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Area Election Results, Not Official at this Time

Area Election Results, Not Official at this Time

    City of Lamar  Ballot Issue 2A Shall the City of Lamar taxes be increased by $450,000 annually by imposing an additional sales tax of 5% on the sale of retail marijuana and medical marijuana? Yes 989 No 808 City of Lamar  Ballot Issue 2B Shall the establishment and operation of medical and retail […]

City Votes to Approve Recreational/Medical Marijuana Sales

City Votes to Approve Recreational/Medical Marijuana Sales

    Voters in Lamar approved the two-part November ballot question to legalize sales of marijuana within the City of Lamar.  Both questions, 2A and 2B had to pass in order for the city to join other communities with legalized sales.  The vote was 1,102 to 902 on 2A which set the level of taxes […]

City of Lamar Selects New City Administrator

City of Lamar Selects New City Administrator

After an extensive search, the City of Lamar Mayor and City Council have announced that Robert Evans will be the City’s new Administrator. Robert currently serves as City Manager in Willis, Texas, a position he has held since 2019. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council hosted the final candidates for […]

Letter to the Editor:  To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

Letter to the Editor: To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

    9/30/2021 As you are aware, the State of Colorado Board of Health issued a statewide mandate requiring the vaccination of all hospital employees. The Board of Directors of Prowers Medical Center never issued such a mandate and had no plans of ever doing so. Last night, a board meeting was held to discuss […]

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

  On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of […]

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Divers recovered a body from deep in a pond behind the dam at the Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area late Thursday night, ending a four-day search for a missing camper. Colorado Parks and Wildlife initiated a search-and-rescue Monday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of Lamar in far […]

Jumper Talked Down from Roof of Prowers County Jail

Jumper Talked Down from Roof of Prowers County Jail

    On Sunday, August 29, 2021 at approximately 1617 hours (4:17pm), a male suicidal subject was discovered on the second story roof of the Prowers County Jail. A Detentions Sergeant had been checking pod when he observed glass falling from a skylight. He tasked detention staff with cleaning up the glass and went to […]

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

  The Lamar School District Board of Education held a community forum on July 15th to provide information related to SB21-116 which prohibits the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools beginning June 1, 2022. The Board of Education notified the public of the following: The Board never voted to change or replace the mascot. […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

  Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in June at 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,200 in June to 3,197,100. The share […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

    LAMAR, CO (July 12, 2021) – The City of Lamar has narrowed the search for the next City Administrator to five highly qualified candidates.  The city received 17 applications from candidates in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council […]

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis ended the Health Emergency Executive Orders for COVID-19 and rescinded all previous Executive Orders issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and signed a Recovery Executive Order to focusing only on those measures related to the State’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, focusing Colorado’s efforts on building back stronger from […]

Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Meeting Set for 7pm, July 9 at LCC

Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Meeting Set for 7pm, July 9 at LCC

What: The Joint Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions will hold public hearings [in/on region] on the preliminary maps for the state’s eight congressional districts, as well as the 65 state house and 35 senate districts. Colorado residents will have the opportunity to testify about their communities and communicate directly with the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions. Both commissions […]

Lamar PD: Residents Be Aware of "SPOOF" Calls

Lamar PD: Residents Be Aware of “SPOOF” Calls

  The Lamar Police Department has received several calls from concerned citizens in regards to fraudulent phone calls from ‘spoofed’ local numbers, including the Lamar Police Department’s main line, as well as other local entities. The parties making the calls requesting personal and financial information are not associated with the department or city, and should […]

Lamar City Council Prepares for November Marijuana Sales Vote

Lamar City Council Prepares for November Marijuana Sales Vote

    What ballot question will be placed before local residents this November regarding commercial sales of marijuana within the boundaries of the City of Lamar?  A research committee set up by the council to investigate the pros and cons of marijuana sales in neighboring communities made a preliminary report during the city council meeting, […]