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December 1, 2020



LOCAL

Prowers County Clerk and Recorders

The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder's office remains open on an appointment only basis. Patrons are required to schedule an appointment before arrival to 336-8011. A limit on personal appearances is in effect until further notice. For individuals in need of renewing motor vehicle license plate stickers the Prowers county Clerk's ask that they be renewed on-line at: mydmv.colorado.gov, or mailed in with renewal card and payment. Individuals may also renew over the telephone phone, or drop renewal notice cards and payments in the secure ballot drop box located in the parking lot east of the County courthouse building.


Lamar Parade Of Lights

There have been some needed changes to the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this year due to COVID-19 restrictions. It’s advised that viewers can remain inside their vehicles to view the parade from numerous vantage points along this new route. Santa Claus is expected to appear in the parade, although he will not appear at the Enchanted Forest following the parade this year. The parade will be held Friday, December 11th, starting at 6pm. Entries can use their own imagination for the event as there is no theme this year. All entries should contact the Lamar Chamber of Commerce at 336-4379 by Wednesday, December 9th by noon for parade instructions.


Lamar Community Building

The Lamar Community Building remains open to serve our residents. The facility has reduced capacity to 10% or 10 persons per room, with reservation and face covering requirements. For more information or to make reservations for any activity at the Community Building call 336-2774.


Shop Small

The Lamar Chamber announces the Shop Small Season Promotion throughout the Lamar community. From November 21st-December 18th, shoppers can spend a minimum of $10 at any of the Participating Merchants, and receive a Token. Once 3 Tokens are gathered, bring them into the Chamber and redeem them for $20 in Luv Bucks! Luv Bucks can be spent just like cash at local businesses. Participating businesses are listed on the Lamar chamber Facebook page. Call the Chamber at 336-4379 if you have any questions.


STATE

Government COVID Relief

A Special Session involving coronavirus relief is going on at the Colorado Capitol. Senate President Leroy Garcia Jr. says he's glad Colorado Governor Jared Polis called the Legislature back because he thinks the government can help in the recovery.

Republican Senate Minority Whip Paul Lundeen says the special session needs to be careful in the policies it puts in place over coronavirus relief. The Pueblo Democrat also wants the federal government to pass another coronavirus relief bill, as soon as possible. Polis has pushed the legislature to look at small business relief along with housing and rent help. Other topics include public health issues.


Homeless Sweep in Denver

As many as 300 people are being moved out of a homeless camp in Denver's River North neighborhood today. Terese Howard with Homeless Out Loud says scattering people during a pandemic is irresponsible and not a solution to the problem. The city argues the encampment sweep is necessary to due public health and safety concerns. The camp's location is near the Salvation Army's Crossroads Center.


Kansas Winter Brace

Parts of southern Kansas are bracing for winter weather. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for tomorrow afternoon through late tomorrow night for the Wichita area. Three to six inches of snow could fall on the region. Officials are warning people to watch out for slick road conditions during the storm.


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