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Amazing Turnout for Chamber Oktoberfest 2022

    Plenty of people were happy to get out and about this past Saturday for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest. There was no official headcount, but aided by the 500 or so persons who showed up for the 11th Annual BBB 5K race, there was a great time for participants and vendors […]

Tamarisk Removal Project at John Martin Reservoir

      More than five acres of tamarisk shrubs were removed from the Black Bridge area of John Martin Reservoir last weekend by 35 local volunteers assisting the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado and the US Army Corps of Engineers over a two-day project. Tamarisk, sometimes called Russian Thistle or salt […]

LCC Hosting CRMR Rodeo this Weekend

  (Lamar, Colo., September 27, 2022) — Lamar Community College (LCC) will host more than 300 rodeo student-athletes from the Central Rocky Mountain Regional (CRMR) for a Home Rodeo event October 7-9 at the Sand & Sage Round-Up in Lamar, Colo. The rodeo is free to the public, and all ages are welcome to attend. […]

VA Opens Health Care Eligibility for Vietnam, Gulf War, Post-9/11 Vets Under PACT Act

  WASHINGTON — On Oct. 1, The Department of Veterans Affairs expanded and extended eligibility for VA health care for certain Veterans of the Vietnam War, Gulf Wars and post-9/11 era under the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. This expansion increases health care eligibility for generations […]

Fifth Annual Boots, Bling and Blessings Fundraiser for LCC

    (Lamar, Colo., September 29, 2022) — Lamar Community College (LCC) Foundation’s fundraiser Boots, Bling & Blessings is in its fifth year and will be held October 22 at the LCC Equine Complex from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Presented by SECOM/Southeast Colorado Power Association (SECPA), the LCC Foundation’s Boots, Bling & Blessings event is a delightful […]

Bennet Welcomes Over $71 Million for 57 Colorado Counties from American Rescue Plan

  Denver – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed over $71 million for 57 Colorado counties from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF). The ARP appropriated $2 billion to the U.S. Treasury across fiscal years 2022 and 2023 to provide payments to eligible revenue sharing counties and eligible Tribal […]

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  • Grain Stock Report - September 2022

    Grain Stock Report – September 2022

    COLORADO Corn stocks in Colorado on September 1, 2022 were 10.76 million bushels, up 11 percent from September 1, 2021, 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. Corn stocks stored on farms amounted to 3.10 million […]

  • Arkansas River Report for September 29, 2022

    Arkansas River Report for September 29, 2022

        Arkansas River Basin drought conditions continue to improve, with the U.S. Drought Monitor showing moderate drought in small portions of the lower basin and drought-free to “abnormally dry” conditions across the rest of the basin.   Precipitation The CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow) Network reports the following precipitation amounts for the […]

  • Lamar Utility Board Considers 2023 Budget

    Lamar Utility Board Considers 2023 Budget

        The Lamar Utility Board approved payment of purchase orders totaling $36,840.94 from a total of $46,471.11 during their September 27th meeting.  Bills amounting to $1,156,886.13 were authorized for payment including $1,039,424.28 for electricity from Arkansas River Power Authority.  One new piece of equipment, a drone, was purchased by the plant.  Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, […]

  • Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 9-25-2022

    Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 9-25-2022

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cooler temperatures and scattered storms provided some relief across the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Portions of the mountains recorded overnight lows that dipped into the teens, while the eastern plains recorded lows in the 40’s last week. According to the […]

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