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Anthony M. “Tony” LaCost…October 9, 1981 – May 12, 2019

Anthony M. “Tony” LaCost…October 9, 1981 – May 12, 2019

  A celebration of life memorial service for current Aurora CO resident formerly of Lamar, Tony LaCost, will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM at the Peacock Family Chapel.  As per Tony’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Tony was born on October 9, 1981 […]

First Students Graduate LCC with Construction Trades Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

First Students Graduate LCC with Construction Trades Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

    (Lamar, CO) – LCC is pleased to announce that five students have successfully completed their Construction Trades Associate of Applied Science degree: Bill Williams, Montana Barlow, Hunter Wilson, Krystal Ramsey, and Quentin Coberley. The students completed all four semesters of the program and are the first graduates since the program’s redesign in 2016-2017. […]

Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

Light Plant/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

    Three area students will receive $1,000 each in the 2019 Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Scholarship contest. They are:  Giselle Sanchez from Lamar High School, Blake Wilson from Wiley High School and Jordan Parker from McClave High School.  There were seven applications this year with three from Lamar and McClave and one from Wiley.  LUB […]

Lamar April, 2019 Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar April, 2019 Sales Tax Revenue Report

    Sales Tax revenues were off for the City of Lamar for March Sales and Use Tax collected in April, 2019. City Sales Tax was down 7.15% for a drop of $22,180 while Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down 8.42% for a loss of $29,268.  Sales Tax collections were at $288,187 for […]

Wild West BBQ Cook-Off -2019 Contest Winners

Wild West BBQ Cook-Off -2019 Contest Winners

  “Twenty-eight contests signed up for this year’s Wild West BBQ Cook-Off this year and that’s one more than we had last year,” stated Cindy Bennett, one of the organizers of the event that has been held for the past fifteen years in Lamar. She added the contest needs a minimum of 25 entries in […]

PMC Foundation Gala Honors Frederick Esgar

PMC Foundation Gala Honors Frederick Esgar

    Frederick Esgar, a staunch supporter of Prowers Medical Center, was honored and remembered during the annual Foundation Gala this past Friday, May 11th. The event was two-fold, honoring a man who devoted his time between his family and his community by offering financial support for numerous activities for many years and to help […]

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

New Funding Criteria Considered by LRA

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board considered a funding application from Anderson and Company PC this past Monday, May 13th, but decided to fund a portion, not the full request for HVAC and roof replacements. Angie Cue, Community Development Director, approached the board with the request for $6,603 which would be applied to the […]

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

Council Seeking Extension Agreement on Ambulance Service Contract

  Now that six months has almost past, the Lamar City Council has forwarded a contract extension agreement to the Prowers County Commissioners for the second half of an ambulance service contract which was approved this past December. After some negotiation the County agreed to pay the City of Lamar $60,000 for six months of […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

NWS Pueblo Co – Sat May 11 2019 -/- Abnormally Dry Conditions Remain Across Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain from January through March, has brought significant improvement in the drought that […]

Bobbie Marie Thrall…August 18, 1925 – May 10, 2019

Bobbie Marie Thrall…August 18, 1925 – May 10, 2019

    A private family memorial service for Lamar resident, Bobbie M. Thrall, will be held at a later date.  Per Bobbie’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Bobbie M. Thrall was born on August 18, 1925 in Sitka, KS to Charles Dorsey and Marie Funk-Dorsey and departed this […]

Lamar Runnin’ Lopes Win Region 9 Tournament

Lamar Runnin’ Lopes Win Region 9 Tournament

(Lamar, Colorado; May 13, 2019) On Sunday, May 12, the 2019 Runnin’ Lopes baseball team accomplished something that had not been done in seven years. Facing elimination after a loss to Western Nebraska on Saturday the Lopes won three straight games to capture the 2019 Region 9 Baseball Championship. The Lopes defeated Northeastern Junior College […]

Melba J. Castle…April 1, 1933 – March 28, 2019

Melba J. Castle…April 1, 1933 – March 28, 2019

    A graveside memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Melba J. Castle, will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday May 28, 2019 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Per Melba’s request, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Melba Castle was born on April 1, 1933 in Springfield, CO to […]

Leo Willhite…May 23, 1939 – May 9, 2019

Leo Willhite…May 23, 1939 – May 9, 2019

  Funeral Services for Holly, Colorado resident, Leo Willhite will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Eugene Birt officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Per Leo’s request, there will be no visitation. Leo Andrew Willhite was born on May […]

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

2019 Lamar Days, “Springing the Community Together”

    Activities will run from about sun-up to way past sundown for this year’s Lamar Days Celebration beginning with an afternoon BBQ, Friday, May 17th from 11am to 1pm at the Lamar Comber of Commerce on East Beech Street.  Tickets are available at the Chamber for the burger BBQ as well as healthy and […]

JoAnn Dové…April 18, 1938 – April 28, 2019

JoAnn Dové…April 18, 1938 – April 28, 2019

JoAnn Dové…April 18, 1938 – April 28, 2019 Jo Ann Dové was born April 18, 1938 at Maxwell Hospital in Lamar, Colorado to James E. and Ruth L. Hall of Two Buttes, Colorado. Mrs. Dové passed away on April 28, 2019 at Coimbra, Portugal at the age of 81. A private family graveside inurnment will […]