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745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

745 lives lost on Colorado roads in 2022

      Most roadway deaths since 1981   STATEWIDE — In 2022, Colorado lost 745 lives to traffic fatalities, the most roadway deaths in the state since 1981, according to preliminary data. This is a 57% increase from just 10 years ago and includes a record number of pedestrians and motorcyclists. Today, CDOT, Colorado […]

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

  Lots of vehicles pass through Lamar every day, but residents are going to look twice at the type and number of vehicles that stop in town for a lunch break on Saturday, July 1st.  Lamar is one leg of a 2,300-mile Hemming’s Great Race spanning the miles between St. Augustine, Florida on June 24th […]

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

Grants Will Provide Additional Lighting for Lamar’s Parks

  Lamar Police Chief and Mayor Kirk Crespin officiated at the swearing-in ceremony for two new Lamar Police Department officers, Joshua Bourdreau and Liam Toomey at the outset of the January 9th council meeting. City Treasurer, Kristin Schwartz recapped the 2023 Department of Justice Safer Street Grants the city received at the end of 2022.  […]

When Road Etiquette Goes Out the Window

When Road Etiquette Goes Out the Window

Troopers see aggressive driving behavior leading lane violations (COLO) – Colorado roadways see heavy volume every season throughout the year, which only underscores the importance of sharing the road and following simple rules. Yet, based on data from the Colorado State Patrol (2019 – August 2022), aggressive driving is the top reason drivers commit lane […]

Fort Bent Canal Bridge Nearing Completion

Fort Bent Canal Bridge Nearing Completion

  A pedestrian bridge spanning the Ft Bent Canal on the northeast boundary of Lamar Community College is on its way towards completion.  This is a CDOT funded project which involves building a five-foot-wide pedestrian bridge over the canal with five-foot ADA ramps and sidewalks on both ends of the bridge connecting the LCC parking […]

DMV Reminds Motorists of Dangers of Driving Intoxicated

DMV Reminds Motorists of Dangers of Driving Intoxicated

      LAKEWOOD, Monday Dec. 19, 2022 — Normally the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles helps save lives through registering organ and tissue donors at driver license offices throughout the state, but this holiday season, the DMV wants to help save lives another way — by spreading the message about the dangers of drunk […]

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

‘Tis the Season for Sober Rides: CDOT Begins Multiweek Holiday DUI enforcement

  36% of traffic fatalities in 2022 involve impairment Statewide — ‘Tis the season…for safe and sober rides. From Dec. 8-20, the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol and 65 local law enforcement agencies are coming together for the Holiday Parties high-visibility DUI enforcement period, reminding Coloradans to hand over the keys if […]

Highway 287 Lamar Project - Road Update

Highway 287 Lamar Project – Road Update

The US 287 Resurfacing and Roadway Improvements project in Lamar continues to make progress. Traffic continues to be reduced to single lane head-to-head configuration. Your patience is appreciated as we work to improve this section of roadway.  Work this week includes shoulder paving, curb and gutter paving, and ADA curb ramp paving. The following are […]

Highway 287 Construction Update through December 2nd in Lamar

Highway 287 Construction Update through December 2nd in Lamar

The US 287 Resurfacing and Roadway Improvements project continues to make progress. Traffic continues to be reduced to single lane head-to-head configuration. Your patience is appreciated as we work to improve this section of roadway. The following are impacts for the upcoming week to be aware of:  Work the week of November 28 to December […]

Charge Point EV Stalls are Under Construction at Lamar Chamber

Charge Point EV Stalls are Under Construction at Lamar Chamber

    Additional electric vehicle charging stations will soon be available in Lamar as construction is underway for the Charge Point line of connecting points, adjacent to the stage at the Enchanted Forest. Excavation work began last week on the eastern side of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce parking lot, at the same location as […]

CSP Information on What to Do if Too Tired to Drive

CSP Information on What to Do if Too Tired to Drive

  (COLO) – Whether impacted by insomnia, a disrupted sleep schedule or even the end of Daylight Savings, not getting enough sleep before driving is a dangerous idea. According to the National Safety Council drowsy driving is similar to driving under the influence of alcohol and can make drivers three times more likely to be in a […]

Colorado State Patrol ‘Stay In Your Lane Campaign’ - Put the Phones Down

Colorado State Patrol ‘Stay In Your Lane Campaign’ – Put the Phones Down

      (COLORADO) – On July 1, 2022, the Colorado State Patrol launched a 12-month campaign in an effort to educate Colorado motorists about the dangers that occur when driver’s fail to stay in their lane.  Through enforcement and a proactive awareness campaign called “Stay in Your Lane,” troopers want drivers to understand that […]

1819 Improvements are on the Right Track

1819 Improvements are on the Right Track

    The upgrade, clean-up and paint job for the steam locomotive and coal car, the #1819 “Prairie Engine” that serves as a representation of the routes of travel across the High Plains, is almost complete.  For the past several weeks, employees from Royalty Construction, which is a locally owned and operated construction enterprise, have […]

Historic Colorado Contest for State's 150th Anniversary License Plate Design

Historic Colorado Contest for State’s 150th Anniversary License Plate Design

LAKEWOOD, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 — From Buffalo Bill Cody to Molly Brown and Dr. Justina Ford, Coloradans have a habit of making history, and with the DMV’s newest effort, Centennial State residents have another opportunity to do just that. The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is pleased to launch the Historic Colorado Contest, […]

Pedestrian Bridge Construction Underway for Ft. Bent Canal

Pedestrian Bridge Construction Underway for Ft. Bent Canal

Some basic construction work is now underway at Lamar Community College, using funds from a last year’s $200,000 CDOT Grant to the City of Lamar.  The plans call for a pedestrian bridge which will span the Fort Bent Canal and provide easier and safer access for college students to connect to businesses on South Main […]