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LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2017 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2017 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.97 billion pounds in April, down slightly from the 3.98 billion pounds produced in April 2016. Beef production, at 1.96 billion pounds, was slightly below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.46 million head, up 2 percent from April 2016. The average live weight was down […]

Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

    Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman spent the majority of her day, Tuesday, May 23rd at the Prowers County Annex in Lamar, holding a series of listening sessions that began with local, elected officials and continued through the day with such topics as farming/ranching, a sex assault program at Lamar Community College and efforts […]

Woodland Park High School Marks a Win at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition

Woodland Park High School Marks a Win at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition

  Woodland Park High School’s AP Environmental Science team once again took first place honors at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition held on April 25 and 26, in Aurora, CO! This year’s event took place at the Arapahoe County Fair Grounds in Aurora, with ten teams participating who came from all over Colorado, to compete […]

Four-Year Project with Kansas, USFS Hopes to Restore Plains Grouse

Four-Year Project with Kansas, USFS Hopes to Restore Plains Grouse

CPW employs high-tech trickery in effort to reintroduce lesser prairie chickens CAMPO, Colo. — Why did the lesser prairie chicken cross the state line? Well, if Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists are successful, the answer will be to rebuild populations of the rare and vulnerable bird that has mostly disappeared from the sagebrush and grasslands […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,635,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,600 and government decreased 1,800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in April to 2.3 percent. […]

2017 Recipient of James "Red" Heath Scholarship Named

2017 Recipient of James “Red” Heath Scholarship Named

Prowers County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the recipient of its James “Red” Heath scholarship for high school seniors in Prowers County To be eligible for the scholarships, high school seniors filled out an application and submitted it to the Prowers County Farm Bureau.  On the application, the seniors included a list of their […]

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

The Porterfield’s moved to Wiley in 2008 after growing up in Holly and then living in South for over 40 years. Margaret Files and Robert Porterfield were married in the Holly Methodist Church in 1960 and chose to return to southeastern Colorado to be near Margaret’s Holly relatives after retiring from their jobs in Dallas/Fort […]

PEP Outlines Shared Economic Concerns with La Junta

PEP Outlines Shared Economic Concerns with La Junta

Rick Robbins, PEP President, shared the highlights of a recent meeting with his economic development counterparts from La Junta. “We visited with Brian Burney, CEO of Oliver Manufacturing in La Junta and Economic Development Director, Ryan Stevens,” explained Robbins, during the PEP meeting on May 16th.  “We have a lot of similarities and right now, […]

Commissioners Hosting Attorney General for Public Forum

Commissioners Hosting Attorney General for Public Forum

The Prowers County Commissioners will be hosting a Public Forum and conversation with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Tuesday, May 23rd in the Mezzanine Room of the County Annex Building, 1001 South Main Street, Lamar, Colorado. Ms. Coffman and staff would like to meet with parties representing the following topics: 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 […]

Three Equine Health Updates for Colorado

Three Equine Health Updates for Colorado

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –In an effort to prevent confusion, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing an update on three separate equine health concerns currently affecting horses in Colorado. There are confirmed cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis, and Strangles. “The Colorado Department of Agriculture is working with the equine industry and veterinarians […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2017 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2017 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

 Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2017, is forecast at 72.15 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 31 percent below last year’s production of 105.12 million bushels and 11 percent below the 81.03 million bushel crop […]

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 announces the selection of new President/CEO, Sara Blackhurst of Rye, CO. Mrs. Blackhurst has been serving nonprofit organizations in Southern Colorado for more than a decade and brings expertise in nonprofit operations, grant writing, program development and fundraising to the position.  “I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to serve Southeastern Colorado […]

One Step Up Students Hosting Unique Fundraiser this Friday

One Step Up Students Hosting Unique Fundraiser this Friday

Kids can appreciate a nice, green lawn as much as any adult, perhaps more so, because kids are the ones who are spending more time on a playground or in a yard; they should be at any rate. Kids from One Step Up at the HOPE Center in Lincoln School in Lamar want to raise […]

Equine Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships

Equine Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships

Lamar Community College freshmen in the Horse Training & Management (HTM), Equine Business Management (EBM), and Barrel Horse Training programs demonstrated their hard work from this past year during the Spring Horse Show held on Friday, April 28. At the end of each semester, students in the equine programs at LCC perform reining patterns and […]

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Haggard represents Lamar at Ports-to-Plains Washington DC Fly-In

Lamar Councilwoman Beverly Haggard, who represents Lamar on the Ports-to-Plains board of directors was in Washington, DC last week with a delegation of the organization’s supporters to meet with Congressional offices to discuss the importance of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor and other issues critical to growing our rural economy. The group of 17 people came from […]