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Lamar Utility Board Considers 2023 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Considers 2023 Budget

    The Lamar Utility Board approved payment of purchase orders totaling $36,840.94 from a total of $46,471.11 during their September 27th meeting.  Bills amounting to $1,156,886.13 were authorized for payment including $1,039,424.28 for electricity from Arkansas River Power Authority.  One new piece of equipment, a drone, was purchased by the plant.  Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, […]

Letter to the Editor:  Re: McClave School Vote

Letter to the Editor: Re: McClave School Vote

  Dear McClave School District Voters, Please join us in voting yes on the McClave School District bond measure for the upcoming November 8, 2022 election, which will cover approximately 11% of the cost of a school replacement project.  If this bond measure is successful, the McClave School District will then seek financial assistance from […]

Dwight Leon Smith – September 10, 1957 – September 21, 2022

Dwight Leon Smith – September 10, 1957 – September 21, 2022

  Dwight Leon Smith (65), a long-time resident of Lamar, Colorado, was called to heaven on September 21, 2022, at 9:21 am.  Dwight was born in Lamar on September 10, 1957, to LeRoy S. Smith and Leah Marie (Reifschneider) Smith.  The third of five children, Dwight grew up in Lamar and graduated from Lamar High […]

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

Mike Duffy to be Next City Council Member

  Long-time Lamar resident, Mike Duffy, will fill the council vacancy in Ward II, following the passing of Oscar Riley earlier this month.  Duffy, a resident of Lamar since 1980, will take his seat at the next council meeting on Monday, October 10th.  He received a four to two vote on the second round of […]

Joseph Seamon – September 15, 1926 – September 22, 2022

Joseph Seamon – September 15, 1926 – September 22, 2022

  A memorial service for Joseph Seamon will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Rev. Charles Johnson-Kelly officiating.  Per Joe’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Joseph Vernon Seamon, affectionately known as Joe, was born on September […]

Lamar Honkers Quench their Thirst at Colorado Drink Company

Lamar Honkers Quench their Thirst at Colorado Drink Company

    Colorado Drink Company is a first for your thirst!!  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers paid a recent visit to Colorado Drink Company, a new, drive-through business venture at 1610 South Main Street in Lamar. Owner Kolby Brubacher has been in operation for several months, serving customers who are looking for a new […]

Robert E. Harris – February 12, 1926 – September 21, 2022

Robert E. Harris – February 12, 1926 – September 21, 2022

  A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Robert E. Harris will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, October 21, 2022 at the Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Floyd officiating. Inurnment with full military honors under the auspices of the local V.F.W. and American Legion Posts will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in the […]

Arkansas River Report for September 22, 2022

Arkansas River Report for September 22, 2022

  The U.S. Drought Monitor shows drought conditions across Colorado and the Arkansas River Basin almost identical to a week ago, with most of the Ark Basin drought-free or abnormally dry. The Drought Monitor report does not reflect precipitation from the most recent weather system that brought rain to the entire basin.   PRECIPITATION: The CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative […]

LHS DECA Announces 8th Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Week

LHS DECA Announces 8th Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness Week

  (Lamar, Colorado, September 22, 2022) The Lamar High School DECA Chapter would like to announce the 8th Annual Childhood Cancer Awareness event to be held September 26 to October 8th. This year’s project will include a variety of events for the entire community and surrounding areas. The LHS DECA Chapter has three goals: first, to raise $500 each for both the Dalton […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2022

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2022

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.83 billion pounds in August, up 5 percent from the 4.59 billion pounds produced in August 2021. Beef production, at 2.51 billion pounds, was 6 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 3.08 million head, up 7 percent from August 2021. The […]

Casey D. Jones – October 17, 1949 – August 30, 2022

Casey D. Jones – October 17, 1949 – August 30, 2022

  A memorial service for longtime resident of Longmont, Colorado, Casey D. Jones will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Full Military Honors under the auspices of the local V.F.W. and American Legion Posts will follow […]

Salvador Bailon

Armed & dangerous fugitive could be hiding near La Junta or Lamar

    CROWLEY COUNTY, Colo. — The Crowley County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous fugitive. CCSO said 34-year-old Salvador Vincent Bailon is wanted for attempted murder. According to Undersheriff Jim Keen of CCSO, Bailon may be hiding in the La Junta or Lamar area. Keen […]

Deer Hunters May Receive Notice to Participate in CWD Survey

Deer Hunters May Receive Notice to Participate in CWD Survey

      Credit Wayne D. Lewis/CPW   DENVER –  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has selected specific deer hunts for mandatory chronic wasting disease testing in 2022 to inform how and where to fight the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. Beginning in early October, CPW will be sending letters to Colorado rifle season deer hunters […]

New Appointees Bring Diverse Perspectives to Colorado Beef Council Board

New Appointees Bring Diverse Perspectives to Colorado Beef Council Board

  ENGLEWOOD, CO (September 19, 2022) – Governor Jared Polis recently named Meghann Blach of Eckley, CO, and Luke Larson of Fowler, CO, to the Colorado Beef Council (CBC) Board of Directors. The new appointees bring unique qualifications to the eight-member board, having raised and promoted beef both on the hoof and directly to consumers. […]

Historic Colorado Contest for State's 150th Anniversary License Plate Design

Historic Colorado Contest for State’s 150th Anniversary License Plate Design

LAKEWOOD, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 — From Buffalo Bill Cody to Molly Brown and Dr. Justina Ford, Coloradans have a habit of making history, and with the DMV’s newest effort, Centennial State residents have another opportunity to do just that. The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is pleased to launch the Historic Colorado Contest, […]