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Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – June 2021

  ARPA Board Holds its Annual Election of Officers: The ARPA Board of Directors held officer elections at its meeting on April 29. Board Members elected to serve as officers through April 2022 include Lorenz Sutherland (La Junta), President; Calvin Melcher (Holly), Vice President; Gary Cranson (La Junta), Treasurer; and ARPA staff member, Arvenia Morris, […]

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for Week of June 16, 2021

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported that as of June 15th, 2021, the seven-day Test Positivity Rate for Covid cases in the county is 1.61% which falls below the goal of 5% of less.  There have been two cases in the past seven days and five within the past […]

Electric Sales will Begin to Peak with the Heat

        Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the Lamar Utility Board during its June 15th meeting that sales of electricity through May 2021 are down 0.59% compared to this period last year.  Residential sales were up 4.2%, irrigation sales were down almost 40% and commercial/industrial sales were down approximately 1.13%.  These […]

Lamar to Receive Funding from COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Discusses Marijuana Ordinance

    The Lamar City Council, under the Consent Agenda, passed on second reading, the modified Ordinance No. 1245 establishing an Advisory Board of Public Safety for the City of Lamar during its June 14th meeting.  The council is expected to set in motion the requirements for assembling the future board membership. City Treasurer, Kristin […]

Spring Sales Tax Revenue Continues to Climb for Lamar April Figures

    Lamar sales tax revenue figures continue to show healthy gains into the spring season with City Sales Tax collected in April up 12.8% for a gain of $36,601 over the previous year.  Collections for 2021 are at $322,639 compared to $286,037 for 2020.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were also up 25.5% […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 13, 2021

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Alfalfa harvest and planting of late spring crops made quick gains last week amidst hot and dry weather, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties,  exceptional (D4) drought conditions expanded according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. Isolated wildfire activity […]

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  • Richard “Dick” Scott…October 14, 1937 – November 23, 2020

    Richard “Dick” Scott…October 14, 1937 – November 23, 2020

          A celebration of life for longtime Towner resident, Richard Earl Scott affectionately known to his family and friends as Dick will be held at 2:00PM on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the Plainview School Gymnasium at Sheridan Lake, Colorado with Ervin Churchwell officiating. Per Dick’s request cremation will take place and there […]

  • Salvador Orta Carrillo…July 20, 1958 – June 12, 2021

    Salvador Orta Carrillo…July 20, 1958 – June 12, 2021

        Mass of Christian Burial for Holly, Colorado resident, Salvador Orta Carrillo will be held at 10:00 a.m. and Rosary at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 18, 2021, at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021, […]

  • Ted Sitts…July 25, 1924 – June 12, 2021

    Ted Sitts…July 25, 1924 – June 12, 2021

    Funeral Services for Holly, Colorado resident, Ted Sitts will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, 2021, at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery.  Visitation for Ted will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the […]

  • More Summer Fun is Around the Corner

    More Summer Fun is Around the Corner

          Construction work is underway at North Gateway Park which will augment and improve residents and visitor’s outdoor activities at the pond site, just off Highway 287 at the Arkansas River Bridge. A visit earlier this week showed that some ADA improvements have already been completed by Elegant Concrete LLC., such as a […]

  • David LaCost…Februry 21, 1947 – June 10, 2021

    David LaCost…Februry 21, 1947 – June 10, 2021

    Graveside Services for Lamar resident David LaCost will be held at 10:00AM on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at the Wiley Cemetery with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Per David’s request there will be no visitation. Dave was born on February 21, 1947 at Lamar, Colorado to Lester and Freda (McCracken) […]

  • USDA Crop Production Report  Colorado and US for June 2021

    USDA Crop Production Report Colorado and US for June 2021

    COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2021, is forecast at 66.30 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 15 percent from the May 1 forecast and 62 percent […]

  • Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

    Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

      (Lakewood, COLO) – Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol and Col. Kebin Haller, Wyoming Highway Patrol are coming together to send a message to in-state and out-of-state motorists this summer season – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling. These states are working together, along with state transportation and law […]

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