RSSArchive for 2021

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for Beef Bill Officially Introduced (S. 2716)

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for Beef Bill Officially Introduced (S. 2716)

  Billings, Mont. – On Monday, Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), for himself and for Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mike Rounds, (R-S.D.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the “American Beef Labeling Act of 2021,” which is now officially numbered as Senate Bill 2716 (S.2716). Senate Bill 2716 reinstates beef as among the numerous food commodities currently […]

City of Lamar Administrator Candidate's List Narrows

City of Lamar Administrator Candidate’s List Narrows

  LAMAR, CO (September 21, 2021) – Continuing its search that began earlier this Summer, the City of Lamar has narrowed the field for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council will be hosting a public meet and greet with the Candidates […]

November General Election Information

November General Election Information

      November 2, 2021 Coordinated Election will be an all mail-in ballot delivery.   Ballots will be mailed to all actively registered electors the week of October 11 – 15, 2021. How do I return my ballot? After receiving your ballot in the mail, you may vote and return it in the return envelope […]

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

    Prowers County Public Health and Environment notes there are now 1,448 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Prowers County with 103 hospitalizations and 25 deaths in people who tested Positive for COVID-19.  All hospitalizations and deaths have been in the unvaccinated population. Modeling shows that an estimated 1 in 40 people are currently infectious […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Sept 19th

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Sept 19th

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions were mostly ideal for fieldwork and harvest activities last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, the fourth cutting of alfalfa began. Soil moisture supplies remained short. In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest progressed quickly last week.  Sugarbeet harvest in […]

Chamber Donut Friday at Grett Electric

Chamber Donut Friday at Grett Electric

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce board of directors came knocking on Grett Electric’s door this past Friday at 207 East Maple Street, bearing donuts to celebrate the end of a week. Grett Electric was established on June 1st, 1990 by Elmer Grett and has been family owned and operated since day one, serving […]

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

  A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

Braden Travis Black…November 4, 2005 – September 17, 2021       

Braden Travis Black…November 4, 2005 – September 17, 2021       

  A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Wiley resident, Braden Travis Black will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, October 1, 2021 at the Prowers County Fairgrounds Pavilion with Brett Ackerman officiating. In memory of Braden the family asks that you wear your boots and camo to the services. Braden was born on […]

Birth Announcements:  Smith – Marin/Flores - Huffman

Birth Announcements:  Smith – Marin/Flores – Huffman

    Alyssa Ybarra and Richard Smith of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklynn Nicole Smith at 2:32am at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, September 17, 2021 with Dr. Korkis attending.  Brooklynn weighed eight pounds and five ounces and was 20 ¼ inches in length at birth.  Siblings:  Collin and Amena.  Grandparents:  […]

Trooper Tips - Is It Winter Driving Season Already

Trooper Tips – Is It Winter Driving Season Already

  I guess it’s that time of year to make sure everyone is ready for the impending snow season.  This is mostly a list of making sure you haven’t taken anything out of your vehicles that you may need when you are traveling this winter. Let’s go over the basics.  Are your tires in good […]

Ariel O. Berndt…October 22, 1990 – September 16, 2021

Ariel O. Berndt…October 22, 1990 – September 16, 2021

  A Memorial Celebration of Life for Lamar resident Ariel Berndt will be held on October 22, 2021 at a location to be determined. Ariel was born on October 22, 1990 in Denver, Colorado and passed away at Colorado Springs, CO on September 16, 2021 following her courageous battle with cancer. Ariel was 30 years […]

Norman G. Haney…July 13, 1969 – September 16, 2021

Norman G. Haney…July 13, 1969 – September 16, 2021

  The Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rev. Steven Murray officiating. A Rite of Committal will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Deacon Allan Medina will recite the Rosary at 9:30 AM prior to the Mass. […]

Melvin Ray Lauderdale…December 6, 1960 – September 15, 2021             

Melvin Ray Lauderdale…December 6, 1960 – September 15, 2021            

A celebration of life memorial service for lifelong Lamar resident, Melvin Ray Lauderdale will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker officiating. Inurnment will follow at the McClave Cemetery. Per Melvin’s request cremation will take place. Melvin was born on December 6, 1960 at Eads, […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021

    Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in August to 5.9 percent. This marks the first time since March 2020 that the state’s unemployment rate has been below six percent. The national unemployment rate also declined by two-tenths of a […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operation Report - September 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operation Report – September 2021

  ARPA Board Reviews Preliminary 2022 Budget: A preliminary budget was presented to the ARPA Board of Directors at its August 26 meeting. The budget includes total revenues of $30.4 million, power supply costs of $14.3 million, transmission costs of $3.5 million, A&G costs of $1.4 million, and debt service costs of $8.3 million. This […]