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90th Birthday Celebration for George Ira Blackwell of the Holly Area

90th Birthday Celebration for George Ira Blackwell of the Holly Area

George Ira (Bud) Blackwell’s family celebrated his 90th birthday at the Holly Park this past Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Many family and friends (the majority from the Denver area) gathered to celebrate with a picnic, BBQ, cake and swimming. Bud’s great grandfather, Ira Eugene Blackwell was the first generation to start a homestead in Prower’s […]

Lamar 9U All Star Team Travels to Midwest Regionals

Lamar 9U All Star Team Travels to Midwest Regionals

  The Lamar 9u All Star team recently competed at the State Tournament in Greenwood Village and placed Runner-Up. We travel to the Midwest Regional Tournament in Frontenac, KS on July 17-21st. Members of the team include Coaches: Justin Mundell, Robert Powers, TJ Steinbrunn, and Logan Alley. Players include:  Dallas Alley, Taylor LeForce, Daylen Swan, […]

Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Press Release from Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Quinton Stump encountered a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe speeding. The Tahoe was southbound on Highway 287 south of Eads.… Stump followed the vehicle for nine miles, attempting to stop the driver. During the pursuit, after crossing […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — As of Monday, July 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a week-long Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through Sunday, July 21. In 2018, five […]

2019 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update - July 9, 2019

2019 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update – July 9, 2019

  Harvest in Colorado saw some progress over the July 4th holiday and into the weekend. According to the July 7th USDA-NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report, Colorado is 10% harvested. The overall crop condition is 84% good to excellent, 15% fair, and 4% poor to very poor.  Harvest is still in full force in southeastern […]

LCC Foundation Receives Funding to Support a More Vibrant Future for Aging in Southeast Colorado

LCC Foundation Receives Funding to Support a More Vibrant Future for Aging in Southeast Colorado

  (Lamar, CO) – The Lamar Community College Foundation is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the recipients of a grant from NextFifty Initiative, a Colorado-based private foundation dedicated to funding innovative, mission-driven initiatives that improve the lives of older adults and their caregivers. NextFifty Initiative awards grants through a […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

    The City of Lamar Sales and Use Taxes collected for May, 2019 indicated a downward turn for revenues for the city for that month. City Sales Tax was off 2.5% for a drop of $7,455 comparing $297,846 in 2018 to the current figures of $290,391.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down […]

Serve Colorado Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Service Awards

Serve Colorado Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Service Awards

      DENVER — Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Serve Colorado is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted now through Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm MT.  These annual awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals and community and civic leaders for their outstanding […]

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

  According to the meteorologists it is now officially summer. So that means there will be a lot more motorcycles on our roadways.  So that is this month’s topic. I was a motor officer for the State Patrol for 11 years, so I have a few insights when dealing with this topic.  No matter what […]

NASS Stats for Corn Acreage and Stocks

NASS Stats for Corn Acreage and Stocks

      Corn Planted Acreage Up 3 Percent from 2018 – Corn Stocks Down 2 Percent from June Last Year WASHINGTON, June 28, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 80.0 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2019, down 10 percent from last year, […]

Another Successful, Highly Engaged CCA Annual Convention

Another Successful, Highly Engaged CCA Annual Convention

    The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) held its 152nd Annual Convention this past week at the Steamboat Grand in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With a large attendance and high engagement, this year’s convention was one to be remembered. The convention began with CCA’s ten committee meetings throughout the day on Monday. This year’s committee meetings […]

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

      Stay safe during the 4th of July celebrations.  One of the best ways to do that is to remain up to date on the laws regarding fireworks use.  Here’s the latest from the Lamar Fire Department. Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back, and fire […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

      The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Thursday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2019 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the […]

Colorado Receives $12 million award to Expand Apprenticeships in Health Care

Colorado Receives $12 million award to Expand Apprenticeships in Health Care

    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis announced that Colorado will receive $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) to scale 5,000 health care apprenticeships in Colorado’s higher education system. The state has also secured $4.2 million in matching funds from health care partners across the state. Colorado’s program will seek to enroll […]

United States Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

United States Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

  WASHINGTON, June 27, 2019 – As of June 1, there were 75.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from June 2018, and 1 percent from March 1, 2019, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other […]