Cougar notes: WNCC softball sweeps Lamar in home opener on Sunday
The Western Nebraska Community College softball team made their home opener a successful one with clutch hits in posting the doubleheader sweep over Lamar Community College in Region IX conference action Sunday at Volunteer Field. The first game saw the Cougars score 12 runs in the first inning on their...
Birth Announcement Nylah Celise McGee-Luna
Description: We welcome Nylah Celise McGee-Luna to the Southeast Colorado Community... Congratulations to her parents, family, and loved ones... Judith Luna of Lamar, Colorado and Josiah Balderrama of Granada, Colorado are excited to announce the birth of their Daughter Nylah Celise McGee-Luna born on March 11, 2023 at 9:47 pm. Weighing 6lbs. 11.7oz. and measuring 19.5 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Nancy Panter at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado.
Birth Announcement Casey Lynn Rogers
Description: We welcome Casey Lynn Rogers to the Southeast Colorado Community... Congratulations to her parents, family, and loved ones... Haliegh Nicole Aimes and Ryan Casey Rogers of La Junta, Colorado are excited to announce the birth of their Daughter Casey Lynn Rogers born on March 14, 2023 at 10:15 am. Weighing 8lbs. 7.6oz. and measuring 20 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Allison Peddle at the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta, Colorado.
SECCA Concert - The Hall Sisters, Monday, March 20th in Lamar
Description: The Hall Sisters to perform on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 7 pm at the Lamar High School Auditorium... (Courtesy Photo) The Hall Sisters to perform on Monday, March 20 at 7 pm at the Lamar High School Auditorium... The Southeast Colorado Concert Association are excited to welcome The...
Fun Learning for HOPE Center Students
Dozens of students from the HOPE Center at the former Lincoln School in Lamar have been treated to a unique learning experience this month. Dinosaurs, pizza, prizes, a movie and a fun way to learn. Under the guidance of HOPE President, Byron Hall, and Chief Probation Officer of the 15th...
Movies - Lamar Theatre - 2023-03-17
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AVCCA Presents: Illumine Trio March 24 in La Junta
The award-winning Illumine Trio is a unique ensemble consisting of Chris O’Hara on trumpet, harpist Katie Lynch Koglin, and soprano Sarah Moyer. This group of friends met as performers in Boston, MA and their friendship and love of music have helped them establish Illumine as a world-class musical ensemble. The members of Illumine Trio have vast experience across the musical spectrum from internationally touring brass ensembles to musical theater, orchestras, Grammy-nominated vocal ensembles, rock, jazz, and beyond. These three friends bring all these styles together for a beautiful and joyful musical experience.
Las Animas Mayor ‘believes in his heart’ city worker accused of starting Fort Lyon River Fire is innocent
BENT COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Mayor of Las Animas told 13 Investigates he believes the code enforcement officer facing three felony arson charges for intentionally starting the Fort Lyon River Fire will be found innocent. Las Animas Code Enforcement Officer Charles Champney is accused of "intentionally starting burning of...
MCC Baseball sweeps Runnin’ Lopes in Sunday doubleheader
The McCook Community College baseball team swept a doubleheader from Lamar Community College Sunday in the Jaycees Sports Complex winning 19-5 and 5-2. “It was a good day today obviously and we got a couple good starts from our starting pitchers,” said MCC Coach Jon Olsen. Sophomore Mikey Acierno...
MCC Baseball shifting weekend home series with Lamar to Sunday, Monday
The McCook Community College baseball team will push back their four-game series this weekend against Lamar Community College. That series was to have started Saturday but because of cold temperatures will now start Sunday. That series will include a pair of doubleheaders Sunday and Monday with first pitch both days...
Lamar Utility Board, March 2023 Report
The Lamar Utilities Board purchase orders for the month totaled $744,422.85, of which $731,096.39 required approval. That included the February estimate for the power purchase of $710,831.39 from Arkansas River Power Authority. February bills totaled $156,625.03. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told the board the plant’s line crew is rebuilding...
City Council Approves Liquor Licenses Requests
Three public hearings pertaining to liquor licenses were held by the Lamar City Council on Monday, March 13th. Lamar Hospitality, LLC dba Cobblestone Hotel & Suites was granted its request for a hotel/restaurant liquor license with councilman Mike Bellomy abstaining. Cobblestone general manager, Mike Gratta explained the lounge serves as the hotel’s breakfast nook in the morning. Walmart, at 1432 East Olive Street and Safeway at 906 East Olive Street were both granted their requests for a liquor license modification of premise application, allowing additional shelving and floor space to provide wine sales to their customers. Councilwoman Gerry Jenkins abstained in the Safeway vote. Colorado voters approved the inclusion of wine sales in grocery stores during the past November General Election.
LJFD VS North La Junta Brush Fire 3/14/23
Description: Photos Courtesy of La Junta Fire Department... At approx 445 pm today we responded to the 1800 block of Himebaugh in North La Junta for a brush fire. Upon arrival the fire was about a 1 to 1 1/2 acres burning toward the river bottom. A fast aggressive initial attack stopped the fire spread.
Help Wanted: La Junta/Otero County Housing Authority Program Specialist
Description: Pay: $15.00 hourly - Employer contributes to health, dental and vision insurance and retirement plan. Vacation/sick leave + paid holidays. Job to start upon selection of qualified applicants. Applications available at: La Junta/Otero County Housing Authority 315 E. 5th St., La Junta, Co. 81050 719-384-9055. Help Wanted: La Junta/Otero...
Vietnam Era Veteran's Day Breakfast March 29, 2023 at VFW Post #2411
Description: The breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m. after the Avenue of Flags are posted in Las Animas, McClave and Hasty. All Vietnam Veterans and their families are welcome. Vietnam Era Veteran's Day Breakfast March 29, 2023 at VFW Post #2411. Vietnam Era Veterans will be honored with a breakfast...
McClave Places Fourth at 1A Boys State Tournament
The McClave boys saw their season end with a 56-49 loss to Stratton in the 3rd place game in the Class 1A state tournament on Saturday afternoon at the UNC Bank of Colorado Arena. The Cardinals entered the 1A Boys State Championship Tournament with the thought of a repeat championship...
Birth announcement: Ortega
Dominic Caesar Ortega was born into the world at 6:53 p.m. on March 1, 2023 at the Prowers Medical Center in Lamar. He was welcomed by proud parents Abel Ortega and Veronica Garibay. Dominic weighed nine pounds and six ounces and was 21 ½ inches in length at birth.
City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report, January 2023
Sales tax revenue for the City of Lamar was 11.53% for January sales, collected this past February. The revenue gain was $34,891.79 with a loss of $8,222.42 for a 33.83% downturn in Use Tax collections. Total sales and Use Tax collections were up 8.24% for a gain of $27,135.57 with 2023 total collections at $356,487.49.
Lamar Community College welcomes new president Dr. Rosana Reyes
With her term at Lamar Community College just beginning, Dr. Rosana Reyes, new President at LCC, has big plans, high hopes, and lofty goals for the future. And she’s just the person for the job. Reyes has more than 25 years of experience as a collaborative educator. She is a wife, a mother, and a lifelong education advocate.
Fireman Sculpture for 9/11 Memorial on Display
Members of the 9/11 Tribute Memorial Committee hosted a gathering of area residents this past Sunday, March 12th, to view the clay sculpture of a fireman, a representation of the bronze figure which will be attached to the 9/11 Memorial adjacent to the Big Timbers Museum on Highway 50 in Lamar a few days prior to this year’s 9/11 commemoration.
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