RSSArchive for March 14th, 2016

Pamela Jean “Pam” Lirley…May 6, 1946 – March 13, 2016

Pamela Jean “Pam” Lirley…May 6, 1946 – March 13, 2016

A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Pamela Jean Lirley, affectionately known to her family and friends as Pammy, will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the First Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Ellis officiating. Per Pamela’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Pamela was […]

Where They Stand: Holly & Granada Economic Assessment Report

A Rural Economic Development grant has financed a study of Holly and Granada to provide an assessment of the current and potential business climate of each community. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, DOLA and the Colorado Office of Economic Development of International Trade, sponsored the study which was held earlier in the year. Representatives […]

Police Investigate Lamar Shooting

Police Investigate Lamar Shooting

On Sunday, March 13, 2016 at approximately 8:30 PM officers responded to the 1600 block of South 11th Street in Lamar for a report of an assault with a firearm. A victim was transported by personal vehicle to the Emergency Room of Prowers Medical Center. The individual was later transported to another hospital. A person […]

High Speed Pursuit Ends in Watery Crash in Lamar

High Speed Pursuit Ends in Watery Crash in Lamar

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a DUI crash, which occurred on the night of Saturday, March 12, 2016 at approximately 23:21 PM in Lamar, Colorado. A Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol attempted to contact a green 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix, for failing to stop at a stop sign near the intersection […]

8th Annual Girls in the Middle a Success

8th Annual Girls in the Middle a Success

(Lamar, Colorado; March 10, 2016) On Saturday, March 5, more than 70 middle school girls from the surrounding area schools attended the Girls in the Middle Conference held at Lamar Community College. The day was packed with fun-filled activities related to career exploration. The conference began with a welcome by Cheryl Sanchez, Vice President of […]

Granada Trustees Study Economic Development Assessment

Granada Trustees Study Economic Development Assessment

The study, initiated by a REDI, Rural Economic Development grant, was recently conducted by the State Department of Local Affairs for both Granada and Holly. The two part report provides an economic assessment of each town’s current status for job and population loss while the second segment provides a demographic breakdown for each community. The […]

Nick L. Saldana…February 9, 1928 – March 12, 2016

  A Mass of Christian burial for longtime Lamar resident, Nick L. Saldana will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday March 17, 2016 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. A rosary service […]

Wayne M. Stokke…October 10, 1931 – March 10, 2016

Wayne M. Stokke…October 10, 1931 – March 10, 2016

  A memorial celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Wayne M. Stokke will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Wayne Stokke’s family officiating. Per Wayne’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Wayne was born on October 10, 1931 at Grand […]

Elizabeth “Bessy” McCorkle…March 24, 1944 – March 12, 2016

    A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident Elizabeth McCorkle, affectionately known as Bessy to her family and friends will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Per Bessy’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Bessy was born […]

Martha Anderson…October 20, 1927 – March 12, 2016

Martha Anderson…October 20, 1927 – March 12, 2016

  A memorial service for longtime Las Animas, Colorado, resident Martha Anderson will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church in Las Animas with Pastor Mark Cloer officiating.  Inurnment will take place at a later date. Martha Darlene (Bishop) Anderson was born on October 20, 1927, in […]

Dear Editor: Savages Under Attack – Again

Dear Editor: Savages Under Attack – Again

Dear Editor: I also attended ‘the meeting’ to discuss the continued use of the name and mascot Savages for Lamar High School. ‘The meeting’ began with why they (the commission) were here and the purpose of their meeting.  Ernest House, the Executive Sec. explained that they weren’t here to tell us what to do or […]