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Lamar Chamber of Commerce Hosts 103rd Annual Banquet

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Hosts 103rd Annual Banquet

  The 2023 Lamar Chamber of Commerce annual banquet highlighted the community service and economic efforts of individuals and businesses in the local community. County Commissioner, Ron Cook was presented with the Citizen of the Year Award for his on-going support of community activities including his 26 years of work with popular car shows for […]

2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival

2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival

  Alison Kondler is this year’s keynote speaker for the 2023 Snow Goose Festival in Lamar.  Kondler is a Denver-based Audubon Master Birder, a naturalist who offers a level of comedy to her lectures.  Website followers can access her at Birdingbyear.com. Her presentation will be held on Saturday, February 4th at the Lamar High School […]

Lower Corn Production Nationwide

Lower Corn Production Nationwide

    The following is a brief analysis by Krista Swanson, the lead economist for the National Corn Growers Association.   The United States Department of Agriculture released the January World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report yesterday. The expected reductions in use were met with notable changes to U.S. production that resulted in lower-than-expected ending […]

Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

    Plans to bring the soccer field at Escondido Park up to league status continues with construction on benches and score boards at the site off North 13th Street in Lamar. Lamar Community College and the City of Lamar collaborated on the project as the college began to develop a full-fledged soccer team and […]

745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

      Most roadway deaths since 1981   STATEWIDE — In 2022, Colorado lost 745 lives to traffic fatalities, the most roadway deaths in the state since 1981, according to preliminary data. This is a 57% increase from just 10 years ago and includes a record number of pedestrians and motorcyclists. Today, CDOT, Colorado […]

CPW Seeks Public Comment on Southeast Region Pronghorn Herd Management Plans

CPW Seeks Public Comment on Southeast Region Pronghorn Herd Management Plans

  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Public input is being sought by Colorado Parks and Wildlife about how it intends to manage 11 pronghorn herds across its Southeast Region over the next 10 years. CPW staff has spent months drafting proposed management plans for the pronghorn herds that extend from Leadville down the Arkansas River valley […]

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

  Lots of vehicles pass through Lamar every day, but residents are going to look twice at the type and number of vehicles that stop in town for a lunch break on Saturday, July 1st.  Lamar is one leg of a 2,300-mile Hemming’s Great Race spanning the miles between St. Augustine, Florida on June 24th […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge BOR to Allocate Additional Funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge BOR to Allocate Additional Funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

      Washington, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper urged the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to consider allocating additional funding from the recent omnibus funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) or the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC). The AVC is a planned 130-mile water-delivery […]

2023 Farm Bill Decision Webinar

2023 Farm Bill Decision Webinar

    The March 15th deadline for farmers to make their ARC/PLC decisions for the 2023 crop year is fast approaching. In an effort to provide growers with the most up to date information needed to make this important decision, CSU Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency have teamed up to conduct a Farm Bill […]

Lamar Utilities Board Adopts New Resolution on Net Metering

Lamar Utilities Board Adopts New Resolution on Net Metering

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the board of a recent development pertaining to a resolution the board adopted on March 9, 2010 for Resolution No. 10-03-02 which was based on the number of meters, not the number of customers of Lamar Light and Power.  Colorado House Bill 08-1160 was approved in […]

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

    RB Colorado, LLC and the City of Lamar continue to work toward the beginning of an Arby’s fast-food franchise for 1102 North Main Street.  The Lamar City Council granted the corporation a 4th, 90-day extension on the contract during its January 23rd meeting, which will now expire on April 13th of this year.  […]

PEP Hosts State and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives

PEP Hosts State and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives

  Tiffany Garcia, Business Outreach Specialist for the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Don Yoxsimer, Client Consultant for the Lamar Workforce Center, presented an overview for the Prowers Economic Prosperity board on the programs available to assist businesses and employees in the Prowers County Region. “We have the ability to help workers to repurpose […]

Rotarian George Gotto, Honored for his Special Service

Rotarian George Gotto, Honored for his Special Service

  The Lamar Rotary Club held a very special program this past Thursday, January 19th to honor long-time Rotarian, George Gotto, as he recapped his thoughts on 39 years of vocational service as Santa Claus to Lamar and Prowers County. Gotto began his role as Santa in 1984, usually just donning his seasonal suit for […]

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022

  8,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in December Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.3%   Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.3 percent. The number of unemployed individuals dropped by 6,700 over the same time period to 106,700. Colorado’s unemployment rate has ranged […]

Brooke Thompson Named Good Citizen for Wiley High School

Brooke Thompson Named Good Citizen for Wiley High School

  Brooke Thompson, daughter of Dean and Amber Thompson, is the Good Citizen from Wiley High School. Brooke is a member of the NHS (National Honor Society), has received Academic Letter all years of high school. Beginning in 2021 Brooke became a member of FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) which ultimately prepared her for the […]