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Sentencing on Conviction

    On today’s date, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Prowers County District Court sentenced Jesus Fernandez to a total of seven years in Colorado Department of Corrections with three years of mandatory parole on convictions of second degree burglary and first degree criminal trespass. Mr. Fernandez previously pled guilty to second degree burglary and […]

Lamar Utility Board and Net Metering Policy

  The Lamar Utility Board accepted the interest rate recommendation from the Public Utilities Commission for 2019. The annual housekeeping resolution set the interest rate for customer deposits at 2.05% based on a 12 month average of rates. Board members, during the November 13th meeting, voted approval for pole mount transformers from long-time supplier Stuart […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenues Take an Early Fall Dip

    The City of Lamar Sales Tax revenues declined slightly for September sales collected this past October. City Sales Tax collected was down 14.26% for a drop of $48,428.71 for the month, posting $291,109.75 for 2018 compared to $339,538.46 collected for the same period in 2017. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down […]

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

  The City of Lamar received a $4,000 donation from the Burlington, Northern Santa Fe Railroad which will help defray the cost of the shade structures for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. This past October, City Administrator, John Sutherland, sent a letter to the regional public affairs director for BNSF requesting the funding which […]

Vilas team takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

  (Lamar, Colorado; November 8, 2018) The Vilas High School A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College on Friday, November 2. With an overall score of 76 points, the Vilas team toppled Lamar High School, who had won the event for the past three years […]

Volunteers Help CPW Biologists Survey John Martin Reservoir Fish Population

  HASTY, Colo. – The shop behind the John Martin Reservoir State Park dam resembled a fish market recently when Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists, staff and volunteers assembled to survey fish in the lake.   To get a snapshot of the fish population in John Martin Reservoir, crews deployed gillnets overnight, pulled them […]

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  • Birth Announcement:  Hernandez

    Birth Announcement: Hernandez

    Alexis Esquivel and Noe Hernandez Sifuentes of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter Aileen Evette Esquivel Hernandez at 8:57am at Prowers Medical Center on Saturday, November 10, 2018 with Dr. Korkis attending. Aileen weighed seven pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Patricia Carrillo and Horacio Esquivel.

  • LCC announces Thanksgiving holiday closures

    LCC announces Thanksgiving holiday closures

      (Lamar, Colorado; November 13, 2018)  With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, Lamar Community College has several closures and schedule adjustments to announce. All of campus will be closed on Thursday, November 22, for Thanksgiving Day. Friday, November 23, has also been designated as a Governor’s Holiday for state employees; for this, most of LCC […]

  • Birth Announcement: Keplar

    Birth Announcement: Keplar

      Chris and Nichole Keplar of Eads, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Prestyn Adelle Keplar at 8:22am at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 with Dr. Foley attending. Prestyn weighed nine pounds and was 20 ½ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Miranda Jane Keplar.  Grandparents:  Kevan Hebberd, Jodi Hebberd and […]

  • Local Talent Shines at Farm-City Banquet

    Local Talent Shines at Farm-City Banquet

        The Rhett Uhland Band from Eads, Colorado provided the entertainment for this year’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Farm-City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, Friday, November 9th.  Uhland is honing his abilities to join the ranks of other notable regional entertainers who hail from areas around the High Plains, having released his first […]

  • Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

    Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

          Old Business: Old-Fashioned Christmas will be December 4 from 5-7 P.M. Be looking for information on businesses that will be open that evening.  Santa will be visiting the library that evening as well. The Christmas lighting contest will be held on December 18. Prizes will again be awarded in three different categories:  […]

  • Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

    Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

      Prowers County Impact: 4,002 votes were cast on November 6th concerning Prowers County Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed county tax increase to generate additional revenues for the ambulance service in and around Prowers County.  The measure was defeated 2,102 against to 1,900 in favor.  Had it passed, it was estimated to be able to […]

  • Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

    Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

      Wednesday, November 7th, was a win-win day for a lot of middle and high school students from the region participating in the first annual Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair in Lamar.  Working with Ogallala Commons, a non-profit community development network offering leadership and education to students around the region, 63 students from the 5th to […]

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