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Lamar City Council Enacts Water Restrictions

Acting on a recommendation from the Lamar Water Board, the city council voted in favor of implementing Stage 1 Mandatory Water Restrictions, effective Thursday, May 2.  The decision was based on current drought conditions and lack of ditch water, although the city’s well system is in good shape and has adequate supplies.  The restrictions state […]

Citizen’s Academy Students Conclude Training with Firearms Practice

“You do a lot more than just eat donuts.” “Now I know why so many police show up at the same call sometimes.” “I never realized you had to make so many decisions so quickly” “This lets me put a name to the face when I see you at work.” “Going through this course has […]

Oscar Riley New Lamar Councilman, Buzzard Gets Renewed License

Oscar Riley was selected as a replacement Lamar City Councilman for PJ Wilson who resigned his position as he no longer resides within city limits. Wilson informed the council last month and Riley was one of three candidates who was interviewed by the council in executive session last Wednesday. Steven Rabe has been selected by […]

July 4th Holiday, More Drinking, Less Fireworking

Click a picture to see it full siize – Photos by Russ Baldwin Most area residents apparently took notice of the holiday fireworks ban in Lamar and Prowers County. Due to on-going drought conditions, communities in Prowers and Bent County banned several types of fireworks during the holidays. Any type of firework such as regular […]

Lamar Council Accepts Valco Property, Agrees on Conduit Payments

    The Lamar city council voted to accept a donation of 108 acres of land belonging to Valco, Incorporated. There is no set date for the closing because the state must sign off on a reclamation plan for the property. Valco must re-plant vegetation and make certain changes to the land before it will […]