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West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir State Park has closed its West Boat Ramp to trailer launching due to low water levels. It has become too difficult to launch vessels from the ramp because the end of the concrete boat ramp will soon be completely exposed. To protect the safety of boating guests, Park Manager […]

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

    Lamar, Colorado – July 20, 2021 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary and contestants from around Colorado and surrounding states will converge on Lamar next weekend as the championship races come to an end.  From July 29th- August 1st over 100 contestants and their families will be coming […]

Sand and Water---Fun in the Sun

Sand and Water—Fun in the Sun

      The City of Lamar hosted dozens of area residents for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the newest features at North Gateway Park. The July 3rd event showcased the work the city has accomplished on Pond #3, the eastern-most pond at North Gateway Park, just off the Arkansas River and Highway […]

Pueblo NWS Drought Information Statement-June 29, 2021

Pueblo NWS Drought Information Statement-June 29, 2021

  Southeast Colorado Remains Drought Free SYNOPSIS: Spring storm systems provided abundant precipitation to portions of south central Colorado, and especially southeastern Colorado, where precipitation accumulations through out the month of May totaled 3 to 4 inches, along with pockets of 6 to 7 inches of precipitation recorded across the southeast mountains. While the beginning […]

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, following a public hearing on June 28, 2021 regarding the use of FPPA ‘Old Hire’ Pension Funds for fire department retirees, approved using the funds to help fund construction of a future public safety building for the City of Lamar.  The governing board for the fund has been inactive […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

    Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Prowers Economic Prosperity for 2021, invited the audience attending the organization’s annual meeting this past Thursday, June 17th, and encouraged them and area residents in general, to take a more active role in moving economic growth forward in Prowers County. “Compare what the accomplishments of the past year […]

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, under the Consent Agenda, passed on second reading, the modified Ordinance No. 1245 establishing an Advisory Board of Public Safety for the City of Lamar during its June 14th meeting.  The council is expected to set in motion the requirements for assembling the future board membership. City Treasurer, Kristin […]

More Summer Fun is Around the Corner

More Summer Fun is Around the Corner

      Construction work is underway at North Gateway Park which will augment and improve residents and visitor’s outdoor activities at the pond site, just off Highway 287 at the Arkansas River Bridge. A visit earlier this week showed that some ADA improvements have already been completed by Elegant Concrete LLC., such as a […]

Open Position on Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

Open Position on Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel. The term will expire in December 2023. The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Bike to Work Day Set for Wednesday, June 23rd

Bike to Work Day Set for Wednesday, June 23rd

    The annual Bike to Work Day, sponsored by High Plains Community Health Center and the Lamar Parks and Rec Department will offer a sit-down breakfast this year, as opposed to the Covid-oriented, ‘drive-thru’ in 2020. Participants will ride their bikes to the Lamar Community Building between 7 and 8am on Wednesday, June 23rd […]

National Audubon Society (Prowers County) nets $317K RESTORE Colorado grant for Habitat Improvement

National Audubon Society (Prowers County) nets $317K RESTORE Colorado grant for Habitat Improvement

    National Audubon Society (Prowers County) received a $317,686 grant to restore and improve the management of private ranches in critical grassland habitat and identify and develop habitat management plans. Management plans will focus on improving habitat for focal bird species such as lesser prairie chicken, eastern black rail, lark bunting, and thick-billed longspur. […]

Personal Fireworks Restrictions from Granada

Personal Fireworks Restrictions from Granada

  NOTICE FROM THE TOWN OF GRANADA, GRANADA FIRE & POLICE DEPARTMENTS. THE GRANADA FIREWORKS DISPLAY WILL BE HELD THE EVENING OF SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021 REQUIREMENT:  We are asking that all spectators of the Granada Fireworks Display, please refrain from using any fireworks within the Town limits in the area around the Town Park and […]

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

  The Colorado Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to protect the state’s wildlife corridors, which would conserve native species while improving road safety and bolstering Colorado’s economy. The bipartisan resolution was introduced earlier this month by Democratic Senator Jessie Danielson and Republican Representative Perry Will. The legislation, which marks a monumental step towards preserving […]

Give a Book, Get a Book-Tiny Libraries are a Big Idea

Give a Book, Get a Book-Tiny Libraries are a Big Idea

    Some people will lend a friend a book. But did you know you have unidentified friends in the community who will lend you a book, even if they don’t know you, or you don’t know them. All you have to do is head to one of several communities in the county and visit […]