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Forum Highlights Candidates for Sheriff, Commissioner for June 24 Primary

Five candidates, running for two positions in Prowers County, addressed a gathering of about 90 citizens at the Lamar Cultural Events Center in Lamar Thursday evening, May 29.  Hosted by Voices of Southeast Colorado and Second Amendment Defenders, the candidates for the June 24 primary for Prowers County Sheriff and Prowers County Commissioner for District […]

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 […]

PCDI/ARPA Partnering on Supplemental Environmental Projects

Lance Benninghoff, Executive Director of Prowers County Development Incorporated, will serve as the third party administrator for an ARPA environment project which was a portion of a consent decree settlement between Arkansas River Power Authority and WildEarth Guardians. PCDI will be paid a 5% administrative fee and out of pocket expenses for Benninghoff for the […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Lamar Reliever Route

  Dear Editor: Concerning the proposed Lamar Reliever Route, some have claimed that a truck bypass would divert traffic from Main Street, and hurt downtown businesses.  This is a valid concern, and should be taken seriously.  I’m sure we can all agree that our long term economic well-being is tied to the federal highways that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thoughts on the By-Pass? Cast Your Website Vote

By an almost three to one margin, a non-scientific survey on the City of Lamar website, shows people favoring the construction of a by-pass or reliever route as it’s now termed, around the City of Lamar.  General discussion on the pros and cons for a bypass has been held around Lamar for almost 30 years.  […]

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 […]