RSSArchive for June, 2021

Lamar PD: Residents Be Aware of "SPOOF" Calls

Lamar PD: Residents Be Aware of “SPOOF” Calls

  The Lamar Police Department has received several calls from concerned citizens in regards to fraudulent phone calls from ‘spoofed’ local numbers, including the Lamar Police Department’s main line, as well as other local entities. The parties making the calls requesting personal and financial information are not associated with the department or city, and should […]

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

City Council Reviewing Changes to Proposed Vacant Building Registration Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, following a public hearing on June 28, 2021 regarding the use of FPPA ‘Old Hire’ Pension Funds for fire department retirees, approved using the funds to help fund construction of a future public safety building for the City of Lamar.  The governing board for the fund has been inactive […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper Announce $5.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics

Bennet, Hickenlooper Announce $5.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics

    Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper announced $5.7 million in funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Colorado from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding for RHCs is a part of the Rural Health Clinic […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Favorable Court Decision in SECPA Lawsuit

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Favorable Court Decision in SECPA Lawsuit

    The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session Tuesday, June 29th to discuss the Public Utility Commission’s decision to affirm the recommended decision of Administration Law Judge, Conor Farley, in favor of LUB in its lawsuit against Southeast Colorado Power Association. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted the PUC affirmed all key parts […]

154th Year of State’s Leading Cattle Organization to be Led by Colorado Generational Rancher

154th Year of State’s Leading Cattle Organization to be Led by Colorado Generational Rancher

  ARVADA, Colo – Steve Wooten, rancher from Kim, Colo., was welcomed into his role as the 116th president of Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) at CCA’s 2021 Annual Convention hosted last week in Grand Junction, Colo. Wooten has served on CCA’s Board of Directors for over 10 years, including as CCA President in 2019-2020, and […]

Graduation Exercise for Lamar High School, Class of 2021

Graduation Exercise for Lamar High School, Class of 2021

  The 123rd Annual Commencement of the Class of 2021 for Lamar High School noted 120 graduates this year with activities held at the Lamar Community Building. 2021 Senior Class Officers were Sage Ann Higbee as Head Girl and Devyn Joseph Kincade as Head Boy with Tess Elizabeth Camp as this year’s Valedictorian and James […]

Lamar City Council Prepares for November Marijuana Sales Vote

Lamar City Council Prepares for November Marijuana Sales Vote

    What ballot question will be placed before local residents this November regarding commercial sales of marijuana within the boundaries of the City of Lamar?  A research committee set up by the council to investigate the pros and cons of marijuana sales in neighboring communities made a preliminary report during the city council meeting, […]

Robert F. Crittenden…April 22, 1925 – June 25, 2021

Robert F. Crittenden…April 22, 1925 – June 25, 2021

  A Celebration of Life for Lamar resident Robert F. Crittenden, better known as “Bob” to his family and friends will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the Lamar High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at […]

Natalie Rose Lucero…May 6, 1955 – June 23, 2021

Natalie Rose Lucero…May 6, 1955 – June 23, 2021

    A memorial service for lifelong Lamar resident, Natalie Rose Lucero will be held at a later date. Natalie was born on May 6, 1955 at Lamar, Colorado to Benedicto and Margret (Lara) Lucero and passed away on June 23, 2021 at her home in Lamar at the age of 66. She is preceded […]

Birth Announcements:  Thompson-/-Marquez-/-Vazquez-/-Mendiaz-/-Lopez

Birth Announcements:  Thompson-/-Marquez-/-Vazquez-/-Mendiaz-/-Lopez

  Drew Thompson and Jacklyn Thompson of Holly, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Oren Robert Thompson at 10:15am on June 8, 2021 at Prowers Medical Center with dr. Steven Grover attending.  Oren weighed eight pounds and seven ounces and was 21 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Cory and Linda Thompson, Nikki Herndon […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for June 24, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for June 24, 2021

    The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 1.61% (goal is <5%). This is unchanged since last week.  There have been four cases in the past seven days and six cases in the past 14 DAYS.  There are NO current outbreaks in Prowers County! As of Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 38.7% of eligible Prowers […]

Troy Alan Albert…July 27, 1962 – February 14, 2021

Troy Alan Albert…July 27, 1962 – February 14, 2021

    A graveside memorial for former Lamar, Colorado resident, currently of Fremont, Michigan, Troy Alan Albert will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at the Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section under the auspices of the local V.F.W. and American Legion Posts. Troy was born on July 27, 1962 at Salem, […]

Beverly Fink…September 18, 1934 – June 22, 2021

Beverly Fink…September 18, 1934 – June 22, 2021

  Beverly Ann (Clinton) Fink passed away peacefully on June 22, 2021 in Manhattan, Kansas after a brief battle with brain cancer. Beverly was born in Garnett, Kansas on September 18, 1934 to Fern Ewing.  She, her brother, Richard, and sister, Lois, were raised by her mother and Inez (“Auntie”) and Harry Shores (Fern’s sister […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MAY 2021

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – MAY 2021

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.30 billion pounds in May, up 14 percent from the 3.76 billion pounds produced in May 2020. Beef production, at 2.21 billion pounds, was 19 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, up 18 percent from May 2020. The average live […]

Cattle on Feed Report, June 2021

Cattle on Feed Report, June 2021

  CATTLE ON FEED: COLORADO 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 1,080,000 head as of June 1, 2021. This latest inventory is 4 percent above last month’s inventory and 7 percent above the June 1, […]