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Lamar Receives $100,000 GoCO Grant for Outdoor Recreation Development

Greater Outdoors Colorado announced this past Friday, October 23rd, that Lamar is one of six pilot communities selected to receive $100,000 in planning grants which can be leveraged to up to $5M to implement projects allowing more kids more access to outdoor recreation. The State of Colorado is using up to $25M  in GOCO lottery […]

Sod Laid on Final Two Sports Plex Fields

The remaining two ball fields at the Lamar Sports Plex received their final major installations in late September with light poles and sod. The light pole foundations were put in for fields three and four and in just the past two weeks, the light poles were erected and over the past two days, sod was […]

Pocket Park Plans Begin with Funding

The Lamar City Council is reviewing a multi-page concept for the Pocket Park proposal. The former parking lot between Daylight Donut and Shore Arts Center, has been closed to cars for the past year, but open to a number of community oriented activities. The most recent was the early September Fall Festival which featured BBQ, […]

New Finish for Gym Floor at Lamar Community Building

The summer season is ending and before the fall sports schedule gets underway, a flooring company has begun a three week assignment, stripping the protective sealant, paint and a thin layer of wood from the gym floor at the Lamar Community Building. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, said the process will help preserve […]

Two Ball Fields Done, Two Closer to Completion

Work has been steadily progressing to complete the final two softball fields at the Lamar Sportsplex ever since a final GoCO grant was approved for the City this past spring.  Last week, work was underway to place the final sets of field lights for the third and fourth ball parks.  Each post will hold a […]

GoCO Makes Major Grant for Lamar Loop

There’s a lot of work to be done to start the 7.3 mile Lamar Loop, a walking trail that will encompass most of the city, but now the money is there to get the job moving. Emily Nieschburg, coordinator for Healthy Places in Lamar and LiveWell Prowers County, said the Summit meeting at Amache Farms […]

Lamar Council Considers PMC, Spreading Antlers Requests

The Lamar City Council took no action during their work session Monday, March 9,  on  requests for financial support from two entities, Prowers Medical Center and Spreading Antlers Golf Course. Prowers Medical Center had requested a waiver of $54,000 in building permit fees for its pending construction project, estimated at $7,595,000.  The construction is expected […]

Planned Demolition Equals Community Improvement

One Step Up students at Project HOPE at the Lincoln School in North 10th Street in Lamar, hosted members of the city council and other department heads, to a noon lunch this past Friday, February 6. Emily Nieschburg of LiveWell Prowers County, noted that many of the students who were taking part in the Photo […]

Dias Selected to Lamar City Council

  Lamar resident, Felix Dias, was elected by a split ballot vote by the City Council as the Ward III replacement for Ron Cook during the January 26 meeting.   Cook became a Prowers County Commissioner following the November General Election.  Dias was sworn in as the newest council member by Judge Larry Stutler and began […]

HOPE Center Sports a Student-run Bicycle Repair Class

Take four bicycles in various stages of repair, four boys with somewhat greasy fingers, an instructor and a Friday morning at the Project HOPE Center at Lincoln School is underway. For the past four or five weeks, on Friday mornings and Monday evenings, youngsters, mostly middle school age boys, will cover the floor in their […]

Earth Moves – Waters Flow at North Gateway Park

  Lamar officials will learn later this month, in the North Gateway Park has been approved to receive a $70,000 grant from the state’s ‘Fishing for Funds’ project for initial park improvements.  State Department of Parks and Wildlife Technician, Dave Miller, said recently, he and one or two local officials will make the presentation May […]

A Forest for the Future at North Gateway Park

The Lamar Tree Board, along with students from Parkview School’s fifth grade class, planted 190 trees around North Gateway Park, Thursday, April 17, as part of the city’s observance of Arbor Week. Tree Board members flagged spots earlier for the planting with the help of Kyle Kurtz from the City of Lamar. City Crews, according […]

PMC Board Renews Quorum Contract

    “The past two years has made the difference in this decision,” said Candy Ruedeman, Prowers Medical Center board chairman, referring to the new three year agreement the hospital has made with its consulting firm, Quorum Health Resources.  She added that the board and management of the hospital have worked on the renewal contract […]

Healthy Places Week for Lamar, March 29-April 5

  Everybody in Lamar is encouraged to voice their ideas about health oriented improvements in the community during “Wellness Week”, March 29 through April 5 at various locations around the town.  Each day will focus on a segment of community improvement ideas from the public that will be incorporated into a Parks, Trails and Recreation […]

LiveWell Prowers County Outlines 2014 Goals

    Updates on the Prowers County Health Needs Assessment, diversify a common agenda among health groups, seek volunteers for community leadership groups, develop youth oriented projects, initiate a bicycle ownership program with the Project HOPE Center and help secure local funding to purchase age appropriate playground equipment.  This is an overview of what a […]

Fishing and Burgers Highlight North Gateway Park’s Saturday Opening

North Gateway Park, formerly known as Valco Ponds, is open and running following an informal opening celebration this past Saturday, September 7. Attended by City of Lamar, Prowers County and Department of Parks and Wildlife officials, a free hamburger fry was hosted by the city and Heath & Turpin for the public. About six dozen […]

North Gateway Park Opening September 1

  Work crews from the City of Lamar and staff from the state Department of Parks and Wildlife have focused on improvement projects at the former Valco Ponds, north of Lamar for the past several days. Motorists crossing the Arkansas River have been noticing more earth moving vehicles at the site recently, the first phase […]

Vote for your Northside Park Playground Design

Local Lamar residents may select one of the three offerings for a design for a new playground and equipment for the Northside Park in Lamar.  The playground equipment will be set up on Saturday, September 14 and according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Rec Director, the deadline for making your selection is this Friday, […]

Northside Park Planning Meeting Has Great Turnout

  Dozens of youngsters and parents attended a design day meeting to come up with ideas and equipment for a brand new Northside Park in Lamar this past Tuesday, July 30.  Kids and adults each had their own idea sessions where representatives from the Colorado Health Foundation, KaBOOM and LiveWell Prowers County hosted the idea […]

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 […]