Lamar Colorado

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Rural Colorado communities with landfills are feeling the sting of a state regulation being mandated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

As The Prowers Journal reported in August, two eastern Colorado communities were cited several years ago for landfill problems associated with record keeping and landfill operations, resulting in regulations that are costly for the sparsely populated communities to maintain.

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The Colorado economy will continue to grow at a steady clip, according to state economic forecasts released last week, thanks in part to rebounding oil prices, but rural Colorado isn’t expected to benefit as much as other parts of the state.

New truck stop coming to Lamar, Colorado

Jun 26, 2017
The Prowers Journal

Lamar, Colorado will be getting a new truck stop soon.

As The Prowers Journal reports, the franchise Pilot Flying J will begin construction on a Pilot Travel Center, which will be located on land just north of Avenida Colonia and to the east of Highway 50, some time next month. 

The Lamar City Council approved the needed annexation of the TL Tucker property and there was no opposition to the project at a June 12 public hearing held during the council’s regular meeting.

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The city of Lamar is receiving $1.3 million from a portion of Colorado lottery proceeds from Great Outdoors Colorado to invest in local parks and trails with an eye toward getting youth outdoors.

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A wind turbine east of Lamar, Colorado, went offline last week, reports The Prowers Journal. The culprit? Metal shavings. Repairs are expected to cost about $300,000.

A Colorado Legislator is taking issue with the high school mascot in the southeastern community of Lamar. State Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, finds the name “Savages” repugnant reports the Denver Post. Salazar is co-sponsoring a bill that would require schools with American Indian names or mascots to get approval from a panel of tribal members or face steep fines. If the measure survives the Democratic-controlled House, GOP members say it won’t make it through the Republican-controlled Senate.

Expanding public radio in SE Colorado

Apr 25, 2014

HPPR has had a presence in SE Colorado dating back to the mid 1980s and now we plan to expand and strengthen that service to the region.

Our objectives and benefits for this project are expansion and enhancement. This project has four primary objectives:

Pedal the Plains: Explore Colorado’s Eastern Plains

Sep 18, 2013
Pedal the Plains

Celebrate the agricultural roots and frontier heritage of Colorado’s Eastern Plains by participating in the second annual “Pedal the Plains.”  This year there’s a brand new route for cyclists of all ages and abilities.  Riders will have a chance to taste regional foods, learn about the area from local experts, try their hand at local crafts, enjoy lively entertainment, and experiment, hands-on, with farming techniques.

Growing urban areas adjoining the High Plains are becoming major customers for the region's water. What was once considered a production input is now the final harvest in southeast Colorado.