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Wayne Theodore Clausen...April 23, 1924 - July 29, 2021

Wayne Theodore Clausen…April 23, 1924 – July 29, 2021

  A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident Wayne T. Clausen will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery with committal prayers by Roy Gueswel followed by Military Honors by our local V.F.W and American Legion Posts […]

Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

  With all of the fires Colorado has had over the past few years we are starting to see a real problem with flash flooding affecting our roadways in burn areas.  Recently, I-70 near Glenwood Springs has been shut down multiple times due to mudslides covering the roadway.  I thought this would be a good […]

Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions - Municipal Election November 2, 2021

Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions – Municipal Election November 2, 2021

  All eligible persons wishing to run for Lamar City Council or Mayor may pick up Petitions for Nominations at the City Clerk’s Office in the City Complex, 102 East Parmenter, Lamar, CO, starting August 3, 2021 through August 23, 2021.  The deadline for filing petitions with the City Clerk is 4:00 p.m. August 23, […]

Annual big-game sales day at Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Annual big-game sales day at Colorado Parks and Wildlife

DENVER – The big (game) day is almost here! Hunters mark their calendars for the first Tuesday in August each year to take a shot at any big game hunting licenses remaining after the primary and secondary draws. These remaining licenses are placed on the leftover list, now available on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website, […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 25, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 25, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Harvest of winter wheat approached completion in several counties by the end of the week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, little moisture was received and drought persisted. Pasture and rangeland remained in mostly poor to fair condition. Second cutting of […]

Lamar Fire and Emergency Services Needs Volunteers

Lamar Fire and Emergency Services Needs Volunteers

  Lamar Fire and Emergency Services continues to operate with reduced volunteer staff, according to information provided by Chief Jeremy Burkhart in his monthly update for the Lamar City Council.  He added that Lamar is not alone is this problem as volunteerism has generally declined around the country which creates an additional workload for paid […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

    The Lamar Light Plant’s three wind turbines have generated 6,083.10MWH’s of electricity at an average capacity factor of 30.57% which is about 11.33% lower than the same period last year.  T-3 turbine has generated more than the other two turbines.  T-4, ARPA’s unit, ranked 4th in MWH generation.  The Springfield turbine has generated […]

PCPHE Weekly COVID-19 Update (July 28, 2021) Shows Increase in Test Positivity Rate

PCPHE Weekly COVID-19 Update (July 28, 2021) Shows Increase in Test Positivity Rate

    The seven-day test positivity rate is 3.69% and the goal is <5%. This is up from 0.9% from last week.  There were eight cases in the past seven days and ten cases in the past 14 days. CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are NO current active outbreaks in Prowers County. Demographic breakdown:  the 30-39 age […]

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir State Park has closed its West Boat Ramp to trailer launching due to low water levels. It has become too difficult to launch vessels from the ramp because the end of the concrete boat ramp will soon be completely exposed. To protect the safety of boating guests, Park Manager […]

Donut Friday at Coloradoland Tire and Service

Donut Friday at Coloradoland Tire and Service

    Tires are round and have holes in the middle and so do……donuts!  It was a natural fit that the Lamar Chamber board visited Coloradoland Tire and Service last Friday with a dozen tasty radials. Located at 105 South 4th in Lamar, Coloradoland Tire and Service is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 to […]

Diana (Villalva) Delgado…March 16, 1960 – July 20, 2021

Diana (Villalva) Delgado…March 16, 1960 – July 20, 2021

    On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, Diana (Villalva) Delgado, loving mother of four, passed away at the age of 61 in Colorado City, CO. Diana was born March 16, 1960, in Long Beach, CA to Nancy and Juan Villalva. Diana graduated cum laude with a BA in business administration from the College of Charleston, […]

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

Birth Announcements:  Ayala-/-Barajas

Birth Announcements:  Ayala-/-Barajas

    Tarynn Marie Lane and Omar Ayala of Wiley, CO announce the birth of their daughter, Niah Lyann Ayala at 11:40am at Prowers Medical Center on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.  Niah weighed five pounds and sixteen ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth.  Siblings:  Sienna Ayala.  Grandparents:  Jeff Lane and Candy Batterton […]

Manuel J. Navarrette III…June 1, 1992 – July 22, 2021

Manuel J. Navarrette III…June 1, 1992 – July 22, 2021

  A Funeral Liturgy for Manzanola, Colorado resident Manuel Navarrette III will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 30, 2021at the Peacock Family Chapel with Deacon Allan Medina officiating. Interment will be held at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation for Manuel will be held from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Wednesday, July 28, 2021at the […]

Don Deaton…September 19, 1935 – July 23, 2021

Don Deaton…September 19, 1935 – July 23, 2021

A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, currently of Pueblo, Colorado, Don Deaton will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ray Matteson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Don was born on September 19, 1935 at Elk City, Oklahoma to Clarence William […]