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Lamar Partnership Inc.  Business of the Month

Lamar Partnership Inc. Business of the Month

Lamar Partnership Inc. is a Colorado Main Street Community managed and funded by the City. It is responsible for providing economic development opportunities within the context of historic reservation to traditional downtowns. Lamar Partnership Inc. uses the Main Street approach that advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of central business […]

Business Venture Moves Forward for Lamar

Business Venture Moves Forward for Lamar

Property acquired by the City of Lamar in 1961 and 1973 was annexed into the city during the April 10th council meeting as part of a proposed economic development enterprise. City Engineer, Wiley Work, said the Unincorporated Municipally Owned Land States is contiguous with at least 3/6 of the current City Limits Line of the […]

Sand and Sage Beer Garden Set for August Concert

Sand and Sage Beer Garden Set for August Concert

The Prowers County Commissioners gave approval for this year’s beer garden, held during the annual Sand and Sage Fair. Fair Board member, Cindy Bennett, said this will mark the third year for the beer garden which is set for concert night at the fairgrounds on August 5th.  A second night will be held on August […]

Denver Water Lawyer to Share Message of Cooperation

Denver Water Lawyer to Share Message of Cooperation

Water agreements are always tricky, a matter of give and take. Most importantly, they require cooperation. That’s the message Patricia Wells, general counsel for Denver Water, will bring to the Arkansas River Basin Water Forum when she kicks off the second day of the forum on April 27 at Hotel Elegante, 2886 S. Circle Drive, […]

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

CDA Hosting Meeting on Commercial use of Industrial Hemp

  CDA’s Farm Products/Commodity Handler Programs for Colorado’s Industrial Hemp Industry BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will be hosting a public meeting to provide information on the CDA Farm Product Dealer Program as it relates to the commercial use of industrial hemp in Colorado. This meeting will provide beneficial information for […]

Corn and Wheat Acreage Down, Soybean and Cotton Acreage Plants are Up for 2017

Corn and Wheat Acreage Down, Soybean and Cotton Acreage Plants are Up for 2017

    Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.0 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage is expected to be down or unchanged in 38 of the 48 estimating states.  Soybean planted area for 2017 is estimated at a […]

Staff Needed to Open Holly Pool, Trustees Table ARPA Resolution

Staff Needed to Open Holly Pool, Trustees Table ARPA Resolution

  The Holly Trustees began their monthly meeting with a gathering at TBK Bank, holding a meet and greet for Eric Depperschmidt, the new executive director for Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP. Rick Robbins and Aaron Leiker, president and vice-president of PEP attended the gathering as well as Prowers County Commissioner, Ron Cook, and some Holly residents.   They […]

Canyons and Plains Meeting Set for Eads

Canyons and Plains Meeting Set for Eads

  Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will be holding their Regional meeting in Eads Colorado Thursday April 13 at 10am at the Cobblestone Hotel meeting room.  The presentation will be about tourism in Kiowa County, including Jackson Pond and Sand Creek Massacre site. There will also be an update about the upcoming meeting in […]

Buxton Economic Report Highlights Community Growth Potential

Buxton Economic Report Highlights Community Growth Potential

  Cheyenne Robinson, liaison to the City of Lamar from the Buxton Company, presented an analysis of surplus and leakage spending in Lamar and Prowers County during a meeting with Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board members this past Tuesday, April 4th.  Her meeting with PEP offered a continuation of the information on the local retail […]

Dream Big Event Set for Eads High School April 27th

Dream Big Event Set for Eads High School April 27th

Colorado’s Top Technology Companies and Universities to Participate in One-Day Learning Event Eads, CO (April 5, 2017) – On April 27, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) will host over 250 students from 12 southeastern Colorado school districts for the second annual Dream Big Event at Eads High School in Eads, Colo. […]

Fickenscher Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award.

Fickenscher Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award.

LAMAR – Bruce Fickenscher was honored during the annual Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association banquet April 1st in Lamar. Fickenscher, of Chivington, was selected as the association’s prestigious Honorary Life Member Award recipient. Fickenscher has been with Colorado State University Extension since 2001. He currently is Livestock & Range Specialist for the Southeast area, […]

Educational Session Kicks off Annual Cattlemen Festivities

Educational Session Kicks off Annual Cattlemen Festivities

  LAMAR – Where will the beef industry be in 5 years? Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association hosted an open educational session April 1 at the Elk’s Lodge in Lamar. A panel of Thane Milenski, with cattle feeder and processor JBS/Five Rivers, Alan Woodard, CEO of Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, and Rick Robbins, […]

WAFWA Reports on 2016 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Plan Conservation Progress

WAFWA Reports on 2016 Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Plan Conservation Progress

On March 31, the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service its third annual report detailing achievements under the Lesser Prairie-Chicken Range-wide Conservation Plan. Among other highlights, WAFWA reported on the purchase of an ecologically significant piece of property in Kansas, which permanently protects nearly 30,000 […]

WIFE Hosts Ag Meeting at Lamar Community Building April 13th

WIFE Hosts Ag Meeting at Lamar Community Building April 13th

  Southeast Colorado was well represented at the National Agriculture Week in Washington DC, (March 20 – 24, 2017), by WIFE members Korry Lewis (Kim, CO), Elisabeth Erickson-Noe (LaJunta, CO), Jillane Hixson (Lamar, CO) and  Kerry Lewis Froese (Cheraw, CO).   Women Involved in Farm Economics (WIFE), a national organization with members in twelve states;  met […]

Southern Colorado Economic Development Summary

Southern Colorado Economic Development Summary

The 2017 CEDS, available on the Prowers County website, offers specific information on county demographics. This includes population and income trends for residents, climate and cultural information and assessments for such areas as housing, education, infrastructure and industry sectors.  It’s an analysis which also shows or strengths and weaknesses for economic growth and provides information […]