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DoLA Funding Future LPI Conference Expenses

DoLA Funding Future LPI Conference Expenses

Lamar Partnership Incorporated and the City of Lamar accepted $3,000 in scholarship funds from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs.  The Lamar City Council voted to accept the grant during its September 11th meeting.  The money covers the costs incurred for the Main Street Now 2018 annual conference and Main Street Summit which will be […]

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 […]

CCAC President Joins US Ag Industry Opposing President's Plan to Withdraw from S. Korea Trade Deal

CCAC President Joins US Ag Industry Opposing President’s Plan to Withdraw from S. Korea Trade Deal

Many representatives of the U.S. agriculture industry spent recent days voicing concerns to their delegates in Washington, D.C., about President Trump’s threat to withdrawal from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). Among those ag leaders was Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) President Mike Lefever, who reached out to both Sen. Michael Bennet and Sen. Cory […]

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 […]

Congressman Campaigns in Lamar for Governor Seat

Congressman Campaigns in Lamar for Governor Seat

Congressman Jared Polis made a visit to Lamar Sunday, September 3, the final leg of a whirlwind tour before Congress reconvenes in Washington on Tuesday. He spent the morning walking in the Colorado State Fair parade, then drove to the home of Bob and Ginger Seay in Lamar for a ‘meet and greet’ house party. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

LUB Receives Proposal for Sale of Gas Gathering System

LUB Receives Proposal for Sale of Gas Gathering System

  The Lamar Utility Board is considering an offer from Strachan Exploration, Inc., to take over the light plant’s unused gas gathering system. The discussion centered on the status of the board’s pipeline system and Strachan’s shut-in gas wells south of Lamar. Stephen Strachan and several members of his business operation made the proposal to […]

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a renewal contract with Buxton Group for continued marketing strategy and a retail development program for the City of Lamar. Angie Cue, Lamar Community Development Manager, told the Authority Buxton has identified specific retailers who seek markets with household purchasing habits similar to those in Lamar.  “We have an account […]

Livestock Slaughter - July 2017 U.S. Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – July 2017 U.S. Highlights

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.99 billion pounds in July, up 3 percent from the 3.87 billion pounds produced in July 2016. Beef production, at 2.11 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.61 million head, up 6 percent from July 2016. The average live […]

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

The National Park Service is considering taking steps to manage Camp Amache in Granada. U.S. Senator, Cory Gardner, visited the site and the Amache Museum in Granada Monday, August 21st to get a better understanding of the scope of the Camp and the private efforts that have allowed the site and the museum to be […]