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State Breathalyzer Program Highlights Personal Use Devices

State Breathalyzer Program Highlights Personal Use Devices

    STATEWIDE — In the six weeks prior to receiving their smartphone breathalyzers, 28 percent of the first-time DUI offenders in the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) 2017 Breathalyzer Program indicated they may have driven a vehicle impaired. Since receiving the breathalyzers, only 9 percent think they drove impaired. This is just one of […]

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

    The Colorado State Patrol held its 5th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. For the 5th year, the CSP Patrol Cars were parked before the main entrance to the store in […]

Thomas Announces Candidacy for Bent County Commission Seat

Thomas Announces Candidacy for Bent County Commission Seat

  Las Animas, CO – Longtime Bent County resident John Thomas has announced he will run for the Board of County Commissioners District 2 seat in the November 2018 midterm elections. Thomas, a Colorado native who has lived in the Lower Arkansas Valley for more than 50 years, has resided in Las Animas since 1985. […]

Zonta Annual Holiday Home Tour December 10th

Zonta Annual Holiday Home Tour December 10th

Seven homes will be featured for the annual Zonta Holiday Home Tour this Sunday, December 10th from 1pm to 4pm.  Tickets are available for the afternoon tour from Karen Ketcham at Core Financial at 336-5550, Linda Hawkins at the Flower Boutique at 336-9009 or Beverly Augustine at The Lassie at 336-2712. Pre-sold tickets are $7 […]

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

VA Announces Rollout and Application Process for New Veterans ID Card

  WASHINGTON — Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service. This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and today’s rollout of the ID card fulfills that […]

Fortino Angel “Tino” Torrez, Sr….November 8, 1973 – November 23, 2017

Fortino Angel “Tino” Torrez, Sr….November 8, 1973 – November 23, 2017

  A mass of Christian burial for La Junta resident, Fortino Angel “Tino” Torrez, Sr. will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, December 1, 2017 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. A rosary service will be held at 6:00PM on Thursday, November 30, 2017 […]

Revenues Up as Light Plant Nears Year’s End

Revenues Up as Light Plant Nears Year’s End

    With only one meeting left on the 2017 calendar for the Lamar Light Plant, Superintendent Houssin Hourieh provided October’s financial report for board members this past Tuesday, November 28th. Total operating revenue for the month is $1,255,487 with operating costs at $848,143 resulting in gross operating income of $407,345. When the non-operating revenues […]

Toys for Tots Countdown

Toys for Tots Countdown

  The Toys for Tots organization will accept toy or cash donations through the Lamar area until Monday, December 11th.  After that, the toys will be categorized and prepared for sacking on Saturday, December 16th prior to the delivery date of December 24th. Volunteers are still being sought to help in the workshop Monday through […]

Lorna (Morley) Pilkington…February 26, 1940 – November 25, 2017

Lorna (Morley) Pilkington…February 26, 1940 – November 25, 2017

  Funeral Services for Lorna (Morley) Pilkington will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Steve Hicks officiating. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 also […]

Financing for Hotel Feasibility Study Approved, Las Brisas Granted Liquor License.

Financing for Hotel Feasibility Study Approved, Las Brisas Granted Liquor License.

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a dollar match of $1,875 with Prowers Economic Prosperity, to help fund a $7,500 hotel feasibility study for Lamar. Angie Cue, Community Development Director, explained that the study will help determine if Lamar can support a second high end motel to attract visitors and travelers as a destination site, […]

Violet Hazen…October 29, 1934 – November 26, 2017

Violet Hazen…October 29, 1934 – November 26, 2017

  Funeral Services for longtime Holly, Colorado resident, Violet Hazen will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly Colorado with Pastor Kathy Leathers officiating.  Interment will follow at the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation for Mrs. Hazen will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on […]

Paula D. Esgar…January 6, 1950 – November 23, 2017

Paula D. Esgar…January 6, 1950 – November 23, 2017

  Graveside services for Paula Esgar will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley, Colorado. Pastor Eugene Birt will officiate. Paula Dianne Esgar was born on January 6, 1950 in Dodge City, Kansas to Paul and Kathleen (Haas) Jenkins. She passed away on November 23, 2017 […]

Cormae Yeakel-Peterson…February 16, 1934 - November 19, 2017

Cormae Yeakel-Peterson…February 16, 1934 – November 19, 2017

  Cormae Rose Yeakel – Peterson, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in Montrose, CO at Valley Manor Care Center; at the age of 83. She was born on February 16, 1934 in Wiley, Colorado to Jacob and Emma (Roth) Schleining. She graduated from McClave High School and Blairs Business Collage in Colorado Springs. […]

Charles D. Patterson…February 8, 1935 – November 19, 2017

Charles D. Patterson…February 8, 1935 – November 19, 2017

    A Memorial Service for Las Animas, Colorado resident, Charles Patterson will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Friends Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Diane Hutson officiating.  Per Mr. Patterson’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Charles David Patterson was born on […]

(Update on Services) Raymond Melgoza, Jr….February 8, 1936 – November 22, 2017

(Update on Services) Raymond Melgoza, Jr….February 8, 1936 – November 22, 2017

  A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Raymond Melgoza, Jr. will be held at 11am on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Lamar Senior Center with John Slone of the Lamar Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Per Raymond’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Raymond was born on February […]