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Two Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

Two Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

On Monday, October 2, 2017, members of the Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, and Colorado State Parole served a search warrant in the 900 block of South 7th Street in Lamar.  Items used in the distribution of illegal narcotics were located along with methamphetamine. Robert Lucas Howell, 28 of Lamar, and Kayla Guerra […]

Election Privacy Information & Election Date Deadlines

Election Privacy Information & Election Date Deadlines

  ELECTION NEWS:   Can someone else get your blank ballot or the ballot of someone who has recently moved?  Can they vote that ballot?  The answer is NO! Colorado has a series of protections in place: Counties receive frequent updates from the State of Colorado listing people who have recently died, and those who have […]

Seven named to President’s List at LCC

Seven named to President’s List at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; October 2, 2017) Seven Lamar Community College students recently earned their place on the prominent President’s List by completing the summer semester with a perfect 4.0 GPA, including Kylie Bennett (Wiley), Sabrina Brewer (Hasty), Dominique Cardinelli (Hasty), Kaylee Fox (Hugo), Yadira Ramos Barraza (Lamar), Chloe Santos (Laredo, TX), and Kyndra Smith (Wiley). […]

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

  Focus is on increasing employment opportunities for workers with disabilities (DENVER) – Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring October as Disability Employment Awareness Month, a time to recognize the value that people with disabilities bring to Colorado’s workforce and to promote the hiring of individuals with disabilities. In October, the Colorado Department […]

Encampment Returns Bent’s Fort to the 1830s

Encampment Returns Bent’s Fort to the 1830s

Event will include an old-fashioned fandango  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will host a Fur Trade Encampment from Saturday, October 7th through Sunday morning, October 8th featuring 50 living historians bringing the Santa Fe Trail trading post to life as if it were the year 1837. Visitors are invited to come see, hear, smell […]

Domestic Violence is the Leading Cause of Homelessness

  It’s time to BREAK THE SILENCE! On a single night last September, 476 victims of domestic violence across Colorado found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing. The annual count by the National Census of Domestic Violence Services shows an additional 173 requests for housing by victims in Colorado that same day could not […]

Small Grains - September 2017

Small Grains – September 2017

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS All wheat production in Colorado, estimated at 87.60 million bushels, is down 17 percent from 2016, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All wheat yield was 43.2 bushels per acre, down 5.0 bushels per acre from a year […]

Grain Stock Report - September 1, 2017

Grain Stock Report – September 1, 2017

ARIZONA Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on September 1, 2017 were 1.28 million bushels, up 7 percent from September 1, 2016, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey and September Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 159,000 bushels. Off-farm all […]

Alvarez Faces Additional Charges

Alvarez Faces Additional Charges

On Friday, September 29, 2017, at approximately 1400 hours (2pm), the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jose Santos Alvarez, 36 of Lamar, CO. on a new warrant for C.R.S. 18-18-405(1), (2)(B)(I)(B) Distribution of a Controlled Substance, a Drug Felony 2 and C.R.S. 18-18-403.5(1), (2)(A) Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Drug Felony 4. The warrant […]

KVAY Hosting Broadcast on Local Drug Issues

KVAY Hosting Broadcast on Local Drug Issues

LAMAR, CO—The Centers for Disease Control are calling substance abuse a national epidemic. As much as many people don’t want to think about it, Southeast Colorado is dealing with this issue like the rest of the nation. It is necessary to identify problems and talk about the solutions to substance abuse.   KVAY hopes to […]

CCCS Presidential Search Community Forum to be held at LCC

CCCS Presidential Search Community Forum to be held at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 21, 2017)  Lamar Community College President Lujan would like to invite the public to join LCC staff for a listening tour with the Colorado Community College System’s State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.  The community forum will be held on October 2, from 10:30-11:30 am in the Large Lecture […]

Groundbreaking for the High Plains Pediatric Clinic Set for October 6th

Groundbreaking for the High Plains Pediatric Clinic Set for October 6th

High Plains Expansion Project High Plains Community Health Center is very excited to announce its most recent expansion project in the Dental Clinic and Pediatric Office. Both offices, located at 200 Kendall Drive, will undergo major changes over the next 6-9 months that will result in more effective clinic spaces for both locations.  High Plains […]

LCC Hosting Second Annual Ag/Equine Reunion

LCC Hosting Second Annual Ag/Equine Reunion

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 18, 2017) Lamar Community College is busy making final preparations to host its second reunion for former Agriculture and Horse Training & Management students and those who participated in Rodeo, Livestock Judging, and/or Saddle & Sirloin Club while attending Lamar Community College (Lamar Junior College), regardless of graduation status.  Otherwise known […]

Cattle on Feed Report for Colorado -/- U.S.

Cattle on Feed Report for Colorado -/- U.S.

CATTLE ON FEED – 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 860,000 head as of September 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 2 percent below last month but 8 percent above the September 1, 2016 […]

Colorado Corn Farmers Expecting Large Grain Crop

Colorado Corn Farmers Expecting Large Grain Crop

  USDA Forecast: Colorado corn farmers expected to haul in largest grain crop in six years Colorado’s corn-for-grain production in 2017 is expected to come in at 176.9 million bushels, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast released this month. That total would stand as about a 10 percent increase compared to 2016, […]