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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 […]

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.  […]

Rural Action Project Holding Community Goal Meetings

Rural Action Project Holding Community Goal Meetings

    If you had $5,000 to spend on improvements to the Lamar community, what would you suggest?  Representatives from the Rural Action Project, Michaela Mattes and Stephen Lauer will host several meetings in February and March at the Vaquero Building on the southern edge of the Prowers County Fairgrounds to hear your suggestions. Lamar […]

The License Comes before the Chicken OR the Egg

The License Comes before the Chicken OR the Egg

  With the rising prices on eggs, the City of Lamar/Lamar Police Department understands more Lamar residents will be inclined to purchase chickens for the production of eggs. We would like to remind citizens that they are allowed to keep chickens within city limits only by obtaining a chicken license first.  Failure to obtain a license […]

CO Summary Details at Least 91 Fatal Domestic Violence-related Deaths in 2021

CO Summary Details at Least 91 Fatal Domestic Violence-related Deaths in 2021

Jan. 6, 2023 (DENVER) — At least 91 people died in Colorado in 2021 in domestic violence-related incidents, according to a report from the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board that the Attorney General’s Office released today. At least 45 of those who died were victims killed by their intimate partners, 14 were collateral victims, and 32 […]

CPW Avian Influenza Update

CPW Avian Influenza Update

Early Colorado Cases This strain of HPAI was first confirmed in wild geese in Northeast Colorado in March of 2022. From March through November 2022, HPAI mortalities were documented in a number of raptors, waterfowl, and vultures in numerous locations throughout the state. Most reports were of limited mortalities involving individual birds or small numbers […]

Bright Side Nutrition Grand Opening in Lamar

Bright Side Nutrition Grand Opening in Lamar

The Grand Opening for Bright Side Nutrition, a new, daily healthy spot in Lamar, Colorado at 111 West Elm Street, was held this past Saturday, December 31st, 2022, from 8am-4pm. There were fun specials, yummy treats, raffles, good vibes, and so much more. Bright Side offers over 60 different nutritious and delicious protein shakes filled […]

Colorado Work-Related Fatalities Increased in 2021

Colorado Work-Related Fatalities Increased in 2021

  (DENVER) – The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)’s Office of Labor Market Information (LMI), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), revealed that Colorado had 96 work-related fatalities in 2021. Nationally, a total of […]

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE - National Weather Service Pueblo CO

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO

  WIND CHILL WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING   This alert pertains to regions of southeast Colorado including the six counties in the immediate region. * WHAT…Dangerously cold wind chills possible. Wind chills as low as 45 below zero. * WHERE… The I-25 corridor and the eastern plains. * WHEN…From Wednesday evening […]

USDA Confirms Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Game Bird Operation In Prowers County

USDA Confirms Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Game Bird Operation In Prowers County

  Lamar, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) has confirmed the detection of Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus in a commercial game bird operation in Prowers County. Avian influenza does not present a food safety risk; poultry and eggs are safe to eat when handled and cooked […]

In Prowers County, Colorado, Community Level is High for COVID-19

In Prowers County, Colorado, Community Level is High for COVID-19

  As of Thursday, November 24th, the COVID-19 Ranking for Prowers County was High according to the Center for Disease Control and CDPHE.  This is an increase from Medium from November 16th. Other counties rated as high are Kiowa and Otero, while Bent and Las Animas counties are Medium and Baca County is listed as […]

Community Resource Center’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days Conference 2023 Set for La Junta

Community Resource Center’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days Conference 2023 Set for La Junta

    LA JUNTA, Colorado – Community Resource Center’s 2023 Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days conference will be hosted in Otero County from September 12-14, 2023. The City of La Junta will be the home base of the conference along with programming in various communities throughout Otero County over the three-day event. This announcement comes after Otero County […]

Zonta Club of Prowers County Observes Annual Awareness Campaign

Zonta Club of Prowers County Observes Annual Awareness Campaign

    The Zonta Club of Prowers County recently introduced a proclamation to the Lamar City Council, declaring the 16 days between International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women on November 25 and International Human Rights Day on December 10 as the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. The Proclamation reads in part, ‘During […]

Lamar Utilities Board Finds Lower Cost Equipment Source

Lamar Utilities Board Finds Lower Cost Equipment Source

    Lamar Utility Board members ratified an earlier vote to cancel an agreement with one equipment provider when an earlier contract was bumped up due to rising production costs.  During its November 15th meeting, the board ratified a motion to cancel an order for pole mount and pad mount transformers with Stuart Irby and […]