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Susana F. “Candie” Stegman…May 21, 1945 – September 18, 2018

Susana F. “Candie” Stegman…May 21, 1945 – September 18, 2018

    A funeral liturgy for longtime Lamar resident, Susana F. Stegman, affectionately known as Candie, will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section. Visitation for Candie will be held from 1:00PM until 7:00PM on Monday, September […]

New School Year Underway for HOPE Coalition

New School Year Underway for HOPE Coalition

    Members of the HOPE Coalition gathered for the first regular meeting of the new school year at the Lincoln School on Monday, September 17th.  Under New Business, Wendy Buxton Andrade and Byron Hall switched their roles as Coalition President and Vice-President, respectively.   Due to various scheduling conflicts last year, the traditional Chili Dinner […]

Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

    Ida and Manuel Gonzales led the traditional Fiesta de Colores parade, Saturday, September 15th from the Granada High School to the town’s park as this year’s Grand Marshalls. The 10am parade featured six candidates for the queen and princess coronation as well as featuring two returning royalty members from 2017. Dee Melgosa, of […]

Gloria Palomino…October 7, 1945 – September 15, 2018

Gloria Palomino…October 7, 1945 – September 15, 2018

  A Memorial Mass for Gloria Palomino will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, CO with Father Henry Wertin officiating. Rosary will be held prior to the Mass at 9:30 a.m.  Inurnment will take place at Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. Gloria Jean Palomino was […]

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

  In response to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018. With only three weeks left in the 2018 water year, October through August of this year […]

Mary Jane Jenkins Celebration of Life

Mary Jane Jenkins Celebration of Life

    The family of Mary Jane Jenkins would like to invite you to join in celebrating her life. A tree planting service to honor her memory will be held at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 10:30 AM.  Pastor Debbie Tamez will officiate the service and following; the […]

Joetta Wilson  August 2, 1955 - August 17, 2018

Joetta Wilson August 2, 1955 – August 17, 2018

A Memorial Service for Joetta Wilson is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2pm at the Wiley Rock School.  Joetta Wilson was born in Eads on August 2, 1955 and passed away in La Jola, CA. on August 17, 2018.

Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

    There should be ideal weather this Saturday, September 22nd for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Oktoberfest and the 7th Annual 5K run/walk fundraiser for BBB, both taking place along East Beech Street in Lamar. If you should see about 300 persons wearing pink tee shirts and tutus, men and women of all […]

Raising Funds on the Run

Raising Funds on the Run

  Sparrow House Ministries received cash, coupons and discounts this past Friday, September 14th, worth approximately $2,000 that will purchase groceries for the organization’s food bank. The way the funds were raised during a unique event held at Safeway on East Olive Street. Theron Hammer, of Edward Jones Investments on South Main Street, incorporated an […]

LCC Learning Garden Dedication set for September 20

LCC Learning Garden Dedication set for September 20

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 17, 2018) Lamar Community College will celebrate the completion of its new Learning Garden with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held Thursday, September 20, at 10:30am.  The celebration is open to the public and will include light refreshments. The Learning Garden, located on the grounds just south of the […]

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

Trooper Tips By Trooper Gary Cutler Colorado is a bicycling state; so you either ride a bicycle or at least see bicycles often. You’ll see the casual riders, weekend riders, bike to work riders, and there are also many weeklong and weekend biking tours throughout the state, such as Ride the Rockies, and Pedal the […]

USDA Conducts On-Farm Labor Survey

USDA Conducts On-Farm Labor Survey

Denver, CO – September 6, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is gearing up to conduct the Agricultural Labor Survey, which is conductedtwice each year. The survey will collect information about hired labor from more than 900 farmers and ranchers in the six state Mountain Region including Arizona, Colorado, […]

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

    The Lamar City Council held a brief, regular meeting on Monday, September 10th.  The council approved the risk advisory group (CIRSA) Worker’s Compensation quote of $5,000 for the deductible and premium for 2019.  The renewal quote for the city’s property/casualty contribution was also approved.  Although it was higher than the previous year, it […]

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

  American Civil Constructors, the firm which is renovating portions of North and South Main Streets through Lamar, is progressing through the third stage of the project which involves the section of work on the west side of North Main from Hickory to Sherman Streets.  It will be moving the operation onto the east side […]

Lamar School District Sets Community Forum for Proposed Levy Increase

Lamar School District Sets Community Forum for Proposed Levy Increase

  The Lamar Re-2 School District has set Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm as the date for a community forum at the Lamar High School auditorium to explain ballot 4A, a mill levy question for district voters in the November General Election. Earlier this summer, Lamar Superintendent of Schools, David Tecklenburg, told The Prowers Journal, […]