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Where They Stand: Holly & Granada Economic Assessment Report

  A Rural Economic Development grant has financed a study of Holly and Granada to provide an assessment of the current and potential business climate of each community. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, DOLA and the Colorado Office of Economic Development of International Trade, sponsored the study which was held earlier in the year. […]

Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops

  Colorado State University’s SEA Extension is offering a Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshop in Springfield at the Minnick Building in the Baca County Fairgrounds on March 22nd, 2016 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. This training is aimed to provide new information on pest control, health and environmental safety, pest management technology and […]

Wayne M. Stokke…October 10, 1931- March 10, 2016

  A memorial celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Wayne M. Stokke will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Wayne Stokke’s family officiating.   Per Wayne’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.   Wayne was born on October 10, 1931 […]

Granada Trustees Study Economic Development Assessment

  The study, initiated by a REDI, Rural Economic Development, grant was recently conducted by the State Department of Local Affairs for both Granada and Holly recently. The two part report provides an economic assessment of each town’s current status for job and population loss while the second segment provides a demographic breakdown for each […]

Ag Day at the Capitol set for March 16 in Denver

  Food competition, a celebration of the state’s ag industry, is one of the most popular events under the Golden Dome. A celebration of Colorado’s ag producers and agribusinesses is set for Wednesday, March 16, at the Capitol Building in Denver. The 40 agricultural organizations that make up the Colorado Ag Council will once again host […]

Training Fire at Lamar High School

The Prowers County Rural Fire Department conducted a control burn grass fire in the fields just west of the Lamar High School last night, March 9th.  The area was between the soccer field and the livestock barn used by agricultural students.  Rural Fire Chief Staffon Warn said the calm night provided an opportunity for a […]

Dear Editor: Savages Under Attack – Again

  Dear Editor: I also attended ‘the meeting’ to discuss the continued use of the name and mascot Savages for Lamar High School. ‘The meeting’ began with why they (the commission) were here and the purpose of their meeting.  Ernest House, the Executive Sec. explained that they weren’t here to tell us what to do […]

Robert Leonard Kliesen…July 16, 1950 – March 8, 2016

  A celebration of life for longtime Eads, Colorado resident, Robert L. Kliesen will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Eads Community Building with Reverend Nancy Peacock officiating. Robert will be laid to rest by his daughter Rone Jean at the Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado at a later […]

Birth Announcements: Salgado -/- Birt -/- Valles

  Jessica and Homero Salgado of Wiley, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Nataly Salgado at 10:53pm at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Nataly weighed seven pounds and five ounces and was 20 ¼ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters: Yaritza and Noel.  Grandparents: Antonia and Octavio Salgado and Ramon and […]

Adult Community Corrections Facility Suggested for Lamar

  Doug Carrigan from ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, addressed the Lamar City Council during a March 12th work session and outlined a concept for a 30-40 bed client facility in town.  Carrigan is the executive director of the Sterling facility and he told the council he believes the Lamar community would benefit […]

Triumph Bancorp, Inc. to Acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc.

DALLAS, March 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBK) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc., parent of Colorado East Bank & Trust, headquartered in Lamar, Colorado. ColoEast Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company with $759 million in total assets as of 12/31/2015. Its community […]

Holly Trustee Vote Set for April 5

  Ballots will be cast at Holly’s City Complex for the April 5th municipal election this year. The Complex is at 200 South 3rd Street and will be open for balloting from 7am to 7pm, according to town clerk, Megan Jara.   Current Trustees, Marty Campbell and Larry Sitts are running for re-election and Holly residents, […]

Yvonne Lea Bishop…January 24, 1970 – March 5, 2016

  A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident Yvonne Bishop will be held at a later date.   Per Yvonne’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.  Yvonne was born on January 24, 1970 at Lamar, Colorado to David Michael Higgins and Allene Elizabeth Sumners and passed away on March 5, 2016 […]

Lamar Rotary Receives Updated Info from Community Development Manager

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Manager since January, provided an update on her department during the Lamar Rotary’s Thursday afternoon meeting, March 3rd.  Cue, a former Lamar native, is also the executive director of the Lamar Partnership Incorporated organization, and has been familiarizing herself with both departments since her return. “The LPI was created […]

ASB Notice: NASS Suspends July Cattle and the August US and Canadian Cattle Reports

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is suspending the July Cattle report which was slated for release on July 22 and the U.S. and Canadian Cattle report scheduled for August 23. The Cattle report issued in July contains inventory numbers of all cattle and calves in the United States. […]

Holly Trustees Review South Well Problems/Solutions

  Holly resident Jerry Smith was probably speaking for more persons than himself and his wife, when he asked for an update on the town’s south well repair situation during the March 2nd Trustees meeting. The town has shut down the well because of sediment being produced by the spray caused by a cracked check […]

Roman Attains National Intercollegiate Rodeo Ranking

  Lamar Community College sophomore Melanie Roman is currently  fourth in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association national rankings as the spring rodeo season begins. National rankings compare regional leaders based on points garnered to date. The LCC team enters this semester with the women’s team in fourth place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as […]

When is a Sports Mascot Racist?

There have been some changes to team mascots in the sports world, from the pro ranks to high school, even though most have been viewed as being unintentionally racist. There have been two public discussions on the Lamar Savages mascot of recent note.  One took place this past September during Governor Hickenlooper’s town hall visit […]

Pirate Treasure at the Roost

Lamar residents made a beeline for their oasis on Hickory Street for the second annual Pirate’s Party at the Buzzard’s Roost on Saturday, February 27th.  The fundraiser for Lamar Area Hospice may become a durable, long-lasting event, given the number of people in attendance this year, most bedecked in some type of pirate gear with […]

Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Dates

  FREE TRAINING…The National Weather Service in Pueblo provides SKYWARN weather spotter preparedness and training. Typically the sessions are scheduled from late March through early May each year, and are a cooperative effort of local government officials and the National Weather Service.  The sessions are FREE OF CHARGE and usually open to everyone, except when […]