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Prowers Lodging Panel Reviewing By-Laws Regarding Promotions

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel will begin to review their by-laws in support of a proposal to use Panel funding to promote Prowers County in general as well as specific events as they have in the past. Panel member, Chad Hart, suggested the current by-laws do allow a general advertising campaign which […]

Spring Break Maker Camp Returns to LCC Makerspace

      (Lamar, Colorado; February 19, 2019) The popular Spring Break Maker Camp will return to Lamar Community College’s Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) in March. During the week of March 11-15, the I&MS will host a series of classes with fun, hands-on projects for middle and high school students. Laura Misenheimer, manager of […]

Temporary Closure of Monument Hill area at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) Acting Superintendent Janet Frederick announces the temporary closure of the Monument Hill Overlook and areas immediately surrounding the overlook. “As part of the long range management improvements to the park, the Monument Hill area is being rehabilitated to assure safety and accessibility to all visitors.” said Frederick. The […]

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

    The cleaning project, underway since this past November, is nearing completion at John Martin Dam in Bent County. A trip to the dam this past Sunday, February 17th, shows that the water from the stillway has been drained and earth moving equipment has scraped clean, almost all the accumulated sediment that has built […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Slow Improvement In Drought Conditions Continue

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo, CO    SYNOPSIS…Updated  Abundant and beneficial snow across much of Colorado`s Mountains over the past few months has prompted the US Drought Monitor to improve the Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions that has plagued southwest Colorado over the past year. With that said, the latest Drought Monitor, issued […]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING (Sunday) TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY… * WHAT…Periods of snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches expected. * WHERE…Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Feet, Crowley County, La Junta Vicinity/Otero County, Eastern Las Animas County, Western Kiowa County, Eastern […]

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  • Estella Martinez…March 24, 1948 – February 17, 2019

    Estella Martinez…March 24, 1948 – February 17, 2019

      Funeral Services for Estella “Stella” Martinez will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Diane Hutson officiating. Visitation will be held at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and […]

  • Birth Announcements: Konkel-/-Borunda-/-Moreno

    Birth Announcements: Konkel-/-Borunda-/-Moreno

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  • PMC Auxiliary: The Few Who Aid Many

    PMC Auxiliary: The Few Who Aid Many

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  • “What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

    “What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

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