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Charles Arthur Turnbull…February 15, 1931 – February 26, 2017

Charles Arthur Turnbull…February 15, 1931 – February 26, 2017

A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Charles A. Turnbull will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery with full Military Honors under the auspices of the local V.F.W. and American Legion Posts. […]

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Visit Two-in-One Lamar Business

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Visit Two-in-One Lamar Business

With one stop, shoppers can visit either Black Wolfe Clothing Company or Uniquely Creative Designs, both owned and operated by Andy and Diana Woller at 108 North Main Street in Lamar. The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Honkers paid them a visit during their Grand Opening and special sales event day on Friday, February […]

Lamar Council Continues to Remove 'Blight'/Unsafe Residences

Lamar Council Continues to Remove ‘Blight’/Unsafe Residences

In a continuing effort to alleviate blight in local neighborhoods, the Lamar City Council approved and adopted a resolution to condemn the property at 315 North 12th Street in Lamar during their regular meeting, Monday, February 27th.   The council was informed that efforts to have the property taken care of have failed with the owner […]

Future of Hemp Farming in Colorado Discussed at LCC

Future of Hemp Farming in Colorado Discussed at LCC

Area farmers were presented with three aspects of hemp farming this past Saturday, February 25th, at a Hemp Road Show, presented at Lamar Community College.  The presenters at the seminar, which was attended by about 50 persons, included Rick Trojan, Northeast Colorado Hemp Farmer, Mitch Yergert from the Colorado Department of Agriculture and John Finamore, […]

Honkers Visit Smitty’s Body Shop Grand Opening

Honkers Visit Smitty’s Body Shop Grand Opening

Smitty’s Auto Body shop is now open for business at 6941 U.S. Highway 50 in Lamar and members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Lamar Honkers paid them a welcoming visit this past Saturday, February 25th. Smitty’s Auto Body is a full service operation, offering free estimates on body work from minor dents to […]

Birth Announcement: Ramos

Birth Announcement: Ramos

Allison Hollis and William Ramos of Eads, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Ariana Cecilia Ramos at Prowers Medical Center at 3:15pm on Saturday, February 25, 2017 with Dr. Korkis attending. Ariana weighed seven pounds and nine ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters:  Junior Ramos.  Grandparents:  Kay and Darrell Hollis, […]

Letter to the Editor: Confidence in the Press

Letter to the Editor: Confidence in the Press

The White House, on Friday, February  24th, 2017, blocked named press outlets CNN & the New York Times from attending a press conference. This is cause for concern. Government, at any level, should be available to the public. I get it that the President has a “war on press and fake news”, but the public […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2017 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2017 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.29 billion pounds in January, up 6 percent from the 4.06 billion pounds produced in January 2016. Beef production, at 2.12 billion pounds, was 8 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.58 million head, up 9 percent from January 2016. The average live weight […]

Main Street Renovation Underway

Main Street Renovation Underway

Motorists are keenly aware that Main Street road construction has commenced in Lamar. The long-anticipated and discussed renovation project got underway on two fronts; the railroad crossing dividing North and South Main Street and what is termed Phase I between Park and Oak Streets. A drainage line is being constructed underneath the railroad tracks and […]

Lamar Elks Recognize Students of the Month

Lamar Elks Recognize Students of the Month

Lamar Elks Exalted Ruler, Kirk Stegman, handed out certificates of accomplishment to a number of students from Lamar High and Middle Schools during February 21st meeting night at the Elks Lodge. Sage Higbee, an 8th grader at Lamar Middle School, was January SoM.  She’s involved in Honor Band and Choir, dance, cheer and the science […]

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

“Last week Prowers Medical Center was listed as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation which puts us in the top 7.5%,” stated hospital CEO, Craig Loveless. He was briefing the Prowers County Commissioners on an update of events at the hospital on Tuesday, February 21st.  Loveless explained that there are […]

Birth Announcements: Mendoza -/- Grudt

Birth Announcements: Mendoza -/- Grudt

  Erika Rivera and Javier Mendoza of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Isabel Areli Mendoza at Prowers Medical Center at 1:46pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 with Sharon Hendricks attending. Isabel weighed five pounds and nine ounces and was 18 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Carlos Rivera.  Grandparents:  Leticia Rodriguez, Apolonio […]

Sears Hometown and Outlet Looks at Lamar, CO for New Location

Sears Hometown and Outlet Looks at Lamar, CO for New Location

National Retailer Seeks Local Entrepreneur or Independent Retailer to Bring the Sears Hometown Store Format to the Local Area  Lamar (01/21/2017)   Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOS) is looking to fill the void in the Lamar community. The Company, which separated from Sears Holdings Corporation in 2012, is seeking entrepreneurs or independent retailers […]

USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS’ PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2017

USDA TO SURVEY FARMERS’ PLANTING INTENTIONS FOR 2017

  DENVER, CO – What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2017 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey approximately 84,000 of the nation’s farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season. […]

Bent’s Old Fort Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park

Bent’s Old Fort Launches Second Year of Every Kid in a Park

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site encourages all fourth graders to visit the park for free this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program. The program gives fourth grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters. Visit www.everykidinapark.gov to download the […]