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September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

  In response to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018. With only three weeks left in the 2018 water year, October through August of this year […]

Raising Funds on the Run

Raising Funds on the Run

  Sparrow House Ministries received cash, coupons and discounts this past Friday, September 14th, worth approximately $2,000 that will purchase groceries for the organization’s food bank. The way the funds were raised during a unique event held at Safeway on East Olive Street. Theron Hammer, of Edward Jones Investments on South Main Street, incorporated an […]

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

Trooper Tips By Trooper Gary Cutler Colorado is a bicycling state; so you either ride a bicycle or at least see bicycles often. You’ll see the casual riders, weekend riders, bike to work riders, and there are also many weeklong and weekend biking tours throughout the state, such as Ride the Rockies, and Pedal the […]

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

Lamar City Council Meeting Focused on Municipal Finances

    The Lamar City Council held a brief, regular meeting on Monday, September 10th.  The council approved the risk advisory group (CIRSA) Worker’s Compensation quote of $5,000 for the deductible and premium for 2019.  The renewal quote for the city’s property/casualty contribution was also approved.  Although it was higher than the previous year, it […]

Lamar School District Sets Community Forum for Proposed Levy Increase

Lamar School District Sets Community Forum for Proposed Levy Increase

  The Lamar Re-2 School District has set Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm as the date for a community forum at the Lamar High School auditorium to explain ballot 4A, a mill levy question for district voters in the November General Election. Earlier this summer, Lamar Superintendent of Schools, David Tecklenburg, told The Prowers Journal, […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

    While the Lamar City July Sales and Use Tax collected in August were up a fraction of a percent, the year to date figures continued to show a healthy gain for that period. City Sales Tax was up 0.27% for a slim gain over last year of $758.94 with 2017 totals at $282,334.72 […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Local Activities

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Local Activities

    The Holly Commercial Club met on Wednesday, September 5, with four guests with the Karen McCormick for Congress campaign. The Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports were given and approved. The Holly Shopper report was given. Old Business: Cornhole Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 29. Sign-up sheets were passed around for volunteers to run […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

      (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 6, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice has published a report analyzing more than 27,000 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases that were filed in Colorado in 2016. It is the first report of its kind in the nation to make such a robust and thorough examination […]

Enroll in Online Classes, Get Money for School at LCC

Enroll in Online Classes, Get Money for School at LCC

Class Enrollment Still Available for September and October There’s still time to enroll in college courses this fall and Lamar Community College is here to get students started on the track to reaching their educational goals with a full schedule of online courses. Online courses are offered in 16-week, 10-week, or short six-week long sessions […]

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

    The approaching November 7th E-Fair was one of two topics presented to board members of Prowers Economic Prosperity during their monthly meeting, held in the Holly Senior Center, Tuesday, September 4th.  The other presentation described the potential financial impact for state and local highway improvements should Proposition 110 pass in the November General […]

LCC Make Space Director Updates Rotary on Computer Technology

LCC Make Space Director Updates Rotary on Computer Technology

    You start with a block of plastic, add some software programming, put it into a laser cutter machine and out pops a functioning monkey wrench, cut from the plastic block. That’s a simplification of an involved process, but taken down to basic elements, that’s a part of what’s offered from the Innovative Make […]

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development Month

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development Month

    (DENVER) — Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado. Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with just a handful of events.  The annual series has grown exponentially over the last 14 years, through good times and bad, and Workforce Development Month 2018 is bigger […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2018

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2018

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS   Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.24 billion pounds in July, up 6 percent from the 3.99 billion pounds produced in July 2017.  Beef production, at 2.23 billion pounds, was 6 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.77 million head, up 6 percent from July […]

Rep. Ken Buck Challenger Karen McCormick Launches Weeklong Southeast Colorado Tour

Rep. Ken Buck Challenger Karen McCormick Launches Weeklong Southeast Colorado Tour

    Karen McCormick will tour southeastern Colorado in her bid to oust Rep. Ken Buck, beginning in Trinidad September 3, making stops in Las Animas, Bent, Baca, Prowers, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Otero Counties through September 8. McCormick will visit local farms, Southeast Colorado Hospital, and Otero County Public Schools; meet with elected officials and […]

Lamar Utility Board Begins Budget Discussions for 2019

Lamar Utility Board Begins Budget Discussions for 2019

    Purchase orders totaled $17,114.45 and total monthly bills amounted to $1,225,173.28 for the month and both were approved by the utility board during their August 28th meeting. During the brief meeting, Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh reported on the financial summary, stating that cash is down $56,635 from June and accounts receivable increased […]