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Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

  Jay Brooke, representing the proposed Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home, provided an update on the progress being made to the development of the facility, which will be located just south of Lamar along Highway 287 and north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course. The plans call for a comprehensive long-term and innovative skilled care facility, […]

Rink Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award

Rink Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award

LA JUNTA – Milton Rink was honored during the annual Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association banquet April 7th at Inspiration Field in La Junta. Rink, of Bristol, was selected as the association’s prestigious Honorary Life Member Award recipient. Rink is a third-generation farmer/rancher. He served as Sand & Sage Fair beef superintendent and on […]

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

  The City of Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board postponed any reimbursements for construction costs for two development incentive applications for businesses at 411 South Main Street and the other at 1202 North Main Street during their regular meeting on Monday, April 9th.  The presentations were made by Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director. The application […]

Hotel Feasibility Study Conducted for Prowers County

Hotel Feasibility Study Conducted for Prowers County

    Can Lamar support a new upscale hotel year round? A feasibility study has been conducted by Jessica Junker, a Core Distinction Group Representative who visited Lamar March 27th to determine the lodging needs in Prowers County.  One of Junker’s stops was with the Prowers County Commissioners, where she outlined some of the criteria […]

Colorado State – Pueblo Welcomes Former Ag Secretary Vilsack to Campus April 25

Colorado State – Pueblo Welcomes Former Ag Secretary Vilsack to Campus April 25

  PUEBLO – Former United States Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack will spend the day at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Wednesday, April 25. Vilsack will present a classroom lecture on rural poverty and economic development at 8 a.m. in the General Classroom Building 111 followed by a public lecture, “The Rural […]

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

On a unanimous vote, following a public hearing, the Prowers County Planning Commission approved a request for a special use permit to construct and operate a commercial cattle dairy in the southeastern section of Holly. The district is zoned as A-2 and A-3.  Most of the facility, owned and operated by Syracuse Dairy, LLC-Holly Location, […]

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

    Aaron Leiker, President of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, detailed a state senate bill that if passed, could help steamline regulations for agriculture producers that are transporting their goods to this portion of the state. Leiker addressed the board members on the issue during the monthly PEP meeting which was held at the Rancher’s […]

Prairie Dutch Oven Cooking Brought to Life

Prairie Dutch Oven Cooking Brought to Life

Chad and Cheryl Hart of Lamar recently competed in the Lazy E Chuck Wagon cooking contest in Guthrie, Oklahoma with Mountain Trails chuck wagon team of Rye, Colorado, head cook, Dave Wade. Placing 6th overall out of 11 chuckwagons was good for the first event of the year.  As a result of last year’s events, […]

Sparrow House Ministries Re-located to Calvary Baptist Church

Sparrow House Ministries Re-located to Calvary Baptist Church

LAMAR’S FOOD PANTRY HAS MOVED Sparrow House Ministries has a new address—907 South Third Street (Third and Cedar), across from Parkview Elementary School and Strainhurst Senior Housing—in the former Sunday School wing of the Calvary Baptist Church. About thirteen years ago Calvary Baptist Church moved services and ministry to its concrete school building. The congregation […]

Ogallala Multi-State Water Summit in Garden City April 9-10

Ogallala Multi-State Water Summit in Garden City April 9-10

        The Ogallala Aquifer Summit will bring together water-use decision makers in Garden City, Kansas, April 9-10 from all eight states in the Ogallala region: Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota and Wyoming. Summit participants will be discussing current management and policy best practices as well as exploring interstate […]

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS As of March 1, Colorado growers intend to plant 1.50 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2018, up 40,000 acres, or 3 percent from last year’s plantings, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Sorghum planting intentions […]

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2018

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2018

COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on March 1, 2018 were 80.41 million bushels, up 17 percent from March 1, 2017, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey and March Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted to […]

CWCB March 2018 Drought Update

CWCB March 2018 Drought Update

Despite near normal precipitation across most of the state in February, March precipitation has been well below average statewide. Currently Colorado is experiencing the 3rd lowest snowpack on record, with only 2002 and 1981 being drier. Extreme drought has expanded to cover most of Southwestern Colorado, The San Luis Valley and Southeastern Colorado. West Slope […]

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Gov. Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development announce five Opportunity Zone nominations for Southeast Colorado DENVER – March 23, 2018 – Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), today announced the nomination of 126 Opportunity Zones across the state that will be eligible for new […]

State Water Studies Require Funding

State Water Studies Require Funding

    Streams of funding will become important to keep streams of water flowing in Colorado in the coming decades, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s top water adviser said. “We are looking at the appropriate revenue streams,” said John Stulp, the governor’s adviser. “One of the key questions is: How do you build certainty that new methods […]