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Birth Announcement: Gratta

Birth Announcement: Gratta

  Esmeralda Garcia and Tony Gratta of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, James Christopher Gratta at 9:40 at Prowers Medical Center on Sunday, April 21, 2019 wit Dr. Roukema attending. James weighed six pounds and eight ounces and was 19 ¾ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  David and Davena Zollars.  Grandparents:  […]

Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

  The council has approved Resolution 19-04-02 which modifies Stage One water restrictions in light of the easing of the drought situation and improved water well levels over the past year. Public Works Director, Pat Mason, explained the change will eliminate Friday as a non-watering day and extends daytime watering hours by one hour through […]

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

    The Lamar Police Department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 2pm.  The program is intended for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications.  One goal of the program is to […]

Birth Announcements: King -/- Patrick

Birth Announcements: King -/- Patrick

    Dakota and Daniel King of Holly, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Ryder Abel King at 7:49am at Prowers Medical Center on Thursday, April 18, 2019 with Dr. Roukema attending. Ryder weighed seven pounds and seven ounces and was 19 ½ inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Lisa Molder, Rhonda Morgan, Barbra […]

Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

    The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved funding for the 2nd Annual Downtown Custom and Classic Expo set for downtown Lamar and East Beech Street August 16-17.  The funding, $3,500, will go toward marketing and advertising for the car show which will offer five bands and a mature-material comedy show as well as custom […]

Farms and Land in Farms - USDA Report

Farms and Land in Farms – USDA Report

ARIZONA The number of farms and ranches in Arizona in 2018 totaled 19,200, up 100 operations from the 2017 estimate. Total land in farms in Arizona, at 26.2 million acres, was up less than one-half percent from the 2017 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,365 acres, compared to 1,366 acres the previous year. […]

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. – April 17, 2019 – Over the course of the next two months, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact over 12,000 producers across the region to determine crop […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1,060,000 head as of April 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 12 percent above April 1, 2018 inventory and 1 percent above the previous month’s inventory. The inventory […]

Webster Wins Frontier Bank Bike

Webster Wins Frontier Bank Bike

  Frontier Bank has sponsored in part, the Annual High Plains Community Health Center “Health Expo” since its inception in 2011.  In an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle Frontier Bank donates a Bicycle each year. Stephen Webster, pictured above, is this year’s lucky winner of the big yellow bike.  Frontier Bank would like to […]

Birth Announcement – Adame

Birth Announcement – Adame

  Nathanial Ray Adame and Mercedes Kristine Adame of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Nalyiz Ray Adame at 9:22am at Prowers Medical Center on Sunday, April 7, 2019 with Dr. Foley attending. Nalyiz weighed five pounds and fifteen ounces and was 18 ½ inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Colleen Saldana, Manuelita […]

Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

    You could almost set your calendar to recognize Arbor Day on the High Plains by the forecast; take one sunny day and add wind. Despite a slight chill in the spring air and some gusts approaching 50mph, little deterred about 105 5th grade students who opted out of class to join the Lamar […]

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 6,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,755,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,300 and government increased 800. February estimates were revised down to 2,749,200, and the over the month change from January to February was an […]

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

    Wear some walking shoes and make plans to attend the official ribbon-cutting of the long-awaited Lamar Loop, set for Saturday, May 4th, between 11am and 2pm. The site will be the two, new picnic shelters at the Trail Head on the east side of Willow Creek Park. Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, Kendra […]

Richard D. Thompson…April 11, 1943 – April 16, 2019

Richard D. Thompson…April 11, 1943 – April 16, 2019

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Richard D. Thompson will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd and Pastor Paul Romero co-officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date. Per Richards request cremation will […]

June Cunningham Mauch…December 4, 1944 – April 12, 2019

June Cunningham Mauch…December 4, 1944 – April 12, 2019

    Per June’s request cremation will take place and there will be no services. June was born on December 4, 1944 in California and passed away on April 12, 2019 at the Prowers Medical Center at the age of 74. She is preceded in death by her sons, Nelson Henson and George Anthony “Tony” […]