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CSU Extension Offers Free Workshop for Installing Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

CSU Extension Offers Free Workshop for Installing Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

        Are you thinking of installing a center pivot irrigation system but have several questions? How much is it going to cost? Can I use my ditch or canal water, or is it better to install a well? What about putting a center pivot on my least productive land — will I […]

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

    Patrick Davis, Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator for Public Engagement of the Environmental Protection Agency, met Tuesday with representatives from various towns in southeast Colorado as well as the Prowers County Commissioners. The meeting was called to offer some insights to the on-going problems associated with the attempts of small rural communities […]

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16th with three new board members at a new, interim location. Kay Hainer, Valerie Baldwin and Craig Brooks were appointed to the Panel by the Prowers County Commissioners, filling three vacancies. New officers were also elected with Jane […]

Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. –In the race to develop a successful, viable hemp industry, Colorado is now home to the first U.S.-bred hemp seed to qualify as Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) certified seed. “This is an exciting time for the industrial hemp industry.  It seems breeding, technology, and information advances are happening […]

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

    “We’ve had a line of people coming in through the doors since earlier this morning,” said Center Manager, Kirt Jackson this past Saturday, January 13th.  Local residents have been watching the progress of the new facility since ground was broken and construction began this past July at the former TL Tucker buildings at […]

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2017

ANNUAL CROP SUMMARY – 2017

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS The 2017 corn for grain crop is estimated at 185.90 million bushels, 16 percent above last year’s production of 160.29 million bushels, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 143.0 bushels per acre is […]

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2017

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2017

  COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2017 were 119.70 million bushels, up 12 percent from December 1, 2016, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted […]

Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

    3-day event promises to have large impact on pressing regional needs Lamar, CO (June 13 – 15, 2018) – Organizers expect more than 250 attendees at this year’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD), a three-day event that brings together Colorado’s foundations, nonprofits, and local stakeholders. Held June 13-15, 2018 in Lamar, Colorado, the […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

    The new year is starting on a high note for Lamar’s City Sales Tax Revenue report, perhaps continuing the trend of increases that closed out 2017. November City Sales Tax collected in December 2017 showed an 11.65% gain for an increase of $28,920 over the same time period last year.  Collections for 2016 […]

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

    Pilot Flying J representatives are planning what is called a ‘soft’ opening of their new store at 708 North Main Street in Lamar on Saturday, January 13th.  It will be a normal day of activity with no special events planned at this time. This will mark the 4th Pilot Flying J location in […]

LUB Discusses Solution for ARPA Repayment to Light Plant Customers

LUB Discusses Solution for ARPA Repayment to Light Plant Customers

  The Lamar Utility Board began their 2018 monthly meeting with the financial statements for November 2017 which showed that cash is up $326,438 from October and accounts receivable decreased by $233,471. The total operating revenue for the month was $1,097,657 with operating costs of $840,985 for a gross operating income of $256,672.  When the […]

Wyatt Declares Re-election Bid as Assessor

Wyatt Declares Re-election Bid as Assessor

    It is with great modesty, that I announce my decision to seek re-election to the office of Prowers County Assessor. I am indebted to the citizens of Prowers County for the trust and confidence they have placed in me in the past, and obligated to serving the property owners of Prowers County in […]

Holly Trustees Seeking New Building Inspector, Table Truck Parking Ordinance

Holly Trustees Seeking New Building Inspector, Table Truck Parking Ordinance

    The Holly Trustees will soon begin to advertise for a new building inspector, following the acceptance of a resignation letter from Bobby Ward, who has held the position for the town since 2013. Ward’s last day will be at the end of March of this year. The Trustees wanted another look at the […]

PEP Searching for New Headquarters

PEP Searching for New Headquarters

  Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, is looking for a new office as their last day at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn will be Friday, January 5th.  Several locations have been considered, according to PEP President, Rick Robbins, during their January 2nd meeting at Las Brisas Restaurant.  He stated a facility that includes a conference room […]

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

  The City of Lamar will seek funds from the CDPHE 1306 Brownfields Cleanup Grant to tear down and remove the former Troy Manor Motel at 1101 South Main in Lamar.  The council believes tearing down the structure would be the first best step into developing the property for a potential commercial enterprise and rid […]