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Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, under the Consent Agenda, passed on second reading, the modified Ordinance No. 1245 establishing an Advisory Board of Public Safety for the City of Lamar during its June 14th meeting.  The council is expected to set in motion the requirements for assembling the future board membership. City Treasurer, Kristin […]

Springfield is one of Four Communities Receiving Revitalizing Main Streets Grants

Springfield is one of Four Communities Receiving Revitalizing Main Streets Grants

    STATEWIDE- As local businesses in Boulder and across the state enter the next phase of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the City of Boulder came together on Thursday to recognize the positive impacts and enduring community value stemming from the Revitalizing Main Streets Program projects awarded and […]

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

  The Colorado Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to protect the state’s wildlife corridors, which would conserve native species while improving road safety and bolstering Colorado’s economy. The bipartisan resolution was introduced earlier this month by Democratic Senator Jessie Danielson and Republican Representative Perry Will. The legislation, which marks a monumental step towards preserving […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Shows Fatalities Surge on Colorado Hwys

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Shows Fatalities Surge on Colorado Hwys

  DENVER – With traffic fatalities up 12% over this time last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol are partnering with 47 law enforcement agencies for the largest seat belt enforcement campaign of the year, Click It or Ticket. A press conference will also serve as the kickoff for multiple impaired […]

CDOT Begins Awarding New Revitalizing Main Streets Grants from Additional State Stimulus Funding

CDOT Begins Awarding New Revitalizing Main Streets Grants from Additional State Stimulus Funding

    STATEWIDE- The Colorado Department of Transportation continues to award Revitalizing Main Streets grants to help communities improve their roadways and community infrastructure, supporting strong economic activity and public safety. The Revitalizing Main Streets grant program began last summer in an effort to mitigate the negative economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. The continuation […]

Signed Law: Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

Signed Law: Off Highway Vehicles Not Allowed on Streets, Highways in Colorado

COLORADO – On May 7, 2021 Governor Jared Polis signed into state law that off highway vehicles (OHV), regardless of the state or other jurisdiction in which the off-highway vehicle is registered or titled, will not be allowed on public streets, roads, or highways of the State. Off highway vehicles include ATVs, four wheelers, and side-by-sides, and […]

CDOT Launches Safety Campaign for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

CDOT Launches Safety Campaign for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    2020 was Colorado’s deadliest year on record for motorcyclists STATEWIDE – On the heels of the deadliest year on record for motorcyclists, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching a new campaign aimed at keeping motorcyclists safe. May is also Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which coincides with the beginning of the riding […]

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week

      DENVER – The 21st Annual National Work Zone Awareness Week is underway, a focused effort to remind motorists and workers alike on the need to be safe and remain vigilant through areas where road construction and maintenance operations are taking place. This year’s theme of “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives” aims […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

  The City of Lamar and Cobblestone Development, LLC are moving forward with plans for a franchise motel to be constructed over the next two years. The economic development incentive agreement has been approved and the council authorized Mayor Kirk Crespin to sign during their meeting on November 23rd. The motel project would be located […]

Fall DUI enforcement results in 1,398 arrests

Fall DUI enforcement results in 1,398 arrests

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies statewide teamed up to conduct the Fall Fest heightened DUI enforcement period from Sept. 11 –Oct.28, resulting in 1398 DUI arrests. This is a decrease from the 1,534 arrests made during the same period last year. “While […]

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket enforcement begins Monday

Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket enforcement begins Monday

    COLORADO SPRINGS— Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 29 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state will begin a two-week Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period. The heightened enforcement period will run through Sunday, Nov. 29. El Paso County has had […]