RSSArchive for November, 2021

Linda Huff – October 2, 1944 – November 20, 2021

Linda Huff – October 2, 1944 – November 20, 2021

  A private family graveside service for longtime Holly, Colorado resident, Linda Huff will be held at the Holly Cemetery with Reverend Kathy Leathers of the Holly United Methodist Church officiating. A public memorial service for Linda will be held in April 2022. Per the family’s request there will be no visitation. Linda was born […]

Council Approves Land Purchase

Council Approves Land Purchase

    The Lamar City Council approved buying two, twenty-foot parcels of land adjacent to the property at 1002 North Main Street.  During a prior meeting on November 8th, the council expressed its willingness for the purchase, but tabled the matter pending receipt of the contracts from a potential business developer and a review by […]

Richard “Rick” Rendon – June 16, 1949 – November 20, 2021

Richard “Rick” Rendon – June 16, 1949 – November 20, 2021

    A graveside celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Richard Rendon, affectionately known to his family and friends as Rick will be held at 1:00PM on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Military honors will be […]

Timothy Lee Fisher – April 8, 1961 – November 14, 2021

Timothy Lee Fisher – April 8, 1961 – November 14, 2021

      Funeral service for Timothy Fisher, 60 of Enid, was Friday, November 19, 2021 at Willow View United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark McAdow officiating.  Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Tim was born on April 8, 1961 in Lamar, Colorado to Earl Dean and Frances […]

Melanie Carol Evans – March 6, 1968 – November 19, 2021

      Melanie Carol Evans, 53, resident of Owasso, Oklahoma passed away November 19, 2021. Melanie was born on March 6, 1968, to George and Billie Woodward. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her. Melanie was preceded in passing by her parents, George Clayton Woodward and Billie Jane Woodward (Anderson), […]

DAR, Fort William Bent Chapter Celebrates 101 Years

DAR, Fort William Bent Chapter Celebrates 101 Years

      October Meeting: Kent Brooks, Historian and grandson of Baca County Sheriff Robert Luther Huckaby (1951-1955) kicked off the year of celebration from outlines and photos from his new upcoming book titled “Letters Stories and Incidents form the Santa Fe Trail ~ The Bent Fort Years 1833-1849”. Following a luncheon at the Third […]

Route for the 2021 Annual Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights

Route for the 2021 Annual Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights

    The annual Parade of Lights will begin at 6pm on Friday, December 3rd.  All entries will line up at the Lamar Swimming Pool parking lot.  The route will begin on Parkview Street to East Cedar, turning west to 4th Street and proceed north onto Oak Street.  From Oak, the route will head to […]

Moonlight Madness People Choice Awards

Moonlight Madness People Choice Awards

      The Lamar Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the participants in the Moonlight Madness, “People’s Choice Awards” for the best decorated window display this year. Rose Garcia took 3rd place for the High Plains Insurance drawing, Ginger Coberley and Jocelyn Rayne accepted the 2nd place prize for Darlene Mancia and 1st place went […]

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2021

  Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.4%; Colorado Job Recovery Continues to Outpace U.S.   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in October to 5.4 percent. The national unemployment rate also declined by two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.6 percent. Other […]

Mollie Pettinger – February 8, 1930 – November 16, 2021

Mollie Pettinger – February 8, 1930 – November 16, 2021

Mollie L. Pettinger, affectionately known as Blondie, passed away on November 16, 2021 in Wheat Ridge, Colorado at the age of 91.  Mollie was born on February 8, 1930 in La Junta, Colorado to Albert Vernon and Molly (Lorenz) Jones. Blondie was known for her spirited personality and infectious smile.  She commonly stated, “I’m old […]

Stanley Joseph “Joe” Patrick, Jr. – March 20, 1940 – November 10, 2021

Stanley Joseph “Joe” Patrick, Jr. – March 20, 1940 – November 10, 2021

    A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Stanley Joseph Patrick Jr., affectionately known as Joe Patrick will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Las Animas/Bent County Cemetery in Las Animas, […]

Alice Stuart – November 4, 2021

Alice Stuart – November 4, 2021

    Funeral Services for Alice Stuart will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021 at the Seed and Supply Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Nathan Gumke officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery.  Visitation for Alice will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, […]

New MRI Unit Arrives at Prowers Medical Center

New MRI Unit Arrives at Prowers Medical Center

  The long-awaited MRI unit, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, arrived at Prowers Medical Center this past Tuesday, November 16th.  Amber Rider, Project Manager for Prowers Medical Center, provided a detailed tour of the new offices and suites that will accommodate the 10,000-pound imaging unit and associated equipment.   MRIs help providers diagnose various diseases and injuries, […]

CPW Accepting Applications for Shooting Range Grants through February 1

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting applications for shooting range construction and improvements through the Shooting Range Grant Development Program. The program is the largest of its kind in the nation and has supported dozens of shooting range improvement projects across Colorado. An estimated $600,000 will be available in the 2022 […]

Victor “Sito” Vargas – July 23, 1958 – November 17, 2021

Victor “Sito” Vargas – July 23, 1958 – November 17, 2021

  A Mass of Christian Burial for longtime Lamar resident, Victor Vargas will be held at 2:00PM on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Matthew Wertin as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at 1:30PM at the church with […]