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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 […]

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

  Summer is getting closer. You can tell by the occasional warm day that reminds you the lawn mower may need to be tuned up.  So this means yard work is not too far in the future. If you are like me, my truck is used to carry everything. Some items fit well, and others […]

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. […]

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 […]

Lamar Library to Display Moon Rocks

Lamar Library to Display Moon Rocks

  The Lamar Library will have several moon rocks on display for the general public as part of the Summer Reading Program, “Universe of Stories”, June 3rd through July 12th.    The Lamar Police will provide security on Friday, June 14th from 2pm to 4pm when the lunar rock samples will be on display.  Lamar Librarian, […]

Click It or Ticket Rural Enforcement Begins Monday

Click It or Ticket Rural Enforcement Begins Monday

    STATEWIDE — Starting Monday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a six-day Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through March 31. In 2018, five of the six counties with […]

Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

  It was discovered by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles and the Colorado Clerk and Recorders’ that there was an error in the State’s motor vehicle system when calculating the Specific Ownership Tax (SOT) for vehicles whose renewal was in the month of December 2018. The calculation errors overcharged certain customers Specific Ownership Tax […]

Riding into a New Season

Riding into a New Season

  Tuesday, March 19th, was the last day of winter and with temperatures in the upper 50’s it was a perfect time to take a brand new bicycle out for a spin on the brand new Lamar Loop. A group of middle and high school students from Lamar joined with Byron Hall, President of the […]

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

  Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar, told Coalition members this past Monday, the Center will be “closed up tight” through the summer to allow needed renovations to take place.  Danny Tinnes, RE-2 School Board member, also attended the meeting. “We’re not exactly sure […]

LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

The Lamar Utility board held a brief meeting on Tuesday, March 12th as they tabled a planned customer presentation regarding Solar Interconnect with Lamar Light and Power.  A group of citizens who use solar power to offset a portion of their electrical costs have approached board members in the past, seeking a clarification of the […]

New Name Coming for Lamar Airport

New Name Coming for Lamar Airport

  The Lamar City Council approved a resolution of support to change the name of the Lamar Municipal Airport to Southeast Colorado Regional Airport, which will better reflect the scope of the market area being served. A request had been made of the council earlier in the year and this action, taken during the council […]

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

    The Sales Tax for the City of Lamar was up 2.43% for January, 2019, collected in February of this year. The gain accounts for $5,792.85 in revenue comparing 2018 figures to $243,849.61 collected for this year.  Use Tax collections for this period dropped 65.14% for a loss of $25,889.36 and Other Collections were […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 3”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 3”

  Over the past 2 months I’ve talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We touched on the topic of mixing drinking, drugs, and driving.  Now let’s look at two of the most common ones we deal with every day; distracted driving […]

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

    American Civil Constructors work crews will return to Lamar one more time to finalize work on Main Street and Highway 287 beginning Monday, March 18th.  Tony Gregoritch of ACC informed The Prowers Journal that some of the remaining tasks include: Grind/Smooth the roadway surface (Park St. to Lamar Canal Rd.) Saw & Seal […]