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CROP PRODUCTION – JUNE 2018

      COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2018, is forecast at 88.00 million bushels, according to the June 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 5 percent from the May […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2018

    Employers in Colorado added 7,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,723,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,400 and government decreased by 700. April estimates were revised down to 2,715,700, and the over the month increase from March to April […]

Veteran’s Mobile Center Postpones June 22nd Lamar Visit

  The planned visit by the Mobile Vet Center out of Pueblo on Friday, June 22nd at Walmart in Lamar has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.  The Mobile Vet Center serves as a traveling office to accommodate local veterans on issues of concern to them. Gary Harbert, Prowers County VA […]

Granada Trustees Adhere to County Burn Ban

    The recent county-wide fire ban, announced by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, June 12th, does apply to Granada.  The monthly June 13th Trustee’s meeting affirmed that even though Granada was in the unincorporated portion of the county, an earlier ordinance adhering to the ban had been passed, stating in effect, that […]

Stapleton Campaign Swing Through the Southeast

  Colorado Treasurer, Walker Stapleton, visited with local constituents and local GOP representatives during a stop at Brew Unto Others in Lamar, Wednesday, June 13th. Stapleton, the current state treasurer for over seven years, is the leading Republican candidate for governor heading into the June 26th state primary.  He discussed some of the citizens’ concerns […]

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  • Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

    Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

      MEDIA RELEASE To the Citizens and Visitors of Prowers County, Based upon current environmental conditions, the perceived fire threat and the fires we have already experienced in the areas of Prowers County, the Sheriff as Fire Warden, the County Commissioners and the Rural Fire Chief have agreed to place Prowers County in a Fire […]

  • Birth Announcement: Aguilera

    Birth Announcement: Aguilera

        Vincent Aguilera and Julia Reyes of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Landon Jo Aguilera at 5:46am at Prowers Medical Center on Monday, June 11, 2018 with Dr. Foley attending. Landon weighed seven pounds and twelve ounces and was 20 ½ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Jaydren Reyes and Riley […]

  • Light Plant Superintendent Briefs Utility Board on Tri-State Power Purchase Agreement

    Light Plant Superintendent Briefs Utility Board on Tri-State Power Purchase Agreement

        The Lamar Utilities Board met without sufficient members to form a quorum this past Tuesday, June 12, so no official votes could be taken regarding purchase order approval or payment of bills. Instead, Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh provided details for the on-going Power Purchase Agreement between ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority and […]

  • City Council Votes Against 6th Street Broadband Tower

    City Council Votes Against 6th Street Broadband Tower

        The Lamar City Council, on a four to three ballot, voted against erecting a 100 foot tall wireless broadband communication tower at 207 South 6th Street in Lamar.  The address is in a C-2 zoning district.  NE Colorado Cellular, Inc, d/b/a Viaero Wireless and Mountain Tower & Land LLC, submitted an application which […]

  • COLORADO CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING JUNE 10, 2018

    COLORADO CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING JUNE 10, 2018

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Abnormally hot and dry conditions accelerated crop development and fieldwork across Colorado last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Most areas received no moisture last week, but some isolated storms with damaging hail were observed in northeastern counties. Northeastern county reporters noted most […]

  • Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Figures Slow Up for April

    Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Figures Slow Up for April

        While the year to date collection revenues for the City of Lamar kept its health forward momentum for the past year, the April Sales and Use Tax collections slowed with a narrow advance. City Sales Tax collected for April dropped to a negative number, 0.30% for a loss of $762.50 comparing 2018 collections […]

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