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NWS Posts Alert for Severe Thunderstorm Warning North of Lamar

NWS Posts Alert for Severe Thunderstorm Warning North of Lamar

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Northwestern Prowers County in southeastern Colorado… Southwestern Kiowa County in southeastern Colorado… Northeastern Bent County in southeastern Colorado… * Until 545 PM MDT * At 458 PM MDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 12 miles west of Sweetwater Reservoir, or 27 […]

Aerial Surveys Confirm Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population is Holding Steady

Aerial Surveys Confirm Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population is Holding Steady

The latest lesser prairie-chicken survey shows bird population trends remain stable after six years of aerial survey data collection. The survey indicates an estimated breeding population of 33,269 birds this year, up from 25,261 birds counted last year. Though scientists are encouraged by the numbers, they know that year-to-year fluctuations are the norm with upland […]

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

  June 29, 2017, DENVER – America’s favorite pastime has a new field of dreams in Lamar. The City of Lamar will receive a Lottery Starburst Award for using Lottery proceeds to build a new Four-Plex ballfield. The project was completed in 2016 and utilized more than $1 million in Lottery funds from two Lottery […]

Nancy Marie Magana…September 7, 1950 – June 27, 2017

Nancy Marie Magana…September 7, 1950 – June 27, 2017

    Memorial services for Nancy Magana will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Pastor Paul Farrell will officiate. Inurnment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado. Nancy Marie Magana was born on September 7, 1950 in […]

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

  A few severe storms to impact southeast Colorado today.  REMINDER-a watch is not as severe for an immanent storm as a warning post. A few severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and into this evening across the plains. Severe thunderstorms will be capable of hail up to the size of golfballs and wind gusts […]

Jose Gilbert “Gibby” Padilla…February 4, 1957 – June 27, 2017

Jose Gilbert “Gibby” Padilla…February 4, 1957 – June 27, 2017

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Jose Gilbert “Gibby” Padilla will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Inurnment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Per Jose’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Jose was […]

Patsy Reed…February 15, 1937 – June 28, 2017

Patsy Reed…February 15, 1937 – June 28, 2017

Patsy Christine (States) Reed passed away peacefully at home in Lamar, Colorado on June 28, 2017 at the age of 80. A valiant and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Patsy is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Oris George Reed of Lamar, Colorado, her oldest daughter Marcia […]

Bonnie De Leon…June 28, 1960 – June 22, 2107

Bonnie De Leon…June 28, 1960 – June 22, 2107

  A celebration of life memorial service for current Lamar resident formerly of Denver, Bonnie De Leon will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, July 7, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker officiating. Inurnment will follow at Riverside Cemetery.   Bonnie was born on June 28, 1960 at Sac City, Iowa to […]

Pet and Livestock Owners Cautioned About Rabid Skunks

Pet and Livestock Owners Cautioned About Rabid Skunks

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –So far this year, 48 rabid skunks have been confirmed in nine Colorado counties. The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds pet and livestock owners that rabies is a deadly disease that can spread from skunks to other mammals and vaccination is the single best method to protect pets and livestock. “The Department of […]

Celebrate Independence Day at CPW Parks, but Leave the Fireworks at Home

Celebrate Independence Day at CPW Parks, but Leave the Fireworks at Home

DENVER, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites everyone to come out to their favorite state park to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, but it reminds folks to leave their fireworks at home. It’s a violation of state law to possess or discharge fireworks in any park, outdoor recreation area or on state waters. Fireworks […]