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  • 2018 Farm Bill Headed to the President's Desk, View from CCG

    2018 Farm Bill Headed to the President’s Desk, View from CCG

      Dec. 14, 2018 – Earlier this week the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018” began its final journey to President Trump’s desk. Monday the House and Senate Agriculture committees and Congressional leadership released the conference report for the 2018 Farm Bill. Tuesday, the Senate passed the bill with 87 to 13 votes. Wednesday, the House […]

  • Birth Announcements: Margheim – Kincade

    Birth Announcements: Margheim – Kincade

        Beverly Charles and Jake Margheim of Springfield, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Wilson Allen Margheim at 1:44am at Prowers Medical Center on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Wilson weighed six pounds and nine ounces and was 19 ¼ inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Troy and Candi Charles, Bill and JoAnn Curtis […]

  • City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

    City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

      A brief public hearing was held by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting on the proposed 2018 Supplemental Budget to transfer appropriated monies between funds for the current year ending December 31st, 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem, Kirk Crespin, administered the oath of office to Lamar’s newest police officer, Bianca Hernandez during the […]

  • Arkansas River Power Authority to Reduce Electric Rate for 2019

    Arkansas River Power Authority to Reduce Electric Rate for 2019

          December 13, 2018. Lamar, Colo. – At its December meeting, the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) Board of Directors adopted its 2019 budget that included a 2% reduction in its wholesale energy rate. The rate decrease comes after several years of stable rates that have not seen any rate increases since 2011. […]

  • Sherry J. Eastin…May 14, 1946 – December 11, 2018

    Sherry J. Eastin…May 14, 1946 – December 11, 2018

        A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, formerly of Longmont, Colorado, Sherry J. Eastin will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Wiley United Methodist Church with Reverend Travis Walker officiating. Per Sherry’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Sherry was […]

  • Commissioners Approve County Budget for 2019

    Commissioners Approve County Budget for 2019

        The Prowers County Commissioners approved resolutions setting the 2019 budget for 2019 this past Tuesday, December 11th with the entire county budget at $31,248,779.  The county mill levy at 27.17 mills remains the same from 2018, as will the mill levies for each of the funds receiving property tax revenues.  The total taxable […]

  • Birth Announcement: Zavala

    Birth Announcement: Zavala

      Victor and Sindy Cisneros Zavala of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Leonidas Cisneros Zavala at 8:31am at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, December 10, 2018 with Dr. Korkis attending. Leonidas weighed six pounds and eleven ounces and was 19 ¼ inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Alena Cisneros Zavala.  Grandparents:  Victor […]

  • 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 am at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar. Felicitas Lucero was born in Torreon, Mexico on October […]

  • 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 […]

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