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Livestock Slaughter - US Highlights - February 2019

Livestock Slaughter – US Highlights – February 2019

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.17 billion pounds in February, up 3 percent from the 4.06 billion pounds produced in February 2018. Beef production, at 1.99 billion pounds, was slightly above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.45 million head, up 2 percent from February 2018. The average live weight was […]

CATTLE ON FEED- March 22, 2019

CATTLE ON FEED- March 22, 2019

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 1,050,000 head as of March 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 1 percent above last month’s revised inventory of 1,040,000 head and up 11 percent from the March […]

Phillip-Wayne Ray Webber…May 29, 1975 – March 16, 2019

Phillip-Wayne Ray Webber…May 29, 1975 – March 16, 2019

  A celebration of life memorial service for Lamar, Colorado resident, Phillip-Wayne Ray Webber will be held at 5:00PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the Lamar Missionary Baptist Church. Per Phillip’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. On May 29, 1975 Phillip-Wayne Ray Webber was born in Red Cloud, […]

Birth Announcement: Deines

    Jesse and Danyelle Deines of Eads, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Jude Michael Deines at 4:45pm at Prowers Medical Center on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 with Dr. Steven Foley attending. Michael weighed seven pounds and one ounce and was 19 ¼ inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Will, Mia and Jeff.  […]

Lamar Elks Lodge #1319 Donates to 9/11 Memorial Fund

Lamar Elks Lodge #1319 Donates to 9/11 Memorial Fund

  Lamar Elks presented Doug Harbour a check for $1,500 to help with  the 9/11 memorial. This money was made possible by an Anniversary grant through the National Elks Foundation. Cary LaCost PER Lamar Elks 1319

Colorado's Employment Situation - February 2019

Colorado’s Employment Situation – February 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 700 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,749,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government decreased 500. January estimates were revised down to 2,748,900, and the over the month change from December to January was […]

Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

  It was discovered by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles and the Colorado Clerk and Recorders’ that there was an error in the State’s motor vehicle system when calculating the Specific Ownership Tax (SOT) for vehicles whose renewal was in the month of December 2018. The calculation errors overcharged certain customers Specific Ownership Tax […]

Julia Norton…October 15, 1923 – March 19, 2019

Julia Norton…October 15, 1923 – March 19, 2019

  Graveside Services for Holly, Colorado resident, Julia “Judy” Norton will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at the Holly Cemetery in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Kathy Leathers officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until noon at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Julia […]

Lamar Rotary Hosts International Student-Athletes from LCC

Lamar Rotary Hosts International Student-Athletes from LCC

    Lamar Rotary hosted four Lamar Community College students who are finishing their final year of study at the college before venturing on to a new segment of their educational careers following May graduation ceremonies. Dr. Linda Lujan, Rotary President and President of Lamar Community College, introduced the four young women during a rotary […]

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

    The Granada Trustees, following a public hearing Wednesday, March 20th, voted to move forward on water system improvements for the community.  A resolution on the project and financing costs will be on the April 10th agenda during their regular monthly meeting. David Frisch, consulting engineer for GMS, Inc., said, “This is a great […]

David L. “D.J.” Dockter, Jr….June 12, 1979 – March 19, 2019

David L. “D.J.” Dockter, Jr….June 12, 1979 – March 19, 2019

    A celebration of life for longtime Wiley, Colorado resident, David L. Dockter, Jr., affectionately known to his family and friends as DJ, will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel.  Per D.J.’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. D.J. was born on […]

Riding into a New Season

Riding into a New Season

  Tuesday, March 19th, was the last day of winter and with temperatures in the upper 50’s it was a perfect time to take a brand new bicycle out for a spin on the brand new Lamar Loop. A group of middle and high school students from Lamar joined with Byron Hall, President of the […]

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

    The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors weighed some pros and cons for sponsoring a speaker who specializes in teaching businesses and sometimes communities on ideas to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations. Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director and Cheryl Sanchez, Small Business Development Center Advisor, gave an overview of the program held […]

Dorothy M. Herbaugh…August 20, 1927 – March 18, 2019

Dorothy M. Herbaugh…August 20, 1927 – March 18, 2019

    Services are pending for lifetime Lamar resident, Dorothy M. Herbaugh.  Per Dorothy’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Dorothy was born on August 20, 1927 at Rural Lamar, Colorado to William N. and Ethel Harrison (Flippo) Hood and passed away on March 18, 2019 at the Prowers Medical Center […]

Letter to the Editor: Red Flag Law – Suicide Prevention

Letter to the Editor: Red Flag Law – Suicide Prevention

  As a one-time state lawmaker who had an “A+” NRA rating and a former Republican candidate for governor, I’m strongly supportive of HB-1177—a bill that would provide extreme risk protection orders to temporarily remove firearms for those in the midst of a crisis. My perspective on this issue is personal. Our family was in […]