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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 […]

LCC’s Hicks and Klassen place at Casper College Rodeo

LCC’s Hicks and Klassen place at Casper College Rodeo

Lopes Rodeo returns from weekend competition at Casper College with two top ten finishers, Kadyn Hick and Jalisa Klassen. Sophomore Kadyn Hicks led the men’s team with a second place finish in steer wrestling.   He finished with a time of 9.8, just .1 second behind the first-place finisher.  He moved to ninth place in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

PEP Hosts High School Entrepreneurs

PEP Hosts High School Entrepreneurs

Two young Wiley students developed an idea for a future business and it was good enough to garner an inclusion in the top three teams in the High School Entrepreneur Fair in La Junta for their proposal, “Tractor and Farm Equipment Repair”. Harold Stewart, a sophomore at Wiley High School and senior, Antonio Lucero, attended […]

Lamar Partnership Inc.  Business of the Month

Lamar Partnership Inc. Business of the Month

Lamar Partnership Inc. is a Colorado Main Street Community managed and funded by the City. It is responsible for providing economic development opportunities within the context of historic reservation to traditional downtowns. Lamar Partnership Inc. uses the Main Street approach that advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of central business […]

LCC hosts hundreds for FFA Career Development

LCC hosts hundreds for FFA Career Development

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 11, 2017) On Wednesday, April 5, Lamar Community College welcomed nearly 700 high school students to campus for the FFA Career Development Day.  694 FFA members from 34 schools from across the state participated in the event.  This number is significant considering nine schools were unable to make the event due […]

Denver Water Lawyer to Share Message of Cooperation

Denver Water Lawyer to Share Message of Cooperation

Water agreements are always tricky, a matter of give and take. Most importantly, they require cooperation. That’s the message Patricia Wells, general counsel for Denver Water, will bring to the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum when she kicks off the second day of the forum on April 27 at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive, […]

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

  CDA’s Farm Products/Commodity Handler Programs for Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Industry BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will be hosting a public meeting to provide information on the CDA Farm Product Dealer Program as it relates to the commercial use of industrial hemp in Colorado. This meeting will provide beneficial information for […]

Corn and Wheat Acreage Down, Soybean and Cotton Acreage Plants are Up for 2017

Corn and Wheat Acreage Down, Soybean and Cotton Acreage Plants are Up for 2017

    Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.0 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be down or unchanged in 38 of the 48 estimating states.  Soybean planted area for 2017 is estimated at a […]

Dream Big Event Set for Eads High School April 27th

Dream Big Event Set for Eads High School April 27th

Colorado’s Top Technology Companies and Universities to Participate in One-Day Learning Event Eads, CO (April 5, 2017) – On April 27, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will host over 250 students from 12 southeastern Colorado school districts for the second annual Dream Big Event at Eads High School in Eads, Colo. […]