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COVID WEEKLY UPDATE for January 19, 2022 from PCPHE

  COVID-19 Cases have increased over the past two weeks in Prowers County.  There were 2,080 reported cases on January 5th and as of January 19th the Prowers County Department for Public Health and Environment reports 2,309 with 156 hospitalizations and 45 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The seven-day Test Positivity Rate […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

January 13, 2022…Drought Conditions Deepen across Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: After a very warm and dry start to the 2022 Water-Year (October 1-September 30), snow accumulation started in earnest in early December, with several passing weather systems bringing abundant mountain precipitation through the middle and end of December. By the end of the month, state wide snowpack […]

CDOT Prepares for 2022 with the First DUI Enforcement Campaign

    STATEWIDE — With the new year in full effect, the Colorado Department of Transportation asks Coloradans to put safety first when behind the wheel and to never drive impaired. CDOT, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies welcome 2022 with The Heat Is On Winter Blitz enforcement period from Jan. 14-17, holding […]

LCC Receives Housing Project Funding

  CO AG’s Office awards $1.66 million to LCC for Colorado Partnership for Education and Rural Revitalization (COPERR) Project (LAMAR, Colo.) — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office awarded $1.66 million to Lamar Community College (LCC) in 2021 for a workforce training program that will also see the remediation of blighted housing in the southeastern part […]

PEP Board Receives 2021 Summary

    The need for new housing construction and renovation will remain the primary goal for Prowers Economic Prosperity, the economic development organization which serves the county.  Executive Director, Cheryl Sanchez provided an overview of notable developments for 2021 for board members during their monthly meeting on Monday, January 17th at their South Main Street […]

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Takes Flight February 3rd

    LAMAR, Colorado — Southeastern Colorado’s High Plains Snow Goose Festival is set to return to Lamar from February 3rd through the 6th. Lamar is home to more than 400 species of birds over a year, making it one of the best birding locations in Colorado. Surrounded by grasslands and plains, the riparian habitats […]

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  • Elda I. McKinnis – May 15, 1955 – January 14, 2022

    Elda I. McKinnis – May 15, 1955 – January 14, 2022

        A memorial service for longtime Eads, Colorado resident, Elda I. McKinnis will be held at a later date.  Per Elda’s wishes cremation will take place. Elda was born on May 15, 1955 at Lamar, Colorado to Ervie James and Juanita M. (Greene) Reeves and passed away on January 14, 2022 at her home […]

  • Lucy Lucero – September 30, 1939 – January 15, 2022

    Lucy Lucero – September 30, 1939 – January 15, 2022

        A Memorial Service for Lucy Lucero will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Friends Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Diane Hutson officiating.  Inurnment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. Lucinda Lucero, known to most as Lucy, was born on September 30, 1939 in Las […]

  • RE-2 Mascot Committee Selected

    RE-2 Mascot Committee Selected

      The Lamar RE-2 School District, Board of Education, recently announced the members of the Lamar High School Logo committee, tasked with deciding on an alternate logo for the school.  This past summer, the state passed Senate Bill 21-116, mandating potentially offensive Native American mascots be eliminated and the Lamar School District is one of […]

  • Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

    Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

      Judicial Nominating Commissions There is a judicial district nominating commission for each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission. Fifteenth Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for […]

  • Colorado Ag Commissioner Kate Greenburg on 2021 to 2022

    Colorado Ag Commissioner Kate Greenburg on 2021 to 2022

        The beginning of 2022 has brought a wonderful gift for our mountains: many feet of snow. While it’s still early in the season, we remain hopeful for more moisture to come, including out to the Plains. Recently, I presented at the Colorado River Water Users’ Association meeting to highlight the ways Colorado’s farmers […]

  • Nieves Ybarra – August 5, 1927 – January 11, 2022

    Nieves Ybarra – August 5, 1927 – January 11, 2022

      A mass of Christian burial for longtime Lamar resident, Nieves Ybarra will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 22, 2022 with Reverend Joseph Lawrence as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at the church at 9:30AM with Rita Ybarra reciting. Inurnment will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Per Nieves’ […]

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