RSSArchive for October, 2016

Honkers Visit Rene’z Salon and Lamar Starter

Honkers Visit Rene’z Salon and Lamar Starter

The Lamar Chamber Honkers paid a recent visit to Rene’z Salon, owned and operated by REne’ May at 108 South Main Street, downtown Lamar.  Courtney Lane, nail technician, offers her services for nail care and design as well. Rene’z is a full salon, offering hair coloring, styling and waxing; a full make-over is available by […]

Alonzo Hernandez…November 9, 1941 – October 29, 2016

A mass of Christian burial for longtime Lamar resident, Alonzo Hernandez will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at 9:30 at the church with Maria […]

All These Pumpkins are Great!!

All These Pumpkins are Great!!

Just how good a pumpkin carver are you. From the days of the Peanuts kids, using the back of Charlie Brown’s head as a model; young and old keep on finding new ways to decorate their pumpkins for Halloween. The students at Alta Vista Charter School participated in the second year of their decorating contest, […]

National USDA Official Highlights Biofuels Investments in Colorado

National USDA Official Highlights Biofuels Investments in Colorado

  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini on Monday highlighted the USDA’s recent biofuel-infrastructure investments in Colorado during a stop in Greeley. Joined by Colorado Agriculture Commissioner Don Brown and Colorado Corn Chief Executive Officer Mark Sponsler, Dolcini explained that Colorado is one of 21 states that received grant […]

Autumn Art Show 2016 Judging Results

Autumn Art Show 2016 Judging Results

This year, the Southeast Colorado Art Guild was honored to have Radeaux from the John Deaux Art Gallery judge the annual Autumn Art Show.  With Radeaux’s years of experience in the arts by being an artist first and curator of an established art gallery in Pueblo, he did an excellent job of judging from his […]

Election News--Countdown to November 8th

Election News–Countdown to November 8th

  Ballots should be in full swing by now. Ballots were mailed to all Active Eligible Voters the week of October 17th. Make sure that you sign the back of your envelope before returning your ballot along with adequate amount of postage when sending to the Prowers County Clerk’s Office. Election Judges are required by […]

Useful Statistics Can Provide Info for Local Retail Growth

A review of 1623 households within a 25 mile radius from Lamar indicates a number of residents have spent upwards of $150 on shoes for a child under one year of age. The same propensity applies for similar purchases for sweat suits, underwear, dresses and outerwear.  The same report shows that of 793 households, very […]

LPI Moving Ahead with Fall/Winter Activities

LPI Moving Ahead with Fall/Winter Activities

  Six seats on the Lamar Partnership Incorporated board are expiring in January. Five positions are for three year terms and one person can fill an unexpired term for one year.  Angie Cue, LPI’s Executive Director said during the monthly meeting on Wednesday, October 26th, some members may opt to renew their position and additional […]

New Playground, More Parking at County Annex Planned

New Playground, More Parking at County Annex Planned

Parking spaces at the Prowers County Annex on East Cedar and South 4th Streets has always been at a premium.  The County Commissioner gave their approval for a GoCO grant application to be submitted by the Department of Human Services, which, when completed, could provide for a new playground and four new parking spaces. Lanie […]

Two Arrested in Local Drug Bust

Two Arrested in Local Drug Bust

On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm officers from the Lamar Police Department along with a Colorado Department of Corrections Parole Officer completed a home visit in the 1800 block of South 10th Street in Lamar. Officers located numerous items of drug paraphernalia in the residence during the visit.  Officers secured the residence and […]

Boxley and Steerman Assume Positions at Lamar Utility Board

Boxley and Steerman Assume Positions at Lamar Utility Board

Lamar resident, Clifford Boxley and attorney Don Steerman, began their service with the Lamar Utility Board on Tuesday, October 25th.  Boxley was sworn in as a board member by Judge Stan Brinkley, replacing Howard Hobbs who resigned earlier this month due to health issues.  Boxley has been a resident of Lamar since 1964 and serves […]

PMC Continues to Seek Patient Input through Health Assessment Study

PMC Continues to Seek Patient Input through Health Assessment Study

The community-wide health assessment, a collaborative effort to determine health needs in Prowers County, is continuing, according to Prowers Medical Center, Craig Loveless. The said the periodic study takes in about 160 viewpoints through online questionnaires, or roughly 2% of the county’s population.  “The hospital is also conducting a detailed, door-to-door assessment among the Spanish […]

Josh Campbell…November 15, 1978 – October 24, 2016

A graveside celebration of life for longtime Wiley resident, Josh Campbell will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, October 28, 2016 at Riverside Cemetery with Kenny Maestas officiating. Visitation for Josh will be held on Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:00AM until 12:00PM at the Peacock Family Chapel. Josh was born on November 15, 1978 […]

City Council Discusses Variety of Agenda Items

City Council Discusses Variety of Agenda Items

Sean Lirley and Wayne Stiles have both served on the City of Lamar Building Codes/Variance Boards in the past and the council voted to recommend their appointment for continued membership. On a similar matter, with the resignation of Howard Hobbs from the Lamar Utilities Board, a vacancy opened for his term expiring August 2018.    The […]

Honkers Visit: People’s Credit Union/Ballantyne Vision Care

Honkers Visit: People’s Credit Union/Ballantyne Vision Care

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers visited the People’s Credit Union of Springfield in their new Lamar branch at 311 South 5th Street in Lamar this past Friday, October 21st.  Free chili and various giveaways and contests highlighted the event.  Pete Hernandez, the manager said their services are available Monday through Thursday from 8am to […]