RSSArchive for 2021

CSU Extension Announces Youth Photography Showcase Scholarship

CSU Extension Announces Youth Photography Showcase Scholarship

      (Cheyenne Wells, Colo.)  Calling all youth, ages 8-18, in Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers County. Colorado State University Extension Southeast Regional agents have launched an opportunity for youth to showcase their photography skills and have the chance to earn scholarship money as well as display their pictures […]

Ronald Allen Clodfelter…September 4, 1938 – April 14, 2021

Ronald Allen Clodfelter…September 4, 1938 – April 14, 2021

    A celebration of life for former longtime Johnson, Kansas resident currently of Lamar, Ronald Allen Clodfelter will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Travis Horn officiating. Interment will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021 at 2:00PM at the Little Cedars Cemetery […]

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

  Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) acknowledges the importance of educating young children by holding a week-long celebration focused on the earliest learners and honoring those who teach them. This year (2021) is the 50th anniversary—an exciting milestone for this celebration of educating today’s young learners!  Students and […]

Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

  Prowers County was rated Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial. The Dial order is no longer in effect as 0f Thursday, April 15, 2021. On Friday, April 16, 2021 the state issued a new and much less restrictive order. PCPHE will not issue additional more restrictive local orders unless hospitalizations increase significantly. TESTS: 7-day […]

Near Misses for Power Disruptions for Light Plant

Near Misses for Power Disruptions for Light Plant

  The Lamar Utility Board met in regular session on Tuesday, April 13th and approved $786,572 in purchase orders of which $632,781.31 were from Arkansas River Power Authority for the March estimate of power consumed.  Total purchase orders were $808.312.46.  The board also approved payment of monthly bills amounting to $263,215.59. Two bids were solicited […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, February Collected in March, 2021

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report, February Collected in March, 2021

    The City of Lamar enjoyed another month of positive Sales Tax Revenue with an increase of 2.98% for City Sales Tax revenue collected for February, 2021. This translates to an increase of $8,019 over the same time frame from last year. Collections for 2020 were $268,954 compared to $276,974 for 2021. Use Tax […]

Colorado Crop and Progress Report for week of April 11, 2021

Colorado Crop and Progress Report for week of April 11, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry and windy weather was prevalent throughout the state last week as spring fieldwork continued, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, planting preparations progressed but soil temperatures remained cold. A county report noted cold temperatures held winter wheat progress back slightly in […]

Donald “Don” Ray Mason…November 3, 1948 – April 11, 2021

Donald “Don” Ray Mason…November 3, 1948 – April 11, 2021

    A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Donald Ray Mason, affectionately known to his family and friends as Don will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Don was born […]

Lamar Chamber’s Friday Donuts go to Peterson Payne Agency-Farm Bureau

Lamar Chamber’s Friday Donuts go to Peterson Payne Agency-Farm Bureau

    Members of the Lamar Chamber Board of Directors paid their regular Friday visit (with donuts) to the Peterson Payne Agency-Farm Bureau at 313 South 5th Street this past Friday. Peterson Payne is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and provides insurance for home, auto and life as well as farm and […]

Why 4-H, A Credit to Your Future

Why 4-H, A Credit to Your Future

  (Cheyenne Wells, Colo.) Each year Colorado 4-H members participate in a variety of events, learning opportunities, and contests across the state and within their counties. We often see these highlighted in the local newspapers and social media timelines. We smile at the news, applaud the accomplishment, and move on about our day losing touch […]

Dollar General Bid Nixed in Holly Trustees Vote

Dollar General Bid Nixed in Holly Trustees Vote

    The Holly Trustees, by a six to nothing vote, decided not to accept a $70,000 bid from Vaquero Ventures – Dollar General for frontage property owned by the Town.  Action on Resolution 2021-9 was a portion of the agenda for the April 7th Trustees meeting.  The town had put out a bid on […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Lamar Nails and Spa

Lamar Honkers Visit Lamar Nails and Spa

    Lamar Nails and Spa is available for various treatments six days a week at 109 West Elm Street in Lamar. Lamar Nails and Spa is open from 9:30am to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:30am to n54pm. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome and gift certificates are available. Services include several varieties […]

LCC Staff Back on Campus Following Covid Level Upgrade

LCC Staff Back on Campus Following Covid Level Upgrade

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Following a positive designation from the state and weeks of declining COVID-19 cases, Lamar Community College (LCC) is safely returning to campus — completely. Prowers County has been designated as a green county, which indicates the state believes the region is safe to return to many in-person activities and that the […]

Juanita Widener…May 8, 1935 – April 7, 2021

Juanita Widener…May 8, 1935 – April 7, 2021

    A celebration of life for longtime Granada resident, Juanita Widener will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Lamar First Baptist Church with Pastor Darren Stroh officiating. Interment will follow at the Sunnyslope Cemetery in Bristol. A closed casket visitation for Juanita will be held on Monday, April 12, […]