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Bent’s Old Fort Has Banner Year in Visitation

Bent’s Old Fort Has Banner Year in Visitation

    In 2016 Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site hosted 31,948 visitors, an increase of 22% over the 2015 number of 26,219.  Visitation to the fort in 2016 was the highest since 1999. “Undoubtedly the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service increased the public’s awareness of their national parks,” said Chief of Interpretation […]

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Colorado & Kansas Small Businesses

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Colorado & Kansas Small Businesses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small nonfarm businesses in 26 Kansas counties and neighboring Colorado and Oklahoma counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought in the following primary counties beginning Nov. 29, 2016, announced […]

Schleining Genetics returns to LCC for AI seminar

Schleining Genetics returns to LCC for AI seminar

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 10, 2017) Schleining Genetics will return to Lamar Community College in March for its popular artificial insemination (AI) course: Artificial Insemination Management.  This is an intensive four-day class taught by Dallas Schleining worth two college credits. Artificial Insemination Management is designed for individuals who have little to no experience with bovine […]

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

The Granada Trustees are faced with two expensive issues that will impact the town’s residents in the future. The Trustees discussed their revenue options to upgrade the aging water lines in the community, a matter that is being carried over from last year; and how to afford to bring the town’s landfill into compliance with […]

J & S Graphic Designs, Open for Business

J & S Graphic Designs, Open for Business

  J & S Graphic Designs, located at 109 West Lee #4 in the Village Shopping Center, is now open for business and was paid a recent visit by members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Honkers to mark the occasion. J & S Graphic Designs offers screen printings, heat press or embroidery […]

Depperschmidt Begins Position with PEP

Depperschmidt Begins Position with PEP

“We’re excited to be at this point with Eric joining us as the new Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity, (PEP)”, stated Rick Robbins, President of the county economic development organization, during the Tuesday, March 7th board meeting. Eric Depperschmidt, who hails from Ness and Finney Counties in Kansas, was the last applicant for the […]

CO Energy Office Allows $750K for USDA Ag Industry

CO Energy Office Allows $750K for USDA Ag Industry

DENVER — March 2, 2017 — The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service, today released $750,000 in project assistance funds through the USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The funding is available to Colorado agricultural irrigators, dairies, greenhouses, nurseries and cold storage facilities. The […]

CATTLE ON FEED for Colorado and U.S.

CATTLE ON FEED for Colorado and U.S.

COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 900,000 head as of February 1, 2017, no change from the January 1, 2017 inventory, but up 2 percent from February 1, 2016. Cattle feeders with 1,000 head […]

Ye Olde Rummage Shoppe, Still Going Strong for SDS

Ye Olde Rummage Shoppe, Still Going Strong for SDS

Ye Olde Rummage Shoppe, headquartered for several decades at 119 North Main Street in Lamar, remains in full operation and is currently seeking donations of clothing for the family. Annabelle Munoz and Loretta Johnson, long-time volunteers, were on duty Tuesday afternoon, February 28th.  Johnson recollected that she has been volunteering her time for around twenty-five […]

Hemp in Agriculture, Part ll

Hemp in Agriculture, Part ll

This is the second article in The Prowers Journal relating to a Hemp Road Show held February 25th at Lamar Community College. The program offered three speakers who described the history of hemp agriculture and production in the U.S. and its recent resurgence in the farming community. The first article focused on the mechanics and […]

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Visit Two-in-One Lamar Business

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Visit Two-in-One Lamar Business

With one stop, shoppers can visit either Black Wolfe Clothing Company or Uniquely Creative Designs, both owned and operated by Andy and Diana Woller at 108 North Main Street in Lamar. The Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Chamber Honkers paid them a visit during their Grand Opening and special sales event day on Friday, February […]

Lamar Council Continues to Remove 'Blight'/Unsafe Residences

Lamar Council Continues to Remove ‘Blight’/Unsafe Residences

In a continuing effort to alleviate blight in local neighborhoods, the Lamar City Council approved and adopted a resolution to condemn the property at 315 North 12th Street in Lamar during their regular meeting, Monday, February 27th.   The council was informed that efforts to have the property taken care of have failed with the owner […]

Future of Hemp Farming in Colorado Discussed at LCC

Future of Hemp Farming in Colorado Discussed at LCC

Area farmers were presented with three aspects of hemp farming this past Saturday, February 25th, at a Hemp Road Show, presented at Lamar Community College.  The presenters at the seminar, which was attended by about 50 persons, included Rick Trojan, Northeast Colorado Hemp Farmer, Mitch Yergert from the Colorado Department of Agriculture and John Finamore, […]

Honkers Visit Smitty’s Body Shop Grand Opening

Honkers Visit Smitty’s Body Shop Grand Opening

Smitty’s Auto Body shop is now open for business at 6941 U.S. Highway 50 in Lamar and members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Lamar Honkers paid them a welcoming visit this past Saturday, February 25th. Smitty’s Auto Body is a full service operation, offering free estimates on body work from minor dents to […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2017 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JANUARY 2017 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.29 billion pounds in January, up 6 percent from the 4.06 billion pounds produced in January 2016. Beef production, at 2.12 billion pounds, was 8 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.58 million head, up 9 percent from January 2016. The average live weight […]