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Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

      The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the application for an $18,000 DoLA Mini-Grant to purchase the building known years ago as the Main Café at 114 South Main Street in Lamar. The property has been in disrepair although inside demolition work began in 2014 after the property had been purchased in an effort […]

Bryan Martinez Sentenced in Prowers County Drug Case

Bryan Martinez Sentenced in Prowers County Drug Case

  On Monday, March 11, 2019, the Honorable Michael Davidson sentenced Bryan Martinez to serve seven years in Colorado Department of Corrections to be followed by two years of mandatory parole.  Mr. Martinez had previously pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine as a result of the Lamar Police Department’s execution of a […]

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

    The Sales Tax for the City of Lamar was up 2.43% for January, 2019, collected in February of this year. The gain accounts for $5,792.85 in revenue comparing 2018 figures to $243,849.61 collected for this year.  Use Tax collections for this period dropped 65.14% for a loss of $25,889.36 and Other Collections were […]

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

    The Prowers County Commissioners unanimously approved an amended resolution, No. 2019-5 declaring Prowers County a Sanctuary County after hearing from over a dozen citizens regarding the Board’s support of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and recognizing the Board’s belief that Colorado HB-1177 is inconsistent with the right of law abiding citizens to keep and […]

Debbie A. Zavala…October 7, 1969…March 9, 2019

Debbie A. Zavala…October 7, 1969…March 9, 2019

    A mass of Christian burial for longtime Lamar resident, Debbie L. Zavala will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, March 14, 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 the […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government increased 1,200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

    The Lamar Honkers group visited three businesses from Wiley this past Friday afternoon, making stops at the County Line Convenience Store, The Butcher Shop and Cornerstone Cafe and Coffee. County Line Convenience Store at 36020 Highway 287 in Wiley serves area residents and motorists seven days a week with fuel and snacks, plus a […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 3”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 3”

  Over the past 2 months I’ve talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We touched on the topic of mixing drinking, drugs, and driving.  Now let’s look at two of the most common ones we deal with every day; distracted driving […]

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

  DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded Baca County $350,000 to make needed improvements to its fairgrounds. The project was one of 17 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation grants awarded by GOCO from a pool of 54 applications. Baca County Fairgrounds welcomes a wide variety of events, including rodeos, tractor pulls, […]

Cattle on Feed Report

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 1,030,000 head as of February 1, 2019. The latest inventory was up 2 percent from January 1, 2019 and up 7 percent from February 1, 2018. Cattle feeders […]

Alvin Jenkinson Jr….June 27, 1950 – March 4, 2019

Alvin Jenkinson Jr….June 27, 1950 – March 4, 2019

    Memorial Services for Alvin Jenkinson, Jr. will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, Colorado with Paul Floyd officiating. Inurnment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado. Cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Alvin Jenkinson, Jr., age 68 […]

Betty E. Helphingstine…June 5, 1938 – March 4, 2019

Betty E. Helphingstine…June 5, 1938 – March 4, 2019

  Memorial Services for Las Animas, Colorado resident, Betty E. Helphingstine will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Visitation for Betty will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2019 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado. Per […]

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

    American Civil Constructors work crews will return to Lamar one more time to finalize work on Main Street and Highway 287 beginning Monday, March 18th.  Tony Gregoritch of ACC informed The Prowers Journal that some of the remaining tasks include: Grind/Smooth the roadway surface (Park St. to Lamar Canal Rd.) Saw & Seal […]

Birth Announcement: Gonzales

Birth Announcement: Gonzales

    Candice Ybarra and Fabian Gonzales of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Medley May Gonzales at 3:51pm at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, March 4, 2019 with Dr. Foley attending. Medley weighed seven pounds and four ounces and was 19 ¾ inches in length at birth.  Sister:  Symphony.  Grandparents:  Melissa Babcock […]

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

      BEAR, as described by Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, stands for Business Expansion Attraction and Retention, a series of goals that are hoped to be achieved by the economic development organization. Leiker addressed the annual meeting of PEP, held Monday, March 4th at the Shore Arts Center in downtown Lamar.  […]