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Colorado Livestock Producers observe National Farm Safety and Health Week

Greeley, CO – Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that on average 240 agriculture workers suffer a “serious lost-work-time injury” each day. The rate of fatalities in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector continues to decline, but still remains […]

Livestock Slaughter – August 2017. US Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.63 billion pounds in August, up 4 percent from the 4.43  billion pounds produced in August 2016. Beef production, at 2.40 billion pounds, was 6 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.94 million head,  up 7 percent from August 2016. The average live weight […]

Camp Amache, Sell or Keep? Granada Residents Receive Options on Benefits or Drawbacks

Granada Trustees held an informal town meeting, Wednesday, September 20th, to lay out the options of selling Camp Amache to the National Park Service or trying to maintain it as is. There were about two dozen residents at the Complex to learn more about the issue. Mayor Glenn Otto presided over the meeting and laid […]

LCC Hosts Annual Career and College Day

    Some students already have their career plans laid out and selected during a point in their college years, and others want to explore their options in the ever-expanding fields open to them. Lamar Community College offers all students information on how to pursue their goals with an annual Career Day, attended by a […]

SANTA FE TRAIL Route Added to Historic District

  LA JUNTA, Colorado, September 20, 2017 – The U.S. Forest Service is delighted to announce the designation of the 210-acre Santa Fe Trail Mountain Route Trail – Iron Springs Vicinity National Historic District. It is located in Otero County, Colorado on the Comanche National Grassland and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. […]

Simmental Elects New Leaders, Present Honors

  PUEBLO – Colorado Simmental adult and youth members elected leadership and honored volunteers during its annual meeting here. Robert Campbell of Ignacio, CO, and Mike Rains of Oakley, KS, were recognized with the traditional engraved cowbell as they retired from Colorado Simmental Association board service. Campbell had served 18 years in separate terms including […]

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  • 9/11 Tribute Offered New Events and Views

    9/11 Tribute Offered New Events and Views

    The 6th Annual 9/11 Tri State Tribute featured some notable first-time inclusions on Saturday, September 9th.  The parade’s Grand Marshall, Colonel Charles Jones, a former Air Force Astronaut, was honored in memoriam this year. He was a passenger on Flight 11, the first of the two hijacked airplanes that were flown into the Twin Towers […]

  • Lamar Library Posts Results from Cities and Towns Survey

    Lamar Library Posts Results from Cities and Towns Survey

      NEWS RELEASE – Lamar 9-21-2017 What do the people of Lamar want? It appears to be to improve the lifestyle we have here, according to people who participated in the Lamar Public Library’s Outside the Lines activities during Cities and Towns week in September. The Library held a series of events ranging from a […]

  • Election Dates-/-Information on Voting

    Election Dates-/-Information on Voting

    MEDIA RELEASE – Prowers Clerk and Recorder ELECTION NEWS:  Ballots will start arriving in mailboxes the week of October 16th – 20th for the Coordinated Election, November 7, 2017.  Ballots will be sent to all active registered voters.  If you do not receive a ballot or you are not sure about your voter registration information, […]

  • LCC Invites Public for Lecture Hall Re-Opening

    LCC Invites Public for Lecture Hall Re-Opening

    Please join us as we host a Grand Reopening of our newly renovated lecture halls Thursday, September 28, from 5:30-8:00pm in the LCC Bowman Building.  This event is free and open to the public. The Grand Reopening will begin with refreshments at 5:30pm, during which time local history will be on display in the Bowman […]

  • Arrest Affidavit for Todd Cope, Next Court Date is October 5

    Arrest Affidavit for Todd Cope, Next Court Date is October 5

      Court records show the Colorado Bureau of Investigation received a call from 15th Judicial District Attorney, Josh Vogel on September 7, 2017 requesting investigation assistance.  A probation client had reported his probation officer, Todd Cope, threatened to revoke his probation unless he brought cash and drugs.  The client stated he had brought Mr. Cope […]

  • Brew Unto Others to Host Coffee with a Cop on Oct 4

    Brew Unto Others to Host Coffee with a Cop on Oct 4

      Program offers opportunity to meet local officers, discuss community issues Brew Unto Others—On Oct 4, officers from Lamar PD, CO State Patrol, and Prowers County Sherriff as well as community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to […]

  • Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

    Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

    The request for $10,370 in marketing funds and contract fees for the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival was approved Tuesday, September 19th by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel.  Organizer, Vincent Gearhart, made the presentation for funding to help produce the annual event which brings numerous bird watchers to southeast […]

  • HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

    HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

    The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar received several visits from funding sources, according to Executive Director, Lori Hammer. She informed HOPE Coalition board members of recent visits from representatives from the Adolph Coors Foundation in late August and is awaiting word of grant funding from the Anschutz Family Foundation.  Hammer said the Center […]

  • Birth Announcements:  Castaneda -/- Anderson

    Birth Announcements: Castaneda -/- Anderson

    Jacob Castaneda and Kristina Fiene of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Bram Kenneth Castaneda at 8:45pm at Prowers Medical Center on Thursday, September 14, 2017 with Dr. Foley attending.  Bram weighed seven pounds and two ounces and was 21 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Aya, Avi and Bronte.  Grandparents:  Sheri and […]

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