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150th Sand Creek Massacre Remembrance Event at the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

November 29, 2014 marks the 150th year since the Sand Creek Massacre. On that fateful morning one hundred and fifty years ago, Regiments of Colorado (U.S.) Volunteer Cavalry attacked a peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho village along the Big Sandy Creek. The surprise attack resulted in the deaths of approximately 200 men, women and children.  Those […]

Halloween, Trick – Trunk or Treat Events

    Here’s a rundown of some of the Halloween events that have been scheduled around Prowers County this year. The Holly Nursing Care Center will have their Trick or Treat Street event on Thursday, October 30 at 4:30pm. Treats will be handed out and a costume judging contest will also be held.  The Holly […]

Lodging Panel Funds Snow Goose Festival

    The 13th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival received a $9,000 donation from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel, about $1,000 less than they had requested, during the Panel’s monthly meeting this past Tuesday, October 21.  The Festival was the only item on the donation agenda. Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Director, told […]

Linked in Pink Activities Round Out October

Local medical providers are sponsoring several information seminars and outdoor events to highlight the annual Linked in Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns held in local settings across the country. Women and their families are invited to the LCC Wellness Center, Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 1pm, for a ‘Git Fit and Relax’ event. A […]

LHS DECA Program Begins Coat Drive

    Lamar— October 15, 2014 — The annual Lamar High School DECA Coat Drive is now underway. Drop-off boxes are located at Thriftway, Safeway, Walmart, and LHS. Cold weather gear such as coats, sweaters, gloves, and hats are needed. This yearly community service project is used to help children and adults who are in […]

Colorado Employment Situation, September 2014

  Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 14,600 over the month from August to September, to 2,464,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 14,700 and government decreased 100 over the month. Colorado has had 35 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate […]

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    Bucky J. Murdock…November 13, 1928 – October 13, 2014

        Bucky J. Murdock passed peacefully from this life into eternal rest with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday evening, October 13, 2014. He was at home on his beloved farm in Sheridan Lake, Colorado with his children and special friend Dran Mozisek.  He was 85 years old.  Bucky was preceded in death […]

  • Sisneros Hearing for October 22

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  • PMC Birth Announcements October 20th, 2014

    PMC Birth Announcements October 20th, 2014

    Cecelia E. Isidro Fierro of Lamar announces the birth of Kaylin on October 13 at 11:38am at Prowers Medical Center and Dr. Portner attending.  Kaylin weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 inches long.  Children at home include Bryan and Yurem. Grandparents are Jose de la Luz Fierro and Gonsado Ruiz. Mark and Jackie […]

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    4-H 2014 Fall Achievement Awards Program Summary

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  • Bent’s Fort to Host American Mountain Men

    Bent’s Fort to Host American Mountain Men

    Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will host the Fall 2014 Territorial Encampment of the American Mountain Men, October 22-25, 2014.  Between 50 and 60 re-enactors are expected to take part in the encampment which will be located in the cottonwood grove between the fort and the Arkansas River. Visitors are invited to visit the […]

  • James “Chief” Kimble…March 15, 1924 – October 16, 2014

    James “Chief” Kimble…March 15, 1924 – October 16, 2014

      A Rosary service for Lamar resident; James Kimble, affectionately known to his family and friends as Chief will be held at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at St. Frances De Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Deacon Allan Medina reciting. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM., Wednesday, October 22, […]

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