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Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

    Manual Tamez and Joe Gonzales attended their first Lamar Council informal breakfast as new members this past Wednesday, December 4th, as well as Kirk Crespin as newly elected mayor. The council has recently made an effort to engage residents in the monthly meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at rotating […]

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel is employing a marketing firm, VistaWorks to help increase overnight visitors to the county by highlighting year-round attractions beyond one-time, annual events. To help clarity the practice, the Lodging Panel is mailing past and future recipients with a letter that addresses the new policy which states, “Dear […]

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

  WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In 2013, the irrigation survey […]

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

  Two Lamar City Council meetings were held Monday, November 11th. The first, conducted by the outgoing council detailed the city sales and use tax report and accepted a 25th Anniversary Plaque presented to the City by the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association. In closing remarks regarding his municipal service, Mayor Roger Stagner offered thanks to […]

Holly Trustees Hire New Administrator

Holly Trustees Hire New Administrator

    Michael Tanner, who hails from Arkansas, accepted the offered position of administrator for the Town of Holly following final discussions among the Trustees and interim administrator, Steve Rabe who oversaw the search and hiring process. Rabe said Tanner will be in Holly on Tuesday, November 12th to begin his duties during the Trustees […]

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Kirk Crespin was elected Mayor of Lamar following Tuesday’s general election on November 5th. The vote was 1,046 defeating his challenger, fellow city councilman, Bev Haggard who had 699 votes for the office. Crespin will take his oath of office on Monday, November 11th during two city council meetings. Current Mayor Roger Stagner, who opted […]

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

(UPDATE) Kiowa County Pursuit, October 31, 2019

  On Thursday, October 31, 2019, at approximately 08:50 hours, Deputy Stump, of the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make contact with a vehicle for travelling at 121 mph in a posted 65 mph zone. The vehicle was southbound on highway 287 south of Eads. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit was […]

Police Chase Ends in Crash

Police Chase Ends in Crash

    Details are still sketchy regarding a high speed police chase at around 9:30am Thursday morning, October 31st, which ended with the alleged suspect’s car apparently clipping the southwest corner of the Thai Spicy Basil Restaurant on North Main Street in Lamar and stopping after hitting a metal power pole just feet away on […]

Last Minute Election Information, Deadline for Voting is Nearing

Last Minute Election Information, Deadline for Voting is Nearing

Media Information   ELECTION NEWS: Have you returned your voted ballot back to the County Clerk’s Office? The sooner you return your voted ballot back the sooner we can release our election night results.   Make sure you have postage on your return ballot when mailing it through the USPS! Sign the back of your […]

Colorado Employment Situation - September 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2019

  Nonfarm payroll jobs in Colorado decreased by 1,900 from August to September to 2,789,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Government decreased by 1,200 payroll jobs and the private sector declined by 700. This is the first over the month decline since September 2018. August estimates were revised down to 2,791,000, and […]

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

  LAMAR, October 10, 2019 – As of Friday, October 4, 2019, Gateway Safety Flare (GSF) of Lamar announced that it has completed the sale of its Lamar business interests to Orion Safety Products. Orion Safety Products, a leader in safety flare and emergency signaling devices, has facilities in Maryland, Indiana and Pennsylvania. GSF owners […]

CSP Investigates Injury Crash near Wiley

CSP Investigates Injury Crash near Wiley

  On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (corrected date) at approximately 6:00 PM, the Colorado State Patrol investigated a 2-vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy 287 at Prowers County Rd. NN near Wiley, Colorado. A 1996 GMC Yukon, driven by 53 year old Barry Mullins of Wiley, CO, and a 2009 Kenworth semi driven by 50 […]

Weapons and Drugs Netted in Arrest

Weapons and Drugs Netted in Arrest

  On Saturday, September 28, 2019 officers of the Lamar Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 100 block of W. Grant St. Lamar for a traffic violation. K9 Spark was utilized and indicated a positive alert for narcotics in the vehicle. The driver, identified as Christopher Payne, age 25 of […]

Colorado Employment Situation - August 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 9,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,799,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,300 and government increased 3,700. July estimates were revised up to 2,790,600, and the over the month change from June to July was […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]