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Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

Colorado Opportunity Zone Office Opening to Assist Investments in Communities

Colorado Opportunity Zone Office Opening to Assist Investments in Communities

Governor Polis Announces New Office to Help Colorado Communities Realize Opportunity Zone Investment -/- OEDIT and DOLA to support newly-established unit.   DENVER — Governor Jared Polis has announced the formation of a dedicated office within the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to cultivate active investment in Colorado’s 126 federally designated Opportunity […]

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

    Three community service awards were presented to Lamar citizens and three new directors for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce were introduced to the public at the 98th Annual Chamber Banquet, held Wednesday evening, January 30th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge #3898. However, the highlight of the evening was an unannounced award which was […]

Wind Turbines Output Fractionally Higher than 2017 Numbers

Wind Turbines Output Fractionally Higher than 2017 Numbers

  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told the Lamar Utilities Board, the wind turbine generation data for 2018 indicated that Lamar’s three turbines have generated 10,599.57 MWH’s of electricity, about 0.18% higher than what was produced in 2017. The turbines have an average capacity factor of 26.34% which is lower than last year […]

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

    Two public hearings were conducted for local Loaf ‘N Jug stores, #057 and #058 at 1107 South Main Street and 300 North Main Street in Lamar. Both stores requested a Liquor Permit Application for Modification of Premise for each operation to add more shelving and refrigeration to their respective locations.  The move follows […]

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing  Hemp

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing Hemp

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution during their final meeting of the year, December 20th, clarifying and amending the zoning regulations and adding new provisions regarding industrial hemp production and processing.  The commissioners stated the action was taken to clear up any potential misunderstanding between the moratorium the county imposed years ago […]

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

    The Granada Trustees approved two measures during their December 12th meeting to increase fees for large dump trucks and to prohibit trash dumping from outside the Granada School District.  The action was taken after considerable discussion meant to find ways to increase the life span of the current large pit at the landfill […]

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

    They’re gone! Construction workers, flag holders, earth moving machines, concrete trucks…all seemed to disappear as of late Friday, December 14th.  The last observed task was steam-blasting away the temporary road stripes at the north end of Main, around Loaf and Jug and putting down some new paint for lanes now that almost all […]

CCA Comments, "Congress Passes the 2018 Farm Bill"

CCA Comments, “Congress Passes the 2018 Farm Bill”

  On Wednesday, December 12, the House of Representatives passed the 2018 Farm Bill with a landslide of 369-47. This decision came on the heels of the Senate vote, which also passed the bill on Tuesday with an 87-13 margin. According to the Farm Bill: House Agriculture Committee’s website, the bill focuses on the nation’s […]

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

  Doug Carrigan, CEO of ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, attended the 15th Judicial Community Corrections Board meeting this past Monday, December 3rd in Lamar.  The organization discussed the make-up of the screening board and the criteria which will select the residents to be housed in the corrections facility being developed at the […]

Lamar Police - County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

Lamar Police – County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, multiple vehicle break-ins occurred in the Lamar area as well as surrounding areas of Prowers County. The vehicles that were broken into were unlocked with the exception of one.  These cases are currently under investigation by the Lamar Police Department as well as […]

Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

    The annual Toys for Tots/Food for Families holiday campaign is underway, headquartered this year at the new workshop at 500 West Beech Street. Collections and sorting of donated toys, old and new is now underway. As in year’s past, cash donations are always welcome and may be mailed to 1208 South 5th Street […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

        (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.  This […]

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

    This Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Memorial miniature is now available to the public for purchase. These are a representation of the larger memorial sculpture which will be erected at the permanent memorial Tribute site at the Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 just north of Lamar.  Funding from the sale of the miniatures will […]

After today, don't mail in your ballots

After today, don’t mail in your ballots

  DENVER, Oct. 29, 2018 — After today, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams is urging voters after today to drop off their ballots at a voting center or 24-hour drop box. That’s because postmarks don’t count — ballots must be in the hands of an election official by 7 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 6. […]