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Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Employers in Colorado added 10,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,645,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 11,500 and government decreased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from April to May at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Firewise Homeowners Checklist

Firewise Homeowners Checklist

Last fall, with the concern of continued dry weather, the Crowley County Commissioners and the local Colorado State University Extension office in Crowley County printed a brochure obtained from the Firewise website (http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/teaching-tools/brochures-andbooklets.  aspx): How to Have a Firewise Home. With the wildfires that occurred in Colorado late last summer and with the much needed […]

USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

USDA Farm Service Agency County Committee Nomination Period Begins June 15

  WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced today that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees begins on Thursday, June 15, 2017.  “County committees allow farmers and ranchers to make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally to best serve their needs,” said […]

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – May Drought Summary

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – May Drought Summary

  Cool and wet conditions across much of Colorado throughout May have resulted in widespread elimination of drought conditions, abnormally dry conditions are present in Mesa and Park counties and will continued to be monitored. Water providers have no immediate concerns and expect reservoirs to fill. Some crops have been lost as a result of […]

2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2 – 6pm, Jenea Aguilera Memorial Softball games; 7pm Wiley Lions Bingo/Kid’s game night @ Community Center  Saturday, June 3 – 7am, Wiley Hay Days 5K Run; 7:30-9:30 Breakfast at Rock School House; 10am Parade from Ward Street Line up; 10:30am Kid’s Carnival @ Park; 11:30 to 1pm Lions Club Sloppy Joe Lunch; […]

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, […]

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 […]

Centennial Farms Program

Centennial Farms Program

In 1986 the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado), and the Colorado Department of Agriculture created the Colorado Centennial Farms program to recognize the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history and economic development. Nominees must meet the following requirements: Farms or ranches must have remained in the same family continuously for 100 […]

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

State health officials today reminded Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. There has been one confirmed case of the disease in the state this year, and the patient is recovering. Hantavirus is a rare, but serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice. People become infected by breathing in dirt and […]

Not Your Mother's WIC

Not Your Mother’s WIC

A government nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and children under age 5 is embracing technology to make it easier for participants to use their benefits and eat healthier. The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has launched WICShopper, a free smart phone app that allows WIC families to […]

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

  Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo CO 859 AM MDT Friday, April 28, 2017 (The City of Lamar is still planning the City-Wide Clean-Up Day tomorrow, Saturday,  starting at 7:00 am.  If safety becomes a concern, then it will be rescheduled but for now it is still a go.) * LOCATION…Crowley, Otero, […]