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National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER— The National Park Service invites the public to participate in one of three virtual public meetings regarding a special resource study of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache, to take place during the following dates and times: Thursday, July 16th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT (6:00 pm – […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

  System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability While Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions LAMAR, Colo. (July 6, 2020) –Atmos Energy is about to embark on another round of pipe replacement projects to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system as well as decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout Colorado. Beginning Tuesday, July […]

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

  Nearly 100 cattle ranchers and industry stakeholders gathered around their computers on Wednesday, July 1 for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Leadership Election and Social Hour. Leaders were recognized and the CCA Board of Directors settled into their new roles; while attendees saw familiar faces and reconnected with old colleagues and friends. The event […]

Donald Coats…November 30,1936 – July 1, 2020

Donald Coats…November 30,1936 – July 1, 2020

  Graveside Services for Donald Coats will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 17, 2020 at the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado. Donald Coats was born the second of three sons to Arlis and Gladys Coats in Las Animas Colorado on November 30, 1936. He spent his youth swimming the Arkansas River […]

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

  The Annual Colorado State Fair Parade, themed “A Walk on the Wild Side” set to take place Saturday, August 29th has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Colorado State Fair Parade is one of the oldest parades in Colorado and is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and its State Fair […]

33 Cases in Prowers County-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE-PCPHE-July 8, 2020

33 Cases in Prowers County-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE-PCPHE-July 8, 2020

  Out case positivity rate is approximately 5.5% at this time. More than 600 tests have been done. Of the 33 cases in Prowers County, six are under 10 years of age, three are from 10 to 19 years, four are from 20-29, three from 30-39, seven each for 40-49 and 50-59 and one each […]

Dorothy L. Myers…June 13, 1938 – July 6, 2020

Dorothy L. Myers…June 13, 1938 – July 6, 2020

    A private family graveside service for longtime Lamar resident, Dorothy L. Myers will be held at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar.  Per Dorothy’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Dorothy was born on June 13, 1938 at Lamar, Colorado to Ralph and Neva (Woodward) Wilson and passed away on July […]

Letter to the Editor-Needed USDA Safety Nets in SE Colorado

Letter to the Editor-Needed USDA Safety Nets in SE Colorado

  US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue US Senator Michael Bennet US Senator Cory Gardner RE: Drought Disaster in SE Colorado & FAILURE of USDA Safety Nets-Emergency Measures Needed Dear Secretary Perdue, Senator Bennet, & Senator Gardner, The past three years have been devastating for farmers in S/E Colorado, due to extreme weather events, that greatly […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Week Ending July 5, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Week Ending July 5, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat harvest advanced quickly in eastern counties last week where conditions allowed, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvested was 36 percent complete, compared to 7 percent last year and 20 percent on average. In northeastern counties, severe weather […]

Injury Crash in Bent County

Injury Crash in Bent County

  On Friday, July 3, 2020 at approximately 10:07 am, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Colorado 50 Highway 50, approximately 1 miles west of Las Animas. A bicycle, ridden by 58 year old Russell Holcomb of Las Animas, was westbound on Colorado Highway 50 in the westbound […]

Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission

Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College Nursing Program is waiving the requirement of the Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam as a requirement for admission into the program for the Fall 2020 semester. All other requirements remain in effect, including the successful completion of all prerequisite coursework and GPA of 2.5 or greater. “Now is the best time […]

Colorado State Wildlife Areas: New Rules for Coloradans

Colorado State Wildlife Areas: New Rules for Coloradans

DENVER – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently adopted a rule change, requiring all visitors 18 or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. This new rule will be in effect beginning July 1, 2020. “Colorado […]

CDPHE Amends Safer-At-Home Public Health Order for Pro Sports and Bar Closings

CDPHE Amends Safer-At-Home Public Health Order for Pro Sports and Bar Closings

      DENVER, July 1, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an amended Public Health Order 20-28 for the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors phase. The order is effective until July 30. The new guidance and changes are as follows: Professional sports may resume pre-season […]

Marty Loyd Schibbelhut…March 21, 1960 – June 17, 2020

Marty Loyd Schibbelhut…March 21, 1960 – June 17, 2020

    A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Marty L. Schibbelhut will be held at a later date.  Per Marty’s request cremation will take place. Marty was born on March 21, 1960 in Colorado to Benny Dave and Glo Vee (Brittain) Schibbelhut and passed away on June 17, 2020 at his home in Lamar at […]

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

  The Lamar Library is accepting ten patrons at a time and social distancing will continue to be in place. Reservations are required for most services including use of computers. Your full name, email and phone number will be asked of each patron using the library. Masks will be required to be worn during the […]