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Digital Age Record Keeping at County Courthouse

Digital Age Record Keeping at County Courthouse

    How long do you hang on to your private papers? Do you have IRS returns from 20 years ago, a sales receipt for a mattress you bought six years back?  How about an instruction manual for a dishwasher you replaced last year? Since 1889, past Clerk and Recorders have been storing various records […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

  The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for visitors to “step back in time” and glimpse the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been 172 years ago at Bent’s Fort on the Santa Fe Trail for our Military Encampment. 1847 was a year when things continued to go badly […]

Colorado Employment Situation - July 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,787,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,700 and government increased 1,500. June estimates were revised up to 2,779,800, and the over the month change from May to June was an […]

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

  DENVER, CO – August 16, 2019 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) awarded over $17M for the Tier I and Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program. Programs that receive Tier I grant funding are eligible for up to $200,000 for their projects. In the most recent cycle, 19 […]

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – The Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production down from 2018. Soybean production is down 19 percent from 2018, forecast at 3.68 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to decrease their production 4 percent from last year, […]

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

  Pedal the Plains is right around the corner and we need volunteers! The event is September 12-15 and we need volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday September 12, all day on Friday September 13 and on Sunday September 15. Lamar is the start & finish line so we will get to launch the riders […]

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

  The Holly Commercial Club met August 7 at noon with eight members present. Minutes from the July meeting were read and approved as written by Calvin and second by Pearl. Motion carried. John gave the treasurer’s report and the Shopper’s report. Both were approved as given by Viola and second by Jackie. Motion carried. […]

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

    Eric Niemeyer, Executive Director of the High Plains Community Health Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners, construction work on the Adult Clinic off Kendall Drive in Lamar has only a few stages to go through before it will re-open this September. Niemeyer briefed the Commissioners with the latest updates from the Clinic this […]

Trooper Tips - Patience

Trooper Tips – Patience

  Recently I helped with directing traffic for the Iron Man competition held in Boulder County.  It got me thinking about safety issues when dealing with special events and emergency situations while I was trying to endure standing in the 90 degree plus temperatures. We were tasked to shut down part of Highway 119, which […]

Colorado Economy Continues to Show Growth According to Secretary of State

Colorado Economy Continues to Show Growth According to Secretary of State

Secretary Griswold Releases Economic Indicators Report for Second Quarter 2019   Colorado’s business entity filings increased and wages continued to see growth through the second quarter, according to the latest Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report released by Secretary of State Jena Griswold today. During the second quarter of 2019, 31,762 new business entities filed […]

What Do You Cook in  Dutch Ovens?

What Do You Cook in Dutch Ovens?

    Have you ever tasted food cooked in Dutch ovens, the cast iron pot?  If you have or not you should come see the Dutch oven Exhibition August 8 from 2 pm till 6 pm in Elmer’s Garden, Prowers County Fair grounds.  You will see and taste food prepared and cooked in Dutch ovens […]

Farm Production Expenditures - 2018.  United States Highlights

Farm Production Expenditures – 2018. United States Highlights

    Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $354.0 billion for 2018, down from $357.8 billion in 2017. The 2018 total farm production expenditures are down 1.1 percent compared with 2017 total farm production expenditures. For the 17 line items, 7 showed an increase from previous year, while the rest showed […]

Colorado Wins $8 Million Federal Grant for US 287 Improvements

Colorado Wins $8 Million Federal Grant for US 287 Improvements

  Colorado will receive nearly $8.3 million to improve safety and freight efficiency on a 122-mile segment of US 287 in the southeastern part of the state. The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) $8,297,000 for the Ports-to-Plains project through the federal Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant program. […]

Colorado’s Boat Inspectors Overwhelmed by Mussel-infested Boats

Colorado’s Boat Inspectors Overwhelmed by Mussel-infested Boats

  DENVER, Colo. – The number of boats infected with mussels intercepted in Colorado by inspectors in 2019 is already even with the total from last year – and we’re only halfway through the boating season. “I am just being completely over-run by mussel infested boats,” said Robert Walters, CPW’s assistant manager for the aquatic […]

July 19th was Light Plant Peak Energy Demand

July 19th was Light Plant Peak Energy Demand

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh presented the board with the June, 2019 financial report showing few significant changes to the balance sheet with cash down $81,026 from May and accounts receivable increased by $158,047. He attributed a portion of the decline to a cooler than expected June and lower irrigation usage. Despite the […]