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City of Lamar Administrator Candidate's List Narrows

City of Lamar Administrator Candidate’s List Narrows

  LAMAR, CO (September 21, 2021) – Continuing its search that began earlier this Summer, the City of Lamar has narrowed the field for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council will be hosting a public meet and greet with the Candidates […]

November General Election Information

November General Election Information

      November 2, 2021 Coordinated Election will be an all mail-in ballot delivery.   Ballots will be mailed to all actively registered electors the week of October 11 – 15, 2021. How do I return my ballot? After receiving your ballot in the mail, you may vote and return it in the return envelope […]

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

  A special event permit for a beer garden requested by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Lamar City Council on Monday, September 13th, for the annual Oktoberfest event, set for October 2nd.  The beer garden will run from 10am to 11pm and be staffed by TIP certified hosts.  A public hearing […]

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

  The settings at the Prowers County Fairgrounds were familiar to anyone who had attended past Tri-State 9/11 Tributes; the grandstands, the speakers, the Hall of Honor… but this year’s event held a particular poignant atmosphere given that it was highlighted by a call of national and personal reflection with the measurement of 20 years […]

Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

  Lamar Legacy Assisted Living will be celebrating National Assisted Living week September 12-September 18, 2021.  The dates for Assisted Living week are no coincidence.  The second Sunday in September is Grandparents Day, which is the kickoff to National Assisted Living Week.  Lamar Legacy has a full schedule of activities planned for the residents and […]

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

  On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of […]

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Divers recovered a body from deep in a pond behind the dam at the Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area late Thursday night, ending a four-day search for a missing camper. Colorado Parks and Wildlife initiated a search-and-rescue Monday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of Lamar in far […]

Twenty-Six Centennial Farms & Ranches Recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and History Colorado

Twenty-Six Centennial Farms & Ranches Recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and History Colorado

    629 families have now been recognized by the program, which celebrates the powerful history of those who have sustained working farms and ranches for more than 100 years. Twenty-six Colorado families that have owned and operated their farms and ranches for 100 years or more were honored at the 35th annual Centennial Farms […]

Election Information from Jana Coen, Prowers County Clerk and Recorder

Election Information from Jana Coen, Prowers County Clerk and Recorder

  ELECTION NEWS: Is your registration up to date? Is your address correct or did you add a PO Box, had a name change, want to change your party affiliation? If you are not sure about your voter registration information, check it at www.govotecolorado.gov, contact the County Clerk’s Office at election@prowerscounty.net or call 719-336-8011 for […]

BNSF Work Will Require Two-day Closure of US 287 in Lamar

BNSF Work Will Require Two-day Closure of US 287 in Lamar

    Lamar — Colorado Department of Transportation will close US 287, between Hickory Street and Beech Street in Lamar, on Sept. 12 and 13 for BSNF to replace tracks at the railroad crossing. BSNF will also be installing new concrete slabs at the crossing, which is required work in order for CDOT to complete […]

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

    The Union Pacific, “Big Boy” 1941 train engine, #4014, is making the rounds throughout the southwest, including stops for Kit Carson, Hugo and Deer Trail on Sunday, September 5th. If you’re a train enthusiast, you need to view this last of its kind locomotive, capable of hauling major loads up steep, mountainous tracks […]

Feathers Takes a Third in State Fair Parade

Feathers Takes a Third in State Fair Parade

    Feathers, the world’s largest goose decoy and mascot of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honker’s turned heads once again during this past Saturday’s State Fair Parade in Pueblo. The Honkers came home with the bronze, awarded with 3rd Place by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce judges in the Commercial Category.  This year’s theme […]

Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set to Honor Active Military, First Responders, and Veterans

Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set to Honor Active Military, First Responders, and Veterans

  LAMAR, Colorado — The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute, honoring active military, first responders, and veterans, will take place on September 11, 2021, from 10 am to 11 am for the parade and then from 11 am to 6 pm at the Prowers County Fairgrounds in Lamar, Colorado. The event is the brainchild of Doug Harbour, […]

Mesa County Election Equipment Hard Drive Images were Publicly Posted

Mesa County Election Equipment Hard Drive Images were Publicly Posted

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office and DHS Confirms Posting does not Heighten Risk to State or Nation’s Elections DENVER, Colo- The Colorado Department of State has been alerted to and confirmed the release of two hard drive images from Mesa County election servers by election conspiracy theorists. While the investigation is ongoing, it appears these […]

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

        The City of Lamar will have to wait a longer period until a new city administrator is selected.  Mayor Kirk Crespin reiterated his remarks from an earlier facebook update that no candidate was chosen from the short list of two who visited Lamar recently.  During the Monday evening council meeting on […]