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City Council Begins 2019 with Full Agenda

City Council Begins 2019 with Full Agenda

        The Lamar City Council began their first meeting in 2019 with almost three dozen items on the agenda, this past Monday, January 14th. Councilmembers ratified a phone poll approving the cancellation of a court appearance for Prowers Aggregate Operators, LLC with the State of Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board. According to […]

Letter to the Editor: 9/11 Memorial Contributions

Letter to the Editor: 9/11 Memorial Contributions

    We would like to thank the crew from the Men’s Study of the Lamar Christian Church and Big R of Lamar for their hard work in constructing the two new Picnic Structures at the 9/11 Memorial. These covered picnic tables will provide shaded seating for many visitors to the 9/11 Memorial and the […]

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

    The December 2018 revenue report from the City of Lamar indicates that although the month closed down for total sales and use tax collections compared to the year before, the year to date figures posted a positive return. City Sales Tax for December was up 1.13% for a $3,134 gain over 2017 with […]

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

  The Wranglers Pre Team and a few members of the Wranglers Competition Team competed in Colby, Kansas in December of 2018 for the “Shoot for the Stars Invitational”. Gymnasts from Wild West Athletics competing at the event did a phenomenal job. Brystal Bletzacker of Eads, Co. scored an all around of 38.15 earning her […]

Larry Christopher Phillip Marez, Sr….November 17, 1953 – January 10, 2019

Larry Christopher Phillip Marez, Sr….November 17, 1953 – January 10, 2019

    A mass of Christian burial for former Lamar, Colorado resident, currently of Maryville, Missouri Larry Marez, Sr. will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, January 17, 2019 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 […]

PEP Focus Meeting Prioritizes Housing as Key to County’s Economic Growth

PEP Focus Meeting Prioritizes Housing as Key to County’s Economic Growth

    Almost three years after PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, downsized the number of its board members, hired an executive director and transitioned into PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, members compared their initial goals to current priorities. This past Friday, January 11th,   working with strategic plan expert, Sheryl Trent, of SBrand Consulting, members conducted a […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - Friday,  Jan. 11, 2019

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

National Weather Service Pueblo Co Drought Conditions Continue Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday January 11th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwestern portions of Colorado, including the western 2/3rds of Mineral County and extreme western portions of Rio Grande County. Extreme Drought […]

Birth Announcement: Martinez

Birth Announcement: Martinez

    Sabrina Logan and Martin Martinez of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Noah Reign Martinez at 9:05pm at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 with Dr. Foley attending. Noah weighed seven pounds and eight ounces and was 19 ¾ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Liam Martinez.  Grandparents:  Robert […]

Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

  Since the City of Lamar helped fund a feasibility study with SECED last year for building a motel within the city limits, the council has been speaking with potential developers on the cost and what type of financial incentives could be brought into play. The council expanded on that note this past Monday, January […]

Jena Griswold Sworn in as Colorado's 39th Secretary of State

Jena Griswold Sworn in as Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State

  DENVER, Jan. 8, 2019 —  Jena Griswold was sworn in as Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State. Griswold grew up in Estes Park, Colorado in a working-class family. She was the first person in her family to go to a four-year college and then on to law school. “I am honored to serve the people […]

3rd Annual SCALE Event Set for LCC

3rd Annual SCALE Event Set for LCC

  Lamar Community College and CSU Southeast Area Agronomy are providing a great day of FREE information on Friday, February 8th for producers and those interested in agriculture at the 3rd Annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo at the LCC Wellness Center from 8am to 3pm. The day features Colorado State University College of Agricultural […]

Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

    The Granada Trustees decided to pursue a grant application to finance water main improvements in the community during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, January 9th.  This project was researched by the Trustees in June 2016, working with the GMS engineering firm from Colorado Springs.  Mayor Glenn Otto was contacted by David Frisch from the […]

Albert Aaron Foxworthy…April 8, 1935 - January 3, 2019

Albert Aaron Foxworthy…April 8, 1935 – January 3, 2019

      Albert Aaron Foxworthy Age 83, entered into Heaven peacefully Jan 3, 2019 surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by his parents Albert (Gayetta) Foxworthy. Survived and will be missed by wife Raedean (Branom) Foxworthy; son Terry (Lisa) Foxworthy; granddaughter Krystyna Foxworthy; grandson Samuel Foxworthy; sister Phyllis (L.D.) Nelson; sister in law […]

Reorganization Meeting Held for Prowers County Officials

Reorganization Meeting Held for Prowers County Officials

  Various annual housekeeping procedures occurred at the Prowers County Courthouse this past Tuesday, January 8th as well as swearing-in ceremonies for those elected officials who were returned to office following the November General Election. Judge Stanley Brinkley administered the oath of office to these elected officials Tuesday afternoon: Lane Porter as Prowers County Court […]

James “Bob” Dennis…September 6, 1935 – January 7, 2019

James “Bob” Dennis…September 6, 1935 – January 7, 2019

Funeral Services for James “Bob” Dennis will be held at 10:00 on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado with Steve Knobbe officiating. Interment will follow at Hartman Cemetery, Hartman, Colorado.  Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. also at the funeral […]