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Felicitas Lucero…October 23, 1927 – December 7, 2018

Felicitas Lucero…October 23, 1927 – December 7, 2018

    Graveside Services for Felicitas Lucero will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado with Pastor Paul Floyd officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar. Felicitas Lucero was born in Torreon, Mexico on October […]

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019

    The Lamar Utilities Board took two steps during their final meet of the year, December 11th, to reduce utility rates to electricity customers.   Board members approved Resolution 18-12-03, adopting a modification to the Charter Appropriation Adjustment Tariff and they approved a 2019 Electric Cost Adjustment.  Both actions will start to bring down the […]

End of Year Tax Revenues Show a Dip for Final Months

End of Year Tax Revenues Show a Dip for Final Months

    City of Lamar Sales Tax collected in November dropped 5.84% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections were also off 7.37%. The difference for the 3% sales tax drop is $16,373.96 which shows collections for this November at $26,148.48 compared to 2017 with collections at $280,522.44.  The 7.37% drop results in a difference […]

Lamar Approves Grant Funding to Help Identify EPA Problem Areas

Lamar Approves Grant Funding to Help Identify EPA Problem Areas

    Ayres Associates from Cheyenne, WY, has been hired by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting to provide an EPA Brownfields Assessment known as the Prairie Crossroads Project for the City of Lamar.  The funding will be provided through a $300,000 grant awarded to the city this past fall, according to […]

Jeremy A. Groomer…December 9, 1982 – December 7, 2018

Jeremy A. Groomer…December 9, 1982 – December 7, 2018

  A celebration of life memorial service for lifelong Lamar resident, Jeremy A. Groomer will be held at a later date. Per Jeremy’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Jeremy was born on December 9, 1982 at Lamar, Colorado to William R. “Bill” Groomer and Debra Lopez and passed away […]

Eric Edwin Hawkins…April 28, 1964 – December 3, 2018

Eric Edwin Hawkins…April 28, 1964 – December 3, 2018

    Longtime Elizabeth, Colorado, resident Eric Edwin Hawkins passed away peacefully at home with his wife Lora and four children Megan, Hillary, Shelby and Garett at his side at age 54. After a colon cancer diagnosis, Eric lived his life to the fullest for the last 2½ years before being called to rest. Eric […]

Senator Crowder on Downside for Proposed Water Sale

Senator Crowder on Downside for Proposed Water Sale

“The agreement with Colorado Springs Utilities will benefit many farmers in the Lower Arkansas River Valley” and “this will be a win-win for those in the San Luis Valley”. Both quotes appeared recently in the papers, one agreement from Denver and one from Colorado Springs. Talk about snake oil salesmen. To attempt to sell this […]

Ann C. Smith…February 15, 1925 – December 7, 2018

Ann C. Smith…February 15, 1925 – December 7, 2018

  Ann Catherine (Grilliot) Smith passed away on Pearl Harbor Day on December 7, 2018, at the age of 93 in her home surrounded by her children. Ann was born on February 15, 1925 in Darke County, Ohio, the daughter of James and Barbara Grilliot.  Ann sojourned with her family to western Kansas when she […]

Trooper Tips for December, "Hidden Scars"

Trooper Tips for December, “Hidden Scars”

                               Each month I usually write about topics to help you and your families stay safe on the roadways. This month I would like to touch on why that is so important.  There is a hidden scar that goes on under the radar of public perception.  So this time, I would like to help […]

Wreaths Across America Held this Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery

Wreaths Across America Held this Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery

Peacock Funeral Home would like to invite everyone to the 7th annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony being held at 10am on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar at the Veteran’s Section. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day it is our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. Remember the fallen, […]

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

    CDOT Campaign Includes Naughty or Nice List   STATEWIDE — The turkey has been carved and holiday parties are right around the corner, which means an increase in impaired drivers on Colorado roads. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies are teaming up for heightened […]

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

    Take about 150 excited elementary and middle school students on a Thursday, add holiday music, barbecued hamburgers and cheeseburgers, macaroni salad and brownies, ice cream, whipped cream and candy sprinkles, plus presents…and you get a Christmas party at the HOPE Center in the former Lincoln Elementary School in Lamar. Karen Voepel, Executive Director […]

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

  Colorado State University’s Colorado Climate Center has compiled a recap for the state’s Water Year 2018, noting this year was the warmest and driest in 124 years. Lamar was reported with 76 days at or above 90 degrees for 2018. Walsh edged pasts with 77 days while Trinidad in southeast Colorado noted 48 days […]

Rotary Kids' Christmas Returns to Lamar

Rotary Kids’ Christmas Returns to Lamar

Lamar Rotary Club and Lamar Interact members are preparing for their second annual “Rotary Kids’ Christmas,” on Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 a – 2:00 p at the Shore Arts Center (117 N. Main Street). Complete with a visit and photo with Santa, there will be multiple activities appealing to kids and families as well […]

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

Holly Trustees Adopt 2019 Budget; Hilger Becomes Deputy Clerk/Treasurer

    The Holly Trustees approved Ordinances 524, 525 and 526 this past Wednesday evening, December 5, 2018 adopting the town’s 2019 budget, appropriated sums of money totaling $2,463,191 and setting the mill levy as last year’s rate of 28.866.   The tax revenue from the levy is estimated at $77,448 to be used for general […]