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PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

  A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

Fall Sod Covering Escondido Park for 2022

    Now that the two soccer fields at Escondido Park off North 14th Street in Lamar have been prepped, Timberline Construction employees began a final step today, September 15th, as roll after roll of sod is being laid out on both fields, due north of the parking lot. Official ground-breaking ceremonies were held at […]

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

Escondido Park Improvements are in Progress

    A brief, ground-breaking ceremony took place at noon at Escondido Park this past Monday, August 23rd.  The event marked the development of two new regulation-sized soccer fields adjacent to the parking lot and the current practice fields. Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, noted the parks will be used for years to come and will […]

Granada Cheerleaders Honored for Excellence

Granada Cheerleaders Honored for Excellence

    The Granada Cheerleaders hosted the first annual NCA cheer camp on Aug 4 thru the 6th. McClave High school and Jr high attended as well. The Bobcat cheerleaders received the Technical Excellence award, the superior award in chants and band chants. All six girls were nominated for All American, and Elli Setleff received […]

Granada School Cheerleader Invited to Perform with All-American Team in Walt Disney Thanksgiving Day Parade

Granada School Cheerleader Invited to Perform with All-American Team in Walt Disney Thanksgiving Day Parade

  A cheerleader from Granada, Colorado has an amazing opportunity to showcase her talent, represent her hometown, and live a dream. Elli Setliff is a student at Granada School which overflows with Bobcat Pride from classrooms full of kindergarteners and high school seniors alike. Now she has an opportunity to represent her eastern Colorado town […]

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

        The City of Lamar will have to wait a longer period until a new city administrator is selected.  Mayor Kirk Crespin reiterated his remarks from an earlier facebook update that no candidate was chosen from the short list of two who visited Lamar recently.  During the Monday evening council meeting on […]

John Martin Reservoir Invasive Species Removal

John Martin Reservoir Invasive Species Removal

  Join the US Army Corps of Engineers Saturday, September 25th, Saturday, from 8am to Noon, and help clear tamarisk from John Martin Reservoir and restore habitat for native wildlife. Tamarisk, also known as salt cedar, is an invasive species that hogs light, water, and nutrients, which harms native plants and the wildlife that depend […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

    Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund Board The Board manages the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund, which receives a portion of Colorado Lottery proceeds. These proceeds are used to make investments through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission and award grants to local governments and land trusts. Funds are used for open space and […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

WALSENBURG, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person or persons who shot blow darts at deer in Walsenburg, seriously injuring the animals. On Thursday, April 1, CPW Wildlife Officer Travis Sauder received a call about multiple deer near the 100 block of East Cedar in Walsenburg with […]