Featured Articles

LAND VALUES AND CASH RENTS for COLORADO and US

  COLORADO   The 2020 Colorado average farmland real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, was $1,590 per acre. This is an increase of 1.3 percent from 2019 and 1.9 percent from 2018. The average value of cropland was $2,200, up 1.9 percent from 2019. The average […]

Lamar Swimming Pool Stays Open!

  Lamar, Colorado – Due to overwhelming support from the community and in accordance with the Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines, the City of Lamar is excited to announce that the Municipal Swimming Pool will stay open through Labor Day. The Municipal Swimming Pool will open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only beginning August […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update-August 5, 2020

  The PCPH&E Department has advised there a cumulative total of 52 COVID-19 cases in Prowers County with three hospitalizations and zero deaths as of August 5, 2020. The two-week cumulative incidence rate is listed as ‘medium’ with 41.4 cases per 100,000 people, or five total new cases in the past two weeks. The two-week […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING AUGUST 2, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Much needed rain greened pastures, but also damaged alfalfa in the southern areas of the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, weather reports indicate that over the past week isolated areas received more than one inch of rain with most of […]

Overview of Back to School for RE-2 School District

July 27, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians: Our current plans for each school will be posted on the individual school websites by Friday, July 31, 2020. The plans are all designed around state and local health guidelines. All students in the fifth through twelfth grade will be required to wear masks, per the governor’s order. The following […]

DoLA Providing $23M in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance, Affordable Housing in July for Colorado

      Denver, CO – July 30, 2020 – Up to $19.65M in federal CARES Act funding for emergency rental assistance is now available to property owners on behalf of their tenants through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH). In addition, the division awarded $3.27M through the Colorado State […]

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Drought Information Statement, NWS Pueblo - July 30, 2020

    Drought Information Statement, NWS Pueblo – July 30, 2020

        Some Improvement in Drought Conditions across Southeast Colorado   SYNOPSIS…  While warm and mainly dry conditions were experienced across much of Colorado through the month of June, there were spotty areas of beneficial rainfall across portions of the southeast Colorado plains, due to scattered thunderstorms. Through much of July thus far, thunderstorm activity […]

  • Dear Friends and Neighbors!

    Dear Friends and Neighbors!

      Today I am thinking of you and your family. Going back to school is always an exciting time when our kids are growing. New school supplies. New classes, friends, and teachers. New opportunities to learn. Our schools and public health leaders are busy with planning amid COVID to be sure safety is in place […]

  • Birth Announcements: Arellano-/-Garcia-/-Fernandez

    Birth Announcements: Arellano-/-Garcia-/-Fernandez

        Reyna Serrano and Chris Arellano of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Elias Christopher Arellano at 10:20am at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, July 31, 2020 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Elias weighed seven pounds and eleven ounces and was 19 ¼ inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Isabella Arellano. Grandparents: Maria […]

  • Amelina M. “Amy” Robles…June 4, 1933 – July 29, 2020

    Amelina M. “Amy” Robles…June 4, 1933 – July 29, 2020

        A mass of Christian burial for longtime Lamar resident currently of Englewood, Colorado, Amelina M. “Amy” Robles will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, August 7, 2020 at the St. Frances de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Soosai as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass […]

  • Keith Dodson…April 21, 1970 – July 27, 2020

    Keith Dodson…April 21, 1970 – July 27, 2020

        A graveside service for Keith Dodson will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 with Pastor Gary Pritchard officiating. Services will be streamed live on Valley Memorial and Horber Funeral Chapel Facebook page. Keith Loyde Dodson passed away on July 27, […]

  • All Recent Articles