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Lamar Moves Forward with Housing Project

Lamar Moves Forward with Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council received an update on the workforce housing program which will construct 60 new houses for essential workers in six southeastern Colorado communities.  During the October 25th meeting, John Fulton, representative for Southern Colorado Economic Development District, said these are pre-sold homes which will be made available first, to those […]

Lane Splitting is Against the Law in Colorado

Lane Splitting is Against the Law in Colorado

  Motorcyclists can share a lane with a fellow rider, but stripe-riding is a “no go” (COLORADO) – The Colorado State Patrol is sending a clear reminder to motorcycle riders that lane splitting is illegal in Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, “Passing or overtaking a vehicle in the same lane is illegal […]

Lamar Council Approves Electric Charging Stations

Lamar Council Approves Electric Charging Stations

    The Lamar City Council voted to meet the growing demand for charge stations for vehicles using electricity for their main power source.  The action came following considerable discussion during the October 11th meeting over how the location of the two proposals would encroach on daily traffic around the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and […]

Groundbreaking for Cobblestone Motel

Groundbreaking for Cobblestone Motel

  The local owners/investors of the Lamar Colorado “Cobblestone Hotel & Suites” located at 1215 N. Main St., Lamar, Colorado held a ceremonial ground breaking for this much awaited addition to Lamar at the site on Wednesday, October 6th. The event was attended by members of the Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council, Prowers Economic […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

  DENVER, Colo. – As drone use becomes increasingly popular, Colorado’s state parks and wildlife agency urges the public to help protect wildlife, even from the air. Although technology increases access in many positive ways, it can also pose a threat to wildlife by causing increased stress and even death for some animals. Wildlife biologists […]

NCGA Sees Benefits from Ethanol for Fuel Legislation

NCGA Sees Benefits from Ethanol for Fuel Legislation

  The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently welcomed the reintroduction of The Next Generation Fuels Act (H.R. 5089), legislation to transition gasoline and vehicles to low-carbon, higher octane fuel to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet future needs of more advanced vehicles by taking advantage of the benefits of higher ethanol blends. The […]

Online renewals for Coloradans ages 66+ Now Open for Good

Online renewals for Coloradans ages 66+ Now Open for Good

      LAKEWOOD, — With the implementation of the Driver’s License Electronic Renewal By Seniors Act (HB21-1139), Colorado seniors now have the permanent ability to renew their driver license or identification card online. Coloradans ages 66 and older can renew their driver license or ID online at myDMV.Colorado.gov or via the myColorado™ app. The […]

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

  A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

Trooper Tips - Is It Winter Driving Season Already

Trooper Tips – Is It Winter Driving Season Already

  I guess it’s that time of year to make sure everyone is ready for the impending snow season.  This is mostly a list of making sure you haven’t taken anything out of your vehicles that you may need when you are traveling this winter. Let’s go over the basics.  Are your tires in good […]

BNSF Work Will Require Two-day Closure of US 287 in Lamar

BNSF Work Will Require Two-day Closure of US 287 in Lamar

    Lamar — Colorado Department of Transportation will close US 287, between Hickory Street and Beech Street in Lamar, on Sept. 12 and 13 for BSNF to replace tracks at the railroad crossing. BSNF will also be installing new concrete slabs at the crossing, which is required work in order for CDOT to complete […]

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

    The Union Pacific, “Big Boy” 1941 train engine, #4014, is making the rounds throughout the southwest, including stops for Kit Carson, Hugo and Deer Trail on Sunday, September 5th. If you’re a train enthusiast, you need to view this last of its kind locomotive, capable of hauling major loads up steep, mountainous tracks […]

September Snow is Possible in Colorado

September Snow is Possible in Colorado

Chain Law Goes into Effect Wednesday, Sept. 1 (COLO) – With weather forecasts including 80 and 90-degree temperatures on the front range, it’s hard to imagine potential snowfall in Colorado’s high country. Yet, summer snow is not that unusual at higher elevations in our state. That’s why each year, from September 1 to May 31, […]

City Administrator Search Resumes, Troy Manor Property May Have a Buyer

City Administrator Search Resumes, Troy Manor Property May Have a Buyer

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, and the city council set an executive session for August 30th to meet with the city administrator search team representative, Larry Gilley of SGR, to discuss four new candidates available for the position.  “We can look at the new candidates and make a decision from that point, or we can […]

DUI Enforcement Ramps Up as Summer Winds Down

DUI Enforcement Ramps Up as Summer Winds Down

  36% of traffic fatalities involve a suspected impaired driver STATEWIDE — Summer will soon come to a close, but driving impaired is never in season. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are coming together for a late summer DUI campaign from Aug. 18 to Sept. 6. Additional […]

CSP Investigates Highway 40 Fatality

CSP Investigates Highway 40 Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash which resulted in one fatality on Friday, August 13, 2021. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 40 and Highway 287, just east of Kit Carson in Cheyenne County, Colorado. A 2014 Subaru Forester was traveling eastbound on Highway 40. The Subaru failed to […]