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PUMA, First Steps for Economic Development for Prowers County

Following welcoming remarks to the luncheon attendees and a general outline on PUMA’s plans for their initial visit, Prowers County Commissioner, Ron Cook, turned the proceedings over to Anna Jones, VP of Progressive Urban Management Associates and Senior Associate Erika Heller. This was the introductory meeting on February 29th with various community leaders where PUMA […]

Chamber Holds Awards Banquet

Four citizens were honored for their service to the community during the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Banquet held at the Wolves Den Event Center Thursday, January 28th.  The annual meeting served to introduce incoming and outgoing chamber directors for 2015/2016. Clay Peacock was honored as Citizen of the Year as Ian […]

The Lamar City Council Gets in the Game, Helps Fund PUMA Study

  While the city council did not allocate $50,000 in funding to Prowers County Development Incorporated for 2016, a request was made to the city late last year by Ron Cook, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, to help fund a county-wide economic study priced at $50,000. PCDI pledged $25,000 to develop strategies and the […]

PCDI Seeking Partners on PUMA Plan

  Additional details about the PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, economic assessment for Prowers County were discussed during the monthly Prowers County Development Incorporated board meeting, December 15th.  Last month the board decided to fund one half of the $50,000 project with $25,000, proceeds derived from the recent sale of the East Washington Street incentive […]

GoCO Inspire Grant Will be an Involved Process

  Next year, Lamar could receive a GoCO grant in the neighborhood of $5M, earmarked mostly for outdoor activity projects for local youth. Lamar has already qualified for the Inspire Initiative planning grant of $100,000 needed to formulate a comprehensive application to the state by next August.  The implementation plan will include places, programs and […]

PMC Approves 2016 Budget, Receives Update on Community Alliance Progress

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors closed out their final monthly meeting of 2015 on December 2nd, with the unanimous approval of the 2016 budget, which, according to Board Chairman, Julie Branes, will have no impact on the hospital district mill levy. Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell/Healthy Places recapped the latest developments of those organizations […]

Inspire Award Caps Healthy Places Visit

Members of the Colorado Health Foundation, PUMA and Healthy Places visited Lamar for three days in what was styled as a Fall Fling. The term is somewhat deceptive, for although the time spent in Lamar was enjoyable, it was also a critical work session which gained an assessment on the accomplishments of the Healthy Places […]

Redevelopment Authority Approves 2016 Budget, Funding for Pocket Park Construction

Two funding resolutions were passed by the Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board during Monday night’s meeting, October 26th.  One resolution adopts the 2016 budget for the Lamar Redevelopment Authority at $137,245, providing for revenues and expenditures.  The other approves up to $50,000 in funding for the improvement of the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park.  City Administrator, […]

City Council Okays New LUB Board Member, Olive Street Station Liquor License Transfer

The Olive Street Station transfer of ownership and retail liquor store license from Ken Roe to Donald Compton and T.J. Sanders was approved following a brief public hearing. The business at 403 East Olive Street was recently purchased and both Sanders and Compton told the council there are no plans for any changes to the […]

Lamar Receives $100,000 GoCO Grant for Outdoor Recreation Development

Greater Outdoors Colorado announced this past Friday, October 23rd, that Lamar is one of six pilot communities selected to receive $100,000 in planning grants which can be leveraged to up to $5M to implement projects allowing more kids more access to outdoor recreation. The State of Colorado is using up to $25M  in GOCO lottery […]

Healthy Places Hosting Sunday Loopa-Palooza

Emily Neischburg, Executive Director of Healthy Places, and organizer Renee Beebe, invited Lamar City Council members to the Sunday, October 18th event to highlight the progress being made on the seven mile Lamar Loop. “We’ll be at Escondido Park from 2pm to 4pm this Sunday,” Neischburg said, adding that the event, the Loopapalooza, is open […]

Pocket Park Plans Begin with Funding

The Lamar City Council is reviewing a multi-page concept for the Pocket Park proposal. The former parking lot between Daylight Donut and Shore Arts Center, has been closed to cars for the past year, but open to a number of community oriented activities. The most recent was the early September Fall Festival which featured BBQ, […]

By Bikes or By Feet, June 24 is a Morning Treat

A lot of breakfast was served to over 100 persons who attended the annual Bike to Work Day event at the Lamar Community Building.  Matt Neuhold, said, “We easily went through 15 pounds of bacon for the crowd and I usually base this year’s grocery purchase against what we did last year, so we had […]

GoCO Makes Major Grant for Lamar Loop

There’s a lot of work to be done to start the 7.3 mile Lamar Loop, a walking trail that will encompass most of the city, but now the money is there to get the job moving. Emily Nieschburg, coordinator for Healthy Places in Lamar and LiveWell Prowers County, said the Summit meeting at Amache Farms […]

Healthy Places Opens Headquarters in Lamar

“This will be a location where the community can connect with Healthy Places,” explained Emily Neischburg, Executive Director, during a mid-day lunch and snack break held for local residents on Thursday, April 16.  “Our location will be a visible reminder of what we want to accomplish and a place where residents or visitors can develop […]

Out for a Stroll on Improved Paths

With early spring temperatures moving into the warm range of 60s and 70s, more Lamar residents are starting to stretch their daily or weekend exercise walking routes.  One recently improved course circles the medical campus off Memorial Drive.  Emily Nieschburg of Healthy Places told the PCDI board members recently that the course was recently upgraded […]

Ideas for Improved Lamar Main Street Explored

  CDOT, Colorado Department of Transportation, measures Main Street in downtown Lamar, 100 feet wide, from door to door for store front businesses.  A group of Lamar residents were asked to make improvements for those 100 feet during a meeting held by Britina Associates, a health-oriented consulting firm hired by the City of Lamar, seeking […]

Plans for LiveWell Family Day Being Finalized

  Saturday, June 22, plans to be a full day of family and health-oriented fun at Willow Creek Park.  Events are scheduled between 9am and 11pm, including a morning walk, run or bike ride, free swim day and an evening outdoor move.  Most of the activities offered will be free although there will be a […]