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Wind batters Lower Arkansas Valley  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Chainsaws buzzed Thursday as folks in the Lower Arkansas Valley region began cleaning up from a storm that began pummeling the area Wednesday.



Obituary for Margaret “Joyce” McMichael  Greeley Tribune

Margaret “Joyce” McMichael July 10, 1943-Feb. 20, 2019 Age: 75 Residence: Greeley Margaret “Joyce” McMichael was called to be with the Lord on Feb.



Meet Mr. and Miss La Junta High School: Riley Remick and Aimee Wallner  La Junta Tribune Democrat

La Junta High School presented its most prestigious awards on Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Miss La Junta High School are nominated by the faculty and voted ...



Wrestling regionals this weekend  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The local high school wrestling teams will be in regional action this coming weekend in venues across the state.The top four wrestlers in each weight division ...



La Junta Tigers: 2018 2A State Champs!  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The La Junta High School football team went into this year's Class 2A state playoffs as the fourth-seeded team. But when the dust settled at the end of the ...



District retains Lovato  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Rick Lovato's contract as superintendent of East Otero School District R-1 was approved by the Board of Education at its meeting Monday.The vote to retain ...



Several local wrestlers in On the Mat rankings  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Tim Yount released his fifth On the Mat rankings and his first after the holiday break this past Friday.Three local teams are in the Class 2A team rankings.



Basketball playoffs under way  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Playoff action for local high school basketball teams are either under way or about to begin. Class 3A Tri-Peaks District Tournament. The Class 3A Tri-Peaks ...



First La Junta Hall of Fame class exemplifies dedication, excellence  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Eight individuals were inducted into the La Junta High School Hall of Fame Saturday at InspirationField. Here are thumbnail sketches on each inductee.



La Junta football to host Lamar in Whistle Game  La Junta Tribune Democrat

After being away from home the past three weeks, the top-ranked La Junta High School football team will host long-time rival Lamar in the 17th Annual Whistle ...



State champs serve Christmas Dinner  La Junta Tribune Democrat

La Junta High School football coaches Ty Buderus and Mike Torrez brought the Class 2A State Champion football team to the Senior Center on Thursday to ...



Tigers shine in State Fair Parade  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Marching Band Day at the State Fair was SaturdayHave you heard the La Junta Jr/Sr High School Band practicing on the streets this summer? There's a good ...



Weston Buhr performs in La Junta concert  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Weston Buhr of La Junta is 15 years old and in his sophomore year at Cheraw High School. This year's “Songs for an Infant King” is the third free piano concert ...



La Junta names 2018-19 cheerleading squad  La Junta Tribune Democrat

La Junta High School named its cheerleading squad for the 2018-19 school year earlier this month. Back row, from left: Emma Stokes, Maria Llaca, and Emalie ...



Ty Buderus named new La Junta football coach  La Junta Tribune Democrat

It didn't take long for La Junta High School to name a new head football coach and it kept the position in the family as Ty Buderus will take over beginning this ...



First La Junta Hall of Fame class announced  La Junta Tribune Democrat

La Junta High School has announced the first class of the LJHS Hall of Fame earlier this week. The list includes Bob Blair, Joe Duenas, Jared Haberman, Tippy ...



La Junta volleyball struggles, but still sweeps Rocky Ford  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The La Junta High School volleyball team struggled at times as it hosted Rocky Ford Monday at Tiger Gym. The Lady Meloneers took advantage of much of the ...



Tigers honored at Broncos game  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The Class 2A state champion La Junta High School football team was honored at Broncos Stadium at Mile High Saturday prior to the game between Denver and ...



La Junta Junior High Awards  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The La Junta Junior High School Academic and Athletic Awards were presented on Thursday, May 10, at the La Junta High School Gym. Presenting the awards ...



Wallace feted at awards ceremony  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The La Junta Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Community *Service* banquet Monday night, a much-anticipated event by the business and social ...



Traveling the Pacific Crest Trail with La Juntas Katrina Horner  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of columns by Katrina Horner, a graduate of La Junta High School. Horner left La Junta after graduation and attended ...



