RSSArchive for August, 2020

Reynea G. Alaniz…October 13, 1948 – August 26, 2020

Reynea G. Alaniz…October 13, 1948 – August 26, 2020

    A graveside memorial service for lifelong Lamar resident, Reynea G. Alaniz will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Riverside Cemetery with Reverend Steven Murray as celebrant. Reynea was born on October 13, 1948 at Corpus Christie, Texas and passed away on August 26, 2020 at the Lamar Estates […]

Edna LaVerne Melkus…October 1, 1925 – August 30, 2020

Edna LaVerne Melkus…October 1, 1925 – August 30, 2020

    A graveside celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Edna LaVerne Melkus will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the Fairmount Cemetery. Per Edna’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Edna was born on October 1, 1925 at Holly, Colorado to Harvey and Anna […]

Gene Curtis Fletcher…August 28, 2020

Gene Curtis Fletcher…August 28, 2020

        Former Lamar resident, Gene C. Fletcher (91) passed away August 28, 2020 in Newport News, Virginia. Gene was born in Lamar to the late L.C. and Marian Fletcher, long time Goodale community farmers. Fletcher graduated from Lamar Union High School in May 1947 and enlisted in the Army in 1948. He […]

Anna B. and William “Bill” Dodge…Combined Services

Anna B. and William “Bill” Dodge…Combined Services

    A combined graveside memorial service for longtime residents of Granada and Lamar, Colorado, Anna B. Dodge and William “Bill” Dodge will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at the Hillside Cemetery in Granada, Colorado. Bill was born on October 14, 1918 at Carlton, Colorado to James J. and Margaret Sarah […]

Check your voter registration record TODAY!

Check your voter registration record TODAY!

Be sure your information is current and updated! Visit www.govotecolorado.gov NOW to update or even register to vote but do it as soon as possible! Don’t chance a delay in getting your ballot. Colorado ballots will be mailed starting October 9, 2020 so watch for them during the week of October 12-16, 2020 in your […]

PMC Board Upgrading Equipment, New COVID Testing Schedule

PMC Board Upgrading Equipment, New COVID Testing Schedule

    Following a discussion on the replacement of aging equipment, the Prowers Medical Center board of directors decided to lease newer upgrades of both their proposed MRI unit and their nuclear medical camera. PMC, Chief Financial Officer, Steve Gilgan, explained during the August 26th meeting, that the current nuclear camera is 30 years old […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS Pueblo

  Exceptional Drought Conditions Develop Across Portions of Southeast Colorado   SYNOPSIS…  While July brought some abundant and much needed precipitation to portions of south central and southeast Colorado, this beneficial moisture mainly passed by Kiowa County. This, combined with a mainly hot and dry August across Colorado, has allowed for the latest US Drought […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet September 2 - 3 in virtual meeting

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet September 2 – 3 in virtual meeting

  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will discuss the annual review of regulations related to parks and outdoor recreation lands, as well as passes, permits and registrations. The commission will also consider authorizing the use of a Temporary Authorization Number (TAN) as proof of privilege for most division products for up to 45 days; […]

Birth Announcements: Smith

Birth Announcements: Smith

    Bryan Perez and Emily Smith Sena of Lamar, CO announce the birth of their son, Andres Hirving Perez Smith at 9:40am at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 with Dr. Stearns attending. Andres weighed seven pounds and was 20 inches in length at birth. Grandparents: Leoncio and Marcela Perez, Rachelle Smith […]

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment August 26, 2020 OUTBREAKS: Total Current Outbreaks: 2 Prowers County Fair, 5 cases linked. Testing offered to possibly exposed community members. Eagles, 5 cases, closed for cleaning, members and employees linked (4 Prowers, 1 Bent) Resolved: #1. McDonalds Lamar, 11 cases associated, no customers linked. #2. […]

Atty Gen Weiser Announces $5M Funding for SE CO Housing Project

Atty Gen Weiser Announces $5M Funding for SE CO Housing Project

  Southeastern Colorado community colleges get a $5 million boost from Attorney General’s Office to revitalize rural housing, support trades programs Aug. 26, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)— Communities in Southeast Colorado have long faced challenges with blighted housing and shortages on available housing stock. This housing shortage is largely due to the age of houses and […]

LUB Discusses Dismantling of Portions of Lamar Repowering Project

LUB Discusses Dismantling of Portions of Lamar Repowering Project

      Some movement has begun with the dismantling and removal of portions of the Lamar Repowering Project along North Second and East Maple Streets in Lamar. Buyers had been sought for the Project for several years while the equipment has lain idle even since it was determined the coal-fired plant could not live […]

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) LAMAR RE-2 SCHOOL DISTRICT ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 08/25/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We will update you as things change and appreciate your patience. Today, we received notification that a Melvin Hendrickson Developmental Center staff member has multiple symptoms of COVID-19 […]

Birth Announcement:  Painter

Birth Announcement: Painter

    Shelby and Casey Painter of Walsh, CO announce the birth of their son, Ryder Lee Painter at 2:58am at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, August 14, 2020 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Ryder weighed seven pounds and was 20 ½ inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Aleah and Colter Painter. Grandparents: Todd and Trisha […]

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

Lamar City Council Focuses on Water, Housing Project Funding

    Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, provided the Lamar City Council with an update of some on-going projects during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, August 24th. The earlier meeting, scheduled for August 10th was cancelled and as such, the city sales tax revenue report was delayed to this current meeting. Kil said bids […]