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Obituary – Bobbie L. Gill

September 6, 1927 – April 28, 2011 Funeral services for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident, Bobbie L. Gill, will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday May 4, 2011 at the Lamar Christian Church. Reverend Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church will officiate the service and burial will follow in the Veteran’s Section of Fairmount Cemetery. […]

Obituary – Dorothy Crittenden

December 31, 1928 – April 28, 2011 A Celebration of Life for longtime Lamar resident, Dorothy Crittenden will be held at 10:00 A.M, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian Blacker officiating. Interment will follow at the Coolidge Cemetery, Coolidge, Kansas. Visitation for Mrs. Crittenden will be held on Monday, May […]

PMC Audit Gets Clean Bill of Health

Prowers Medical Center’s net assets gained almost 27% over 2009 and 2010, according to an annual independent audit. The findings were presented to the PMC board April 27, during the monthly director’s meeting. Net assets increased $1,398,536, or 12.5% for 2010 and $1,410,095, or 14.4% in 2009. Operating income in 2010 was $478,698 and $627,991 […]

Lamar Utility Board Delays Rate Hike

The automatic 2.5% rate hike, set to go in effect in June for Lamar Light and Power customers, will be deferred until November. Light plant superintendent Rick Rigel said the current finances and cash reserves are, “in pretty good shape right now.” Rigel added that the light plant is also receiving monthly payments of $26,000 […]

New Start for Lamar Compassion Center

John Maxwell, a volunteer at the Compassion Center on West Olive Street in Lamar has become the interim director. Maxwell met with the Prowers County Commissioners, Thursday, April 21, to introduce himself, layout immediate plans for the shelter and request assistance with funding for the organization. The Center, which serves six southeast counties, and has […]

Surprise Reception Planned for Gary Peyton

Colorado East Bank and Trust is hosting a come and go reception to honor Gary Peyton’s 50 years in the banking industry. The reception will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Lamar Elks Lodge from 6:30pm to 9pm with the roast scheduled for 7:30pm. Please contact Colorado East Bank and Trust at 719-336-5200 […]

Annual Lamar Dudes and Dames Dance Review this Friday

Tickets are on sale for this Friday’s Lamar Dudes and Dames Revue at the Lamar Community Building. Youth and alumni dancers will be featured in the event, beginning at 7pm. Tickets are available at PCDI, 201 South Main Street between 8am and 5pm, or call 688-3857 to reserve your ticket. Reserved Seats are $8 and […]

Lamar FFA Hosts Annual Kiddy Barnyard

Grown-ups, students, seniors and small-fry can make plans to attend the annual Lamar FFA Kiddy Barnyard at the Lamar High School, Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29. Thursday hours are from 8:30am to 3:30pm and Friday’s session will run from 8am to 2pm. The barnyard is located to the rear of the high school. […]

Lamar Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Present “A NIGHT OUT ON THE TOWN”–April 30th @ 6:00 p.m. Lamar Christian Church Fellowship Hall–Dinner & Auction–For tickets please call: Shelby Hamm 719.336.9871–$20 per ticket/$30 per couple

May 3 Public Forum on Four Day School Week

Some board members of the RE-2 School District in Lamar may or may not change their minds regarding a proposed four day school week following a public hearing on the proposal set for 6pm, Tuesday, May 3 at the high school auditorium. The proposed change came to a vote during a board meeting April 18, […]

Obituary – Opal M. Murray

November 30, 1914 – April 25, 2011   Funeral services for Lamar area resident Opal Murray will be held at 3:00 P.M. Wednesday April 27, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Lamar. Rev. Dave Davis will officiate and burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery, Lamar, CO. Opal was born November 30th, 1914 at […]

Obituary – Stephen A. Walkinshaw

February 11, 1926 – April 23, 2011  Funeral services for former Holly area resident and current Aurora, CO resident Stephen A. Walkinshaw will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday April 27, 2011 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly. Pastor Gregory Kaminski will officiate and burial will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery, Syracuse, Kansas with […]

LCC Planning to Increase Student Enrollment

A men’s soccer team and junior varsity basketball team will be part of the new line-up at Lamar Community College next fall. LCC President John Marrin and Chad De Bono, VP of Enrollment Services, outlined the goals of the college’s three-year strategic marketing plan recently. De Bono briefed the Prowers County Commissioners Thursday, April 21, […]

Sand & Sage Demolition Derby Set for April 30

The Sand and Sage Round-Up has moved the traditional August derby to April 30 at 7pm. In an effort to attract more cars the Sand and Sage Round-Up has teamed up with Outlaw Promotions.  There’s also been a classifications change to this year’s derby. A limited weld derby will be held instead of past year’s […]

Grasshoppers Getting Growth Cycle in June

Spraying for grasshoppers in a three county area this spring will take funding. Prowers County Commissioners are searching their budget for funds, and Mike Pollart, Southeast District Manager for the State Land Board is assessing the costs involved for Prowers, Bent and Kiowa counties. This is the second discussion on what appears to be a […]

Time to Clean Up Around Town

Oh, you better not litter, you better not mess Lamar Police will be at your address, code enforcement is out on the prowl. They see you when you litter, or your weeds, you do not mow, So you’d better pick up all that old junk and get it ready to go…OH!!!… (With big apologies to […]

LCC Baseball Team Focuses on Conference Title

Lamar Community College Baseball took care of business on Wednesday, April 20 with a 4-3 victory over second place Trinidad State Junior College. LCC now is at 20-4 in Empire Conference play, while Trinidad drops to 14-8. With six conference games left, the Lopes need to win two of six to win back to back […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Waiting on State Funds

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel members approved portions of two funding requests and tabled two others during their monthly meeting, Tuesday, April 19. Voces Unidas and the Prowers County Historical Society received $500 each from the panel. Voces Unidas requested funding for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration and a new event, caged fighting, titled ‘Cinco […]

Touch of Class Hosting Business After Hours

Bill and Karen Nordyke will host the monthly Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Business After Hours at their business, A Touch of Class, Thursday, April 21, from 5 to 6:30pm. A Touch of Class is located off East Highway 196, at the intersection of CR 11 and CR LL. A Touch of Class offers framework, engraving, […]


On Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at approximately 3:00 A.M. officers from the Lamar Police Department responded to the 600 block of North 13th Street on report of a sexual assault.  Officers contacted the victim and witnesses on scene. The victim, an adult female, and witnesses both identified Sonny Gazotti as being the suspect in the […]