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Colorado Employment Situation - June, 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – June, 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 8,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,779,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,500 and government increased 1,600. May estimates were revised up to 2,771,300, and the over the month change from April to May was […]

90th Birthday Celebration for George Ira Blackwell of the Holly Area

90th Birthday Celebration for George Ira Blackwell of the Holly Area

George Ira (Bud) Blackwell’s family celebrated his 90th birthday at the Holly Park this past Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Many family and friends (the majority from the Denver area) gathered to celebrate with a picnic, BBQ, cake and swimming. Bud’s great grandfather, Ira Eugene Blackwell was the first generation to start a homestead in Prower’s […]

Armilda Ruth Williams…December 3, 1937 – July 17, 2019

Armilda Ruth Williams…December 3, 1937 – July 17, 2019

    A graveside celebration of life for former Lamar resident currently of Dalhart, Texas Armilda Ruth Williams affectionately known to many as Millie will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at the Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section with Pastor Rick Calvert officiating. A memorial service for Millie will be held […]

Melcher Appointed as Holly Mayor

Melcher Appointed as Holly Mayor

    Calvin Melcher’s lone application for Mayor of Holly was unanimously approved by the Holly Trustees during their board meeting on Wednesday, July 17th.  Melcher will serve the unfinished term of five months, replacing former Mayor Tony Garcia who resigned this past May.  He will be eligible for two full terms at the start […]

Lillian Emily Giles…April 3, 1923 – July 11, 2019

Lillian Emily Giles…April 3, 1923 – July 11, 2019

  Graveside Memorial Services for former longtime Lamar resident, currently of Mesa, Arizona, Emily Giles will be held a later date. Mrs. Giles was born on April 3, 1923 at Born Boyd, Oklahoma to Roy “Ross” and Anna Mae “Annie” Claybrook and passed away on July 11, 2019 at Gilbert, Arizona while under Hospice Care […]

Lodging Tax Panel Meeting with County over Funding Changes

Lodging Tax Panel Meeting with County over Funding Changes

    While continuing to provide funding for mostly annual events in Prowers County, the Lodging Tax Panel is seeking a ruling from the county on developing a different marketing outlet for promoting tourism for the county at large.   The idea has received lengthier considerations over the past year in an effort to drive […]

Lamar 9U All Star Team Travels to Midwest Regionals

Lamar 9U All Star Team Travels to Midwest Regionals

  The Lamar 9u All Star team recently competed at the State Tournament in Greenwood Village and placed Runner-Up. We travel to the Midwest Regional Tournament in Frontenac, KS on July 17-21st. Members of the team include Coaches: Justin Mundell, Robert Powers, TJ Steinbrunn, and Logan Alley. Players include:  Dallas Alley, Taylor LeForce, Daylen Swan, […]

Joe E. Baca…January 2, 1947 – July 14, 2019

Joe E. Baca…January 2, 1947 – July 14, 2019

  Mass of Christian Burial for Lamar, CO resident, Joe Baca will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019 at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, CO. Father Gopep Sylvester Luke will be celebrant. A Rosary/Scripture service will be held prior to the service at 9:30 a.m. […]

Lamar 11U's Travel for Regional Competition

Lamar 11U’s Travel for Regional Competition

    The Lamar 11U all star team will be headed to Waite Park Minnesota to compete in regionals this week. They have competed at state in Denver and came in 2nd. The coaches are Scott Williams, Corby Mackey and Cory Daniels. Players are Braxen Shelton, Jacob Dunning, Armoni Moreno, Cole Bellomy, Cason Pollart, Zaiden […]

Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Press Release from Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Quinton Stump encountered a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe speeding. The Tahoe was southbound on Highway 287 south of Eads.… Stump followed the vehicle for nine miles, attempting to stop the driver. During the pursuit, after crossing […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — As of Monday, July 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a week-long Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through Sunday, July 21. In 2018, five […]

Lee W. Graves…November 22, 1922 – July 13, 2019

Lee W. Graves…November 22, 1922 – July 13, 2019

  A celebration of life funeral service for longtime Lamar resident, Lee W. Graves, will be held at 10:00 AM Monday July 22, 2019 at the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Horn officiating. Burial will follow in the Veterans Section of Fairmount Cemetery with full military honors by the local VFW. Visitation for […]

Rosanne Adame…June 25, 1954 – June 25, 2019

Rosanne Adame…June 25, 1954 – June 25, 2019

  Memorial graveside services for Rosanne Adame will be held on Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at Riverside Cemetery in Lamar, CO.  Per Rosanne’s  request, cremation has taken place and there was no public visitation.  

Lamar Chamber Hosts ‘Taste of Lamar’

Lamar Chamber Hosts ‘Taste of Lamar’

      The 4th Annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Taste of Lamar was held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge this past Saturday, July 13th. For a set price, attendees enjoyed sampling various treats, eats, wines and liquors offered by local restaurants, chamber members and businesses such as Colorado Mills. Don Compton’s businesses took the […]

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

    Tara Hosick, Consulting Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP), conducted her first board meeting this past Thursday, July 11th at Lamar Community College.  Hosick, a former Lamar native, was hired by the organization last month following the departure of former executive director, Eric Depperschmidt earlier this year. Aaron Leiker tended his letter […]