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Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

    They’re gone! Construction workers, flag holders, earth moving machines, concrete trucks…all seemed to disappear as of late Friday, December 14th.  The last observed task was steam-blasting away the temporary road stripes at the north end of Main, around Loaf and Jug and putting down some new paint for lanes now that almost all […]

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

    The Lamar Utilities Board took two steps during their final meeting of the year, December 11th, to reduce utility rates to electricity customers.   Board members approved Resolution 18-12-03, adopting a modification to the Charter Appropriation Adjustment Tariff and they approved a 2019 Electric Cost Adjustment.  Both actions will start to bring down the […]

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

Local Community Corrections Facility Planning 2019 Opening

  Doug Carrigan, CEO of ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, attended the 15th Judicial Community Corrections Board meeting this past Monday, December 3rd in Lamar.  The organization discussed the make-up of the screening board and the criteria which will select the residents to be housed in the corrections facility being developed at the […]

Lamar Police - County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

Lamar Police – County Sheriff Investigate Car Break-ins

    In the early morning hours of Tuesday, November 20, 2018, multiple vehicle break-ins occurred in the Lamar area as well as surrounding areas of Prowers County. The vehicles that were broken into were unlocked with the exception of one.  These cases are currently under investigation by the Lamar Police Department as well as […]

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 4,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,747,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government decreased 1,300. September estimates were revised down to 2,742,300, and the over the month change from August to September was a […]

Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2019

Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2019

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Candidates must be willing to serve a three year term, beginning January 1, 2019.  The Chamber Board of Directors annually considers applications and nominations in order to maintain a board of directors to represent […]

Unofficial Results from November General Election

Unofficial Results from November General Election

The November 6th General Election was weighted with financial questions on both a state and local level. These are the unofficial results from the balloting with approximately 58% of statewide returns counted. Prowers County Ballot 1A, raising taxes by $400,000 annually through a quarter per cent sales tax to help finance ambulance costs in the […]

Applications Open for Annual Parade of Lights Entries

Applications Open for Annual Parade of Lights Entries

    The theme for the November 30th Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights is, ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ and entries are being accepted through the Chamber  at 109A East Beech Street, or call the office at 719-336-4379 for more information. The parade route will be the same as last year, per the Colorado […]

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

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

        (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.  This […]

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

9/11 Tribute Miniature Memorials are Now Available

    This Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Memorial miniature is now available to the public for purchase. These are a representation of the larger memorial sculpture which will be erected at the permanent memorial Tribute site at the Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 just north of Lamar.  Funding from the sale of the miniatures will […]

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

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

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today (October 26, 2018) released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In […]

Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

    A warm October evening and a variety of new presentations helped bring a large gathering to downtown Lamar for the annual Retail Merchants, Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 25th.  This year’s theme was ‘Dancing with the Stars’. The Shore Arts Center Pocket Park was filled with relatives and attendees who watched several dance routines […]

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 5,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from August to September for a total of 2,748,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 700. August estimates were revised up to 2,743,000, and the over the month increase from July to August was 4,000 […]

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

    Spark, the latest addition to the Lamar Police Department, has been on the job with her handler, Officer Thomas Campbell since the beginning of the month. She’s identified drug contraband as recently as the 15th of this month during a search.  Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, said arrests have already been made from […]

November Ballots Are on Their Way

November Ballots Are on Their Way

2018 General Election Ballots should be arriving at your mailing address any time now. Reminder: Ballot drop-off, VSPC location, hours of operation, and other information are listed as the following: Location:  Prowers County Clerk’s Office, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO Dates:      October 22th – November 6, 2018 excluding Sunday Hours:      8:30 a.m. […]