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Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

    The City of Lamar Sales and Use Taxes collected for May, 2019 indicated a downward turn for revenues for the city for that month. City Sales Tax was off 2.5% for a drop of $7,455 comparing $297,846 in 2018 to the current figures of $290,391.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down […]

More Downtown Improvements for City of Lamar

More Downtown Improvements for City of Lamar

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the City Council authorize Mayor Roger Stagner to sign price quotes for trash receptacles and benches that will be paid for from the CDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant. The city received a grant of $400,000 almost three years ago from CDOT to fund projects of this nature. […]

Birth Announcement: Hasui

Birth Announcement: Hasui

Cassandra Jimenez and Emmett Hasui of Lamar, CO announce the birth of their son, Blake Nobrou Hasui at 4:09pm at Prowers Medical Center on Sunday, July 7, 2019 with Dr. Korkis attending. Blake weighed eight pounds and was 20 3/4 inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Mathew and Jeremy Jimenez. Grandparents: Vivian and Gene Cave […]

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

    While most of us made last minute plans for July 4th parties, picnics or provisions, a group of hang gliders were at the Lamar Airport on Wednesday, July 3rd, going over their equipment in preparation for another leg in a 1,600 mile north/south, border to border journey.   What had been a competitive […]

Birth Announcements: McComb -/- Aparcicio /- Perez

Birth Announcements: McComb -/- Aparcicio /- Perez

    Ryan and Vanessa McComb of Springfield, CO announce the birth of their son, Declan Ryan McComb at 7:51am at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 with Dr. Foley attending. Declan weighed eight pounds and six ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Layla and Harper McComb.  Grandparents:  Ed […]

Joanne Brown…March 25, 1940 – June 30, 2019

Joanne Brown…March 25, 1940 – June 30, 2019

  Memorial services for Holly, Colorado resident, Joanne Brown will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Kurtis Klinghammer officiating. Per Joanne’s request, cremation has taken place. Peggy Joanne Brown, known affectionately to most as Joanne, was born March 25, 1940 in […]

Serve Colorado Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Service Awards

Serve Colorado Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Service Awards

      DENVER — Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Serve Colorado is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted now through Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm MT.  These annual awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals and community and civic leaders for their outstanding […]

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

  According to the meteorologists it is now officially summer. So that means there will be a lot more motorcycles on our roadways.  So that is this month’s topic. I was a motor officer for the State Patrol for 11 years, so I have a few insights when dealing with this topic.  No matter what […]

Juanita Anderson…July 8, 1927 – June 27, 2019

Juanita Anderson…July 8, 1927 – June 27, 2019

      Memorial Graveside Services for Juanita Anderson will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Haswell Cemetery in Haswell, CO. Per Juanita’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Florence Juanita Anderson, affectionately known to most as Juanita, was born July 8, 1927 in Melrose, […]

Roy Stokes…August 10, 1947 – July 2, 2019

Roy Stokes…August 10, 1947 – July 2, 2019

    Funeral Services for Holly, Colorado resident, Roy Stokes will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Holly United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Leathers officiating. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 7, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at […]

NASS Stats for Corn Acreage and Stocks

NASS Stats for Corn Acreage and Stocks

      Corn Planted Acreage Up 3 Percent from 2018 – Corn Stocks Down 2 Percent from June Last Year WASHINGTON, June 28, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 80.0 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2019, down 10 percent from last year, […]

Southeast Colorado June, 2019 Climate Review, Precipitation Totals

Southeast Colorado June, 2019 Climate Review, Precipitation Totals

    June of 2019 continued to be a roller coaster month for weather across the state, with a few warm and dry spells followed by unseasonably cold and strong weather systems bringing rain, mountain snow and severe storms across the area. Accumulating snowfall was even recorded across the higher peaks on the first full […]

Another Successful, Highly Engaged CCA Annual Convention

Another Successful, Highly Engaged CCA Annual Convention

    The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) held its 152nd Annual Convention this past week at the Steamboat Grand in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With a large attendance and high engagement, this year’s convention was one to be remembered. The convention began with CCA’s ten committee meetings throughout the day on Monday. This year’s committee meetings […]

Lamar Service Groups Discuss Combined Projects

Lamar Service Groups Discuss Combined Projects

      The Lamar Rotary and Lamar Lions enjoyed a joint Friday evening barbecue this past Friday evening, June 28th.  The occasion served to highlight the contribution of new picnic tables for the new pavilions in Willow Creek Park both groups recently made to the City of Lamar. Rotary President, Linda Lujan noted her […]

Alta Mosby…January 20, 1926 – June 29, 2019

Alta Mosby…January 20, 1926 – June 29, 2019

Funeral Services for Las Animas, Colorado resident Alta Mosby will be held at 10:00 a.m. July 10, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Adam Markley officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery.  Per Alta’s request, there will be no visitation. Alta Lenola Mosby passed […]