RSSArchive for April, 2014

Spring Winds Leave their Mark

Skies over southeast Colorado have cleared of the choking dust that has been evident for the past several days, but warnings are still posted for high winds and stronger gusts through this Wednesday, April 30.  Earlier in the week, limited visibility on Highway 287 north of Springfield caused accidents among five cars when the dust […]

PCDI Board Discusses Business Seminar Series, Wind Damage to Warehouse Roof

  Prowers County Development Incorporated will co-host two different seminars for businesses and the general public in May.  The first will be held May 7 at 7pm at the Cow Palace Inn and will be hosted by Jeff Tranel, a CSU Agricultural and Business Management Economist.  Tranel will offer information to help family-owned farm and […]

Lamar Utilities Board Notes End of Year Financial Report

   The Lamar Utility Board December 2013 Financial Report indicated that total operating revenues for the year, year to date, are $13,145,197 and total operating costs are $11,431,003.  Gross operating income for the year was $1,714,194.  When the non-operating revenues and expenses are considered, there is a net loss of $19,851, year to date.  Light […]

Colorado Fishing Report – Tuesday, April 28 2014

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Keep in mind that fishing conditions change on a constant basis. A lot can change in a week from the time this fishing conditions report is produced. If the water you are interested in knowing more about is not listed here or if you’re looking for the most current information, we encourage anglers to explore […]

Dust Storm/High Wind Warning Posted for Southeast Colorado

  The National Weather Service in Pueblo has posted a Dust Storm Warning and a High Wind Warning until 7pm this evening, April 29, 2014.  This affects Crowley, Otero, Kiowa, Bent, Prowers, Baca and Eastern Las Animas Counties.  A wrap-around north flow around a deep storm system over the upper Midwest will continue to produce […]

City Council Discusses Airport Hangar Development, Camera System at Library

  The Lamar City Council and area residents were presented with the latest concept designs for the city’s Park’s, Recreation and Trails Master Plan during a council work session, Monday, April 28, at the Cultural Events Center.  Britina Design Group was commissioned by the council to develop a series of ideas for four main recreation […]

Neatest Trash in Town

    Saturday, April 26, was the day for Lamar’s Spring Clean Up throughout the city.  Public Works Department crews and volunteers hit the streets at 7am, mapping their course of action from years past.  Sometimes residents just put all their refuse in a pile, like grass clippings and branches and limbs.  This year though, […]

Colorado Futures Center Tours State to Educate on Fiscal Challenges

CSU economic think-tank, Colorado Futures Center, schedules stops throughout Colorado to present recent study findings of long-term state fiscal sustainability. Denver – The Colorado Futures Center at Colorado State University has scheduled select stops throughout the state of Colorado to present study findings of the long-term challenges the state will face in paying for state […]

Janea Raylene Aguilera…January 1, 2000 – April 28, 2014

            A Celebration of Life for lifetime Lamar resident Janea Raylene Aguilera will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at the Lamar Community Building with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery.              Visitation for Janea will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from […]

Robert Dean “Bob” Williams…November 20, 1932 – April 25, 2014

                        A Celebration of Life for former Lamar resident, currently of Rockmart, Georgia, Robert Dean Williams affectionately known as Bob to his family and friends will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Church of Christ with Kevin “Bon” May, Curtis Hartshorn and Fred Bozeman co-officiating. Interment will follow in […]

Regina Westhoff Receives Sheriff’s Scholarship

News Release  Jim Faull, Prowers County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Regina Westhoff is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriff’s of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Prowers County.  CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriff’s association, offered a total of 31 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado […]

Five Vehicles, Two Crashes North of Springfield in Baca County

Media Release The Colorado State Patrol investigated property damage crashes involving five vehicles that occurred on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at approximately 1:10 PM.  The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 287 at mile marker 45.  This location is 14 miles north of Springfield.    A 2007 Freightliner driven by Jimmy Cunningham of Conroe , Texas was […]

PMC Receives Annual Audit, Ruedeman & Campell Leave Hospital Board

  “The past two years as a PMC board member have been one of the most rewarding periods in my 40-plus year career in the medical field,” said Prowers Medical Center Chairwoman, Candy Ruedeman.   She and fellow board member, Marge Campbell, had their terms of office expire with the PMC board meeting on Wednesday, April […]

Louis B. Carr…February 21, 1928 – April 25, 2014

              Graveside services for Bristol, Colorado resident, Louis Carr will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2014 at the SunnySlopeCemetery in Bristol, Colorado.  Ian Blacker will be officiating.             Louis Benjamin Carr was born on February 21, 1928 in Cozad, Nebraska, to Alfred and Rachel (Penn) Carr.  He passed away at his […]

Livestock Slaughter – 2013 Annual United States Highlights

  Total red meat production for the United States totaled 49.3 billion pounds in 2013, slightly lower than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 49.2 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 95.6 million pounds. Beef production totaled 25.8 billion pounds, down 1 […]

PMC Birth Announcements April 25, 2014

Claudia and Trevor Parker of Holly are the proud new parents of a baby girl.  Joleen Paige Parker was born at 7:47pm pm on april 11, 2014.  She weighed 8 lb 1.5 oz and measured 20 inches in length.  Joleen joins her new sister Lillian.  Her grandparents are Bob & Deann Parker and Pedro & […]

LCC Volleyball Players Sign with 4-year Schools

Three LCC Volleyball players recently signed letters of intent to play at 4-year schools.  Kira Kirkham signed with (NCAA D1) Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX.  Kandace Cook signed with (NAIA) Stephens College in Columbia, MO.  Morgan Hanson signed with (NCAA DIII) Aurora University in Aurora, IL. “All three played important roles in […]

Lyndon Thomas Wagner…September 21, 1984 – April 22, 2014

              Funeral services for Lyndon Thomas Wagner will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Holly High School Gymnasium (UPDATED) with Rev. Kathy Leathers officiating.  Burial will follow at the Holly Cemetery.             Lyndon Thomas Wagner was born on September 21, 1984 in Lamar, Colorado to Thomas and Lanette Wagner. He […]

Commissioners Pass Resolution on Drought, Common Core

  Doug Dowler, Executive Director of SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District, spoke about a three county regional economic assessment that will be conducted this fall.  Dowler was meeting with the Prowers County Commissioners, Thursday, April 24.  “We’re going to assess the economic strengths and weaknesses of the assets found in Prowers, Kiowa and Baca […]

LCC Honors Academic Achievement in Phi Theta Kappa Ceremony

(Lamar, Colorado, April 23, 2014)  Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed its newest members during the spring induction ceremony on March 27.  New inductees are: Rebecca Abrams (Lamar), Keenan Brune (Nucla), Amber Comer (Lamar), Alicia Gallagher (Suffolk, England), Kassidy Hedrick (Perry, Utah), Luis Hernández (Albuquerque, New Mexico), […]