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Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

  Michael Tanner, Holly’s newly hired city administrator, attended his first Trustees meeting on Wednesday, December 4th and got right into the mix of an agenda that covered the town’s 2020 budget and mill levy, discussion of the need for a personnel policy manual, appointments to the ARPA board following the resignation of David Wilhite […]

Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

Council Breakfast Talk Covers Train Engine, Coal Plant and Marijuana Sales

    Manual Tamez and Joe Gonzales attended their first Lamar Council informal breakfast as new members this past Wednesday, December 4th, as well as Kirk Crespin as newly elected mayor. The council has recently made an effort to engage residents in the monthly meetings, held on the first Wednesday of each month at rotating […]

Colorado Mills Wins Food Fight, Everyone Wins for the Donations

Colorado Mills Wins Food Fight, Everyone Wins for the Donations

    Participating directors from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce will be checking the forecast as the new year approaches; they owe someone a new year’s run. The Chamber board entered into friendly food fight with employees and customers from Colorado Mills, collecting non-perishable foods to donate to Sparrow House Ministries for the holidays as […]

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife today ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir north of Springfield due to declining water levels.   Two Buttes Reservoir is in imminent danger of a catastrophic fish kill due to extremely low lake levels. Hoping to avoid the loss of a large number […]

Trooper Tips - Are You Driving Impaired?

Trooper Tips – Are You Driving Impaired?

  How often do you ask yourself if you are driving impaired? I know you’re asking why you would ask yourself that if you are not drinking. But are you actually impaired and don’t realize it? Think of it this way, have you ever driven when you were tired or just drove while daydreaming? Let’s […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

  LAMAR, CO – The City of Lamar has narrowed its search for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates: Erik Hansen, Michael Patterson, and Steve Kill. The City received 29 applications from candidates in 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mayor […]

Dear Editor, Seasonal Donations

Dear Editor, Seasonal Donations

  We’re two weeks into our bell ringing season and we’re off to a great start! At writing this, I am aware of about $2,000 raised so far through the Salvation Army kettles and through our GoFundMe efforts (2020 Helping People in Prowers campaign). If history repeats itself, that will take care of January’s needs […]

Colorado’s 2019 Coordinated Election Is Official

Colorado’s 2019 Coordinated Election Is Official

  Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced today that the state’s bipartisan canvass boards have submitted their official abstract of votes, thereby concluding the 2019 Coordinated Election. “Over 1.5 million Coloradans voted in this year’s election, a considerable turnout for an odd-numbered year,” said Secretary Griswold. “This demonstrates that Coloradans are engaged and want […]

Omar J. Barrera-Gutierrez…March 16, 1974 – November 29, 2019

Omar J. Barrera-Gutierrez…March 16, 1974 – November 29, 2019

    A mass of Christian burial for longtime Rocky Ford resident, Omar J. Barrera will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski as celebrant. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at 9:30AM at […]

Eleanor A. Franco…April 19, 1922 – December 2, 2019

Eleanor A. Franco…April 19, 1922 – December 2, 2019

  A funeral liturgy service for longtime Lamar resident, Eleanor A. Franco, will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar with Reverend Mariusz Wirkowski officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Per Eleanor’s request there will be no public visitation. Eleanor was […]

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

  An annual seasonal event was held this past November to help raise funds for the Toys for Tots holiday gift campaign. This marks the sixth year the Saturday event has been, hosted at the Lamar Christian Church fellowship hall. Participants volunteer their time, expertise, imagination and materials to create a holiday themed and decorated […]

Zonta Observes Human Rights Proclamation, Holiday Home Tour

Zonta Observes Human Rights Proclamation, Holiday Home Tour

    The Zonta Club of Prowers County is participating in the Zonta Says No campaign for 2019 and recently had the City of Lamar issue Proclamation No. 19-08 as “A Proclamation declaring the 16 days between International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women on November 25th and International Human Rights Day on December 10th […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

  On Friday, November 29, 2019 at 16:20 hours, a white Ford pickup, driven by 45 year old Chad Hawkins of Lamar with one minor passenger, was northbound on Bent County Road 35. Hawkins failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign located at Bent County Road 35 and Bent County Road […]

Doloris J. Flower...July 13, 1932 - November 26, 2019

Doloris J. Flower…July 13, 1932 – November 26, 2019

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Doloris J. Flower will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday December 7, 2019 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Per Doloris’ request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Doloris was born on July 13, 1932 […]

Colorado Transportation Funding

Colorado Transportation Funding

  On Thursday, November 21 2019, the Colorado Transportation Commission approved three Ports-to-Plains corridor projects on U.S. 40/287, between the Oklahoma/Colorado border and Limon, totaling $27.5 million. This amount is in addition to the over $28 million in NHFP, INFRA and FASTER and SAFETY Funds committed to the corridor earlier this year. National Highway Freight […]