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Adult Community Corrections Facility Suggested for Lamar

  Doug Carrigan from ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, addressed the Lamar City Council during a March 12th work session and outlined a concept for a 30-40 bed client facility in town.  Carrigan is the executive director of the Sterling facility and he told the council he believes the Lamar community would benefit […]

CPW Reminds Boaters of Inspection Requirements

DENVER – As boating season approaches, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds boaters once again to help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Memorial Day weekend may officially kick off the 2016 boating season, but some lakes and reservoirs are slated to open as early as March 1. The best way to stop the spread of […]

Wal-Mart Subdivision Plat Finalized, Another Derelict House to Come Down

  The final plat of the Wal-Mart Subdivision has been finalized as the department store contracted with a private firm to complete the plat. Wiley Work, Lamar City Engineer and Jeremy McEndree, of the City Building Department, told the City Council, that Lot 1 is the present site of the store and Lot 2 is […]

Granada Discusses PUMA Buy-In for Economic Study

The Granada Trustees were briefed on the approaching PUMA economic study by the Prowers County Commissioners as well as Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated and board member Cindy Otto. PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, will visit towns in Prowers County on February 29th and March 1st, and speak with key community members, […]

Domestic Safety Resource Center Urges Caution on Donations

Domestic Safety Resource Center provides free confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the 15th Judicial District – Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers Counties. We are mostly grant funded, however we do accept donations from private individuals, businesses and other organizations. We DO NOT solicit donations by going door to […]

Life-Savers Recognized by Council

Several months ago, the most frightening event young parents can experience happened to a young mother, her infant child stopped breathing. When immediate efforts to get the child to resume breathing didn’t work, local emergency response teams were called and went into action. Those life-saving efforts were recognized during the Lamar City Council meeting Monday, […]

City Continues House Demolition Project

  Tearing down derelict houses in Lamar helps improve a neighborhood in a number of ways; the area becomes free of blight, property values have a chance to increase, there’s less of a risk of other houses falling into disrepair, vandalism, vagrancy and drug houses are reduced, and an opportunity develops for a new house […]

Council Receives Funding for Bridge Repair

“Team Lamar”; the Lamar City Council sported Bronco jerseys for Monday night’s council meeting, courtesy of Gerry Jenkins, council member. The Broncos, of course, won Sunday’s Super Bowl match against the Carolina Panthers and the council agreed to hold off on city matters long enough for a requested group shot.  Maybe they can do it […]

Holly Trustees Election Set for April 5

  The Town of Holly will hold a municipal election for Trustees and Mayor on April 5th of this year.  Current Trustees, Marty Campbell and Larry Stitts are up for re-election and Holly residents, Josh Reinert and Corey Stephans are making a bid for a seat on the Trustee’s board.  Jerry Jones, who has become […]

Police Academy Begins April 14

  The Lamar Police Department is accepting applications to attend the 2016 Citizen Academy, which will be instructed by the officers of the Lamar Police Department and members of the Lamar Fire Department. The Academy will begin on April 14, 2016.  The training will give the citizens of Lamar a general understanding of the daily […]

CSP Investigating Kiowa County Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 96, 2.5 miles west of Sheridan Lake, in Kiowa County. A 2010 Dodge Avenger driven by Brooke A. Pearce, age 23, of Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, was traveling westbound on Colorado Highway 96 when the […]

Council Okays Contracts for Lamar Loop Planning and GoCO Inspire Grant

A brief Lamar City Council meeting on January 25th dealt mostly with appointments and contract renewals. One of the next steps in the construction of the proposed Lamar Loop, a walking path encircling most of the city and connecting several exercise areas, is the hiring of a firm for design and construction documents. Two firms […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Surge in 2015

  CDOT Doubles Down on Outreach to Drivers STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities rose by 10% in 2015. In 2015 there were 545 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to the 488 fatalities in 2014. “Every fatality is one too many, which is why we are […]

Holly Body Remains a Mystery

Prowers County Coroner, Joe Giadone, said recent efforts to identify the body of a man found in a seep ditch east of Holly on December 12th have come up empty.  “We’re trying to identify this person through DNA.  We recently thought we had a lead from a missing person report from Missouri, but the identifications […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial, from Drawing Board to Planning Stages

Although the concept of a 9/11 Tribute Memorial has been worked out on paper, the best place to situate the memorial in Lamar is still up for consideration. Doug Harbour, from the Tribute Committee, presented  the Prowers County Commissioners with an artist’s representation of the memorial and discussed options with them.  Two choices are the […]

April Election Set for Granada Trustees

Granada residents will vote on April 5th for four trustee board members and the mayor’s seat.  None of the four Trustees, Martin Jensen, Glenn Otto, Deb Choat or Tom Sanchez have indicated at this time that they will make a bid for re-election.  Mayor C.W. DeForest has not mentioned a commitment to run for re-election […]

Spay/Neutering Funding Sought for Lamar Animal Shelter

Most communities have a problem with unowned dogs and cats roaming the neighborhoods and Lamar is no different. Daily police reports show numerous calls to the Code Enforcement Officers to corral lost or run-away pets, as well as homeless dogs with no permanent address.  Indiscriminate breeding only leads to an increase in stray dogs which […]

Apply for County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

    Sheriff Sam Zordel announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Prowers County student next spring, 2016. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978.  Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and […]

Council Wraps Up 2015, Discusses Funding for Economic Development Study

    The City of Lamar is receiving funding to improve the deficiency rating for the short bridge crossing the Lamar Canal and linking the city’s industrial park to Commercial Street. The State Special Highway Committee recommended the funding for $392,480.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, told the council the bridge has a 20 rating which […]

Otero County Two Vehicle Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash, which occurred at the intersection of Otero County Road 18 and Colorado Highway 202, in Otero County. A 2015 Honda Odyssey was traveling northbound on Otero County Road 18, approaching the intersection; when the driver failed to observed a posted stop sign and a red […]