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Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.59 billion pounds in August, down 2 percent from the 4.69 billion pounds produced in August 2020. Beef production, at 2.36 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Ca ttle slaughter totaled 2.89 million head, up 3 percent from August 2020. The average live […]

Logic and Accuracy Testing

  The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be performing a Logic and Accuracy Test (LAT) of the election voting equipment.  The Private Test is scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2021 and the Public Test is Friday, October 1, 2021, to start at 9:00 a.m. for both days, in the County Commissioner’s Board Room, […]

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for Beef Bill Officially Introduced (S. 2716)

  Billings, Mont. – On Monday, Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), for himself and for Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mike Rounds, (R-S.D.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the “American Beef Labeling Act of 2021,” which is now officially numbered as Senate Bill 2716 (S.2716). Senate Bill 2716 reinstates beef as among the numerous food commodities currently […]

City of Lamar Administrator Candidate’s List Narrows

  LAMAR, CO (September 21, 2021) – Continuing its search that began earlier this Summer, the City of Lamar has narrowed the field for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council will be hosting a public meet and greet with the Candidates […]

November General Election Information

      November 2, 2021 Coordinated Election will be an all mail-in ballot delivery.   Ballots will be mailed to all actively registered electors the week of October 11 – 15, 2021. How do I return my ballot? After receiving your ballot in the mail, you may vote and return it in the return envelope […]

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

    Prowers County Public Health and Environment notes there are now 1,448 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Prowers County with 103 hospitalizations and 25 deaths in people who tested Positive for COVID-19.  All hospitalizations and deaths have been in the unvaccinated population. Modeling shows that an estimated 1 in 40 people are currently infectious […]

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    COLORADO: The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1,080,000 head as of September 1, 2021. The latest inventory was 4 percent above last month and 4 percent above the September 1, 2020 inventory. Cattle feeders with […]

  • Robert Mandell…January 10, 1955 – September 21, 2021

    Robert Mandell…January 10, 1955 – September 21, 2021

        Services for Robert Mandell will be held on October 9, 2021 in Commerce City, CO.  Details will be provided at a later date.  Per his request, cremation has taken place. Robert “Rob” Mandell was born on January 10, 1955, in Bronx, New York to David and Lenora (Dimino) Mandell.  He passed away on […]

  • Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Sept 19th

    Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Sept 19th

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions were mostly ideal for fieldwork and harvest activities last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, the fourth cutting of alfalfa began. Soil moisture supplies remained short. In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest progressed quickly last week.  Sugarbeet harvest in […]

  • Chamber Donut Friday at Grett Electric

    Chamber Donut Friday at Grett Electric

        The Lamar Chamber of Commerce board of directors came knocking on Grett Electric’s door this past Friday at 207 East Maple Street, bearing donuts to celebrate the end of a week. Grett Electric was established on June 1st, 1990 by Elmer Grett and has been family owned and operated since day one, serving […]

  • PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

    PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

      A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

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