La Juntas Jacob Tafoya invited to compete in Blue-Grey Football All-American Bowl  La Junta Tribune Democrat

After a couple of impressive showings at combines, La Junta High School's Jacob Tafoya, a 6 foot 3 inch, 300-pound lineman, has been selected to compete in ...



La Junta, Platte Valley talk 2A football title game at press conference  Pueblo Chieftain

Two of Class 2As finest high school football programs toured Colorado State University-Pueblo's Neta & Eddie DeRose ThunderBowl with smiles Wednesday as ...



#CSPWATCHMECLICK – Lamar and La Junta Schools Take Park  The Prowers Journal

The Colorado State Patrol will be unveiling the Watch Me Click high school seat belt challenge next week in Lamar and La Junta. The Watch Me Click campaign ...



He gave the gift of life  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Corey's gift of organs saved lives when he lost his own life. Corey Borg-Massanari of Vail, grandson of Bonnie and Dwayne Rufenacht and son of Mark ...



John William Bill Haberman  La Junta Tribune Democrat

John William Haberman (Bill, J.W.), 81, of La Junta, Colorado, passed away, Sunday, December 30, 2018. Bill was born on August 20, 1937, to John Karl ...



La Juntas Jacob Tafoya impresses at Blue-Grey combine  La Junta Tribune Democrat

La Junta High School's Jacob Tafoya, a 6-foot, 2-inch, 300-pound lineman, is turning some heads at regional combines sponsored by Blue-Grey Football.



High school postseason basketball tournaments set  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Class 3A The La Junta High School boys' basketball team is one of four Tri-Peaks League teams participating in the Class 3A State Tournament. The Tigers ...



Tafoya signs with Adams State  La Junta Tribune Democrat

La Junta High School's Jacob Tafoya, a 6-foot, 3-inch, 300-pound lineman, signed a national letter of intent to continue his education and athletic career at ...



Tigers defeat Savages, 59-46  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The La Junta High School boys' basketball team led from almost start to finish when it hosted Lamar Tuesday at Tiger Gym.The Tigers were in front at the end of ...



Tigers pound Huskies 59-35  La Junta Tribune Democrat

After losing three straight games, the La Junta High School boys' basketball team was looking for a win.The Tigers got that victory when they defeated Florence ...



La Junta Tigers finish fourth at Shootout  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The 31st Annual La Junta Holiday Shootout had a promising start for the La Junta Boys' basketball team, as it defeated Fowler 53-47 Thursday at Tiger Gym.



OJC basketball program to host three camps  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The Otero Junior College basketball program will once again host its three annual camps. On June 1-2, it will host the boys' team camp; on June 5-7 it will host ...



La Juntas Jon Nuschy named Class 2A Player of Year by CHSAA  La Junta Tribune Democrat

For the second straight year, La Junta High School's Jon Nuschy has been named the Class 2A Player of the Year by the Colorado High School Activities ...



New coach takes over La Junta track and field program  La Junta Tribune Democrat

There will be a new coach in charge of the La Junta High School track and field program beginning this year as Bill Remick will be in charge. Remick is no ...



Pueblo West names former La Junta coach Clint Buderus as its new football coach  Pueblo Chieftain

Pueblo West High School is trading one state champion for another.Thursday, former La Junta High School head coach, Clint Buderus, who coached the Tigers ...



La Juntas Wyatt Buhr signs to play football at Western State  La Junta Tribune Democrat

La Junta High School student-athlete Wyatt Buhr signed a national letter of intent to play football at Western State Colorado University beginning this fall.



New coach to lead young La Junta girls basketball  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The La Junta High School girls' basketball team will have a new coach at the helm this season as Cayla Grasmick takes control of the team. Grasmick is ...



Three La Junta baseball players named All-State by Colorado Dugout Club  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The Colorado Dugout Club announced its All-State teams earlier this month and three La Junta High School players were named to the Class 3A team.



Photos: Seen on Scene: Orange and Black 2017  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The Orange and Black ceremony was marked with enthusiasm for both academic and athletic heroes, and there were plenty of both (sometimes the same).



