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Carl Nobles - June 30, 1947 - August 28, 2022

Carl Nobles – June 30, 1947 – August 28, 2022

      Carl Nobles A private family memorial service for Holly resident, Carl Nobles will be held at a later date.   Per Carl’s request cremation will take place.   Carl was born on June 30, 1947 at Oregon and passed away on August 28, 2022 at the Holly Nursing Care Center at the […]

Donald Ray Tayloe Sr. -  June 17, 1935 - August 27, 2022

Donald Ray Tayloe Sr. – June 17, 1935 – August 27, 2022

    A private family memorial service will be held at a later date for longtime Lamar resident, Donald Ray Tayloe, Sr.  Per Donald’s request cremation will take place. Donald was born on June 17, 1935 at Sullivan, Missouri to Fred Arvil and Emma Lena (Mesger) Tayloe and passed away on August 27, 2022 at […]

George S. Mascarenas July 28, 1945 - August 27, 2022

George S. Mascarenas July 28, 1945 – August 27, 2022

        A mass of Christian burial for longtime Lamar resident, George S. Mascarenas will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, September 2, 2022 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Joseph Lawrence officiating. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at 9:30AM at […]

Colorado FFA Foundation Seeks Nominees for 2023 Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame

Colorado FFA Foundation Seeks Nominees for 2023 Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame

    Greeley, Colo. – Colorado Future Farmers of America (FFA) Foundation is seeking a wide range of nominations to the annual Farm Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame induction. Individuals are encouraged to nominate anyone who is making, or has made an extraordinary impact on Colorado‘s agriculture industry and its allied businesses, regardless of […]

Improvement in Southeastern Colorado Drought

Improvement in Southeastern Colorado Drought

  Monsoon Moisture Brings Continued Improvements in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado   SYNOPSIS: July of 2022 was a warm and wet month across south central and southeast Colorado, as the southwest summer monsoon brought periods of abundant moisture and bouts of heavy rainfall across the region. The monsoon has remained active […]

The Ports-to-Plains Alliance Announces New President and CEO Lauren Garduno

The Ports-to-Plains Alliance Announces New President and CEO Lauren Garduno

    (LUBBOCK) – The Ports-to-Plains Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of Lauren Garduno as President and Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2022. As a supporter of The Alliance’s mission since its inception, Garduno is looking forward to getting involved with the communities and partners along the entire nine-state corridor. “I am […]

12 Centennial Farms and Ranches Including S.E. Colorado, Recognized by History Colorado and CDA

12 Centennial Farms and Ranches Including S.E. Colorado, Recognized by History Colorado and CDA

  Tatsunosuke Hirakata, pictured here holding Gene Hirakata and standing alongside family members Toki and Keiji Hirakata and Suiko Kumagai, began farming south of Rocky Ford in 1915.  (Courtesy of the Hirakata Family). History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture have expanded their annual Centennial Farms and Ranches commemoration to include categories that now […]

Shad Lane Bray – August 17, 1966 – August 1, 2022

Shad Lane Bray – August 17, 1966 – August 1, 2022

Shad Lane Bray went to be with his Savior on August 1, 2022.  He was born on August 17, 1966 in Lamar, CO to Frankie McCaslin and Paul Bray.  Shad lived a life most would never understand, he found his way, and reached his goals and aspirations the long, hard way, but he still accomplished […]

Attorney General Phil Weiser says 7,000 Colorado Student Loan Borrowers to Get Checks from Navient Settlement

Attorney General Phil Weiser says 7,000 Colorado Student Loan Borrowers to Get Checks from Navient Settlement

    Nearly 7,000 Coloradans will soon receive checks in the mail from a settlement earlier this year that the Colorado Attorney General’s Office reached with Navient, a student loan servicer that used widespread unfair, deceptive, and predatory loan servicing practices. The nationwide investigation by a bipartisan coalition of 39 attorneys general uncovered evidence that […]

LUB Approves Transformer Rewiring Project

LUB Approves Transformer Rewiring Project

  The Lamar Utility Board approved $301,192.75 in purchase orders from a total of $313,747.45 during its Tuesday, August 23rd meeting.  The approval orders included $157,000 to rewind a failed transformer which had been discussed by the board in an earlier meeting.  Superintendent Houssin Hourieh said his research showed quotes between $130,000 to $165,000 compared […]

ARPA Funding to Assist EMT Training for County Recruits

ARPA Funding to Assist EMT Training for County Recruits

    Prowers County is attempting to address the shortfall of EMT responders in each community in the county.  To that end, the Prowers County Commissioners met with Lamar Fire Chief Jeremy Burkhart, Heather Burkhart from the LCC nursing program and Ann-Marie Crampton representing the Lamar Community College Foundation. The county has access to ARPA […]

John Lewis Roth – June 26, 1937 – August 21, 2022

John Lewis Roth – June 26, 1937 – August 21, 2022

    John Lewis Roth of Keenesburg, Colorado died on Sunday, August 21, 2022 at the age of 85 at his home with his beloved wife and children by his side.  He was born on June 26, 1937 at Holcomb, the son of John and Katherine (Komlofske) Roth.  He married his high school sweetheart, DeAnne […]

Charles Hawkins, Ken Callison, Recipients of Quilt of Valor

Charles Hawkins, Ken Callison, Recipients of Quilt of Valor

Mr. Charles Hawkins enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served in WW II. He fought for our freedom in Africa, Italy, and Sicily. While defending our liberty, he was wounded three times and was duly awarded The Purple Heart and Oak Leaf Clusters. Mr. Hawkins we thank you for your Valor. It was […]

Proposed Marijuana Prohibition Ordinance Prompts Council Discussion

Proposed Marijuana Prohibition Ordinance Prompts Council Discussion

    The Lamar City Council, on a split vote, passed an ordinance on first reading for a ballot question to go before voters for the November 8, 2022 general election regarding the prohibition and penalization of general sale of marijuana.  Lamar City Clerk, Linda Williams, said a statement of sufficiency was issued as five […]

CDOT Urges Safe and Sober Driving as DUI Enforcement Begins

CDOT Urges Safe and Sober Driving as DUI Enforcement Begins

  Impaired drivers claim 140 lives on Colorado roads so far in 2022   STATEWIDE — The summer may be winding down, but The Heat Is On for impaired drivers. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies are joining together for heightened DUI enforcement from Aug. 17 – […]