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Myrna McGee...October 25, 1938 - December 25, 2020

Myrna McGee…October 25, 1938 – December 25, 2020

  A Memorial Service for Myrna McGee will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Kathy Leathers officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Hartman Cemetery, Hartman, Colorado. Myrna Kay (Hanks) McGee was born on October 25, 1938, in Lamar, Colorado to Evelyn […]

2020 Year in Review – January

2020 Year in Review – January

2020 Year in Review – January  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 […]

Isabell Simpson…February 22, 1939 – December 21, 2020

  Funeral Services for Isabell Simpson will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Rod Coulter officiating. A private family interment will take place at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Current COVID-19 public health orders will be followed. Isabell Morrow Simpson was born February 22, 1939 […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – NOVEMBER 2020 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – NOVEMBER 2020 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.68 billion pounds in November, down 1 percent from the 4.74 billion pounds produced in November 2019.  Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, down 3 percent from November 2019. The average […]

Prowers County COVID-19 Update for December 23, 2020

Prowers County COVID-19 Update for December 23, 2020

  As of 5pm, December 22, 2020, Prowers County Public Health and Environment noted there had been 948 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported including 46 hospitalizations and 20 deaths for those who tested positive for COVID-19. The two age groups showing the most significant numbers, approximately 140 reported cases are 30-39 and 60-69 years. The […]

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

  The Lamar City Council finished business for 2020 with their final meeting of the year, Monday, December 21st with a reminder that city offices will be closed December 24th and 25th as well as January 1, 2021. City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted the Community Development Block Grant of $900,000 for the administration of funds […]

ARPA Business Operations – December 2020

ARPA Business Operations – December 2020

  ARPA Board Adopts 2021 Budget: At its December meeting the ARPA Board of Directors approved its operating budget for 2021 in the amount of $24,790,124. The 2021 Budget supports the Board’s goal to retire its 2010 bonds and to reduce its energy rate by approximately 3.6%. The budget as adopted, will ensure funding for […]

Governor Polis Announces Paid Family Medical Leave for State Employees

        DENVER – Monday, December 21, 2020, Governor Polis announced that effective January 2021, state employees will be eligible for Paid Family Medical Leave program to care for a loved one, welcome a new child into the home, or recover from a serious illness.  “One of the core values of my administration […]

Governor Polis Announces Clemency For 22, Including Parents of Balloon Boy

Governor Polis Announces Clemency For 22, Including Parents of Balloon Boy

    DENVER – Today, December 23, 2020, Governor Jared Polis announced four commutations and eighteen pardons.  “Pardons and commutations make second chances possible for people. As Governor, I understand that granting pardons and commutations is a tremendous responsibility and requires careful consideration of every individual who applies,” said Governor Jared Polis. “These individuals have […]

Bobby Gene Howerton…June 10, 1930 – December 20, 2020

  Bobby “Bob” Howerton was born on June 10, 1930 in Altus, Oklahoma to Merle Thomas Howerton and Iva Lee Boren-Howerton and departed this life on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in hospice care at Weisbrod Memorial Hospital in Eads, CO at the age of 90. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; by his […]

Birth Announcements: Hernandez-/-Zavala-/-Balderrama-/-Garcia

Birth Announcements: Hernandez-/-Zavala-/-Balderrama-/-Garcia

  Angelina Downing and Christian Hernandez of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Noah Rey Hernandez at 4:30am at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, December 14, 2020 with Dr. Coleman attending. Noah weighed seven pounds and six ounces and was 19 ½ inches in length at birth. Grandparents: Alicia Downing, Rob Devoter, Jenny […]

Bernard Wayne Edwards…December 7, 1947 – December 14, 2020

Bernard Wayne Edwards…December 7, 1947 – December 14, 2020

    Per his request, cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at a later date.  Former Lamar resident, Bernie Edwards was born December 7, 1947 in Southbridge, Massachusetts to Maxx W. Edwards and Joyce L. (Norton) Edwards and passed away on December 14, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado at the age […]

Thomas “Tom” Pointon…December 18, 2020

Longtime Bent County resident, Thomas (Tom) Pointon, passed away on December 18, 2020, at the age of 90. Tom was born in Bent County as the youngest child of five, to James (Jim) Pointon and Amy Ham Pointon. He graduated at the age of 16 from Bent County High School in 1947. After attending Colorado […]

Flora Herrera…October 26, 1929 – December 20, 2020

Flora Herrera…October 26, 1929 – December 20, 2020

  A Funeral Mass for longtime Lamar resident, Flora Herrera, will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Soosai as Celebrant. The Rite of Committal will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. A Rosary Service will be held at 9:30 AM, Tuesday, December […]

Toys for Tots Distribution Schedule for 12/24

Toys for Tots Distribution Schedule for 12/24

    The annual Toys for Tots, Food for Families Christmas give-away in Prowers County had to undergo some changes for the pandemic this year. Organizer, Darlene Lopez said gifts and a hot meal will be distributed on Thursday, December 24th in this manner: Holly residents may pick up their gifts and dinner between 9am […]