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Virtual Tour of Bent’s Old Fort Planned

    La Junta, CO – Although the Traditional Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site was cancelled this year due to precautionary measures, the park staff wanted to reach out to our community and share the experience of one of the park’s most popular annual events. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at […]

Colorado Farm Bureau Elects New Leadership from Across Colorado

  A new president, vice president and slate of board members take the reins of the state’s largest agriculture organization. Nov. 24, 2020 — CENTENNIAL, COLO. — During a historic Annual Meeting, districts from across the state connected virtually to elect a new group of leaders to the Colorado Farm Bureau’s board of directors on […]

Prowers County Weekly COVID-19 Update as of November 24th, 2020

  551 cumulative total patients with 15 hospitalizations  and 12 deaths for people who have tested positive for COVID. The majority of cases has 85 patients in the 60-69 age range, followed fractionally, by 50-59 years and at least 25 patients are under the age of 10. TESTS Positivity rate is 27.12%, up from 23.56% last week (goal […]

Time Line Laid Out for Lamar Repowering Project Demolition

    The Lamar Utility Board was briefed on the pending demolition of the Lamar Repowering Project by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, during it’s November 24th meeting. He also projected a timeline for the lawsuit the board has had pending with Southeast Colorado Power Association. In a special conference call meeting, the ARPA board […]

Shop Safe, Shop Local, Shop Lamar Promotion Outlined

  “This isn’t about compliance, it’s about participation,” is the way Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin termed a new initiative to help keep COVID-19 numbers down in Lamar. The county is now at Level Red restrictions based on the increasing pandemic numbers registered by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That translates to a […]

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

  The City of Lamar and Cobblestone Development, LLC are moving forward with plans for a franchise motel to be constructed over the next two years. The economic development incentive agreement has been approved and the council authorized Mayor Kirk Crespin to sign during their meeting on November 23rd. The motel project would be located […]

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  • Matthew Joe DeLaRosa…December 31, 1975 – November 23, 2020

    Matthew Joe DeLaRosa…December 31, 1975 – November 23, 2020

        A celebration of life memorial for longtime Lamar resident, Matthew Joe DeLaRosa will be held at a later date. Matthew was born on December 31, 1975 at Lamar, Colorado to Guadalupe and Rachael Ann (Hernandez) DeLaRosa and passed away on November 23, 2020 at his home in Lamar at the age of 44. […]

  • Dennis Michael Eirhart…October 9, 1950 – November 22, 2020

    Dennis Michael Eirhart…October 9, 1950 – November 22, 2020

        A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Dennis M. Eirhart will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Full military honors will be under the auspices of the local […]

  • Floyd Ray Clark…July 3, 1929 – November 2, 2020

    Floyd Ray Clark…July 3, 1929 – November 2, 2020

    Floyd Ray Clark was born July 3, 1929 in Lamar, Colorado to Herbert R. and Ethel Goldie (Riley) Clark, the youngest of 3 children. Arline Clark and Donald H. Clark were his sister and brother. Floyd grew up in Lamar and attended schools in Lamar. He joined the U.S. Navy and was in the Navy […]

  • Richard “Dick” Scott…October 14, 1937 – November 23, 2020

    Richard “Dick” Scott…October 14, 1937 – November 23, 2020

      A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Towner resident, Richard Earl Scott affectionately known to his family and friends as Dick will be held at a later date. Per Dick’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Dick was born on October 14, 1937 at Clifton, Colorado to Ronald […]

  • Pamela Kay Boley…November 4, 1952 – November 23, 2020

    Pamela Kay Boley…November 4, 1952 – November 23, 2020

        A private family memorial service for current Lamar, Colorado resident, Pamela Kay Boley will be held at a later date. Per Pamela’s wishes cremation will take place. Pamela was born on November 4, 1952 in Lancaster, Ohio to Ralph and Betty (Specht) Miller and passed away on November 23, 2020 at her daughter’s […]

  • Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending November 22nd

    Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending November 22nd

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions remained warm and dry last week as fall fieldwork wrapped up, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Eastern counties received virtually no moisture.  Baling of corn stalks continued in areas. Winter wheat emergence and condition continued to struggle due to dry and windy weather.  […]

  • CSP Investigates a Two Person, One-Vehicle Crash on 385 North of Cheyenne Wells

    CSP Investigates a Two Person, One-Vehicle Crash on 385 North of Cheyenne Wells

    On Monday, November 23, 2020 at approximately 0622 hours, The Colorado State Patrol was advised of a 1 vehicle rollover, injury crash on CO 385, 18 miles north of Cheyenne Wells. 2 minor females from Cheyenne Wells, CO, were southbound on CO 385 when the driver drove off the left side of the road. The […]

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