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Pre-Conference Training Sessions for Rural Philanthropy Days Set

  Pre-Conference Training Sessions for Rural Philanthropy Days -Held for Southeast Colorado Less than a month prior to this year’s Southeast Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days event held in Trinidad, September 24-26, the Community Resource Center and Anschutz Family Foundation are providing critical pre-conference training sessions across the region. The training sessions are geared to help […]

Colorado Farmers’ Markets Are Now At Your Fingertips

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The popular Colorado Farm Fresh Directory, which has been helping consumers find local farmers’ markets for 30 years, is now available as a free mobile app. Farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and other agritourism activities are now conveniently available at your fingertips. “We are excited to expand this year’s Farm […]

Livestock Slaughter – July 2014 – U.S. Highlights

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.91 billion pounds in July, down 6 percent from the 4.16 billion pounds produced in July 2013. Beef production, at 2.09 billion pounds, was 9 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.60 million head, down 10 percent from July 2013. The average live […]

State Fair Fans: $150,000 Still Unclaimed From Cashless Cards

  Refunds Being Offered Until Sept. 2 at the Colorado State Fairgrounds   PUEBLO, Colo. – A little more than $150,000 is still unclaimed in refunds from the “Cashless Card” used at last year’s Colorado State Fair, and refunds are only available until the end of the 2014 Fair on September 1.   The Cashless […]

New LCC Dean of Academics Meets Commissioners, West Nile Found in Prowers County

Lamar Community College President, John Marrin, introduced Fred Hampel the college’s new Dean of Academics to the commissioners.  Hampel hailed from Kansas and had an agricultural background from having farmed and ranched in his early adult life.  He returned to college to become an economist, employed by corporations before he moved into higher education, teaching […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Report-May 2014

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office responded to 323 calls for service in May.  Lamar had 167 calls while Holly had 39 and the County posted 96 calls for the month.  Lamar had 48 legal papers or restraining orders served for May while the county had six.  The Sheriff’s Office responded to the county for Traffic […]

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  • PMC Birth Announcements August 22, 2014

    PMC Birth Announcements August 22, 2014

    Mikeala and Agustin Almanza of Lamar are the proud new parents to a baby boy. Gabriel Angel Almanza was born at 7:12am on August 17, 2014. He weighed 6 lb 14.5 oz and measured 20.5 inches in length. Congratulations to Mikeala and Agustin on the birth of your son! Ruth Maldonado of Lamar is happy […]

  • August 2014 Drought Update:  S.E. Colorado Sees Some Relief

    August 2014 Drought Update: S.E. Colorado Sees Some Relief

    Mild temperatures and above average precipitation across much of the state has brought continued drought relief to the eastern plains. The four corners region is experiencing less precipitation and deteriorating conditions. Monsoon rains could potentially help alleviate the drying. Water providers indicated that storage levels remain strong, with many reservoirs near or at capacity and […]

  • New at the Lamar Public Library for the Week of August 18, 2014

    New at the Lamar Public Library for the Week of August 18, 2014

    Added to the Library Collection for the Week of August 18, 2014 Adult Fiction Resistant #3: Dr. Lou Welcome series by Michael Palmr That Night by Chevy Stevens Boomerang#1: a Boomerang novel by Noelle August The Director by David Ignatius I Am Pilgrim #1: Pilgrim series by Terry Hayes The Girls From Corona del Mar […]

  • Butterfly Discovery at Sand Creek Massacre NHS

    Butterfly Discovery at Sand Creek Massacre NHS

    This regal fritillary (Speyeria idalia) marks yet another unique visitor to Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The National Park Service noted its outstanding colors and photographed it in Colorado’s Kiowa County for the first time. Unfortunately, regal fritillaries continue to decline in number and area. As in the picture, milkweed can draw this species […]

  • Lamar Citizens Presented with Congressional Recognition Awards by Congressman Gardner

    Lamar Citizens Presented with Congressional Recognition Awards by Congressman Gardner

      U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner’s campaign tour through southeast Colorado included an awards presentation this past Friday, August 15, at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn.  Gardner presented Queena Domburian a U.S. Citizenship Certificate and Rex Davis was presented with the Prowers County Conservationist of the Year Award which was read into the Congressional Records. Queena […]

  • Gov. Hickenlooper on Jobs Gain Numbers for Colorado

    Gov. Hickenlooper on Jobs Gain Numbers for Colorado

      DENVER — Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today issued the following statement regarding the news that Colorado’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent in July from 5.5 percent in June 2014. “Colorado’s unemployment rate is the lowest in almost six years and gives us a solid foundation to continue to build […]

  • Colorado July Employment Situation

    Colorado July Employment Situation

    Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July, to 2,452,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government decreased 500. Colorado has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains.   According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two tenths of […]

  • High Plains  Observes National Health Center Week & Anniversary

    High Plains Observes National Health Center Week & Anniversary

    Jay Brooke, High Plains Executive Director, along with Becky Olivas, Outreach Supervisor and Maura Gonzales, Outreach Worker, met with the Prowers County Commissioners for the official proclamation for the observance of National Health Center Week, 2014. Brooke noted that the local Center was established in 1995, and is observing its 19th year of service to […]

  • Prowers Medical Center Graduates Five in Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Course

    Prowers Medical Center Graduates Five in Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Course

    Prowers Medical Center is pleased to announce that five (5) individuals from surrounding healthcare organizations have successfully completed a 40-hour training course for Medical Interpreters. Prowers Medical Center holds a Level 2 licensure designation through the Bridging the Gap (BTG): Medical Interpreter Training Program allowing us to offer training to other organizations within our surrounding […]

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