RSSArchive for January, 2019

Birth Announcements: Palacios -/- Pizarro

Birth Announcements: Palacios -/- Pizarro

  Michael and Janee Palacios of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Harper Mae Palacios at 7:19pm at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, January 28th with Dr. Foley attending.  Harper weighed seven pounds and seven ounces and was 19 ¾ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Wyatt, Alyssa and Peyton.  Grandparents:  Michael and […]

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

    Three community service awards were presented to Lamar citizens and three new directors for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce were introduced to the public at the 98th Annual Chamber Banquet, held Wednesday evening, January 30th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge #3898. However, the highlight of the evening was an unannounced award which was […]

Wind Turbines Output Fractionally Higher than 2017 Numbers

Wind Turbines Output Fractionally Higher than 2017 Numbers

  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told the Lamar Utilities Board, the wind turbine generation data for 2018 indicated that Lamar’s three turbines have generated 10,599.57 MWH’s of electricity, about 0.18% higher than what was produced in 2017. The turbines have an average capacity factor of 26.34% which is lower than last year […]

Don Holmes…June 25, 1958 – January 27, 2019

Don Holmes…June 25, 1958 – January 27, 2019

  Funeral Services for Holly, Colorado resident, Don Holmes will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Carl Kissell officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation for Don will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January […]

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

HOPE Coalition Gearing Up for Youth Bicycling Program

    The Coalition members for Partners for HOPE decided in favor of an outdoor BBQ on Thursday evening, March 28th, replacing the usual chili supper fundraising event held in the fall.  Byron Hall, Coalition president, said the event will still seek fundraising opportunities and will include a silent auction during the evening which will […]

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

Lamar Council Okays Public Hearing Requests

    Two public hearings were conducted for local Loaf ‘N Jug stores, #057 and #058 at 1107 South Main Street and 300 North Main Street in Lamar. Both stores requested a Liquor Permit Application for Modification of Premise for each operation to add more shelving and refrigeration to their respective locations.  The move follows […]

Carol Jean Sherwood…October 21, 1957 – January 23, 2019

Carol Jean Sherwood…October 21, 1957 – January 23, 2019

    The Good Lord took another Angel home. Carol Jean Sherwood left her family and friends to ride horses in heaven on January 23, 2019. She was born in Lamar, Colo., on October 21, 1957 and passed away at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colo., with family by her side. Carol was born to […]

Jerry Lee Ellis…September 11, 1948 – January 26, 2019

Jerry Lee Ellis…September 11, 1948 – January 26, 2019

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident formerly of Two Buttes, Jerry Ellis will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at the First Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Ellis officiating. Per Jerry’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Jerry was born […]

Downtown Decorations Approved

Downtown Decorations Approved

Additional grant-funded flowerpot arrangements will be made available for downtown Lamar in the near future. Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, explained that in the past, Lamar Partnership Incorporated has used a Main Street Mini-Grant for the displays, but DoLA has revised some guidelines which restrict annual and perennial flowers that are perishable with a […]

Full Operations Resume at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Full Operations Resume at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

    La Junta, CO – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site has resumed regular operations as of this morning, January 28th. Please visit www.nps.gov/beol for updated information about the park. Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site would like to thank our local communities, partners, and […]

Paul, the Beatle Tribute Show at LHS February 16th

Paul, the Beatle Tribute Show at LHS February 16th

In a brilliant one-man Beatlemania show, Bob Halligan, Jr. portrays Paul McCartney through his career – as a Beatle and as a solo artist in a singer-songwriter, theatrical format involving music, dialogue and onstage wardrobe changes. The Southeast Colorado Concert Association brings this delightful show to Lamar on Saturday, February 16th at the Lamar High […]

CWCB January 2019 Drought Update

As of January 22nd, exceptional drought, D4, continues to affect southern Colorado covering 2.8 percent of the state, extreme drought, D3, covers 19 percent of the state; severe drought 20 percent and 26 percent is classified as moderate drought. An additional 16 percent of the state is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Forecasters expect a […]

Lamar Honkers at Dub Burgers and Tail Wag‘N Grooming

Lamar Honkers at Dub Burgers and Tail Wag‘N Grooming

    The Lamar Honkers began 2019 with two visits to local businesses this past Friday, January 25th.  First stop was Dub Burgers on South Main Street in Lamar.  Zack and Heather Whisenand have been all over town with their rolling restaurant, but have set up a semi-permanent location just north of Crop Risk Advisors.  […]

Barbara Ann Baker…April 4, 1931 – January 25, 2019

Barbara Ann Baker…April 4, 1931 – January 25, 2019

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Barbara Ann Baker, will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Per Barbara’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Barbara was born […]

Lamar Honkers Regrouping

Lamar Honkers Regrouping

    The Lamar Chamber Honkers, a branch of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce for an estimated six decades, is reorganizing after a lapse of a year. Easily recognized by their mascot, Feathers, the largest goose hunting decoy in the world, the Honkers have acted as a welcoming branch of the Chamber. Periodically, the group […]