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Lamar Homicide Victim Identified by Police Department

Lamar Homicide Victim Identified by Police Department

Media Release – May 30, 2017 The Lamar Police Department is continuing to follow leads and actively investigate the homicide which was reported on May 24, 2017. Patrick Shook, 59, of Lamar was identified as the victim in the case. Anybody with information pertaining to the case is encouraged to call the Lamar Police Department […]

Only the Sign’s Been Changed

Only the Sign’s Been Changed

  The Lamar Area Hospice received some new, updated signage on the front of their building on West Olive Street on Tuesday, May 30th. It took only an hour or two to bring down the original sign and post the new one, consisting of individual lettering. The Lamar Area Hospice has been in service to […]

Lawrence L. “Jake” Branom…June 4, 1932 – May 28, 2017

Lawrence L. “Jake” Branom…June 4, 1932 – May 28, 2017

  A celebration of life memorial service for lifetime McClave resident, Lawrence L. “Jake” Branom will be held at 2:00 PM Friday June 2, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. In-Urnment will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery with military honors by the local VFW. Per Jake’s […]

Birth Announcements:  Banning -/- Wertz

Birth Announcements: Banning -/- Wertz

Christopher Reinert and Mary Banning of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Gregor Ellery Adam Reinert at 10:15pm at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, May 26, 2017 with Dr. Korkis attending.  Gregor weighed seven pounds and 10 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Wayne and Tonya Reinert. ************************************* Mark […]

Cliff Boxley Recognized for Hours/Miles of Service to VA

Cliff Boxley Recognized for Hours/Miles of Service to VA

Lamar resident, Clifford Boxley, was presented with a certificate of appreciation Tuesday, May 30th from his efforts on behalf of local veterans.  The Prowers County Commissioners made the presentation to Boxley, with his wife, Barbara and County Veterans Service Officer, Gary Harbert, in attendance. Commissioner Ron Cook offered his appreciation on behalf of commissioners, Wendy […]

Balloons Commemorate Memorial Day at Fairmount Cemetery

Balloons Commemorate Memorial Day at Fairmount Cemetery

Clear blue skies and light winds from the north made for a perfect Memorial Day morning to launch balloons this past Monday from the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Peacock Funeral Home organized the event, which may, according to Clay Peacock, become an annual observance. Some 40 to 50 persons were on hand, […]

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 […]

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

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

  A Graveside Memorial Service for longtime Lamar resident Bette J. Hershey will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 9, 2017 in the Veteran’s Section of Fairmount Cemetery with Dale Fuhrmeister of the Lamar Seventh Day Adventist Church officiating. Per Bette’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Bette was […]

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 […]