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The Butterflies are Free !

The Butterflies are Free !

    Fifty genuine Monarch butterflies, purchased for Lamar Welcome Center volunteers and Chamber of Commerce Directors from a Florida grow-farm, went into semi-hibernation earlier this week and were revived from the warmth of numerous Colorado hands this past Wednesday, May 1st in Lamar, Colorado, now recognized as the only Monarch City USA in the […]

2019 The Colorado High School Rodeo Results

2019 The Colorado High School Rodeo Results

  April 26-28, 2019 The Colorado High School rodeo was hosted in Lamar by the Southeast Colorado All Stars.  There were 5 area rodeo athletes that competed in the weekend event. It was the 2nd rodeo of the spring season.  There are four rodeos in the fall and four in the spring and then a […]

NWS-Pueblo-/-Drought Information Statement-/-April 26, 2019

NWS-Pueblo-/-Drought Information Statement-/-April 26, 2019

  Improvement Continues In Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado…   SYNOPSIS:  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain throughout February and March, has brought marked improvement in the drought that has plagued Colorado throughout much of the 2018 […]

Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

  The council has approved Resolution 19-04-02 which modifies Stage One water restrictions in light of the easing of the drought situation and improved water well levels over the past year. Public Works Director, Pat Mason, explained the change will eliminate Friday as a non-watering day and extends daytime watering hours by one hour through […]

Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

    The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved funding for the 2nd Annual Downtown Custom and Classic Expo set for downtown Lamar and East Beech Street August 16-17.  The funding, $3,500, will go toward marketing and advertising for the car show which will offer five bands and a mature-material comedy show as well as custom […]

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

    Wear some walking shoes and make plans to attend the official ribbon-cutting of the long-awaited Lamar Loop, set for Saturday, May 4th, between 11am and 2pm. The site will be the two, new picnic shelters at the Trail Head on the east side of Willow Creek Park. Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, Kendra […]

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

        At 7:00 am this morning, (Monday, April 15, 2019) John Martin Dam opened up its gates for the first time since November 1st! This is the first release since the completion of the stilling basin project. Flows are starting out relatively low, but expect them to increase as we start to […]

781 Citations Issued During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

781 Citations Issued During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

    STATEWIDE — Last year, 215 unbuckled drivers and passengers were killed in crashes in Colorado, accounting for more than half of the state’s 410 total passenger vehicle deaths. To address low seat belt usage in rural areas, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies recently […]

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

Holly Trustees Narrow Administrator Search

    The Holly Trustees plan to interview two finalists for the Town Administrator’s post during a session tentatively scheduled for April 18th.  The Trustees met with consultant Steve Rabe during their April 3rd meeting to review the procedures they will employ during the interview session including provisions for salary, termination and length of contract. […]

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

Lamar Replacing Pool Slide

    Work is underway at the Lamar Municipal Pool in preparation for the new season beginning May 27th.  One major undertaking is removing and replacing the old slide with a new one.  A work crew has broken down the old whirly side and is ready to install the new one. “We work from the […]

Council Addresses Homeowner’s Property Value Concerns

Council Addresses Homeowner’s Property Value Concerns

  Blight or a simple shabby appearance of buildings in a city can also occur in the suburbs, as evidenced from the concerns expressed by several Lamar residents who make their home in Willow Valley. While that neighborhood isn’t troubled by abandoned or derelict houses, there have been complaints that some homes, and more of […]

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

Council Discusses Ordinance for Derelict/Abandoned Downtown Buildings

          Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, handed council members copies of code ordinances used by other communities as a means of curtailing or eliminating blighted buildings in their towns. “They can be reviewed to aid us in coming to a decision about what to do with our own situation,” Sutherland explained.  […]

CDOT to Add Passing Lanes on US 287 South of Lamar

CDOT to Add Passing Lanes on US 287 South of Lamar

    Width-restrictions will be in place for loads over 12 feet. Motorists can expect delays as traffic will be placed in a single-lane with traffic stops   PROWERS COUNTY – On Monday, April 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project to add a new northbound passing lane to US 287 from […]

9/11 Memorial Donations Start to Grow

9/11 Memorial Donations Start to Grow

      The donations for the Wall of Honor plaques at the 9/11 Memorial site on Big Timbers Museum property are beginning to grow. Organizer Doug Harbour has been successful finding an engraver who can produce an attractive and long-lasting plaque which will be purchased for a $50 donation to honor a friend or […]

Commissioners Approve Special Events Permit for Bent-Prowers Cattle

Commissioners Approve Special Events Permit for Bent-Prowers Cattle

  The Prowers County Commissioners held a brief regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, March 26th following their morning work session. Following a public hearing on the matter, the commissioners approved an application for a special events permit for the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association, set for Saturday, April 6th at the Lamar Community College Equine […]