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Michael Lewis New Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation

Michael Lewis New Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation

      DENVER — Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Michael Lewis will be the next Executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Lewis most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for CDOT where he provided policy, technical, organizational and operational direction for […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2017 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2017 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.64 billion pounds in October, up 5 percent from the 4.43 billion pounds produced in October 2016. Beef production, at 2.30 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, up 6 percent from October 2016. The average […]

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 1, and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, December 2. The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1. Groups are led by lantern light through the rooms of the fort […]

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

  The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has always focused on gaining additional physicians and according to Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, the board is looking into a new physician recruitment strategy that will benefit the local community. “We’ve decided to shift the focus on the way we’re recruiting and we plan to attend […]

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 980,000 head as of November 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 4 percent above last month and 8 percent above the November 1, 2016 inventory. Cattle feeders with 1,000 […]

Colorado Employment Situation in October 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in October 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 1,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,659,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government decreased 2,900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from September to October […]

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

MEDIA RELEASE EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1. Regulating Personal Growing, Cultivation and Processing of Marijuana   On November 5, 2012, by majority vote, the citizens of Colorado voted to amend the Colorado Constitution to allow for statewide personal growing, cultivation and use of marijuana by individuals 21 years old or older. This became […]

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]

New Route for Lamar Chamber’s Parade of Lights

New Route for Lamar Chamber’s Parade of Lights

Due to highway construction along Main Street in Lamar, the Chamber of Commerce has decided on a new route for this year’s Parade of Lights for Friday, December 1st. This year’s theme is, “Enchanted Christmas”.  All entries will line up at the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool by 5pm for judging with prizes awarded in Luv […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenues Take a Jump

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenues Take a Jump

    Somebody has been spending money. The September Sales and Use Tax collections, collected in October, show an 18% hike for a $51,785 gain over last year at this same time.  Collections for 2016 were $287,753 and for 2017 at $339,538.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections posted a similar jump at 20.29% for […]

LCC Student Athletes Take Advantage of Scholarships

LCC Student Athletes Take Advantage of Scholarships

Four Lamar Community College sophomore baseball players signed scholarships to continue their careers for the 2018-19 school year. ( L-R ) Ryan Hoff, Colorado School of Mines, Owen Reynolds, Metro State University of Denver, Johnathan Ramirez, Colorado State University Pueblo, Zach Sundine, Metro State University of Denver. —–Original Message—– From: Crampton, Scott

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

The Prowers County Commissioners approved an ordinance regulating the personal growing, cultivation and procession of marijuana within the county limits during their meeting, November 14th , 2017.  Ordinance 2017-1 states that there can be no more than 12 plants grown at one specific residence within the county.  They must be cultivated or processed at a […]

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

  Photo (left to right):  Reece Campbell, Angela Medina, Zach Scriven, Shania Jo RunningRabbit, and Dwight Campbell. (Lamar, Colorado; November 10, 2017) Lamar High School’s A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College on November 3. 29 teams from 16 area high schools participated in the […]

Oaths of Office for Stagner, Riley on Lamar City Council

Oaths of Office for Stagner, Riley on Lamar City Council

    The new City Council for 2018 was called to order with Mayor Roger Stagner and Councilman Oscar Riley taking their oath of office from Judge Lane Porter following the November General Election. The election of a Mayor-Pro-Tem was also held with Kirk Crespin voted to that position for another term. Several house-keeping procedures […]

A Magic Night for Chamber Farm-City Banquet

A Magic Night for Chamber Farm-City Banquet

Magician Christian Augustine and April provided the entertainment for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Farm City Banquet this past Friday, November 10th.  This year marked a departure from the musical entertainment for the annual banquet, which helps fund activities for local FFA chapters in the area. Emceed by KVAY’s Bob DeLancey, the evening offered […]