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Bessie Schale – February 13, 1940 – October 29, 2021

Bessie Schale – February 13, 1940 – October 29, 2021

Memorial services for longtime Lamar resident, Bessie Schale will be held at 11:00AM, Monday, November 8, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment of her ashes will follow at Riverside Cemetery. Bessie was born on February 12, 1940 at Lincoln, Arkansas to Wesley Harold and Dora Mae (Moreland) Smith and passed away at her home […]

CDA seeks input on climate-smart agriculture plan

CDA seeks input on climate-smart agriculture plan

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Colorado farmers and ranchers are on the frontlines of climate change and are leading the way on climate-smart agricultural practices. CDA is working to develop a strategic plan to support the critical work being done in agriculture to address climate challenges faced by all Coloradans. “Colorado’s agricultural producers are innovative, resourceful, and […]

Kathern “Kathy” Noble – May 15, 1953 – October 26, 2021

Kathern “Kathy” Noble – May 15, 1953 – October 26, 2021

A celebration of life for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident, Kathern Noble, affectionately known as Kathy, will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for Kathy will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 1:00PM until 5:00PM at the Peacock […]

Phillip Jimenez – December 3, 1961 – October 27, 2021

Phillip Jimenez – December 3, 1961 – October 27, 2021

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident, Phillip Jimenez will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel. Visitation for Phillip will be held on Monday, November 1, 2021 from 1:00PM until 4:00PM at the Peacock Family Chapel. Phillip was born on December […]

Stockings for Soldiers

Stockings for Soldiers

  Peacock Funeral Home is happy to announce the annual Stockings for Soldiers has started. You can stop by Peacock Funeral Home located at 209 South 4th Street from now until November 19, 2021 to pick up a stocking to fill with recommended items to be sent to soldiers overseas for the holiday season. Stockings […]

COVID-19 Update for October 27, 2021 from PCPHE

COVID-19 Update for October 27, 2021 from PCPHE

  Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the county, as of October 26th, have increased to 1,677 from the previous week of 1,553 and hospitalizations are up to 118, an increase of two in the same time period. The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is […]

Lamar Light Plant Completes Sensor Replacement Project

Lamar Light Plant Completes Sensor Replacement Project

    The Lamar Utilities Board approved $344,287.20 in purchase orders out of a total of $358,642.78 during its October 26th meeting.  Of that, $338,220 was for Sensus meters, according to Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh.  Payment of bills was also approved, totaling $889,662.35.  Of that, $832,268.61 was from Arkansas River Power Authority for power […]

Lamar Moves Forward with Housing Project

Lamar Moves Forward with Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council received an update on the workforce housing program which will construct 60 new houses for essential workers in six southeastern Colorado communities.  During the October 25th meeting, John Fulton, representative for Southern Colorado Economic Development District, said these are pre-sold homes which will be made available first, to those […]

Cattle on Feed Report:  Colorado/US

Cattle on Feed Report: Colorado/US

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 1,130,000 head as of October 1, 2021. The latest inventory was 5 percent above last month and 2 percent above the October 1, 2020 inventory. The inventory included […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition, Week Ending October 24, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition, Week Ending October 24, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities continued across the state last week and precipitation was mostly limited to western counties, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, isolated moisture was received. Feed supplies remained short and producers were actively purchasing hay. Pasture and rangeland was in mostly poor […]

Early In-Person Voting Begins Statewide Today

Early In-Person Voting Begins Statewide Today

DENVER, Colo– Voter Service and Polling Centers (VSPCs) across Colorado are now open statewide for the November 2 Coordinated Election, enabling Coloradans to vote or drop off their ballots in-person.  To date, 313,372 ballots have been returned. “Colorado historically has been engaged in the state’s elections, and we expect that will continue,” said Colorado Secretary […]

Births   - Jones

Births   – Jones

  Eli and Alyssa Jones of Wiley, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Joshua Michiel Allen Jones at 10:50pm at Prowers Medical Center on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 with Dr. Korkis attending.  Joshua weighed seven pounds and nine ounces and was 21 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Rick and Oney Jones, and David […]

Community Development Highlighted at PEP Meetings

Community Development Highlighted at PEP Meetings

    Prowers County communities are being given the opportunity to highlight economic developments for the next several months during Prowers Economic Prosperity board meetings.  While the PEP board continues to focus on essential care housing in the county, other areas of growth are being highlighted in a new series of programs, according to Dr. […]

Arkansas River Power Authority - Business Operations – October 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations – October 2021

ARPA Board Reviews 2022 Budget: The ARPA Board of Directors reviewed its proposed 2022 budget at the September meeting. The proposed 2022 budget includes: • Power Sales Revenues of $30.46 million • Power Supply costs of $14.23 million • Transmission costs of $3.5 million • A&G costs of $1.3 million • Debt Service costs of $8.27 […]

Chris Neises – October 27, 1962 – October 14, 2021

Chris Neises – October 27, 1962 – October 14, 2021

Christopher Paul Neises, father, grandfather, brother, and friend has passed from our earthly bounds. Chris was born October 27, 1962, and passed away October 14, 2021, in Miami, Florida. Throughout his life he was affectionately known by several different names: Dad, Grandpa Neises, Bro, Chris, Paul, Wolfy, and Lone Wolf. Most important was “friend”. Chris […]