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Jerry J. Freed…April 21, 1953 – January 14, 2020

Jerry J. Freed…April 21, 1953 – January 14, 2020

  A celebration of life memorial service for Lamar resident, Jerry J. Freed will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Per Jerry’s request cremation will take place and there will be no viewing. Jerry was born […]

PEP Begins 2020 Focus

PEP Begins 2020 Focus

    The first Prowers Economic Development (PEP) meeting of 2020 was conducted in the economic development organization’s new headquarters at 223 South Main Street in Lamar. Tara Hosick, Interim Executive Director, welcomed the board and delegates as well as Clifford Boxley, the 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, who represented the organization with his […]

Birth Announcements: Sailors -/- McSwan

Birth Announcements: Sailors -/- McSwan

    Chad and Kayla Sailors of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, John Edwin Sailors at 8:34am at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, January 17, 2020 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. John weighed seven pounds and three ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Livia Sailors. Grandparents: John and Priscilla […]

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

    Eric Niemeyer, Chief Executive Officer of High Plains Community Health Center, outlined the possibilities of developing a covered swimming pool for the Prowers County Commissioners Tuesday, January 14th. He approached the Lamar City Council in September with a memorandum of understanding to become a partner in financing a feasibility study for the project […]

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th - 5th

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th – 5th

      Bent’s Old Fort will be closed on Tuesday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 5th. The closure will allow the National Park Service’s High Plains Group of parks– Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument, and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site—annual training and meeting time to discuss park operations. […]

Syracuse Dairy Adding Beef Cattle to Holly Operation

Syracuse Dairy Adding Beef Cattle to Holly Operation

    The Prowers County Planning Commission, following a public hearing on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, approved the request from Syracuse Dairy in Holly for an amendment to their Special Use Permit. The dairy intends to add about 20,000 head of beef cattle on their 610 acre operation south of Holly. The dairy consists of […]

Birth Announcement: May

Birth Announcement: May

  Nathan and Jackie May or Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Maddux Clay May at 5:41pm at Prowers Medical Center on Saturday, January 11, 2020 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Maddux weighed seven pounds and was 20 ½ inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Brecklyn May. Grandparents: J.W. and Jamie Rodgers and Tim […]

Robert Ybarra…March 11, 1945 – January 10, 2020

Robert Ybarra…March 11, 1945 – January 10, 2020

  Robert Joe Ybarra, known to most as Bobby, was born on March 11, 1945 in Pueblo Colorado and raised by his parents, Sostenes and Audrey (Cortinez) Ybarra.  He passed away with his family by his side on January 10, 2020 at the age of 74. A celebration of Bobby’s life has already taken place. […]

Jerry J. Freed…April 21, 1953 – January 14, 2020

Jerry J. Freed…April 21, 1953 – January 14, 2020

  A celebration of life memorial service for Lamar resident, Jerry J. Freed will be held at a later date. Per Jerry’s request cremation will take place and there will be no viewing. Jerry was born on April 21, 1953 at Lamar, Colorado to Carl Manuel and Elsie Marie (Hostetler) Freed and passed away on […]

Bonnie L. Smith…February 6, 1935 – January 14, 2020

Bonnie L. Smith…February 6, 1935 – January 14, 2020

    A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Bonnie L. Smith will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation for Bonnie will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2020 from 5:00PM until […]

Lorrie Allen…December 30, 1941 – January 13, 2020

Lorrie Allen…December 30, 1941 – January 13, 2020

    A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Lorrie Allen, will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Wiley United Methodist Church in Wiley, Colorado with Pastor Travis Walker officiating. Per Lorrie’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Lorrie was born on December 30, […]

Pauline Huff…September 7, 1922 – January 13, 2020

Pauline Huff…September 7, 1922 – January 13, 2020

Funeral Services for La Junta, CO resident, Pauline Huff will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Mark Callister officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, CO. Visitation will be held from 1:00- 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January […]

LUB Begins 2020 with Financial Report and Board Candidate

LUB Begins 2020 with Financial Report and Board Candidate

    The Lamar Utility Board held its first meeting of 2020 and approved $707,237.61 in purchase orders from a total of $734,496.38 submitted for payment. Of that the ARPA power estimate for December was $647,508.04. Repairs for the gear box on wind turbine #4 were $17,110.22. Total payment of monthly bills amounted to $1,029,105.05. […]

Local students named to the fall 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students named to the fall 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

        HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the 1,596 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2019 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more […]

Auditions are Open for "Our Town"

Auditions are Open for “Our Town”

    The Trail Blazer Theatre group is open for auditions for one of the most well-recognized plays in America, “Our Town”. Written by Thornton Wilder, the three-act play, noted for its minimalistic stage set, presents the lives of New Hampshire residents, some of whom live and die in a small American town between 1901 […]