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CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING JUNE 17, 2018

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING JUNE 17, 2018

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Soil moisture supplies diminished due to very hot and dry conditions last week, although beneficial weekend moisture was received in several areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Reporters in northeastern counties noted crops and livestock in areas that received moisture were doing well. A […]

Dixie J. Pearson…March 27, 1940 – June 14, 2018

Dixie J. Pearson…March 27, 1940 – June 14, 2018

      A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Dixie J. Pearson will be held at 10am on Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Lamar United Methodist Church with Reverend Kristina Walker officiating. Visitation for Dixie will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 3pm until 7pm at the Peacock […]

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

    Two fires broke out on the southeast Colorado plains Friday afternoon, June 15th, and as of Monday, June 18th, according to Prowers County Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the causes have not been determined. 148 acres of uncut wheat were burned, just south of the Hixson farms, along Highway 287, about 7 miles south […]

Birth Announcements: Ybarra / Gallegos

Birth Announcements: Ybarra / Gallegos

    Jade Pizania and Alzado Ybarra of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son Ezra Zarias Ybarra at 11:47am at Prowers Medical Center on Thursday, June 14th, 2018 with Dr. Foley attending.  Ezra weighed eight pounds and 12 ounces and was 20 ½ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Faith Pizania and Zion […]

Five Lopes Sign with NCAA Programs

Five Lopes Sign with NCAA Programs

      (Lamar, Colorado; June 13, 2018) The 2017-2018 Lamar Community College men’s basketball season was a positive one. The Lopes got to 20 wins and a region tournament appearance for the second straight season. Lamar’s sophomore class had plenty to do with that, going 47-19 the past two years. Five of those sophomores […]

Frances Rose McSherry Graham…April 11, 1921 - June 12, 2018

Frances Rose McSherry Graham…April 11, 1921 – June 12, 2018

  Born Frances Rose McSherry in Dwyer (now Faywood), New Mexico on the Mimbres River, April 11, 1921, ‘Fosie was quite a gal.’ Her white blonde hair only started to golden on her 25th birthday, and she was recognized as a beauty in the Deming and Silver City, New Mexico region. She worked hard on […]

Glenda J. McWilson…December 11, 1936 – June 14, 2018

Glenda J. McWilson…December 11, 1936 – June 14, 2018

    A celebration of life for longtime area resident, Glenda J. McWilson will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for Glenda will be held on Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 2:00PM until 4:00PM at […]

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

  Lamar hosted Rural Philanthropy Days (RFD) 2018 last week, June 13-15, the first time the event, which is held every four years, came to this city. Eight counties in southeast Colorado were represented including Prowers County.  The event, which helps match philanthropic donation funders with non-profit organizations, was coordinated in partnership with the City […]

Election Reminder for Unaffiliated Voters

Election Reminder for Unaffiliated Voters

  UNAFFILIATED VOTERS: Recent changes in Colorado law now allow unaffiliated voters to vote in a primary election.   Here is how it works: You will receive two ballots in your packet, one Democratic ballot and one Republican ballot. Choose ONLY ONE of these ballots and fill it out. Discard the ballot you  don’t use. […]

CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2018

CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2018

      COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2018, is forecast at 88.00 million bushels, according to the June 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 5 percent from the May […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2018

    Employers in Colorado added 7,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,723,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,400 and government decreased by 700. April estimates were revised down to 2,715,700, and the over the month increase from March to April […]

Veteran’s Mobile Center Postpones June 22nd Lamar Visit

Veteran’s Mobile Center Postpones June 22nd Lamar Visit

  The planned visit by the Mobile Vet Center out of Pueblo on Friday, June 22nd at Walmart in Lamar has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  The Mobile Vet Center serves as a traveling office to accommodate local veterans on issues of concern to them. Gary Harbert, Prowers County VA […]

Granada Trustees Adhere to County Burn Ban

Granada Trustees Adhere to County Burn Ban

    The recent county-wide fire ban, announced by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, June 12th, does apply to Granada.  The monthly June 13th Trustee’s meeting affirmed that even though Granada was in the unincorporated portion of the county, an earlier ordinance adhering to the ban had been passed, stating in effect, that […]

Lamar Honkers Welcome Sundance-High Plains RV Park & Cabins

Lamar Honkers Welcome Sundance-High Plains RV Park & Cabins

Stapleton Campaign Swing Through the Southeast

Stapleton Campaign Swing Through the Southeast

  Colorado Treasurer, Walker Stapleton, visited with local constituents and local GOP representatives during a stop at Brew Unto Others in Lamar, Wednesday, June 13th. Stapleton, the current state treasurer for over seven years, is the leading Republican candidate for governor heading into the June 26th state primary.  He discussed some of the citizens’ concerns […]