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EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

    Patrick Davis, Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator for Public Engagement of the Environmental Protection Agency, met Tuesday with representatives from various towns in southeast Colorado as well as the Prowers County Commissioners. The meeting was called to offer some insights to the on-going problems associated with the attempts of small rural communities […]

Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. –In the race to develop a successful, viable hemp industry, Colorado is now home to the first U.S.-bred hemp seed to qualify as Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) certified seed. “This is an exciting time for the industrial hemp industry.  It seems breeding, technology, and information advances are happening […]

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2017

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2017

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS The 2017 corn for grain crop is estimated at 185.90 million bushels, 16 percent above last year’s production of 160.29 million bushels, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 143.0 bushels per acre is […]

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2017

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2017

  COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2017 were 119.70 million bushels, up 12 percent from December 1, 2016, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - January 2018

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – January 2018

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo Co – 730 PM MST  January 11, 2018  …Moderate to Severe Drought expands across Southern Colorado…  SYNOPSIS… After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has brought on moderate to severe drought […]

Bent’s Fort Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting

Bent’s Fort Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting

  The Bent’s Fort Chapter Annual Meeting will be held on January 13th at the JW Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum in Las Animas (560 Bent Ave). The general meeting will begin at 11am followed by a catered lunch (cost $10).  The meeting will include the election of officers for 2018, announcement of the Member […]

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

  The National Weather Service website for local precipitation levels from the past year shows that for the most part, 2017 was actually wetter than 2016. A lot of our moisture has come in scattered rainfalls, usually measuring less than half an inch at a time spread over a 24 hour period. Some, however, have […]

Lamar Community College Generates over $41 Million for Local Economy

Lamar Community College Generates over $41 Million for Local Economy

    Independent study shows LCC’s significant economic impact in FY 2015-2016 (Lamar, Colorado; December 18, 2017) An economic impact study conducted for Lamar Community College and the Colorado Community College System found that LCC, its students, and regional alumni added $41.1 million in income to the local economy in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. This […]

Colorado Employment Situation for November 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for November 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from October to November for a total of 2,663,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,600 and government increased 200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from October to November […]

4-H Helping Hands Spread Holiday Cheer to Prowers County Nursing Homes

4-H Helping Hands Spread Holiday Cheer to Prowers County Nursing Homes

    In the spirit of giving, Prowers County 4-H members participated in a community service put on by the 4-H county council officer. This year 4-H members assisted in putting together twenty-four fleece blankets for Lamar and Holly nursing home residents. The members also designed Christmas cards to give to each resident who received […]

LAWMA: Supporting Farmers for 44 Years

LAWMA: Supporting Farmers for 44 Years

  Lamar, CO – What started 44 years ago as a small group of farmers, the Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) has become a critical part of the Arkansas River Valley’s agricultural community. Today, as LAWMA holds its annual member meeting in Lamar and celebrates its 44th birthday, it’s important to reflect on how […]

Annual Elks/Farm Bureau Toy Show Set for January 13th

Annual Elks/Farm Bureau Toy Show Set for January 13th

  Love toys? Love old toys?  Are you old and love toys?  Get set for the Prowers County Farm Bureau and Lamar Elks Lodge annual Toy Show/Fundraiser. The Toy Show will run from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, January 13th at the Elks Lodge and vendors are still being accepted.  The cost is $25 per […]

Utility Board Okays Electric Cost Adjustment

Utility Board Okays Electric Cost Adjustment

    The Lamar Utility Board, in their final meeting of the year, approved an Electric Cost Adjustment, ECA, as an action that will be carried into 2018. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained that the increase will be required to keep the plant from incurring a technical default with the bond covenant on the […]

Senator Crowder Aims at Tax Relief on Used Vehicles

Senator Crowder Aims at Tax Relief on Used Vehicles

Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder plans to introduce a bill eliminating the state sales tax on the purchase of used vehicles. In the media release explaining his reasoning, Crowder stated, “A bill I will be introducing concerns economic empowering of the middle class. The bill is to eliminate state sales tax on the purchase of […]

Spur’N Lopes Equine Club hosts Vegas Challenge

Spur’N Lopes Equine Club hosts Vegas Challenge

      (Lamar, Colorado; December 5, 2017) On November 28, the Lamar Community College Spur’N Lopes Equine Club hosted their first Vegas Challenge 4D Barrel Racing Jackpot in the LCC Equine Complex indoor arena. Barrel racers from Kansas to Colorado Springs ran a National Finals Rodeo (NFR) standard pattern to compare times with those […]