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CDOT to Add Passing Lanes on US 287 South of Lamar

CDOT to Add Passing Lanes on US 287 South of Lamar

    Width-restrictions will be in place for loads over 12 feet. Motorists can expect delays as traffic will be placed in a single-lane with traffic stops   PROWERS COUNTY – On Monday, April 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin a project to add a new northbound passing lane to US 287 from […]

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

    American Civil Constructors work crews will return to Lamar one more time to finalize work on Main Street and Highway 287 beginning Monday, March 18th.  Tony Gregoritch of ACC informed The Prowers Journal that some of the remaining tasks include: Grind/Smooth the roadway surface (Park St. to Lamar Canal Rd.) Saw & Seal […]

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

    Several organizations were granted waivers for use of the Prowers County Fairgrounds for their scheduled events in 2019. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the rental of the fairgrounds for the annual Sand and Sage Roundup set for August 3rd through the 10th this year.  Axel Thurner, representing the Vaqueros Saddle Club and the […]

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

    The 2019 Pedal the Plains, three-day biking event, will be held in Lamar, Springfield and Holly between Friday, September 13th through the 15th.  Each of the three days takes a commitment from community volunteers, according to Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.  She and several members of the planning group held an overview meeting for […]

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

    They’re gone! Construction workers, flag holders, earth moving machines, concrete trucks…all seemed to disappear as of late Friday, December 14th.  The last observed task was steam-blasting away the temporary road stripes at the north end of Main, around Loaf and Jug and putting down some new paint for lanes now that almost all […]

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

  American Civil Constructors, the firm which is renovating portions of North and South Main Streets through Lamar, is progressing through the third stage of the project which involves the section of work on the west side of North Main from Hickory to Sherman Streets.  It will be moving the operation onto the east side […]

New Signage for Safety

New Signage for Safety

  Three locations on Highway 287 through Lamar have been equipped with electronic street-crossing signage as part of the overall Downtown Project, according to Brian Long, CDOT Resident Engineer. Traveling north, motorists will encounter the three at the Lamar Community College Baseball Field at Merchant’s Park. This lighting system is known as RRFB, or Rectangular […]

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

    Two fires broke out on the southeast Colorado plains Friday afternoon, June 15th, and as of Monday, June 18th, according to Prowers County Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the causes have not been determined. 148 acres of uncut wheat were burned, just south of the Hixson farms, along Highway 287, about 7 miles south […]

Road Construction on Main Street Entering New Phase

Road Construction on Main Street Entering New Phase

    Tony Gregorich of American Civil Constructors announced he’ll be visiting with Main Street businesses in Lamar, updating owners on the latest gains made by the construction crews. Crews are wrapping up the concrete operations for Phase ll between Oak and Beech Streets and they will continue to move northwards to begin Phases lll […]

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

Out With the Old, in With the Blue

The second phase of US Highway 287 construction through downtown Lamar has been underway for about three weeks now and it seems to be moving at a quicker pace than the initial phase of roadwork between Park and Oak Streets. Crews recently installed a waterline on the south side of the railroad tracks to the […]

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

    The Lamar City Council was provided with a Highway 287/Main Street construction update by a representative of American Civil Constructors, the engineering firm contracted for the highway upgrade during their January 8th meeting. “Once we get done with the east side between Park and Oak Streets, we’ll start on the median and that […]

County Lending Support to Historic Marker Upgrade-Properties Planned for Upgrades in 2018

County Lending Support to Historic Marker Upgrade-Properties Planned for Upgrades in 2018

    Julie Sumpter, of the Fort William Bent Chapter of DAR, Connie Jacobson and Big Timbers Museum Curator, Kathleen Scranton, met with the commissioners to discuss relocating the Santa Fe Trail Marker on Highway 287, about a quarter mile south of the Museum. Sumpter cited a number of reasons for the planned move to […]

Main Street Construction Progress Report

Main Street Construction Progress Report

  ACC Mountain West is concurrently working on Phases l & lll on the US Highway 287 reconstruction project through Main Street Lamar. The work consists of installation of a new waterline system, storm drainage system and concrete paving between Park Street and Canal Road. Phase l, located between Park and Oak Streets will maintain […]

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 0530 hours on Colorado 287 Mile Post 42, which is approximately 12 miles north of the town of Springfield in Baca County on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound on Colorado 287. A 2003 Kia STL, 2015  Hyundai […]

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash involving three fatalities. The crash occurred on Colorado 287 approximately five miles north of Campo.  On Wednesday morning, at approximately 2:23am, a semi tractor-trailer was southbound on Hwy 287 when it traveled into the northbound lane colliding head-on with a northbound semi-tractor flatbed trailer. After […]