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Jo Ann Rich…July 4, 1942 – July 16, 2018

Jo Ann Rich…July 4, 1942 – July 16, 2018

  A celebration of life for longtime Hasty resident, Jo Ann Rich will be held at a later date. Per Jo’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Jo was born on July 4, 1942 at Horse Creek Community, Bent County, Colorado to Hugh “Pete” Willis and Mary (Cook) Roberts and […]

Joe Guder…May 15, 1934 – July 11, 2018

Joe Guder…May 15, 1934 – July 11, 2018

    A celebration of life for longtime McClave resident, Joe Guder, will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at the Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar with Pastor Mike Schneider of the Wiley Community Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley, Colorado. Per Joe’s request there will […]

Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

  Residents Can Expect Traffic Detours Through August 3rd LAMAR, Colo. (July 17, 2018) – Atmos Energy is asking residents in Lamar, Colorado, to please be on the lookout for traffic detours on Parmenter Street and Stewart Place through August 3, 2018. “We want to thank the community for your patience as we continue to […]

Kathy Lynn Birchler…August 18, 1950 – July 12, 2018

Kathy Lynn Birchler…August 18, 1950 – July 12, 2018

    A graveside memorial service for longtime Bristol resident, Kathy Lynn Birchler will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Bristol Cemetery in Bristol, Colorado with Cody Petersen of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Per Kathy’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Kathy was born […]

Justin Young Presents Program at Big Timbers Museum

Justin Young Presents Program at Big Timbers Museum

  Prowers County Historical Society welcomes Justin Young to present the program at Big Timbers Museum Thursday, July 19 at 7 PM. This quarterly program is free and the public is welcome. Justin is a local artist and is very well known for three sculptures in Lamar; “Short Fuse on a Slack Rope” located at […]

Letter to the Editor:  Dear Lamar Community Members,

Letter to the Editor: Dear Lamar Community Members,

Dear Lamar Community Members, I would like to apologize to the people and organizations in the community who financially and enthusiastically supported the efforts of Sage Brush Meadows to get a new and innovative nursing home built.  As you may or may not know, the Lamar City Council decided on July 9, not to vote […]

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway in Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — Starting July 16, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state will conduct a seven-day high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement period targeting rural areas of Colorado. These areas tend to have the lowest seat belt use rates in the state. […]

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2018, is forecast at 75.85 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 13 percent below the 86.86 million bushel crop produced […]

Aerial Surveys Confirm Upward Trend in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population

Aerial Surveys Confirm Upward Trend in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population

    The latest lesser prairie-chicken survey shows bird populations are up from last year, continuing an upward trend over the last few years. The survey indicates an estimated breeding population of 38,637 birds this year, compared to 29,934 birds counted last year. “This approximately 30% annual increase is good news, but we know that […]

Official Prowers County Primary Election Results Posted

Official Prowers County Primary Election Results Posted

  The official June 26th primary election results for Prowers County were released by the County Clerk and Recorder on July 13th. The contested GOP race for Prowers County Treasurer went to Judy Wittman with 1,232 votes and Kayla Koehn received 746 votes. As there is no other challenger for the position, Wittman will take […]

CPW Fishing Report, SE Colo.

CPW Fishing Report, SE Colo.

Arkansas River July 10th – Upper River: The upper Arkansas river is in excellent shape! Fishing along the edges has been extremely productive, and this is by far the easiest section of the Arkansas to wade fish at current flows. Below the confluence with Lake Creek, the river picks up 420 cfs from the reservoir […]

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

  Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Shows Decrease in Driver Arrests STATEWIDE — Instead of fireworks, 337 impaired drivers watched the red, white and blue flashing lights of a patrol vehicle this past Fourth of July holiday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies teamed up to […]

Cecil Allenbaugh…April 1, 1922 – June 11, 2018

Cecil Allenbaugh…April 1, 1922 – June 11, 2018

  Graveside Funeral Services for Cecil Allenbaugh will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Holly Cemetery in Holly, CO with Pastor Kathy Leathers officiating. There will be no public visitation. Cecil E. Allenbaugh was born to Noel F. and Celestia M. (Bragg) Allenbaugh on the family homestead South of Holly, […]

(REVISED SERVICE DATE) Delfino Martinez…September 24, 1941 – July 11, 2018

(REVISED SERVICE DATE) Delfino Martinez…September 24, 1941 – July 11, 2018

  A Memorial Mass for longtime Las Animas, Colorado resident, Delfino Martinez will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 with Father Henry Wertin officiating. Rosary/Scripture Service will be held prior the Mass at 8:30 a.m.  Inurnment will take place in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. Delfino Martinez was born on September 24, […]

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

    The Holly Trustees decided to delay action for another month on a requested letter of support from the Prowers County Commissioners, pending additional specific information on how funds from a $0.25 county sales tax hike would benefit the Holly Fire and Ambulance District. A discussion by the Trustees during their July 11th board […]