Multiple Otero County crashes kill 2, injure 1  KRDO

An Otero County teenager was killed in a rollover accident on State Route 109 north of La Junta, according to the Colorado State Patrol.



La Junta Holiday Shootout celebrates 30th edition  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The La Junta Holiday Shootout will mark a milestone this season as it will be the 30th time the tournament will be played. The Shootout begins Thursday with ...



La Junta baseball at Class 3A State Tournament  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Tuesday Peak to Peak 5, La Junta 4 GREELEY — The La Junta High School baseball team fell behind 5-0 to Peak to Peak in its opening game at the Class 3A ...



Community remembers longtime educator, coach  La Junta Tribune Democrat

A memorial celebration for longtime educator and coach Jim Sullivan, who died unexpectedly on Nov. 1, 2016, was held Thursday at the La Junta High School ...



Chamber of Commerce Banquet  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Community *Service* Award goes to Rick Klein. The City of La Junta was the ultimate winner Monday evening at the Otero Junior College Banquet Hall for the ...



La Junta football defeats Eaton in dominating effort  La Junta Tribune Democrat

EATON — The fourth-ranked La Junta High School football team used the same tactics it has used for several weeks this season and that is to take the lead ...



2018 Year in Review – February  The Prowers Journal

February 2018. 25-7 MEDIA TO Acquire Cherry Creek Media Radio Stations in S.E. Colorado. LAMAR, CO – 25-7 Media, Inc. and Cherry Creek Media ...



Frank Gonzales heads to new role with Colorado Rockies organization  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Former La Junta High School student-athlete Frank Gonzales will have a new position within the Colorado Rockies organization beginning this season.



Stolen Vehicle Makes for Wild Chase on Hwy 50 in SE CO  The Prowers Journal

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating an incident Monday, October 8, 2018, involving a stolen vehicle that crashed into multiple vehicles, causing ...



Escape Room  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Sarah Carson and Alex Sonnier, founders of “The Escape”, have been eagerly designing and running a number of 'escape rooms' to benefit various causes.



Picketwire Players turn 50  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The Picketwire Players of La Junta, CO celebrate 50 years in the Arkansas Valley with the 2018 season.Mickie Awards and annual meeting at 7 p.m. Saturday in ...



Candidates for homecoming royalty  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The nominees for homecoming queen and king of La Junta High School submitted biographies, which are summarized here.



Hi-Teens royalty  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The Hi-Teens of La Junta High School are having their dance on Sunday night, Nov. 22, and have announced the royalty candidates.



Anderson returns to take over dental practice  La Junta Tribune Democrat

A La Junta native has returned to his hometown to take over a dental practice. Ryan Anderson, DDS, purchased Rosa Lacy's practice at 13 E. Fourth St. in La ...



Several locals win at La Junta track and field Open  La Junta Tribune Democrat

The La Junta Open had quite a contrast in the days it took place at Tiger Stadium. The meet began last Friday in cold, windy and misty conditions and it was ...



Meet Kiowa Cranson, quarterhorse trainer  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Kiowa Cranson was working in the horse arena at the farm just off County Road 31 on Wednesday afternoon. It's where he is almost every afternoon since he ...



New La Junta teachers for 2016-17  La Junta Tribune Democrat

New teacher orientation for La Junta Public Schools was held at the Intermediate School on Aug. 9 and 10.



Actress searches for family history in Fowler Tribune  La Junta Tribune Democrat

TLC's “Who Do You Think You Are?” series follows famous people as they trace their genealogy. One of those journeys had ties to Fowler and La Junta.



Former La Junta wrestler Jared Haberman to enter Western State Hall of Fame  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Former La Junta High School student-athlete Jared Haberman has been elected to enter the Western State Colorado University Mountaineer Athletics Hall of ...



John Hosttler announces for County Commisioner District 2  Ag Journal

John V. Hostetler of Swink has announced his candidacy for Otero County Commissioner in District 2. Hostetler has lived in Otero County since 1963. He is a ...



Lamar High School track results  Lamar Ledger

The Lamar Invitational track meet took place on Sat. March 24 leaving the Savages on top. The Lamar boys track team placed 1st while the Lamar girls team ...



