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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 […]

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

  DENVER, CO – August 16, 2019 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) awarded over $17M for the Tier I and Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program. Programs that receive Tier I grant funding are eligible for up to $200,000 for their projects. In the most recent cycle, 19 […]

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

    The more trash you recycle, the less goes into your landfill, your water and your planet. A mix of state and local representatives gathered at the Lamar Public Works offices on North Second Street, Wednesday, August 14th, for a brief update on landfill status in Prowers County and the City of Lamar and […]

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

  Many rural communities in southeast Colorado are coming to terms with limited landfill space, coupled with what they term are costly regulations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Granada recently received approval from CDPHE to dig a 300 foot long trench, 55 feet wide and ten feet deep which should give […]

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim - Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim – Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

      DENVER – Each year after Colorado’s snowy winters, the warm summer days entice motorcycle riders to the roadways. However, taking to the roads has become more dangerous for motorcyclists in recent years. In 2018, 103 motorcycle riders lost their lives in Colorado. So far this year, 65 motorcyclists have been killed, compared […]

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

Reorganization Vote Held for the Lamar Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board conducted a reorganization of the board, voting for and appointing members to specific posts during their regular August 13th meeting.  The action was called for due to a continued vacant seat for one board member and the re-appointment of Doug Thrall to the board after his regular term expired.  […]

City Addresses Infrastructure Upgrades

City Addresses Infrastructure Upgrades

  A phone poll ratification by the Lamar City Council on Monday, August 12th, approved the submission of a Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), Renewable Energy Grant for the city’s Washington/Sherman Street Drainage Improvements.  Councilwoman, Anne-Marie Crampton, took the opportunity to comment on facebook posts from some Lamar citizens, critical of the continued water build […]

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

    The Lamar City Council did not hold a meeting for the Urban Development Authority this past Monday, August 12th, but the council ratified an earlier phone poll approving a letter of intent regarding the Troy Manor Motel property acceptance of donation.  The property, at 1101 South Main Street, had been owned by Cruikshank […]

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

  Pedal the Plains is right around the corner and we need volunteers! The event is September 12-15 and we need volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday September 12, all day on Friday September 13 and on Sunday September 15. Lamar is the start & finish line so we will get to launch the riders […]

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

  The Holly Commercial Club met August 7 at noon with eight members present. Minutes from the July meeting were read and approved as written by Calvin and second by Pearl. Motion carried. John gave the treasurer’s report and the Shopper’s report. Both were approved as given by Viola and second by Jackie. Motion carried. […]

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

    Eric Niemeyer, Executive Director of the High Plains Community Health Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners, construction work on the Adult Clinic off Kendall Drive in Lamar has only a few stages to go through before it will re-open this September. Niemeyer briefed the Commissioners with the latest updates from the Clinic this […]

Trooper Tips - Patience

Trooper Tips – Patience

  Recently I helped with directing traffic for the Iron Man competition held in Boulder County.  It got me thinking about safety issues when dealing with special events and emergency situations while I was trying to endure standing in the 90 degree plus temperatures. We were tasked to shut down part of Highway 119, which […]

Holly Hires Interim Administrator, Melcher Sworn in as Mayor

Holly Hires Interim Administrator, Melcher Sworn in as Mayor

    Steve Rabe of Canon City was hired as interim town administrator and Calvin Melcher took his oath of office as Mayor of Holly this past Wednesday, August 7th during the regular Trustees monthly meeting. Rabe, (pronounced Rob) who has had extensive municipal leadership experience, has been working with the Trustees since this spring […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Seeks Input as they Look to Open Future State Parks

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Seeks Input as they Look to Open Future State Parks

      DENVER, Colo. – There are 41 state parks across Colorado offering access to some of the state’s most magnificent and diverse outdoor natural features, from mountain lakes to world class rock climbing, hiking and camping. Colorado’s state parks are drawing more visitors every year. On sunny weekends, state parks can have long […]

Colorado Wins $8 Million Federal Grant for US 287 Improvements

Colorado Wins $8 Million Federal Grant for US 287 Improvements

  Colorado will receive nearly $8.3 million to improve safety and freight efficiency on a 122-mile segment of US 287 in the southeastern part of the state. The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) $8,297,000 for the Ports-to-Plains project through the federal Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. […]