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CCA Annual Convention Set for June 13-15

CCA Annual Convention Set for June 13-15

  ARVADA, Colo. – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) 2022 Annual Convention is rapidly approaching in two weeks and we want to see you “steak your claim” in Colorado Springs! This year’s event will be June 13-15, at the Colorado Springs Marriott in Colorado Springs, Colo. This event will be one to remember as industry members […]

Lupita Marquez Receives County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship

Lupita Marquez Receives County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship

Sam Zordel, Prowers County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Lupita Marquez is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Prowers County. CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriffs’ association, offered a total of 31 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational […]

Memorial Day Observance at Fairmount Cemetery (Corrected Article)

Memorial Day Observance at Fairmount Cemetery (Corrected Article)

The American Legion Post #71 and Holly V.F.W. Post #4281 Honor Guard officiated at Memorial Day observances this past Monday in Hartman, Coolidge and Holly as well as the veterans’ section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Despite the windy conditions of the afternoon, several dozen attendees paid their respects with speakers including Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 in Prowers County

Fatal Crash on Hwy 50 in Prowers County

On Sunday, 5/29/2022, at approximately 10:10pm, the Colorado State Patrol was notified of a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Highway 50 at Prowers County Road 7 near Lamar. The crash involved a Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy that was responding emergent to a call (an unknown-if-injury crash in Kiowa County) when a 2013 Dodge Challenger pulled […]

Lamar Chamber Chatter, Spring Events

Lamar Chamber Chatter, Spring Events

  “In taking my first opportunity as Lamar Chamber President to restart the Chamber Chatter, I hope that this will be helpful and informative from month to month as we move forward. I feel it is important for us to continue getting the word out about all the exciting things we are doing! The Lamar […]

Coloradans Receiving Tax Windfall Later this Year

Coloradans Receiving Tax Windfall Later this Year

  With the recent signing of Senate Bill 233, Colorado taxpayers will be at least $500 mailed to them by the state this September.  Governor Jared Polis signed the bill into law on Monday, May 23rd. Under the bill, 85% of excess state revenue collected in 2021 will be used for the rebate which usually […]

Lamar Utility Board Updated on Ft Lyon Power Feed

Lamar Utility Board Updated on Ft Lyon Power Feed

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told the Lamar Utilities Board, a power feed to the burn area in Ft. Lyon was discontinued on Wednesday, May 11th due to a wildfire in that area which began on Pail 12th.  The fire, he said, burned 4 – 55 foot, class 1 wooden poles and […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 22, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 22, 2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Wet conditions and cooler temperatures late in the week provided reprieve to some northern and eastern counties, while western counties remained distressingly dry last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 93 percent of the State is under drought […]

Jarrod J. Thomeczek – October 21, 1980 – May 23, 2022

Jarrod J. Thomeczek – October 21, 1980 – May 23, 2022

    A come and go celebration of life for lifelong Lamar resident, Jarrod J. Thomeczek, will be held at a later date at Jarrod’s home. Per Jarrod’s request cremation will take place. Jarrod was born on October 21, 1980 at Lamar, Colorado to Elsie (Vargas) Thomeczek and passed away on May 23, 2022 at […]

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

Ark Valley Conduit on Fast Track

  Bill Long and Lee Miller, representing the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District, told the Lamar City Council an influx of federal funds has allowed the Arkansas Valley Conduit to move forward on its construction date.  The Conduit, first proposed in 1962, has been treading water for half a century or more until the past […]

Lamar School District Offering Lamar Thunder as Mascot Alternative

Lamar School District Offering Lamar Thunder as Mascot Alternative

The Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs ruled the newly offered Lamar Savage mascot and logo (Savage Thunder) does not meet with the Commission’s approval.  The Re-2 district school board made its most recent presentation to the CCIA on Friday, April 15th via Zoom, during which Superintendent, Dr. Chad Krug used the five-minute allotted time slot […]

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

Chilly and Wet Forecast Doesn’t Deter Turnout for 2022 Lamar Days

    You can only plan around the weather here in southeast Colorado.  That’s what the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Rod Run organizers, parade entrees and various vendors had to do in light of the forecast for this past Friday and Saturday for Lamar Days, 2022. But, no matter the weather, folks turn out!  The […]

Historic Amache Pilgrimage

A rainy, chilly Saturday didn’t deter visitors from attending the annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage in Granada this past Saturday, May 21st, following a two-year gap due to the Covid pandemic.  The recent passage of the Amache National Historic Site Act by President Biden and an opportunity for an in-person visit, brought a strong attendance of […]

The Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration Hosting First Public Memorial Day Ceremonies Since 2019.

The Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration Hosting First Public Memorial Day Ceremonies Since 2019.

  Veterans, families and the public are welcome to attend in-person traditional VA Memorial Day ceremonies held May 28 through May 30 to commemorate the nation’s fallen service members. NCA maintains 155 national cemeteries and 34 soldiers’ lots and monument sites in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The public is invited to attend ceremonies at […]

Regional Collaboration Yields 83 New Homes

Regional Collaboration Yields 83 New Homes

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED), Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDD), 4Points Funding, and Bywater Development LLC held groundbreaking for High Prairie Homes, a southeast Colorado workforce housing development project, on May 25 at 1:30 p.m., Las Animas, Colorado, at Memorial Field (just east of the John Rawlings Museum).     Housing in the southeastern […]