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Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Restrictions on public access to the railroad trestle bridge in the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area will be strictly enforced after a recent near-tragedy involving a passenger train and two anglers.  Effective immediately, the public is barred from any access to the railroad trestle bridge by the BNSF Railway Police. […]

Nice Touch for Downtown

Nice Touch for Downtown

  It didn’t take long for the new decorative flower pots to grace the Lamar downtown business district once the CDOT TAP grant letter was received by the City of Lamar this past Monday, June 10th. Angie Cue, Downtown Development Director, informed the council during their regular meeting, that the long-awaited funds-release letter had been […]

Baca County Receives Grant for Fairgrounds Upgrades

  June 12, 2019   The Honorable Glen Ausmus, Chair Baca County 741 Main Street Suite 1 Springfield, CO 81073 RE: EIAF 8917 – Baca County Fairgrounds Improvements Dear Chair Ausmus: The Department of Local Affairs is in receipt of your application for state Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance funds. These revenues are derived from […]

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

  Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg will visit Lamar and Lamar Community College, Thursday, June 20th for an evening meet-and-greet as one leg on several tours Commissioner Greenberg has made across Colorado.  Intended stops include Colorado’s High Plains, San Luis Valley and Western Slope where she is meeting with local ranchers and farmers to […]

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

LAMAR, CO – Significant upward momentum is what Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) is planning for as the organization finalized the hiring of an economic development consultant on Monday, June 10. Following a recommendation from the hiring committee, the Board of Directors approved the contract for Lamar native Tara Smith-Hosick. Hosick is expected to serve as […]

Year-Round E15, A Renewable Energy Win for Colorado

Year-Round E15, A Renewable Energy Win for Colorado

        May 31, 2019 – Presidents of Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Administrative Committee (CCAC) and Vice President of Front Range Ethanol issued statements regarding the final rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) allowing retailers to sell gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) year-round. This rule is a win for […]

Council Recognizes Aviation Appreciation Month

Council Recognizes Aviation Appreciation Month

    The council adopted Proclamation #19-06 declaring June 2019 as General Aviation Appreciation Month, initiated by the non-profit coalition, Alliance for Aviation Across America. The group’s purpose is to raise awareness about the value of general aviation and local airports, particularly those that serve rural communities such as the Lamar Municipal Airport, currently undergoing […]

Turbine Repairs Impact Power Generation

Turbine Repairs Impact Power Generation

    First quarter wind turbine data indicates that the Lamar Light Plant’s three wind turbines have generated 1.821.01 MWH’s of electricity with an average capacity of 15.98% so far in 2019. First quarter power generation is approximately 35.97% lower than the same time frame in 2018.  The T-1 wind turbine is still off-line and […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2019 --/-- UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2019 –/– UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.55 billion pounds in April, up 6 percent from the 4.28 billion pounds produced in April 2018. Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.83 million head, up 7 percent from April 2018. The average live weight […]

First Students Graduate LCC with Construction Trades Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

First Students Graduate LCC with Construction Trades Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

    (Lamar, CO) – LCC is pleased to announce that five students have successfully completed their Construction Trades Associate of Applied Science degree: Bill Williams, Montana Barlow, Hunter Wilson, Krystal Ramsey, and Quentin Coberley. The students completed all four semesters of the program and are the first graduates since the program’s redesign in 2016-2017. […]

Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

    Three area students will receive $1,000 each in the 2019 Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Scholarship contest. They are:  Giselle Sanchez from Lamar High School, Blake Wilson from Wiley High School and Jordan Parker from McClave High School.  There were seven applications this year with three from Lamar and McClave and one from Wiley.  LUB […]

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board considered a funding application from Anderson and Company PC this past Monday, May 13th, but decided to fund a portion, not the full request for HVAC and roof replacements. Angie Cue, Community Development Director, approached the board with the request for $6,603 which would be applied to the […]

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

  Now that six months has almost past, the Lamar City Council has forwarded a contract extension agreement to the Prowers County Commissioners for the second half of an ambulance service contract which was approved this past December. After some negotiation the County agreed to pay the City of Lamar $60,000 for six months of […]

Getting a Peek at the Past

Getting a Peek at the Past

    A portion of the green metal façade on the building owned by Al Sanders on South Main Street began to be peeled away this past Friday, May 10th.  Sanders has owned the corner building that houses Al’s Boot Repair and More and Vendor’s Gallery at the intersection of Main and West Olive Streets […]

Granada Trustees Ponder Ordinances for Building Permits and Trash Burns

Granada Trustees Ponder Ordinances for Building Permits and Trash Burns

    Agenda items before the Granada Trustees for their monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 8th, included discussion for a trash burning ordinance as well as widening the scope of town-issued building permits.  Other items included needed repairs for the town’s primary fire truck and progress on the landfill issues. Granada residents pay $25 for a […]