RSSArchive for September, 2017

Domestic Violence is the Leading Cause of Homelessness

  It’s time to BREAK THE SILENCE! On a single night last September, 476 victims of domestic violence across Colorado found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing. The annual count by the National Census of Domestic Violence Services shows an additional 173 requests for housing by victims in Colorado that same day could not […]

Small Grains - September 2017

Small Grains – September 2017

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS All wheat production in Colorado, estimated at 87.60 million bushels, is down 17 percent from 2016, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All wheat yield was 43.2 bushels per acre, down 5.0 bushels per acre from a year […]

Grain Stock Report - September 1, 2017

Grain Stock Report – September 1, 2017

ARIZONA Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on September 1, 2017 were 1.28 million bushels, up 7 percent from September 1, 2016, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey and September Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 159,000 bushels. Off-farm all […]

Alvarez Faces Additional Charges

Alvarez Faces Additional Charges

On Friday, September 29, 2017, at approximately 1400 hours (2pm), the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Santos Alvarez, 36 of Lamar, CO. on a new warrant for C.R.S. 18-18-405(1), (2)(B)(I)(B) Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a Drug Felony 2 and C.R.S. 18-18-403.5(1), (2)(A) Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Drug Felony 4. The warrant […]

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

  The Lamar Elks Lodge #1319 is hosting a public forum to discuss the pros and cons of marijuana use and to bring understanding on the health and societal effects of marijuana usage. The one hour forum will be held at the Lincoln School HOPE Center at 200 North 10th Street in Lamar on Thursday, […]

Kay Ricken…August 15, 1935 – September 26, 2017

  A Mass of Christian Burial for Kay Ricken will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 2, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, CO with Rosary beginning at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in La Junta, CO.  Father Henry Wertin will officiate. Per Kay’s request there will be […]

KVAY Hosting Broadcast on Local Drug Issues

KVAY Hosting Broadcast on Local Drug Issues

LAMAR, CO—The Centers for Disease Control are calling substance abuse a national epidemic. As much as many people don’t want to think about it, Southeast Colorado is dealing with this issue like the rest of the nation. It is necessary to identify problems and talk about the solutions to substance abuse.   KVAY hopes to […]

Gene Gourley…May 3, 1934 – September 25, 2017

Gene Gourley…May 3, 1934 – September 25, 2017

    A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Gene Gourley, will be held at 10am on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Per Gene’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Gene was born on May 3, 1934 at Lycan, Colorado to Monte […]

Granada Closing Town Landfill

Granada Closing Town Landfill

  The Granada Trustees voted unanimously to allow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to close the town’s landfill. The vote was taken during a special Trustees meeting held on Wednesday evening, September 27th. The action closes a lengthy chapter of struggles on the part of the Trustees to find a balance […]

CCCS Presidential Search Community Forum to be held at LCC

CCCS Presidential Search Community Forum to be held at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 21, 2017)  Lamar Community College President Lujan would like to invite the public to join LCC staff for a listening tour with the Colorado Community College System’s State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.  The community forum will be held on October 2, from 10:30-11:30 am in the Large Lecture […]

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

A host of representatives turned out Tuesday, September 26th, for an open session on the impact state mandated regulations are having on small town landfill operations in southeast Colorado. The Prowers County Commissioners hosted the meeting at the county courthouse which was attended by State Senator Larry Crowder and representatives from Pritchett, Springfield, Walsh, Holly, […]

Groundbreaking for the High Plains Pediatric Clinic Set for October 6th

Groundbreaking for the High Plains Pediatric Clinic Set for October 6th

High Plains Expansion Project High Plains Community Health Center is very excited to announce its most recent expansion project in the Dental Clinic and Pediatric Office. Both offices, located at 200 Kendall Drive, will undergo major changes over the next 6-9 months that will result in more effective clinic spaces for both locations.  High Plains […]

Norma N. Powell…August 11, 1925 – September 23, 2017

    A celebration of life funeral service for Walsh, CO resident, Norma N. Powell will be held at 10:00 AM Friday September 29, 2017 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Burial will follow in the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley, CO. Visitation for Norma will be held from 1:00 PM to 7:00 […]

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

  The Lamar City Council quickly wrapped up business for September during its meeting this past Monday, September 25th. The drive motors which operate the bleachers at the Lamar Community Building will be replaced at a cost of $15,000. The funds will be taken from the savings the city realized this past summer from the […]

Letter to the Editor: In Appreciation

Letter to the Editor: In Appreciation

    Randy and Kathy Palmer and family would like to express our thanks to the community, friends and family after the passing of our son, Alan Palmer. The love and support that was given to us was greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Randy and Kathy Palmer West Park Street Lamar, CO