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Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

    Manual Tamez and Joe Gonzales attended their first Lamar Council informal breakfast as new members this past Wednesday, December 4th, as well as Kirk Crespin as newly elected mayor. The council has recently made an effort to engage residents in the monthly meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at rotating […]

Trooper Tips - Are You Driving Impaired?

Trooper Tips – Are You Driving Impaired?

  How often do you ask yourself if you are driving impaired? I know you’re asking why you would ask yourself that if you are not drinking. But are you actually impaired and don’t realize it? Think of it this way, have you ever driven when you were tired or just drove while daydreaming? Let’s […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

  On Friday, November 29, 2019 at 16:20 hours, a white Ford pickup, driven by 45 year old Chad Hawkins of Lamar with one minor passenger, was northbound on Bent County Road 35. Hawkins failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign located at Bent County Road 35 and Bent County Road […]

Colorado Transportation Funding

Colorado Transportation Funding

  On Thursday, November 21 2019, the Colorado Transportation Commission approved three Ports-to-Plains corridor projects on U.S. 40/287, between the Oklahoma/Colorado border and Limon, totaling $27.5 million. This amount is in addition to the over $28 million in NHFP, INFRA and FASTER and SAFETY Funds committed to the corridor earlier this year. National Highway Freight […]

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

The council approved the 2020 budget for the City of Lamar, passing Ordinance 1234 which provides for the appropriation of revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. The general fund is $8,681,941 and the sales tax fund is listed at $3,921,246. Other areas covered include E-911 Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Sanitation, Water & Sewer and […]

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Accident in Bent County, Lamar Residents Injured

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Accident in Bent County, Lamar Residents Injured

  On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at approximately 17:31 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle unknown injury crash that occurred at the intersection of Colorado Highway 50 and Bent County Road 35, approximately 9 miles west of Lamar. A 2005 Ford F-150, driven by 29 year old Blasé Wertin of Lamar, CO, […]

Trooper Tips for November - Passing!

Trooper Tips for November – Passing!

  One of the things about living in rural parts of Colorado means often having to travel on two lane roads. Where it is sometimes a lot more pleasant than driving on a big highway, it can have its drawbacks. One of those is not having a passing lane you can access the entire time […]

Holly Trustees Hire New Administrator

Holly Trustees Hire New Administrator

    Michael Tanner, who hails from Arkansas, accepted the offered position of administrator for the Town of Holly following final discussions among the Trustees and interim administrator, Steve Rabe who oversaw the search and hiring process. Rabe said Tanner will be in Holly on Tuesday, November 12th to begin his duties during the Trustees […]

Police Chase Ends in Crash

Police Chase Ends in Crash

    Details are still sketchy regarding a high speed police chase at around 9:30am Thursday morning, October 31st, which ended with the alleged suspect’s car apparently clipping the southwest corner of the Thai Spicy Basil Restaurant on North Main Street in Lamar and stopping after hitting a metal power pole just feet away on […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Receives New USDA Hemp Rule

Colorado Department of Agriculture Receives New USDA Hemp Rule

  October 30, 2019 Broomfield, Colo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced its interim final rule related to the establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. The rule establishes a new section specifying the rules and regulations to produce hemp. The action is mandated by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the […]

LUB Reviews Current Finances

LUB Reviews Current Finances

    The Lamar Utility Board’s final October meeting was brief this past Tuesday, October 29th it was also the final meeting for Roger Stagner, who as Mayor of Lamar, acted as the LUB liaison for the city council. As he will no longer be mayor after November 11th, the council has the option of […]

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Improvements

    The Lamar City Council took steps to help improve a problem with groundwater infiltration in the area of Rancher’s Lift Station behind Rancher’s Supply on East Olive Street in Lamar. Groundwater (inflow and infiltration) is entering the sewer system negatively impacting the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The excess groundwater affects electricity costs, unnecessary […]

Dr. Maggie Baldwin Named Colorado Assistant State Veterinarian

Dr. Maggie Baldwin Named Colorado Assistant State Veterinarian

        Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Maggie Baldwin as Assistant State Veterinarian for the state of Colorado. In the role, Dr. Baldwin will focus on emergency management and disease response activities, overall management of division activities, and supporting Colorado State […]

GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

  DENVER– The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $54,000 conservation excellence grant to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado while reducing costly wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs). In Colorado, nearly 4,000 vehicle crashes involving wildlife are reported each year, […]

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

      STATEWIDE — Between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law agencies teamed up for six high visibility enforcement periods as part of The Heat Is On campaign. The enforcement periods are meant to ensure every Coloradan gets home safely, […]