No. 2 La Junta football hosts No. 1 Kent Denver  La Junta Tribune Democrat

It will be a battle of the top two teams in Class 2A on Friday as the second-ranked La Junta High School football team will host top-ranked Kent Denver School.



Roger Kent Anderson…June 7, 1944 – December 14, 2018  The Prowers Journal

Funeral Services for Holly, Colorado resident, Kent Anderson will be held at 10:00 a.m. on December 21, 2018 at the Holly High School Gymnasium. Interment ...



Judy Hijar…January 12, 1947 – December 14, 2018  The Prowers Journal

Funeral Services for Sugar City, Colorado resident Judy Hijar will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday December 21, 2018 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Lamar, ...



Leo Emery Moreno…January 21, 1954 – February 11, 2019  The Prowers Journal

A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Leo E. Moreno will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ian ...



UPDATE: Senator Crowder Urging Action on Converted Military Vehicles  The Prowers Journal

Senator Crowder just announced that remote testimony on his bill will be available on Monday, January 28th at 1:30pm at Lamar Community College, saving the ...



Rocky Ford softball locks up Tri-Peaks League title  La Junta Tribune Democrat

LAMAR — The Rocky Ford High School softball team wrapped up the Tri-Peaks League championship on Thursday as it defeated Lamar 8-1 at Citizens Field.



La Junta boys basketball a more experienced team  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Last season, the La Junta High School boys' basketball team got off to a slow start. However, the Tigers came on strong toward the end of the season and ...



Ann C. Smith…February 15, 1925 – December 7, 2018  The Prowers Journal

Ann Catherine (Grilliot) Smith passed away on Pearl Harbor Day on December 7, 2018, at the age of 93 in her home surrounded by her children. Ann was born ...



Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site Closed during Partial Government Shutdown  The Prowers Journal

La Junta, CO – Due to the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent partial shutdown of the federal government, Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site is closed ...



La Junta boys basketball comeback nips Vanguard  La Junta Tribune Democrat

Cole Bryant made two free throws with 6.5 seconds remaining and Dyson Oquist scored 30 points as the La Junta High School boys' basketball team came from ...



Clifford Gene La Cost…August 8, 1941 – December 23, 2018  The Prowers Journal

A celebration of life memorial *service* for longtime Lamar, Colorado resident, Gene La Cost will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Lamar, Colorado on ...



James Miller…October 14, 1939 – October 9, 2018  The Prowers Journal

Graveside Memorial *Service* for long time Las Animas, CO resident James (Jim) Eldon Miller will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19,2018 at Bent/Las Animas ...



Jo Ellen Ausmus…November 18, 1938 – September 18, 2018  The Prowers Journal

A celebration of life for former Lamar, Colorado resident, currently of La Junta, Colorado, Jo Ellen Ausmus will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, September 22, ...



The Lamar Elks Honors the January Students of the Month  The Prowers Journal

One of the biggest challenges most young people face today is the lack of support and encouragement. This can frustrate them and hinder their performance.



Rep. Ken Buck Challenger Karen McCormick Launches Weeklong Southeast Colorado Tour  The Prowers Journal

Karen McCormick will tour southeastern Colorado in her bid to oust Rep. Ken Buck, beginning in Trinidad September 3, making stops in Las Animas, Bent, Baca, ...



Eric Edwin Hawkins…April 28, 1964 – December 3, 2018  The Prowers Journal

Longtime Elizabeth, Colorado, resident Eric Edwin Hawkins passed away peacefully at home with his wife Lora and four children Megan, Hillary, Shelby and ...



Cheyenne Wells Tigers earn trip to state tournament  Lamar Ledger

The Cheyenne Wells Tigers boy's basketball team defeated South Baca, 56-42, in the Bracket 2 championship game of the Class 1A Southeast Region 3 ...



Gary Lee Cramblet…August 8, 1952 – January 19, 2019  The Prowers Journal

The livestock industry lost a dear friend. Gary Lee Cramblet went to be with his Lord and Savior early January 19, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.



Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair  The Prowers Journal

Wednesday, November 7th, was a win-win day for a lot of middle and high school students from the region participating in the first annual Lamar Youth ...



McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident  The Prowers Journal

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 50 near Prowers County Road 1, in Prowers County. A 2006 ...



Vilas team takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl  The Prowers Journal

(Lamar, Colorado; November 8, 2018) The Vilas High School A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar ...



What Passage of Ballot 4A Will Do for School District  The Prowers Journal

The Lamar High School will be 50 years old in 2019 and the Lincoln School is a few years older. The needed upgrades for both schools were detailed during a ...



CR “Bob” Reyher…July 29, 1929 – February 12, 2019  The Prowers Journal

A graveside funeral *service* for former Lamar area resident, Bob Reyher, will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley ...



Colorado Opportunity Zone Office Opening to Assist Investments in Communities  The Prowers Journal

Governor Polis Announces New Office to Help Colorado Communities Realize Opportunity Zone Investment -/- OEDIT and DOLA to support newly-established ...



Jeremy A. Groomer…December 9, 1982 – December 7, 2018  The Prowers Journal

A celebration of life memorial *service* for lifelong Lamar resident, Jeremy A. Groomer will be held at a later date. Per Jeremy's request cremation will take place ...



New President Announced at Otero Junior College  The Prowers Journal

LA JUNTA — Dr. Nancy J. McCallin, President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), announced today that Dr. Timothy Alvarez will be the fifth ...



Joseph “Joe” I. Corum…May 8, 1935 – February 10, 2019  The Prowers Journal

A celebration of life memorial *service* for current Canon City, Colorado resident formerly of Lamar, Joseph “Joe” I. Corum will be held at a later date. Per Joe's ...



Lamar's Savannah Tice signs with Western State  Lamar Ledger

Lamar High School senior Savannah Tice will continue to compete in the sport she holds dear to her heart. Tice signed a letter of intent on Thursday, April 20, ...



Full Operations Resume at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site  The Prowers Journal

La Junta, CO – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site has resumed regular operations as of this morning, ...



William “Bill” Thrailkill…September 5, 1940 – December 13, 2018  The Prowers Journal

Memorial Services for former Lamar, CO resident William “Bill” Thrailkill will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Valley Memorial Funeral ...



New Cañon City High School director influenced by Nolans  Canon City Daily Record

The new Cañon City High School band director chose his profession partly because of former Florence High School band director, Mike Nolan.



2018 Year in Review – December  The Prowers Journal

Reductions in Lamar Light Plant Electric Bills Coming in 2019. The Lamar Utilities Board took two steps during their final meet of the year, December 11th, ...



Profile: Jack Dietrich, The Good Life  Crested Butte News

by Dawne Belloise. Jack Dietrich is sitting outside on his deck, overlooking the backyard Shangri-La he created. Cement Creek makes a “U” shaped border ...



PAUL POMPERMAYER  Mercer Island Reporter

Paul flew west on February 6, 2018 surrounded by his loving family during his final hours. Paul died from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.



Danielle Gonzales…February 5, 1999 – March 8, 2018  The Prowers Journal

A Mass of Christian Burial for Danielle Gonzales will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Bent Community Center in Las Animas, Colorado.



Steven Hines…November 30, 1949 – January 19, 2019  The Prowers Journal

Funeral Services for Coolidge, Kansas resident, Steven Hines will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the Coolidge Gymnasium with ...



Emma Loraine (May) Briggs…June 3, 1928 – December 9, 2018  The Prowers Journal

Emma passed peacefully from this life into a better one on December 9, 2018, in Eads, Colorado with her daughter by her side. She was 90 years old. The oldest ...



Class 1A Southeast Region 3 girls and boys results  Lamar Ledger

Wiley's Christian Dellamaestra (#14) fights for a loose ball against Elbert's Tristan Buchanan in their Southeast Region 3 Tournament game on Friday, March 3 ...



Holly blows Genoa-Hugo off the court in regional  Lamar Ledger

The Holly Wildcats boy's basketball makes statement.



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