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Name Change for Valley National Bank

Name Change for Valley National Bank

    New Name, Same Ownership, Same Friendly Faces. New GNBank signs are being installed at the former Valley National Bank.  GnBank announced their new brand to customers in early June, bringing their banks in 14 communities across Kansas and Southeastern Colorado under one common name to better serve customers.  The name change of this […]

Trooper Tips -- “The Colorado Driver Handbook”

Trooper Tips — “The Colorado Driver Handbook”

    When new drivers are taught how to drive, they are given a book to study entitled the Colorado Driver Handbook which contains the driving laws in Colorado. This 38 pages of golden rules of the roadway is essential for new drivers on how to drive safely.  Over the years, I believe sometimes drivers […]

USDA GRAIN STOCKS – JUNE 1, 2018

USDA GRAIN STOCKS – JUNE 1, 2018

  ARIZONA Off-farm corn stocks in Arizona on June 1, 2018 were 2.00 million bushels, up 35 percent from June 1, 2017, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey and June Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Off-farm barley stocks totaled 3,000. Other Arizona […]

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

USDA CROP ACREAGE – JUNE 2018

      COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Colorado principal crop planted acreage, which includes acres planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is down 2 percent from 2017 to 6.14 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural […]

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – JUNE 1, 2018

QUARTERLY HOGS AND PIGS – JUNE 1, 2018

  COLORADO Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on June 1, 2018 was 760,000 head, down 1 percent from March 1, 2018 and up 6 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 155,000 head, was unchanged from the previous quarter and unchanged from last year. Market hog inventory, at 605,000 head, was down 2 […]

High Plains Community Health Center Named as ‘Health Care Innovator’ by Gov. Hickenlooper

High Plains Community Health Center Named as ‘Health Care Innovator’ by Gov. Hickenlooper

  High Plains Community Health Center accepted into CO State Innovation Model   Denver – June 2018 – High Plains Community Health Center clinics that include: Holly Clinic, Wiley Clinic, Adult Health Center, Main Clinic, LCC Campus Clinic, and the Pediatric Office were accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded, governor’s […]

Camp Amache Open House July 7

Camp Amache Open House July 7

    For several years, the University of Denver (DU) Amache Project has been focused on researching, interpreting and preserving the tangible history of Amache, one of ten WWII-era Japanese-American internment camps. In 1942 the War Relocation Authority acquired 8,000 acres of land (the site would grow to 12,000 acres) in southeastern Colorado.  The camp […]

Early Bird Registration Open for LHS DECA CHAPTER’S 2018 Golf Tournament

Early Bird Registration Open for LHS DECA CHAPTER’S 2018 Golf Tournament

       (Lamar, Colorado, June 28, 2018) The Lamar High School DECA Chapter will be hosting their second annual golf tournament on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Spreading Antlers Golf Course. The golf tournament will be in a Four Person Scramble format. Businesses and individuals who had teams in the 2017 LHS DECA Golf […]

June 26 Primary Election Update

June 26 Primary Election Update

  DENVER, June 27, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that, as of June 27th, 1,172,780 Coloradans have returned ballots for the primary election on June 26th. Of that, 467,924 ballots were cast by Democrats, 414,217 by Republicans and 290,639 by unaffiliated voters. County clerks are still processing ballots. July 5 is […]

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent's Fort

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Wednesday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2018 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in […]

Elks Honor Flag Day and Veterans

Elks Honor Flag Day and Veterans

                                                 Americanism is one of the Elks primary missions. The Lamar Elks #1319 want to show how the Order cares about this great country and everything it represents. Since 1905, the Elks have performed Flag Day ceremonies to appreciate the nation’s history, values and diversity. The Lamar Lodge works with the VFW, American Legion and […]

20th Anniversary of Prowers Area Transit

20th Anniversary of Prowers Area Transit

      Prowers Area Transit has been in operation since 1998 serving the citizens of Prowers County. It has been a wonderful journey over the years.  We have averaged 22,546 riders each year.  Year-to-date over the 20 years, Prowers Area Transit has provided 450,927 transit rides.  We started with 1 transit vehicle and now […]

Prowers County Mini Livestock Boot Camps

Prowers County Mini Livestock Boot Camps

    So you joined 4-H and you bought yourself your first animal to show at the county fair this year. But now what? What do I feed? How do I clip? What should I do in the show ring? These are all thoughts that have run through every showman’s minds at one point in […]

Lamar Area Hospice Receives 2018 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

Lamar Area Hospice Receives 2018 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

LAMAR, COLORADO, JUNE 6, 2018 Lamar Area Hospice, a Colorado independent, non-profit hospice organization, serving all of Prowers County and portions of Bent and Kiowa Counties, has been notified that they are the recipient of the Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2018 Customer Experience Award. Qualifying for the award in the category of hospice/healthcare services, Lamar Area […]

O'Bryan and Wollert Competing at World's Largest Jr High Rodeo

O’Bryan and Wollert Competing at World’s Largest Jr High Rodeo

DENVER- Braxton O’Bryan and Wayttyn Wollert, members of the Southeast All Stars Junior High School Rodeo team have earned positions on the Colorado State National Junior High School Rodeo team. Braxton O’Bryan who is an 8th grader at Lamar Middle School will compete in the Rifle Shoot. Wayttyn Wollert, an 8th grader at Wiley Junior […]