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Honkers Welcome Newest Ed Jones Financial Advisor

Members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers visited Theron Hammer, financial advisor with Ed Jones at his office at 800 South Main Street in Lamar.  Hammer will replace Bob Jarvis who is retiring.  “It is a gradual transition as Bob still comes in to the office to stay up to date on affairs,” explained Hammer.  He […]

Rains Reducing Drought in S.E. Colorado

Drought Information Statement from National Weather Service Record to near record precipitation throughout May has ended the drought across most of southeastern Colorado.  A very stormy month has produced widespread rainfall of two to four inches across most of south central and southeast Colorado, with pockets of six to eight inches of rain recorded across […]

PMC Holds Election of Officers, Rain Delays Construction

The move to maintain the Prowers Medical Center board of directors in their same positions as last year was approved by unanimous consent during Wednesday’s monthly meeting.  Julie Branes will remain chairman and Ron Farmer as vice-chair with Connie Brase as secretary-treasurer and Amber Rider as recording secretary.  Attorney Joseph Bower was retained for another […]

The Pros are Possible for These Players

The 2015 Colorado High School Futures Game was played with a field of some twenty high school seniors and several underclassmen at Coors Field on Thursday, May 28.    The event, formerly, the Top 40 Game showcased the talents of high school seniors and juniors over the course of nine innings. Lamar High School senior, Brent […]

PCDI Board Learns How Demand for Hemp Production is Increasing

First there was legalized marijuana in Colorado through the passage of Amendment 64, and now hemp, basically a cousin to marijuana minus the hallucinatory ingredients, has proponents attempting to make it a viable, mainstream crop for farmers statewide and in the rest of the nation. Michael Bowman, a founding board member of the Sustainable Biodiesel […]

Siemsen Replacing Mary Root in County Land Use Position

The Prowers County Commissioners approved the appointment of Keith Siemsen, Environmental Health Manager for the county, as the Environmental Health and Land Use Manager, Prowers County Floodplain Administrator, and Prowers County Planning and Zoning Supervisor.  This move will consolidate two offices under one director in light of the retirement of Mary Root which takes effect […]

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  • Pamela F. Weece…July 7, 1966 – May 28, 2105

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        Memorial services for Pamela Weece will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Community Calvary Church in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Eugene Birt officiating. Pamela Faith Weece was born on July 7, 1966 in Lynnwood, California to James W. Jr. and Sharon K. (Ray) Neal. She passed away […]

  • Birth Announcement:  Garcia

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