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Consolidated Mail Center Officially Opens in Granada

    Members of the Granada Trustees, local school board and Prowers County Commissioners were on hand for a streaming and live-time ribbon cutting ceremony today for the Consolidated Return Mail Center in Granada. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade provided opening remarks at the outset of the January 14th event, “This day and journey started a year […]

Granada Trustees Briefed on SCEDD Services

      Brent Frazee, the representative for SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District, presented an outline of services available to the Granada community, during the Trustees monthly meeting, January 13th. Frazee serves Otero, Crowley, Kiowa, Bent, Baca and Prowers Counties and described CED’s, or  Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies which helps determine a region’s economic […]

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

DENVER –  Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order activating members of the Colorado National Guard to assist with the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. “Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s […]

2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Mental Illness

    This second annual fundraiser, Speak Up about the Silent Illness, sponsored by the Anthony W. LaTour Memorial fund, is set for Saturday, February 27th from 9am to Noon beginning at the downtown Lamar Pocket Park. The $25 registration fee, if paid by January 31st, places your order for a commemorative tee shirt. Free […]

USDA Gathers Info to Determine Financial Well-being of Agriculture

  LAKEWOOD, COLORADO – January 12, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will spend several months gathering information about farm economics and production practices from farmers and ranchers across the Mountain Region states of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. The agency is conducting the third and […]

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

  Trees burned in the Hayman Fire of 2002 stand in stark, black contrast to the surrounding landscape in Teller County. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife DENVER – The 2020 wildfires in Colorado were historic. Before last summer, the Hayman Fire was, for 18 years, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history at […]

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  • COVID-19 Weekend Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for January 12, 2020

    COVID-19 Weekend Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for January 12, 2020

      There are 1,054 cumulative totals for COVID-19 in Prowers County as of 01/12/2021 5pm. These are 21 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has listed Baca County with 212 cases and one death; Bent County with 1,237 cases and 17 deaths; Crowley County with […]

  • Governor Polis Statement on Space Command Announcement

    Governor Polis Statement on Space Command Announcement

    Statement on Space Command Announcement DENVER –  Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera released the following statement upon reports that the Trump administration is relocating U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs to Alabama.  “Colorado’s proud military heritage, unparalleled aerospace ecosystem, and unmatched quality of life for our service members and their families […]

  • GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2020

    GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2020

      COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2020 were 94.06 million bushels, down 3 percent from December 1, 2019, according to the December 1st Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   All corn stocks stored on farms […]

  • ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS The 2020 corn for grain crop is estimated at 123.00 million bushels, 23 percent below last year’s production of 159.90 million bushels, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 116.0 […]

  • LUB Starts Work for 2021

    LUB Starts Work for 2021

      The Lamar Utilities Board began their 2021 meeting sessions on Tuesday, January 12th continuing to observe pandemic protocols. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the board of continuing upgrades to sections of the plant including the 5-4kv distribution circuits power protection relays in the plant. The current relays date back to the 1960s. No […]

  • 2021 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

    2021 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

        Lamar – January 11, 2021 — Golden Plains Insurance is once again proud to announce its annual scholarship award. It consists of a one time, $1,000 scholarship for the 2021-2022 Academic school year to a deserving 2021 area high school graduate with a desire for successful completion of higher education, either academic or […]

  • City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

    City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

        The Lamar City Council held its first meeting of 2021 this past Monday, January 11th. City Treasurer, Kristin McCrea noted her findings for the city’s Water/Wastewater fund from 2016 to 2020 which indicated the operating expenditures for four of the past five years have been overspent. Her written report suggested the need to […]

  • City Sales Tax Revenue Ending Year on Positive Gain

    City Sales Tax Revenue Ending Year on Positive Gain

        Despite the drop in sales tax revenue for this past November, the Lamar City Sales Tax report showed a continued cumulative gain in revenue for the January, 2021 report. City Sales Tax collected this past November was down 2.65% or a drop of $7,921. Use Tax collections were up 12.22% for a gain […]

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