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Bent County Regional Transit Plan

What is the feasibility of developing a regional transit plan which links bus services between Rocky Ford to Lamar? LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. of Colorado held a public meeting at the Lamar SOS Center this past Friday, February 17th to seek input on the need for connecting services among counties and communities and the demographics […]

Snowpack, Reservoir Levels Remain Strong Across Colorado from NRCS Report

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released its Colorado Water Supply Outlook Report, based on Feb. 1 figures, which marks the second comprehensive update for Colorado since the “2017 water year” began on Oct. 1. According to the report, statewide snowpack and reservoir levels had increased since the Jan. 1 report, and were well […]

Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Anticipate 2017

The Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association looks with eager anticipation to 2017 as a year of opportunity for the ranching industry. Resonating President Trump’s strong pro-American agenda, the CICA is continuing to work diligently to re-implement Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef. COOL has been widely opposed by the four main beef packers, none of […]

Colorado Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has seen a steady decrease in Bovine Trichomoniasis cases in the last three years. Bovine Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as “trich,” is an infectious sexually transmitted disease in cattle, resulting in abortions and infertility. “Ranchers who co-mingle their herds have a state requirement to […]

Managing in Tough Times Part 4: Current Financial Situation Unfolding in Colorado’s Production Agriculture

The current agricultural economy is facing difficult times with low commodity prices and the drought conditions facing much of the state’s agricultural lands. For the majority of farmers and ranchers the ability to breakeven this year is not possible even with record wheat and corn yields.  At this time wheat prices are $2.70 to $3.05 […]

Awards Honor Colorado Companies for Agricultural Exports

Awards Honor Colorado Companies for Agricultural Exports BROOMFIELD, Colo.–Agriculture continues to be one of Colorado’s top industries, contributing more than $40 billion to the state economy each year. In addition to feeding the state and nation, Colorado farm products travel the globe, with Colorado agricultural exports approaching nearly $2 billion annually. The Colorado Department of […]

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    Randy M. Foster, Sr….October 2, 1955 – February 16, 2017

        A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Randy M. Foster, Sr., will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the Living Covenant Ministries in Lamar with Pastor Rick Beard officiating. Interment will follow at the McClave Cemetery in McClave, Colorado. Visitation for Randy will be held on Wednesday, February […]

  • Scholarship Deadlines Approaching at LCC

    Scholarship Deadlines Approaching at LCC

    (Lamar, Colorado: February 15, 2017) Each year, over $300,000 is available in scholarship funds at Lamar Community College.  While the College and LCC Foundation plan to award the same amount next academic year, application deadlines are quickly approaching.  All interested students should apply for scholarships as soon as possible. The College and LCC Foundation administer […]

  • PROWERS COUNTY ZONTA PREPARES FOR ROSE DAY – MARCH 8, 2017

    PROWERS COUNTY ZONTA PREPARES FOR ROSE DAY – MARCH 8, 2017

      (Lamar, Colorado, February 14, 2017)  The Zonta Club of Prowers County will once again celebrate Zonta Rose Day and International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8th. The day presents an opportunity for area residents to recognize individuals who have made a difference in the status of women. Zonta members will sell the club’s official […]

  • Bob Seay to Lead Prowers County Democrats

    Bob Seay to Lead Prowers County Democrats

    Lamar, CO February 15, 2017 Bob Seay, former Congressional candidate, was elected as County Chair of the Prowers County Democrats at the party’s biennial organizational meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at the Cow Palace. Jillane Hixson, former Chair, will serve as Vice Chair. Seay spoke candidly about the state of the Democratic Party in Prowers […]

  • County Facing Costly Water Safety Upgrade

    County Facing Costly Water Safety Upgrade

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  • Esparza Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

    Esparza Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

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