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Highway 287 Water Main Repair Project

Highway 287 Water Main Repair Project

Water began erupting from Highway 287, almost under the intersection traffic light at Savage and Main Streets last Monday, March 16.  Work crews, according to Lamar Public Works Director, Pat Mason, managed to excavate to the five foot long rupture and repair the eight inch water main.  It wasn’t an easy task as the main […]

Proposed Lamar Loop Could Expand Walking Trails Four-Fold

Proposed Lamar Loop Could Expand Walking Trails Four-Fold

The proposed seven-mile Lamar Loop walking trail may come closer to reality following the Lamar City Council meeting on Monday, January 26.  The council, according to Emily Neischburg of Healthy Places and LiveWell Prowers County, will be asked for a resolution of support for the project.  “We’d like you all to show up at the […]

Heavy Rains Bring Creek and Street Flooding in S.E. Colorado

Heavy Rains Bring Creek and Street Flooding in S.E. Colorado

Torrential rains from this past Saturday night, July 12, brought sudden flooding to several low-lying portions of Lamar and southeast Colorado.  From Rocky Ford, east to Lamar, heavy rain and strong winds caused Highway 50 to close in some low areas, especially at several railroad underpasses until the waters receded.   A lot of Sunday […]

Fire Department Incident Reports March 11, 2014

Fire Department Incident Reports March 11, 2014

March 10, 2014 At 1:01 pm on March 10, fire personnel were dispatched to CR 8.5 and CR DD.8 in Lamar on report of an authorized controlled burn.  The fire crew was called by the water department to burn a pile of tumble weeds that had blown into an open reservoir.  The site was evaluated […]

Update on McClave Bank and Vehicle Robbery

Update on McClave Bank and Vehicle Robbery

  Two persons of interest in a June 28, Friday morning robbery of the McClave State Bank are in custody according to the Bent County Sherriff’s office.  Their identities have not been released at this time.  They are being held at the Prowers County Jail, awaiting the arrival of the FBI which is taking over […]

Controlled Brush Burn Set for Thursday

Controlled Brush Burn Set for Thursday

The Lamar Public Works Department and the Lamar Fire Department will be burning the Willow Creek Drainage from the area near the Lamar Swimming Pool east towards East Parmenter and then out toward Clay Creek to the east of Lamar.  Weather permitting, the burn will begin at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Thursday March 15th and […]

Two Lamar City Council Sessions Scheduled

Two Lamar City Council Sessions Scheduled

The first meeting for the outgoing council will begin at 6:30pm Monday night, November 14, and a half hour reception for the outgoing and incoming council will start at 7pm. Limited activity for the first meeting will consist of an update on city sales tax revenue, the consent agenda, including the renewal of several liquor […]

Something ‘Fishy’ About Good Morning Lamar Breakfast

Something ‘Fishy’ About Good Morning Lamar Breakfast

Photos by Russ Baldwin & Molly Gearhart Residents kicked off their Lamar Days weekend with the traditional Wake Up’ breakfast of biscuits/gravy, eggs and bacon at the Lamar Elks Lodge, Friday, May 13. In honor of Lamar’s 125th anniversary, some elder Honkers produced a skit, reminiscent of older days when they were younger men. Bill […]