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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, […]

Lucinda R. Zeaman…April 23, 1953 – August 26, 2018

Lucinda R. Zeaman…April 23, 1953 – August 26, 2018

    A memorial service for Lamar resident, Lucinda R. Zeaman, formerly of Phoenix, AZ will be held at 4:00PM on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church. Per Lucinda’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Lucinda was born on April 23, 1953 in Phoenix, AZ to […]

Annual Fiesta De Colores Set for Saturday in Granada

Annual Fiesta De Colores Set for Saturday in Granada

The Granada community will host the annual Fiesta De Colores Celebration this Saturday, September 15th beginning with the 10am parade, beginning at the High School parking lot and continuing into the town park.  This year’s grand marshall’s are Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Gonzales. Other events include music provided by Fernando and the highlight will be […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2018 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2018 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    Based on September 1st conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 174.20 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 2 percent from the August 1st forecast and down 6 percent from […]

Birth Announcement:  Adam

Birth Announcement: Adam

  Thomas and April Adam of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Sapphire Grace Rose Adam at 7:46pm at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, September 10, 2018 with Dr. Foley attending.  Sapphire weighed seven pounds and was 20.5 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Christopher, Anna and James Adam.  Grandparents:  Kim and Billy […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

    While the Lamar City July Sales and Use Tax collected in August were up a fraction of a percent, the year to date figures continued to show a healthy gain for that period. City Sales Tax was up 0.27% for a slim gain over last year of $758.94 with 2017 totals at $282,334.72 […]

Letter to the Editor: On 9/11 Tribute

Letter to the Editor: On 9/11 Tribute

    Today, Lamar, Colorado had their parade of memories of fallen heroes. As each American flag passed by I covered my heart with my right hand to show gratitude of those precious souls that lost their life for you and me.  We often forget that the service men who have fought and died did […]