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Lamar School District RE-2 Prepares to Break Ground for State-Of-The-Art Stadium

Lamar School District RE-2 Prepares to Break Ground for State-Of-The-Art Stadium

  LAMAR, CO – February 20, 2024 – Lamar School District RE-2 is thrilled to announce the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for its highly anticipated new stadium, set to be the pride of the community and home to the Thunder football, soccer, and track teams. The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled to take place on March 18th, […]

Prowers Board of Commissioners Discusses Improvements to County Rd 12

Prowers Board of Commissioners Discusses Improvements to County Rd 12

During  morning work session on February 20, 2014,  the Prowers Board of Commissioners got updates from Meagan Hillman, Director of Public Health and Environment as well as from Judy Wittman, Prowers County Treasurer. Calvin Melcher from Holly addressed the board, asking for some direction on who to contact regarding getting help with asbestos and lead […]

Lester L. Scriven - January 14, 1936 - February 18, 2024

Lester L. Scriven – January 14, 1936 – February 18, 2024

A celebration of life for lifelong Lamar resident, Lester L. Scriven will be held at 11:00AM on Friday, February 23, 2024 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery.  Visitation for Lester will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2024 from 4:00PM until 6:00PM at the Peacock […]

State Announces it is Processing 2023 Income Tax Returns

State Announces it is Processing 2023 Income Tax Returns

LAKEWOOD, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 — Taxpayers can now file income tax returns for 2023 and the Colorado Department of Revenue, Taxation Division has a few tips to make the process easier and help Coloradans receive their returns as quickly as possible. How to file ·         Online – The Taxation Division encourages Taxpayers to file electronically, […]

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum March 6-7, 2024

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum March 6-7, 2024

March 6-7, 2024 Arkansas River Basin Water Forum The 29th Arkansas River Basin Water Forum will be held at Otero College in La Junta on March 6 and 7, 2024. The ARBWF is the basin’s premiere water event.  It will feature the state’s top water experts discussing critical issues facing all segments of water users […]

USDA Farms and Land in Farms Final Estimate

USDA Farms and Land in Farms Final Estimate

FARMS AND LAND IN FARMS FINAL ESTIMATES USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has published final estimates for Farms and Land in Farms, including revisions made by the Agricultural Statistics Board (ASB), for the years 2018 through 2022. Data included in these final publications provide a historic record and a benchmark for current estimates. Revisions were […]

SECCA Presents "Divas 3" March 7 @ 7:00 p.m. LHS Auditorium

SECCA Presents “Divas 3” March 7 @ 7:00 p.m. LHS Auditorium

Thursday, March 7 @ 7pm Lamar High School Auditorium   The next performance from the Southeast Colorado Concert Association will be coming to Lamar on Thursday, March 7. The all female act Divas 3 will take the stage at Lamar High School at 7 PM.   Divas 3 is an amazing group with powerhouse voices […]

Gavina  Alvidrez - February 19, 1939 - February 16, 2024

Gavina Alvidrez – February 19, 1939 – February 16, 2024

Mass of Christian Burial for Gavina Alvidrez will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, CO with Rosary beginning at 1:00 p.m.  Interment will take place in the Bent County-Las Animas Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. […]

USDA Releases 2022 Census of Agriculture

USDA Releases 2022 Census of Agriculture

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – February 13, 2024 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National  Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announced the results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture, spanning  more than 6 million data points about America’s farms and ranches and the people who operate them down to the county level. The information collected directly from […]

Camp Amache - New National Park is part of Prowers County History

Camp Amache – New National Park is part of Prowers County History

A mere 17 miles east of Lamar is a site that, were it not for the brown wooden sign reading “Amache Japanese-American Relocation Center”, could easily remain unnoticed to anyone passing by.  The sign, at the intersection of County Rd. 23.5 and Highway 50, points to one of our nation’s darkest pockets of history.  Growing […]

Lamar Lions Club Has New Meeting Location

Lamar Lions Club Has New Meeting Location

The Lamar Lions Club has changed its meeting location to the Colorado Room at the Historic Cow Palace.  The group meets at noon the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.  

Donald Devie - February 17, 1948 - February 13 2024

Donald Devie – February 17, 1948 – February 13 2024

A memorial service for Las Animas, CO resident, Donald Devie will be held at a later date.  Per his request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Donald A. Devie, 75, of Las Animas, died Feb. 13, 2024, in Pueblo, CO. He was born Feb. 17, 1948, in Denver CO, the first […]

Bobbie "Bob" Troutman - February 3, 1928 - February 15, 2024

Bobbie “Bob” Troutman – February 3, 1928 – February 15, 2024

A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident Bobbie Troutman, affectionately known to his family and friends as Bob, will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Tim Douglas officiating. Inurnment with follow at Fairmount Cemetery in the Veteran’s Section with full military honors under the auspices of […]

Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Agency Grant Information

Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Agency Grant Information

                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Ken Shearer Kenneth.shearer@state.co.us (719) 383-4844 Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging releases Request for Proposals for Senior Services The Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging (LAVAAA) is requesting proposals from qualified organizations interested in receiving a grant funded under the Older Americans Act to provide services to […]

Prowers County Offices Closed Monday February 19

Prowers County Offices Closed Monday February 19

MEDIA RELEASE   FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  DATE: February 15, 2024  Contact:  Prowers County Admin Office  301 S. Main Street, Suite 215  Lamar, CO 81052  (719) 336-8025  All County Offices and the Courts  will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2024, in observance of Presidents’ Day.  The Welcome Home Child and Family […]