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15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

MEDIA RELEASE The 15th Judicial District Community Corrections board is accepting applications from persons who are residents of the 15th Judicial District that includes Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers Counties. There are four (4) openings on the board to be filled by one citizen from each of the aforementioned counties. A citizen member term is […]

PMC Announces Board of Director Elections

PMC Announces Board of Director Elections

  Prowers Medical Center will hold an election May 8, 2018 for three positions on the hospital’s board of directors. The election will be held within the Prowers County Hospital District of Prowers County. The three directors that have expiring terms this year are Ronny Farmer, Constance Brase, and Matthew Snyder. Eligible electors of the […]

Holly Preparing for April Municipal Election

Holly Preparing for April Municipal Election

  A resolution was passed during the Holly Trustees town meeting on February 7th, allowing Town Clerk, Megan Jara, to appoint election judges for the town’s regular municipal elections for the first Tuesday in April. There will be two candidates for Mayor, incumbent Tony Garcia and Derrell Bailey and there are five candidates for three […]

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

  The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to monitor the accumulation of snow in the Arkansas and Rio Grande river basins. The amount of water contained in the snowpack is measured in Snow-Water Equivalent (SWE). This is basically a translation of how much water would be produced by melting all the snow.  The primary source […]

Lee Elwood Gillis…August 29, 1934 – February 6, 2018

Lee Elwood Gillis…August 29, 1934 – February 6, 2018

  Funeral Services for Elwood Gillis will be held at 10am Monday, February 12, 2018 at the Lamar Christian Church with Pastor Mike Schneider officiating. Visitation will be held from 1pm until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar. Lee Elwood Gillis, known to most as Elwood, was […]

U.S. Forest Service Plans Spring Burning in Baca and Las Animas Counties

U.S. Forest Service Plans Spring Burning in Baca and Las Animas Counties

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo., February 7, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland, is planning seven prescribed fires in Baca County and one in Las Animas County. The planned projects involve broadcast burning to enhance ecosystem health, improve Lesser Prairie Chicken habitat and reduce hazardous fuel accumulations. Skilled fire crews will be on-scene to […]

Designation of Voter Service & Polling Center Re:  2018 Primary & General Election

Designation of Voter Service & Polling Center Re: 2018 Primary & General Election

  Pursuant to 1-5-101 and 1-7.5-107 C.R.S., Prowers County Clerk and Recorder, Jana Coen is seeking written comments from residents of Prowers County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center in conjunction with HB13-1303 for the 2018 Primary and General Elections.  House Bill 13-1303 requires a County Clerk and Recorder to solicit […]

Birth Announcement: Gomez -/- Valenzuela

Birth Announcement: Gomez -/- Valenzuela

    Manuel and Gladis Gomez of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Emy Valene Gomez at 4:27pm at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, February 5, 2018 with Dr. Korkis attending. Emy weighed eight pounds and four ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Evy Valmay Gomez.  Grandparents:  Tony Gomez, […]

Kari Mosier Receives Heifer Wrangle Grant at National Western Stock Show

Kari Mosier Receives Heifer Wrangle Grant at National Western Stock Show

  DENVER, CO – Kari Mosier of the Lamar FFA chapter received a grant in the amount of $1,500 from the Colorado FFA Foundation to establish and improve a beef type Supervised Agricultural Experience program. The grant funds will be used to purchase a heifer of the FFA member’s choosing. The grant was presented on […]

Lamar Police Arrest Two on 2nd Degree Kidnapping & Aggravated Robbery

Lamar Police Arrest Two on 2nd Degree Kidnapping & Aggravated Robbery

  On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, officers of the Lamar Police Department observed Devanta Kemp and Jerriesh Nelson inside of a business in the 100 block of East Beech Street. Officers knew from previous contacts with the Denver Police Department both parties had active arrest warrants. Both parties were arrested without incident on the outstanding […]

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

  The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors conducted their annual meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, at the Lamar Community Building. PEP President Rick Robbins and Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt capped the accomplishments of the revised economic development organization for 2017. Last year, the PCDI organization had been given new guidance by an economic focus […]

Grace Banta…December 31, 1927 – February 4, 2018

Grace Banta…December 31, 1927 – February 4, 2018

  Memorial Services for Grace Banta will be held at 11am on Friday, February 9, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Reverend Charles Kelly officiating. Inurnment will take place at 1pm at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Per Grace’s request, cremation has taken place. Amy Grace Banta, known to most as […]

Lamar Street Projects and Crime Trends Discussed at Council Work Session

Lamar Street Projects and Crime Trends Discussed at Council Work Session

    The Lamar City Council received a two-fold briefing from Pat Mason, Public Works Director and Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller during an information-oriented work session this past Monday, February 5th. Mason gave an update on street improvement projects over the past five years, made available through the council’s budget for street, curb and […]

LCC Hosted 2nd Annual SCALE in Lamar

LCC Hosted 2nd Annual SCALE in Lamar

    Several dozen area farmers and ranchers, coupled with about a dozen ag-oriented exhibitors attended the second annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center on Friday, February 2nd. The expo offers information from noted speakers as well as demonstrations of ag-related products. Several different ‘breakout’ seminars were […]

Northwest Kansas Technical College Students Receive National Electrical Scholarship

Northwest Kansas Technical College Students Receive National Electrical Scholarship

    The National Center for Construction Education and Resource (NCCER) and it is Build Your Future initiative have recently partnered with the Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC) to create a national BYF scholarship program for deserving individuals pursuing a career in construction through craft and technical programs. Two Northwest Tech students have been fortunate […]