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Colorado Corn Growers Association-supported groundwater bill signed into law

Colorado Corn Growers Association-supported groundwater bill signed into law

  Last week, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 17-036 — a piece of legislation that was supported by the Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), and is what some in the industry describe as one of the most significant pieces of water-related legislation in recent years. Colorado Corn Executive Coordinator Ann Cross […]

Spring Projects Planned for Lamar Partnership Inc.

Spring Projects Planned for Lamar Partnership Inc.

    The LPI façade squad will continue to list several more buildings in downtown Lamar for future painting. Members are also visiting with store owners to compile a list and get approval to take down any old and unused signage along Main Street. During the monthly meeting on April 26th, members selected May 11th […]

Birth Announcement:  Gulley

Birth Announcement: Gulley

Brenda Mares and Jarid Gulley of Holly, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Megan Dawn Gulley at 8:11pm at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 with Dr. Foley attending.  Megan weighed 5 lbs and 15 oz and was 18.5 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Audrey and Harley Gulley.  Grandparents:  Brenda and […]

Paul Feliciano Palomino…April 13, 1933 – April 23, 2017

Paul Feliciano Palomino…April 13, 1933 – April 23, 2017

  A Memorial Mass for Paul Palomino will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Father Henry Wertin will officiate. A Rosary/Scripture service will take place prior to Mass at 1:30 p.m., also at the church. Inurnment will follow at the Bent/Las Animas […]

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

  Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo CO 859 AM MDT Friday, April 28, 2017 (The City of Lamar is still planning the City-Wide Clean-Up Day tomorrow, Saturday,  starting at 7:00 am.  If safety becomes a concern, then it will be rescheduled but for now it is still a go.) * LOCATION…Crowley, Otero, […]

Patricia L. Griego…May 2, 1947 – April 24, 2017

Patricia L. Griego…May 2, 1947 – April 24, 2017

  A Memorial Mass for Patricia Griego will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado.  A Rosary/Scripture service will be held at 9:30 a.m.   Inurnment will take place in the Holly Cemetery in Holly, Colorado. Patricia Lee (Vandine) Griego was born on May […]

Gov. Hickenlooper on National Monument Statement by Pres. Trump

Gov. Hickenlooper on National Monument Statement by Pres. Trump

DENVER — Thursday, April 27,  2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today released the following statement: President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Wednesday, April 26, that instructs the Secretary of Interior to review the designation of at least two dozen national monuments, including Colorado’s Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. The order also authorizes […]

Vance Johnson Speaks From the Heart to Local Kids

Vance Johnson Speaks From the Heart to Local Kids

Former Bronco wide receiver star, Vance Johnson, one of the original Three Amigos, knows how to develop a rapport with a crowd. Whether it was tens of thousands of fans in Bronco Stadium back in the late 1980s or this past Thursday at the Lamar Middle School gym, Johnson has an appeal that can relate […]

Guerra in Lamar Drug Arrest

Guerra in Lamar Drug Arrest

On Friday, April 14, 2017 officers from the Lamar Police Department contacted Rene Guerra, 26, of Lamar, in the 200 block of North 6th Street. During the contact officers located approximately 29.6 grams of methamphetamine in Mr. Guerra’s possession. After further investigation, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Guerra. On April 26, 2017 officers […]

Livestock Producers Gather for Colorado Livestock Association Annual Meeting

Livestock Producers Gather for Colorado Livestock Association Annual Meeting

Greeley, CO – Over 250 producers, industry partners, students, government and agency representatives met at the Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) Annual Meeting & Colorado’s Finest Celebration on April 5-6, 2017 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. CLA’s Annual Meeting is one of the largest gatherings of livestock producers and trade show vendors in Colorado. CLA […]

Municipal Lodging Tax Idea Presented to Lamar City Council

Municipal Lodging Tax Idea Presented to Lamar City Council

The idea of a municipal lodging tax was presented by two of its proponents to the Lamar City Council during their work session, Monday, April 24th.  A 2% lodging tax currently exists for guests of motels throughout Prowers County.  The one recently proposed would be for Lamar motels.  Lamar residents Pat Palmer and Chris Wilkinson […]

LCC to Honor Nursing Graduates in Pinning Ceremony

LCC to Honor Nursing Graduates in Pinning Ceremony

 (Lamar, Colorado; April 21, 2017) Lamar Community College will hold its annual Nurse Pinning on Friday, May 5.  The ceremony will start 10:00am in the Wellness Center. LCC will pin 31 from the Level I (Practical Nursing) and 23 from the Level II (Associate Degree in Nursing/Registered Nurse) programs.  Two graduating students, Acacia Truitt and […]

LUB Members Discuss Scholarship Trends

LUB Members Discuss Scholarship Trends

Members of the Lamar Utilities Board discussed the downturn in scholarship applications for the 2017 LUB/ARPA Scholarship program. This year, only two students, both from the same school, applied.  The scholarship, which is open to ARPA customers from McClave, Wiley and Lamar, is for a combined amount of $1,000. To be eligible, a student must […]

99 Job Seekers Attend Lamar Workforce Center Job/Resource Fair

99 Job Seekers Attend Lamar Workforce Center Job/Resource Fair

Terming the job and resource fair at the WorkForce Center in Lamar a success, Elva Macias, Labor and Employment Specialist, said the event on April 25th gave the employers an opportunity to visit with each other and network. Held at the SOS Center on East Olive Street in Lamar, 99 attendees had an opportunity to […]

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 […]