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Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

  The council has approved Resolution 19-04-02 which modifies Stage One water restrictions in light of the easing of the drought situation and improved water well levels over the past year. Public Works Director, Pat Mason, explained the change will eliminate Friday as a non-watering day and extends daytime watering hours by one hour through […]

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

    The Lamar Police Department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 2pm.  The program is intended for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications.  One goal of the program is to […]

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

  Kevin Karney, Southeast Colorado Power Association Board President, noted the anniversaries of SECPA at 80 years of service and 20 years for SECOM in his address to the gathering, Thursday, April 11th  at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.  Southeast Colorado Power Association, formed in 1937, provides electric power to approximately 10,458 meters in […]

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

  Summer is getting closer. You can tell by the occasional warm day that reminds you the lawn mower may need to be tuned up.  So this means yard work is not too far in the future. If you are like me, my truck is used to carry everything. Some items fit well, and others […]

Lamar Tree Board Sets Spring Tree Planting Schedule

Lamar Tree Board Sets Spring Tree Planting Schedule

    The Lamar City Council adopted Proclamation 19-03 declaring April 18th as Arbor Day and Arbor Week which runs from Sunday, April 14th to the 20th.  Tree Board President, Jane Felter, said the City was honored once again with the 2018 Tree City USA Award marking the 28th year Lamar has received national recognition.  […]

LUB Reviews Avian Protection Plan, Updates Power Loss on Bent Fire

LUB Reviews Avian Protection Plan, Updates Power Loss on Bent Fire

  The Lamar Light Plant conducted electrical maintenance testing on its two main 69KV transformers and load tap changers, a process that is recommended for every three years. Once the transformers were de-energized crews performed tests including insulation resistance, insulation power factor tests and several others as well as adding oil to needed equipment to […]

NWS Posts High Wind Watch for S.E. CO Beginning Wednesday

NWS Posts High Wind Watch for S.E. CO Beginning Wednesday

High Wind Watch URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE from National Weather Service Pueblo CO 408 AM MDT Tue Apr 9, 2019 Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet- Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County- Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County- INCLUDING Colorado Springs, Peterson AFB, […]

Call 811 to Protect Underground Utilities

Call 811 to Protect Underground Utilities

April is National Safe Digging Month LAMAR, Colo. (Apr. 1, 2019) More than 50 percent of Atmos Energy’s hazardous leaks are caused by excavation damage to its natural gas distribution system. Accidental damage is the greatest risk to underground utilities and even minor damage, such as a scrape, dent, or crease in a pipeline or […]

781 Citations Issued During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

781 Citations Issued During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

    STATEWIDE — Last year, 215 unbuckled drivers and passengers were killed in crashes in Colorado, accounting for more than half of the state’s 410 total passenger vehicle deaths. To address low seat belt usage in rural areas, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies recently […]

Las Animas Brush Fire Continues into Second Day

Las Animas Brush Fire Continues into Second Day

  The Bent County Fire has forced seven households to evacuate the area along the riverbed near the former Bent County Correctional Facility. As of 11am Friday, the fire had consumed approximately 300 acres of land. The fire was first reported at about 5:45pm Thursday afternoon and spread through the evening. Firefighters were present until […]

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

    The Holly Trustees plan to interview two finalists for the Town Administrator’s post during a session tentatively scheduled for April 18th.  The Trustees met with consultant Steve Rabe during their April 3rd meeting to review the procedures they will employ during the interview session including provisions for salary, termination and length of contract. […]

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

    Work is underway at the Lamar Municipal Pool in preparation for the new season beginning May 27th.  One major undertaking is removing and replacing the old slide with a new one.  A work crew has broken down the old whirly side and is ready to install the new one. “We work from the […]

Council Addresses Homeowner’s Property Value Concerns

Council Addresses Homeowner’s Property Value Concerns

  Blight or a simple shabby appearance of buildings in a city can also occur in the suburbs, as evidenced from the concerns expressed by several Lamar residents who make their home in Willow Valley. While that neighborhood isn’t troubled by abandoned or derelict houses, there have been complaints that some homes, and more of […]

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

          Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, handed council members copies of code ordinances used by other communities as a means of curtailing or eliminating blighted buildings in their towns. “They can be reviewed to aid us in coming to a decision about what to do with our own situation,” Sutherland explained.  […]

Lamar Council Gets Atmos Gasline Project Review

Lamar Council Gets Atmos Gasline Project Review

    Kurtis Paradisa, Public Affairs Manager for Atmos Energy, briefed the Lamar City Council on the company’s System Safety and Integrity Rider, or SSIR, during the council’s work session meeting on Monday, April 1st. “The impact in Lamar is part of a ten year project for Atmos during which we’re upgrading the gas lines […]