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Lamar Elks Honors the September Students of the Month

                              The new school years brings excitement and hope. Those who excel academically we honor every month with a dinner and awards ceremony recognizing them for their achievements. This is a part of the Elks continuing tradition of making a difference in our Lamar community. The September Students of the Month are: Elaine […]

Holly Gateway Fair, “Homestead Memories”, September 26th-29th

    Homestead Memories has been selected as the theme for this year’s Holly Gateway Fair which runs from Wednesday, September 26th through Sunday, the 30th. Each afternoon and evening offers an event or exhibition for every taste beginning with Barrel Racing Exhibitions on the 26th at 5:30pm to the actual competition which starts at […]

LCC Ribbon Cutting Held for Learning Garden Dedication

    The new Learning Garden, set on the open campus of Lamar Community College, just west of the Betz Technology Center, was dedicated Thursday, September 20th, with an official ribbon cutting and presentation of two ag education-oriented scholarships to LCC students. Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, introduced guests, Jim Fricke, Executive Director of the […]

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 1,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,740,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. There was no change in private sector payroll jobs and government increased 1,500. July estimates were revised up to 2,739,000, and the over the month increase from June to […]

ELECTION NEWS: Calendar – Local & State Ballot Questions

      November 6, 2018 General Election will be an all-mail ballot delivery.   Ballots will be mailed to all active eligible registered electors the week of October 15, 2018. Election Offenses: C.R.S. 1-13-106 Forgery- Any person who falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any ballot before or after it has been cast, or who […]

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days

      DENVER, COLO. (Sept. 19, 2018)—The Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, announced it has granted $5,000 each to five rural nonprofit organizations in southeast Colorado in conjunction with the June 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days. Rural Philanthropy Days connects funders with nonprofit […]

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  • Galaxy Gallery is Open to the Public

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  • Ellis L. Bever...January 30, 1938 - September 21, 2018

    Ellis L. Bever…January 30, 1938 – September 21, 2018

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  • Esperanza (Hope) Herrera…December 9, 1957 – September 17, 2018

    Esperanza (Hope) Herrera…December 9, 1957 – September 17, 2018

          A Memorial Service for Esperanza (Hope) Herrera will be held @ 11am on Friday September 28, 2018 at the Lamar Community Building in Lamar, CO with Mike Caldwell officiating.  Esperanza (Hope) was born December 9, 1957 in Lamar, CO to John And Minnie Herrera. Hope passed away on September 17, 2018 at […]

  • Southern Colorado Drought Update

    Southern Colorado Drought Update

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  • Jo Ellen Ausmus…November 18, 1938 – September 18, 2018

    Jo Ellen Ausmus…November 18, 1938 – September 18, 2018

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