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RV Storage Facility Making Progress

RV Storage Facility Making Progress

      Demolition work has begun on the property at 700 East Parmenter Street in Lamar, the site for a future RV and boat storage area. The Lamar City Council was approached this past January by Ivor Hill, a real estate developer from Pueblo who was purchasing the property that came with three abandoned […]

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

  The City of Lamar’s Redevelopment Authority approved the Department of Local Affairs REDI Grant application for $122,010 to begin rehabilitating the Main Street Café in Lamar. The city will hire an architectural consultant for the comprehensive plan which includes engineers for the building’s structure as well as plumbing and electrical needs. The city will […]

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Recently published estimates on lesser prairie-chickens from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) indicate good news for the species across its range which includes the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The latest lesser prairie-chicken aerial survey from WAFWA shows that bird population estimates remain […]

119th Annual Sand & Sage Round-Up Cowboy Boots and Buckin’ Chutes

119th Annual Sand & Sage Round-Up Cowboy Boots and Buckin’ Chutes

The Sand & Sage Round-Up is on schedule for August 1-8, 2020. The health and safety of the community is and always will be the highest priority in producing the annual fair. In the interest of public health, the fair has regretfully canceled the following events for the safety of all: concert, open classes, carnival, […]

Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

    The City of Lamar’s Water Distribution System Improvement Plan is nearing the end of Phase 3 which will complete the project designed to upgrade the water system running underneath South Main Street in the city. City Administrator, Steve Kil, informed the council during the July 13th meeting, that he and department heads will […]

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER— The National Park Service invites the public to participate in one of three virtual public meetings regarding a special resource study of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache, to take place during the following dates and times: Thursday, July 16th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT (6:00 pm – […]

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

  The Annual Colorado State Fair Parade, themed “A Walk on the Wild Side” set to take place Saturday, August 29th has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Colorado State Fair Parade is one of the oldest parades in Colorado and is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and its State Fair […]

2020 Will be a Dry Year

2020 Will be a Dry Year

  With the end of June marking the half year on the calendar, precipitation reports for southeast Colorado are stark. On June 22, Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Saturday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2020 Old-Fashioned 4th Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s.  The victory over the British in the War […]

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

  DENVER – Gov. Polis today provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and was joined by State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy to remind Coloradans about the importance of social distancing and wearing masks, especially with the upcoming 4th of July holiday. “It remains critical that Coloradans continue taking steps to protect themselves […]

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

    The City of Lamar and other Prowers County communities will receive financial funding through the federally originated Cares Act, designed to aid communities impacted by COVID-19. Funding is allowed by way of population with Prowers County set to receive $1,044,201 which will be divided among the six local governmental entities. Lamar’s population, at […]

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

  STATEWIDE: For the past four years, the three-month period between June and August has had the highest passenger vehicle fatality total of any other three-month period. To combat impaired driving in the state, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement are back for the Summer Blitz DUI […]

City Council Notes Easing of COVID Requirements

City Council Notes Easing of COVID Requirements

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, began the June 7th city council meeting noting that the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool, after some long deliberations, would be open to the public on Monday, June 15th. “We’ve hired lifeguards that are undergoing training in Holly so they’ll be ready to go along with the concession stands, the pool […]

Prowers County Public Health COVID Weekly Update-Variance Request Approved

Prowers County Public Health COVID Weekly Update-Variance Request Approved

    Statistics received from the Prowers County Public health and Environment office show that as of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, there have been a total of 13 cases of coronavirus in Prowers County, two requiring hospitalization. There have been no deaths from the virus in Prowers County. Additional information shows that of the 13 […]

City Council Reviews COVID Impact on Re-Opening Local Businesses, Allows Leeway on Waivers

City Council Reviews COVID Impact on Re-Opening Local Businesses, Allows Leeway on Waivers

    The coronavirus pandemic continues to impact social and business developments in Lamar to include the closing of the Lamar Welcome Center, one of five in Colorado which will not receive funding to continue operations at this present time. This was one of several impacts the council explained to the public during the Tuesday, […]