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Farmer’s Market, Colorado Gardens, Opens this Weekend

  A farmer’s market, Colorado Gardens LLC on West High 50 in Lamar, will open its doors this Saturday, July 26.  The site is just past County Road 7 as you leave Lamar.  The new store is the collaboration of three owners, Del Ensor, and farmers Michael Hirakata and Matthew Proctor from the Rocky Ford […]

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2014

  Non-farm payroll jobs increased 3,000 over the month from May to June to 2,446,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 300 and government increased 3,300. Colorado has had 32 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three tenths of a […]

Canyons & Plains Halts NHA Feasibility Study

Press Release As a result of public meetings held in June, Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado has decided not to proceed with the pursuit of a Feasibility Study for a National Heritage Area in Southeast Colorado. According to Rick Manzanares, Executive Director of Canyons & Plains, “While the Board of Canyons & Plains believes […]

LCC Students Get Their Hands on History While Earning College Credit at Bent’s Old Fort

The National Park Service, through Bent’s Old Fort, is generously supporting the local community by providing funding for students of Lamar Community College (LCC) to participate in a hands-on field school. From July 14th to August 14th, several students from Lamar Community College will be working with the facilities NPS staff at Bent’s Old Fort […]

Comments Wanted on Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

Pursuant to 1-5-101 and 1-7.5-107 C.R.S., Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen is seeking written comments from residents of Prowers County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center in conjunction with HB13-1303.  House Bill 13-1303 requires a County Clerk and Recorder to solicit public comment concerning the location of such voter […]

Colorado Equine Update – 1st West Nile and Additional Vesicular Stomatitis:

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture has two important updates involving Colorado’s horse community; Vesicular Stomatitis and the West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Colorado horses. “Strict fly control is an important factor to inhibit the transmission of Vesicular Stomatis. Although the insect vectors for transmission of West Nile Virus and VS […]

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  • PMC Birth Announcement July 18, 2014

    PMC Birth Announcement July 18, 2014

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  • Connecting to Camino de Santa Fe

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  • Amtrak CEO Makes Whistle-Stop Visit to Lamar, La Junta

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  • PMC Birth Announcements July 15, 2014

    PMC Birth Announcements July 15, 2014

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