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Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

  Since the City of Lamar helped fund a feasibility study with SECED last year for building a motel within the city limits, the council has been speaking with potential developers on the cost and what type of financial incentives could be brought into play. The council expanded on that note this past Monday, January […]

Jena Griswold Sworn in as Colorado's 39th Secretary of State

Jena Griswold Sworn in as Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State

  DENVER, Jan. 8, 2019 —  Jena Griswold was sworn in as Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State. Griswold grew up in Estes Park, Colorado in a working-class family. She was the first person in her family to go to a four-year college and then on to law school. “I am honored to serve the people […]

Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

    The Granada Trustees decided to pursue a grant application to finance water main improvements in the community during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, January 9th.  This project was researched by the Trustees in June 2016, working with the GMS engineering firm from Colorado Springs.  Mayor Glenn Otto was contacted by David Frisch from the […]

Reorganization Meeting Held for Prowers County Officials

Reorganization Meeting Held for Prowers County Officials

  Various annual housekeeping procedures occurred at the Prowers County Courthouse this past Tuesday, January 8th as well as swearing-in ceremonies for those elected officials who were returned to office following the November General Election. Judge Stanley Brinkley administered the oath of office to these elected officials Tuesday afternoon: Lane Porter as Prowers County Court […]

January 2019 CSP Trooper Tips -  “A Call to Action”

January 2019 CSP Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action”

    Over the 2018 holiday season this year, Colorado had a wakeup call. Starting Christmas Eve, and continuing through the next 72 hours, Colorado lost a total of 9 lives in 7 crashes.  Those killed ranged from teenagers all the way to grandparents.  The news talked about the loss of lives, people talked about […]

Council Discusses Lamar Housing Status - Growth Potential

Council Discusses Lamar Housing Status – Growth Potential

    The Lamar City Council opened discussions on developing construction for new houses in the city during their January 7th work session.  Available and affordable housing has a direct bearing on business development in Lamar, a point of discussion that has been addressed on numerable occasions by a variety of municipal and civic organizations […]

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

    January 7, 2019  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” […]

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

  2019 began with the finalization of the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park project, the three large umbrella-type coverings that will offer shade protection from the sun and the elements for future visitors. The last segment of the project was completed on Friday, January 4th.   The Lamar City Council had approved the purchase earlier […]

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

  2017 Offered More Moisture in S.E. Colorado   New Year’s Day of 2018 started out on the chilly side, especially across southeastern Colorado, however the rest of January of 2018 was mainly warm and dry across much of South Central and Southeast Colorado. A few weather systems and associated cold fronts did move across […]

Bent County SO and CBI Investigate Homicide

Bent County SO and CBI Investigate Homicide

        (January 3, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—The Bent County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is investigating the alleged homicide of a Las Animas man on Thursday, January 3, 2019. Bent County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a home in the 400 block of Locust Avenue in Las […]

Holly Trustees Receive ARPA Update

Holly Trustees Receive ARPA Update

    Rick Rigel, General Manager of the Arkansas River Power Authority, (ARPA) briefed the Holly Trustees on the organization’s latest efforts for negotiating a bond sale to Tri State G & T during the Trustees’ first meeting of 2019, held this past Wednesday, January 2nd. “It’s been almost a year since ARPA and Tri-State […]

Holly Commercial Club Anticipates News for 2019 ‘Pedal the Plains’ Event

Holly Commercial Club Anticipates News for 2019 ‘Pedal the Plains’ Event

  Holly is unofficially one of three communities in southeast Colorado that will be included in the annual Pedal the Plains bike-riding event that is set this year for September 13-15th.  The specific announcement about this year’s course, that involves an estimated 1,000 bike riders, will be held on January 19th in Denver.  Lamar was […]

2018 Year in Review - December

2018 Year in Review – December

    Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019 The Lamar Utilities Board took two steps during their final meet of the year, December 11th, to reduce utility rates to electricity customers.   Board members approved Resolution 18-12-03, adopting a modification to the Charter Appropriation Adjustment Tariff and approved a 2019 Electric Cost […]

2018 Year in Review - November

2018 Year in Review – November

      Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat 4,002 votes were cast on November 6th concerning Prowers County Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed county tax increase to generate additional revenues for the ambulance service in and around Prowers County. The measure was defeated 2,102 against to 1,900 in favor.  Had it passed, it was estimated […]

2018 Year in Review October

2018 Year in Review October

      New K9 on Patrol in Lamar Spark, the latest addition to the Lamar Police Department, has been on the job with her handler, Officer Thomas Campbell since the beginning of the month. She’s identified drug contraband as recently as the 15th of this month during a search. Spark is a two year […]