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78th Lamar Community College Commencement to be held on May 6

78th Lamar Community College Commencement to be held on May 6

(Lamar, Colorado; April 21, 2017) The 78th annual Lamar Community College commencement ceremony will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, May 6, at the LCC Wellness Center.  Over 200 degree or certificate-seeking students are eligible to walk in commencement, including fall 2016 graduates as well as spring and summer 2017 candidates for graduation. No tickets […]

Wallace C. “Wally” Sniff…December 28, 1937 – April 25, 2017

Wallace C. “Wally” Sniff…December 28, 1937 – April 25, 2017

  A celebration of life for longtime McClave resident, Wallace C. Sniff, known to his family and friends as Wally, will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment with full Military Honors will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section.   Visitation […]

Clarence O. “Cowboy” Reynolds…May 10, 1926 – April 25, 2017

Clarence O. “Cowboy” Reynolds…May 10, 1926 – April 25, 2017

A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Clarence O. Reynolds, better known as Cowboy, will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Reverend Kathy Leathers of the Bristol/Granada United Methodist Church officiating. Interment with Masonic Burial Rites will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for Clarence […]

Bent's Old Fort Generates $2M in Economic Benefits

Bent’s Old Fort Generates $2M in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 29 jobs  in local economy LA JUNTA, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 31,948 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2016 spent $1,868,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 29 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to […]

William Frederick Walters…April 28, 1930 – April 24, 2017

William Frederick Walters…April 28, 1930 – April 24, 2017

  Graveside services for William Frederick Walters will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado. Chaplain Johnson will officiate. William “Bill” Frederick Walters was born on April 28, 1930 in Illinois, to Charles and Jennie (Scoggins) Walters and passed away on April 24, […]

Broken Water Main Under Repairs

Broken Water Main Under Repairs

A water main was broken during construction on the Lamar Main Street project Tuesday morning, April 25th, at the corner of Main and West Olive Streets.  The rush of water, approximately 8,500 gallons a minute, was more than the drain system could handle at first and water backed up along the west side of the […]

ARPA Settlement Case May Be Decided by July

ARPA Settlement Case May Be Decided by July

    Both parties in Case 31 have decided on a self-imposed deadline of July 17, 2017 to secure unanimous approval of ARPA’s member municipalities and to come to an agreement between Arkansas River Power Authority as Defendant and the Plaintiff in the case, the City of Lamar. The Senior Judge in the lawsuit, Scott […]

Music Jams Approved for the Roost

Music Jams Approved for the Roost

The Buzzard’s Roost in Lamar was granted a Temporary Modification of Premise application for their two annual music festivals held June 17-18 for the Country Jam and on September 16-17 for the Road Jam. The Lamar City Council held a brief public hearing on the request during their regular meeting, April 24th.  A portion of […]

City Council Resolutions Open Doors for Economic Development and Annexation

City Council Resolutions Open Doors for Economic Development and Annexation

The Lamar City Council approved two resolutions Monday, April 24, during their regularly scheduled meeting, which can help foster economic development opportunities in the community. The first resolution, 17-04-01, approves the annexation of property commonly known as T.L. Tucker property, located at 708 North Main Street.  The city recently acted on a petition from Jean […]

Drought Update from Colorado Water Conservation Board

Drought Update from Colorado Water Conservation Board

With temperatures eight degrees above average, March of this year was the warmest March on record for the State of Colorado, and the second warmest on record for the nation. Late March precipitation brought much needed moisture, but the state as a whole received only 64 percent of average, in what is historically one of […]

Minnick and Boero lead LCC to fourth place finish in Torrington

Minnick and Boero lead LCC to fourth place finish in Torrington

The Lamar Community College men’s golf team finished in fourth place this past weekend in Region IX play hosted by Eastern Wyoming College. The Lopes totaled a two-day score of 637, led by Jeremy Minnick and Facundo Boero. Minnick finished the tournament tied for sixth place with a score of 152 (80-72), just six strokes […]

Big R Donates Multi-Use Cart to Prowers Posse

Big R Donates Multi-Use Cart to Prowers Posse

  When the basic cost of repairs for the golf cart used by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse was set at a minimum of $1,200, the members knew the price tag would be beyond their budget. That’s where the Big R Corporation came to their aid, donating a brand new cart this past Friday, April […]

Frank Fulton…October 19, 1943 – April 22, 2017

Frank Fulton…October 19, 1943 – April 22, 2017

Funeral services for Las Animas, Colorado resident, Frank Fulton will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas, Cemetery. Pastor Diane Huston will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to […]

LCC’s Hicks and Klassen place at Casper College Rodeo

LCC’s Hicks and Klassen place at Casper College Rodeo

Lopes Rodeo returns from weekend competition at Casper College with two top ten finishers, Kadyn Hick and Jalisa Klassen. Sophomore Kadyn Hicks led the men’s team with a second place finish in steer wrestling.   He finished with a time of 9.8, just .1 second behind the first-place finisher.  He moved to ninth place in the […]

Lamar Chamber Now Offers Enhanced Benefits Package

Lamar Chamber Now Offers Enhanced Benefits Package

A basic membership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offers various benefits to local subscribers. A new and enhanced package of membership benefits has become available as of 2017, according to Lamar Chamber President, Ginger Coberley.  Coberley added, “The Chamber offers so many great benefits to its members and we are very excited to be […]