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Wheels in Motion Bike Clinic Open for Business

Flat tire, loose spokes, sprung sprocket???  Help is on the way, now that the youth-led, Wheels in Motion bike and skateboard clinic is open for business in downtown Lamar.  A grand opening to mark the event was held Friday, June 12 at the shop at the corner of Main and Olive Streets, the former PCDI […]

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

Prowers County Development Incorporated will hold its annual meeting on Friday, March 27 at the Holly School District.  The economic development organization will have two featured speakers for the dinner/meeting event: Kari Linker, Executive Director, Morgan County Economic Development and Emily Nieschburg, LiveWell Coordinator. Nieschburg will show how a community’s orientation towards a healthy lifestyle […]

Dias Selected to Lamar City Council

  Lamar resident, Felix Dias, was elected by a split ballot vote by the City Council as the Ward III replacement for Ron Cook during the January 26 meeting.   Cook became a Prowers County Commissioner following the November General Election.  Dias was sworn in as the newest council member by Judge Larry Stutler and began […]

Proposed Lamar Loop Could Expand Walking Trails Four-Fold

The proposed seven-mile Lamar Loop walking trail may come closer to reality following the Lamar City Council meeting on Monday, January 26.  The council, according to Emily Neischburg of Healthy Places and LiveWell Prowers County, will be asked for a resolution of support for the project.  “We’d like you all to show up at the […]

HOPE Center Sports a Student-run Bicycle Repair Class

Take four bicycles in various stages of repair, four boys with somewhat greasy fingers, an instructor and a Friday morning at the Project HOPE Center at Lincoln School is underway. For the past four or five weeks, on Friday mornings and Monday evenings, youngsters, mostly middle school age boys, will cover the floor in their […]

Lamar’s Main Street Program Tops Other Colorado Towns

Shawna Hodge, Executive Director for Lamar Partnership Incorporated, announced that the city has won first place for the 2014 Colorado Main Street of the Year. She said the selection was made by the Colorado Main Street Advisory Board and announced earlier this month by the State Department of Local Affairs.  The judging was based on […]

Part 2 of the Proposed Lamar Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan, Reviewed June 24

    Bicentennial Park is easily the most visible open space area in the City of Lamar, due to its proximity to Main Street, just south of the Municipal Building.  Except for some special occasions, the park is seldom used.  Last year, a locally produced mural was erected on the property as part of the […]

Getting on the Road for Main Street Development

  Kristin Cypher, Vice-President of Britina Design, led the public discussion during the Wednesday, June 25 morning meeting to discuss downtown Lamar improvements in light of future construction plans for Main Street by CDOT next year. This was a follow up meeting to review suggestions from residents to develop an open and friendly downtown area.  […]

City Council Discusses Airport Hangar Development, Camera System at Library

  The Lamar City Council and area residents were presented with the latest concept designs for the city’s Park’s, Recreation and Trails Master Plan during a council work session, Monday, April 28, at the Cultural Events Center.  Britina Design Group was commissioned by the council to develop a series of ideas for four main recreation […]

FREE Family Movie Location Change, April 5

  ‘Frozen’ is the featured film for this Saturday evening, with a FREE showing at 7pm at the Lamar Community Building. The event will cap a weeklong series of community weigh-ins on ideas to help develop the City of Lamar’s, Parks, Trails and Recreation Master Plan. The movie had been scheduled to be shown this […]

LPI Board Discusses Healthy Places Initiative with PUMA Reps

What market is currently being served by the retailers along Main Street in Lamar?  What business or store could become an anchor to Main Street that could induce local residents or visitors to frequent?  Those were topics of discussion during the monthly LPI meeting at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices this past Wednesday, March […]

New Board Line-up for PCDI

  Marsha Willhite, Holly Town Administrator, stepped down as president of PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, following her one year term.  Rick Robbins, GM of Colorado Mills, was elected President, followed by new board member, Aaron Leiker of Holly as Vice President and Lawrence Brase will remain as Secretary-Treasurer for his final year as a board […]