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CSU SEA Says: Severe Cold Weather Preparedness

CSU SEA Says: Severe Cold Weather Preparedness

Areas often known for their mild winters can still be hit with a major snowstorm or extreme cold and wind.  Many residents of southeastern Colorado were caught off guard when severe blizzard conditions struck in December of 2006.  For most, memories of livestock loss and property damage as well as the rescue efforts and recovery […]

Looking Good: Lights, Benches, Trashcans

Looking Good: Lights, Benches, Trashcans

An initial phase of upgrades for downtown Lamar has recently taken place, now that the trash containers and benches that line a portion of Main Street have been painted and replaced.  Funds were made available last year for Lamar Partnership Inc., to move ahead with a painting project for a series of light poles, community […]

Ground Hog Day Thursday, Plenty of Winter Left

Ground Hog Day Thursday, Plenty of Winter Left

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 321 PM MST WED FEB 1 2012  LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY-LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY- INCLUDING…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR 321 PM MST WED FEB 1 2012  …WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH […]

Snow Removal Operations, Slow and Steady

Snow Removal Operations, Slow and Steady

“We haven’t been using any overtime to plow the streets,” said Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner during the council’s informal monthly breakfast meeting this Wednesday, January 4.  Local drivers on Lamar’s secondary streets have noted that the snow removal process is taking longer, compared to the 2006-2007 holiday blizzard.  During that blizzard, the entire southeast region […]

Videos From the December Blizzard

Videos From the December Blizzard

Here are a few short videos of the December Blizzard.  Number 1 shows the snow coming down on Monday, December 19th, the start of the blizzard. Number 2 shows some more snow action that happened on the following Wednesday which added 3 to 5 more inches. Number 3 shows a trip in town near Thriftway […]

Blizzard Recovery

Blizzard Recovery

  It didn’t take very long for blizzard-like conditions to affect highway travel in southeast Colorado and Lamar.  The weather service made the call late Saturday, early enough to give some folk time to make preparations.  Springfield, Colorado reported that by 9:30am Monday, they had a half hour’s head start on the snowfall on Lamar, […]