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Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

  70 Drivers Cited for Unrestrained Children STATEWIDE — With Coloradans starting to travel more, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and 59 law enforcement agencies across Colorado teamed up for a statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement from July 12-19. A total of 1,695 drivers were cited during the enforcement for either the driver […]

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

  STATEWIDE: For the past four years, the three-month period between June and August has had the highest passenger vehicle fatality total of any other three-month period. To combat impaired driving in the state, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement are back for the Summer Blitz DUI […]

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

Residential Development Incentive Package Approved by Lamar City Council

    The Lamar City Council approved Resolution 20-03-01 for a new residential development and construction incentive program during its March 9th meeting. This follows a March 2nd work session at which time the program to help promote new home construction and new residential developments was discussed. The resolution authorizes a one-year incentive program featuring […]

US 50B Surface Treatment Between Fowler and Manzanola

US 50B Surface Treatment Between Fowler and Manzanola

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is improving an eight-mile stretch of US 50 between Fowler and Manzanola. A full closure of US 50 from mile points (MP) 351.95 to MP 359.03 between Fowler and Manzanola is required from March 16 through late fall 2020. Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 […]

Lamar Can Benefit from Switch of Funding Sources for Main Street Projects

Lamar Can Benefit from Switch of Funding Sources for Main Street Projects

    The Lamar City Council decided to go with a different funding source for civic improvement projects during its February 24th meeting. Community Development Director, Angie Cue, explained the estimated duration of the City of Lamar’s Main Street Streetscaping project, estimated at $500,000, could extend into 2023. Local CDOT engineers have expressed concerns that […]

Lamar Council Okays Renovation/Construction Projects for the City

Lamar Council Okays Renovation/Construction Projects for the City

    Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Inspector, presented an ordinance for the dedication of a new city street. Originally, Ordinance 733 vacated Clifton Street and Fifth Street in March, 1979. Brooks explained the request to repeal the ordinance in light of the possible development of the property located north of the Lamar Inn and […]

PEP Begins 2020 Focus

PEP Begins 2020 Focus

    The first Prowers Economic Development (PEP) meeting of 2020 was conducted in the economic development organization’s new headquarters at 223 South Main Street in Lamar. Tara Hosick, Interim Executive Director, welcomed the board and delegates as well as Clifford Boxley, the 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, who represented the organization with his […]

Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

    The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the annexation of properties at 1408, 1412, 1412.5 and 1416 North Main Street in Lamar. This is an area of land formally known as Opel’s Pub as well as several adjacent buildings which have fallen into disrepair over the years. A public hearing was held by […]

2019 Year in Review - OCTOBER

2019 Year in Review – OCTOBER

  The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year. Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products LAMAR, October 10, 2019 – As of Friday, October 4, 2019, Gateway Safety Flare (GSF) of Lamar announced that it has completed the […]

Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

    Colorado Green Holdings, LLC received permission from the Prowers County Planning and Zoning Commission for an amended Special Use Permit on Wednesday, December 11th. The permit will allow the company to reduce the number of turbines from 108 to 100 over the next several months and was granted following a public hearing. Avanagrid […]

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

The council approved the 2020 budget for the City of Lamar, passing Ordinance 1234 which provides for the appropriation of revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. The general fund is $8,681,941 and the sales tax fund is listed at $3,921,246. Other areas covered include E-911 Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Sanitation, Water & Sewer and […]

CDOT Names Steve Harelson as Chief Engineer

CDOT Names Steve Harelson as Chief Engineer

      Denver – Steve Harelson will serve as the Colorado Department of Transportation’s next chief engineer, effective immediately. Steve has been part of CDOT since 2002, and has served as the West Program Engineer in the Denver metro region since 2013. His breadth of experience ranges from hydraulic engineering, planning and design work […]

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

      STATEWIDE — Between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law agencies teamed up for six high visibility enforcement periods as part of The Heat Is On campaign. The enforcement periods are meant to ensure every Coloradan gets home safely, […]

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% - Usage is record for the state

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% – Usage is record for the state

      STATEWIDE — More Coloradans will be buckling up when they hit the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to a recent survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt use increased by 2% in 2019. This is the highest rate since record-keeping began in 1997 when the state […]

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim - Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim – Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

      DENVER – Each year after Colorado’s snowy winters, the warm summer days entice motorcycle riders to the roadways. However, taking to the roads has become more dangerous for motorcyclists in recent years. In 2018, 103 motorcycle riders lost their lives in Colorado. So far this year, 65 motorcyclists have been killed, compared […]