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Share the Spirit and J & N Shoes Hold Annual Contribution

Share the Spirit and J & N Shoes Hold Annual Contribution

    Over 152 youngsters from the region got brand new shoes on Friday, October 13, from J & N Shoes, downtown Lamar. It’s become an annual event as Share the Spirit Foundation and Jennifer Steward of J & N Shoes combine their efforts to provide a new pair of shoes to elementary age school […]

Secretary Williams: "Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong"

Secretary Williams: “Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong”

    DENVER, Oct. 13, 2017 — New business filings in Colorado have grown more than 5 percent over the last year, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report also shows residential construction is poised for a strong finish this year, and positive but lower growth […]

CROP PRODUCTION – OCTOBER 2017

CROP PRODUCTION – OCTOBER 2017

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on October 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 184.15 million bushels, up 15 percent from last year’s 160.29 million bushels, according to the October 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.27 million acres expected to […]

Josephine Martinez…December 24, 1928 – October 11, 2017

Josephine Martinez…December 24, 1928 – October 11, 2017

  A mass of Christian burial for longtime Granada resident, Josephine Martinez will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at the church at 9:30AM with Josie […]

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

    The Granada Trustees voted to rescind the decision they made on September 27th, to close the town landfill.  The new vote was taken during their October 11th monthly meeting after they had received an update from the Prowers County Commissioners who attended the Wednesday meeting. The Trustees, as well as the Commissioners and […]

CSP Opens Cadet Applications

CSP Opens Cadet Applications

  Colorado State Patrol to Give Hiring Preference to Colorado Residents If you are a Colorado Resident trying to secure a career in law enforcement, the odds of being selected by the Colorado State Patrol just got a lot better.  Monday, October 16, the Colorado State Patrol again begins accepting applications for those wanting to […]

Roger Stagner for Lamar Mayor

Roger Stagner for Lamar Mayor

  Roger Stagner, the incumbent candidate for Mayor of Lamar in the November 7th election, responded to several questions from The Prowers Journal regarding his candidacy.   What is the one best thing that can be done to open doors to new businesses in Lamar? “Some ideas are being tried out in the city, working […]

Felix Dias for Lamar Mayor

Felix Dias for Lamar Mayor

    Felix Dias, the challenger candidate for Mayor of Lamar in the November 7th election, responded to several questions from The Prowers Journal regarding his candidacy.   What is the one best thing that can be done to open doors to new businesses in Lamar? “If we could get a large scale business operation […]

One Injured in Prowers County Crash, CSP Investigating

One Injured in Prowers County Crash, CSP Investigating

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a serious injury one vehicle crash that occurred on 10/10/17, at approximately 4:05 PM on Prowers County Road 196 near mile marker 27 which is between Lamar and Bristol. A 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by a 15 year old male was traveling westbound on Prowers Road 196 when […]

Ricardo Cruz-Jimenez…March 31, 1948 – October 8, 2017

Ricardo Cruz-Jimenez…March 31, 1948 – October 8, 2017

  Funeral services are pending for Ricardo Jimenez Cruz. Ricardo Cruz-Jimenez was born on March 31, 1948 in Tierra Blanca Gto., Mexico to Agapito and Susanna (Jimenez) Cruz Gonzales. He passed away on October 8, 2017 in McClave, Colorado at the age of 69 due to an automobile accident. Ricardo’s life was his family and […]

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

    How much do you know about the medical impact of marijuana? How well can you separate fact from fiction on the impact legalized marijuana could have on a community?  These and other questions were addressed recently at a recent public meeting at the HOPE Center on North 10th Street, sponsored by the Lamar Elks […]

Lamar Sales Tax Shows End of Summer Gain

Lamar Sales Tax Shows End of Summer Gain

    City of Lamar sales taxes, collected in August, showed a 12.61% increase for a gain of $32,228 over last year at this time, posting revenues of $287,825 for 2017 against $255,597 for 2016. Total Sales and Use Tax collections for the same period were up 8.68% for a jump of $24,777 in revenues.  […]

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

  The LUB budget for 2018 was passed on a unanimous vote by the board during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 10th.   Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, also presented the budget to the Lamar City Council the night before. The budget includes revenues in excess of $15.9 million, $14.8 million from retail […]

Repairs and Upgrades Planned for County Properties

Repairs and Upgrades Planned for County Properties

  Several repair projects were discussed by the Prowers County Commissioners with Kirk Powers, Building Maintenance Supervisor, during their morning work session on Tuesday, October 10th.  The County Annex at South Main and East Cedar Streets will have a new roof before the middle of the month.  Powers said, “The demo crew is now on […]

Zonta Hosting Lamar Mayoral Forum

Zonta Hosting Lamar Mayoral Forum

The Zonta Club of Prowers County will sponsor a Lamar Mayoral Candidates’ Forum between Felix Dias and Roger Stagner on Monday, October 16th at 7pm in the Lamar HOPE Center Library (200 N. Tenth Street).  Lamar voters are encouraged to attend the event to listen to why each candidate feels he is the best fit for Lamar’s next […]