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Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

    The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the annexation of properties at 1408, 1412, 1412.5 and 1416 North Main Street in Lamar. This is an area of land formally known as Opel’s Pub as well as several adjacent buildings which have fallen into disrepair over the years. A public hearing was held by […]

Holly Electric Rates to Remain Unchanged

Holly Electric Rates to Remain Unchanged

    Holly Mayor, Calvin Melcher, cast the tie-breaking vote for Ordinance 530 to prevent the raising of rates and tariffs for municipal electric customers. The four to three split had Trustees Corey Stephens, Jacob Holdren and Joshua Reinert in favor and Larry Sitts, Anthony Moldenhauer and Rod Swisher opposed. The tie was ended with […]

Trooper Tips - “Older Drivers”

Trooper Tips – “Older Drivers”

  Driving is a feeling of freedom you get when you’re able to just travel wherever you wish. But, there may come a point in time when either you or someone close to you must make the decision to put the keys away and find another way to commute. Talking to an older person about […]

Welcome Rynlee, Newest Citizen for 2020 in Southeast Colorado

Welcome Rynlee, Newest Citizen for 2020 in Southeast Colorado

    Kolby and Kelsey Palmer of Lamar, Colorado have the unique distinction of becoming the newest parents in southeast Colorado for the year and for the new decade, 2020, with the birth of their daughter, Rynlee Mace Palmer with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Rynlee was born on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 12:13 in the […]

January Agency on Aging Council Meeting Set

January Agency on Aging Council Meeting Set

A meeting of the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council will be held on January 21st, Lamar Senior Opportunity Center, 407 East Olive, Lamar. Snacks 11:00 a.m., meeting to begin 11:30. Attend and participate in the exciting work the Advisory Council and Appointing County Commissioners of the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency […]

Early Christmas for Lamar Animal Shelter

Early Christmas for Lamar Animal Shelter

      Not many people would want a set of scales as a Christmas present, but Sarah McCloskey was happy to receive one this past Thursday, December 5th. It wasn’t for her, though. The Lamar Animal Medical Center presented a needed scale to the Lamar Animal Shelter after learning the shelter did not have […]

SHG Opens New Location in Eads

SHG Opens New Location in Eads

      Eads, December 5, 2019 – Southeast Health Group’s newest location in Eads began serving clients on Nov. 18, with Lindsey Barlow, the clinician for mental health services, providingindividual, group, and family therapy to clients of all ages. An open house will be held Dec. 16 from 2-4 p.m. The location offers case […]

Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

  Michael Tanner, Holly’s newly hired city administrator, attended his first Trustees meeting on Wednesday, December 4th and got right into the mix of an agenda that covered the town’s 2020 budget and mill levy, discussion of the need for a personnel policy manual, appointments to the ARPA board following the resignation of David Wilhite […]

Chamberlain in as New PMC Board Member

Chamberlain in as New PMC Board Member

    The Prowers Medical Center, Board of Directors, welcomed a new member, Jacob Chamberlain, during a special board meeting Monday evening, November 18th. Chamberlain is employed by Frontier Bank in Lamar as Assistance Vice President/Loan Officer. He replaces Steve Givan and will remain in that position until that term expires in May of next year. […]

Honkers Visit DaVinci Teeth Whitening by Brooke

Honkers Visit DaVinci Teeth Whitening by Brooke

    The Lamar Honkers recently paid a visit to welcome a new business service in Lamar, DaVinci Teeth Whitening, owned and operated by Brooke Palmer. The new enterprise is located at 313 South 5th Street, Suite 7 and can accommodate most schedules, available most evenings as well as weekends. Call for an appointment at […]

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

    The Lamar City Council took steps to help improve a problem with groundwater infiltration in the area of Rancher’s Lift Station behind Rancher’s Supply on East Olive Street in Lamar. Groundwater (inflow and infiltration) is entering the sewer system negatively impacting the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The excess groundwater affects electricity costs, unnecessary […]

DoLA Grants $4.3M for Affordable Housing in Colorado: Includes Ft Lyon

DoLA Grants $4.3M for Affordable Housing in Colorado: Includes Ft Lyon

      Denver, CO – October 28, 2019 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs’ (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH) has awarded $4.3M through the Colorado State Housing Board in October to address Colorado’s affordable housing needs, and has won a national award for serving people who are homeless. DOLA granted The Rivermaze Cooperative […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

    The Lamar Police Department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription medications are not used in an […]

Trooper Tips - What to do if you’re in A Crash

Trooper Tips – What to do if you’re in A Crash

    At one time or another most of us have found ourselves in a bad situation that we have never experienced before; so what do you do in those situations?   Keeping calm and safe is the best advice I have for you. So, if you ever experience a crash try to keep calm.  Check […]

Playground Closer to Completion

Playground Closer to Completion

    The Nature Play area on the western side of Willow Creek Park is almost ready for kids to enjoy and test their skills. In some ways it’s similar to other playground ‘jungle gyms’ or ‘monkey bars’ that were developed as early as the 1920s and used by several generations of kids. The road leading […]