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City Council Resolutions Open Doors for Economic Development and Annexation

City Council Resolutions Open Doors for Economic Development and Annexation

The Lamar City Council approved two resolutions Monday, April 24, during their regularly scheduled meeting, which can help foster economic development opportunities in the community. The first resolution, 17-04-01, approves the annexation of property commonly known as T.L. Tucker property, located at 708 North Main Street.  The city recently acted on a petition from Jean […]

Drought Update from Colorado Water Conservation Board

Drought Update from Colorado Water Conservation Board

With temperatures eight degrees above average, March of this year was the warmest March on record for the State of Colorado, and the second warmest on record for the nation. Late March precipitation brought much needed moisture, but the state as a whole received only 64 percent of average, in what is historically one of […]

Big R Donates Multi-Use Cart to Prowers Posse

Big R Donates Multi-Use Cart to Prowers Posse

  When the basic cost of repairs for the golf cart used by the Prowers County Sheriff’s Posse was set at a minimum of $1,200, the members knew the price tag would be beyond their budget. That’s where the Big R Corporation came to their aid, donating a brand new cart this past Friday, April […]

Frank Fulton…October 19, 1943 – April 22, 2017

Frank Fulton…October 19, 1943 – April 22, 2017

Funeral services for Las Animas, Colorado resident, Frank Fulton will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas, Cemetery. Pastor Diane Huston will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to […]

Lamar Chamber Now Offers Enhanced Benefits Package

Lamar Chamber Now Offers Enhanced Benefits Package

A basic membership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offers various benefits to local subscribers. A new and enhanced package of membership benefits has become available as of 2017, according to Lamar Chamber President, Ginger Coberley.  Coberley added, “The Chamber offers so many great benefits to its members and we are very excited to be […]

Cory & Morris honored as Rising Stars of Lamar Community College

Cory & Morris honored as Rising Stars of Lamar Community College

  (Denver, Colorado; April 20, 2017) Mia Cory and Kamani Morris were recognized as two of Lamar Community College’s best and brightest in the 2017 Colorado Community College System’s Rising Star Awards Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon held on April 11. The annual Rising Star Awards Ceremony recognizes the outstanding contributions of students and staff across […]

Colorado Employment Situation for March, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for March, 2017

  Total nonfarm payroll jobs were unchanged from February to March for a total of 2,634,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 100 and government decreased 100. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in March to 2.6 percent. This […]

2017 NWSS Catch-A-Calf Final Results Released

2017 NWSS Catch-A-Calf Final Results Released

A freshman at Wiley High School and Paw Pals 4-H club member, Wyatt Wollert, competed in the 2017 National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf program. This program was open to 4-H members ages twelve through nineteen. There were twenty-eight participants in this year’s 2016-2017 program. Contestants had to catch a calf during a NWSS rodeo performance […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2016 ANNUAL - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2016 ANNUAL – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Record High Total Red Meat and Pork Production in 2016 Total red meat production for the United States totaled 50.5 billion pounds in 2016, 4 percent higher than the previous year. Red meat includes beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Red meat production in commercial plants totaled 50.4 billion pounds. On-farm slaughter totaled 93.2 […]

CATTLE ON FEED-/-COLORADO

CATTLE ON FEED-/-COLORADO

CATTLE ON FEED-/-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 930,000 head as of April 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 3 percent above April 1, 2016 inventory and 2 percent above the previous month’s inventory. […]

Saturday is Earth Day ... Don't Forget to Thank a Farmer

Saturday is Earth Day … Don’t Forget to Thank a Farmer

Corn farmers certainly have much to be proud of as Earth Day 2017 (April 22) rolls around. Some of the great work our farmers are doing is highlighted in the comprehensive 2012 Field to Market Report, which shows that from 1980 to 2011, U.S. corn farmers increased bushels per acre by 64 percent. But also […]

Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Governor Hickenlooper’s last town hall meeting in Lamar was in September, 2015 and the format for his April 19th meeting held at Lamar Community College was unchanged.  Accompanied by several members of the state cabinet, Hickenlooper first addressed the audience at the LCC Wellness Center on relevant issues for Colorado residents before his cabinet briefed […]

(UPDATED INFO)  Roe S. Telfer…April 21, 1948 – April 10, 2017

(UPDATED INFO) Roe S. Telfer…April 21, 1948 – April 10, 2017

   A memorial service with military honors for lifelong Holly and Lamar resident, Roe S. Telfer will be held 10:00AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Holly Cemetery.   Per Roe’s […]

Ethel W. Brandon…December 4, 1918 – April 18, 2017

Ethel W. Brandon…December 4, 1918 – April 18, 2017

Funeral services for Ethel W. Brandon will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Pastor Mark Cloer will officiate. Interment will follow at the Fort Lyon National Cemetery. Ethel Winifred Stoker was born on December 4, 1918 to Thomas Harold and Florence […]

Birth Announcement:  Eder

Birth Announcement: Eder

Trey and Alyssa Eder of Eads, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Axton Bear Eder at 9:29am at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 with Dr. Christian Korkis attending.  Axton weighed six pounds and 15 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches in length at  birth.  Brothers/Sisters:  Gabriel.  Grandparents:  Debi and Fred Derby […]