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John David Kirby – February 13, 1950 – March 29, 2023

    A memorial service for former Lamar, Colorado resident, currently of Lakin, Kansas will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery. John David Kirby was born February 13, 1950 […]

Mildred Marie Neary Travis – November 28, 1923 – March 29, 2023

Mildred Marie Neary Travis – November 28, 1923 – March 29, 2023

  A Celebration of Life for lifelong McClave resident, Mildred M. Travis will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 6, 2023 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the  High Plains Fellowship church officiating. Interment will follow at McClave Cemetery. Visitation for Mrs. Travis will be held from 9:00 AM until […]

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2023

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2023

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS As of March 1, Colorado growers intend to plant 1.40 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2023, up 50,000 acres, or 4 percent, from last year’s plantings, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Sorghum planting intentions […]

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2023

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2023

COLORADO Colorado corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2023, were 50.31 million bushels, down 14 percent from March 1, 2022, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey and March Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This represents the lowest March 1 all […]

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – MARCH 1, 2023

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – MARCH 1, 2023

COLORADO Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on March 1, 2023, was 580,000 head, up 9 percent from December 1, 2022, but down 2 percent from last year, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Breeding inventory, at 140,000 head, was down 5,000 head from the previous […]

Mykinthia Ebron of Lamar, Miss Colorado USA Contestant

  Mykinthia Ebron has been very busy for the past several months, preparing to represent the Lamar community in Greeley, Colorado this July for the annual Miss Colorado USA Pageant. “I’m looking forward to this experience as well as for the opportunity to represent my on-going focus on children and foster families in particular,” she […]

Amache Preservation Society Receives Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award

Amache Preservation Society Receives Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award

  Through their perseverance to protect Amache as a national park site, the Amache Preservation Society has helped create a place where generations of learning, reflection, and healing can continue. WASHINGTON – In a special ceremony today, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) awarded the Amache Preservation Society (APS) with the 2022 Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]

Chamber Chatter March 2023

Chamber Chatter March 2023

  Just a short update to let you know what the Chamber is working on.  We have started working on Lamar Days. Did you know it’s Lamar’s 137th birthday? So, mark your calendars for May 19th & May 20th! May 19th~Hamburger/Hot Dog luncheon~11:00am-2:00pm No Booze Cruise Poker Run~6:00pm If you need more information, please contact […]

Zonta Delivers Holiday Home Donation

Zonta Delivers Holiday Home Donation

  Proceeds raised from the December 2022 Zonta Holiday Home Tour were recently presented to Director Jenny Navarrette to benefit the Domestic Resource Center and Director Debbie Widener to benefit the Care Net Pregnancy Center. Each center received $1,280.  Zonta would like to thank those who showcased their homes in the tour.  Without their support, […]

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending March 26, 2023

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending March 26, 2023

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cooler temperatures were observed across the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 36 percent of the state was under drought conditions, unchanged from last week and down from 83 percent a year ago. Nine percent of […]

LUB Recaps Fire Impact on Power Pole Equipment

LUB Recaps Fire Impact on Power Pole Equipment

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the utilities board about last week’s fire and high wind impact made on plant equipment.  Hourieh stated the power distribution was first impacted by high winds on the afternoon of March 22nd.  Around 3pm that afternoon, fire broke out at US Highway 50 which spread to the […]

City Approves Sidewalk Improvement Funding

City Approves Sidewalk Improvement Funding

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority voted to postpone approval for a request of $45,670 to complete a renovation project for Todd and Sarah Hornung.  The couple plans to renovate the former Thai Spicy Basil Restaurant at 10 North Main Street in order to move their gun store, Lamar Outdoor Sports, into the new property.  The […]

Manuel Abad Licano – February 14, 1986 – March 25, 2023

Manuel Abad Licano – February 14, 1986 – March 25, 2023

    A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Manuel Licano will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, April 7, 2023 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Manuel was born on February 14, 1986 to Sylvester Abad Licano and Terri Lynn Woodall and passed away on March […]

Robert Ybarra – August 8, 1944 – March 25, 2023

A Mass of Christian Burial for lifelong Lamar, Colorado resident, Robert Ybarra will be held at 10:00 a.m. and Rosary at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 1, 2023 at St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lamar, Colorado.  Interment will follow the Mass at Riverside Cemetery. Robert M. Ybarra was born August 8, […]

PEP Annual Meeting Highlights Local Businesses

PEP Annual Meeting Highlights Local Businesses

  Three area businesses were highlighted for their achievements during the March 23rd Prowers Economic Prosperity annual meeting, held at Las Brisas Restaurant in Lamar. PEP Executive Director, Cheryl Sanchez presented Shane and Tori Hawks of Stampede Services in Wiley with the Rising Star award for their contribution to the economy and workforce of the […]