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LAWMA Approves Model Water Sharing Agreement

LAWMA Approves Model Water Sharing Agreement

First permanent water sharing agreement with augmentation association in Colorado Lamar, Colo—The Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) Board has announced it will participate in a permanent water sharing agreement with Colorado Springs Utilities. LAWMA and Colorado Spring Utilities have discussed ways to continue their long-term arrangement of water sharing. The agreement would allow Colorado […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for August-September Events

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for August-September Events

  The July meeting of the Holly Commercial Club was held on July 11. There was one guest present, Jackie Crabtee, with the Holly School District. There were additions to the agenda. The June minutes were approved, and the Treasurers Report was given and approved. The Holly Shopper report was provided by John Golden (Golden […]

CDOT Hosting Telephone Town Hall Focused on Southeast Colorado Transportation Issues

CDOT Hosting Telephone Town Hall Focused on Southeast Colorado Transportation Issues

    Southeastern Colorado / CDOT Region 2 / PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall Tuesday, July 24, for the residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Custer, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Park, Prowers, Pueblo and Teller counties. This call will include a discussion of […]

Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

Traffic Alert: Atmos Energy Continues Natural Gas System Upgrades in Lamar

  Residents Can Expect Traffic Detours Through August 3rd LAMAR, Colo. (July 17, 2018) – Atmos Energy is asking residents in Lamar, Colorado, to please be on the lookout for traffic detours on Parmenter Street and Stewart Place through August 3, 2018. “We want to thank the community for your patience as we continue to […]

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

USDA CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2018, is forecast at 75.85 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 13 percent below the 86.86 million bushel crop produced […]

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

    The Holly Trustees decided to delay action for another month on a requested letter of support from the Prowers County Commissioners, pending additional specific information on how funds from a $0.25 county sales tax hike would benefit the Holly Fire and Ambulance District. A discussion by the Trustees during their July 11th board […]

Repairs Improve Wind Turbine Performance

Repairs Improve Wind Turbine Performance

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that wind turbine performance has increased through the first half of 2018, during the Lamar Utilities Board meeting on Tuesday, July 10th. He explained that through the first half of the year, the three wind turbines have generated 6,840.58 MWH’s (megawatt hours) of electricity at an […]

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

    Proponents of the Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home were given their public hearing Monday, July 9th, by the Lamar City Council, their apparent final chance to have the council approve a Special District presented through their Service Plan, which outlined the need for a new nursing home in Lamar and would include an […]

Lamar Sales Tax Collections Posts Continued Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Collections Posts Continued Gains

    May Sales and Use Tax revenues collected in June show a continued climb compared to previous months. City Sales Tax was up 6.64% for an increase of $18,536.71 with collections for 2017 at $279.310.05 and for 2018, $297.846.76.  Total Sales and Use Tax revenues were up 7.65% for a gain of $22,746.50.  Collections […]

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

    Railroad line maintenance costs are playing a major role in continued passenger service for Amtrak’s Southwest Chief which runs through southeast Colorado, connecting a number of small communities in New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. The economic impact to La Junta, Lamar, Garden City, Kansas and other communities was discussed by Prowers Economic Prosperity […]

Name Change for Valley National Bank

Name Change for Valley National Bank

    New Name, Same Ownership, Same Friendly Faces. New GNBank signs are being installed at the former Valley National Bank.  GnBank announced their new brand to customers in early June, bringing their banks in 14 communities across Kansas and Southeastern Colorado under one common name to better serve customers.  The name change of this […]

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

Prowers Economic Prosperity will host an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm at Lamar Community College in the Large Lecture Hall with Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (Senate District 35) and Colorado State Representative Kimmi Lewis (House District 64). Residents are invited to join Senator Crowder and Representative Lewis to […]

USDA GRAIN STOCKS – JUNE 1, 2018

USDA GRAIN STOCKS – JUNE 1, 2018

  ARIZONA Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on June 1, 2018 were 2.00 million bushels, up 35 percent from June 1, 2017, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey and June Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 3,000. Other Arizona […]

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

      COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Colorado principal crop planted acreage, which includes acres planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is down 2 percent from 2017 to 6.14 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural […]

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – JUNE 1, 2018

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – JUNE 1, 2018

  COLORADO Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2018 was 760,000 head, down 1 percent from March 1, 2018 and up 6 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 155,000 head, was unchanged from the previous quarter and unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 605,000 head, was down 2 […]