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Funding Available for Various Lamar Municipal Projects

Funding Available for Various Lamar Municipal Projects

    The City of Lamar is moving forward with plans to develop recreational outlets for visitors and local residents. Recently Greater Outdoors Colorado informed the city it could use previous grant funding for capital improvement projects. The city now has $656,000 made up from GoCO, the city’s Conservation Trust Fund and Community Partnership contributors. […]

Motels are in the Works

Motels are in the Works

  As the Cow Palace Inn on the west side of North Main Street is currently being refurbished, plans are underway to build a new motel across from it on the east side of North Main, a Best Western Inn and Suites. And there could be another distant future motel project with the city council’s motion […]

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

    STATEWIDE — Fall is coming. And while the season of shorter days, cool nights, and colorful leaves is on the horizon, many Colorado fall festivities will look different this year. With the new season also comes increased DUI enforcement. Law enforcement will be on high alert during the Fall Fest DUI enforcement period […]

Amache Special Resource Study Receives Extension to December 15, 2020

Amache Special Resource Study Receives Extension to December 15, 2020

  The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a Special Resource Study (SRS) of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache. Located about a mile southwest of Granada, Colorado, Amache was one of 10 incarceration sites established during World War II under the War Relocation Authority to illegally detain Japanese Americans forcibly removed from […]

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

  Pueblo, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair has concluded a successfully reimagined 2020 season, thanks to the dedication and cooperation of thousands of on-site and virtual participants, volunteers, staff, local and state public health agencies, sponsors and community supporters. Colorado’s State Fair was one of only 15 State Fairs nationwide that took place in […]

The Weather is CHANGING

The Weather is CHANGING

Hazardous Weather Outlook-National Weather Service Pueblo CO-1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today […]

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state as the people head out to enjoy the final days of the summer travel season over Labor Day weekend. Whatever your final destination, please remember to wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your […]

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Colorado’s 2020 Census Total Response Rate Exceeds 84%    Denver, CO – Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census. Data collection is scheduled to end on September 30 and the Census Bureau is encouraging all Coloradans to respond today.    “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet September 2 - 3 in virtual meeting

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet September 2 – 3 in virtual meeting

  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will discuss the annual review of regulations related to parks and outdoor recreation lands, as well as passes, permits and registrations. The commission will also consider authorizing the use of a Temporary Authorization Number (TAN) as proof of privilege for most division products for up to 45 days; […]

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

    Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, provided the Lamar City Council with an update of some on-going projects during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, August 24th. The earlier meeting, scheduled for August 10th was cancelled and as such, the city sales tax revenue report was delayed to this current meeting. Kil said bids […]

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

  CDOT and BACtrack help Coloradans drink responsibly this Labor Day with 50% off breathalyzers STATEWIDE — As Coloradans prepare to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day weekend, statewide law enforcement officers are preparing for the Labor Day DUI enforcement period from Aug. 21 – Sept. 8. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), […]

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

  As of August 18, 2020, the Pine Gulch Fire in Mesa and Garfield Counties has burned over 93,000 acres, making it the third largest fire in Colorado history. The Grizzly Creek Fire in Garfield County has burned over 29,000 acres, forced the closure of Interstate 70, and is threatening critical infrastructure. Grizzly Creek is […]

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

  The City of Lamar’s Redevelopment Authority approved the Department of Local Affairs REDI Grant application for $122,010 to begin rehabilitating the Main Street Café in Lamar. The city will hire an architectural consultant for the comprehensive plan which includes engineers for the building’s structure as well as plumbing and electrical needs. The city will […]

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Recently published estimates on lesser prairie-chickens from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) indicate good news for the species across its range which includes the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The latest lesser prairie-chicken aerial survey from WAFWA shows that bird population estimates remain […]

119th Annual Sand & Sage Round-Up Cowboy Boots and Buckin’ Chutes

119th Annual Sand & Sage Round-Up Cowboy Boots and Buckin’ Chutes

The Sand & Sage Round-Up is on schedule for August 1-8, 2020. The health and safety of the community is and always will be the highest priority in producing the annual fair. In the interest of public health, the fair has regretfully canceled the following events for the safety of all: concert, open classes, carnival, […]