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History Comes Alive with LCC Encampment

History Comes Alive with LCC Encampment

Biennial event set to return to Lamar Community College September 29-30 (Lamar, Colorado; September 11, 2017)  Travel back in time this fall at the Frontier History Encampment, set for September 29-30 at the Lamar Community College campus.  Visitors will see history come to life through expert first-person historic interpreters who create a walk-through immersion into […]

Lopes Rodeo to host Antelope Stampede

Lopes Rodeo to host Antelope Stampede

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 11, 2017)  The Lamar Community College Rodeo team will host its annual Antelope Stampede on September 29 through October 1 at the Prowers County Sand & Sage Fairgrounds. Fred Sherwood, Lopes Rodeo head coach, said of the event, “We’re looking forward to hosting the Stampede.  We hope everyone will come out […]

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 […]

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 0530 hours on Colorado 287 Mile Post 42, which is approximately 12 miles north of the town of Springfield in Baca County on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound on Colorado 287. A 2003 Kia STL, 2015  Hyundai […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lamar Celebrates Colorado Cities & Towns Week, Sept. 11-17, 2017

Lamar Celebrates Colorado Cities & Towns Week, Sept. 11-17, 2017

  September 5, 2017, Lamar, CO — The City of Lamar will be participating in Colorado Cities & Towns Week, Sept. 11–17, 2016, which highlights and celebrates the value of municipal government and acknowledges the employees and volunteers who make our community a great place to live, work, and play. Municipal government is the level […]

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 […]

Honkers at Rupps Truck and Trailer Repair

Honkers at Rupps Truck and Trailer Repair

  The owners of Rupps Truck and Trailer Repair observed their continued service to the Arkansas Valley with a visit from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers recently. Rupps has been in business at 32565 Speculator Circle, just north of the Arkansas River Bridge, for several years and offers 24 hour roadside assistance. Call at […]

August is National Tree-Check Month, Time for a Once-Over

August is National Tree-Check Month, Time for a Once-Over

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –As Labor Day and the end of summer approaches, it’s a great time to take stock of the trees in our urban landscapes.  August is National Tree Check Month.  Why is it important to check our trees and make sure they are healthy, strong and pest-free? Sometimes we take trees for granted; we […]

Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting in Las Animas, Colorado

Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting in Las Animas, Colorado

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold its regional meeting on Thursday, September 7th, at Carmen’s Restaurant, 625 Carson Avenue in Las Animas at 10:00 a.m.  The presentation will be on Boggsville, given by Larry Bourne, and will feature the upcoming Boggsville Days on October 14th.  The Board of Directors meeting will follow the […]

OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

  According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, agriculture contributed about $2.5 billion to the Colorado economy in 2015. In 2016, this contribution had declined to about $2.1 billion, a decrease of approximately 15.3%. Colorado growers have been struggling in 2017 due to suppressed commodity prices.   Both wheat and corn prices are below […]

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

The 6th annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute will begin with the traditional parade at 10am with entrants lined along West Beech Streets, ready to begin their procession along South 6th Street and into the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The annual tribute began as a simple gathering at the Prowers County Courthouse to honor and remember the First Responders […]