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Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

    The Granada Trustees voted to rescind the decision they made on September 27th, to close the town landfill.  The new vote was taken during their October 11th monthly meeting after they had received an update from the Prowers County Commissioners who attended the Wednesday meeting. The Trustees, as well as the Commissioners and […]

One Injured in Prowers County Crash, CSP Investigating

One Injured in Prowers County Crash, CSP Investigating

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a serious injury one vehicle crash that occurred on 10/10/17, at approximately 4:05 PM on Prowers County Road 196 near mile marker 27 which is between Lamar and Bristol. A 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by a 15 year old male was traveling westbound on Prowers Road 196 when […]

Lamar Sales Tax Shows End of Summer Gain

Lamar Sales Tax Shows End of Summer Gain

    City of Lamar sales taxes, collected in August, showed a 12.61% increase for a gain of $32,228 over last year at this time, posting revenues of $287,825 for 2017 against $255,597 for 2016. Total Sales and Use Tax collections for the same period were up 8.68% for a jump of $24,777 in revenues.  […]

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

2018 Budget Approved by Lamar Utility Board

  The LUB budget for 2018 was passed on a unanimous vote by the board during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 10th.   Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, also presented the budget to the Lamar City Council the night before. The budget includes revenues in excess of $15.9 million, $14.8 million from retail […]

Repairs and Upgrades Planned for County Properties

Repairs and Upgrades Planned for County Properties

  Several repair projects were discussed by the Prowers County Commissioners with Kirk Powers, Building Maintenance Supervisor, during their morning work session on Tuesday, October 10th.  The County Annex at South Main and East Cedar Streets will have a new roof before the middle of the month.  Powers said, “The demo crew is now on […]

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

Lamar City Council Approves Ordinance for 2018 Budget

  The Lamar City Council, approved on first reading, the ordinance providing for the appropriations of expenditures and revenues for fiscal year, 2018. That action followed a hearing for public comment on the proposed budget. Thirteen areas of finance are considered in the annual budget, ranging from the General Fund which is set at $8,345,031 […]

CSP Investigating Bent County Highway Fatality

CSP Investigating Bent County Highway Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol investigated a two vehicle crash involving one fatal injury, which occurred on Bent County Road 32 and Bent County Road NN, approximately three miles north of McClave, CO. On Sunday morning, October 8, 2017 at approximately 6:25am, a 1991 Ford Ranger was traveling northbound on Bent County Road 32. A 2015 Chevrolet […]

The YAK Pack is Back

The YAK Pack is Back

  The Lamar Municipal Airport played host to several pilots and their planes over the weekend. The annual gathering of YAK-52 airplanes from Russia and their Chinese counterparts, allow members of the YAK Red Star Pilots Association to hold practice flights for a weekend. Lamar resident, Allen Tinnes, also a YAK owner, is responsible for […]

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

A host of representatives turned out Tuesday, September 26th, for an open session on the impact state mandated regulations are having on small town landfill operations in southeast Colorado. The Prowers County Commissioners hosted the meeting at the county courthouse which was attended by State Senator Larry Crowder and representatives from Pritchett, Springfield, Walsh, Holly, […]

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

Council Approves Funds to Fix Community Building Bleachers

  The Lamar City Council quickly wrapped up business for September during its meeting this past Monday, September 25th. The drive motors which operate the bleachers at the Lamar Community Building will be replaced at a cost of $15,000. The funds will be taken from the savings the city realized this past summer from the […]

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 […]

Colorado Livestock Producers observe National Farm Safety and Health Week

Colorado Livestock Producers observe National Farm Safety and Health Week

Greeley, CO – Since 1944, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that on average 240 agriculture workers suffer a “serious lost-work-time injury” each day. The rate of fatalities in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector continues to decline, but still remains […]

Livestock Slaughter - August 2017. US Highlights

Livestock Slaughter – August 2017. US Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.63 billion pounds in August, up 4 percent from the 4.43  billion pounds produced in August 2016. Beef production, at 2.40 billion pounds, was 6 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.94 million head,  up 7 percent from August 2016. The average live weight […]

LCC Hosts Annual Career and College Day

LCC Hosts Annual Career and College Day

    Some students already have their career plans laid out and selected during a point in their college years, and others want to explore their options in the ever-expanding fields open to them. Lamar Community College offers all students information on how to pursue their goals with an annual Career Day, attended by a […]

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

The request for $10,370 in marketing funds and contract fees for the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival was approved Tuesday, September 19th by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel.  Organizer, Vincent Gearhart, made the presentation for funding to help produce the annual event which brings numerous bird watchers to southeast […]