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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2017 ANNUAL – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.52 billion pounds in March, down slightly from the 4.54 billion pounds produced in March 2017. Beef production, at 2.20 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, down 2 percent from March 2017. The average live weight […]

State Senator Crowder Bill for Used Vehicle Sales Tax Relief Passes Senate

DENVER – In an effort to assist Colorado’s working class, Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) authored Senate Bill-77, an exemption of the sales tax for used vehicles in the State of Colorado. Currently, a vehicle has sales tax applied to it each time it is sold, meaning that the State of Colorado can double, triple, and […]

A Dream Comes True for HOPE Center Students

    A four yearlong project is coming to a conclusion at the Lincoln School HOPE Center today, April 20th.  Rolls of fresh sod are being placed over new dirt and a recently installed sprinkler system, creating a grass playground for the students at the school.  It’s been a long time in coming. Emily Neischburg, […]

Colorado Employment Situation for March 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 5,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,707,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government increased 1,100. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from February to March at 3.0 percent. The […]

LCC Spring Horse Show set for April 27

      (Lamar, Colorado; April 19, 2018) The Lamar Community College Horse Training & Management (HTM) and Equine Business Management (EBM) programs will host their annual Spring Show on Friday, April 27. The show will be held in the Equine Complex, just north of College Road in Lamar, starting at 10:30am that morning. The […]

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 28

The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program, which will run from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 28th, is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program […]

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        Christina Foster and Jared Bastian of Lamar and Denver, announce the birth of their daughter, Priscilla Jade Bastian at 11:41am at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 with Dr. Foley attending. Priscilla weighed six pounds and five ounces and was 18.5 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Ava Joann Bastian.  Grandparents:  […]

  • Arbor Day in Lamar

    Arbor Day in Lamar

        The Lamar Tree Board invites local 5th grade students to assist in the annual Arbor Day, tree planting event, this time at Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  Although Wednesday was windy, fortunately, most of the fierce, dust-laden gales were absent from the day before. Tree Board President, Jane Felter, explained to the gathered students […]

  • Christina Fulton...April 5, 1943 - April 16, 2018

    Christina Fulton…April 5, 1943 – April 16, 2018

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  • Lodging Panel Approves, Tables and Denies Funding Requests

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        The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel held a relatively brief monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17th to discuss funding requests that had submitted to them for approval. An earlier $1,000 pledge to the Rural Philanthropy Days event, set for mid-June in Lamar was approved, but the full amount requested, an additional $3,800 was […]

  • Lamar Library Received Laureate Rho Donation

    Lamar Library Received Laureate Rho Donation

    Laureate Rho Chapter members of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority donate funds to the Lamar Library to purchase children’s books. Pictured is Sue Lathrop, Lamar Librarian; Cheri Aguilera, Youth Services Librarian; and Kay Arends, Laureate Rho Chapter. A spokesperson said this is an annual donation from the Laureate Rho Chapter to the Library, as these funds […]

  • Maria Espinoza…July 27, 1955 – April 16, 2018

    Maria Espinoza…July 27, 1955 – April 16, 2018

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