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Granada Discusses PUMA Buy-In for Economic Study

Granada Discusses PUMA Buy-In for Economic Study

The Granada Trustees were briefed on the approaching PUMA economic study by the Prowers County Commissioners as well as Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated and board member Cindy Otto. PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, will visit towns in Prowers County on February 29th and March 1st, and speak with key community members, […]

Domestic Safety Resource Center Urges Caution on Donations

Domestic Safety Resource Center Urges Caution on Donations

Domestic Safety Resource Center provides free confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the 15th Judicial District – Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers Counties. We are mostly grant funded, however we do accept donations from private individuals, businesses and other organizations. We DO NOT solicit donations by going door to […]

Snowpack/Reservoir Levels Remain Strong in State

Snowpack/Reservoir Levels Remain Strong in State

The Natural Resources Conservation Service last week released its Colorado Water Supply Outlook Report, based on Feb. 1 figures. According to the report, collective snowpack and reservoir levels for the state remain above average, and also above normal in nearly each of Colorado’s eight river basins. SNOWPACK LEVELS (as of Feb. 1)  River Basin … […]

LCC to Break Ground on New Residence Hall

LCC to Break Ground on New Residence Hall

(Lamar, Colorado; February 11, 2016)  Lamar Community College and the LCC Foundation are pleased to announce that the College will break ground on the College’s new residence hall on Tuesday, February 16, at 1:30pm just north of Todd-Burch Hall on the LCC campus. The public is welcome to attend the event. Parking for the groundbreaking […]

Life-Savers Recognized by Council

Life-Savers Recognized by Council

Several months ago, the most frightening event young parents can experience happened to a young mother, her infant child stopped breathing. When immediate efforts to get the child to resume breathing didn’t work, local emergency response teams were called and went into action. Those life-saving efforts were recognized during the Lamar City Council meeting Monday, […]

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Bent County:

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Bent County:

My name is James Scott Curley, although I prefer to go by Scott. It is my intention to run for the office of Bent County Commissioner in District Three during the 2016 election. I am 57 years old and currently work for United Parcel Service as a package car driver for the past 32 years. […]

City Continues House Demolition Project

City Continues House Demolition Project

  Tearing down derelict houses in Lamar helps improve a neighborhood in a number of ways; the area becomes free of blight, property values have a chance to increase, there’s less of a risk of other houses falling into disrepair, vandalism, vagrancy and drug houses are reduced, and an opportunity develops for a new house […]

Sparkle in their Eyes - Twinkle in their Toes

Sparkle in their Eyes – Twinkle in their Toes

The inaugural Southern Plains Father Daughter Dance was held at the Lamar Elks Lodge Saturday evening, January 23.  Roni Vallejos, child life specialist, coordinated the event as a fundraiser for the new Hospice Children’s Good Grief Center. Roni and her team of Hospice employees and supporters spent time decorating, baking, and creating a “Winter Wonderland” […]

Leon W. Murray…September 29, 1935 – February 9, 2016

Leon W. Murray…September 29, 1935 – February 9, 2016

  A memorial service for lifetime Granada resident Leon W. Murray will be held at 10:00AM on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Reverend Kathy Leathers of the Granada United Methodist Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Granada. Per Leon’s request cremation will take place and there will […]

ACT! for America to Host Voter Registration Drive

ACT! for America to Host Voter Registration Drive

The Lamar Chapter of Act! for America will be sponsoring a Voter Registration Drive in Prowers County, as well as other counties in Colorado. As we approach the most important 2016 election, the Drive will offer the opportunity for citizens to register to vote in a variety of locations and a variety of methods.   It […]

City Reviewing Water Meter Performance

City Reviewing Water Meter Performance

  Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, expressed a concern regarding the performance of some of the city’s newer water meters, installed in 2013. He told the city council that some ‘error reads’ from the performance reports weren’t changing, “going on and on, and we got them over and over.”  Two dozen of the individual meter […]

Council Receives Funding for Bridge Repair

Council Receives Funding for Bridge Repair

“Team Lamar”; the Lamar City Council sported Bronco jerseys for Monday night’s council meeting, courtesy of Gerry Jenkins, council member. The Broncos, of course, won Sunday’s Super Bowl match against the Carolina Panthers and the council agreed to hold off on city matters long enough for a requested group shot.  Maybe they can do it […]

2016 Begins with Healthy City Sales Tax Report

2016 Begins with Healthy City Sales Tax Report

  December 2015 Sales and Use Tax collected in January 2016 indicated a healthy shopping community with City Sales Tax up 6.07% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 16.51% from the latest report. City Sales Tax collections were up $19,417.70 at $339,221.23.  That’s compared to the 2015 collection figure of $319,803.53. Year to […]

Billy Bingham…July 14, 1975 – February 1, 2016

Billy Bingham…July 14, 1975 – February 1, 2016

    A graveside memorial service for lifetime Lamar resident; Billy Bingham will be held at 11:30AM on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Wiley Cemetery with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Per the family’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Billy was born on July 14, […]

Eunice A. Ancell…September 27, 1920 – February 8, 2016

Eunice A. Ancell…September 27, 1920 – February 8, 2016

  A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Eunice A. Ancell will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Wiley Cemetery. Visitation for Eunice will be held from 1:00PM until 5:00PM on Friday, February […]

Magdalena “Molly” Martinez…June 21, 1931 – February 8, 2016

Magdalena “Molly” Martinez…June 21, 1931 – February 8, 2016

  A Mass of Christian Burial for longtime Lamar resident, Magdalena Martinez, affectionately known as Molly to her family and friends, will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, February 12, 2016 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 […]

CDOT Provides Estimated Timeline for Main Street Construction

CDOT Provides Estimated Timeline for Main Street Construction

  The Main Street construction project in Lamar will be conducted in three phases over several years and the bidding for a contractor for the first phase will begin May 5th of this year.  Brian Long, CDOT resident engineer for southeast Colorado and Dean VanDeWege, P.E. Senior Project Manager for Jacobs Consulting, hosted a public […]

Ruben Martinez, Sr….November 12, 1950 – February 2, 2016

Ruben Martinez, Sr….November 12, 1950 – February 2, 2016

    Mass of Christian Burial for Ruben Orlando Martinez, Sr. will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Father Raymond Grimes officiating. Interment will follow in the Fort Lyon National Cemetery, Las Animas, Colorado. Rosary/Scripture service will begin at 9:30 a.m. […]

Birth Announcements: Pizarro -/- Cordova

Birth Announcements: Pizarro -/- Cordova

  Claudia Casillas and Andres Pizarro of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Leayla Aviniyah Pizarro at Prowers Medical Center at 6:06am on Friday, February 5, 2016 with Dr. Woodward attending. Leayla weighed six pounds and 10 pounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Alena and Allianna.  Grandparents:  Ramon Pizarro […]

Countdown to Remark on Charter Communications Service

Countdown to Remark on Charter Communications Service

Flickering Super Bowl Game on Your TV? Some Charter Communications cable customers may have noticed segments of the 50th Super Bowl flickering off and on during the game this past Sunday, February 7th.  Some Charter customers may have been holding their breath, recalling another Super Bowl Sunday when the cable provider was off line for […]