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Bryan Martinez Sentenced in Prowers County Drug Case

Bryan Martinez Sentenced in Prowers County Drug Case

  On Monday, March 11, 2019, the Honorable Michael Davidson sentenced Bryan Martinez to serve seven years in Colorado Department of Corrections to be followed by two years of mandatory parole.  Mr. Martinez had previously pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine as a result of the Lamar Police Department’s execution of a […]

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

    The Sales Tax for the City of Lamar was up 2.43% for January, 2019, collected in February of this year. The gain accounts for $5,792.85 in revenue comparing 2018 figures to $243,849.61 collected for this year.  Use Tax collections for this period dropped 65.14% for a loss of $25,889.36 and Other Collections were […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government increased 1,200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 3”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 3”

  Over the past 2 months I’ve talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We touched on the topic of mixing drinking, drugs, and driving.  Now let’s look at two of the most common ones we deal with every day; distracted driving […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

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 1,030,000 head as of February 1, 2019. The latest inventory was up 2 percent from January 1, 2019 and up 7 percent from February 1, 2018. Cattle feeders […]

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

Last Segments of Main Street Project Start March 18th

    American Civil Constructors work crews will return to Lamar one more time to finalize work on Main Street and Highway 287 beginning Monday, March 18th.  Tony Gregoritch of ACC informed The Prowers Journal that some of the remaining tasks include: Grind/Smooth the roadway surface (Park St. to Lamar Canal Rd.) Saw & Seal […]

LCC Honors 2018 Employees of the Year

LCC Honors 2018 Employees of the Year

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 28, 2019) Lamar Community College is proud to recognize the following staff and faculty members who have been selected as Employees of the Year: Kendra King, Faculty; Kristin Lubbers, Administrator; Terry Comer, Classified Employee; and Daniel Westfield, Adjunct Instructor.   “Lamar Community College has some of the most talented, dedicated, innovative, […]

Presentation on the Granada-Fort Union Military Trail

Presentation on the Granada-Fort Union Military Trail

  The Bent’s Fort Chapter will hold its next meeting on Saturday, March 9. The event will be held at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum, 560 Bent Ave., Las Animas, CO.  The meeting will begin at 11am followed by a catered lunch at 12 noon (cost $10). After lunch Lolly Ming will […]

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

Create Permanent Water Supply at CPW’s John Martin Reservoir State Park   HASTY, Colo. – A 40-year deadlock between Colorado and Kansas has been resolved with the signing of a historic agreement that will provide a new source of water for a permanent fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir. The long-sought compromise between […]

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

Spotter Training Available Across Southern Colorado March through May   The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers learn […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2019

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2019

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Snowfall across Colorado during February boosted snowpack and brought relief to drought-stressed areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. However, nearly all counties were still experiencing abnormally dry conditions or worse at month’s end.   Reporters in northeastern counties noted winter kill […]

Registration open for annual Girls in the Middle conference

Registration open for annual Girls in the Middle conference

Conference to be held Saturday, March 2 (Lamar, Colorado; February 22, 2019) The 11th Annual Girls in the Middle will be held this Saturday, March 2, at Lamar Community College.  Registration is now open for this one-day career exploration conference for area fifth through eighth grade girls. This year, Girls in the Middle attendees will […]

CWCB Drought Update, February 2019

CWCB Drought Update, February 2019

  In response to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the May 2, 2018 drought mitigation and response plan was activated for additional counties in northwest Colorado which were added in September. Calendar year 2019 has brought with it beneficial moisture that has nearly […]

Todd Inglee Named Executive Director of Colorado Beef Council

Todd Inglee Named Executive Director of Colorado Beef Council

  CBC Board Selects Colorado Native to Oversee Organization’s Demand-Building Efforts   Englewood, CO (February 19, 2019) – Colorado native Todd Inglee has been named executive director of the Colorado Beef Council, the organization’s Board of Directors announced today. Inglee served as CBC interim executive director for the past eight months and comes to the […]

Spring Break Maker Camp Returns to LCC Makerspace

Spring Break Maker Camp Returns to LCC Makerspace

      (Lamar, Colorado; February 19, 2019) The popular Spring Break Maker Camp will return to Lamar Community College’s Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) in March. During the week of March 11-15, the I&MS will host a series of classes with fun, hands-on projects for middle and high school students. Laura Misenheimer, manager of […]