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Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

    Ordinance 2019-1 regulating control of public parks, land and facilities in the county was approved on second reading by the Prowers County Commissioners during their February 12th meeting. ‘Open Space’ as defined in the ordinance includes any park, public lands or facilities that Prowers County owns in fee: and all trails, waters, buildings, […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

  The weatherman cooperated for the High Plains Snow Goose Festival this past weekend in Lamar and portions of southeast Colorado. While the breeze picked up during the late afternoons and evenings, the days were crisp and mostly sunny for those attending the 17th annual Festival. Birding enthusiasts selected from a list of options on […]

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

    The Holly Trustees hired the services of consultant Steve Rabe of Canon City to search for a new town administrator for the community. Rabe will be engaged for special projects, duties and assignments, as determined by the Holly mayor under the agreement while the search for a permanent replacement is underway.  The contract […]

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

    The 2019 Pedal the Plains, three-day biking event, will be held in Lamar, Springfield and Holly between Friday, September 13th through the 15th.  Each of the three days takes a commitment from community volunteers, according to Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.  She and several members of the planning group held an overview meeting for […]

Panel Discusses How to Grow Tourism in Southeast Colorado

Panel Discusses How to Grow Tourism in Southeast Colorado

  The tourist industry in Colorado is growing and motivated local municipal leaders and Prowers County residents are seeking ways to share in that new revenue. SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development hosted a second meeting at its West Elm Street address this past Wednesday, January 30th to address those concerns.  The first prioritized housing development […]

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

    The Coalition members for Partners for HOPE decided in favor of an outdoor BBQ on Thursday evening, March 28th, replacing the usual chili supper fundraising event held in the fall.  Byron Hall, Coalition president, said the event will still seek fundraising opportunities and will include a silent auction during the evening which will […]

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

    Two public hearings were conducted for local Loaf ‘N Jug stores, #057 and #058 at 1107 South Main Street and 300 North Main Street in Lamar. Both stores requested a Liquor Permit Application for Modification of Premise for each operation to add more shelving and refrigeration to their respective locations.  The move follows […]

2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

The 2019 Denver Post/Viaero ‘Pedal the Plains’ event is set to be held in Lamar, Holly and Springfield for this year’s bicycle ride, scheduled for September 13-15, 2019. Lamar played host city for the 2013  event which saw close to 900 bike riders attend some or all of the event. The 2019 route and cities […]

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 - 10

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 – 10

        Celebrating 17 years, The High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains that will be held February 7-10 2019 in Lamar, Colorado. Join avid birders and historians for […]

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

  The Wranglers Pre Team and a few members of the Wranglers Competition Team competed in Colby, Kansas in December of 2018 for the “Shoot for the Stars Invitational”. Gymnasts from Wild West Athletics competing at the event did a phenomenal job. Brystal Bletzacker of Eads, Co. scored an all around of 38.15 earning her […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - Friday,  Jan. 11, 2019

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

National Weather Service Pueblo Co Drought Conditions Continue Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday January 11th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwestern portions of Colorado, including the western 2/3rds of Mineral County and extreme western portions of Rio Grande County. Extreme Drought […]

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

  2019 began with the finalization of the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park project, the three large umbrella-type coverings that will offer shade protection from the sun and the elements for future visitors. The last segment of the project was completed on Friday, January 4th.   The Lamar City Council had approved the purchase earlier […]

Two Dozen Brave the Elements on First Day

Two Dozen Brave the Elements on First Day

      The annual Lamar Recreation Department hosted 24 hearty souls for the January 1st Polar Bear Pedal, a combination Bike-ride/Walk to commemorate the New Year.  It was 14 degrees and somewhat breezy and the day was still cold from the end-of-the-year snowfall that graced portions of Prowers County on the final night of […]