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Granada Discusses PUMA Buy-In for Economic Study

The Granada Trustees were briefed on the approaching PUMA economic study by the Prowers County Commissioners as well as Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated and board member Cindy Otto. PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, will visit towns in Prowers County on February 29th and March 1st, and speak with key community members, […]

Work Underway on Granada Safe Routes Project

  Excavation work began on November 6 in Granada for the CDOT Safe Routes to School project.  Granada Police Chief, David Dougherty, provided a progress report to the Trustees during their monthly meeting on November 11th.   Work on curbs and gutters is expected to begin the latter part of the week and warm weather will […]

Lamar Council Prepares for Higher Internet Security for City Operations

  Given the number of computer hacking incidents across the nation, the city’s insurer, CIRSA, has recommended that the city conduct a penetration audit to help with loss prevention and possibly lower CIRSA premiums. Thomas Sanchez, the city’s IT Director, explained that several security upgrades were considered as recommended by CIRSA. An audit of the […]

Interim Administrator Appointed for Town of Holly

  Jerry L’Estrange attended his first trustee’s monthly meeting for the Town of Holly as interim administrator Wednesday, January 7.  L’Estrange has been hired by the town to fill the vacancy left by Marsha Willhite following her resignation in November.  He will serve in that capacity while the search for a permanent administrator continues. The […]

New Floodplain Management Codes Approved by City

The Lamar City Council conducted a public hearing on the adoption of an amendment for the Lamar Municipal Code regarding Floodplain Management.  The amendment change will bring the Lamar code into compliance with the rules and regulations issued by the Colorado Water Conservation Board in 2011.  Communities were given three years to make the needed […]

Lamar Council Sets Public Hearing Date on Corner Wine & Liquor Transfer

  A public hearing for the liquor license transfer for Corner Wine and Liquor was set for January 12, 2015.  The store at 1201 South Main Street was recently sold by Melinda Grover to Rodney and Gail Schroeder.  The transfer of ownership was submitted to conduct a transfer of license operating under a temporary permit […]

VALE Benefits Victims and the Lamar Community

VALE, Victims Assistance Law Enforcement, recently donated $10,000 to purchase a third K9 for the Lamar Police Department.  Joe Giadone, board chairman, addressed the Lamar City Council for authorization to donate the funds on June 9. According to Giadone, the VALE board was created in 1978 and was comprised of himself, Warren Reece and Jack […]

Lamar Receives Donation for Third K9 Patrol Dog

Funding for a third K9 dog has been provided to the City of Lamar through a VALE Board donation.  The city has usually had two dogs in service for the successful program, according to Lamar Police Chief, Gary McCrea.  The two original dogs, Joey and Wiley were retired from service, and two new dogs, Nero […]

Lamar Downtown Branding Project Moves Forward

The Lamar City Council held a brief meeting this past Monday, September 24, during which time, a new police officer, Vince Dravecky, was given his oath of office by Mayor Roger Stagner. City Administrator, John Sutherland provided a calendar update on future events relating to city and community activities. Sutherland mentioned Lamar Community College will […]