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Lamar Officials Briefed on Reliever Route Updates

The long anticipated Reliever Route or Lamar By-pass is still in the planning and financing stages, but some alternatives for three key points of the 9.7 mile, two lane road around Lamar were discussed by CDOT and AECOM engineering officials this past Wednesday, September 30th. City of Lamar, Prowers County officials and local and regional […]

Letter to the Editor/Public Comment: US-287 Reliever Route

  At the September 19, 2013, Public Hearing for the US-287 Reliever Route, held in Lamar;   I asked about the  “cost comparison” of the East vs. West  – Hwy 287 reliever route alternative.  The response of the CDOT representatives was “cost was not a factor, in making a determination”.   —   I am […]

Letter to the Editor: Trucker’s Viewpoint on the Proposed Reliever Route

  Editor’s Note:  This is a reply to the letter regarding the proposed Reliever Route, submitted by Karl Nieschburg  in The Prowers Journal on September 19, 2013  September 28, 2013 Mr. Nieschburg,    Today I read your Letter to the Editor concerning the Lamar Reliever Route.  I’m parked in my favorite spot here at Love’s Truck […]

Letter to the Editor – RAMP and the Lamar Reliever Route

         SUBJECT: RAMP and the Lamar Reliever Route  Dear Editor,  There has been a great deal of discussion lately pertaining to what started out in the late 1990’s as the Alternate Truck Route and is now referred to as the Lamar Reliever Route or the LRR.  The concept for this route has even been discussed […]

PCDI Discusses Proposed Bypass Costs and Impact

Discussion on the proposed Lamar By-pass, or Reliever Route, is intensifying on what the cost of the project will mean to the City of Lamar and Prowers County, and will the new route around Lamar aid or injure the economic climate of businesses along Main Street and what changes would the state make to Main […]

Guidelines for a Healthier Community

  “You’re community has to be different, unique, in order to provide future growth for Lamar.”  That was the overview of a weeklong interview and assessment project presented by panelists from the Urban Land Institute.  The findings were derived from a comprehensive group interview of 60 volunteers listing what they felt were the strengths and […]

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 […]