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Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Close Another Segment of Lamar Repowering Project

Lamar Utility Board/ARPA Close Another Segment of Lamar Repowering Project

    The Lamar Utility Board met Tuesday, September 14th and discussed a provision of the settlement agreement from February 2016 between Arkansas River Power Authority, the City of Lamar and the Lamar Utility Board. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh explained that ARPA has furnished a Corporate Surety Bond for $2M which named LUB as […]

Raymond Gonzales…August 9, 1948 – September 12, 2021

Raymond Gonzales…August 9, 1948 – September 12, 2021

    Funeral Services for Raymond “Speedy” Gonzales will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado.  Allan Medina will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery with Military Committal Rites provided by the local American Legion and VFW post. Visitation will be […]

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

  A special event permit for a beer garden requested by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Lamar City Council on Monday, September 13th, for the annual Oktoberfest event, set for October 2nd.  The beer garden will run from 10am to 11pm and be staffed by TIP certified hosts.  A public hearing […]

Another Revenue Gain in City Sales Tax Report

Another Revenue Gain in City Sales Tax Report

    People continue to spend money in the City of Lamar, based on the July, 2021 sales tax revenue report.  The basic Sales Tax Revenue increased 16.63% for a difference of $52,376 over 2020’s figures.  Sales Tax revenue for 2021 is $367,262.20, compared to $314,885.72 for the same period last year.  Total Sales and […]

Colorado Crop/Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 12, 2021

Colorado Crop/Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 12, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record high temperatures covered the state last week and pushed crop maturity, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, extreme and exceptional drought conditions persisted according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report. Isolated precipitation was received last week. Feed supplies were mostly short to adequate. In […]

Dave Lee Riddle…May 26, 1954 – September 10, 2021

Dave Lee Riddle…May 26, 1954 – September 10, 2021

    Dave Lee Riddle, beloved husband, father, and G-Pa, drew his last breath September 10, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tomas and Barbara Jo Riddle; Dave leaves behind a loving family in his wife, Terry, his children, Taryn (husband Chris) Rivera, Heath (wife Ana Sanchez) Riddle, Nathan Haggard, and Travis […]

Dorothy L. Spurgeon…February 4, 1943 – September 10, 2021

Dorothy L. Spurgeon…February 4, 1943 – September 10, 2021

      A come and go memorial service for longtime Hasty, Colorado resident, Dorothy L. Spurgeon will be held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00AM throughout the day at Dorothy’s home in Hasty with weather permitting. Dorothy was born on February 4, 1943 at Limon, Colorado to Ray and Josie (Jones) Lightcap and […]

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

  The settings at the Prowers County Fairgrounds were familiar to anyone who had attended past Tri-State 9/11 Tributes; the grandstands, the speakers, the Hall of Honor… but this year’s event held a particular poignant atmosphere given that it was highlighted by a call of national and personal reflection with the measurement of 20 years […]

CDOT shares safety tips for keeping teens safe following fatal crash

CDOT shares safety tips for keeping teens safe following fatal crash

DENVER – In light of this week’s tragic crash in Prowers County, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is sharing safety messages to help protect Colorado teenagers on Colorado roads. Colorado’s Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) laws have been successful in helping to reduce the number of teen deaths in the state by 50% since 2005. GDL laws minimize […]

Crop Production - September 2021 - Colorado and National Highlights

Crop Production – September 2021 – Colorado and National Highlights

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 146.52 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 1 percent from the August 1 forecast and up 19 percent from the 122.96 […]

Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

  Lamar Legacy Assisted Living will be celebrating National Assisted Living week September 12-September 18, 2021.  The dates for Assisted Living week are no coincidence.  The second Sunday in September is Grandparents Day, which is the kickoff to National Assisted Living Week.  Lamar Legacy has a full schedule of activities planned for the residents and […]

Martin Roman…May 7, 2005 – September 8, 2021

Martin Roman…May 7, 2005 – September 8, 2021

  A private family memorial service for Wiley resident, Martin Roman will be held at the Wiley Community Church with Pastor Mike Schneider officiating. Per the family’s request there will be no visitation. Martin was born on May 7, 2005 at La Junta, Colorado to Samuel Roman Muro and Harriett Isabel Salinas and passed away […]

Scooter's, New Addition to Lamar's Retail Offerings

Scooter’s, New Addition to Lamar’s Retail Offerings

  Scooter’s Coffee, at 1231 North Main Street in Lamar, made its opening in Lamar official this morning, September 10th with a ceremonial ribbon cutting attended by franchise representatives, owner Dale Willhite and family, county and city representatives, the Lamar Chamber of Commerce as well as members of local economic development organizations. Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

Lodging Panel and Fair Board Openings for Prowers County

Lodging Panel and Fair Board Openings for Prowers County

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel.  The term will expire in December 2023.  The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Hunter Ronald Comer…July 2, 2007 – September 8, 2021

Hunter Ronald Comer…July 2, 2007 – September 8, 2021

  A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Wiley, Colorado resident, Hunter Comer will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Per the family’s request there will be no visitation. Hunter was born on July 2, 2007 at Burlington, Colorado to Calvin Ronald […]