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PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

PROSPECTIVE PLANTINGS – MARCH 1, 2018

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS As of March 1, Colorado growers intend to plant 1.50 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2018, up 40,000 acres, or 3 percent from last year’s plantings, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Sorghum planting intentions […]

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2018

GRAIN STOCKS – MARCH 1, 2018

COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on March 1, 2018 were 80.41 million bushels, up 17 percent from March 1, 2017, according to the March 1 Agricultural Survey and March Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted to […]

LCC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Alumni

LCC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Alumni

      (Lamar, Colorado; March 30, 2018) Each year, Lamar Community College seeks to recognize alumni for their accomplishments.  To do so, LCC is currently accepting nominations for its 2018 Alumnus/Alumna of the Year. Nomination forms are available online at www.lamarcc.edu/alumni-relations and must include the nominee’s name, complete contact information, summary of education & […]

United States Hog Inventory Up 3 Percent

United States Hog Inventory Up 3 Percent

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2018) – As of March 1, there were 72.9 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from March 2017, but down 1 percent from December 1, 2017, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other […]

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

  In order to help raise awareness and protect Colorado children from abuse and neglect, Prowers County Department of Human Services, Prowers County Child Protection Team, and the Hotline County Connection Center joined with the Prowers County Board of Commissioners in proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2017, Prowers County Department of Human […]

Jose “Joe” Dominguez…December 23, 1963 – March 28, 2018

Jose “Joe” Dominguez…December 23, 1963 – March 28, 2018

Funeral Services for Joe Dominguez will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Holly, Colorado with Pastor Kurtis Klinghammer officiating.  Inurnment will take place at a later date.  Visitation for Joe will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel […]

2018 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient Announced

2018 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient Announced

  The prestigious award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation, and is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. Beatty Canyon Ranch in Las Animas County is a generational ranch that has long served as an example of cutting edge […]

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

Planting Intentions Expected to be Down Slightly from Historic 2017 Record Year, USDA Reports WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.0 million acres of soybeans in 2018, down 1 percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics […]

LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

LCC’s Loflin and Lindholm named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

(Lamar, Colorado; March 28, 2018) 40 students were inducted into the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team on March 14, including Lamar Community College’s Ashtyn Loflin and Laura Lindholm. The ceremony was held at the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver and presented by the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and the Credit Union […]

CWCB March 2018 Drought Update

Despite near normal precipitation across most of the state in February, March precipitation has been well below average statewide. Currently Colorado is experiencing the 3rd lowest snowpack on record, with only 2002 and 1981 being drier. Extreme drought has expanded to cover most of Southwestern Colorado, The San Luis Valley and Southeastern Colorado. West Slope […]

Marcelo O. Medina…January 31, 1934 – March 1, 2018

Marcelo O. Medina…January 31, 1934 – March 1, 2018

  A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Marcelo O. Medina will be held at 10am Saturday March 31, 2018 at the Peacock Family Chapel in Lamar.  Burial will follow in the Hillside Cemetery in Granada. Per Marcelo’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Marcelo was […]

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Gov. Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development announce five Opportunity Zone nominations for Southeast Colorado DENVER – March 23, 2018 – Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), today announced the nomination of 126 Opportunity Zones across the state that will be eligible for new […]

State Water Studies Require Funding

State Water Studies Require Funding

    Streams of funding will become important to keep streams of water flowing in Colorado in the coming decades, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s top water adviser said. “We are looking at the appropriate revenue streams,” said John Stulp, the governor’s adviser. “One of the key questions is: How do you build certainty that new methods […]

Letter to the Editor:

Letter to the Editor:

  We just received our copy of Colorado Sheriff publication of the County Sheriffs of Colorado.  Sheriff Sam Zordel’s article on Prowers County gave interesting bits of history on past Prowers County Sheriffs including the full history of the Fleagle Gang robbery and subsequent way the members were tracked down and brought to justice.  His […]

City Council Continues Option for Business Development with Buxton

City Council Continues Option for Business Development with Buxton

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved an application for a DOLA REDI grant of $30,000 to finance the on-going efforts of Buxton group to provide marketing strategies for the City of Lamar’s retail development programs. City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted that the reports from Buxton have served as an information asset to Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community […]