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New Power Purchase Agreement Will Mean Electric Bill Savings

New Power Purchase Agreement Will Mean Electric Bill Savings

    ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, and its six member communities, has been in negotiations to end a Power Purchase Agreement with Twin Eagle in favor of a newer, lower cost agreement with Tri State G & T. The Lamar City Council decided in favor of engaging the Polsinelli law firm to represent the […]

Methamphetamine Drug Arrest for Lamar Resident

Methamphetamine Drug Arrest for Lamar Resident

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices recently made an arrest after an investigation in the distribution of illegal drugs. On Friday, 4-13-2018, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Martinez, 39, of Lamar, Colorado for a warrant with the charges of: Unlawful Distribution or Sale of Methamphetamine, […]

Barbara Jane Heasley Kuhns…September 8, 1931 – April 7, 2018

Barbara Jane Heasley Kuhns…September 8, 1931 – April 7, 2018

    Barbara Jane Heasley Kuhns, of Las Animas, Colorado, entered into rest on April 7, 2018 at the Bent County Nursing Home in Las Animas, Colorado surrounded by her loving family. She was born to Nelson and Emma Hess Heasley, September 8, 1931. She was 86 years of age. Barbara was the oldest of […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2017 ANNUAL - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2017 ANNUAL – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.52 billion pounds in March, down slightly from the 4.54 billion pounds produced in March 2017. Beef production, at 2.20 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, down 2 percent from March 2017. The average live weight […]

State Senator Crowder Bill for Used Vehicle Sales Tax Relief Passes Senate

State Senator Crowder Bill for Used Vehicle Sales Tax Relief Passes Senate

DENVER – In an effort to assist Colorado’s working class, Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) authored Senate Bill-77, an exemption of the sales tax for used vehicles in the State of Colorado. Currently, a vehicle has sales tax applied to it each time it is sold, meaning that the State of Colorado can double, triple, and […]

A Dream Comes True for HOPE Center Students

A Dream Comes True for HOPE Center Students

    A four yearlong project is coming to a conclusion at the Lincoln School HOPE Center today, April 20th.  Rolls of fresh sod are being placed over new dirt and a recently installed sprinkler system, creating a grass playground for the students at the school.  It’s been a long time in coming. Emily Neischburg, […]

Colorado Employment Situation for March 2018

Colorado Employment Situation for March 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 5,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,707,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government increased 1,100. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from February to March at 3.0 percent. The […]

LCC Spring Horse Show set for April 27

LCC Spring Horse Show set for April 27

      (Lamar, Colorado; April 19, 2018) The Lamar Community College Horse Training & Management (HTM) and Equine Business Management (EBM) programs will host their annual Spring Show on Friday, April 27. The show will be held in the Equine Complex, just north of College Road in Lamar, starting at 10:30am that morning. The […]

Leah Martin…August 5, 1924 – April 19, 2018

Leah Martin…August 5, 1924 – April 19, 2018

  Funeral Services for Leah Martin will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at The First Church of the Nazarene in Las Animas, CO with Bailey Lonnberg and Amy Griffy leading the services. Interment will follow at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, CO. Visitation for Leah will be held […]

Mary Louise Vallejos Wills… October 23, 1938 - April 18, 2018

Mary Louise Vallejos Wills… October 23, 1938 – April 18, 2018

    Respects may be paid Thursday, April 26, 2018, from 5:30pm – 7 pm at Peacock Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lamar Area Hospice.  Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.com.

Birth Announcements: Bastian -/- Sailors -/- Reyes

Birth Announcements: Bastian -/- Sailors -/- Reyes

    Christina Foster and Jared Bastian of Lamar and Denver, announce the birth of their daughter, Priscilla Jade Bastian at 11:41am at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 with Dr. Foley attending. Priscilla weighed six pounds and five ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Ava Joann Bastian.  Grandparents:  […]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 28

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 28

The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program, which will run from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 28th, is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program […]

Arbor Day in Lamar

Arbor Day in Lamar

    The Lamar Tree Board invites local 5th grade students to assist in the annual Arbor Day, tree planting event, this time at Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  Although Wednesday was windy, fortunately, most of the fierce, dust-laden gales were absent from the day before. Tree Board President, Jane Felter, explained to the gathered students […]

Access to International Trade Critical for Colorado Ranchers/Farmers...Let's Not Take a Step Back

Access to International Trade Critical for Colorado Ranchers/Farmers…Let’s Not Take a Step Back

  Editorial by Don Brown, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture – 4/17/2018 If you live in Colorado, or if your business is touched in any way by any aspect of the agricultural industry, the ongoing national discussion about trade agreements and import tariffs should mean a lot to you. Colorado farmers and ranchers understand that there […]

Christina Fulton...April 5, 1943 - April 16, 2018

Christina Fulton…April 5, 1943 – April 16, 2018

  Mass of Christian Burial for Christina Fulton will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Father Henry Wertin officiating. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. Rosary will be held prior to the Mass at 10:00 a.m.. Visitation will be held […]