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Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Stay in Your Lane While Super Cruising

Two-lane Roads Present Hazards for Rural and Mountain Communities   (Colorado) – The winding scenic roads of southwest Colorado are both charming and hazardous. This is why Colorado State Patrol troopers are asking visitors and residents to respect the speed limit and familiarize themselves with common traits of two-lane roads in rural and mountain areas. […]

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

Lamar Council Okays Street Name Change, Liquor Permits

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 22-06-01 renaming South 11th Street to Thunder Drive to match the recent change of the Lamar High School’s mascot to Lamar Thunder during its June 13th meeting.  The street runs north/south connecting Savage Avenue to Yucca Drive.  The new, official mailing address for the high school will […]

Bill to Make Juneteenth a Colorado State Holiday Becomes Law

Bill to Make Juneteenth a Colorado State Holiday Becomes Law

  DENVER, CO – Governor Jared Polis signed landmark legislation championed by members of the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado to make Juneteenth a Colorado State Holiday. The bill, SB22-139, is sponsored by Senators James Coleman, D-Denver, and Janet Buckner, D-Aurora, as well as Representative Leslie Herod, D-Denver. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union Soldiers, led by Major General […]

CDOT Prepares for 2022 with the First DUI Enforcement Campaign

CDOT Prepares for 2022 with the First DUI Enforcement Campaign

    STATEWIDE — With the new year in full effect, the Colorado Department of Transportation asks Coloradans to put safety first when behind the wheel and to never drive impaired. CDOT, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies welcome 2022 with The Heat Is On Winter Blitz enforcement period from Jan. 14-17, holding […]

Another Year for Toys for Tots, Food for Families

Another Year for Toys for Tots, Food for Families

    Two or three cars at a time will drive up to the Toys for Tots headquarters on West Beech Street in Lamar and get in line to identify themselves to one of Darlene Lopez’s volunteers.  While they’re waiting for their name to be matched for a holiday gift bag which was sorted and […]

Toys for Tots – Ready to Wrap Up 2021

Toys for Tots – Ready to Wrap Up 2021

  Darlene Lopez and her crew of volunteers are preparing for the final stage of their annual task of collecting toys for tots for the Christmas season. Because Christmas falls on a Saturday this year, the pick-up date for 2021 will be Thursday, December 23rd at the Toys for Tots building at 500 West Beech […]

Colorado State Patrol Sends a Sobering Message This Holiday Season

Colorado State Patrol Sends a Sobering Message This Holiday Season

    Crash fatalities caused by impaired drivers are on the rise in Colorado   (COLORADO) – Drivers of all ages often feel vulnerable to drunk drivers and this concern only grows during the holiday season. Already in 2021, there have been over 220 deaths caused by impaired drivers in Colorado. That’s why Colonel Matthew […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Parade of Lights

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, 2020 Parade of Lights

    There have been some needed changes to the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. The parade will be held Friday, December 11th, starting at 6pm. There is no theme to this year’s parade. Entries can use their own imagination for the event. All entries should […]

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

  Toys and cash donations were accepted this past Friday, November 27th, by volunteers from the Colorado State Patrol and Lamar Port of Entry. Cruisers were parked on property owned by Tri County Ford adjacent to the Walmart parking lot this year between 8am to 4pm. “Donations were a little slow today, partly because of […]

Holly Commercial Club Starts Holiday Planning

Holly Commercial Club Starts Holiday Planning

  The Holly Commercial club met Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The Holly Town Council approved setting a visitor’s kiosk at Gateway Park and construction will begin once Rod Swisher and Jess get the necessary supplies. The Commercial Club is moving forward with holiday events, pending what pandemic sanctions and safeguards will be in effect. Work […]

COVID Impacts Annual Holiday Event

COVID Impacts Annual Holiday Event

  Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar is sad to announce there will be no Stockings for Soldiers campaign this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Military bases in the United States and overseas will be unable to accept the gift stocks this year for the holidays. The following as an update received by Peacock Funeral Home. […]

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state as the people head out to enjoy the final days of the summer travel season over Labor Day weekend. Whatever your final destination, please remember to wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your […]

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

    Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, provided the Lamar City Council with an update of some on-going projects during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, August 24th. The earlier meeting, scheduled for August 10th was cancelled and as such, the city sales tax revenue report was delayed to this current meeting. Kil said bids […]

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

  CDOT and BACtrack help Coloradans drink responsibly this Labor Day with 50% off breathalyzers STATEWIDE — As Coloradans prepare to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day weekend, statewide law enforcement officers are preparing for the Labor Day DUI enforcement period from Aug. 21 – Sept. 8. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), […]

Injury Crash in Bent County

Injury Crash in Bent County

  On Friday, July 3, 2020 at approximately 10:07 am, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Colorado 50 Highway 50, approximately 1 miles west of Las Animas. A bicycle, ridden by 58 year old Russell Holcomb of Las Animas, was westbound on Colorado Highway 50 in the westbound […]