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County Planning Commission Approves GP Aggregate Expansion

County Planning Commission Approves GP Aggregate Expansion

  The Prowers County Planning Commission voted to approve an amended Special Use Permit application for the West Farm Gravel Pit, to adjust the boundaries of their Department of Reclamation, Mining and Safety Permit during a public hearing held Wednesday, March 31st at the Home Ec Building at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  This will allow […]

DROP IT AND DRIVE

DROP IT AND DRIVE

Distracted driving remains a top cause of fatal and injury crashes! COLORADO – Distractions behind the wheel didn’t start with cell phones, and with every interruption comes an increase in risk for a preventable crash. Often viewed as a young-person problem, Colorado drivers admit distracted driving transcends generations.  85% of drivers in Colorado admit to […]

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

      The Lamar City Council is moving forward with purchase plans for the municipal airport, having negotiated a purchase price from the Fixed Base Operators, Eric and Tanya McSwan. The council decided the best course of action, in light of the McSwan’s announcement to end their contract with the city earlier this year, […]

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Packing Plant

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Packing Plant

    Curtis Tempel and Clint States provided updated information for the Granada Trustees on their plans to construct a packing plant west of the community, beginning sometime later this year. Tempel laid out his initial plans to the Trustees last year and secured the property adjacent to Camp Amache, west of Granada, off Highway […]

City Council Okays Water Distribution Projects

City Council Okays Water Distribution Projects

      Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted several areas of council interest on the calendar during the February 8th meeting, including improvements that had been planned for the Public Meeting Room in council chambers. The facelift includes a new sound system and council digital voting system for display. There is also new seating […]

Bridging the Past, Present & Future (Granada Bridge Included)

Bridging the Past, Present & Future (Granada Bridge Included)

  DENVER – The recent listing of 46 of the state’s bridges on this year’s list of Colorado’s Most Endangered Places is a proactive, future-oriented endeavor by the Colorado Department of Transportation to preserve and prioritize a unique aspect of the state’s history. In collaboration with Colorado Preservation, Inc., CDOT is undertaking an effort to […]

Council Approves Water Deal for Highway 287 Construction

Council Approves Water Deal for Highway 287 Construction

    Several weeks from now, CDOT and Scott Contracting will begin a road improvement project from Savage Avenue, south along Highway 287.  The 3.5-mile-long project will require 3 million gallons of water by the time it’s completed in July.  The construction company is building a batch plant north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course and […]

US Highway 287 Lamar Resurfacing & Roadway Improvements Project

US Highway 287 Lamar Resurfacing & Roadway Improvements Project

  Project virtual open house online, February 22 – March 1, link in contact Prowers County — In early March, 2021, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to improve a portion of US 287 through Lamar. (The project will begin in the vicinity of Savage Avenue). The project will include concrete pavement overlay, […]

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at approximately 5:00 PM. The crash occurred approximately 4 miles east of the town of Vilas on Colorado 160 in Baca County. A silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Ivan Villa-Tarin (20-year-old male from Concordia, KS) […]

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

      The fate of the Southeast Colorado Regional Airport is up in the air. The need for new operators or a new contract was discussed during the February 8th Lamar City Council meeting. Tanya and Eric McSwan, who have been the fixed base operators at the airport for several years, have asked the […]

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

  Efforts Aim to Bring Visitors to Canyons & Plains Region   February 5, 2021 — Two hundred years ago, the Santa Fe Trail was America’s first international highway. Merchants traveled through what is now Colorado, including Prowers County, to trade goods between the United States and Mexico. Today, organizers of the bicentennial commemoration are […]

Colorado Mtr Vehicle License Plate Update from PC Clerk & Recorder

Colorado Mtr Vehicle License Plate Update from PC Clerk & Recorder

  On the night of October 14th, 2020, CCi and the License Plate tag plant were shut down due to a positive COVID-19 result. CCi will be shut down until health officials assess the situations and clear them to open. All production of license plates and registration products has been halted i.e. specialty license plates […]

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at approximately 08:55 hours, there was a 10 vehicle crash in a dust storm on Highway 40 just west of Wild Horse, Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol reported Vehicle #1 was travelling west on Highway 40 approximately at milepost 432 when it came upon a vehicle stopped in the west […]

County Clerk Offers Online Vehicle Registration

County Clerk Offers Online Vehicle Registration

  All motor vehicle yearly renewal transactions can be processed online at mydmv.colorado.gov, or mail your payment and renewal card notice to us through the Postal Service, or drop your payment and renewal card notice in the ballot drop box located in the parking lot east of the courthouse building, or call our office at […]

Trooper Tips - What’s around the Bend

Trooper Tips – What’s around the Bend

      I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays this year. It’s been a hard and difficult year for a lot of people. With that being said, people don’t need anything else sad happening to them. The last thing I want for anyone is to get that knock on the door and being […]