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Colorado State University to Hold Wheat Planting Decision Meetings

Colorado State University to Hold Wheat Planting Decision Meetings

Colorado State University will hold Wheat Planting Decision Meetings to discuss results of the 2017 harvest and demonstrate how producers can utilize decision making tools to make 2017/18 variety planting decisions. Dr. Jerry Johnson will present the 2017 the “Making Better Decisions: Annual Wheat Variety Performance Trial” and discuss 2017 variety trial results.  Rick Novak […]

Democratic Candidate for CD4 to Visit Lamar August 4th

Democratic Candidate for CD4 to Visit Lamar August 4th

Congressional Candidate Karen McCormick, DVM, will visit Lamar Friday, August 4th, and will attend Ken Buck’s town meeting at the Cultural Events Center. Dr. McCormick will remain after Buck’s meeting is over to answer questions and to discuss her campaign. The Ken Buck town hall begins at 2:30 Friday and should last about an hour. […]

Aug. 5 Sand Creek Walking Tour Available for Public

Aug. 5 Sand Creek Walking Tour Available for Public

  The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in a surprise raid by Colorado (US) Volunteer Cavalry during the Civil War. At 10:00 am on Saturday, August 5, join Park Ranger Teri Jobe on a free guided tour that discusses […]

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

History Trail Connects Southeast Colorado to Southwest Development

After the Mexican-American War ended in 1848 the US Army found it necessary to create and supply a series of forts in the newly conquered southwestern territory. The Army also discovered new routes into the New Mexico territory…routes that shortened delivery times to vital forts such as Fort Union and were better suited to the […]

Colorado Corn Acres in 'good to excellent' Rating Still Dropping

Colorado Corn Acres in ‘good to excellent’ Rating Still Dropping

  The steady decline in the condition of Colorado’s corn crop continues, as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports this week showed that only a combined 57 percent of the state’s acres were listed in “excellent” or “good” condition. That’s a sharp decline from reports release earlier in the growing season. Last month, more than 80 percent […]

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

Lamar Youth Involved in One-Vehicle Roll-Over, Several Injured

On Friday, 07/28/2017 The Colorado State Patrol investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Prowers County Road GG.5 near Prowers County Road 36 approximately 3 miles north of Holly Colorado. A green Ford F150, driven by a 17 year old male from Lamar Colorado, was eastbound on Prowers County Road GG.5 when it traveled […]

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at approximately 2:19 AM, Lamar Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 9th Street and Maple Street in Lamar. The driver, identified as Mitcheal Shackelford, age 40 of Elkhart, Kansas, was found to have a suspended Kansas driver’s license. Shackelford was taken into custody […]

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2017-2018

Lamar Re-2 School District Registration for 2017-2018

  The district will be holding registration for all schools (MHDC Preschool, Parkview Elementary, Washington Elementary, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School and Alta Vista Charter School) at the Community Building Tuesday, August 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, August 2nd from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  For more information you can […]

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Elections for the Prowers County School Board will be held November 7th, 2017 To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector and a resident of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months before the election, and a resident of the director district which will be represented, with the exception of […]

PEP Opening Office Hours in Holly

PEP Opening Office Hours in Holly

Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announces that it will begin holding office hours every second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Holly City Office, located at 100 Tony Garcia Drive. Office hours will be from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm beginning August 10th. PEP Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt stated, “We are very excited about this opportunity […]

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on July 23, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM and was discovered on July 24, 2017 at approximately 11:49 AM. The crash occurred on Highway 350 at milepost 70.5 in Otero County. A yellow 2014 Kia Soul was northbound on Hwy […]

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

On Monday, April 24, 2017 at approximately 3:00 AM a robbery was reported in the 1100 block of South Main Street, Lamar, CO. Officers responded, but were unable to apprehend the subject at the time. After an extensive investigation detectives of the Lamar Police Department, with assistance from the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, were […]

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Employers in Colorado added 6,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,647,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government increased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from May to June at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Livestock Report Update for July 2107

Livestock Report Update for July 2107

All cattle and calves in the United States, as of July 1, 2017, totaled 103 million head. This is 4 percent above the 98.2  million head on July 1, 2015. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.9 million head, are 5 percent above the 39.8 million head on July 1, 2015. Beef  cows, […]

Livestock Slaughter - June2017

Livestock Slaughter – June2017

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.35 billion pounds in June, up 3 percent from the 4.23 billion pounds produced in June 2016. Beef production, at 2.28 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.86 million head, up 6 percent from June 2016. The […]