RSSArchive for May 18th, 2021

Doyle C. Tucker, Jr…January 5, 1940 – May 16, 2021

Doyle C. Tucker, Jr…January 5, 1940 – May 16, 2021

    A celebration of life for former Baca County resident currently of Lamar, Doyle C. Tucker, Jr. will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment for Doyle will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 2:00PM at the Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, Colorado. Doyle was […]

Johnny Miller…September 14, 1944 – May 16, 2021

Johnny Miller…September 14, 1944 – May 16, 2021

Johnny Alexander Miller was born on September 14, 1944 in Las Animas, Colorado to August and Susie (Weigel) Miller.  He passed away on May 16, 2021 at the Bent County Healthcare Center in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 76. Johnny was born and raised in Las Animas and farmed until 1982 when he […]

CDOT Begins Awarding New Revitalizing Main Streets Grants from Additional State Stimulus Funding

CDOT Begins Awarding New Revitalizing Main Streets Grants from Additional State Stimulus Funding

    STATEWIDE- The Colorado Department of Transportation continues to award Revitalizing Main Streets grants to help communities improve their roadways and community infrastructure, supporting strong economic activity and public safety. The Revitalizing Main Streets grant program began last summer in an effort to mitigate the negative economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis. The continuation […]

Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash Winners, 2021

Lamar Rotary Ducky Dash Winners, 2021

    One of the more popular Lamar Days events is the ‘Ducky Dash’, sponsored by Lamar Rotarians.  The race may finally have found its home after having been held years ago in the Lamar Canal, the Lamar Swimming Pool and now at Willow Creek in the park. This year, 2,500 tickets were sold which […]

Governor Polis Calls for National Park Designation of Amache Site

Governor Polis Calls for National Park Designation of Amache Site

    DENVER- Governor Polis sent a letter calling on the National Park Service to support the inclusion of the former Amache Japanese Internment Camp Site near Grenada, Colorado into the National Park system. The National Park Service is currently evaluating the suitability for inclusion of the Amache site into the National Park system through […]

Pieper Awarded 4-H Scholarship

Pieper Awarded 4-H Scholarship

The 2021 Daniel Kasza Memorial 4-H Scholarship was awarded to Kaley Pieper of Fowler High School.  A ten-year 4-H member, Pieper has been a strong role model and mentor for youth in Otero County and southeast Colorado.  In 4-H, she focused on leadership, community service, and livestock judging. She held numerous offices in both her […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending May 16, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending May 16, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Counties in eastern districts continued to receive good moisture last week while western counties remained extremely dry, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern and east central counties, planting delays continued in areas due to wet conditions. Cool temperatures and overcast weather delayed progress […]

Give a Book, Get a Book-Tiny Libraries are a Big Idea

Give a Book, Get a Book-Tiny Libraries are a Big Idea

    Some people will lend a friend a book. But did you know you have unidentified friends in the community who will lend you a book, even if they don’t know you, or you don’t know them. All you have to do is head to one of several communities in the county and visit […]