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Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Press Release from Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Quinton Stump encountered a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe speeding. The Tahoe was southbound on Highway 287 south of Eads.… Stump followed the vehicle for nine miles, attempting to stop the driver. During the pursuit, after crossing […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — As of Monday, July 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a week-long Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through Sunday, July 21. In 2018, five […]

Lee W. Graves…November 22, 1922 – July 13, 2019

Lee W. Graves…November 22, 1922 – July 13, 2019

  A celebration of life funeral service for longtime Lamar resident, Lee W. Graves, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday July 22, 2019 at the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Horn officiating. Burial will follow in the Veterans Section of Fairmount Cemetery with full military honors by the local VFW. Visitation for […]

Rosanne Adame…June 25, 1954 – June 25, 2019

Rosanne Adame…June 25, 1954 – June 25, 2019

  Memorial graveside services for Rosanne Adame will be held on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at Riverside Cemetery in Lamar, CO.  Per Rosanne’s  request, cremation has taken place and there was no public visitation.  

Lamar Chamber Hosts ‘Taste of Lamar’

Lamar Chamber Hosts ‘Taste of Lamar’

      The 4th Annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Taste of Lamar was held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge this past Saturday, July 13th. For a set price, attendees enjoyed sampling various treats, eats, wines and liquors offered by local restaurants, chamber members and businesses such as Colorado Mills. Don Compton’s businesses took the […]

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

    Tara Hosick, Consulting Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP), conducted her first board meeting this past Thursday, July 11th at Lamar Community College.  Hosick, a former Lamar native, was hired by the organization last month following the departure of former executive director, Eric Depperschmidt earlier this year. Aaron Leiker tended his letter […]

Two Injured in Stolen Car Crash in Baca County

Two Injured in Stolen Car Crash in Baca County

  On Sunday, July 14, 2019 at approximately 05:00 hours, an accident occurred on Baca County Road 24.6 approximately 170’ north of 13th Ave. in Baca County Colorado. A stolen red 2006 Pontiac G6, driven by a 16 year old juvenile, along with a 16 year old juvenile passenger was traveling north bound on Baca […]

2019 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update - July 9, 2019

2019 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update – July 9, 2019

  Harvest in Colorado saw some progress over the July 4th holiday and into the weekend. According to the July 7th USDA-NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report, Colorado is 10% harvested. The overall crop condition is 84% good to excellent, 15% fair, and 4% poor to very poor.  Harvest is still in full force in southeastern […]

Carolyn Cruz…February 17, 1957 – July 10, 2019

Carolyn Cruz…February 17, 1957 – July 10, 2019

  Funeral Services for Syracuse, Kansas resident Carolyn Cruz will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2019 at Southern Baptist Church in Syracuse, Kansas. Interment will follow in Syracuse Cemetery. Visitation for Carolyn will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019 and 9:00 a.m. to service time […]

Holly Trustees to Meet July 17th

Holly Trustees to Meet July 17th

    The Holly Trustees voted to hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 17th as there were too few members to form a quorum this past Wednesday, July 10th. Agenda items for consideration on Wednesday included the deadline for letters of interest for the Mayor’s seat. The Trustees set 60 days as a […]

LCC Foundation Receives Funding to Support a More Vibrant Future for Aging in Southeast Colorado

LCC Foundation Receives Funding to Support a More Vibrant Future for Aging in Southeast Colorado

  (Lamar, CO) – The Lamar Community College Foundation is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the recipients of a grant from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven initiatives that improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. NextFifty Initiative awards grants through a […]

Birth Announcement: Martinez

Birth Announcement: Martinez

Vanessa Sandoval and Nathaniel Martinez of Lamar and La Junta, CO announce the birth of their son, Nathaniel Gabriel Martinez Jr. at 2:59pm at Prowers Medical Center on Sunday, July 7, 2019 with Dr. Korkis attending. Nathaniel weighed six pounds and 13 ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Davian Martinez. Grandparents: […]

Letter to the Editor: Polis Recall Info

Letter to the Editor: Polis Recall Info

    Resist Polis Pack, House District 64 Group, has affiliated with Dismiss Polis, which is a neutral, third party, “Issues Committee” that has filed paperwork with the Colorado Secretary of State, with a stated mission to dismiss Jared Polis as Governor of Colorado through the recall process. This was done in the best interest […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

    The City of Lamar Sales and Use Taxes collected for May, 2019 indicated a downward turn for revenues for the city for that month. City Sales Tax was off 2.5% for a drop of $7,455 comparing $297,846 in 2018 to the current figures of $290,391.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down […]

More Downtown Improvements for City of Lamar

More Downtown Improvements for City of Lamar

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the City Council authorize Mayor Roger Stagner to sign price quotes for trash receptacles and benches that will be paid for from the CDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant. The city received a grant of $400,000 almost three years ago from CDOT to fund projects of this nature. […]