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Concluding a Career of Service

   Paul Westhoff, CDOT Resident Engineer for southeast Colorado, came to the end of the road, you might say, with his retirement party held at the Division of Parks and Wildlife headquarters in Lamar this past Friday, March 28.  “I started part time in the summer of 1979 without too much of an idea of […]

CDOT Eyes Lamar Main Street Improvements

  The Lamar Reliever Route and CDOT plans for Lamar’s Main Street were presented to Prowers County Development Incorporated board members by Paul Westhoff, CDOT Resident Engineer this past Tuesday, December 31.  Although financing for the by-pass around Lamar is still a future issue at this time, Westhoff said CDOT is still concerned about safety issues […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Granada Hosts Prowers County Commissioner Meeting

The Prowers County Commissioners continued their policy of community outreach this past Thursday, April 18, holding their regular meeting at the Granada Complex.  The commissioners periodically hold their meetings in Granada, Wiley and Holly to stay acquainted with representatives in those communities and afford the residents an opportunity to meet with the commissioners.   Students from […]