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Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

  The Lamar School District Board of Education held a community forum on July 15th to provide information related to SB21-116 which prohibits the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools beginning June 1, 2022. The Board of Education notified the public of the following: The Board never voted to change or replace the mascot. […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2021-2022

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2021-2022

  The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building Tuesday, August 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 4th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, you can […]

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

  Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in June at 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,200 in June to 3,197,100. The share […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

    LAMAR, CO (July 12, 2021) – The City of Lamar has narrowed the search for the next City Administrator to five highly qualified candidates.  The city received 17 applications from candidates in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council […]

Friday Night Winds Strike Lamar

Friday Night Winds Strike Lamar

    Considerable damage was done to homes, businesses and some vehicles in Lamar Friday Night, night, July 9th, when fierce winds and possibly several microbursts swept across portions of the High Plains in Prowers County and other sections of this area. The Lamar Inn on North Main Street may have suffered the most damage […]

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis ended the Health Emergency Executive Orders for COVID-19 and rescinded all previous Executive Orders issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and signed a Recovery Executive Order to focusing only on those measures related to the State’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, focusing Colorado’s efforts on building back stronger from […]

Sand and Water---Fun in the Sun

Sand and Water—Fun in the Sun

      The City of Lamar hosted dozens of area residents for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the newest features at North Gateway Park. The July 3rd event showcased the work the city has accomplished on Pond #3, the eastern-most pond at North Gateway Park, just off the Arkansas River and Highway […]

Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Meeting Set for 7pm, July 9 at LCC

Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Meeting Set for 7pm, July 9 at LCC

What: The Joint Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions will hold public hearings [in/on region] on the preliminary maps for the state’s eight congressional districts, as well as the 65 state house and 35 senate districts. Colorado residents will have the opportunity to testify about their communities and communicate directly with the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions. Both commissions […]

Lamar PD: Residents Be Aware of "SPOOF" Calls

Lamar PD: Residents Be Aware of “SPOOF” Calls

  The Lamar Police Department has received several calls from concerned citizens in regards to fraudulent phone calls from ‘spoofed’ local numbers, including the Lamar Police Department’s main line, as well as other local entities. The parties making the calls requesting personal and financial information are not associated with the department or city, and should […]

Jo Ann McEndree, Southeast Colorado CattleWoman of the Year

Jo Ann McEndree, Southeast Colorado CattleWoman of the Year

  Jo Ann McEndree was recently awarded CattleWoman of the Year by Southeast Colorado CattleWomen for her long-term dedication to Southeast and to Colorado CattleWomen. She has been Southeast treasurer for many years and jumps in to help with all activities. She recently completed her second two-year term as Colorado CattleWomen president. She is a […]

Lamar Fire and Ambulance Service on Prohibited Fireworks

Lamar Fire and Ambulance Service on Prohibited Fireworks

  The day of our great nation’s independence is almost upon us! With this we would like to recap what fireworks are permissible (and what are not). Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back, and fire them, you may be violating state statutes and city ordinances. Here is […]

 Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

 Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

ARVADA, Colo – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Grand Junction, Colo. with over 500 people in attendance throughout the event. To start the day off Tuesday, CCA hosted the fourth annual Ranching Legacy Symposium. This year’s symposium began with an industry […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

    Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Prowers Economic Prosperity for 2021, invited the audience attending the organization’s annual meeting this past Thursday, June 17th, and encouraged them and area residents in general, to take a more active role in moving economic growth forward in Prowers County. “Compare what the accomplishments of the past year […]

Lamar Airport Operating as Regional Facility

Lamar Airport Operating as Regional Facility

    Clear, blue skies and mild temperatures this past Saturday morning, June 19th, made a perfect moment to enjoy a free pancake breakfast, view various airplanes and watch the ribbon cutting for the dedication as the Lamar Municipal Airport is now officially recognized by the FAA as a regional facility. There have been changes […]

Lamar Repowering Project Ends with a Crash

Lamar Repowering Project Ends with a Crash

  “By the end of June, all of this should be completely leveled and cleared.” That’s the estimate from a Jackson Demolition employee this past Monday, June 7th.  The company had been hired late last year to take down the portions of the Lamar Repowering Project that would be parted out for re-purposing or sold […]