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Lela Frances Dennis..March 9, 1945 – January 29, 2017

Lela Frances Dennis..March 9, 1945 – January 29, 2017

  A Memorial Service for Lela Dennis will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado. Pastor Diane Hutson will officiate. Lela Frances Dennis, affectionately known as “Francie”, was born on March 9, 1945 in La Junta, Colorado and passed away on January 29, 2017 […]

Birth Announcement: Orozco -/- Eder -/- Turner

Birth Announcement: Orozco -/- Eder -/- Turner

Alisha Rose and Vincent Orozco of Lamar, Colorado announced the birth of their son, Patrick Paul Orozco at Prowers Medical Center at 3:06am on Sunday, January 1, 2017 with Sharon Hendricks attending. Patrick weighed six pounds and 12 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters: Landen Rose, Kaydence Orozco and Kaylee […]

Secretary Williams says Colorado Works to Prevent Fraud

Secretary Williams says Colorado Works to Prevent Fraud

    DENVER, Jan. 25, 2017 — Secretary of State Wayne Williams reiterated today that Colorado employs important safeguards to make sure its elections are as secure as possible. “In Colorado our clerks and our judges prevent the overwhelming majority of attempts to vote that are improper,” he said. “Voter fraud is rare but it […]

SECED Provides Update for Board of County Commissioners

SECED Provides Update for Board of County Commissioners

Stephanie Gonzales, SECED Executive Director, highlighted several of the funding programs available to qualified residents, homeowners and businesses in the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development district during a recent Prowers County Commissioners meeting. Gonzales remarked that 2016 was a fairly average year for interest in the funding programs. “Our Operating Housing Rehabilitation program had five customers, […]

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Employee Teri Jobe

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Employee Teri Jobe

Teri Jobe joined the staff at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) on January 23, 2017, as an Interpretive Park Guide. Teri brings a growing passion for history and an expectation to further develop her skills as an effective employee of the National Park Service. Teri was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania (PA), a small […]

Lamar Light Plant Opens Annual Scholarship Program

Lamar Light Plant Opens Annual Scholarship Program

  The Lamar Utility Board went through a light agenda on Tuesday, January 24th.   Members were given wind turbine data for 2016 by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noting that Lamar’s three wind turbine generated 10,343.02 megawatts of electricity with is about 537.26 more than what was generated in 2015.  This performance is in light […]

LPD Make Drug Arrest

LPD Make Drug Arrest

January 27, 2017 MEDIA RELEASE On Thursday, January 26, 2017, officers from the Lamar Police Department contacted a vehicle in the 200 block Mullen Street in Lamar.  Officers arrested Sammy Davis Jr., 43 years old, of Lamar for driving with a suspended license. While executing a search warrant, officers located approximately 20.8 grams of methamphetamine […]

LCC’s Applegarth to rodeo at Chadron State

LCC’s Applegarth to rodeo at Chadron State

Lamar Community College Rodeo recently announced that sophomore Jessica Applegarth of Yuba City, California, has transferred on to the next level in her rodeo career. After completing her degree at LCC this fall, Applegarth signed with Chadron State where she plans to continue to compete while pursuing a degree in Business.  She will start competition […]

LCC Has Active Spring Semester Planned

LCC Has Active Spring Semester Planned

  Linda Lujan, Ph.D., President of Lamar Community College, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with an update on spring semester college and campus activities recently. “Our current enrollment is growing and the head count is up 11% over this same time last year,” she remarked adding that the FTE, full time enrollment has grown 5.46% […]

To all Bent County Registered Republicans:

To all Bent County Registered Republicans:

In the weeks following the 2016 Republican State Assembly, many people expressed concerns regarding how the Colorado GOP was functioning. Now is the time for any Bent County Republican registered in Bent County to step forward and direct the Bent County GOP in the direction you feel it needs to take. On Thursday, February 2 […]

Prowers County 4-H Council Officer's Retreat

Prowers County 4-H Council Officer’s Retreat

On Sunday,  December 18, 2016, the 4-H County Council Officers took their annual officer planning retreat trip to Denver, Colorado.  Our group had some fun activities such as going to a trampoline park, eating out at a local restaurant, and swimming in the hotel pool.  We then buckled down and got busy on our meeting […]

Final 2016 Colorado Corn Production Numbers

Final 2016 Colorado Corn Production Numbers

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this month released its annual Crop Production Summary, showing that Colorado farmers didn’t haul in quite as large of a crop as earlier USDA forecasts had anticipated. But while actual production in the state this fall fell short of those predictions (by about 8 million bushels) the 2016 […]

Ruth Ann Esgar…October 14, 1955 – January 26, 2017

Ruth Ann Esgar…October 14, 1955 – January 26, 2017

    A graveside service for longtime Wiley resident Ruth Ann Esgar, affectionately known as Ruthie, will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Wiley Cemetery. A celebration of Ruthie’s life service will follow at 2:00PM at the Wiley United Methodist Church with Zack Esgar officiating. Visitation for Ruthie will be […]

Justin B. Gallegos…June 14, 1995 – January 22, 2017

Justin B. Gallegos…June 14, 1995 – January 22, 2017

  Funeral services for Justin Gallegos will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Friends Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Pastor Diane Hutson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. Justin Bennie Gallegos was born June 14, 1995 in La Junta, Colorado and passed away on January […]

Council Discusses Opening for New Member, Pending ARPA Trial

Council Discusses Opening for New Member, Pending ARPA Trial

The City of Lamar is advertising for a replacement councilmember for Felix Dias who recently resigned his seat. Dias remains in Lamar, but a recent address change to another district prevents him from serving on the council.  Dias had represented residents of Ward lll along with Beverly Haggard.  The ward is located west of Eighth […]