RSSArchive for February, 2023

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Three Event Requests

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Three Event Requests

  Board members of the Prowers County Lodging Panel approved three funding requests for future events during its February 21st board meeting at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce office. Brian Cullen from the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association Finals outlined this year’s competition event, scheduled for August 17-20th at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  The overall estimated […]

Vincent Scott Yoder – March 12, 1959 – February 19, 2023

Vincent Scott Yoder – March 12, 1959 – February 19, 2023

    A memorial celebration of life for lifelong Lamar resident, Vincent “Scott” Yoder will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, February 27, 2023 at the Lamar First Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Stines of the Living Covenant Ministries officiating. Full military honors and inurnment will follow at the Veteran’s Section at Fairmount Cemetery under […]

Allan Isaac Presser – January 19, 1945 – February 17, 2023

Allan Isaac Presser – January 19, 1945 – February 17, 2023

      Allan Isaac Presser was born on January 19, 1945 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Norbert and Goldie (Perlman) Presser. He passed away on February 17, 2023 in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 78. Allan grew up in New Orleans and California. He attended UCLA in Los Angeles for Electrical Engineering, […]

Prowers Medical Center Announces Plans to Re-Open Labor & Delivery Services

Prowers Medical Center Announces Plans to Re-Open Labor & Delivery Services

  (Lamar, CO).  February 21, 2023 – Prowers Medical Center is pleased to announce plans to re-open the hospital’s Labor and Delivery services on Monday, February 27, 2023. The decision to close a Labor & Delivery service line is never simple. Hospitals across the country who have closed their obstetrics (OB) departments in the past […]

SCEDD Broadband Initiative

SCEDD Broadband Initiative

  At the January SCEDD Board of Directors meeting, the board voted for SCEDD to move forward with its broadband initiative. This initiative aims to help facilitate the expansion of broadband infrastructure throughout the SCEDD region. With unprecedented state and federal funding on the horizon, SCEDD believes it is uniquely positioned to help facilitate securing […]

Colorado State Patrol Accepting Applications For 2023 Trooper Cadet Classes

Colorado State Patrol Accepting Applications For 2023 Trooper Cadet Classes

  COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol is pleased to share that it is accepting applications now until Monday, March 6 for its 2023 Trooper Cadet Classes. This application period will serve as the comprehensive application pool for the three upcoming academy classes hosted by the agency in 2023. In addition, the agency has received […]

History Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches Application Now Open

History Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches Application Now Open

The 2023 applications for Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches program have been opened. Centennial Farms & Ranches program, a joint initiative of History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture, honors the contributions of the state’s ranching and farming families who have withstood the pressures of growth, changes in farming methods, drought, and economic conditions […]

Bennet Calls IRS Commissioner O’Donnell About TABOR Payments, Urges IRS to Follow Thirty Year Precedent

    Denver — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, the new chair of the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, released the following statement after his call with acting Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Douglas O’Donnell: “I spoke with acting IRS Commissioner O’Donnell to urge him to avoid further confusion and […]

Colorado STAR Regional Soil Health Event in Rocky Ford

Colorado STAR Regional Soil Health Event in Rocky Ford

Colorado Department of Agriculture and Acres U.S.A. will convene the second in a series of Colorado STAR regional events. The event will include presentations, panel discussions, and an opportunity to hear from local producers utilizing soil health practices in Southeastern Colorado. The State Engineer will provide an update on the water situation along the Arkansas […]

Beverly Pollart – June 21, 1946 – February 12, 2023

    Funeral services for Beverly Pollart will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2023 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado with interment to follow in the Holly Cemetery. Deacon Allan Medina will be presiding. Recitation of the Rosary will be held prior to the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Per […]

Veteran’s Memorial Truck in Lamar on its Travels

Veteran’s Memorial Truck in Lamar on its Travels

    Don  Marsh of Carder Incorporated hosted a viewing of a unique truck with a specific purpose recently parked at the offices on Crystal Street in Lamar.  A number of area residents affiliated with veteran’s groups as well as the 9-11 Memorial Tribute Committee, showed up at Carder Inc to view the vehicle and […]

HOPE Center, Kids and Dinosaurs!

HOPE Center, Kids and Dinosaurs!

    Dinosaurs, a brand-new science fiction movie, pizza, prizes, party and dinosaur poop??  Byron Hall, Chief Probation Officer for the 15th Judicial District and a member of the HOPE Center has put together a fun learning experience for area kids which comes together with free tickets for the showing of the new science fiction […]

On-Going Projects by CDOT in Southeast Colorado Region

On-Going Projects by CDOT in Southeast Colorado Region

  Executive Summary for 2022: The Colorado Department of Transportation’s work in 2022 was marked by continued strong progress on its capital construction program, completing a total of 107 projects in 2022 and paving 538 miles of rural roads. Separately, the department awarded 129 projects valued at approximately $920 million, a 32.5% increase from last year’s $694.2 million. […]

Laura Shaw – April 13, 1976 – February 9, 2023

Laura Shaw – April 13, 1976 – February 9, 2023

  A Celebration of Life for Laura Shaw will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at the Seed and Supply Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Rod Coulter officiating. Laura Janelle Shaw was born on April 13, 1976 in Bay City, Michigan to Kathleen Metcalfe and Larry Shaw.  She passed […]

LUB Notes Wind Turbine Power Output

LUB Notes Wind Turbine Power Output

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, provided the latest update on wind turbine power generation for 2022 which showed Lamar’s three turbines have generated 12,557.74 MWH’s of electricity which is about 1.46% lower than that generated in 2021.  The turbines had an average capacity factor of 31.37% which is lower than last year […]