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Check out a Parks Pass at the Library

Check out a Parks Pass at the Library

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado State Library are pleased to announce that we are continuing the Check Out Colorado State Parks library exchange program for the April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018 year! The patron survey results along with your libraries’ participation with this partnership supported this decision. Plus, thirteen additional publicly […]

Peggy Janet Shankle…August 19, 1955 – March 25, 2017

Peggy Janet Shankle…August 19, 1955 – March 25, 2017

A memorial reception for Peggy Shankle will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Hasty Fire Department in Hasty, Colorado.  Cremation has taken place per Peggy’s request and inurnment will take place at a later date. Peggy Janet (Schibbelhut) Shankle was born on August 19, 1955 to Bob and […]

Busy Spring at LCC

Busy Spring at LCC

  Dr. Linda Lujan, Lamar Community College President, will celebrate her eight month anniversary at the college on April 1st.  She presented an overview of activities at the college during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on March 27th. Lujan noted that April will be one of the busiest months for LCC, as well as other […]

Renovations for LCC Lecture Halls Almost Complete

Renovations for LCC Lecture Halls Almost Complete

Work crews are putting the finishing touches to the two lecture halls at Lamar Community College. According to Sean Lirley, Director of Facilities Management, The Bowman building construction was complete in 1968. This is the first renovation/improvement of the halls since 1968. Working with a grant of $642,815, the renovations including removal of all asbestos […]

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Not even 7 o’clock on a Monday morning and the power goes off!   Some residents in southern Lamar had to make other arrangements to their morning routine as a voltage transformer near the Lamar water tanks faulted when it developed a hairline crack.  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained that the outage lasted […]

Birth Announcement - Appel

Birth Announcement – Appel

Patrick Appel and Samantha Arguello of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Jett Ryker Appel at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:55am with Sharon Hendricks attending.  Jett weighed seven pounds and one ounce and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Haiven Appel, Jace Benabides, Demi Appel, Grandparents:  […]

Recognizing a Championship Season

Recognizing a Championship Season

The Lamar City Council issued a resolution honoring the Lamar High School Girls Basketball State Tournament Team for their championship performance this year in Class 3-A Basketball. Their achievement marks the 5th state girl’s title and their first in 19 years.  Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, awarded each player with her own Key to the City […]

Joyce M. Hartshorn…June 29, 1934 – March 26, 2017

Joyce M. Hartshorn…June 29, 1934 – March 26, 2017

  Funeral services for long time Prowers County resident, Joyce Hartshorn will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Curtis Hartshorn officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 1:00-7:00 p.m. with family […]

Pamella Sue Mast…April 24, 1949 – March 25, 2017

Pamella Sue Mast…April 24, 1949 – March 25, 2017

                Graveside services for lifelong Eads, Colorado resident, Pamella “Pam” Mast will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Eads Cemetery in Eads, Colorado with L.D. Nelson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar. Pamella Sue (Davis) Mast […]

Glen M. “Bill” Cole

Glen M. “Bill” Cole

A come and go celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Glen M. “Bill” Cole will be held at 4:00PM on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Eagles Lodge in Lamar. For current information and online condolences please visit our website at www.peacockfuneralhome.com.

Mark’s Barber Shop at New Location

Mark’s Barber Shop at New Location

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Honkers recently visited Mark’s Barber Shop at his new location at 614 North Main Street in Lamar. Mark Encinias offers a quality barber shop haircut and a close, smooth shave for his customers.  Make an appointment at 719-980-2270.  Mark’s Barber Shop is open Tuesday through Friday […]

Colorado Water Conservation Board – March 2017 Drought Update

Colorado Water Conservation Board – March 2017 Drought Update

February of this year was the second warmest February on record, and the warmest since 1954. Well above average temperatures have continued into March. Precipitation in February was average but has slowed considerably with only 29 percent of average month –to-date in March. However, the forecast for the next two weeks indicates that the state […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017 - US HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017 – US HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.94 billion pounds in February, up 1 percent from the 3.90 billion pounds produced in February 2016. Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.37 million head, up 3 percent from February 2016. The average live weight […]

Agriculture leaders slam Trump's USDA budget cut proposal

Agriculture leaders slam Trump’s USDA budget cut proposal

Agriculture leaders including lawmakers from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Thursday criticized his planned 21 percent cut to discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), saying it could take a toll on the rural communities that helped elect him last November. Trump has proposed slashing the USDA’s discretionary budget by $4.7 billion […]

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; March 24, 2017) Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and members of his Cabinet will host a town hall event at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the LCC Wellness Center. The town hall will feature remarks by […]