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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017 - US HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017 – US HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.94 billion pounds in February, up 1 percent from the 3.90 billion pounds produced in February 2016. Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.37 million head, up 3 percent from February 2016. The average live weight […]

Agriculture leaders slam Trump's USDA budget cut proposal

Agriculture leaders slam Trump’s USDA budget cut proposal

Agriculture leaders including lawmakers from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Thursday criticized his planned 21 percent cut to discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), saying it could take a toll on the rural communities that helped elect him last November. Trump has proposed slashing the USDA’s discretionary budget by $4.7 billion […]

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; March 24, 2017) Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and members of his Cabinet will host a town hall event at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the LCC Wellness Center. The town hall will feature remarks by […]

Birth Announcement: Salgado

  Michael and Kaitlei Salgado of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Brinley Rose Salgado at 3:05pm on March 21, 2017 at Prowers Medical Center with Sharon Hendricks attending. Brinley weighed eight pounds and 14 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Bentley Salgado.  Grandparents:  Julio and Maria Salgado and […]

Colorado Employment Situation:  February 2017

Colorado Employment Situation: February 2017

Employers in Colorado added 2,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,631,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,900 and government decreased 2,900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from January to February at 2.9 percent. The number […]

(UPDATE) - Kiowa County Sheriff's Office Investigating Neenoshe Reservoir Drowning

(UPDATE) – Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Neenoshe Reservoir Drowning

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE: On Wednesday, March 22nd, at about 7:20 pm the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department and Ambulance were paged out to a capsized boat at Neenoshe Reservoir south of Eads. Martin Vitt, of Thornton, CO and Ervin Anthony Vitt, of Cedaredge, CO were in a canoe when it overturned Wednesday afternoon. Martin […]

Update at Big Timbers Museum

Update at Big Timbers Museum

Big Timbers Museum curator, Kathleen Scranton, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with her monthly update on museum activities. The museum is still operating under winter hours, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1pm to 4pm until May 31st. Through March, there have been 118 visitors to the museum. This compares to 2,204 visitors in […]

Depperschmidt Outlines New Project Ideas for PEP

Depperschmidt Outlines New Project Ideas for PEP

Eric Depperschmidt, the new Prowers Economic Prosperity Executive Director, has attended a stream of meetings since he assumed his position with the county economic development organization on March 6th. He provided board members with an overview of his initial activities during the second PEP meeting of the month, March 21st.  Depperschmidt said he has made […]

Birth Announcements: Garrido -/- Brown -/- De la Fuente -/- Ramirez -/- Huff

Birth Announcements: Garrido -/- Brown -/- De la Fuente -/- Ramirez -/- Huff

Guadalupe and Jaime Garrido of Holly, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Jaime Alberto Garrido at Prowers Medical Center at 7:47pn on March 9, 2017 with Dr. Foley attending.  Jaime weighed seven pounds and 13 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Natalia and Melany Garrido.  Grandparents:  Manual and Estela Juarez […]

Russell L. Ausmus…September 5, 1928 – March 21, 2017

Russell L. Ausmus…September 5, 1928 – March 21, 2017

              A celebration of life for longtime Two Buttes resident, Russell Ausmus will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Two Buttes Gym with Pastor Terry Krayenhagen officiating. Interment will follow at the Two Buttes Cemetery. Visitation for Russell will be held at the Two Buttes Gym prior to […]

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

SoCo, a newly formed tourism promotion group, will hold its first meeting May 17th to 19th.  Approximately 150 attendees from eleven counties will gather to discuss ways to promote and increase tourist visits in the southern and central sections of the state including Prowers County.  Lodging Panel members approved a $1,200 request to promote the […]

New Lights for Main Street

New Lights for Main Street

Lamar residents are now noticing some changes along Main Street; new light poles placed along the sidewalks instead of the center median. The new LED lights will cut back on electrical costs while the old ones, situated along the center median, are to be stored at the Lamar Light Plant.  Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, […]

El Pomar Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Tribute Memorial

El Pomar Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Tribute Memorial

Additional funding for the first phase of the proposed 9/11 Tribute Memorial was realized with a $6,000 contribution from the El Pomar Foundation on Monday, March 20th.  The philanthropic organization donated the funds to the local Memorial Foundation through Rachael Patrick, Small Business Development Executive Director for southeast Colorado. Members of the committee were on […]

Executive Director Kim Hunter Reed Embarks on Colorado Campus Tours

Executive Director Kim Hunter Reed Embarks on Colorado Campus Tours

DENVER – March 13, 2017: Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education kicks off a public campus tour this week with a first stop to the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. Reed plans to visit all Colorado public institutions of higher education in the coming months, where she’ll […]

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes set for April 22

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes set for April 22

Teams, sponsors invited to participate in event to benefit Domestic Safety Resource Center (Lamar, Colorado; March 20, 2017) Lamar Community College and the Domestic Safety Resource Center (DSRC) will be hosting a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to be held on April 22, 2017, from 10am-noon. As the old saying goes, “you can’t […]