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Avoid Hantavirus:  Practice Prevention and Year-Round Rodent Control

Avoid Hantavirus: Practice Prevention and Year-Round Rodent Control

  As spring cleaning gets underway, the state health department reminds Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus, a rare but potentially fatal respiratory disease from a virus carried by deer mice. People are most likely to get hantavirus by breathing in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine, droppings or saliva. More people […]

New President Announced at Otero Junior College

New President Announced at Otero Junior College

  LA JUNTA — Dr. Nancy J. McCallin, President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), announced today that Dr. Timothy Alvarez will be the fifth president of Otero Junior College (OJC), ending a five-month search conducted by college and community representatives. Dr. Alvarez is expected to start in mid-July. “After completing a nationwide search, […]

Meat Animal Production, Disposition & Income - US 2017 Summary

Meat Animal Production, Disposition & Income – US 2017 Summary

  Total 2017 production of cattle and calves and hogs and pigs for the United States totaled 81.7 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2016. Production increased 4 percent for cattle and calves and 3 percent for hogs and pigs. Total 2017 cash receipts from marketings of meat animals increased 7 percent to $88.4 billion. […]

Election Information for Political Affiliation Choices

Election Information for Political Affiliation Choices

  Prowers County Clerk and Recorder – Election information: Affiliated with Democratic or Republican Party: The last day to declare, change a party, or preference a party’s ballot is May 29, 2018. Whatever you are affiliated with as of May 30th is what ballot you will be receiving in the mail for this Primary Election.  […]

Hoey Earns Buckle, Sets Sights on National Finals Rodeo

Hoey Earns Buckle, Sets Sights on National Finals Rodeo

    (Lamar, Colorado; April 25, 2018) Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey has his eye on the College National Finals Rodeo after winning the top spot and the buckle for bull riding at the Casper College Rodeo this past weekend.  Teammates Tacie Canfield and Kyeann Gordon also placed in breakaway roping and team roping. […]

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

Two Injured in Two Vehicle Crash in Prowers County

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving serious bodily injury that occurred on Highway 196 and Prowers County Road NN, approximately 5 miles north of Lamar, CO. A 2014 Toyota Camry, driven by a minor, age 17, of Wiley, Colorado, was northbound on Highway 196 at mile post 15. A […]

Tamayo and Batista honored as LCC’s 2018 Rising Stars

Tamayo and Batista honored as LCC’s 2018 Rising Stars

    (Denver, Colorado; April 25, 2018) Celia Tamayo and Michelle Batista were recognized as two of Lamar Community College’s best and brightest at the 2018 Colorado Community College System’s Rising Start Awards Ceremony and Honorary Luncheon held on April 10.   The annual Rising Star ceremony celebrated 27 students from across the Colorado Community […]

Downtown Road Construction Moving to East Side

Downtown Road Construction Moving to East Side

    Renovations on Main Street in Lamar should switch to the eastern lanes between Oak and Beech Streets in May, according to a spokesperson for American Civil Constructors. Crews are completing the concrete operations in the western most lanes and preparing to move traffic in a head-to-head pattern on the western lanes. There will […]

Holly Historical Society Holds Celebration

Holly Historical Society Holds Celebration

    The Holly Historical Society invites the public to a special celebration on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 11 a.m., to remember and honor the many people that have founded and continued the Historical Society and the Holly Museum. This will also begin the 2018 season for the Museum.  There will be special exhibits […]

LCC Hosting Year-End Celebrations

LCC Hosting Year-End Celebrations

      (Lamar, Colorado; April 23, 2018) The academic year is quickly coming to a close and Lamar Community College is preparing for three big year-end celebrations: Nurse Pinning, Antelope Night, and the 79th Annual Commencement ceremony. All events are open to the public, so anyone wishing to join in celebrating the accomplishments of […]

Frontier Bank, Health Fair Winner

Frontier Bank, Health Fair Winner

Frontier Bank in Lamar has helped sponsor the Annual High Plains Community Health Center “Health Fair” since its inception in 2011.  In an effort to encourage a healthier lifestyle, Frontier Bank donates a bicycle each year. Marilyn Klippert is this year’s lucky winner.  Frontier Bank would like to thank HPCHC for providing the Annual Health […]

Free Spring Concert Set for May 1 at LHS

Free Spring Concert Set for May 1 at LHS

Southeastern Colorado Concert Association Please join us on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Lamar High School for our Annual FREE Spring Concert featuring the AVWPE Concert Band, Valley Jazz Orchestra and Main Street Ringers Handbells.  This is the Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble’s 19th Season Concert of Honor.  The concert band, directed […]

Methamphetamine Drug Arrest for Lamar Resident

Methamphetamine Drug Arrest for Lamar Resident

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices recently made an arrest after an investigation in the distribution of illegal drugs. On Friday, 4-13-2018, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Martinez, 39, of Lamar, Colorado for a warrant with the charges of: Unlawful Distribution or Sale of Methamphetamine, […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2017 ANNUAL - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – 2017 ANNUAL – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.52 billion pounds in March, down slightly from the 4.54 billion pounds produced in March 2017. Beef production, at 2.20 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, down 2 percent from March 2017. The average live weight […]

State Senator Crowder Bill for Used Vehicle Sales Tax Relief Passes Senate

State Senator Crowder Bill for Used Vehicle Sales Tax Relief Passes Senate

DENVER – In an effort to assist Colorado’s working class, Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) authored Senate Bill-77, an exemption of the sales tax for used vehicles in the State of Colorado. Currently, a vehicle has sales tax applied to it each time it is sold, meaning that the State of Colorado can double, triple, and […]