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PMC Board Covers 2021 Developments

PMC Board Covers 2021 Developments

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors discussed several projects during their January 27th meeting including a construction update on the nuclear medicine camera laboratory and available funding for the new MRI unit. The completion date for the laboratory should be by the end of March or early April, according to hospital Chief […]

In-Person Business Resumes February 1st at County Offices

In-Person Business Resumes February 1st at County Offices

  In response to Prowers County citizens and businesses remaining dedicated to the safety of our at-risk and elderly residents, the rate of the spread of COVID-19 in Prowers County has slowed. While there have been occasional increases in the overall infection rate, the general COVID-19 spread has decreased since December 2020. Beginning February 1, […]

Alwin “Al” E. Branson…August 21, 1939 – January 27, 2021

Alwin “Al” E. Branson…August 21, 1939 – January 27, 2021

    A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Alwin E. Branson, affectionately known to his family and friends as Al will be held at a later date. Per Al’s request cremation will take place. Al was born on August 21, 1939 at Denver, Colorado to Roland and Bertha (VanMeter) Branson and passed away on […]

Back to Business at a Successful Mid-Winter Conference for CCA

Back to Business at a Successful Mid-Winter Conference for CCA

  ARVADA, Colo.- Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) 2021 Mid-Winter Conference was a great success for re-engaging CCA members and industry stakeholders. Unlike in years past, the event was condensed to a jam-packed afternoon, however, the 250 attendees were able to participate in policy discussions, critical agency and specialists updates, and committee meetings in a redesigned […]

Info on Santa Fe Trail's 200th Commemoration Available for Teachers

Info on Santa Fe Trail’s 200th Commemoration Available for Teachers

  2021 is the 200th commemoration of the Historic Santa Fe Trail. Are you teaching about this? If so, do you need some resources? The S.F.T.A. has several bibliographies, for adults and youth, on our website as well as learning activities for children of all ages. While on the website, check out our Junior Wagon […]

Colorado waters test free of invasive mussels; Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan approved

Colorado waters test free of invasive mussels; Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan approved

  Colorado has mandatory boating inspection regulations in place to help monitor that mussels do not cross state lines. DENVER – After three consecutive years of negative testing, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has removed Green Mountain Reservoir in Summit County from the positive waters list for quagga mussels, a prohibited aquatic nuisance species (ANS). As […]

Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics competes in Salina Ks.

Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics competes in Salina Ks.

  The Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics located in Lamar, Colorado attended the Winter Wonderland AAU sanctioned competition held in Salina, Ks the weekend of January 22nd – 24th. The Wrangler team boasts 26 members of the 449 gymnasts that competed in Salina from ages 7-17 and levels 1-Gold. There were 20 teams […]

Weekly PCPHE COVID-19 Update, January 27, 2021

Weekly PCPHE COVID-19 Update, January 27, 2021

    Based on recent testing, the Positivity Rate is continuing to decline in Prowers County. The current rate is 6.85% down from 7.97% last week and 8.37% the week before. The goal is 5% or less. As of January 27th, there have been 1,112 reported cases and 56 hospitalizations with 22 deaths. For January […]

Trooper Tips: A Rather Blustery Drive

Trooper Tips: A Rather Blustery Drive

    As Winnie the Pooh stated. “It undoubtably looks like a rather blustery day.” As that silly old bear stated so many years ago, it still rings true. We have seen a lot of blustery days this year with some gusts reaching as high as 116 MPH. Wind can affect your travels in many […]

Anna Nadine (Tayloe) Fisher…February 7, 1933 – January 24, 2021

Anna Nadine (Tayloe) Fisher…February 7, 1933 – January 24, 2021

    A private family burial for longtime Owensville, Missouri resident currently of Lamar, Colorado Anna Nadine (Tayloe) Fisher, affectionately known to her family and friends as Nadine will be held at the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Rosebud, Missouri. Per Nadine’s request there will be no visitation. Nadine was born on February 7, 1933 […]

Alexandro Marcelo Ramirez…December 19, 1954 – January 15, 2021

Alexandro Marcelo Ramirez…December 19, 1954 – January 15, 2021

    Alexandro Marcelo Ramirez, known to many as Big Al or Fred, entered into rest on January 15, 2021. He was born on December 19, 1954, to Benito and Grace Ramirez in Lamar, Colorado. Al is preceded in death by his parents, Benito and Grace Rameriz; his daughter Brittany Cartwright; his brother Eddie Ramirez. […]

Richard E. Taulman…October 28, 1941 – January 22, 2021

Richard E. Taulman…October 28, 1941 – January 22, 2021

  Graveside services for longtime Lamar resident Richard E. Taulman will be held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Fairmount Cemetery with Rev. Kathy Leathers officiating. Visitation for Dick will be held from 9:00AM until 11:30AM on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Dick, as he was affectionately known to […]

Lamar City Council Discusses Owner Accountability for Vacant Buildings

Lamar City Council Discusses Owner Accountability for Vacant Buildings

      Lamar City Council members discussed an ordinance, suggested by City Administrator, Steve Kil, that can help officials identify the owners of vacant buildings and the level of the structure’s current code compliance. A 2020 report generated by the city indicated there are over 100 residential and commercial properties in Lamar that are […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, January 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, January 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Minimal moisture received during the month of January resulted in diminished topsoil moisture supplies across the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Overall, the entire state remained in moderate to exceptional drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. Warm and windy weather, […]

CATTLE ON FEED  -  January 2021

CATTLE ON FEED – January 2021

COLORADO  Contact: Bill Meyer (800) 392-3202 The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or  larger was estimated at 1.11 million head as of January 1, 2021. The latest inventory was down 2 percent from December  1, 2020 but up 2 percent […]