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Chamber Parade of Lights-Winning Entries

  Twenty entries took part in the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this past Friday, December 3rd.  This year’s theme was “Christmas for Cowboys and Cowgirls”.  Lamar Community College took first place and won $75 in Chamber Luv Bucks; second place went to Dark Knight Trucking with a prize of $50 in […]

USDA Farm Labor Report – Colorado & US

FARM LABOR – MOUNTAIN II REGION (COLORADO, NEVADA, UTAH) There were 17,000 workers hired directly by farms in the Mountain II Region (Colorado, Nevada, and Utah) during the reference week of October 10-16, 2021, according to the Agricultural Labor Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Farm […]

CPW Using Low Altitude Helicopters for Deer/Elk Count

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Beginning Dec. 6, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists will assess deer and elk populations by conducting low-altitude helicopter flights in southeast Colorado, west of Interstate 25. Then in mid- to late-December, biologists will launch similar helicopter flights in the southeastern plains of Colorado to the east of I-25. Southeast Region residents […]

Lamar School District RE-2 High School Logo Committee Nomination Information

December 1, 2021 In response to SB21-116 Concerning the Prohibition of American Indian Mascots in Colorado Schools, the Lamar RE-2 Board of Education conducted a community meeting in July. At that meeting a timeline for the adoption of a new logo for Lamar High School was shared. While SB21-116 is currently being challenged legally, the […]

Camp Amache Moving Closer Toward NPS Designation

    Camp Amache, the Japanese-American Incarceration Camp in Granada during WWII, is moving closer to being considered a National Park Service site through the bi-partisan efforts of U.S. Senators Hickenlooper and Bennet and U.S. Representatives Neguse and Buck. The Prowers County Commissioners asked that their thanks for the recent efforts be offered to Senator […]

Prowers County Dept. Public Health and Environment – COVID-19 Update, 12/1/21

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported that as of December 1, 2021, the seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 9.07% (goal is <5%). This is up from 7.06% last week.  There have been 45 cases in the past seven days with 10 vaccinated and 84 cases in the past […]

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  • James Neal – April 15, 1964 – December 1, 2021

    James Neal – April 15, 1964 – December 1, 2021

        Funeral Services for Holly, CO resident, J.W. Neal will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado.  Interment will follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado at 12:30 p.m.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, […]

  • Robert Aaron Brooke – January 30, 1975 – November 22, 2021

    Robert Aaron Brooke – January 30, 1975 – November 22, 2021

      A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Robert Aaron Brooke will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Mike Schneider of the Wiley Community Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Robert was born on January 30, 1975, at Chanute, Kansas […]

  • Heck Phillips – February 15, 1938 – November 18, 2021

    Heck Phillips – February 15, 1938 – November 18, 2021

      Harold Lee Phillips, known to most as Heck, passed away on November 18, 2021, in Holly, Colorado at the age of 83.  He was born on February 15, 1938, in Benkelman, Nebraska to Vernon and Clara Mae (Elam) Phillips. Heck was a member of the Odd Fellows Holly Lodge 144, Elks, UPDPC, Varmint Hunters, […]

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    The Lamar Rotary and Interact Clubs are sponsoring a fun event, their traditional Kid’s Christmas with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 11th from 11am to 2pm at the Enchanted Forest on East Beech Street. The kids will enjoy their visit with Santa and his pet reindeer, Rotar, take a free train ride, enjoy hot chocolate, […]

  • Secretary of State’s Office Provides Tips for Donating Wisely This Holiday Season

    Secretary of State’s Office Provides Tips for Donating Wisely This Holiday Season

      DENVER, Colo– With the holiday charitable giving season now underway, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is reminding all of those who are planning on sharing their generosity to make sure they are giving wisely.  Once again Coloradans will have ample opportunities to give, with Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day on December 7. […]

  • Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

    Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

      DENVER- Governor Jared Polis, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes, and the Imagination Library of Colorado joined American icon Dolly Parton to announce the Colorado statewide expansion of her namesake Imagination Library book-gifting program. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books to children (0- 5 yrs old), free […]

  • Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

    Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

      DENVER, Colo– Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced yesterday the certification of the 2021 Coordinated Election. “Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election again proves that our state’s election system is the nation’s gold standard,” said Secretary Griswold.  “Once again I’m proud that we conducted a seamless election and that over 1.5 million Coloradans made their […]

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