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6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

The 6th annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute will begin with the traditional parade at 10am with entrants lined along West Beech Streets, ready to begin their procession along South 6th Street and into the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The annual tribute began as a simple gathering at the Prowers County Courthouse to honor and remember the First Responders […]

Elva L. Root…August 8, 1935 – August 30, 2017

    A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Elva L. Root will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Crosswinds Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Roy Gueswel officiating. Interment will be held at the Eads Cemetery at 2:00PM on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Visitation for Elva will be […]

LUB Receives Proposal for Sale of Gas Gathering System

LUB Receives Proposal for Sale of Gas Gathering System

  The Lamar Utility Board is considering an offer from Strachan Exploration, Inc., to take over the light plant’s unused gas gathering system. The discussion centered on the status of the board’s pipeline system and Strachan’s shut-in gas wells south of Lamar. Stephen Strachan and several members of his business operation made the proposal to […]

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

  Glenn Otto and Tony Garcia, Mayors of Granada and Holly, respectively, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss their landfill problems on Tuesday, August 29th.  Both communities are between a financial rock and a hard place in their efforts to remain in compliance to regulatory mandates for their landfill operations from the Colorado […]

Birth Announcement:  Olague

Birth Announcement: Olague

Brittany and Antonio Olague of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Annabella Lynn Olague at 11:40am at Prowers Medical Center on Thursday, August 24, 2017 with Dr. Foley attending.  Annabella weighed six pounds and six ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Mathieu.  Grandparents:  Cecelia Guerrero and Oralia Aviles.

Alan M. Palmer…June 24, 1982 – August 26, 2017

    A memorial services for longtime Lamar resident, Alan M. Palmer will be held at 2:00PM on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Per Alan’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Alan was born […]

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a renewal contract with Buxton Group for continued marketing strategy and a retail development program for the City of Lamar. Angie Cue, Lamar Community Development Manager, told the Authority Buxton has identified specific retailers who seek markets with household purchasing habits similar to those in Lamar.  “We have an account […]

Cruz Salinas, Jr….October 5, 1968 – August 27, 2017

  Funeral services for Cruz Salinas, Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Deacon Eddie Morales will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Lamar, CO. Visitation for Cruz will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. […]

Marilyn Coats…April 8, 1930 - August 26, 2017

Marilyn Coats…April 8, 1930 – August 26, 2017

Graveside services for Marilyn Gene Coats will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 at Hillside Cemetery in Granada, Colorado. Reverend Ian Blacker will officiate. Visitation for Marilyn will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, CO. Marilyn was […]

Alta Vista, History and Memories Combine

The Alta Vista Charter School observed its 100th anniversary with a celebration geared to trigger some memories for a lot of the older students and provide some younger ones with new recollections for years to come. The school, built in 1917, has served five generations of students from Prowers County. The school has stood in […]

September 3rd Fly-In at Lamar Airport

September 3rd Fly-In at Lamar Airport

Eric and Tanya McSwan, the new managers at the Lamar Municipal Airport, remind the public of their Fly-In, set for Sunday, September 3rd from 9am to 3pm at the airport.  “This will be to honor our First Responders,” she said, adding that it’s an early tie-in for the September 9th, annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute and […]

Scouts Keep it Interesting

A mixture of scout groups in Lamar filled Willow Creek Park for the second year this past Saturday, August 26th as scout leaders hosted a gathering of events, offered to display some of the fun events scouts participate in. Clarence Van Dyke, a den leader for Cub Scout Pack 223 said numerous groups came together […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

  CATTLE ON FEED – COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 880,000 head as of August 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 5 percent below last month, but up 9 percent from August 1, […]

Livestock Slaughter - July 2017 U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – July 2017 U.S. Highlights

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.99 billion pounds in July, up 3 percent from the 3.87 billion pounds produced in July 2016. Beef production, at 2.11 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.61 million head, up 6 percent from July 2016. The average live […]

Honkers at 5 Arrows Farm Market

    A seasonal and spacious market at 307 North Main, the 5 Arrows Farm Market, offers fresh produce and products from Rocky Ford farms. The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently paid a courtesy call on the owners, Curtis and Jennifer Lubbers at their business which opened to the public in late July.  “We expect to […]