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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Celebración en el Fuerte! - Hispanic Heritage Day at Bent’s Old Fort

Celebración en el Fuerte! – Hispanic Heritage Day at Bent’s Old Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Saturday, September 15 to celebrate the Hispanic heritage of this reconstructed trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. The event will feature living history, presentations on Hispanic merchants and cowboys, and an 1840s-style fandango in the fort plaza.     Philip […]

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

CDOT Launches Teen Driving Safety Campaign Focused on Driving Restrictions   STATEWIDE – Last year 67 young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were killed in traffic crashes in Colorado. This is a 22 percent increase from 2016 when 55 were killed and the highest number of fatalities for that age group since […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

      (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 6, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice has published a report analyzing more than 27,000 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases that were filed in Colorado in 2016. It is the first report of its kind in the nation to make such a robust and thorough examination […]

Enroll in Online Classes, Get Money for School at LCC

Enroll in Online Classes, Get Money for School at LCC

Class Enrollment Still Available for September and October There’s still time to enroll in college courses this fall and Lamar Community College is here to get students started on the track to reaching their educational goals with a full schedule of online courses. Online courses are offered in 16-week, 10-week, or short six-week long sessions […]

Climate Review:  Summer of 2018

Climate Review: Summer of 2018

    The start of “Meteorological Summer 2018” (June-July-August) was a very warm and generally dry across south central and southeast Colorado. A few weather systems, including the remnants of a tropical system moving north and east out of the Gulf of California, brought some beneficial rains and a brief respite in the hot and […]

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development Month

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development Month

    (DENVER) — Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado. Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with just a handful of events.  The annual series has grown exponentially over the last 14 years, through good times and bad, and Workforce Development Month 2018 is bigger […]

Lamar Community College Seeks Public Comment or Accreditation Evaluation

Lamar Community College Seeks Public Comment or Accreditation Evaluation

  Deadline for Submitted Comments is September 15th (Lamar, Colorado; August 13, 2018) Lamar Community College will host a team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) on October 15-17 of this year to review the College’s continued ability to meet the HLC’c criteria for accreditation. Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, encouraged all to consider providing […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2018

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2018

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS   Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.24 billion pounds in July, up 6 percent from the 3.99 billion pounds produced in July 2017.  Beef production, at 2.23 billion pounds, was 6 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.77 million head, up 6 percent from July […]