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Brief Meeting for Utility Board

Brief Meeting for Utility Board

    The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session on Tuesday, February 27th to approve purchase orders totaling $173,377 and a payment of bills totaling $774,375.  The board approved a bid submitted to them by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh for pole mount and pad mount transformers. Hourieh said the low bid submitted came […]

Koehn Declares for Prowers County Treasurer-Public Trustee

Koehn Declares for Prowers County Treasurer-Public Trustee

To the Citizens of Prowers County, I, Kayla Koehn, am announcing my candidacy for election to the office of Prowers County Treasurer and Public Trustee. Prior to moving to Lamar, I worked at a Credit Union in Colorado Springs for 10 years in a management capacity. Since living here in Lamar, I have spent 18 […]

Lamar Council Approves EMS Funding, Animal Shelter Funds

Lamar Council Approves EMS Funding, Animal Shelter Funds

Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, provided a recap of the recent annual meeting, similar to those he has offered to the Granada and Holly town councils.  Both of those reports were detailed in earlier articles in The Prowers Journal.  Depperschmidt said the PEP offices are now in the administration building of […]

(UPDATE) Two Lamar Residents Face Sentencing for Drug Offenses

(UPDATE) Two Lamar Residents Face Sentencing for Drug Offenses

  District Attorney, Joshua Vogel, of the 15th Judicial District,  informed The Prowers Journal on February 27th, that Rene Guerra was sentenced to eight years in the Department of Corrections and Paula Walker did receive a sentence of 71 months in the State Department of Corrections.   Information provided by Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for […]

Girls in the Middle Returns to LCC Campus on March 3

Girls in the Middle Returns to LCC Campus on March 3

  Registration now open for 10th Annual Girls in the Middle  (Lamar, Colorado; February 24, 2018) The 10th annual Girls in the Middle conference is coming up on Saturday, March 3, at Lamar Community College. Registration for the event is now available at www.lamarcc.edu/GIM. Girls in the Middle is a one-day conference that aims to […]

Anna Schaffer-Reed…March 25, 1925 – February 22, 2018

Anna Schaffer-Reed…March 25, 1925 – February 22, 2018

    A celebration of life for current Colorado Springs, Colorado resident formerly of Lamar, Anna Schaffer-Reed will be held at 11am on Tuesday February 27, 2018 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Union Valley Cemetery in Hasty. Visitation for Anna will […]

Rena M. Rink…May 21, 1937 – February 22, 2018

Rena M. Rink…May 21, 1937 – February 22, 2018

  Memorial Services for longtime Bristol area resident Rena Mae Rink will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Bristol Community Church with Pastor Isaias Martinez and Bill Carwin co-officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Per Mrs. Rink’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there […]

Lamar Honkers Help Celebrate People’s Credit Union Grand Opening

Lamar Honkers Help Celebrate People’s Credit Union Grand Opening

  The Lamar Chamber Honkers group was on hand Saturday, February 24th for the grand opening celebration of People’s Credit Union at their new location at 411 South Main Street in Lamar.  The Credit Union moved from their prior location on South 5th Street several months ago. Monte Barham, Vice-President, said he was mindful of […]

Birth Announcements: Campos -/- Enciso

Birth Announcements: Campos -/- Enciso

    Esther Campos of La Junta, Colorado announces the birth of her son, Liam Ulton Campos at 7:35pm at Prowers Medical Center on Thursday, February 22, 2018 with Dr. Foley attending. Liam weighed eight pounds and two ounces and was 20.5 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Renesmae Xrislynn.  Grandparents:  Ester Castillo and Ester […]

Cattle on Feed - Colorado -/- U.S.

Cattle on Feed – Colorado -/- U.S.

February 23, 2018 CATTLE ON FEED – COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 960,000 head as of February 1, 2018. The latest inventory was down 1 percent from January 1, 2018, but up 7 […]

Positions Open on East Prowers Weed Control Board

Positions Open on East Prowers Weed Control Board

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill three (3) positions on the East Prowers Weed Control District Board. Board members are required to meet at least once each month. Additional meetings may be required as need. Appointed members serve as volunteers for […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2018 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2018 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Record High Red Meat and Pork Production for January Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.59 billion pounds in January, up 7 percent from the 4.29 billion pounds produced in January 2017. Beef production, at 2.28 billion pounds, was 8 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.76 million […]

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

  Thursday, February 22nd, was a raw, cold and windy day for any kind of outdoors work, but it wasn’t much of a hindrance for about 10 students from Lamar High School who volunteered to help place the brickwork which creates the base of the 9/11 Memorial being constructed at the southern edge of Big […]

Election Information for Unaffiliated Voters

Election Information for Unaffiliated Voters

  Election Information: What about registered unaffiliated voters? Unaffiliated voters may observe a precinct caucus, but may not participate.   For the first time in Colorado unaffiliated voters will be eligible to vote a Primary Election ballot for participating political party candidates on a Major Party Ballot, i.e. Democratic or Republican. This is because Colorado […]

Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen named new Vice President at LCC

Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen named new Vice President at LCC

      Lamar Community College has named Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen as the next Vice President for Academic and Student Services.  Dr. Schlotterhausen, who is currently serving as the Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at Riverland Community College in Austin, Minnesota, will assume her role at LCC on April 16, 2018. “Each of our finalists […]