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27th Annual Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture

27th Annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture

  February 21, 2018 – Renaissance Hotel in Denver The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program is proud to host the 27th annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, titled “Colorado’s Agricultural Impact: Economic, Environmental, Social”. This year’s theme will bring together producers, consumers, experts, and other ag stakeholders to examine how each of those sectors converge to […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2017 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2017 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.40 billion pounds in December, up slightly from the 4.40 billion pounds produced in December 2016. Beef production, at 2.15 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.58 million head, down 1 percent from December 2016. The average live weight […]

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 5,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,671,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government increased 800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from November to December […]

2017 Was a Banner Year for Construction in Lamar

2017 Was a Banner Year for Construction in Lamar

  The Building Department in the City of Lamar provides a monthly record indicating the number of construction permits that have been issued, the fees assessed by the city based on the value of the overall project and a year to date project valuation on potential property value increases. The reports provide one look at […]

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 […]

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

  The Granada Trustees voted to use Frontier Bank as a second institution in which to deposit a majority of the town’s funds. This is a similar action that other communities have adopted in light of changes in fees for certain accounts which maintain a high level of deposits. The Trustees will put together a […]

Lorraine Woolley Announces Retirement as Prowers County Treasurer

Lorraine Woolley Announces Retirement as Prowers County Treasurer

  Lorraine Woolley, Prowers County Treasurer, announces she will retire at the end of this term. I will not seek re-election for a seventh term as the Prowers County Treasurer and Public Trustee.  I first ran for the office in 1994 and will complete my sixth term in December 2018. During my time in office […]

Wittman Declares Candidacy for Prowers County Treasurer

Wittman Declares Candidacy for Prowers County Treasurer

  I, Judy Wittman, am announcing my candidacy for election to the office of Prowers County Treasurer and Public Trustee. For the past four years, I have had the pleasure of working in the Prowers County Treasurer’s office for Lorraine Woolley, Treasurer.  During this time I have learned the importance of safeguarding public funds, collecting, […]

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 […]

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

Council Receives CDOT Update on Main Street Construction

    The Lamar City Council was provided with a Highway 287/Main Street construction update by a representative of American Civil Constructors, the engineering firm contracted for the highway upgrade during their January 8th meeting. “Once we get done with the east side between Park and Oak Streets, we’ll start on the median and that […]

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 […]

Nickelson Announces for Prowers County Treasurer Position

Nickelson Announces for Prowers County Treasurer Position

To: The Citizens of Prowers County I would like to announce my candidacy for election to the office of Prowers County Treasurer. I was born and raised in Lamar and am a graduate of Lamar High School.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and have over […]

Coen Re-election Announcement for Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

Coen Re-election Announcement for Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

  To: The Citizens of Prowers County,   I, Jana Coen, would like to announce my candidacy for re-election to the office of Prowers County Clerk. I have had the pleasure of serving the citizens and would like to continue in doing that.  I am registered as a Republican but it is my honor as […]

LCC Hosting Forum for Vice President Finalists

LCC Hosting Forum for Vice President Finalists

    (Lamar, Colorado; January 4, 2018) With the retirement of Vice President Cheryl Sanchez, Lamar Community College will be hosting finalists for the position of Vice President of Academic and Student Services on January 18 and 19, 2018. LCC President Linda Lujan stated, “I am very grateful for VP Sanchez’s dedicated service and look […]

Ron Cook Announces Bid for Re-election as County Commissioner

Ron Cook Announces Bid for Re-election as County Commissioner

  I am announcing my candidacy for re-election, for the Office of Prowers County Commissioner, District 2. It has been a honor to serve the citizens of Prowers County for the past three years. I have developed a positive working relation relationship with fellow Commissioners, elected officials, and Department Heads. I have worked with surrounding […]