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John D. Bellomy, Sr….May 3, 1947 – September 14, 2019

John D. Bellomy, Sr….May 3, 1947 – September 14, 2019

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, John D. Bellomy, Sr. will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Wiley Cemetery with Pastor Mark Viar of the Redeeming Love Church officiating. Military Honors will be held under the auspices of the local V.F.W. and American Legion […]

Vincent M. Andrade, Jr….December 16, 1931 – September 13, 2019

Vincent M. Andrade, Jr….December 16, 1931 – September 13, 2019

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Granada resident, Vincent M. Andrade, Jr. will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Granada, Colorado. Per Vincent’s request cremation will […]

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

  Arkansas River Compact Administration The Arkansas River Compact Administration was created to administer the provisions of the compact which was created with respect to the waters of the Arkansas river. The administration shall cooperate each state charged with the administration of water rights and with federal agencies in the systematic determination and correlation of […]

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

Governor Polis Kicks Off Pedal the Plains in Lamar

      LAMAR – Governor Jared Polis today joined cabinet members, stakeholders and local leaders to kickoff of the Denver Post Pedal the Plains 2019. This ride is an opportunity for Coloradans to get out into communities on the eastern plains and celebrate the state’s agriculture industry. The ride will make stops in Lamar, […]

Ron Manly Appreciation for Service with PCSO

Ron Manly Appreciation for Service with PCSO

  Ron Manly’s career with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office began 41 years ago when he volunteered for the Junior Sheriff’s Posse. He retired this past Thursday, September 12th, after a career that saw him rise from junior volunteer to the rank of Senior Sergeant. Ron joined the Junior Sheriff’s Posse as a volunteer in […]

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

    Advanced Treatment Center at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar, owned by Doug Carrigan, held a by-invitation open house for those associated with the corrections program in Lamar and Prowers County this past Wednesday, September 11th.  The Lamar facility, which opened in late spring, is one of four Advanced Treatment Centers with others […]

Darvin Locke…April 20, 1938 – September 10, 2019

Darvin Locke…April 20, 1938 – September 10, 2019

    Darvin Locke left this life on September 10, 2019 at Sangre de Cristo Veterans Hospice in Pueblo, Colorado. He was born in Springfield, CO April 20, 1938.   Darvin lived in Lamar for many years working with Pearson Drilling. His wife, Barbara, managed the North Loves truck stop.   Darvin was preceded by […]

Jamie Smith...December 3, 1994 - September 7, 2019

Jamie Smith…December 3, 1994 – September 7, 2019

Funeral Services for Las Animas, CO resident, Jamie Smith will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Bent Community Center in Las Animas, CO. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, CO. Visitation for Jamie will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 15, […]

Lamar Utility Board Holds Brief Meeting

Lamar Utility Board Holds Brief Meeting

  The Lamar Utilities Board held a brief regular meeting on Tuesday, September 10th.  Purchase orders totaling $188,313.44 were submitted and of those $1,165,067.85 were submitted for approval including $1,146,034.19 for power purchased from ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  That marks another month in which the Light Plant purchased over one million dollars’ worth of […]

Hemp Processing Business Slated for Lamar

Hemp Processing Business Slated for Lamar

    The Lamar City Council added an extra item to its September 9th meeting agenda to provide information for a proposed hemp processing business to be located at the former Kmart building at 701 North Main Street in Lamar. The council contacted by phone, Hiver Salley of Isolate Kings LLC and Tara Hosick, Prowers […]

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

Council Considers Study for Year-Round Covered Pool

    Lamar is joining with High Plains Community Health Center in a Memorandum of Understanding to research the feasibility of a partnership leading to a year-round covered swimming pool or aquatics center to serve Lamar and the surrounding area on an annual basis. The goals outlined in the MOU include:  the ‘low-cost’ study of […]

July City Sales Tax Revenue is Up

July City Sales Tax Revenue is Up

    The revenues from the July Lamar City Sales Tax, collected in August is up 6.11% and was up 5.70% for Total Sales and Use Tax collections. The tax revenue increase was $17,300 over last year and $17,826 for Total Sales and Use Tax collections. Taxes collected in 2018 were $312,831 and were $330,658 […]

Congratulations to Sr. Sergeant Ron Manly on his Retirement!

Congratulations to Sr. Sergeant Ron Manly on his Retirement!

      We are having a celebration of Manly’s 35 years of service at the Prowers County Sheriff’s Department! The public is welcome to come out between 1pm and 4pm (come and go) on Thursday, September 12th at the Multi-Purpose room at the Sheriff’s Office. Please drop in and join us for cake and […]

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

Lamar Hosts 8th Annual 9/11 First Responder Tribute

      There was good parade weather this past Saturday, September 7th ,sunny and cooler than usual, as the floats and entries lined the route beginning from Beech Streets and then along South 6th Street in Lamar. Just prior to the 10am start, small American flags were handed out to the crowds and shortly […]

Trooper Tips:  Traction

Trooper Tips: Traction

    It’s that time of year again, so we need to address snow storms and driving in them. This year there has been some confusion with the new traction laws that travelers will be facing.  So I’m here to help answer some of those questions. Most of the focus for the traction law has […]