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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, […]

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

    Advanced Treatment Center at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar, owned by Doug Carrigan, held a by-invitation open house for those associated with the corrections program in Lamar and Prowers County this past Wednesday, September 11th.  The Lamar facility, which opened in late spring, is one of four Advanced Treatment Centers with others […]

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

      There was good parade weather this past Saturday, September 7th ,sunny and cooler than usual, as the floats and entries lined the route beginning from Beech Streets and then along South 6th Street in Lamar. Just prior to the 10am start, small American flags were handed out to the crowds and shortly […]

Construction Around Lamar

Construction Around Lamar

    Several construction projects are becoming visible around Lamar including a facelift to the former Bettiann’s gift shop at 112 South Main Street in Lamar. Interior work has also been in progress through the past year, using some funding from the Lamar Redevelopment Authority. Current owner, Haley May Rhodes requested $10,000 to offset the […]

Lamar Train Depot Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Lamar Train Depot Listed in the National Register of Historic Places

    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was officially listed on July 19th, 2019. The process to register the historic building has taken over a year through a nomination form that was submitted through efforts of the Lamar Historic […]

Reed Selected as New Prowers County Coroner

Reed Selected as New Prowers County Coroner

    Dave Reed, a former officer with the Lamar Police Department, was selected by the Prowers County Commissioners to become the county’s new coroner. Reed, with his wife Heather looking on, took his oath of office from Judge Stan Brinkley Tuesday afternoon, August 20th,  at the Prowers County Courthouse. “We had eight applicants for […]

Colorado Employment Situation - July 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,787,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,700 and government increased 1,500. June estimates were revised up to 2,779,800, and the over the month change from May to June was an […]

Lamar Middle School/Lamar High School Class Schedule for all Classes to be Held at Lamar Middle School

Lamar Middle School/Lamar High School Class Schedule for all Classes to be Held at Lamar Middle School

  This schedule is being implemented because construction at the high school will NOT BE COMPLETED before the scheduled first day of school for all students. As of Wednesday, August 7th, we are notifying parents through our Alert System of our plan for the start of the school year.  Information will also be available on […]

Prowers Medical Center – Celebrating a Life and Those Who Saved It

Prowers Medical Center – Celebrating a Life and Those Who Saved It

    Like most parties, there was cake and punch, gifts, and of course, lots of photos to capture important moments. But this was no ordinary celebration. Ten-year-old Garrett Miller was the guest of honor at a get-together at Prowers Medical Center on July 22, and the attendees were many of the medical providers who […]

July 19th was Light Plant Peak Energy Demand

July 19th was Light Plant Peak Energy Demand

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh presented the board with the June, 2019 financial report showing few significant changes to the balance sheet with cash down $81,026 from May and accounts receivable increased by $158,047. He attributed a portion of the decline to a cooler than expected June and lower irrigation usage. Despite the […]

Seats on Lamar City Council Opening for Candidates

Seats on Lamar City Council Opening for Candidates

  The Lamar City Council will have either several new members, or at least one, following the November 5, 2019 coordinated election. Current Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, has indicated that he will not run for re-election. However, Kirk Crespin, councilman from Ward 1 has stated he will run for that seat, leaving his position open […]