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CSP, Pack the Cruiser for Christmas

CSP, Pack the Cruiser for Christmas

The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 6th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 23, 2018 starting at 8:00 am at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. Look for the banner and patrol cars parked near the store entrance. The Colorado State Patrol is challenging everyone in the […]

Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

    The annual Toys for Tots/Food for Families holiday campaign is underway, headquartered this year at the new workshop at 500 West Beech Street. Collections and sorting of donated toys, old and new is now underway. As in year’s past, cash donations are always welcome and may be mailed to 1208 South 5th Street […]

Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

  State Still Below National Average of 90 Percent STATEWIDE — Last year, there were 222 unbuckled fatalities on Colorado roads — accounting for about half of the 410 total passenger vehicle deaths in the state. According to a just-released survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt usage in Colorado increased by […]

New Miss Colorado USA and Miss Colorado Teen USA Crowned

New Miss Colorado USA and Miss Colorado Teen USA Crowned

  New Miss Colorado USA now advance to the national Miss USA Telecast to air on FOX   Greeley, Colo. – The 2019 MISS COLORADO USA and MISS COLORADO TEEN USA Pageants took place Sunday night at the Union Colony Civic Center. A large crowd filled the auditorium on Sunday afternoon for the pageant finals, […]

FLCC Board Approves Water Delivery -- LAWMA/Colorado Springs Utilities Water Sharing Agreement Finalized

FLCC Board Approves Water Delivery — LAWMA/Colorado Springs Utilities Water Sharing Agreement Finalized

First permanent water sharing agreement with augmentation association in Colorado   Las Animas, CO — The Fort Lyon Canal Company (FLCC) board approved to allow a Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) member to deliver FLCC water for municipal purposes. The vote makes a permanent water sharing agreement between LAMWA and Colorado Springs Utilities complete. […]

Kyle Jara New Granada Trustee

Kyle Jara New Granada Trustee

  Kyle Jara was sworn in as the latest Granada Trustee member during the regular monthly meeting this past Wednesday, November 14th.  The board had advertised for letters of interest from qualified citizens to fill the position. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Prosperity Executive Director, briefed the board on recent developments during his quarterly report to […]

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 4,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,747,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government decreased 1,300. September estimates were revised down to 2,742,300, and the over the month change from August to September was a […]

Around the Town…Yoder Plaque and Quiznos Windows

Around the Town…Yoder Plaque and Quiznos Windows

  The City of Lamar, as a show of appreciation for past donations, attached a plaque to the new stone bench seats that were constructed along East Beech Street opposite the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past fall. Lamar residents have benefited from the $20,000 donation to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Yoder […]

Birth Announcement:  Hernandez

Birth Announcement: Hernandez

Alexis Esquivel and Noe Hernandez Sifuentes of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter Aileen Evette Esquivel Hernandez at 8:57am at Prowers Medical Center on Saturday, November 10, 2018 with Dr. Korkis attending. Aileen weighed seven pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Patricia Carrillo and Horacio Esquivel.

Sentencing on Conviction

Sentencing on Conviction

    On today’s date, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Prowers County District Court sentenced Jesus Fernandez to a total of seven years in Colorado Department of Corrections with three years of mandatory parole on convictions of second degree burglary and first degree criminal trespass. Mr. Fernandez previously pled guilty to second degree burglary and […]

Wranglers from Wild West Athletics Score Gold Medals in Kansas Competition

Wranglers from Wild West Athletics Score Gold Medals in Kansas Competition

  The Wranglers Gymnastics Competition Team from Wild West Athletics in Lamar attended their first meet in McPherson, KS hosted by a Next Level Gymnastics. The 24 gymnasts from WWA did an outstanding job at their first competition.  They represented 6 competitive levels and 14 different age divisions where they proudly took home 8 Gold […]

Lamar Utility Board and Net Metering Policy

Lamar Utility Board and Net Metering Policy

  The Lamar Utility Board accepted the interest rate recommendation from the Public Utilities Commission for 2019. The annual housekeeping resolution set the interest rate for customer deposits at 2.05% based on a 12 month average of rates. Board members, during the November 13th meeting, voted approval for pole mount transformers from long-time supplier Stuart […]

LCC announces Thanksgiving holiday closures

LCC announces Thanksgiving holiday closures

  (Lamar, Colorado; November 13, 2018)  With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, Lamar Community College has several closures and schedule adjustments to announce. All of campus will be closed on Thursday, November 22, for Thanksgiving Day. Friday, November 23, has also been designated as a Governor’s Holiday for state employees; for this, most of LCC […]

(Updated) Robert N. Barth...November 29, 1932 - November 12, 2018

(Updated) Robert N. Barth…November 29, 1932 – November 12, 2018

  Funeral services for lifelong Holly, Colorado resident, Robert N. Barth, known to most as Bob, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel with Mr. Dale Willhite officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation for Bob will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenues Take an Early Fall Dip

Lamar Sales Tax Revenues Take an Early Fall Dip

    The City of Lamar Sales Tax revenues declined slightly for September sales collected this past October. City Sales Tax collected was down 14.26% for a drop of $48,428.71 for the month, posting $291,109.75 for 2018 compared to $339,538.46 collected for the same period in 2017. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down […]