RSSArchive for March, 2021

No Change Yet on Statewide Mask Mandate

No Change Yet on Statewide Mask Mandate

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department says that while our Positivity Rate is improving, masks are still required until any new notification has been received. There have been 1,172 Covid cases reported as of March 31st with 76 hospitalizations and 22 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The new […]

Richard Shriver…December 2, 1932 – March 28, 2021

Richard Shriver…December 2, 1932 – March 28, 2021

    Funeral services for Richard Shriver of La Junta, Colorado, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Diane Hutson officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Richard passed away on March 28, 2021, at the age of 88 […]

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol, Troop 2C Office is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a City of La Junta Police Department vehicle that occurred in the City of La Junta at approximately 5:55 am. A 2006 Dodge Charger, driven by Christopher Haugen, age 38, of Las Animas, Colorado was northbound on Harriett Avenue […]

Birth Announcement:  Turner

Birth Announcement:  Turner

    Colby and Jaileen Turner of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Hudson Luke Turner at 2:11pm at Prowers Medical Center on March 12, 2021 with Dr. Skaggs attending.  Hudson weighed nine pounds and two ounces and was 20 1/2 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Raegan Turner and Casen Turner.

Governor Polis Extends State Tax Deadline

Governor Polis Extends State Tax Deadline

Governor Polis signed an Executive Order that allows Colorado taxpayers to file their state income tax returns by the extended deadline of May 17, 2021, to align with the deadline extension for federal tax returns. “We want to help reduce the burden on Coloradans by giving everyone more time to file their taxes. Since the […]

Lisa Diane Hampton…April 13, 1954 – March 22, 2021

    Lisa Diane Hampton, (Winters) died unexpectedly on March 22nd, 2021 in Peyton, Colorado at the age of 66. Lisa is survived by her husband, Rick M. Hampton; children, Mark Avery Perkins and Ashley Renee Nowak; grandchildren, Brayden, Holden, and Hailey Perkins, and Caragynn, Felicity, Jewel, and Colin Nowak; siblings, Michael Winters, Paula Anderson, […]

Dorothy M. Courkamp…November 10, 1921 – March 29, 2021

Dorothy M. Courkamp…November 10, 1921 – March 29, 2021

  Funeral services will be held at the Peacock Funeral Chapel in Lamar at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021 for longtime Lamar resident Dorothy M. Courkamp. Internment will follow at Fairmont cemetery. Dorothy M Courkamp of Lamar, Colorado passed away gently at her son’s home in Goodyear, Arizona on March 29, 2021. Her […]

Chamber Directors Take Donut Friday to Golden Plains Insurance

Chamber Directors Take Donut Friday to Golden Plains Insurance

    A dozen donuts were served to Golden Plains Insurance this past Friday by members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, part of their weekly campaign to become better acquainted with members in the community. Golden Plains Insurance provides coverage for numerous areas in your everyday life including personal possessions, home, care, business and […]

If Not You, Then Who?

If Not You, Then Who?

  Each April, during National Child Abuse Prevention Month, communities across Colorado come together to challenge one another to do more to promote healthy child development, strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. We have seen the power people in Colorado have to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of both kids and […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending March 28, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending March 28, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Spring fieldwork continued last week amid scattered precipitation events, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received isolated moisture that supported soil moisture supplies, but warmer temperatures and high winds were also noted. Producers continued preparing for spring planting. Calving and lambing progressed, supported […]

Birth Announcements:  Barrett-/-Black-/-Mestas

Birth Announcements:  Barrett-/-Black-/-Mestas

    Daniel and Brittani Barrett of Sheridan Lake, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Jackson Mark Barrett at 2:01pm at Prowers Medical Center on Saturday, March 27, 2021 with Dr. Korkis attending.  Jackson weighed seven pounds and five ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Steven and Mary Sue Widener, […]

Lamar Community College, Providing Innovations for the Future

Lamar Community College, Providing Innovations for the Future

    Lamar Community College has been creating new educational opportunities for its students over the past year, while at the same time, the college administration has taken steps to improve the overall lifestyle of students for the summer and fall semester. LCC President, Dr. Linda Lujan, explained in a recent interview, that while the […]

Cassandra “Cassi” Dawn Gonzales…September 29, 1988 – March 25, 2021

Cassandra “Cassi” Dawn Gonzales…September 29, 1988 – March 25, 2021

Cassandra Dawn Gonzales, known to family and friends as Cassi, was born on September 29, 1988 in Fort Knox, Kentucky and left us prematurely on March 25, 2021 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A memorial service for Cassi will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker […]

County Fair Board Position Open

County Fair Board Position Open

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents, and/or property owners of Prowers County to fill one (1) position on the Sand & Sage Round-Up Fair Board with a remaining term to expire in February 2022.   Any person living in Prowers County or owning property in Prowers […]

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

  5,200 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in February; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.6%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in February at 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point from January to 6.2 percent. Other highlights from the household […]