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CWCB February 2017 Drought Update

CWCB February 2017 Drought Update

  Despite well above average temperatures in February, mountain snowpack continues to accumulate and build on January’s record breaking snowfall. Reservoir storage remains above average and at this time water providers have no significant concerns entering into the spring. Agricultural producers, especially those on the eastern plains, are hoping for additional precipitation to alleviate worsening […]

Colorado Blueprint of Food and Agriculture

Colorado Blueprint of Food and Agriculture

Colorado State University Research Centers and Extension are part of a team of partners formulating a Blueprint for our state’s food and agriculture system over the coming year, and we are inviting all Coloradans to be a part of this effort. The purpose of formulating a Blueprint is to: have conversations about Colorado agriculture; highlight […]

15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival Recap

15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival Recap

The 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival saw between 60 and 80 people come to Lamar to participate in this year’s festival with most of them coming from the Front Range. Registration was held Thursday and Friday evenings, February 16-17th at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. There were five major tours this year with two on Friday and Saturday and one on […]

Springtime Events Funded by Prowers Lodging Tax Panel

Springtime Events Funded by Prowers Lodging Tax Panel

The annual Wild West BBQ Cook-off, Prairie Showdown, Cowboy Up at the Wagons and the S.E. Colorado All Star High School Rodeo had their marketing and contract fee requests approved by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel on Tuesday, February 21st.  The total requests amounted to $13,500 which was covered by funds in the Panel […]

Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

It’s been a busy year for Linda Clark and her daughter, Gloria Hollman, since their November 6, 2015 appearance on Shark Tank, the ABC award winning show where entrepreneurs pitch their products to investors, the sharks, to try to get a deal. The Simply Fit Board, created by Gloria and Linda, has seen sales skyrocket […]

Mary Opal Lewis...December 25, 1930 - February 19, 2017

Mary Opal Lewis…December 25, 1930 – February 19, 2017

Private family services will be held for Mary Lewis at a later date. Mary Opal Lewis was born on December 25, 1930 in Chivington, Colorado to James T. and Clara M. (Arnold) Hieronymus and passed away on February 19, 2017 in Las Animas, Colorado surrounded by her family at the age of 86. Mary worked […]

Franklin D. McElroy…March 6, 1934 – February 19, 2017

Franklin D. McElroy…March 6, 1934 – February 19, 2017

  Franklin D. McElroy was born on March 6, 1934 in Augusta, Kansas to George and Nellie Ruth (Harper) McElroy and passed away on February 19, 2017 in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 82. Per his request, no services will be held. Franklin graduated from McClave High School and served in the United […]

LCC Open House set for March 2

LCC Open House set for March 2

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 17, 2017) Lamar Community College will be hosting an Open House on March 2, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Betz Technology Center. The event will include free food and attendees will have the chance to win door prizes all night long. LCC’s Open House will serve as a one-stop-shop […]

Bent County Regional Transit Plan

Bent County Regional Transit Plan

What is the feasibility of developing a regional transit plan which links bus services between Rocky Ford to Lamar? LSC Transportation Consultants, Inc. of Colorado held a public meeting at the Lamar SOS Center this past Friday, February 17th to seek input on the need for connecting services among counties and communities and the demographics […]

Hester Ann Nunnery…August 28, 1934 – February 16, 2017

Hester Ann Nunnery…August 28, 1934 – February 16, 2017

Funeral services were will be held at 10:30am MST Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Lamar with Reverend Darren Stroh officiating.  Burial will follow in the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Hester graduated from Lamar High School and went to work as a Telephone Operator. She later moved to Garden City and was the Group Chief […]

Maxine Harper…January 29, 1927 – February 16, 2017

Maxine Harper…January 29, 1927 – February 16, 2017

A celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Maxine Harper will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, February 24, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Bon May officiating. Interment will follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Maxine was born on January 29, 1927 at Kansas City, Missouri to Joseph Buchannan and Hazel D. (Smith) Northcutt and […]

Snowpack, Reservoir Levels Remain Strong Across Colorado from NRCS Report

Snowpack, Reservoir Levels Remain Strong Across Colorado from NRCS Report

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently released its Colorado Water Supply Outlook Report, based on Feb. 1 figures, which marks the second comprehensive update for Colorado since the “2017 water year” began on Oct. 1. According to the report, statewide snowpack and reservoir levels had increased since the Jan. 1 report, and were well […]

Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Anticipate 2017

Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Anticipate 2017

The Colorado Independent CattleGrowers Association looks with eager anticipation to 2017 as a year of opportunity for the ranching industry. Resonating President Trump’s strong pro-American agenda, the CICA is continuing to work diligently to re-implement Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef. COOL has been widely opposed by the four main beef packers, none of […]

Colorado Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

Colorado Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has seen a steady decrease in Bovine Trichomoniasis cases in the last three years. Bovine Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as “trich,” is an infectious sexually transmitted disease in cattle, resulting in abortions and infertility. “Ranchers who co-mingle their herds have a state requirement to […]

Managing in Tough Times Part 4: Current Financial Situation Unfolding in Colorado’s Production Agriculture

Managing in Tough Times Part 4: Current Financial Situation Unfolding in Colorado’s Production Agriculture

The current agricultural economy is facing difficult times with low commodity prices and the drought conditions facing much of the state’s agricultural lands. For the majority of farmers and ranchers the ability to breakeven this year is not possible even with record wheat and corn yields.  At this time wheat prices are $2.70 to $3.05 […]