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Lamar’s Monthly Sales Tax Revenue is Up, YTD is Still Trending Low

Lamar’s Monthly Sales Tax Revenue is Up, YTD is Still Trending Low

    Total Sales and Use Tax collections for The City of Lamar for June sales, collected in July, were up 5% for a $15,955 gain over the same time last year. 2016 collections for June were at $318,878 compared to 2017 with $334,833.  City Sales Tax collections for the same period were up 5.34% […]

Brent Humburg…March 30, 1971 – August 10, 2017

Brent Humburg…March 30, 1971 – August 10, 2017

Funeral services for Holly, CO. resident Robert “Brent” Humburg will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel in Holly, CO. Pastor Kathy Leathers will officiate. Interment will take place in the Holly Cemetery in Holly, CO. Robert “Brent” Humburg was born on March 30, 1971 in Syracuse, Kansas […]

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

Lamar Council Events and Community Dates

  The Lamar City Council had a full and diverse agenda this past Monday, August 14th.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted the change of the Department of Local Affairs (DoLA) representative for southeast Colorado.  “Crestina Martinez will replace Lee Merkel as the Southeast Regional Manager,” he stated, noting the lengthy period that Merkel had worked […]

LCC Welcomes 18 New Academic Employees this Fall

LCC Welcomes 18 New Academic Employees this Fall

(Lamar, Colorado; August 14, 2017) There will be a crowd of new faces on the Lamar Community College campus this fall. LCC will welcome 18 new instructors and academic support staff members, each with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Academic Achievement Jerry Roseberry will join LCC this fall to teach Advanced Academic Achievement (AAA […]

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado businesses and residents affected by the severe thunderstorm, hail, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred June 25, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA […]

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

  While the annual Sand and Sage Parade was traveling on a new route along South 6th, West Cedar and South 9th Streets this year, the American Legion Legacy Run was heading towards Lamar as a food and re-fueling point. The Parade route was altered due to Main Street Construction this year, but it also […]

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

Council Approves Oktoberfest Events Permit, Wants More Discussion on Retail Wine Tasting Events

  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Chamber of Commerce following a scheduled public hearing by the City Council, Monday, August 14. The permit will allow the chamber to host their annual beer garden from 10am to 11pm during the Oktoberfest festivities on Saturday, September 23rd at the Chamber parking lot, adjacent […]

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

  Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Survey Reveals Positive Consumer Perceptions of Agriculture Statewide, Strong Preference for Local Foods BROOMFIELD, Colo. – It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with […]

Safety Tips for Storm-Related Home Repairs

Safety Tips for Storm-Related Home Repairs

August 14, 2017 RE: Important preventive safety tips for the citizens of Lamar With the recent damage caused by the recent storms, the City of Lamar Building Department is issuing some tips that are meant to help our citizens through the process of getting qualified bids and contractors while trying to protect our citizens: Please […]

Birth Announcements:  Garcia -/- Thrall

Birth Announcements: Garcia -/- Thrall

  Carlos Garcia and Cecilia Bobadilla of Holly, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Gloribel Garcia at 6:19pm at Prowers Medical Center on Saturday, August 12, 2017 with Dr. Foley attending.  Madelyn weighed seven pounds and three ounces and was 19 3/4 inches in length at birth.  Grandparents:  Lino Garcia and Noemi Fernandez. […]

Raymond Sandoval…March 29, 1935 – August 10, 2017

Raymond Sandoval…March 29, 1935 – August 10, 2017

  Graveside Memorial Services for Raymond Sandoval will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado.  Military Committal Rites will be provided by VFW Post #2411 and American Legion Post #6. Raymond Sandoval was born on March 29, 1935 in Las Animas, Colorado to […]

Eldon E. Longworth…January 19, 1945 – August 10, 2017

Eldon E. Longworth…January 19, 1945 – August 10, 2017

  A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday August 19, 2017 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating.  A private family in-urnment will be held prior to the memorial. Per Eldon’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Eldon was born on […]

USDA Forecasts Record-High Soybean Production in 2017

USDA Forecasts Record-High Soybean Production in 2017

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2017 – U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to the Crop Production report issued today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 2 percent from 2016, soybean production is forecast at 4.38 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production by […]

First Confirmed Case in 2017 of Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) in Colorado

First Confirmed Case in 2017 of Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) in Colorado

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – A horse residing in Larimer County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus; this is Colorado’s first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in 2017.  This index case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins on August 02, 2017. Vaccines in horses have proven to […]

NASS Crop Production for August 2017

NASS Crop Production for August 2017

CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2017 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 176.90 million bushels, according to the August 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 10 percent from last year’s 160.29 […]