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Hands Off the Toys, Grinch!

Hands Off the Toys, Grinch!

  The Colorado State Patrol and Port of Entry volunteers at the Lamar Walmart had an unexpected visit from the infamous Grinch, Friday, November 26th during their annual toy drive the day following Thanksgiving.  Perhaps he was just adding well wishes for a generous season of donations as the last thing you want to do […]

Phyllis J. Caddick – March 9, 1943 – November 24, 2021

Phyllis J. Caddick – March 9, 1943 – November 24, 2021

  A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Phyllis J. Caddick will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, December 6, 2021 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ray Matteson officiating. Visitation for Phyllis will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 from 9:00AM until 12:00PM at the Peacock Family Chapel. Phyllis was born on […]

Antal Bond Vida – March 16, 1986 – November 22, 2021

Antal Bond Vida – March 16, 1986 – November 22, 2021

  Antal Bond Vida passed away on November 22, 2021, in Colorado Springs, CO, at the age of 35. He was born with bright blue eyes on March 16, 1986, at Mercy Hospital in Merced, California. He was the son of Antal Gaspar Vida of Komárom, Hungary, Eur, and Marta Leigh Vida (Poole) of Las […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending November 28, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending November 28, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Extremely dry weather and warmer than normal temperatures continued to deplete soil moisture supplies, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, 100 percent of the state is experiencing abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions. Sunflower harvest was virtually […]

Mervin Arthur Page (Art) – March 6, 1930 – November 10, 2021

Mervin Arthur Page (Art) – March 6, 1930 – November 10, 2021

    Mervin Arthur Page (Art), 91, of Denver died Wednesday, November 10, 2021, in Littleton. Art was born March 6, 1930, in London Mills, Illinois, to Stewart and Lora (Timmons) Page. He graduated from London Mills High School and attended Western Illinois University in Macomb. He served in the Air Force from 1950-1954 during […]

Dolores “Dee” Bigge – August 25, 1934 – November 27, 2021

Dolores “Dee” Bigge – August 25, 1934 – November 27, 2021

    A Memorial Celebration for longtime Lamar resident, currently of Parker, Colorado Dolores “Dee” Bigge will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Dee was born on August 25, 1934 at Stockton, Kansas to Harley A. and […]

Sparrowhouse Ministries Serves those in Need  UPDATE-December Schedule

Sparrowhouse Ministries Serves those in Need UPDATE-December Schedule

  Sparrowhouse Ministries served 540 persons this past Saturday, November 20th from their headquarters at 907 South 3rd Street in Lamar.  While the facility, the former Calvary Baptist Church, offers about 10,000 square feet of storage space, not all of the pantries and freezers remain full.  Directors Joel and Veronica Jacoby said they had some […]

County-/-City Discuss Areas of Common Concerns

County-/-City Discuss Areas of Common Concerns

Lamar Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem, Kirk Crespin and Anne-Marie Crampton met recently with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss some elements of mutual concern; the on-going 3 Mile Intergovernmental Agreement, shared costs to maintain Prowers Area Transit Service and the application of building permits. Historically, county customers receiving city services pay a rate double to […]

Gerald “Jerry” Branes, D.D.S. – April 18, 1952 – November 20, 2021

Gerald “Jerry” Branes, D.D.S. – April 18, 1952 – November 20, 2021

  A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident and dentist, Gerald Branes, D.D.S., affectionately known as Jerry, will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at the Lamar Christian Church with Pastor Ryan Oakes officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at the Ordway Cemetery in Ordway, Colorado. Per […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2021 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2021 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.75 billion pounds in October, down 7 percent from the 5.09 billion pounds produced in October 2020. Beef production, at 2.37 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.85 million head, down 3 percent from October 2020. The average live weight […]

Elmina Lois Gardner – August 25, 1944 - November 18, 2021

Elmina Lois Gardner – August 25, 1944 – November 18, 2021

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Elmina Lois Gardner will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the First Southern Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Floyd officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Elmina was born on August 25, 1944 in Lamar, Colorado to Gilbert […]

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

  Through the end of October, the plant’s wind turbines have generated 10,729.10 MWh’s of electricity which is about 2.89% lower than the same period a year ago.  Crews discovered trace amounts of metal shavings in the gearbox filter of turbine T-4 and they will flush and replace the gearbox oil.  The turbines have an […]

COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE – PCPHE - November 23, 2021

COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE – PCPHE – November 23, 2021

  The Prowers County, seven-day test positivity rate has dropped from 9.88% last week to 7.06% for the current week, according to figures from the Prowers County Department of Health and Environment. There have been 39 cases reported in the past seven days of which three persons had been vaccinated and there were 90 cases […]

Zonta Graphics Against Gender Violence on Display

Zonta Graphics Against Gender Violence on Display

    A first glance makes you think someone has scribbled graffiti on the sidewalk, but once you’ve read the message, you get a different assessment on the situation. This year, as in year’s past, the Zonta Club of Prowers County, a part of Zonta International, is taking part in the 16 day-long Zonta Says […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending Nov. 21, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending Nov. 21, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another very dry week allowed corn harvest to conclude in most areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Only a few counties were still finishing up corn harvest and sunflower harvest continued. Daytime temperatures remained warm and precipitation was minimal. Very few localities received measurable […]