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Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

    Eric Niemeyer, Chief Executive Officer of High Plains Community Health Center, outlined the possibilities of developing a covered swimming pool for the Prowers County Commissioners Tuesday, January 14th. He approached the Lamar City Council in September with a memorandum of understanding to become a partner in financing a feasibility study for the project […]

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th – 5th

      Bent’s Old Fort will be closed on Tuesday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 5th. The closure will allow the National Park Service’s High Plains Group of parks– Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument, and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site—annual training and meeting time to discuss park operations. […]

Syracuse Dairy Adding Beef Cattle to Holly Operation

    The Prowers County Planning Commission, following a public hearing on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, approved the request from Syracuse Dairy in Holly for an amendment to their Special Use Permit. The dairy intends to add about 20,000 head of beef cattle on their 610 acre operation south of Holly. The dairy consists of […]

LUB Begins 2020 with Financial Report and Board Candidate

    The Lamar Utility Board held its first meeting of 2020 and approved $707,237.61 in purchase orders from a total of $734,496.38 submitted for payment. Of that the ARPA power estimate for December was $647,508.04. Repairs for the gear box on wind turbine #4 were $17,110.22. Total payment of monthly bills amounted to $1,029,105.05. […]

Local students named to the fall 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

        HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the 1,596 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2019 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more […]

Auditions are Open for “Our Town”

    The Trail Blazer Theatre group is open for auditions for one of the most well-recognized plays in America, “Our Town”. Written by Thornton Wilder, the three-act play, noted for its minimalistic stage set, presents the lives of New Hampshire residents, some of whom live and die in a small American town between 1901 […]

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  • Birth Announcement: May

    Birth Announcement: May

      Nathan and Jackie May or Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Maddux Clay May at 5:41pm at Prowers Medical Center on Saturday, January 11, 2020 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Maddux weighed seven pounds and was 20 ½ inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Brecklyn May. Grandparents: J.W. and Jamie Rodgers and Tim […]

  • Bonnie L. Smith…February 6, 1935 – January 14, 2020

    Bonnie L. Smith…February 6, 1935 – January 14, 2020

        A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Bonnie L. Smith will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation for Bonnie will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 5:00PM until […]

  • Lorrie Allen…December 30, 1941 – January 13, 2020

    Lorrie Allen…December 30, 1941 – January 13, 2020

        A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Lorrie Allen, will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Wiley United Methodist Church in Wiley, Colorado with Pastor Travis Walker officiating. Per Lorrie’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Lorrie was born on December 30, […]

  • Pauline Huff…September 7, 1922 – January 13, 2020

    Pauline Huff…September 7, 1922 – January 13, 2020

    Funeral Services for La Junta, CO resident, Pauline Huff will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Mark Callister officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, CO. Visitation will be held from 1:00- 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January […]

  • Gerald Wayne Newman…January 2, 1946 – January 14, 2020

    Gerald Wayne Newman…January 2, 1946 – January 14, 2020

        A celebration of life for lifelong Lamar resident, Gerald Wayne Newman will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for Wayne will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 […]

  • Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

    Lamar Council Takes Steps to Fund Economic and Infrastructure Projects

        The Lamar Planning and Zoning Commission approved the annexation of properties at 1408, 1412, 1412.5 and 1416 North Main Street in Lamar. This is an area of land formally known as Opel’s Pub as well as several adjacent buildings which have fallen into disrepair over the years. A public hearing was held by […]

  • Elbert Eugene Akers…July 12, 1926 – January 2, 2020

    Elbert Eugene Akers…July 12, 1926 – January 2, 2020

        Elbert Eugene Akers, 93, passed away on Thursday, January 2, 2020, In his home. Elbert was born July 12, 1926 to Artie Fern (Gales) and Ernest Akers in Seibert Colorado. He was the second oldest of five brothers and sisters, Darlene Zuckelkowski, Harold Akers, James Akers and Dorothy Noel. Elbert’s early life was […]

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