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Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

  Sharon Stiteler, AKA “BIRDCHICK” to Keynote the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival LAMAR, Colo. (September 15, 2017) – International speaker and author, Sharon Stiteler, also known as “Birdchick” is sure to be insightful and entertaining for the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival as the featured […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2017

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2017

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 176.90 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and up 10 percent from the 160.29 […]

Innovate & Make Space Now Open at LCC

Innovate & Make Space Now Open at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 11, 2017) After a summer of hard work and preparation, the Lamar Community College Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) is now open for business.  Community members as well as LCC students and staff are welcome to become members of the I&MS and learn how to use a wide range of equipment. […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report for July 2017

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report for July 2017

  The City of Lamar Sales Tax collection report showed a healthy bump for taxes collected for July. City Sales Taxes were up 1.91% for a $5,283 growth over the same month in 2016.  2017 collections were at $282,234 while last years were at $277,051.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections for the same period […]

Lopes Rodeo to host Antelope Stampede

Lopes Rodeo to host Antelope Stampede

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 11, 2017)  The Lamar Community College Rodeo team will host its annual Antelope Stampede on September 29 through October 1 at the Prowers County Sand & Sage Fairgrounds. Fred Sherwood, Lopes Rodeo head coach, said of the event, “We’re looking forward to hosting the Stampede.  We hope everyone will come out […]

CCAC President Joins US Ag Industry Opposing President's Plan to Withdraw from S. Korea Trade Deal

CCAC President Joins US Ag Industry Opposing President’s Plan to Withdraw from S. Korea Trade Deal

Many representatives of the U.S. agriculture industry spent recent days voicing concerns to their delegates in Washington, D.C., about President Trump’s threat to withdrawal from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). Among those ag leaders was Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) President Mike Lefever, who reached out to both Sen. Michael Bennet and Sen. Cory […]

Colorado Corn Crop Condition takes Another Dip

Colorado Corn Crop Condition takes Another Dip

After a brief recovery, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report showed that Colorado’s corn crop condition was on the decline again, with only a combined 55 percent of the crop in “good” or “excellent” condition. These figures mark another chapter in what’s been a climate-driven up-and-down year for the state’s corn.  Early in the growing […]

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

 Discusses Developing Town Hall Meetings for Community Input on Marijuana   Syracuse Dairy is considering expanding into Prowers County. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Properity (PEP) Executive Director, told board members he has discussed the potential with the company.  Depperschmidt provided an update on various local business development positions and potential during the board’s bi-monthly meeting […]

Every Buy is a Learning Lesson

Every Buy is a Learning Lesson

Students from Lamar Community College, led by faculty member, Curtis Temple, will visit various sites around the region each fall, to help round out their agriculture studies with an in-the-field classroom assignment. This time, the field was at Safeway, East Olive Street in Lamar. About a dozen students and Temple were gathered around the meat […]

August is National Tree-Check Month, Time for a Once-Over

August is National Tree-Check Month, Time for a Once-Over

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –As Labor Day and the end of summer approaches, it’s a great time to take stock of the trees in our urban landscapes.  August is National Tree Check Month.  Why is it important to check our trees and make sure they are healthy, strong and pest-free? Sometimes we take trees for granted; we […]

OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

  According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, agriculture contributed about $2.5 billion to the Colorado economy in 2015. In 2016, this contribution had declined to about $2.1 billion, a decrease of approximately 15.3%. Colorado growers have been struggling in 2017 due to suppressed commodity prices.   Both wheat and corn prices are below […]

Alta Vista, History and Memories Combine

Alta Vista, History and Memories Combine

The Alta Vista Charter School observed its 100th anniversary with a celebration geared to trigger some memories for a lot of the older students and provide some younger ones with new recollections for years to come. The school, built in 1917, has served five generations of students from Prowers County. The school has stood in […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

  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 880,000 head as of August 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 5 percent below last month, but up 9 percent from August 1, […]

Livestock Slaughter - July 2017 U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – July 2017 U.S. Highlights

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.99 billion pounds in July, up 3 percent from the 3.87 billion pounds produced in July 2016. Beef production, at 2.11 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.61 million head, up 6 percent from July 2016. The average live […]

Honkers at 5 Arrows Farm Market

Honkers at 5 Arrows Farm Market

    A seasonal and spacious market at 307 North Main, the 5 Arrows Farm Market, offers fresh produce and products from Rocky Ford farms. The Lamar Chamber Honkers recently paid a courtesy call on the owners, Curtis and Jennifer Lubbers at their business which opened to the public in late July.  “We expect to […]