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Questions and Answers: Lamar Council Candidates and Marijuana Forum

Questions and Answers: Lamar Council Candidates and Marijuana Forum

    A Lamar City Council and Mayoral a seat and sales of recreational marijuana and its taxation were the two topics of discussion at a candidate’s forum held Wednesday evening, October 13that the Lamar City Council chambers.  The forum was streamed on the city’s website and broadcast live over KLMR radio. Nick Lopez is […]

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

  Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce is currently working through a Restart Destinations Program sponsored by the Colorado Tourism Office. This program includes a full-day workshop (which will take place Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 9 am to 3 pm at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community outside of Las Animas), 75 hours of mentorship, and […]

Farm-To-Market Grants to Help Create Greater Resilience in Colorado’s Food Supply Chain

Farm-To-Market Grants to Help Create Greater Resilience in Colorado’s Food Supply Chain

  Broomfield, Colo. — To strengthen local food systems and create greater supply chain resilience, the Colorado Department of Agriculture will distribute grant funding to be used for agricultural processing projects. Up to $2 million will be awarded through a competitive Farm-to-Market Infrastructure Grant Program to help farmers, ranchers, food processors and manufacturers improve local […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2022 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2022 Budget

    The Lamar Utility Board approved the 2022 Budget with a unanimous vote during the October 12th meeting.  The budget includes total revenues in excess of $17.8M, $16.4M from retail electric sales and the remaining primarily from wind turbine production.  The budget is proposing expenses of $15.3M which includes $11M for power supply.  Additional […]

Lamar Council Approves Electric Charging Stations

Lamar Council Approves Electric Charging Stations

    The Lamar City Council voted to meet the growing demand for charge stations for vehicles using electricity for their main power source.  The action came following considerable discussion during the October 11th meeting over how the location of the two proposals would encroach on daily traffic around the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report, August 2021

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report, August 2021

    Sales Tax Revenue continues to grow for the City of Lamar as the end of summer report for August, 2021 shows City Sales Tax collections up 10.85% for a gain of $32,987 over the same time period last year.  Collections for 2020 were $304,099 compared to this August at $337,086.  Use Tax collections […]

Groundbreaking for Cobblestone Motel

Groundbreaking for Cobblestone Motel

  The local owners/investors of the Lamar Colorado “Cobblestone Hotel & Suites” located at 1215 N. Main St., Lamar, Colorado held a ceremonial ground breaking for this much awaited addition to Lamar at the site on Wednesday, October 6th. The event was attended by members of the Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council, Prowers Economic […]

NCGA Sees Benefits from Ethanol for Fuel Legislation

NCGA Sees Benefits from Ethanol for Fuel Legislation

  The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently welcomed the reintroduction of The Next Generation Fuels Act (H.R. 5089), legislation to transition gasoline and vehicles to low-carbon, higher octane fuel to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet future needs of more advanced vehicles by taking advantage of the benefits of higher ethanol blends. The […]

“Historic Investment”: Bennet Applauds $40 Billion Investment in America’s Forests in House Ag Committee Budget Bill

“Historic Investment”: Bennet Applauds $40 Billion Investment in America’s Forests in House Ag Committee Budget Bill

      House Agriculture Committee Proposal Also Includes Significant Funding to Support Clean Energy and Economic Development in Rural Communities Denver –– Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, released the statement below following the release of […]

Trinidad to Host Action 22 Annual Meeting

Trinidad to Host Action 22 Annual Meeting

    Action22 is proud to host this year’s Annual Meeting in historic Trinidad, Colorado during their Colexico Spaghetti Western Festival. This destination event will begin Friday, October 15th at Trinidad State College Auditorium and will finish Saturday at the Arthur Mitchell Museum. We invite you to come share, inspire and recharge with your fellow […]

Colorado State Fair Releases Master Plan of Grounds Updates and Improvements

Colorado State Fair Releases Master Plan of Grounds Updates and Improvements

    Pueblo, Colo. — The Colorado State Fair has released a new Master Plan that outlines a compelling vision for the fair and historic state fairgrounds. The Master Plan identifies a suite of capital investment projects for the Colorado State Fair, which are important for advancing State Fair goals. “The fairgrounds are a vital […]

Meeting with the Mayor on Community Business Creation/Infrastructure Growth

Meeting with the Mayor on Community Business Creation/Infrastructure Growth

    It’s easy enough to take a look at the road construction on Main Street in Lamar and acknowledge, despite the detours, that the street will be an improvement once it’s completed.  There are other areas of development and improvement taking place around the city that doesn’t always meet the eye. Several of these […]

Lamar Utility Board Moves Forward on 2022 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Moves Forward on 2022 Budget

  The Lamar Utility Board held a brief meeting, Tuesday, September 28th after which, they moved into executive session to receive advice on legal questions related to a Public Utilities Case.  During its September 14th meeting, Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the board that the deadline for SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Authority to file […]

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

    The Lamar City Council approved a modification of the incentive package for BriMark Buildings Construction, LLC for the Cobblestone Hotel Development project during their September 27th meeting.  Their attorneys had requested a change from the City and Redevelopment Authority Board regarding the Substantial Completion Date clause, as long as the owner is in […]

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for Beef Bill Officially Introduced (S. 2716)

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for Beef Bill Officially Introduced (S. 2716)

  Billings, Mont. – On Monday, Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), for himself and for Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mike Rounds, (R-S.D.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the “American Beef Labeling Act of 2021,” which is now officially numbered as Senate Bill 2716 (S.2716). Senate Bill 2716 reinstates beef as among the numerous food commodities currently […]