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PMC Auxiliary: The Few Who Aid Many

PMC Auxiliary: The Few Who Aid Many

    Members of the Prowers Medical Center Auxiliary were on hand at this year’s annual Heritage Snow Goose Festival vendor’s sale at the Department of Wildlife offices on Highway 287. The Auxiliary has several dozen members and ten or so volunteer their time to keep the hospital gift shop open Monday through Friday from […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Mackey Realty and Galaxy Gallery and RC Media

Lamar Honkers Visit Mackey Realty and Galaxy Gallery and RC Media

  The Lamar Chamber Honkers paid a visit to new business ventures in Lamar recently, Mackey Realty located in the Village Shopping Center and Galaxy Gallery and RC Media at 108 North Main Street in Lamar. The second visit of the day was to Galaxy Gallery and RCM Consulting and Consignment at 108 North Main […]

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

Granada Moving Forward with Water Tank Grant

Granada Moving Forward with Water Tank Grant

    Granada Trustees and Mayor Glenn Otto discussed an application for a DoLA water grant to fund a new water tank for the town. Otto has been in talks with a representative from the GMS engineering firm which alternated between a new water main system for Granada and a new water tank.  Otto suggested […]

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

    Ordinance 2019-1 regulating control of public parks, land and facilities in the county was approved on second reading by the Prowers County Commissioners during their February 12th meeting. ‘Open Space’ as defined in the ordinance includes any park, public lands or facilities that Prowers County owns in fee: and all trails, waters, buildings, […]

LUB Restocking Parts, Wind Turbine Repairs Underway

LUB Restocking Parts, Wind Turbine Repairs Underway

  The Lamar Utility Board approved a lease agreement with Prowers County for the installation of Advanced Media Infrastructure (AMI) metering antennae and a base station at the Carlton Tower. The $3,000 fee is automatically renewable each year. The Board also approved the purchase of several groups of poles to replace its inventory including 40 […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]

Colorado Opportunity Zone Office Opening to Assist Investments in Communities

Colorado Opportunity Zone Office Opening to Assist Investments in Communities

Governor Polis Announces New Office to Help Colorado Communities Realize Opportunity Zone Investment -/- OEDIT and DOLA to support newly-established unit.   DENVER — Governor Jared Polis has announced the formation of a dedicated office within the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to cultivate active investment in Colorado’s 126 federally designated Opportunity […]

City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

  The City of Lamar is seeking two $600,000 grants, one from a Community Development Block Grant and another from the Department of Local Affairs to help complete a storm water drainage improvement project. A $78,000 cash match from the city will bring the total cost of the project to $1,278,000.  The cash match has […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Takes a Drop for 2019

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Takes a Drop for 2019

    Sales Tax Revenues for the City of Lamar are down for December sales collected in January 2019. City Sales Tax is off 14.95% for a drop of $63,171 comparing 2019 to 2018.  Collections for 2019 are at $359,434.37 compared to 2018 at $422,605.84.  Use Tax collections are also down by 61.59% for a […]

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

  The weatherman cooperated for the High Plains Snow Goose Festival this past weekend in Lamar and portions of southeast Colorado. While the breeze picked up during the late afternoons and evenings, the days were crisp and mostly sunny for those attending the 17th annual Festival. Birding enthusiasts selected from a list of options on […]

Training / Drill at Prowers Medical Center

Training / Drill at Prowers Medical Center

  (Lamar, CO) February 8, 2019 – Team Members at Prowers Medical Center in coordination with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting emergency preparedness training on Friday, February 15, 2019. The training exercise is not open to the general public. This notification is being provided to alert the community that the exercise is […]

LCC Hosting 3rd Annual SCALE in Lamar

LCC Hosting 3rd Annual SCALE in Lamar

    Several dozen area farmers and ranchers, coupled with about a dozen ag-oriented exhibitors attended the second annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center on Friday, February 8th. The expo featured former Colorado Ag Commissioner, Don Brown, as the main speaker at 12:30 at the Wellness Center. […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 2”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 2”

  Last month I talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We now need to start looking at the causes of these crashes.  Each of them had a different reason for the crash, but each one did have one thing in common; […]

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

    The Holly Trustees hired the services of consultant Steve Rabe of Canon City to search for a new town administrator for the community. Rabe will be engaged for special projects, duties and assignments, as determined by the Holly mayor under the agreement while the search for a permanent replacement is underway.  The contract […]