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Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

Shooting Investigation in Lamar Continues

July 25, 2022 – CBI – Lamar, CO – The investigation of a shooting that killed two and injured one in Lamar, Colorado over the weekend continues. Police believe a 24-year-old male shot three people living in the Lamar Apartments (700 Block of Mullen St.) in Lamar just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.  The suspect then […]

Farm Bill 2022 Listening Sessions for SE Colorado with US Senator Michael Bennet

Farm Bill 2022 Listening Sessions for SE Colorado with US Senator Michael Bennet

    Senator Michael Bennet will host three days of Farm Bill listening sessions throughout Eastern Colorado next week in Fort Morgan, Sterling, Wray, Burlington, Lamar, Springfield, La Junta, and Limon. Listening sessions anticipate next year’s reauthorization of the Farm Bill which will impact a variety of sectors. Anyone is welcome to attend, including local […]

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

  The third and final phase of the US 287/50 resurfacing project through the southern section of Lamar began in late May 2022.  Motorists and pedestrians have been witness to preliminary groundwork and survey teams on site along South Main Street up to Savage Avenue and north to Park Street.  The project will remove the […]

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

  A multi-car crash occurred shortly after 2pm this past Friday, April 29th on Highway 50 about five miles west of Lamar. First responders found zero-visibility due to blowing dust as multiple responders reported to the emergency.  Westbound highway 50 was completely blocked by the crash and eastbound was shut down shortly after due to […]

CDOT Ribbon Cutting on 287 Set for May 3rd

CDOT Ribbon Cutting on 287 Set for May 3rd

  Colorado Department of Transportation will host a celebratory ribbon cutting to announce the completion of US 287 phase II resurfacing through downtown Lamar, Colorado on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10am at the corner of US 287 and Savage Avenue in Lamar. Construction began in March 2021 on the improvements of US 287 in Lamar. […]

City Council's Cooperative Meeting

City Council’s Cooperative Meeting

  The Lamar City Council hosted their La Junta counterparts to an informal luncheon meeting this past Wednesday, March 16th, comparing notes on municipal problems, solutions and opportunities to combine efforts for shared projects. Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, welcomed the La Junta delegation, saying this would be an opportunity to compare ideas on some future […]

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

Fierce Winds Rip Southeast Colorado

  Shortly before 9am, on December 15th, what had been a generally quiet morning abruptly changed when hurricane force winds tore across the high plains with a registered gust of 107mph in Lamar according to the Pueblo National Weather Service.  The storm system had been forecast by as much as a day beforehand, but response […]

Crespin Wins Return to Mayor for Lamar

Crespin Wins Return to Mayor for Lamar

Voters in Lamar returned a yes vote for incumbent mayor, Kirk Crespin.  The vote was  1,248 in favor versus 690 for those voting for his challenger, Nick Lopez.   Crespin will remain in office for a new, two-year term. There was a three-candidate race for two seats on the Lamar City Council for Ward III representation.  […]

Scooter's, New Addition to Lamar's Retail Offerings

Scooter’s, New Addition to Lamar’s Retail Offerings

  Scooter’s Coffee, at 1231 North Main Street in Lamar, made its opening in Lamar official this morning, September 10th with a ceremonial ribbon cutting attended by franchise representatives, owner Dale Willhite and family, county and city representatives, the Lamar Chamber of Commerce as well as members of local economic development organizations. Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

Colorado Junior Rodeo Finals in Lamar

    Lamar, Colorado – July 20, 2021 – The Colorado Junior Rodeo Association is celebrating its 27th Anniversary and contestants from around Colorado and surrounding states will converge on Lamar next weekend as the championship races come to an end.  From July 29th- August 1st over 100 contestants and their families will be coming […]

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 […]

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, […]

Wings of Blue Descend on Lamar Airport

Wings of Blue Descend on Lamar Airport

    Members of the Air Force Academy’s, Wings of Blue, parachute team made numerous practice jumps at the Southeast Colorado Regional Airport this past Thursday, October 22nd through the weekend. The airport has often been used by the Academy for practice flights by it’s glider team as well as its paratrooper students. Steve Archuleta, […]

Council Approves Infrastructure Funding, Mayor Urges COVID Precautions

Council Approves Infrastructure Funding, Mayor Urges COVID Precautions

  The Lamar City Council had only a few items on its brief agenda this past Monday evening, October 26th. Before business began, Mayor Kirk Crespin noted the recent, dramatic climb in pandemic cases in Prowers County, urging residents to take the necessary steps to maintain covid-related safety measures. “In the last six days, we’ve […]

Pandemic Spreads-CDPHE Issues New Precautions

Pandemic Spreads-CDPHE Issues New Precautions

  All six southeast Colorado counties are listed as those who are limited on gatherings under the “Safer at Home” status. This order affects 59 out of 64 in Colorado. People should not congregate in groups larger than ten and from no more than two separate households. Most recent statistics indicate one third of the […]