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VA Opens Health Care Eligibility for Vietnam, Gulf War, Post-9/11 Vets Under PACT Act

VA Opens Health Care Eligibility for Vietnam, Gulf War, Post-9/11 Vets Under PACT Act

  WASHINGTON — On Oct. 1, The Department of Veterans Affairs expanded and extended eligibility for VA health care for certain Veterans of the Vietnam War, Gulf Wars and post-9/11 era under the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. This expansion increases health care eligibility for generations […]

Lamar Community College

Fifth Annual Boots, Bling and Blessings Fundraiser for LCC

    (Lamar, Colo., September 29, 2022) — Lamar Community College (LCC) Foundation’s fundraiser Boots, Bling & Blessings is in its fifth year and will be held October 22 at the LCC Equine Complex from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Presented by SECOM/Southeast Colorado Power Association (SECPA), the LCC Foundation’s Boots, Bling & Blessings event is a delightful […]

Bennet Welcomes Over $71 Million for 57 Colorado Counties from American Rescue Plan

Bennet Welcomes Over $71 Million for 57 Colorado Counties from American Rescue Plan

  Denver – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed over $71 million for 57 Colorado counties from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF). The ARP appropriated $2 billion to the U.S. Treasury across fiscal years 2022 and 2023 to provide payments to eligible revenue sharing counties and eligible Tribal […]

Grain Stock Report - September 2022

Grain Stock Report – September 2022

COLORADO Corn stocks in Colorado on September 1, 2022 were 10.76 million bushels, up 11 percent from September 1, 2021, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey and September Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Corn stocks stored on farms amounted to 3.10 million […]

Arkansas River Report for September 29, 2022

Arkansas River Report for September 29, 2022

    Arkansas River Basin drought conditions continue to improve, with the U.S. Drought Monitor showing moderate drought in small portions of the lower basin and drought-free to “abnormally dry” conditions across the rest of the basin.   Precipitation The CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow) Network reports the following precipitation amounts for the […]

Letter to the Editor: From Colorado

Letter to the Editor: From Colorado

Colorado is amazing and so are the people who live, work and play here. As the Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, I have the honor of leading a statewide law enforcement agency that provides many services and program in an effort to make our communities safe, particularly our roadways. Every two years we launch […]

Election Information - It’s that time again. . . . . Elections!

Election Information – It’s that time again. . . . . Elections!

  If you have moved and didn’t update your voter registration you could be inactive at this time. Inactive voters will not automatically get a ballot in the mail for this election. Please call the County Clerk’s Office for election information regarding your voting status or go on line to: www.govotecolorado.gov for more information. What […]

Gabriel Nicholas Gallegos – November 8, 1977 – September 22, 2022

Gabriel Nicholas Gallegos – November 8, 1977 – September 22, 2022

Gabriel Nicholas Gallegos, known to most as Gorilla, was born on November 08,1977 in Las Animas, CO to Bennie Gallegos and Solema Sanchez of Amalia, NM. He entered eternal rest with the Lord on September 22, 2022, at the age of 44 in his hometown of Las Animas. Gabriel is survived by his 13 children, […]

Lamar Utility Board Considers 2023 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Considers 2023 Budget

    The Lamar Utility Board approved payment of purchase orders totaling $36,840.94 from a total of $46,471.11 during their September 27th meeting.  Bills amounting to $1,156,886.13 were authorized for payment including $1,039,424.28 for electricity from Arkansas River Power Authority.  One new piece of equipment, a drone, was purchased by the plant.  Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 9-25-2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 9-25-2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cooler temperatures and scattered storms provided some relief across the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Portions of the mountains recorded overnight lows that dipped into the teens, while the eastern plains recorded lows in the 40’s last week. According to the […]

Letter to the Editor:  Re: McClave School Vote

Letter to the Editor: Re: McClave School Vote

  Dear McClave School District Voters, Please join us in voting yes on the McClave School District bond measure for the upcoming November 8, 2022 election, which will cover approximately 11% of the cost of a school replacement project.  If this bond measure is successful, the McClave School District will then seek financial assistance from […]

Dwight Leon Smith – September 10, 1957 – September 21, 2022

Dwight Leon Smith – September 10, 1957 – September 21, 2022

  Dwight Leon Smith (65), a long-time resident of Lamar, Colorado, was called to heaven on September 21, 2022, at 9:21 am.  Dwight was born in Lamar on September 10, 1957, to LeRoy S. Smith and Leah Marie (Reifschneider) Smith.  The third of five children, Dwight grew up in Lamar and graduated from Lamar High […]

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

  Long-time Lamar resident, Mike Duffy, will fill the council vacancy in Ward II, following the passing of Oscar Riley earlier this month.  Duffy, a resident of Lamar since 1980, will take his seat at the next council meeting on Monday, October 10th.  He received a four to two vote on the second round of […]

Joseph Seamon – September 15, 1926 – September 22, 2022

Joseph Seamon – September 15, 1926 – September 22, 2022

  A memorial service for Joseph Seamon will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Rev. Charles Johnson-Kelly officiating.  Per Joe’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Joseph Vernon Seamon, affectionately known as Joe, was born on September […]

Lamar Honkers Quench their Thirst at Colorado Drink Company

Lamar Honkers Quench their Thirst at Colorado Drink Company

    Colorado Drink Company is a first for your thirst!!  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers paid a recent visit to Colorado Drink Company, a new, drive-through business venture at 1610 South Main Street in Lamar. Owner Kolby Brubacher has been in operation for several months, serving customers who are looking for a new […]