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Council to Consider Increase in Ambulance Billing Rates

The Lamar City Council wll consider a proposal from Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook Monday evening, regarding ambulance billing increases to as to be current with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement rates. The 3% hike will keep the door open for future increases, and will pertain to four areas of ambulance service. The council will review […]

Colorado State Patrol Press Release: Highway 10 Closed

Beginning Friday, July 22, 2011, the Colorado Department of Transportation will close State Highway 10 between the cities of Walsenburg and La Junta for significant maintenance operations. The temporary closure is anticipated to last approximately two months while crews complete needed repairs.   Because State Highway 10 is an important and heavily utilized hazardous-materials route in […]

Highway Construction Underway in S.E. Colorado

PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is expected to have at least 35 projects under construction throughout southeastern Colorado this summer and fall, work that includes paving, bridge replacements, and minor widening.  “It’ll be another active construction season for us, which means motorists will encounter numerous cone zones throughout southeastern Colorado,” said CDOT […]

Lamar/County, Losing Social Security Reps

Wednesday, May 18 is the last day for Social Security representatives to come to Lamar to assist with resident’s forms and questions. The action comes as a result of severe budget cuts in Colorado. The cutbacks have also eliminated the anticipated computer video monitor which was to be installed at the SOS Center. Any in-person […]

Hickenlooper Tours Ft Lyon Prison

The state is ready to close the doors on Ft Lyon Correctional Facility in Las Animas at the end of August. Governor Hickenlooper met with about 70 prison employees while he toured the facilities this past Wednesday, and met with representatives from Bent, Otero and Prowers counties, the areas to be hardest hit by the […]