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2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

    Despite the chilly, rainy weather this past Saturday morning, participants lined up along East Olive Street in Lamar, ready to brave the elements for the traditional Chamber of Commerce, Lamar Days Parade. Some folks sported seldom-used umbrellas; others wore slickers, while the majority just endured the sprinkles, hoping it would soon stop as […]

Frederick A. Esgar...October 29, 1932 - May 20, 2018

Frederick A. Esgar…October 29, 1932 – May 20, 2018

  A celebration of life for longtime Wiley, Colorado resident, Frederick A. Esgar will be held at 2:45PM on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Wiley United Methodist Church with Zach Esgar officiating. Interment will be held prior to the church service at 2:00PM at the Wiley Cemetery under the auspices of the Lamar Masonic […]

Betty Jean Bender…May 30, 1928 – May 18, 2018

Betty Jean Bender…May 30, 1928 – May 18, 2018

Funeral Services for Betty Jean Bender will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Pastor Rod Coulter will officiate. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. Betty Jean (Veatch) Bender was born on May 30, 1928 in Rocky Ford, Colorado to […]

Chamber Picnic by the Park

Chamber Picnic by the Park

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held their Lamar Days, Kick-Off BBQ this Friday, May 18th.  Better weather equals a better turn out and that was the situation Friday as last year’s premiere BBQ was conducted under spring skies a few degrees short of winter. Folks sat at picnic tables on the front lawn […]

Leroy E. Schwartz…May 29, 1939 – May 17, 2018

Leroy E. Schwartz…May 29, 1939 – May 17, 2018

    A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Leroy E. Schwartz will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley, Colorado. Visitation for Leroy will be held from 3:00PM until 7:00PM on Wednesday, […]

David Appel…June 25, 1936 – May 17, 2018

David Appel…June 25, 1936 – May 17, 2018

    A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, David Appel will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Grace Lutheran Church with Harold Baldwin and Vernon Appel co-officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for David will be held from 1:00PM until 5:00PM on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,717,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,300 and government increased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from March to April […]

Alice “Marie” Muller…November 16, 1925 – May 16, 2018

Alice “Marie” Muller…November 16, 1925 – May 16, 2018

  Funeral Services for Marie Muller will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Friends Church in Las Animas, CO with Pastor Diane Hutson officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, CO. Alice Marie Muller, affectionately known to most as Marie, was born on November 16, 1925 in […]

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

Commissioners Approve Resolution to Place Ambulance Funding on Ballot

    Prowers County voters will decide to approve or deny a quarter per cent county sales tax increase to fund future emergency ambulance services. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the resolution placing the question on the ballot for this November’s general election during their May 16th meeting.  The sales tax comes to twenty-five cents […]

Birth Announcement: Perkins

Birth Announcement: Perkins

    Kaniesha and Bryson Perkins of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Alyse Michelle Perkins at 7:13am at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 with Dr. Korkis attending. Alyse weighed seven pounds and five ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Aleiah Perkins.  Grandparents:  Maggie and Patrick […]

Millicent “Sissie” Yarbrough…September 26, 1933 – May 14, 2018

Millicent “Sissie” Yarbrough…September 26, 1933 – May 14, 2018

      STAFFORD – Millicent “Sissie” Yarbrough, 84, died Monday, May 14, 2018 at Home Plus Leisure Homestead, Stafford. Born September 26, 1933 at Arkansas City, Kansas she was the daughter of Beverly Rivers and Lorene Stewart Allen.  She was a 1951 graduate of Arkansas City High School.  She was the retired Vice-President of […]

LUB Passes Resolution Providing for Power Purchase Agreements, Announces Scholarship Winners

LUB Passes Resolution Providing for Power Purchase Agreements, Announces Scholarship Winners

    The Lamar Utility Board passed Resolution 18-05-01 during their meeting Tuesday, May 15th, which acknowledges the authority of the board to negotiate and enter into power purchase agreements with Southeast Colorado Power Authority (SECPA). The action was taken following an executive session conducted by the board. The resolution acknowledges that SECPA, as a […]

Construction Projects at HPCHC Nearing Completion

Construction Projects at HPCHC Nearing Completion

    July will be a busy month for High Plains Community Health Center, according to CEO, Eric Niemeyer. He provided a recap on the construction work underway at the campus for the Prowers County Commissioners during a visit on Tuesday, May 16th. The Adult Heath Center, closed since this past January because of structural […]

Cook and Snyder Honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumni

Cook and Snyder Honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumni

(Lamar, Colorado; May 14, 2018) Lamar Community College Antelope Night has long been an opportunity for students and families as well as LCC staff and faculty to celebrate students’ accomplishments and gear up for Commencement the next day. It has also become a significant event for alumni as the College recognizes its Distinguished Alumni as […]

Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

      Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in commemoration of the Memorial Day Holiday with a free guided walk on Saturday, May 26, at 10 am. The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in […]