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HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar received several visits from funding sources, according to Executive Director, Lori Hammer. She informed HOPE Coalition board members of recent visits from representatives from the Adolph Coors Foundation in late August and is awaiting word of grant funding from the Anschutz Family Foundation.  Hammer said the Center […]

Birth Announcements:  Castaneda -/- Anderson

Birth Announcements: Castaneda -/- Anderson

Jacob Castaneda and Kristina Fiene of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Bram Kenneth Castaneda at 8:45pm at Prowers Medical Center on Thursday, September 14, 2017 with Dr. Foley attending.  Bram weighed seven pounds and two ounces and was 21 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Aya, Avi and Bronte.  Grandparents:  Sheri and […]

Benjamin S. Reifschneider…March 12, 1924 – September 17, 2017

Benjamin S. Reifschneider…March 12, 1924 – September 17, 2017

    Funeral services for Ben Reifschneider will be held at 10am, Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado with Pastor Mike Schneider officiating.  Interment will follow in Fairmount Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1:00-5:00pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 also at the funeral home. Benjamin Samuel Reifschneider, known to most […]

Allen E. Eckles…February 9, 1949 – September 15, 2017

Allen E. Eckles…February 9, 1949 – September 15, 2017

  A graveside celebration of life for lifetime Lamar resident, Allen E. Eckles will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Riverside Cemetery in Lamar with Pastor Rory Gillespie of the Lamar Presbyterian Church officiating. Per Allen’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Allen was born […]

Thelma Schibbelhut…April 4, 1928 – September 16, 2017

Thelma Schibbelhut…April 4, 1928 – September 16, 2017

    A graveside celebration of life for longtime Bent and Prowers County resident, Thelma Schibbelhut will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Hillside Cemetery in Granada, Colorado. Visitation for Thelma will be held from 1:00PM until 5:00PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Thelma was […]

Lyle Dean Specht…January 10, 1949 – September 15, 2017

Lyle Dean Specht…January 10, 1949 – September 15, 2017

A celebration of life for lifelong Brandon and Sheridan Lake resident, Lyle Specht will be held at 10:30AM on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Sheridan Lake Bible Church. Interment will follow at the Brandon Cemetery. Visitation for Lyle will be held from 4:00PM until 7:00PM on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Peacock Family […]

Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

  Sharon Stiteler, AKA “BIRDCHICK” to Keynote the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival LAMAR, Colo. (September 15, 2017) – International speaker and author, Sharon Stiteler, also known as “Birdchick” is sure to be insightful and entertaining for the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival as the featured […]

La Junta - Wiley Residents Injured in Highway Crash

La Junta – Wiley Residents Injured in Highway Crash

The Colorado State Patrol, the Otero County Sheriff’s Office and the La Junta Emergency Medical Services responded to a two-car injury crash on the 28000 block of westbound Otero County Road 809 on Tuesday, September 12th 2017 at approximately 6:42 pm. A 1993 Dodge 3500 pickup being driven by Paul Gonzales of La Junta, Colorado […]

Raymond P. Grimes…February 13, 1922 – September 12, 2017

Raymond P. Grimes…February 13, 1922 – September 12, 2017

  Reverend Raymond P. Grimes entered into rest on September 12, 2017, at the Bent County Nursing Care Center in the presence of his dear friends and parishioners. Father Grimes was preceded in death by his parents and some of his siblings. He is survived by his sister Margaret Kieffer and numerous nieces and nephews. […]

F J. Denning…February 17, 1918 – September 14, 2017

F J. Denning…February 17, 1918 – September 14, 2017

  A mass of Christian burial for longtime Lamar resident, F. J. Denning will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Henry Wertin as celebrant.  A rosary service will be held at the church on Sunday, September 17, 2017 […]

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 4,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,655,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 1,700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from July to August at 2.4 percent. The […]

Granada Hosting Fiesta De Colores Coronation this Saturday

Granada Hosting Fiesta De Colores Coronation this Saturday

  Dee Melgosa, Fiesta De Colores Trustee, visited with the Granada Trustees on Wednesday, September 13th to review the annual Saturday, September 16th event and make last minute preparations for the celebration at the town park.  “The parade will start at the school and make its way to the park at 10am,” she confirmed, adding […]

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

  Several revenue projections were discussed before the Granada Trustees arrived at a fee increase for use of the landfill during their monthly meeting, September 13th.   One trustee was absent from the meeting but it was a unanimous vote to raise the monthly fee to $15 from the previous $4 paid by an estimated 240 […]

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

Dangerous Power Thefts Noted by Lamar Utility Board

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the utility board members of two instances of power theft during their September 12th meeting.  The Lamar Police Department noted the instances in their recent daily report: 9/11/2017 12:00:00 AM  10:29     1704782                SANGER, STEVE                Officer took a report of parties using stolen electricity in the 100 block […]

Linda Hughes…January 15, 1950 – September 11, 2017

Linda Hughes…January 15, 1950 – September 11, 2017

  Linda G. Hughes, 67, of Las Animas, passed away September 11, 2017 in Wetmore, CO. Visitation will be held at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, CO on Friday September 15, 2017 at 1:00 – 5:00 pm. Funeral service will be held at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, CO on Saturday September […]