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LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

    The Lamar Police Department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 2pm.  The program is intended for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications.  One goal of the program is to […]

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. – April 17, 2019 – Over the course of the next two months, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 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 […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

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 1,060,000 head as of April 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 12 percent above April 1, 2018 inventory and 1 percent above the previous month’s inventory. The inventory […]

Webster Wins Frontier Bank Bike

Webster Wins Frontier Bank Bike

  Frontier Bank has sponsored in part, the Annual High Plains Community Health Center “Health Expo” since its inception in 2011.  In an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle Frontier Bank donates a Bicycle each year. Stephen Webster, pictured above, is this year’s lucky winner of the big yellow bike.  Frontier Bank would like to […]

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 6,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,755,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,300 and government increased 800. February estimates were revised down to 2,749,200, and the over the month change from January to February was an […]

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

        At 7:00 am this morning, (Monday, April 15, 2019) John Martin Dam opened up its gates for the first time since November 1st! This is the first release since the completion of the stilling basin project. Flows are starting out relatively low, but expect them to increase as we start to […]

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

  Kevin Karney, Southeast Colorado Power Association Board President, noted the anniversaries of SECPA at 80 years of service and 20 years for SECOM in his address to the gathering, Thursday, April 11th  at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.  Southeast Colorado Power Association, formed in 1937, provides electric power to approximately 10,458 meters in […]

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

  Summer is getting closer. You can tell by the occasional warm day that reminds you the lawn mower may need to be tuned up.  So this means yard work is not too far in the future. If you are like me, my truck is used to carry everything. Some items fit well, and others […]

Wiley Student to Represent SE CO in Cinderella State Pageant

Wiley Student to Represent SE CO in Cinderella State Pageant

  Elizabeth Mortimeyer, 7-year-old Wiley 1st grader and daughter of Justin and Jenni Mortimeyer, of Lamar, will be representing Southeast Colorado at the 2019 Colorado State Cinderella Pageant, to be held in Westminster from May 24th-27th. Elizabeth was crowned the Overall Winner in the Miniature Miss (7-9 year-old) division at the Littleton Cinderella Preliminary Pageant […]

High Plains Receives National Award from CDC

High Plains Receives National Award from CDC

  The High Plains Community Health Center in Holly, was selected as one of only 18 practices across the country to be named as a “ 2018 Hypertension Champion” by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the Million Hearts Campaign, in a highly competitive national selection process. Million Hearts Campaign is a national initiative to promote cardiovascular […]

NWS Posts High Wind Watch for S.E. CO Beginning Wednesday

NWS Posts High Wind Watch for S.E. CO Beginning Wednesday

High Wind Watch URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE from National Weather Service Pueblo CO 408 AM MDT Tue Apr 9, 2019 Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet- Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County- Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County- INCLUDING Colorado Springs, Peterson AFB, […]

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

    LAMAR – About 40 ranchers of all ages became certified in Beef Quality Assurance, with training held during the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association events on April 6th here. Scott Stinnett and Tianna Garcia, both of CSU Extension, served as instructors in the Colorado Beef Quality Assurance program, which focuses on providing […]

Lamar Elks Host Food Drive for Sparrow House

Lamar Elks Host Food Drive for Sparrow House

Pictured L to R: Cary LaCost, Jared Crabtree, Brian Graves,  Oscar Riley, Exalted Ruler Jackie Manly, Joel Jacoby, Kameron Nolder, and Sarah Nolder The Lamar Elks Lodge members presented Sparrow House Ministries with a donation of $1,500 and over 800lbs of food. The $1,500 was made possible by a grant from the Elks National Foundation […]

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  LAMAR, CO- Lamar Community College (LCC) was named a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title III – Strengthening Institutions Grant. The grant, a five-year, $2.25 million award, is being implemented immediately to support LCC’s efforts to increase student success while strengthening the college and its surrounding communities.  “As a […]

Colorado County Clerks Oppose HB19-1278

Colorado County Clerks Oppose HB19-1278

  A record number of county clerks converged on Colorado’s state Capitol this week to voice concerns about a proposed elections bill that would, among other things, extend voting hours on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The clerks, from Crowley County on the eastern plains to Routt County in the northwest, fear […]