RSSArchive for July, 2022

Loretta Rhoades – November 2, 1963 – July 23, 2022

Loretta Rhoades – November 2, 1963 – July 23, 2022

  Services are pending for Loretta Rhoades.  Per family’s request, cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Loretta Marie Rhoades was born on November 2, 1963, in Columbia, Missouri to Lester Eugene Sr. and Yvonne Agnes (Bruning) Rhoades.  She passed away on July 23, 2022, in Lamar, Colorado at the age of […]

Roy Bock – April 20, 1972 – July 23, 2022

Roy Bock – April 20, 1972 – July 23, 2022

Services for Roy Bock will be held at a later date.  Per family’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Roy Gay Harold Bock was born on April 20, 1972, to Theodore and Donna (Mathews) Bock.  On July 23, 2022, the lives of Roy and his ex-wife, Loretta, were tragically taken; […]

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES-2021  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES-2021  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $392.9 billion for 2021, up from $366.2 billion in 2020.  The 2021 total farm production expenditures are up 7.3 percent compared with 2020 total farm production expenditures.  For the 17-line items, fifteen showed an increase from previous year, while two showed a decrease. The four largest […]

Phyllis C. McAlister – August 10, 1969 – July 26, 2022

Phyllis C. McAlister – August 10, 1969 – July 26, 2022

    Services for Phyllis McAlister will be held at a later date.  Per her request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Phyllis C. McAlister was born on August 10, 1969, in Lamar, Colorado to Olan Gale McAlister and Alberta (Cook) Roberts.  She passed away on July 26, 2022, at her […]

Donald “Don” Lee Gamble – January 17, 1948 – July 29, 2022

Donald “Don” Lee Gamble – January 17, 1948 – July 29, 2022

  A celebration of life for lifelong Lamar resident, Donald Lee Gamble, will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section. Visitation for Don will be held on Wednesday, […]

Johnnie “John” N. Sailors – August 18, 1932 – July 28, 2022

Johnnie “John” N. Sailors – August 18, 1932 – July 28, 2022

    A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident John Sailors will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd officiating. A private family interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. Visitation for John will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 2:00PM […]

King W. Gomez – July 2, 1971 – July 27, 2022

King W. Gomez – July 2, 1971 – July 27, 2022

    A mass for former Lamar, Colorado resident currently of Pueblo, Colorado, King W. Gomez will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Joseph Lawrence as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at the […]

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

  As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers active duty military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of August. Military members and veterans, resident and nonresident, can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of […]

Ribbon Cutting Held for MRI Unit at PMC

Ribbon Cutting Held for MRI Unit at PMC

    “After several years of planning, we’re celebrating the official grand opening of Prowers Medical Center’s MRI unit with our ribbon cutting,” said PMC, Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bryant during the ceremony Wednesday morning, July 27th at the hospital. “This new suite will provide a more comfortable experience for our patients, faster testing times […]

Shooting Victims Named in Lamar Triple Shooting

Shooting Victims Named in Lamar Triple Shooting

(July 27, 2022—Lamar, CO)—Through the Prowers County Coroner’s Office and Lamar Police Department, the names of those involved in the triple shooting in Lamar, Colorado have been released. 24-year-old Jourden White shot three people living in the Lamar Apartments (700 Block of Mullen St.) in Lamar just before 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd.  White […]

Trailer Sway is Not Okay - Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

Trailer Sway is Not Okay – Colorado State Patrol Reminds Recreationalists to Load Properly

  Super Cruising (Colorado) – Seeing a camper, boat or trailer swiftly moving side to side as it is pulled down the road can put the fear into most passing motorists for good reason, it can be deadly. Ensuring that a vehicle is hitched safely, distributing the weight on the trailer or camper properly and […]

Jose “Joey” Luis Linares – September 10, 1982 – July 26, 2022

Jose “Joey” Luis Linares – September 10, 1982 – July 26, 2022

    A private family celebration of life for lifelong Lamar resident, Jose Luis Linares affectionately known to his family and friends as Joey, will be held at the Peacock Family Chapel. Joey was born on September 10, 1982 at Lamar, Colorado to Victor and Carmen Linares and passed away on July 26, 2022 at […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending July 24, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending July 24, 2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Harvest of winter wheat approached completion in several counties by the end of the week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 82 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down one percentage point from the previous week. […]

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

On Sunday, July 17, turbine T-3 tripped offline due to a generator fault.  The turbine was scheduled for generator main bearing and collector ring replacement and IPS Wind Turbine Services was on site as of Monday, July 25th to effect repairs and replacements. Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh also reviewed the power loss from Tuesday, […]

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

      VA ECHCS provides health care to Veterans in Eastern Colorado and surrounding states. Through a series of resource, Veterans, along with their spouses and caregivers, will get one-on-one support with understanding, accessing and using VA benefits and services. VA ECHCS Director Michael Kilmer will finish the fairs with town halls, encouraging an […]