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Wreaths Across America Holds Seventh Observance in Lamar

Wreaths Across America Holds Seventh Observance in Lamar

  This past Saturday, December 15th marked the seventh annual observance of Wreaths Across America at the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar under the direction of Peacock Funeral Home. Close to 100 persons, mostly family and friends of the departed were on hand to distribute holiday wreaths of green pine decorated with a […]

2018 Farm Bill Headed to the President's Desk, View from CCG

2018 Farm Bill Headed to the President’s Desk, View from CCG

  Dec. 14, 2018 – Earlier this week the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018” began its final journey to President Trump’s desk. Monday the House and Senate Agriculture committees and Congressional leadership released the conference report for the 2018 Farm Bill. Tuesday, the Senate passed the bill with 87 to 13 votes. Wednesday, the House […]

Commissioners Approve County Budget for 2019

Commissioners Approve County Budget for 2019

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved resolutions setting the 2019 budget for 2019 this past Tuesday, December 11th with the entire county budget at $31,248,779.  The county mill levy at 27.17 mills remains the same from 2018, as will the mill levies for each of the funds receiving property tax revenues.  The total taxable […]

Trooper Tips for December, "Hidden Scars"

Trooper Tips for December, “Hidden Scars”

                               Each month I usually write about topics to help you and your families stay safe on the roadways. This month I would like to touch on why that is so important.  There is a hidden scar that goes on under the radar of public perception.  So this time, I would like to help […]

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

    CDOT Campaign Includes Naughty or Nice List   STATEWIDE — The turkey has been carved and holiday parties are right around the corner, which means an increase in impaired drivers on Colorado roads. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies are teaming up for heightened […]

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

  Colorado State University’s Colorado Climate Center has compiled a recap for the state’s Water Year 2018, noting this year was the warmest and driest in 124 years. Lamar was reported with 76 days at or above 90 degrees for 2018. Walsh edged pasts with 77 days while Trinidad in southeast Colorado noted 48 days […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

    The PEP board meeting held at the community building in Wiley Tuesday, December 4th, concluded the year-long outreach program in which board members were hosted in Holly, Lamar, Granada and Wiley each quarter of the year. Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of the economic development group, outlined the latest progress he has made with […]

Bent's Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

Bent’s Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840’s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 7, and activities are planned throughout the day on Saturday, December 8.  *PLEASE NOTE:  In the event of a federal government shutdown, Saturday’s activities would be cancelled.* The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 […]

Results from Two Shot Goose Hunt

Results from Two Shot Goose Hunt

    The annual Two Shot Goose Hunt was held in Lamar this past weekend, November 28—30 which regional teams in competition for both geese and sporting clays. The 1st place team was comprised of NFL notables and had a total combined score of 1,861.  Goose Guide was Ronnie Comer and Amy Johnson was he […]

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

    Former National Park Service High Plains Group Superintendent Alexa Roberts has received the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is the second highest honorary recognition granted to employees of the Department of the Interior. It is presented for an important contribution to science or management, a notable […]

Colorado State Patrol Helps with the Tradition of Donations

Colorado State Patrol Helps with the Tradition of Donations

    Members of the Colorado State Patrol spent their time this past Friday, November 30th, parked at the Lamar and La Junta Walmarts, collecting toys and cash donations for their respective communities. The Toys for Tots campaign, under the direction of Darlene Lopez and her volunteers will make their rounds for distribution on Saturday, […]

Council Work Session Reviews Ambulance Service Costs , Incarceration Procedures for County Jail

Council Work Session Reviews Ambulance Service Costs , Incarceration Procedures for County Jail

  The financial obligations between the city and the county for ambulance services and incarceration in the Prowers County Jail were discussed by the Lamar City Council during their work session this past Monday, November 26th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, outlined the areas in which future discussions with the county will be developing as background […]

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

  The Lamar Elks presented Bob Gourley with a Henry Law Enforcement Edition, .22 Caliber Rifle this past Saturday, November 10th.  Gourley was the lucky participant in the Elks raffle which began shortly after the Lodge acquired the rifle during its gun show this past March. PER, Jared Crabtree, said the Lamar Lodge donated $4,010 […]

Zonta Announces International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Zonta Announces International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

   AN OPPORTUNITY TO START PROCESS OF TEACHING RESPECT FOR OTHERS   LAMAR, COLORADO On November 25th, Zonta Clubs in the Rocky Mountain Region and throughout the world will commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  This is a day where we not only remember the 1 in 3 women worldwide […]

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW celebrates Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23 DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is renewing its tradition of opening its parks to free entry on the day after Thanksgiving. CPW welcomes you to join us in celebrating Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23, transforming a day traditionally spent more on material goods and leftovers […]