Vandals Punch Out Tourism Sign

Top to Bottom Crack and Hole in Middle of Tourist Display

A wildlife information sign at the Lamar Welcome Center was vandalized about a week ago, according to Judy Douglass, Center director. 

The sign, erected at the Center in 2006, had a fist-sized hole punched through the middle, splitting the sign from top to bottom.  The information sign to the rear was undamaged. 

Douglass received $500 towards repairs from the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel and said she expects another $500 from the state to repair or replace the sign, set up by the state Historic Highways and Byways project.  Over the past six years, some rust has developed at the sign’s bottom support braces which will need some sanding and replacing.   

Rust Spots Begin to Mar Welcome Center Signage

 Lamar’s Welcome Center is one of several throughout the state, providing information about points of interest for its area of operation.  Visitor numbers have been off this year across all of Colorado, attributable in part to the cost of fuel, extreme heat conditions and a series of fires which received national attention in July and August.

By Russ Baldwin


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