaero Wireless will take participants on a 200-mile adventure as they cycle through the Southeastern Plains of Colorado where history runs deep from outlaws and bandits, to the Santa Fe Trail […]

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared the latest developments at the hospital with Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, August 20th. Loveless said the transition to the end of summer has been mostly routine, but there has been activity with the annual back-to-school vaccines and sports physicals. “This is […]

County Planning Commission Approves GP Special Use Permit

County Planning Commission Approves GP Special Use Permit

      The Prowers County Planning Commission approved an amended Special Use Permit request from Karl Nyquist and Bill Grasmick of GP Aggregates and GP Irrigated, LLC-West Farm Pit, operating on County Road HH.5, west of and parallel to, the Burlington Northern railroad tracks east of Lamar. The lands are zoned as Irrigated Agricultural […]

Colorado Employment Situation - July 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,787,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,700 and government increased 1,500. June estimates were revised up to 2,779,800, and the over the month change from May to June was an […]

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

  DENVER, CO – August 16, 2019 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) awarded over $17M for the Tier I and Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program. Programs that receive Tier I grant funding are eligible for up to $200,000 for their projects. In the most recent cycle, 19 […]

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

    The more trash you recycle, the less goes into your landfill, your water and your planet. A mix of state and local representatives gathered at the Lamar Public Works offices on North Second Street, Wednesday, August 14th, for a brief update on landfill status in Prowers County and the City of Lamar and […]

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

  Many rural communities in southeast Colorado are coming to terms with limited landfill space, coupled with what they term are costly regulations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Granada recently received approval from CDPHE to dig a 300 foot long trench, 55 feet wide and ten feet deep which should give […]

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim - Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim – Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

      DENVER – Each year after Colorado’s snowy winters, the warm summer days entice motorcycle riders to the roadways. However, taking to the roads has become more dangerous for motorcyclists in recent years. In 2018, 103 motorcycle riders lost their lives in Colorado. So far this year, 65 motorcyclists have been killed, compared […]

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board conducted a reorganization of the board, voting for and appointing members to specific posts during their regular August 13th meeting.  The action was called for due to a continued vacant seat for one board member and the re-appointment of Doug Thrall to the board after his regular term expired.  […]

City Addresses Infrastructure Upgrades

City Addresses Infrastructure Upgrades

  A phone poll ratification by the Lamar City Council on Monday, August 12th, approved the submission of a Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Renewable Energy Grant for the city’s Washington/Sherman Street Drainage Improvements.  Councilwoman, Anne-Marie Crampton, took the opportunity to comment on facebook posts from some Lamar citizens, critical of the continued water build […]

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

    The Lamar City Council did not hold a meeting for the Urban Development Authority this past Monday, August 12th, but the council ratified an earlier phone poll approving a letter of intent regarding the Troy Manor Motel property acceptance of donation.  The property, at 1101 South Main Street, had been owned by Cruikshank […]

Lamar June Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar June Sales Tax Revenue Report

    City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue collected for June, 2019 showed less than a full percentage point loss while Total Sales and Use Tax collections were just up by a negligible amount. City Sales Tax revenue was down 0.15% for a drop of $459.63 with collections for this June at $315,892 compared to […]

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – The Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production down from 2018. Soybean production is down 19 percent from 2018, forecast at 3.68 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to decrease their production 4 percent from last year, […]

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

  The Holly Commercial Club met August 7 at noon with eight members present. Minutes from the July meeting were read and approved as written by Calvin and second by Pearl. Motion carried. John gave the treasurer’s report and the Shopper’s report. Both were approved as given by Viola and second by Jackie. Motion carried. […]