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Rankin Recognized by Lamar City Council

Mayor Kirk Crispin presented Lamar champion wrestler, Zane Rankin with a plaque of recognition for his athletic abilities on the wrestling mat during the council’s February 24th meeting. Earlier this month, the high school junior won his second consecutive 3A championship in Denver at the Pepsi Center. He achieved his goal with a 36-1 season […]

US 50B Surface Treatment Between Fowler and Manzanola

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is improving an eight-mile stretch of US 50 between Fowler and Manzanola. A full closure of US 50 from mile points (MP) 351.95 to MP 359.03 between Fowler and Manzanola is required from March 16 through late fall 2020. Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 […]

PMC Begins New Approach for Provider Recruitment

    The medical profession has long acknowledged varying difficulties in recruiting physicians to rural hospitals and Prowers Medical Center is no different. Karen Bryant, Interim Chief Executive Officer, detailed some new avenues the hospital will take for more positive results when she met with the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, February 25th. “Our recruitment […]

Lamar Utility Board Presents Offer to May Valley Water Association

          May Valley Water Association is asking the Lamar Utilities Board for rate-relief on their power bills for service at Rd PP and Rd 5. Spokesperson Rick Jones and several May Valley customers presented their request to the LUB during its February 25th meeting this past Tuesday. Jones presented Light Plant […]

GOP County Caucus Information

Republican Caucus and County Assembly Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:00 a.m. The Prowers County Republicans will be holding their Caucus on March 7, 2020 starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the Lamar Community Building located at 610 S 6th St. in Lamar, CO. The Prowers County Republican County Assembly will be held immediately following the […]

Lamar Can Benefit from Switch of Funding Sources for Main Street Projects

    The Lamar City Council decided to go with a different funding source for civic improvement projects during its February 24th meeting. Community Development Director, Angie Cue, explained the estimated duration of the City of Lamar’s Main Street Streetscaping project, estimated at $500,000, could extend into 2023. Local CDOT engineers have expressed concerns that […]

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  • Rose M. Archuleta-Lozano…June 22, 1940 – February 21, 2020

    Rose M. Archuleta-Lozano…June 22, 1940 – February 21, 2020

        A graveside memorial service for former La Junta, Colorado resident currently of Holly, Colorado will be held at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta, Colorado at a later date. Per Rose’s request cremation will take place. Rose was born on June 22, 1940 at La Junta, Colorado to Antonio Avon and Cipriana (Vigil) Archuleta […]

  • William Wilson…August 7, 1943 – February 22, 2020

    William Wilson…August 7, 1943 – February 22, 2020

    A Memorial Service for Bill Wilson will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado.  Per Bill’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. William Wilson, known to most as Bill was born on August 7, 1943 in Lamar, Colorado to […]

  • Lamar is Getting Benched!!

    Lamar is Getting Benched!!

        This past October, the Lamar Redevelopment Authority recommended a CDOT Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) be awarded to Daniels Construction in Lamar for an upgrade to facilities along Main Street in Lamar. The grant is for $500,000 which includes 30 permanent benches, 20 movable benches, 48 trash receptacles, 197 flower pots and one sound […]

  • Deloris “Dee” Pearson…May 17, 1942 – February 23, 2020

    Deloris “Dee” Pearson…May 17, 1942 – February 23, 2020

        A private family memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Deloris Pearson, affectionately known as Dee, will be held at a later date. Per Dee’s request cremation will take place and there will not be a visitation. Deloris (Dee) Pearson was born at home in Barry County, Missouri on May 17, 1942. She departed […]

  • Terry Rusher…August 7, 1953 – February 23, 2020

    Terry Rusher…August 7, 1953 – February 23, 2020

    Terry Delane Rusher, 66 of Sugar City, Colorado, succumbed to cancer in his home surrounded by his family on February 23, 2020. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the First Christian Church of Ordway (Disciples of Christ) at 401 Lincoln Avenue, Ordway, Colorado. Per Terry’s request, […]

  • Construction Work Begins on Commercial Street Bridge

    Construction Work Begins on Commercial Street Bridge

        Detour signs have been posted along Avenida Colonia and Commercial Streets in Lamar, now that the Commercial Street Bridge has been torn down, making way for a new, 50-foot-wide span crossing the Lamar Canal. The Lamar City Council finalized the agreement with Tricon 2, LLC for construction of the bridge during its January […]

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