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Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

  Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced last year the school was selected for the John Irwin Award for Academic Achievement under guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education. “We’re really excited to have been selected,” she said, adding that the school was also chosen for the annual award in 2007. “You need […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture to hold 2020 Hemp Symposium

    Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will present a public Hemp Regulatory and Production Symposium at the Department’s Broomfield, Colorado campus and via live webinar on February 19, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. To provide increased service and in response to stakeholder interest, the symposium will expand on […]

Cattle on Feed Report, January 20, 2020

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 1,090,000 head as of January 1, 2020. The latest inventory was down 1 percent from December 1, 2019, but up 8 percent from January 1, 2019. The inventory […]


Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.73 billion pounds in December, up 8 percent from the 4.37 billion pounds produced in December 2018. Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 7 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.75 million head, up 7 percent from December 2018. The average live weight […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

  Following the announcement of retirement by Superintendent Dave Tecklenburg, the Lamar School District has commenced the search for a new superintendent. The District has engaged the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to facilitate the process. The search process will begin effectively immediately with focus group meetings tentatively scheduled for February 10th. The focus […]

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2019

      Employers in Colorado added 1,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,803,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,100 and government increased 300. November estimates were revised up to 2,802,100, and the over the month change from October to November […]

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  • County Clerk Conducting Logic and Accuracy Testing

    County Clerk Conducting Logic and Accuracy Testing

      The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be performing a Private and Public Logic and Accuracy Test of the election voting equipment. The Private Test is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2020 and the Public Test is Friday, January 31, 2020, to start at 9:00 a.m. for both days, in the County Commissioner’s […]

  • Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

    Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

        The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel allocated the majority of their funding for events for 2020 this past Tuesday, January 21st. The budgeted contingency line item has about $9,000 left to cover any requests for the balance of the year, reduced from the usual $17,000 kept in reserves. This action comes from a […]

  • Busy Time Ahead for County Fairgrounds

    Busy Time Ahead for County Fairgrounds

        The Prowers County Commissioners heard from representatives of seven groups who were securing their dates ahead of schedule for the facilities at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. All seven were granted their dates as well as their requests for a waiver of fees. Don McBee said the Colorado Ag Commissioner, Kate Greenburg, is the […]

  • PEP Begins 2020 Focus

    PEP Begins 2020 Focus

        The first Prowers Economic Development (PEP) meeting of 2020 was conducted in the economic development organization’s new headquarters at 223 South Main Street in Lamar. Tara Hosick, Interim Executive Director, welcomed the board and delegates as well as Clifford Boxley, the 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, who represented the organization with his […]

  • Birth Announcements: Sailors -/- McSwan

    Birth Announcements: Sailors -/- McSwan

        Chad and Kayla Sailors of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, John Edwin Sailors at 8:34am at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, January 17, 2020 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. John weighed seven pounds and three ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Livia Sailors. Grandparents: John and Priscilla […]

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