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Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

    The Lamar City Council approved a modification of the incentive package for BriMark Buildings Construction, LLC for the Cobblestone Hotel Development project during their September 27th meeting.  Their attorneys had requested a change from the City and Redevelopment Authority Board regarding the Substantial Completion Date clause, as long as the owner is in […]

Election Information and Timeline

Election Information and Timeline

  If you have moved and didn’t update your voter registration you could be inactive at this time. Inactive voters will not automatically get a ballot in the mail for this election. Please call the County Clerk’s Office for election information regarding your voting status or go on line to: www.govotecolorado.gov for more information.   […]

Meeting with the Mayor:  Advisory Board for Public Safety

Meeting with the Mayor:  Advisory Board for Public Safety

    From time to time, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin and The Prowers Journal will get together to discuss and review developments of interest to Lamar residents and the surrounding community.  The hope is, the better informed a community is on matters that pertain to them, the more involved they can become with their local […]

From the City of Lamar Re: Comments on Marijuana Tax

From the City of Lamar Re: Comments on Marijuana Tax

  NOTICE SOLICITING COMMENTS ON THE INCREASE IN TAXES FOR THE CITY OF LAMAR OF AN ESTIMATED $450,000.00 ANNUALLY AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE COLLECTED THEREAFTER FROM A 5% TAX ON SALES OF RETAIL AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS WHICH IS IN ADDITION TO THE CITY SALES TAX ON TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY. The […]

Mesa County Election Equipment Hard Drive Images were Publicly Posted

Mesa County Election Equipment Hard Drive Images were Publicly Posted

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office and DHS Confirms Posting does not Heighten Risk to State or Nation’s Elections DENVER, Colo- The Colorado Department of State has been alerted to and confirmed the release of two hard drive images from Mesa County election servers by election conspiracy theorists. While the investigation is ongoing, it appears these […]

Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions - Municipal Election November 2, 2021

Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions – Municipal Election November 2, 2021

  All eligible persons wishing to run for Lamar City Council or Mayor may pick up Petitions for Nominations at the City Clerk’s Office in the City Complex, 102 East Parmenter, Lamar, CO, starting August 3, 2021 through August 23, 2021.  The deadline for filing petitions with the City Clerk is 4:00 p.m. August 23, […]

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

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

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

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

PRESS RELEASE Pursuant to 1-5-101 and 1-7.5-107 C.R.S., Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen is seeking written comments from residents of Prowers County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center in conjunction with HB13-1303.  House Bill 13-1303 requires a County Clerk and Recorder to solicit public comment concerning the location of […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Initiative Opponents Statement on the Rehearing for Initiative 16

Initiative Opponents Statement on the Rehearing for Initiative 16

Centennial, Colo. — Coloradans for Animal Care, a coalition of Colorado-based agriculture and livestock organizations will request the State Supreme Court review today’s decisions by the State Title Board as to the ballot title it set for Initiative 16. Initiative 16 would criminalize many routine animal care practices that Colorado’s ranchers and farmers use to feed America.  […]

Coalition of Ag Leaders Forms to Oppose Initiative 16

Coalition of Ag Leaders Forms to Oppose Initiative 16

Files for Rehearing with Title Board CENTENNIAL, Colo – A coalition of state agriculture leaders and their organizations has formed to oppose Initiative 16, a potential 2022 ballot initiative that would ask voters to criminalize commonly accepted veterinary and animal care practices in Colorado. It would also ban the slaughter of livestock that have not yet […]

Governor Polis Convenes Congressional Redistricting Commission

Governor Polis Convenes Congressional Redistricting Commission

  DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis convened the Congressional Redistricting Commission, pursuant to section 44.2(1)(a) of article V of the Colorado Constitution. The Commission will be responsible for determining the boundaries for Colorado’s Congressional districts and may be tasked with determining the boundaries for an 8th district, dependent upon reapportionment data from the federal […]

CO Sec of State Joins Coalition Condemning Threats Against Election Officials

CO Sec of State Joins Coalition Condemning Threats Against Election Officials

DENVER, Colo- Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has joined a bipartisan coalition of Secretaries of State from around the country on a resolution condemning threats against election officials.  Leading up to and in the wake of the 2020 General Election, there has been a spate of threats directed specifically at state election officials throughout the United […]