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William Lewis Martin...September 4, 1965 - October 19, 2017

William Lewis Martin…September 4, 1965 – October 19, 2017

William Lewis Martin, the son of Frank Turner “Rowdy” Martin and Betty Ruth (Wright) Martin, was born September 4, 1965, in Alamosa, Colorado.  He entered into eternal rest on October 19, 2017, in Boise City, Oklahoma, at the age of 52 years. William is better known to most as Jack.  Jack was raised in Alamosa, […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

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 940,000 head as of October 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 9 percent above last month and 11 percent above the October 1, 2016 […]

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Colorado corn farmers’ 2017 grain crop expected to break state record   Although weather has caused the state’s corn to mature slowly and harvest is behind schedule, the quality of the crop looks solid — enough so that the latest USDA forecast calls for Colorado farmers to haul in 184.15 million bushels this year. That […]

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm 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 is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription […]

Livestock Slaughter - September 2017 U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – September 2017 U.S. Highlights

    Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.40 billion pounds in September, up 2 percent from the 4.33 billion pounds produced in September 2016. Beef production, at 2.22 billion pounds, was 2 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, up 3 percent from September 2016. The average […]

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2017

      Employers in Colorado added 4,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from August to September for a total of 2,656,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,100 and government decreased 4,100. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from August […]

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

  This article offers additional information on the quality of the housing market in southeast Colorado, a housing needs assessment report prepared for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development by the Communities Strategies Institute. The assessment pulled data from various sources, ranging from the U.S. Census and economic development organizations, to statistics provided by realtors, lenders, […]

Dorothy Walker…December 28, 1918 – October 15, 2017

Dorothy Walker…December 28, 1918 – October 15, 2017

    A graveside celebration of life for longtime Holly, Colorado resident, Dorothy Walker will be held at 1pm on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Holly Cemetery with Pastor Paul Floyd officiating. Dorothy was born on December 28, 1918 at Strawn, Kansas to Clarence and Mabel (Gangloff) Beer, and passed away on October 15, […]

Police Seize Pound of Pot, Make Local Arrest

Police Seize Pound of Pot, Make Local Arrest

  On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 officers from the Lamar Police Department contacted Pedro Navarrette, 52, of Lamar in the 800 block of South 9th Street for an active felony arrest warrant from the Colorado Department of Corrections. During the contact officers located more than a pound of marijuana in Mr. Navarrette’s possession.  Mr. Navarrette […]

On-Going Project: Bonfils Blood Drive

On-Going Project: Bonfils Blood Drive

    “We are expecting 91 donors today,” said Karen Ketcham who was greeting and directing blood donors as they came through the door to the Lamar Christian Church this past Tuesday, October 17th. The church has been the headquarters of the Bonfils blood drive for several years and Ketcham said her business, Core Financial, […]

Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

The Annual Southeast Colorado Two Shot Goose Hunt is observing its 51st year in Lamar next month.  Rose Ann Yates and John Ritter detailed the plans for the three day hunt which will be held from Wednesday, November 29th through December 1st and requested marketing and contract funding from the Lodging Tax Panel during their […]

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

National Bike Representative Visits HOPE Center, Lamar

    Members of the HOPE Coalition at the Lincoln School in Lamar received an update on the mission of Gary Sjoquist, Advocacy Director for Quality Bicycle Products. He was a guest of board member, Byron Hall at the Coalition’s monthly meeting.  “I’m going to assist in the design placement of the bike shop and […]

Birth Announcements:  Leatherman - Lingle - Lane

Birth Announcements: Leatherman – Lingle – Lane

Sky and Trasie Leatherman of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Bradakis Leatherman at Prowers Medical Center at 3:12pm on September 25, 2017 with Sharon Hendricks attending.  Bradakis weighed seven pounds and fifteen ounces and was 21 inches in length at birth.  Siblings:  Chynpaul, Jazzavyn, Attylinn.  Grandparents:  JoDel and Carl Crone, Marvin Leatherman, […]

Mary M. Shinn…November 9, 1924 – October 14, 2017

Mary M. Shinn…November 9, 1924 – October 14, 2017

  A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Mary M. Shinn will be held at 2pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Kristina Walker of the Lamar United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for Mary will be held on Thursday, October 19, […]

SECED Report Indicates Need for New/Affordable Housing in Southeast Colorado

SECED Report Indicates Need for New/Affordable Housing in Southeast Colorado

    The quality of the houses on the sale and rental market for the six counties in southeast Colorado is deteriorating and aging. That’s the general summary of a housing needs assessment conducted from July through October, 2017, by the Community Strategies Institute for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development.  The overview was presented by […]