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LCC Announces Winter Holiday Closures

(Lamar, Colorado; December 17, 2018) Lamar Community College’s fall semester has officially come to an end and the holidays are near. The LCC campus will be closed starting Tuesday, December 25, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, so that faculty and staff can spend time with their families. Certain departments on campus will […]

Lamar Rotary and Interact Host Kid’s Christmas

    You could hear a train’s whistle from down the block as you approached the Shore Arts Center Building and adjacent Pocket Park this past Saturday, December 15th. The Lamar Rotary Club and Interact was hosting their third Kid’s Christmas event in downtown Lamar. The Santa Special train would wind its way from the […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS

    Drought Conditions Persist Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday December 13th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwest Colorado, including extreme westerly Rio Grande County and the western 2/3rds of Mineral County.  Extreme Drought (D3) conditions remain depicted across the rest […]

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

    The Granada Trustees approved two measures during their December 12th meeting to increase fees for large dump trucks and to prohibit trash dumping from outside the Granada School District.  The action was taken after considerable discussion meant to find ways to increase the life span of the current large pit at the landfill […]

Wreaths Across America Holds Seventh Observance in Lamar

  This past Saturday, December 15th marked the seventh annual observance of Wreaths Across America at the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar under the direction of Peacock Funeral Home. Close to 100 persons, mostly family and friends of the departed were on hand to distribute holiday wreaths of green pine decorated with a […]

HOPE Center Receives Annual Donation from Rupp’s Truck in Lamar

      The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar recently received an annual donation from Rupp’s Truck and Trailer Repair on Highway 50 in Lamar. Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Coalition said the $2,500 was a welcome gift for right around the holidays and this isn’t the first time that Roman […]

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    Judy Hijar…January 12, 1947 – December 14, 2018

        Funeral Services for Sugar City, Colorado resident Judy Hijar will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday December 21, 2018 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, Colorado. Per Judy’s request there will be no public visitation.  Interment will take place at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado. Judy Lou (Gergen) Hijar was born […]

  • William “Bill” Thrailkill…September 5, 1940 – December 13, 2018

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        Memorial Services for former Lamar, CO resident William “Bill” Thrailkill will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Per Bill’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Inurnment will take place at a later date. William Claude […]

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