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CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2017

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2017

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 176.90 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and up 10 percent from the 160.29 […]

Innovate & Make Space Now Open at LCC

Innovate & Make Space Now Open at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 11, 2017) After a summer of hard work and preparation, the Lamar Community College Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) is now open for business.  Community members as well as LCC students and staff are welcome to become members of the I&MS and learn how to use a wide range of equipment. […]

Police Chief Offers Crime Trends for City Council

Police Chief Offers Crime Trends for City Council

Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, distributed some annual crime statistics for the city council during their meeting, Monday, September 11th.  Administrator, John Sutherland, explained that the figures, taken as a group, might lead to some insights or provoke some thoughts about local crime issues. Miller explained, “The figures run from 1999 to 2017 from January […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report for July 2017

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report for July 2017

  The City of Lamar Sales Tax collection report showed a healthy bump for taxes collected for July. City Sales Taxes were up 1.91% for a $5,283 growth over the same month in 2016.  2017 collections were at $282,234 while last years were at $277,051.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections for the same period […]

DoLA Funding Future LPI Conference Expenses

DoLA Funding Future LPI Conference Expenses

Lamar Partnership Incorporated and the City of Lamar accepted $3,000 in scholarship funds from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.  The Lamar City Council voted to accept the grant during its September 11th meeting.  The money covers the costs incurred for the Main Street Now 2018 annual conference and Main Street Summit which will be […]

CCAC President Joins US Ag Industry Opposing President's Plan to Withdraw from S. Korea Trade Deal

CCAC President Joins US Ag Industry Opposing President’s Plan to Withdraw from S. Korea Trade Deal

Many representatives of the U.S. agriculture industry spent recent days voicing concerns to their delegates in Washington, D.C., about President Trump’s threat to withdrawal from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). Among those ag leaders was Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) President Mike Lefever, who reached out to both Sen. Michael Bennet and Sen. Cory […]

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

    The Prowers County Commissioners invited the Holly Trustees to their meeting with a senior advisor from Governor’s Hickenlooper’s office on September 26th to voice their concerns regarding landfill rules and regulations. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade told the Trustees during their September 6th meeting, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pushing […]

Holly Commercial Club Organizing Cornhole Tournament for Sept. 23rd

Holly Commercial Club Organizing Cornhole Tournament for Sept. 23rd

  All those younger years of lawn darts or a bean bag toss may pay off for some accurate throwers during the Holly Gateway Fair on September 23rd. The Holly Commercial Club voted to host a Cornhole Tournament in connection with the newly created Holly Gateway Classics Car Show. The cost for a two-person team […]

Congressman Campaigns in Lamar for Governor Seat

Congressman Campaigns in Lamar for Governor Seat

Congressman Jared Polis made a visit to Lamar Sunday, September 3, the final leg of a whirlwind tour before Congress reconvenes in Washington on Tuesday. He spent the morning walking in the Colorado State Fair parade, then drove to the home of Bob and Ginger Seay in Lamar for a ‘meet and greet’ house party. […]

Colorado Corn Crop Condition takes Another Dip

Colorado Corn Crop Condition takes Another Dip

After a brief recovery, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report showed that Colorado’s corn crop condition was on the decline again, with only a combined 55 percent of the crop in “good” or “excellent” condition. These figures mark another chapter in what’s been a climate-driven up-and-down year for the state’s corn.  Early in the growing […]

Summer of 2017 Climate Review from NWS

Summer of 2017 Climate Review from NWS

  After a wet spring of 2017, the first month of “Meteorological Summer” warmed up and dried out across south central and southeast Colorado. While some portions of Eastern Colorado saw spotty amounts of above normal precipitation through the month of June, along with bouts of severe weather, most of south central and southeast Colorado […]

Lamar’s Swimming Pool Suit Settled

Lamar’s Swimming Pool Suit Settled

    The Lamar City Council held a special session to vote on a resolution to settle a lawsuit case against Woodmont Builders, Inc., d/b/a Western Pacific Coatings, Inc. City Clerk, Linda Williams said the council approved a resolution during their September 5th session in which the pool company would pay $32,892 to the city […]

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

 Discusses Developing Town Hall Meetings for Community Input on Marijuana   Syracuse Dairy is considering expanding into Prowers County. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Properity (PEP) Executive Director, told board members he has discussed the potential with the company.  Depperschmidt provided an update on various local business development positions and potential during the board’s bi-monthly meeting […]

LCC Offers CDL Training this September

LCC Offers CDL Training this September

(Lamar, Colorado; August 28, 2017) This September 23, Lamar Community College will be offering a one-day, noncredit course for those interested in obtaining their CDL licensure.  The training will be held 8:00am to 6:00pm at the LCC Equine Center. This is a training, not the official CDL exam.  It will cover the written test, pre-trip […]

Every Buy is a Learning Lesson

Every Buy is a Learning Lesson

Students from Lamar Community College, led by faculty member, Curtis Temple, will visit various sites around the region each fall, to help round out their agriculture studies with an in-the-field classroom assignment. This time, the field was at Safeway, East Olive Street in Lamar. About a dozen students and Temple were gathered around the meat […]