RSSArchive for April, 2021

National Park Service (NPS) Partners to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail.

National Park Service (NPS) Partners to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail.

  Come explore the Santa Fe National Historic Trail and discover two centuries of trail history through a variety of activities hosted by National Park Service (NPS) partners to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Santa Fe Trail. More than 40 in-person and virtual events are planned along the length of the trail—from Missouri to […]

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Napa Auto Parts

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Napa Auto Parts

Hope the Lamar Chamber of Commerce directors brought enough donuts this past Friday for the crowd at Napa Auto Parts at 311 North Main Street in Lamar.  When you need parts for your car or truck, you know where to go.  Napa stocks for automobile, agriculture, truck parts and is your local Cub Cadet and […]

Donald Laverne Rice...July 14, 1928 - April 24, 2021

Donald Laverne Rice…July 14, 1928 – April 24, 2021

Donald Laverne Rice, 92, of Holly, Colorado passed away at his home on April 24, 2021, with his family by his side.   He was born July 14, 1928, to James Luther Rice and Ollie Bell Hightower in Liberal, Kansas. The family lived in Oklahoma before moving to a farm in the Lycan community, south of Holly, […]

May 7th Nurse Pinning Ceremony Honoring LCC’s Graduating Nursing Students

May 7th Nurse Pinning Ceremony Honoring LCC’s Graduating Nursing Students

    (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) will honor its graduating nursing students on May 7 during the Nurse Pinning ceremony, a traditional rite of passage that signifies the completion of their studies and their ability to begin working professionally in the medical field. Nursing students from both the class of 2021 and […]

JC Collins…December 28, 1949 – January 28, 2021

JC Collins…December 28, 1949 – January 28, 2021

  Services for longtime Wiley resident, J C Collins will be held at 1:00PM on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the Wiley Cemetery. JC was born December 28, 1949 at Lamar, Colorado to William Otis and Martha Kindness (Brown) Collins and passed away at Prowers Medical Center on January 28, 2021 at the age of […]

Susan Kay (Snyder) Perkins…December 16, 1941 – April 16, 2021

Susan Kay (Snyder) Perkins…December 16, 1941 – April 16, 2021

  Graveside memorial services for Susan K. Perkins of Pueblo West, and formerly of Lamar will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Fairmount Cemetery with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Susan passed away peacefully at her Pueblo West home surrounded by her family, on April 16, 2021. She […]

State Fair Parade Plans for 2021.  Deadline Nearing for Lamar Days Parade Entries

State Fair Parade Plans for 2021.  Deadline Nearing for Lamar Days Parade Entries

  While entries are still being taken for this year’s Lamar Days Parade at the Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, May 15th, the Colorado State Fair will be back with its own parade this year, August 28th at 10am, covering most of downtown Pueblo. The state fair theme is, “Hometown Heroes and Rodeos”, while Lamar’s […]

Nicholas David Gonzales…March 25, 1993 – April 14, 2021

Nicholas David Gonzales…March 25, 1993 – April 14, 2021

  A Memorial Service for Auburn, Washington resident and former Lamar resident Nicholas Gonzales will be held 11:00 AM, Friday May 7, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. A private family interment of ashes will be held at a later date. Nicholas was born March 25, […]

Birth Announcements:  Flores/Cervantes -/- Grudt -/- Lee

Birth Announcements:  Flores/Cervantes -/- Grudt -/- Lee

    Julian Cervantes and Alondra Flores of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son (name omitted) at 12:34pm at Prowers Medical Center on Thursday, April 22, 2021 with Dr. Skaggs attending.  The newborn weighed six pounds and fourteen ounces and was 17 ¾ inches in length at birth.  Siblings:  Xzaviar Flores, Julian Cervantes, […]

Covid Cases Going Up Again in Prowers County

Covid Cases Going Up Again in Prowers County

    The Covid weekly update from the Prowers County Department of Health and Environment indicates COVID-19 cases have recently climbed in the county. The 7-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.10%, up from 3.49% last week (goal is <5%).  There have been 13 cases in the past seven days and 22 cases in the […]

LCC’s Precision Agriculture Program Offers a Fresh Look at Farming Practices

LCC’s Precision Agriculture Program Offers a Fresh Look at Farming Practices

    (Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) Precision Agriculture students are learning the latest and greatest in agriculture education, all for a fraction of the cost that four-year universities charge. LCC offers a 28 credit hour certificate for its Precision Agriculture program, an approach to farming and animal agriculture that seeks to optimize […]

Dr. Maggie Baldwin named Colorado State Veterinarian

Dr. Maggie Baldwin named Colorado State Veterinarian

  Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Maggie Baldwin has been named state veterinarian. In the role, Dr. Baldwin will manage CDA’s Animal Health division through planning, directing and executing all programs, policies and cooperative agreements with other governmental agencies. Implementation of secure food supply plans […]

Court Case Rules in Favor of Lamar Utility Board

Court Case Rules in Favor of Lamar Utility Board

  Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, reviewed the utility board’s lawsuit again SECPA which had a ruling on April 16, 2021.  The three main take-aways from the judge’s decision were: Southeast Colorado Power Association (SECPA) shall cease and desist from providing service to well #7 which is owned and operated by May Valley Water Association. […]

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday, Take That to the Bank!

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday, Take That to the Bank!

      This past Friday, board members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce brought a dozen delectable donuts to TBK Bank SSB at 100 West Pearl Street in Lamar. TBK Bank wants to spread the word that the bank’s lobby is re-opened and ready to assist their clients for residential, commercial and farming banking.  […]

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week

It’s National Work Zone Awareness Week

      DENVER – The 21st Annual National Work Zone Awareness Week is underway, a focused effort to remind motorists and workers alike on the need to be safe and remain vigilant through areas where road construction and maintenance operations are taking place. This year’s theme of “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives” aims […]