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Veterans are Honored for their Service at Lamar Eagles Lodge

    This past Veteran’s Day observance at the Lamar Eagles Lodge was held on an unseasonably cold day for another year, but despite low temperatures, rain or shine, community members came together to take part in the festivities. Following a presentation of the American Legion Honor Guard at the Lamar Eagles, area residents and […]

Trooper Tips for November – Passing!

  One of the things about living in rural parts of Colorado means often having to travel on two lane roads. Where it is sometimes a lot more pleasant than driving on a big highway, it can have its drawbacks. One of those is not having a passing lane you can access the entire time […]

Local Cowboy Strikes at the USTRC Finals

The United States Team Roping Championships held its 30th annual finals in Oklahoma City at the end of October. Team ropers come from all over to test their ability and try for sizable prize money. Shannon O’Bryan and his 16 year-old son, Braxton, headed south with their horses to rope not only in the 2019 […]


  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS   Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 176.40 million bushels, up 13 percent from last year’s 156.00 million bushels, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.26 million acres expected […]

ARPA Business Operations – November 2019

      ARPA- 40 Years and Counting: In the early 1970’s managers of southeastern Colorado municipal electric generating systems came together and began discussing the most immediate problems facing their electric utilities, price and availability of fuels. The managers eventually formed a combined utility organization called the Arkansas River Municipal Systems (ARMS), to work […]

Fall Weather Summary from NWS for Southern Colorado

  October of 2019 was the polar opposite of September, with several unseasonably strong and cold systems moving across Colorado bringing early season record cold temperatures as well as the season’s first snowfall for many locales. For the month of October as a whole, well below normal temperatures were experienced across all of Colorado. Precipitation […]

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    Holly Trustees Hire New Administrator

        Michael Tanner, who hails from Arkansas, accepted the offered position of administrator for the Town of Holly following final discussions among the Trustees and interim administrator, Steve Rabe who oversaw the search and hiring process. Rabe said Tanner will be in Holly on Tuesday, November 12th to begin his duties during the Trustees […]

  • Students Pitch their Projects at E-Fair

    Students Pitch their Projects at E-Fair

      Dozens of students, 5th through 12th graders, put their best ideas forward during Wednesday’s Youth Entrepreneurship Fair (E-Fair) at the Lamar Community Building, this past November 6th. Sponsored by Ogallala Commons, the event offered students a chance to present their business goals. Those who made the semi-final round then ‘pitched’ their product or service […]

  • Experience Bent’s Old Fort after Dark!

    Experience Bent’s Old Fort after Dark!

        The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for visitors to “step back in time” and glimpse the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been at Bent’s Old Fort on the Santa Fe Trail as part of our Holiday Event on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. During […]

  • Birth Announcement: Salgado

    Birth Announcement: Salgado

        Jessica and Homero Salgado of Wiley, CO announce the birth of their son, Homero at 8:35pm at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, November 4, 2019 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Homero weighed five pounds and seven ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Noel, Yaritza, Nataly and Paolo. Grandparents: Eva and […]

  • New Turns for Toys for Tots

    New Turns for Toys for Tots

        Toys for Tots officially begins this year on Monday, November 11th with boxes set out at collection points around Lamar and on Saturday, November 23rd, (This is a corrected date from the original article)  the annual Tea for Tots at the Lamar Christian Church on South Main Street in Lamar will bring the […]

  • Crop Progress-/-Condition Report Week Ending Nov 3, 2019

    Crop Progress-/-Condition Report Week Ending Nov 3, 2019

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Widespread snow and extreme cold last week halted fieldwork, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Harvest of row crops continued where conditions allowed.  In northeastern and east central counties, harvest progress was slow but neared completion in some localities. Snow accumulation from early week storms […]

  • Birth Announcement: Downing

    Birth Announcement: Downing

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