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Lamar Elks Lodge Donates to LCC Foundation

Lamar Elks Lodge Donates to LCC Foundation

The Lamar Elks Lodge, #1319, recently contributed $5,000 towards the Lamar Community College Rodeo Committee. The donation, according to LCC Foundation director, Anne-Marie Crampton, will be used for separate $1,000 scholarships for five students.  The presentation was made this past Tuesday, March 28th at the Elks Lodge in Lamar. “There are several programs of study […]

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Voltage Transformer Caused Monday Power Outage

Not even 7 o’clock on a Monday morning and the power goes off!   Some residents in southern Lamar had to make other arrangements to their morning routine as a voltage transformer near the Lamar water tanks faulted when it developed a hairline crack.  Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, explained that the outage lasted […]

Recognizing a Championship Season

Recognizing a Championship Season

The Lamar City Council issued a resolution honoring the Lamar High School Girls Basketball State Tournament Team for their championship performance this year in Class 3-A Basketball. Their achievement marks the 5th state girl’s title and their first in 19 years.  Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, awarded each player with her own Key to the City […]

Mark’s Barber Shop at New Location

Mark’s Barber Shop at New Location

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Honkers recently visited Mark’s Barber Shop at his new location at 614 North Main Street in Lamar. Mark Encinias offers a quality barber shop haircut and a close, smooth shave for his customers.  Make an appointment at 719-980-2270.  Mark’s Barber Shop is open Tuesday through Friday […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017 - US HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – FEBRUARY 2017 – US HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.94 billion pounds in February, up 1 percent from the 3.90 billion pounds produced in February 2016. Beef production, at 1.93 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.37 million head, up 3 percent from February 2016. The average live weight […]

Agriculture leaders slam Trump's USDA budget cut proposal

Agriculture leaders slam Trump’s USDA budget cut proposal

Agriculture leaders including lawmakers from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party on Thursday criticized his planned 21 percent cut to discretionary spending at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), saying it could take a toll on the rural communities that helped elect him last November. Trump has proposed slashing the USDA’s discretionary budget by $4.7 billion […]

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; March 24, 2017) Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and members of his Cabinet will host a town hall event at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the LCC Wellness Center. The town hall will feature remarks by […]

Colorado Employment Situation:  February 2017

Colorado Employment Situation: February 2017

Employers in Colorado added 2,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,631,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,900 and government decreased 2,900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from January to February at 2.9 percent. The number […]

Depperschmidt Outlines New Project Ideas for PEP

Depperschmidt Outlines New Project Ideas for PEP

Eric Depperschmidt, the new Prowers Economic Prosperity Executive Director, has attended a stream of meetings since he assumed his position with the county economic development organization on March 6th. He provided board members with an overview of his initial activities during the second PEP meeting of the month, March 21st.  Depperschmidt said he has made […]

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

SoCo, a newly formed tourism promotion group, will hold its first meeting May 17th to the 19th.  Approximately 150 attendees from eleven counties will discuss ways to promote and increase tourist visits in the southern and central sections of the state including Prowers County.  Lodging Panel members approved a $1,200 request to promote the meeting which will […]

New Lights for Main Street

New Lights for Main Street

Lamar residents are now noticing some changes along Main Street; new light poles placed along the sidewalks instead of the center median. The new LED lights will cut back on electrical costs while the old ones, situated along the center median, are to be stored at the Lamar Light Plant.  Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, […]

County Democratic Meeting Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 in the Cow Palace, Colorado Room.

County Democratic Meeting Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 in the Cow Palace, Colorado Room.

This will be a night of action for Prowers County Democrats! We will discuss what’s going on in Congress and writing postcards to send to Ken Buck and Cory Gardner about important legislation. As we write postcards, keep these bills in mind. Feel free to add to this list. The American Health Care Act A […]

Census of Agriculture Countdown Begins for America’s Farmers and Ranchers

Census of Agriculture Countdown Begins for America’s Farmers and Ranchers

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2017 – America’s farmers and ranchers will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture in their communities and industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture.  Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the census, to be mailed at the […]

Agriculture Day at the Capitol set for March 22 in Denver

Agriculture Day at the Capitol set for March 22 in Denver

Food competition, celebration of state’s ag industry; one of the most popular events under the Golden Dome  A celebration of Colorado’s agricultural producers and agribusinesses is set for Wednesday, March 22, at the Capitol Building in Denver. The 48 ag organizations that make up the Colorado Agriculture Council will once again host Agriculture Day at […]

PMC Activities Highlighted for City Council

PMC Activities Highlighted for City Council

Craig Loveless, CEO for Prowers Medical Center, briefed the Lamar City Council, Monday, March 13th on the latest developments at the hospital. “Our Patient Family Advisory Council is meeting for the first time this month in an effort to improve the general health standards for our area,” he explained, adding this is part of the […]