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Wanda Jean Rodgers…April 22, 1948 – July 28, 2017

Wanda Jean Rodgers…April 22, 1948 – July 28, 2017

  A graveside memorial service for Wanda Rodgers will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado. Pastor Diane Hutson will officiate. Wanda Jean Rodgers was born on April 22, 1948 in Columbia, Missouri to Wallace L. and Betty Jean (Frost) Grigsby and passed […]

Aug. 5 Sand Creek Walking Tour Available for Public

Aug. 5 Sand Creek Walking Tour Available for Public

  The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise raid by Colorado (US) Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. At 10:00 am on Saturday, August 5, join Park Ranger Teri Jobe on a free guided tour that discusses […]

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 the US Army found it necessary to create and supply a series of forts in the newly conquered southwestern territory. The Army also discovered new routes into the New Mexico territory…routes that shortened delivery times to vital forts such as Fort Union and were better suited to the […]

New Season, New Goals for HOPE

New Season, New Goals for HOPE

  Years ago, an artist would use a palette and brush to create their work. Now, they can refer to the picture’s display or representation on their ipad in one hand and use a can of spray paint to complete their artistry with the other. Although the means of application may have altered, an artist’s […]

Colorado Corn Acres in 'good to excellent' Rating Still Dropping

Colorado Corn Acres in ‘good to excellent’ Rating Still Dropping

  The steady decline in the condition of Colorado’s corn crop continues, as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports this week showed that only a combined 57 percent of the state’s acres were listed in “excellent” or “good” condition. That’s a sharp decline from reports release earlier in the growing season. Last month, more than 80 percent […]

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

On Friday, 07/28/2017 The Colorado State Patrol investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Prowers County Road GG.5 near Prowers County Road 36 approximately 3 miles north of Holly Colorado. A green Ford F150, driven by a 17 year old male from Lamar Colorado, was eastbound on Prowers County Road GG.5 when it traveled […]

Joyce Hallford…February 18, 1932 – July 28, 2017

Joyce Hallford…February 18, 1932 – July 28, 2017

  A graveside celebration of life for longtime Wiley resident, Joyce Hallford will be held at 3:00PM on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Wiley Cemetery with Pastor Mike Schneider of the Wiley Community Church officiating. Visitation for Joyce will be held on Monday, July 31, 2017 from 9:00AM until 1:00PM at the Peacock Family […]

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at approximately 2:19 AM, Lamar Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 9th Street and Maple Street in Lamar. The driver, identified as Mitcheal Shackelford, age 40 of Elkhart, Kansas, was found to have a suspended Kansas driver’s license. Shackelford was taken into custody […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2017-2018

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2017-2018

  The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building Tuesday, August 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 2nd from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information you can […]

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

  Pending receipt of a grant, Lamar Community College could host a Small Business Development Center office with a part time manager to start, according to Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP). “The Office of Economic Development and International Trade offers a three year grant up to $30,000 to provide a salary […]

LCC Students to Present Oral History of La Colonia

LCC Students to Present Oral History of La Colonia

  (Lamar, Colorado; July 27, 2017) As the summer semester winds down at Lamar Community College, students in the History of Mexico and Conversational Spanish classes prepare to showcase what they’ve learned.  Specifically, these students will showcase their research on Lamar’s La Colonia neighborhood. The classes have scheduled two presentations which are open to the […]

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Elections for the Prowers County School Board will be held November 7th, 2017 To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector and a resident of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months before the election, and a resident of the director district which will be represented, with the exception of […]

PEP Opening Office Hours in Holly

PEP Opening Office Hours in Holly

Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announces that it will begin holding office hours every second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Holly City Office, located at 100 Tony Garcia Drive. Office hours will be from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm beginning August 10th. PEP Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt stated, “We are very excited about this opportunity […]

PMC CEO Provides Hospital Update to County Commissioners

PMC CEO Provides Hospital Update to County Commissioners

Craig Loveless, Prowers Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with an update on hospital activities during their July 25th meeting. Loveless noted the hospital has been recognized by an international accreditation firm based in Norway, DNV GL. He said PMC has received its accreditation based on the company’s standards recognized by […]

Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

    This year’s theme, selected by the fair board is, “116 Years of Boots, Buckles, and Barrels of Fun.” The gates to the arena and beer garden open at 6pm on Saturday, August 5th for the concert by Clare Dunn and Corey White, with White on stage at 6pm, followed by Dunn.  Clare Dunn […]