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Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending July 25, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Harvest of winter wheat approached completion in several counties by the end of the week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, little moisture was received and drought persisted. Pasture and rangeland remained in mostly poor to fair condition. Second cutting of […]

Lamar Fire and Emergency Services Needs Volunteers

  Lamar Fire and Emergency Services continues to operate with reduced volunteer staff, according to information provided by Chief Jeremy Burkhart in his monthly update for the Lamar City Council.  He added that Lamar is not alone is this problem as volunteerism has generally declined around the country which creates an additional workload for paid […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

    The Lamar Light Plant’s three wind turbines have generated 6,083.10MWH’s of electricity at an average capacity factor of 30.57% which is about 11.33% lower than the same period last year.  T-3 turbine has generated more than the other two turbines.  T-4, ARPA’s unit, ranked 4th in MWH generation.  The Springfield turbine has generated […]

PCPHE Weekly COVID-19 Update (July 28, 2021) Shows Increase in Test Positivity Rate

    The seven-day test positivity rate is 3.69% and the goal is <5%. This is up from 0.9% from last week.  There were eight cases in the past seven days and ten cases in the past 14 days. CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are NO current active outbreaks in Prowers County. Demographic breakdown:  the 30-39 age […]

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir State Park has closed its West Boat Ramp to trailer launching due to low water levels. It has become too difficult to launch vessels from the ramp because the end of the concrete boat ramp will soon be completely exposed. To protect the safety of boating guests, Park Manager […]

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

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  • Donut Friday at Coloradoland Tire and Service

    Donut Friday at Coloradoland Tire and Service

        Tires are round and have holes in the middle and so do……donuts!  It was a natural fit that the Lamar Chamber board visited Coloradoland Tire and Service last Friday with a dozen tasty radials. Located at 105 South 4th in Lamar, Coloradoland Tire and Service is open Monday – Friday from 7:30 to […]

  • Birth Announcements:  Ayala-/-Barajas

    Birth Announcements:  Ayala-/-Barajas

        Tarynn Marie Lane and Omar Ayala of Wiley, CO announce the birth of their daughter, Niah Lyann Ayala at 11:40am at Prowers Medical Center on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.  Niah weighed five pounds and sixteen ounces and was 19 inches in length at birth.  Siblings:  Sienna Ayala.  Grandparents:  Jeff Lane and Candy Batterton […]

  • Don Deaton…September 19, 1935 – July 23, 2021

    Don Deaton…September 19, 1935 – July 23, 2021

    A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, currently of Pueblo, Colorado, Don Deaton will be held at 11:00AM on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the Lamar Christian Church with Ray Matteson officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Don was born on September 19, 1935 at Elk City, Oklahoma to Clarence William […]

  • Armando “Al” Archuleta…May 18, 1948 – July 19, 2021

    Armando “Al” Archuleta…May 18, 1948 – July 19, 2021

    Mass of Christian Burial for longtime Las Animas, Colorado resident, Al Archuleta will be held at 1:00 p.m. and Rosary at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Father Victor Raj will officiate. Inurnment will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021 at […]

  • SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

    SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

        The housing shortage in southeast Colorado is critical and a center point for future economic development in this region.  Without adequate housing, prospective employers will pass on a community where there are no homes or apartments for employees. SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development Incorporated have joined […]

  • Florentina Rodriguez…August 23, 1948 – July 17, 2021

    Florentina Rodriguez…August 23, 1948 – July 17, 2021

        Mass of Christian Burial for Florentina Rodriguez will be held at 10:00 a.m. and Rosary at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July […]

  • Livestock Slaughter USDA June, 2021

    Livestock Slaughter USDA June, 2021

      LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JUNE 2021 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.67 billion pounds in June, down 3 percent from the 4.79 billion pounds produced in June 2020. Beef production, at 2.40 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.95 million head, up […]

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