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Letter to Editor:  Re: Impact of Closing of Private Prisons of S.E. Colorado

Letter to Editor: Re: Impact of Closing of Private Prisons of S.E. Colorado

  Dear Editor:  In the past legislative session HB20-1019 was introduced and passed to find ways to close private prisons in Colorado. Due to the pandemic shutdown this was placed on hold with just a study to commence.   Crowley County relies on their private prison to furnish 54% of the tax base while Bent […]

Polis Sends Letter to Ag Secretary Requesting Emergency Relief

Polis Sends Letter to Ag Secretary Requesting Emergency Relief

  To: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue From: Jared Polis, Governor, State of Colorado Date: September 28, 2020 RE: Emergency Relief Needed for Colorado Producers Dear Honorable Secretary Perdue, Farmers and ranchers in Colorado are suffering deep financial losses due to persistent drought conditions, extreme weather events, and compounding disasters. Our state’s producers report […]

Get Ready to Vote, Election Ballots are Being Mailed Soon

Get Ready to Vote, Election Ballots are Being Mailed Soon

    2020 General Election ballots will be automatically mailed to each eligible elector during the week of October 12-16, 2020. You can check your voter registration record, do a change of address, and register to vote for this 2020 General Election at: www.govotecolorado.gov or contact our Clerk and Recorder’s Office at: 719-336-8011 or e-mail […]

Jessie Ybarra…January 9, 1944 – September 17, 2020

Jessie Ybarra…January 9, 1944 – September 17, 2020

    A mass of a Christian burial for former Lamar, Colorado resident currently of Lubbock, Texas, Jessie Ybarra will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Soosai as celebrant. The rosary service will be held prior to the mass […]

Covid Restrictions Reduced, Cases Stay Steady from Last Week

Covid Restrictions Reduced, Cases Stay Steady from Last Week

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department released its weekly update showing the Covid cases in the county held firm at 94 from this week to last. There were three cases reported between September 15th and the 29th and zero cases between September 22nd and the 29th. The county is now listed […]

Lamar Utility Board Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Hike

Lamar Utility Board Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Hike

  Andrew Ross, Rate Consultant of Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, provided an updated cost of service and rate design presentation for the Lamar Utility Board prior to its move into a public hearing for proposed changes to the current electric rate schedule on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. He, along with Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin […]

Motels are in the Works

Motels are in the Works

  As the Cow Palace Inn on the west side of North Main Street is currently being refurbished, plans are underway to build a new motel across from it on the east side of North Main, a Best Western Inn and Suites. And there could be another distant future motel project with the city council’s motion […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending September 27, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending September 27, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Overall, conditions were once again warm and dry in the state during the past week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Minor amounts of precipitation were received in some areas, but on average, there were seven days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending […]

Louis R. “Louie” White…February 22, 1931 – September 28, 2020

Louis R. “Louie” White…February 22, 1931 – September 28, 2020

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Louis R. White, affectionately known to his family and friends as Louie, will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, October 5, 2020 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Per Louie’s wishes cremation will take place and there will be no […]

Victor Vigil…November 19, 1999 – September 23, 2020

Victor Vigil…November 19, 1999 – September 23, 2020

    A private family Mass of Christian Burial and Rosary will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Father Henry Wertin as Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery. Victor Damian Vigil was born on November 19, 1999 in La Junta, Colorado to Anita Vigil. He passed […]

Gary Dean Moulder…June 20, 1966 – September 26, 2020

Gary Dean Moulder…June 20, 1966 – September 26, 2020

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Wiley resident, Gary Dean Moulder will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley, Colorado. Per Gary’s wishes cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Gary was born on June 20, 1966 at Lamar, Colorado […]

Open House for Southeast Health Group, New Life for Old Landmark

Open House for Southeast Health Group, New Life for Old Landmark

    Southeast Health Group celebrated an open house in Lamar to highlight the new location for their multi-purpose mental health services in southeast Colorado. Built in 1902 at the corner of Main and Poplar Streets in Lamar, the former Davis Hotel has also been known over the years as the Kelsey Hotel and then […]

Demetrio Montoya…December 15, 1946 – September 25, 2020

Demetrio Montoya…December 15, 1946 – September 25, 2020

    A graveside celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Demetrio Montoya will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, October 2 , 2020 at the Riverside Cemetery with Pastor Manuel Tamez of the Life Center Foursquare Church officiating. Visitation for Demetrio will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 1:00PM until 5:00PM at […]

CSP Investigates Roll-over Crash on Hwy 196 in Prowers County

CSP Investigates Roll-over Crash on Hwy 196 in Prowers County

  On Saturday, September 26, 2020 at approximately 05:48 am, a 1997 white GMC Suburban, driven by 19 year old Dakota Owens of McClave, CO, was eastbound on Prowers County Road 196, located west of Prowers County Road 5. Owens lost control of the vehicle and went off the left side of the roadway. The […]

Colo. Corn Growers Association Welcomes Next Generation Fuels Act

Colo. Corn Growers Association Welcomes Next Generation Fuels Act

  [Greeley, CO — September 24, 2020] The Colorado Corn Growers Association today said legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives will boost long term corn demand for clean, affordable ethanol. The Next Generation Fuels Act recognizes the high octane, low carbon benefits of corn ethanol.  “The introduction of the Next Generation Fuels Act […]