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Stephen Noble…August 12, 1955 – September 3, 2019

Stephen Noble…August 12, 1955 – September 3, 2019

  Funeral Services for Las Animas, CO resident, Steve Noble will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Las Animas, CO. Pastor Rod Coulter will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bent/Las Cemetery in Las Animas, CO. Visitation for Steve will be held from 2:00 p.m. to […]

Javier Chacon…February 15, 1996 – September 1, 2019

Javier Chacon…February 15, 1996 – September 1, 2019

  Mass of Christian Burial for McClave, CO resident, Javier Chacon will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, CO with Father Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. Rosary for Javier will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019 also at […]

A Walk on the Safe Side

A Walk on the Safe Side

    School is back in session and drivers should be paying attention to students crossing the main road through Lamar, especially at the Lamar Middle School. Three areas along Highway 287 are using crossing lights developed to heighten awareness of student crossings; near Lamar Community College near the ballfields, at the intersection of Parkway […]

Swisher Appointed to Holly Trustee Board

Swisher Appointed to Holly Trustee Board

    Rod Swisher was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Holly Trustee’s Board during their monthly meeting, September 4th.  He is replacing Aaron Leiker who submitted his resignation at last month’s meeting.  Swisher will fill that seat until April 2020 at which time, he and four other Trustee’s will be up for re-election […]

Lone Star Rider, Riding for a Cure!

Lone Star Rider, Riding for a Cure!

  Rex Covington from Texas has logged in a log of miles from his motorcycle over the past two years, riding and raising donations for diabetes research. He stopped at the office of The Prowers Journal this past Tuesday, September 3rd, to provide an update on his mission, to raise a total of $90,000 for […]

Colorado Elks Foundation Supports Local VA Ride Program, Harbert Top VSO in Colorado

Colorado Elks Foundation Supports Local VA Ride Program, Harbert Top VSO in Colorado

    Funding fell short this year for the annual budget providing rides to medical appointments for area veterans, according to Gary Harbert, Prowers County Veteran’s Service Officer. Harbert explained there were problems with the 2019-2020 grant cycle.  The shortage became known to the Lamar Elks Lodge, which through its contacts was able to secure […]

CWCB August 2019 Drought Update

CWCB August 2019 Drought Update

  August has been warmer than average across the majority of the state and each basin, except for the Republican basin, has experienced below average precipitation. The North American monsoon season has been disappointing in Colorado and other parts of the Southwestern U.S. The monsoon season sometimes results in beneficial moisture for south central Colorado […]

U.S. Forest Service Offers Fall Tours of Picket Wire Canyonlands in September

U.S. Forest Service Offers Fall Tours of Picket Wire Canyonlands in September

LA JUNTA, Colorado – August 7, 2019 – The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into Picket Wire Canyonlands south of La Junta on the Comanche National Grassland. Fall tours begin Saturday, September 7, 2019 and run through October 26, 2019. Tours take place on Saturdays during September and October. These primitive canyons are […]

Construction Around Lamar

Construction Around Lamar

    Several construction projects are becoming visible around Lamar including a facelift to the former Bettiann’s gift shop at 112 South Main Street in Lamar. Interior work has also been in progress through the past year, using some funding from the Lamar Redevelopment Authority. Current owner, Haley May Rhodes requested $10,000 to offset the […]

Boxley of Lamar - 2019 Governor’s Service Awards Recipients Announced

Boxley of Lamar – 2019 Governor’s Service Awards Recipients Announced

  DENVER — Today, August 29, 2019,  Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera presented the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards. The awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community and civic leaders for their outstanding contributions to volunteer service in Colorado. “Service comes in many forms, and we thank all of today’s award recipients for their […]

Jennifer L. Navarrette…March 31, 1989 – August 25, 2019

Jennifer L. Navarrette…March 31, 1989 – August 25, 2019

  A memorial service for Liberal, Kansas resident formerly of McClave, Jennifer L. Navarrette, will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday September 4, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar with Pastor Kevin Alexander of the New Beginnings Church in Liberal and Cory Barnett of Liberal, KS will co-officiate the service. Cremation has taken […]

National Popular Vote Referendum Makes 2020 Ballot in Colorado

National Popular Vote Referendum Makes 2020 Ballot in Colorado

  The Elections Division at the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today, August 29, 2019, that the Senate Bill 19-042 National Popular Vote Referendum has qualified for the 2020 Colorado General Election ballot. Basically, the bill concerns the adoption of an agreement among the States to elect the President of the United States by […]

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% - Usage is record for the state

Colorado seat belt use increases to 88% – Usage is record for the state

      STATEWIDE — More Coloradans will be buckling up when they hit the road for the Labor Day holiday weekend. According to a recent survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt use increased by 2% in 2019. This is the highest rate since record-keeping began in 1997 when the state […]

Open House for Lamar’s VA Clinic

Open House for Lamar’s VA Clinic

    If any Lamar area veterans had health-related questions for the VA, this past Wednesday, August 28th was a good time to ask.  Close to 50 vets, spouses and visitors attended the VA open house at the Lamar clinic at 1401 South Main Street.  VA staff was on hand to explain the medical equipment […]

Lamar Utility Board Advised on 2020 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Advised on 2020 Budget

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that budget talks for 2020 are underway and Capital Outlay will include the scheduled 69KV breaker upgrade, distribution system upgrades, tree trimmings, wind turbine maintenance and safety and training education. An early estimate shows Capital Improvement projects at $985,000 and Operations and Maintenance at $527,500. Purchase […]