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Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

    The Granada Trustees approved two measures during their December 12th meeting to increase fees for large dump trucks and to prohibit trash dumping from outside the Granada School District.  The action was taken after considerable discussion meant to find ways to increase the life span of the current large pit at the landfill […]

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

    They’re gone! Construction workers, flag holders, earth moving machines, concrete trucks…all seemed to disappear as of late Friday, December 14th.  The last observed task was steam-blasting away the temporary road stripes at the north end of Main, around Loaf and Jug and putting down some new paint for lanes now that almost all […]

City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

  A brief public hearing was held by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting on the proposed 2018 Supplemental Budget to transfer appropriated monies between funds for the current year ending December 31st, 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem, Kirk Crespin, administered the oath of office to Lamar’s newest police officer, Bianca Hernandez during the […]

Lamar Approves Grant Funding to Help Identify EPA Problem Areas

Lamar Approves Grant Funding to Help Identify EPA Problem Areas

    Ayres Associates from Cheyenne, WY, has been hired by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting to provide an EPA Brownfields Assessment known as the Prairie Crossroads Project for the City of Lamar.  The funding will be provided through a $300,000 grant awarded to the city this past fall, according to […]

Trooper Tips for December, "Hidden Scars"

Trooper Tips for December, “Hidden Scars”

                               Each month I usually write about topics to help you and your families stay safe on the roadways. This month I would like to touch on why that is so important.  There is a hidden scar that goes on under the radar of public perception.  So this time, I would like to help […]

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

    CDOT Campaign Includes Naughty or Nice List   STATEWIDE — The turkey has been carved and holiday parties are right around the corner, which means an increase in impaired drivers on Colorado roads. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies are teaming up for heightened […]

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

    The Holly Trustees approved Ordinances 524, 525 and 526 this past Wednesday evening, December 5, 2018 adopting the town’s 2019 budget, appropriated sums of money totaling $2,463,191 and setting the mill levy as last year’s rate of 28.866.   The tax revenue from the levy is estimated at $77,448 to be used for general […]

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

  Doug Carrigan, CEO of ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, attended the 15th Judicial Community Corrections Board meeting this past Monday, December 3rd in Lamar.  The organization discussed the make-up of the screening board and the criteria which will select the residents to be housed in the corrections facility being developed at the […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

    The PEP board meeting held at the community building in Wiley Tuesday, December 4th, concluded the year-long outreach program in which board members were hosted in Holly, Lamar, Granada and Wiley each quarter of the year. Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of the economic development group, outlined the latest progress he has made with […]

Rain Didn’t Spoil the Holiday Spirit for Parade of Lights

Rain Didn’t Spoil the Holiday Spirit for Parade of Lights

    The drizzle that began this past Friday afternoon, November 30th, became a sporadic downpour just in time for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights at 6pm. It sure didn’t diminish the audience. The parade route, South 4th Street starting from the municipal pool parking lot and ending at the Enchanted […]

Council Work Session Reviews Ambulance Service Costs , Incarceration Procedures for County Jail

Council Work Session Reviews Ambulance Service Costs , Incarceration Procedures for County Jail

  The financial obligations between the city and the county for ambulance services and incarceration in the Prowers County Jail were discussed by the Lamar City Council during their work session this past Monday, November 26th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, outlined the areas in which future discussions with the county will be developing as background […]

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

  The Lamar Elks presented Bob Gourley with a Henry Law Enforcement Edition, .22 Caliber Rifle this past Saturday, November 10th.  Gourley was the lucky participant in the Elks raffle which began shortly after the Lodge acquired the rifle during its gun show this past March. PER, Jared Crabtree, said the Lamar Lodge donated $4,010 […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Fee Changes

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Fee Changes

    BURLINGTON, Colo. – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to approve increases to hunting and fishing licenses, camping and daily and annual park pass fees. The changes to these fees are a result of the passage of Senate Bill 18-143 this spring. These approved fee increases will take effect on Jan. […]

Lamar Police - County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

Lamar Police – County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, multiple vehicle break-ins occurred in the Lamar area as well as surrounding areas of Prowers County. The vehicles that were broken into were unlocked with the exception of one.  These cases are currently under investigation by the Lamar Police Department as well as […]

Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

  State Still Below National Average of 90 Percent STATEWIDE — Last year, there were 222 unbuckled fatalities on Colorado roads — accounting for about half of the 410 total passenger vehicle deaths in the state. According to a just-released survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt usage in Colorado increased by […]