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Train Depot Award Ceremony

Train Depot Award Ceremony

      The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger Depot will be recognized Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Lamar Welcome Center (109 E Beech St, Lamar, CO 81052) as a result of its listing on the National Registration of Historic Places. A plaque will be presented at the Train Depot on behalf […]

Two Die in Car-Train Crash in Las Animas

Two Die in Car-Train Crash in Las Animas

  The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Bent County Road 8.75 just west of Las Animas, CO, in Bent County, State of Colorado. The crash occurred on September 20, 2019, at approximately 0831 hours.  A 2001 Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on Bent County Road 8.75 approaching a railroad […]

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. […]

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

    Railroad line maintenance costs are playing a major role in continued passenger service for Amtrak’s Southwest Chief which runs through southeast Colorado, connecting a number of small communities in New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. The economic impact to La Junta, Lamar, Garden City, Kansas and other communities was discussed by Prowers Economic Prosperity […]

Skateboarders Are Enjoying Wheels Park

Skateboarders Are Enjoying Wheels Park

    Ms Ashley Mayjoy, RN, BSN is involved in a capstone project researching a community health policy which could benefit Lamar as the city has opened the long-awaited Wheels/Skateboard Park and the proposed Lamar Loop. Her research involves the question of personal safety for residents who will use the facilities, specifically for safety headgear […]

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

  The Lamar City Council, approved on first reading, the ordinance providing for the appropriations of expenditures and revenues for fiscal year, 2018. That action followed a hearing for public comment on the proposed budget. Thirteen areas of finance are considered in the annual budget, ranging from the General Fund which is set at $8,345,031 […]

Dodged a Bullet?

Dodged a Bullet?

Although Lamar residents encountered snow and winds and downed tree limbs, compared to other areas of Prowers County, we got our moisture, but not all that much snow. Springfield and other southern Colorado communities had anywhere from 10 inches of snow to 7.5 as reported in Campo by the National Weather Service and from four […]

Amtrak Officials Return to Lamar, Discuss Rail Upgrade Strategies

Amtrak Officials Return to Lamar, Discuss Rail Upgrade Strategies

The Tiger VIII Funding grant for 2016 for BNSF railroad track improvements was passed over for 2016. Members of the Southwest Chief Commission are requesting a debriefing from CDOT officials to determine why, in light of past awards on Tiger Grant VI and VII applications in the previous two years.  Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, […]