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Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

      Lee Berndt has been a volunteer driver for the Prowers County Veteran Service Office for 12 years. His last day of service was July 1st, 2018. Lee has transported thousands of veterans to their medical appointments and has driven thousands of miles traveling to VA hospitals in Colorado. Lee’s devotion to helping […]

LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

  Lamar Community College President, Dr. Linda Lujan, noted that summer enrollment is up almost 25% from last year. “This is exciting,” she told the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10th, “We finished our regular year at almost 6% up and our target annual enrollment is about 5% a year, so this is nice […]

Nada M. Renken…April 30, 1952 – July 9, 2018

Nada M. Renken…April 30, 1952 – July 9, 2018

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Nada M. Renken will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Lamar First Baptist Church with Reverend Darren Stroh officiating. Per Nada’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Nada was born on April […]

Repairs Improve Wind Turbine Performance

Repairs Improve Wind Turbine Performance

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that wind turbine performance has increased through the first half of 2018, during the Lamar Utilities Board meeting on Tuesday, July 10th. He explained that through the first half of the year, the three wind turbines have generated 6,840.58 MWH’s (megawatt hours) of electricity at an […]

(UPDATED INFO)  Mary Lee Turner…August 13, 1946 – July 9, 2018

(UPDATED INFO) Mary Lee Turner…August 13, 1946 – July 9, 2018

    A celebration of life for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident, Mary Lee Turner will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Two Buttes Gymnasium in Two Buttes, Colorado with Curtis Turner officiating. Interment will follow at the Two Buttes Cemetery. Visitation for Mary will be held from 5:00PM until 7:00PM […]

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

    Proponents of the Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home were given their public hearing Monday, July 9th, by the Lamar City Council, their apparent final chance to have the council approve a Special District presented through their Service Plan, which outlined the need for a new nursing home in Lamar and would include an […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2018-2019

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2018-2019

  The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building Tuesday, July 31st from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 1st from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information, you can […]

Lamar Sales Tax Collections Posts Continued Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Collections Posts Continued Gains

    May Sales and Use Tax revenues collected in June show a continued climb compared to previous months. City Sales Tax was up 6.64% for an increase of $18,536.71 with collections for 2017 at $279.310.05 and for 2018, $297.846.76.  Total Sales and Use Tax revenues were up 7.65% for a gain of $22,746.50.  Collections […]

Great 'Taste of Lamar' Turn Out

Great ‘Taste of Lamar’ Turn Out

      We would like to thank every one of you who came out to participate in the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Lamar on Saturday July 7th! It was such a great event and great turn out!   A special thank you needs to go out to our generous sponsors and […]

Betty L. Kiniston…March 25, 1927 – July 7, 2018

Betty L. Kiniston…March 25, 1927 – July 7, 2018

    A graveside service for longtime Lamar resident, Betty L. Kiniston will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Hartman Cemetery with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Visitation for Betty will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 3:00PM until 5:00PM at the Peacock Family Chapel. […]

Prowers County Clerk Office Closed July 16-18

Prowers County Clerk Office Closed July 16-18

  The State of Colorado is replacing the Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS), originally installed between 1983 and 1986, with a new system, Colorado DRIVES. After an 18-month project, on August 6, 2018, all Colorado title and registration services will be available via the new DRIVES system. In advance of the deployment, services […]

Parenting in the Digital Age - Follow the Cookie Crumbs

Parenting in the Digital Age – Follow the Cookie Crumbs

      Parents, to help you understand how to manage your children’s use of the digital world, we will be offering tips and information every month. If your goal is to keep your children safe on the Internet, the first thing you need to do is find out where they are going.  One way […]

Rejection Rate for Unaffiliated Voters Was Less than Half the Percentage Projected

Rejection Rate for Unaffiliated Voters Was Less than Half the Percentage Projected

  DENVER, July 6, 2018 — Colorado’s unaffiliated voters beat the odds in the June 26 primary election, turning in ballots that had to be rejected at less than half the rate initially predicted.  Voters in 2016 approved Proposition 108, which allowed unaffiliated voters to automatically participate in primary elections by voting for candidates on […]

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

DENVER, July 3, 2018 — Secretary of State Wayne Williams warned Coloradans today to beware of possible charity scams in the wake of wildfires affecting many parts of Colorado. He also offered guidance to help citizens raise funds legally or donate wisely to help affected communities recover. “Tragedy like this moves people to help,” Williams said. […]

Wollert from Wiley to Compete in NHSFR in Wyoming

Wollert from Wiley to Compete in NHSFR in Wyoming

  DENVER- Wyatt Wollert, a 16 year old from Wiley, Colorado, will compete at the upcoming National High School Finals Rodeo. Wyatt, a member of the Southeast All Stars High School Rodeo team who recently completed his sophomore year at Branson School Online, has earned a position on the Colorado State National High School Rodeo […]