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Local School Closings Due to High Winds

Local School Closings Due to High Winds

  …HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING… A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING. * LOCATION…ALL OF THE SOUTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS. * CAUSE AND TIMING…A STRONG COLD FRONT DRIVEN BY A POWERFUL JET STREAM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION TODAY. * WIND…WESTERLY AT […]

Lamar Fire Dept. Responds to Two Incidents this Past Weekend

Lamar Fire Dept. Responds to Two Incidents this Past Weekend

The following are two incidents that the Lamar Fire Department responded to this past Sunday. Lamar Fire  Department Report : Stove Fire: At 1145 hours on Sunday, September 23, 2012 the Lamar Fire Department was dispatched to a cooking fire confined to the container. One unit was assigned to the incident. Three personnel responded. They […]

Severe Winds Damage Parts of Prowers County, Power Outages

Severe Winds Damage Parts of Prowers County, Power Outages

Winds in excess of 65mph swept through the middle of Lamar Saturday afternoon, April 2.  The awning atop the fuel pumps at Tank and Tummy at South Main and Lee Street was topped, crushing one set of pumps and sending a spray of glass across the parking lot.  There were no injuries.  The winds kept […]

High Winds Maul Main Street

High Winds Maul Main Street

  The weatherman was on target with his call for strong winds in southeastern Colorado Tuesday, February 28. Winds in excess of 50mph were whipping up the usual tumbleweeds, but some business signs and businesses along Main Street in Lamar didn’t fare very well. The Car Palace on North Main Street lost a four foot […]

Friday 5pm Whistle, Plus 10 Seconds

Friday 5pm Whistle, Plus 10 Seconds

  Not the best way to start the weekend this past Friday, as two vehicles smacked into each other at the Main Street intersection in downtown Lamar. There were no injuries, but the vehicles sustained approximately $2,200 damages. Because of the location, Main Street between Olive and Elm Street was blocked off to allow access […]

What a Windy Weekend

What a Windy Weekend

A lot of tumbleweeds got a chance to change their location in southeast Colorado this past Saturday, with wind gusts approaching 60 mph for a portion of the afternoon. As usual, trash cans went rolling down the alleyways, some shingles went sailing from neighborhood roofs, a lot of autumn leaves were stripped from the trees […]

Theater Marquee Repaired Again

Theater Marquee Repaired Again

Workers watched their step last week, walking along the Lamar Theater marquee.  The noted landmark on the east side of Main Street has been the unfortunate target of high-profile semi trucks over the years. The last contact came this past spring when a semi, parked in front of the theater, pulled away from the curb […]

An Ill Wind Blows in Before the Games Begin

An Ill Wind Blows in Before the Games Begin

Photos by Russ Baldwin – click a picture for a larger image. The torrential rain and wind storm that swept through Lamar and Prowers County Thursday night, August 5, brought us some more much-needed precipitation to the area, but did it have to come in at 65 mph? Those were probably some of the thoughts […]

Aftermath of a Fire

Aftermath of a Fire

Photos by Russ Baldwin – Click to see full version of picture. The apartment complex in the 800 block of South 13th Street in Lamar will be torn down. The complex general manager, Anthony LaTour said recently, the owner has decided to raze the four unit complex, plus the storage garage and make an assessment […]

Grasshoppers Getting Growth Cycle in June

Grasshoppers Getting Growth Cycle in June

Spraying for grasshoppers in a three county area this spring will take funding. Prowers County Commissioners are searching their budget for funds, and Mike Pollart, Southeast District Manager for the State Land Board is assessing the costs involved for Prowers, Bent and Kiowa counties. This is the second discussion on what appears to be a […]

Bent County Fire Takes Toll on Light Plant Power Poles

Bent County Fire Takes Toll on Light Plant Power Poles

Photos Courtesy of John Robinson “It will probably take the full summer to replace the power poles that were burned in the Bent County weekend fire,” announced Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Rick Rigel. Rigel told the Lamar Utilities Board on Tuesday, he surveyed the burn area on Sunday and estimated that 15 poles in a three-mile […]

The Lamar Theater Marquee Takes Another Hit

The Lamar Theater Marquee Takes Another Hit

A Frozen Food Express delivery truck took a two foot long chunk out of the base of the Lamar Theater marquee Thursday, March 31. Theater owner Rick Ross said he notified the driver that the truck was very close to the curb, and the driver needed to be cautious when he pulled back into the […]