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Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Colorado’s 2020 Census Total Response Rate Exceeds 84%    Denver, CO – Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census. Data collection is scheduled to end on September 30 and the Census Bureau is encouraging all Coloradans to respond today.    “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, […]

Atty Gen Weiser Announces $5M Funding for SE CO Housing Project

Atty Gen Weiser Announces $5M Funding for SE CO Housing Project

  Southeastern Colorado community colleges get a $5 million boost from Attorney General’s Office to revitalize rural housing, support trades programs Aug. 26, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)— Communities in Southeast Colorado have long faced challenges with blighted housing and shortages on available housing stock. This housing shortage is largely due to the age of houses and […]

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 […]

Granada Trustees Briefed on Housing Survey

Granada Trustees Briefed on Housing Survey

    Cheryl Sanchez, Director of Prowers Economic Prosperity, Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, sounded out the Granada Trustees ideas on how their organizations could assist in a housing development plan for the community. The Trustees have been approached by Emerald Management for potential housing construction in Granada, given that two […]

Trustees Working to Develop New Housing in Granada

Trustees Working to Develop New Housing in Granada

Lengthy discussion was held by the Granada Trustees during their July 8th meeting on a need for surveyed roads and property in town based on potential future business developments in the community as well as a small housing project. The Trustees held a workshop on July 6th with a developer as well as SECED Executive […]

Lamar Stands to Receive $5M from State A.G. for Housing Rehab Project

Lamar Stands to Receive $5M from State A.G. for Housing Rehab Project

  The City of Lamar stands to receive $5 million from the state Attorney General’s office which will be used to either demolish or upgrade as many as 133 housing units within the city limits. City Administrator, Steve Kil, and Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Lamar Community College, provided details to the Prowers Economic Prosperity […]

City Council Notes Easing of COVID Requirements

City Council Notes Easing of COVID Requirements

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, began the June 7th city council meeting noting that the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool, after some long deliberations, would be open to the public on Monday, June 15th. “We’ve hired lifeguards that are undergoing training in Holly so they’ll be ready to go along with the concession stands, the pool […]

CSU Extension Notes:  Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

CSU Extension Notes: Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

  When you have had a loss of income, it can be devastating. Now you face some very difficult financial decisions when your paychecks stop coming and you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses. Spending habits must change when income is reduced and prioritizing needs vs wants is going […]

NOTICE- Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and 15th Judicial District: Baca-Cheyenne-Kiowa-Prowers County

NOTICE- Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and 15th Judicial District: Baca-Cheyenne-Kiowa-Prowers County

  Except for matters concerning public safety as listed below, all appearances set on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – Friday, May 1, 2020 are VACATED & CONTINUED These matters will be rescheduled, either by written notice or by telephone.   Only the follow essential services will be provided:   Petitions for temporary civil protection orders […]

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 20-03-01 for a new residential development and construction incentive program during its March 9th meeting. This follows a March 2nd work session at which time the program to help promote new home construction and new residential developments was discussed. The resolution authorizes a one-year incentive program featuring […]

Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

    The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the annexation of properties at 1408, 1412, 1412.5 and 1416 North Main Street in Lamar. This is an area of land formally known as Opel’s Pub as well as several adjacent buildings which have fallen into disrepair over the years. A public hearing was held by […]

Lamar Council Notes Pedal the Plains Attendance Size, Sets Administrator Recruitment in Motion

Lamar Council Notes Pedal the Plains Attendance Size, Sets Administrator Recruitment in Motion

  The bikes are coming, and with them and their riders presenting the need for parking space in Lamar during the Pedal the Plains event September 13-15th. The organizing group received council permission to expand the originally approved parking area for RV’s for overnight camping on Park Street.  Because of increased reservations, the organizers are […]

Several Derelict Properties in Lamar Noted for Action

Several Derelict Properties in Lamar Noted for Action

    The City of Lamar has, for several years, moved through legalities and red tape in an attempt to either demolish houses and buildings in Lamar which are considered eye-sores, blight to their surroundings, or have been abandoned or could at least be cleaned and repurposed. City Administrator, John Sutherland, provided the city council […]

Hans Friederichs Selected as Construction Trades Faculty at Lamar Community College

Hans Friederichs Selected as Construction Trades Faculty at Lamar Community College

    (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College is excited to announce the hire of Hans Friederichs as the new Construction Trades faculty member at Lamar Community College for the upcoming school year. “Mr. Friederichs comes with a lot of experience in construction, and he is continuing the work of creating a state-of-the-art Construction Trades […]

Residents Weigh-In on Business Preferences in Brownfield Open House

Residents Weigh-In on Business Preferences in Brownfield Open House

  If your paint brush was economic development what kind of picture of Lamar’s downtown area would you create? Local residents were provided an opportunity, Monday, May 6th, to weigh-in on what type of business development they thought would have the most beneficial impact to the retail and service sector of Lamar. Keely Marsik, representing […]