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Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Media Release – May 26, 2017 On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at approximately 7:30 AM officers from the Lamar Police Department responded to the 600 block of West Logan Street on report of an unconscious male.  The male was deceased and officers began an investigation into the case.  The case was determined to be a […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2017 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2017 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.97 billion pounds in April, down slightly from the 3.98 billion pounds produced in April 2016. Beef production, at 1.96 billion pounds, was slightly below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.46 million head, up 2 percent from April 2016. The average live weight was down […]

Bette J. Hershey…January 8, 1927 – May 25, 2017

Bette J. Hershey…January 8, 1927 – May 25, 2017

    Graveside services are pending for longtime Lamar resident, Bette J. Hershey. Per Bette’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Bette was born on January 8, 1927 at Manter, Kansas to Ralph Emerson and Bessie Gertrude (Martin) Selby and passed away on May 25, 2017 at Prowers Medical Center […]

Stanley C. Sandoval Jr….January 28, 1971 – May 23, 2017

Stanley C. Sandoval Jr….January 28, 1971 – May 23, 2017

  Graveside services for longtime Las Animas, CO residents, Stanley Sandoval will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Elder Chapel in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, CO.  Pastor Diane Hutson will officiate. Stanley Charles Sandoval, Jr. was born on January 28, 1971 in Denver, CO to Charles […]

2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2 – 6pm, Jenea Aguilera Memorial Softball games; 7pm Wiley Lions Bingo/Kid’s game night @ Community Center  Saturday, June 3 – 7am, Wiley Hay Days 5K Run; 7:30-9:30 Breakfast at Rock School House; 10am Parade from Ward Street Line up; 10:30am Kid’s Carnival @ Park; 11:30 to 1pm Lions Club Sloppy Joe Lunch; […]

Juanita Haskell…June 29, 1931 – May 12, 2017

Juanita Haskell…June 29, 1931 – May 12, 2017

  A Celebration of Life  for Canon City, Colorado resident and former Lamar resident, Juanita A. Haskell will be held at 1:00PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Reverend Kathy Leathers of the Holly United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Veteran’s Section of Fairmount Cemetery where Juanita […]

Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

    Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman spent the majority of her day, Tuesday, May 23rd at the Prowers County Annex in Lamar, holding a series of listening sessions that began with local, elected officials and continued through the day with such topics as farming/ranching, a sex assault program at Lamar Community College and efforts […]

Cardinelli and Reyher Awarded Scholarships

Cardinelli and Reyher Awarded Scholarships

The 2017 Daniel Kasza Memorial 4-H Scholarships were awarded to Dominique Cardinelli and Sara Reyher.  While the scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are 4-H members in Baca, Bent, Crowley, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, both of the 2017 winners are Bent County 4-H members. Dominique Cardinelli is currently serving her second term […]

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash involving three fatalities. The crash occurred on Colorado 287 approximately five miles north of Campo.  On Wednesday morning, at approximately 2:23am, a semi tractor-trailer was southbound on Hwy 287 when it traveled into the northbound lane colliding head-on with a northbound semi-tractor flatbed trailer. After […]

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, announced that The City Council of La Junta cast a collective ‘no’ vote May 15th to approve the settlement agreement between ARPA and the City of Lamar.  Their counterparts in Trinidad, also an ARPA municipal member, decided to table their decision during their May meeting.  All six ARPA members, […]

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Two ordinances were passed by the Lamar City Council on first reading during its Monday night meeting, May 22nd. The first pertains to an amended city code establishing eligibility criteria for internment in the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery.  The change now includes eligible dependent children in addition to the veteran’s spouse to be buried […]

Woodland Park High School Marks a Win at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition

Woodland Park High School Marks a Win at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition

  Woodland Park High School’s AP Environmental Science team once again took first place honors at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition held on April 25 and 26, in Aurora, CO! This year’s event took place at the Arapahoe County Fair Grounds in Aurora, with ten teams participating who came from all over Colorado, to compete […]

Sarah Ann Adame…August 15, 1968 – May 18, 2017

Sarah Ann Adame…August 15, 1968 – May 18, 2017

  A celebration of life memorial service for Bristol resident, Sarah Ann Adame will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday May 25, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating.  Per Sarah’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.  Sarah Ann Adame […]

Open House for “Day One” Peer Services in Lamar

Open House for “Day One” Peer Services in Lamar

Southeast Health Group recently opened peer-run services and overnight supported stays at 3500 First Street South in Lamar.  The program is called “Day One” and is designed to support people who are in recovery from mental illness and addictions.  The public is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, June 13th, from 4:00 – 6:30 […]

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations over the course of the last several months. The below arrests are the outcome of two of the investigations. On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain an arrest warrant […]