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End of Year Tax Revenues Show a Dip for Final Months

End of Year Tax Revenues Show a Dip for Final Months

    City of Lamar Sales Tax collected in November dropped 5.84% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections were also off 7.37%. The difference for the 3% sales tax drop is $16,373.96 which shows collections for this November at $26,148.48 compared to 2017 with collections at $280,522.44.  The 7.37% drop results in a difference […]

Trooper Tips for December, "Hidden Scars"

Trooper Tips for December, “Hidden Scars”

                               Each month I usually write about topics to help you and your families stay safe on the roadways. This month I would like to touch on why that is so important.  There is a hidden scar that goes on under the radar of public perception.  So this time, I would like to help […]

Wreaths Across America Held this Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery

Wreaths Across America Held this Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery

Peacock Funeral Home would like to invite everyone to the 7th annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony being held at 10am on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar at the Veteran’s Section. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day it is our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. Remember the fallen, […]

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

    CDOT Campaign Includes Naughty or Nice List   STATEWIDE — The turkey has been carved and holiday parties are right around the corner, which means an increase in impaired drivers on Colorado roads. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies are teaming up for heightened […]

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

  Colorado State University’s Colorado Climate Center has compiled a recap for the state’s Water Year 2018, noting this year was the warmest and driest in 124 years. Lamar was reported with 76 days at or above 90 degrees for 2018. Walsh edged pasts with 77 days while Trinidad in southeast Colorado noted 48 days […]

Rotary Kids' Christmas Returns to Lamar

Rotary Kids’ Christmas Returns to Lamar

Lamar Rotary Club and Lamar Interact members are preparing for their second annual “Rotary Kids’ Christmas,” on Saturday, December 15th at 10:00 a – 2:00 p at the Shore Arts Center (117 N. Main Street). Complete with a visit and photo with Santa, there will be multiple activities appealing to kids and families as well […]

Commercial Club Notes Great Turnout for Holly Holiday Events

Commercial Club Notes Great Turnout for Holly Holiday Events

The December meeting of the Holly Commercial Club was held on December 5, 2018. Two guests were present from the Small Business Development Center. The minutes and treasure reports were approved. The Holly Shopper Report was given by the Honorable John Golden (Golden Printing), and is showing a profit. President Jesse Frey (TBK Bank) raved […]

Bent's Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

Bent’s Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840’s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 7, and activities are planned throughout the day on Saturday, December 8.  *PLEASE NOTE:  In the event of a federal government shutdown, Saturday’s activities would be cancelled.* The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 […]

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

    Former National Park Service High Plains Group Superintendent Alexa Roberts has received the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is the second highest honorary recognition granted to employees of the Department of the Interior. It is presented for an important contribution to science or management, a notable […]

Zonta Announces International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Zonta Announces International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

   AN OPPORTUNITY TO START PROCESS OF TEACHING RESPECT FOR OTHERS   LAMAR, COLORADO On November 25th, Zonta Clubs in the Rocky Mountain Region and throughout the world will commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.  This is a day where we not only remember the 1 in 3 women worldwide […]

Livestock Slaughter – October 2018

Livestock Slaughter – October 2018

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.90 billion pounds in October, up 6 percent from the 4.64 billion pounds produced in October 2017. Beef production, at 2.43 billion pounds, was 5 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.96 million head, up 6 percent from October 2017. […]

CSU Offers Farm Assessments for Solar Energy (FASE) Program

CSU Offers Farm Assessments for Solar Energy (FASE) Program

  FORT COLLINS, COLORADO. Colorado State University’s Rural Energy Center is offering free economic feasibility assessments for Colorado farms interested in learning their cost-benefit for use of solar energy. The Center has already conducted feasibility assessments for 30 irrigated farms and 10 feedlots and has just expanded the program to greenhouses and dairies as well. […]

Lorrie Boyer Named 2019 NAFB President

Lorrie Boyer Named 2019 NAFB President

  Boyer to lead 900+ members   PLATTE CITY, Missouri (MONTH XX, 2018) – Veteran Farm Broadcaster Lorrie Boyer, current farm director at KSIR in Fort Morgan, Colorado, was named 2019 president at the 75th National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Convention, held November 7-9, 2018, in Kansas City, Missouri. “NAFB is honored to have […]

CATTLE ON FEED Report as of November 1, 2018

CATTLE ON FEED Report as of November 1, 2018

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 1,020,000 head as of November 1, 2018. The latest inventory was 4 percent above last month and 4 percent above the November 1, 2017 inventory. Cattle feeders with […]

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW celebrates Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23 DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is renewing its tradition of opening its parks to free entry on the day after Thanksgiving. CPW welcomes you to join us in celebrating Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23, transforming a day traditionally spent more on material goods and leftovers […]