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New School Year Underway for HOPE Coalition

New School Year Underway for HOPE Coalition

    Members of the HOPE Coalition gathered for the first regular meeting of the new school year at the Lincoln School on Monday, September 17th.  Under New Business, Wendy Buxton Andrade and Byron Hall switched their roles as Coalition President and Vice-President, respectively.   Due to various scheduling conflicts last year, the traditional Chili Dinner […]

Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

Gonzales, Grand Marshalls of 2018 Fiesta de Colores

    Ida and Manuel Gonzales led the traditional Fiesta de Colores parade, Saturday, September 15th from the Granada High School to the town’s park as this year’s Grand Marshalls. The 10am parade featured six candidates for the queen and princess coronation as well as featuring two returning royalty members from 2017. Dee Melgosa, of […]

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

  In response to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018. With only three weeks left in the 2018 water year, October through August of this year […]

Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

Oktoberfest and BBB Combine for Special Annual Treat

    There should be ideal weather this Saturday, September 22nd for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Oktoberfest and the 7th Annual 5K run/walk fundraiser for BBB, both taking place along East Beech Street in Lamar. If you should see about 300 persons wearing pink tee shirts and tutus, men and women of all […]

Raising Funds on the Run

Raising Funds on the Run

  Sparrow House Ministries received cash, coupons and discounts this past Friday, September 14th, worth approximately $2,000 that will purchase groceries for the organization’s food bank. The way the funds were raised during a unique event held at Safeway on East Olive Street. Theron Hammer, of Edward Jones Investments on South Main Street, incorporated an […]

LCC Learning Garden Dedication set for September 20

LCC Learning Garden Dedication set for September 20

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 17, 2018) Lamar Community College will celebrate the completion of its new Learning Garden with a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held Thursday, September 20, at 10:30am.  The celebration is open to the public and will include light refreshments. The Learning Garden, located on the grounds just south of the […]

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

“Bicycles and Automobiles or is it Automobiles and Bicycles”

Trooper Tips By Trooper Gary Cutler Colorado is a bicycling state; so you either ride a bicycle or at least see bicycles often. You’ll see the casual riders, weekend riders, bike to work riders, and there are also many weeklong and weekend biking tours throughout the state, such as Ride the Rockies, and Pedal the […]

USDA Conducts On-Farm Labor Survey

USDA Conducts On-Farm Labor Survey

Denver, CO – September 6, 2018 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is gearing up to conduct the Agricultural Labor Survey, which is conductedtwice each year. The survey will collect information about hired labor from more than 900 farmers and ranchers in the six state Mountain Region including Arizona, Colorado, […]

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

  American Civil Constructors, the firm which is renovating portions of North and South Main Streets through Lamar, is progressing through the third stage of the project which involves the section of work on the west side of North Main from Hickory to Sherman Streets.  It will be moving the operation onto the east side […]

Lamar School District Sets Community Forum for Proposed Levy Increase

Lamar School District Sets Community Forum for Proposed Levy Increase

  The Lamar Re-2 School District has set Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm as the date for a community forum at the Lamar High School auditorium to explain ballot 4A, a mill levy question for district voters in the November General Election. Earlier this summer, Lamar Superintendent of Schools, David Tecklenburg, told The Prowers Journal, […]

Annual Fiesta De Colores Set for Saturday in Granada

Annual Fiesta De Colores Set for Saturday in Granada

The Granada community will host the annual Fiesta De Colores Celebration this Saturday, September 15th beginning with the 10am parade, beginning at the High School parking lot and continuing into the town park.  This year’s grand marshall’s are Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Gonzales. Other events include music provided by Fernando and the highlight will be […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2018 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2018 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    Based on September 1st conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 174.20 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 2 percent from the August 1st forecast and down 6 percent from […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

    While the Lamar City July Sales and Use Tax collected in August were up a fraction of a percent, the year to date figures continued to show a healthy gain for that period. City Sales Tax was up 0.27% for a slim gain over last year of $758.94 with 2017 totals at $282,334.72 […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Local Activities

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Local Activities

    The Holly Commercial Club met on Wednesday, September 5, with four guests with the Karen McCormick for Congress campaign. The Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports were given and approved. The Holly Shopper report was given. Old Business: Cornhole Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 29. Sign-up sheets were passed around for volunteers to run […]

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

    On September 10, 2018 at approximately 1350 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of South Main in Holly, on a report of an armed robbery involving a weapon. Deputies were informed the suspect was wearing a mask at the time and had fled the business southbound and on foot with an […]