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Comment Period Extended on Reliever Route, Other Transportation Issues

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has just released a new video entitled The Colorado Transportation Story that helps explain our growing and changing economy, and the need for our transportation system to keep pace.  With your help we can develop a plan and strategies that will keep Colorado thriving and moving for decades to come.  Additionally, CDOT is […]

Reliever Route Environment Assessment Held in Lamar

Reliever Route Environment Assessment Held in Lamar

Colorado Department of Transportation officials hosted an Environmental Assessment public hearing Thursday, September 19, regarding the proposed Reliever Route.  Plans call for the bypass to skirt downtown Lamar at two points, north and south of the city on Highways 287/385 and eastward on Highway 50.   The public hearing was facilitated by Karen Rowe, CDOT Program […]

CDOT By-Passes the Lamar Reliever Route

CDOT By-Passes the Lamar Reliever Route

Concerns over the potential economic impact of a Lamar Bypass, expressed this past summer by city and county officials as well as local business owners and citizens, has become moot in light of the Lamar Reliever Route being taken off the table for funding.  Most of the money is going to the Front Range with […]

Reliever Route Discussed with New State Transportation Commissioner

Reliever Route Discussed with New State Transportation Commissioner

      The Prowers County Commissioners discussed the proposed Highway 287/385 Reliever Route with Bill Thiebaut, recently appointed to the State Transportation Commission to serve District 10 in southeast Colorado.  The meeting was also attended by Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner, City Administrator John Sutherland, Public Works Director Pat Mason and Roberto Becerril who joins […]

New County Social Services Director Hired, Public Hearings for Bypass, Nursing Home Discussed

New County Social Services Director Hired, Public Hearings for Bypass, Nursing Home Discussed

  The Prowers County Commissioners announced that Lanie Mirelas, from the Social Services Department of Burlington, Colorado in Kit Carson County, has been selected to replace Linda Fairbairn as Director of Prowers County Social Services following her retirement at the end of the year.  The commissioners noted that Mirelas, who was not employed as the […]

Lamar Bypass Offers Financial Concerns for City, County

Lamar Bypass Offers Financial Concerns for City, County

  The Lamar City Council devoted its work session this past Monday, June 10, to the pros or cons of creating a non-scientific City of Lamar website survey which could provide some local comments from concerned citizens about the project.  The city was told by CDOT that the Highway 50/287 bypass, or Reliever Route as […]