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Slatton-McCoy Awarded County Sheriffs Scholarship for Prowers County

Slatton-McCoy Awarded County Sheriffs Scholarship for Prowers County

    Prowers County Sheriff Sam Zordel, is pleased to announce that Mayrene Slatton-McCoy is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Prowers County.  CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriffs’ association, offered a total of 31 awards of $500.00 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,717,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,300 and government increased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from March to April […]

Cook and Snyder Honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumni

Cook and Snyder Honored as LCC’s Distinguished Alumni

(Lamar, Colorado; May 14, 2018) Lamar Community College Antelope Night has long been an opportunity for students and families as well as LCC staff and faculty to celebrate students’ accomplishments and gear up for Commencement the next day. It has also become a significant event for alumni as the College recognizes its Distinguished Alumni as […]

Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

      Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in commemoration of the Memorial Day Holiday with a free guided walk on Saturday, May 26, at 10 am. The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in […]

Steady Forward Progress on Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue

Steady Forward Progress on Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue

      Money is being spent in Lamar as figures for the March Sales and Use Tax report indicates healthy revenues. The 3% City Sales Tax is up 10.21% over this time last year for a gain of $28,741.  Collections for 2017 were $281,626 while this year was $310,368.  Use Tax collections are up […]

LCC Nursing Class of 2018 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

LCC Nursing Class of 2018 Honored in Pinning Ceremony

  (Lamar, Colorado; May 14, 2018) On Friday, May 4, the Lamar Community College Nursing department celebrated the accomplishments of their graduates with the time-honored tradition of the Nurse Pinning. The Nurse Pinning ceremony is a traditional rite of passage that each nursing student completes before entering the profession. 53 students were pinned including 20 […]

2018 Primary Election Ballots in the Mail June 4-8 for Prowers County

2018 Primary Election Ballots in the Mail June 4-8 for Prowers County

  Election News: Ballots will be sent out to all active registered electors the week of June 4-8, 2018 for the 2018 Primary Election. What will be on the Democratic & Republican Ballots for 2018 June Primary Election? State of Colorado: Candidates for Representative to the 116 United States Congress District 4, Governor, Secretary of […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2018

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2018, is forecast at 83.60 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 4 percent below last year’s production of 86.86 million […]

Governor Hickenlooper Activates CO Drought Mitigation & Response

Governor Hickenlooper Activates CO Drought Mitigation & Response

      On May 2, 2018, in response to persistent and prolonged drought in portions of Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, Prowers, Bent, Otero, Huerfano, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale, San […]

Lamar Woman Faces Drug Charges

Lamar Woman Faces Drug Charges

    The Drug Task Force consisting of Prowers, Kiowa, Baca and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices conducted an investigation in the distribution of narcotics. On May 4th, 2018, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Destiny M Hyatt, 29, of Lamar on the below listed charges: CRS. 18-18-407 Controlled Substance – Special Offender, a Drug Felony […]

USDA Seeks Info from Growers on 2018 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

USDA Seeks Info from Growers on 2018 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

    Denver, CO – May, 2018 — During the next several weeks, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact over 12,000 producers across the region to determine crop acreage and stock levels as […]

Police Note Meth & Drug Arrests for Granada and Lamar Residents

Police Note Meth & Drug Arrests for Granada and Lamar Residents

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, officers of the Lamar Police Department contacted Alexandro Morales, 23 of Granada, in an alleyway behind the 500 block of North Main Street. Mr. Morales was found to have an active felony warrant out of Prowers County for failure to comply on an original charge of attempted first degree murder.  […]

Granada Student, Tarin Kemp, Selected as Boettcher Scholar Recipient

Granada Student, Tarin Kemp, Selected as Boettcher Scholar Recipient

  DENVER, CO – Tarin Kemp, a senior at Granada High School, has been selected as a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado’s top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time in college and beyond. Boettcher […]

LCC Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships at Spring Horse Show

LCC Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships at Spring Horse Show

  (Lamar, Colorado; May 2, 2018) Lamar Community College freshmen in the Horse Training & Management (HTM) and Equine Business Management (EBM) programs demonstrated their hard work from this past year during the Spring Horse Show held on Friday, April 27. Friends and family of the students as well as horse owners watched as each […]

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 21 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,398 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2017 spent $1,509,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 21 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative […]