RSSArchive for 2020

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report – September 1, 2020

Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report – September 1, 2020

    COLORADO Colorado inventory of all hogs and pigs on September 1, 2020 was 650,000 head, down 11 percent from June 1, 2020 and down 18 percent from last year. Breeding inventory, at 165,000 head, was up 10,000 head from the previous quarter and up 5,000 head from last year. Market hog inventory, at […]

Equipment Removal Underway at Lamar Light Plant

Equipment Removal Underway at Lamar Light Plant

    The process has begun for the eventual removal of the Lamar Repowering Project along North Second and East Maple Streets in Lamar. For the past two days, a crew has been breaking down the Light Plant’s gas turbine, a five-megawatt Merc 50 unit which was purchased by Quantum Power. They subcontracted the transport […]

Livestock Slaughter – August 2020

Livestock Slaughter – August 2020

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.69 billion pounds in August, up 1 percent from the 4.65 billion pounds produced in August 2019.  Beef production, at 2.33 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, down 4 percent from August 2019. […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

    DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife recognizes the contributions of the state’s sportspeople by celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. National Hunting and Fishing Day is observed annually on the fourth Saturday of September, honoring hunters and anglers for their leadership in conserving America’s wildlife and wild places. “For […]

Patty J. Barrow…January 8, 1935 – September 23, 2020

Patty J. Barrow…January 8, 1935 – September 23, 2020

    A graveside celebration of life for longtime Bristol, Colorado resident, Patty J. Barrow will be held at 1:00PM on Monday, September 28, 2020 at the Sunnyslope Cemetery in Bristol with Reverend Kathy Leathers of the Granada United Methodist Church officiating. Visitation for Patty will be held from 9:00AM until 11:00AM on Monday, September […]

Emilia Chavez Navarrete…August 9, 1929 – September 22, 2020

Emilia Chavez Navarrete…August 9, 1929 – September 22, 2020

    A service of Christian burial for former longtime Lamar resident currently of Rush, Colorado, Emilia Chavez Navarrete will be held at 9:00AM on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ Church with Pastor Enrique Varela officiating. An evening service for Emilia will be held from 6:00PM […]

Henry Melgosa…December 1, 1939 – September 22, 2020

Henry Melgosa…December 1, 1939 – September 22, 2020

Mass of Christian Burial for Henry Melgosa will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, and Rosary at 9:30 a.m. at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020 […]

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

      Prowers County Public Health & Environment announces their annual flu shot clinics for 2020. Due to the current situation of COVID 19 and to protect our staff and residents, only drive through flu clinics will be offered. Vaccine will be available for both children and adults including High Dose vaccine, for those […]

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment September 23, 2020 The cumulative total for Prowers County is now at 94 cases with seven hospitalizations and zero deaths. Kiowa County has just posted its first covid case, a sixty-plus year-old female who is under observation at home and is doing well. The Covid cases […]

Clinton “Clint” Ross Bean…August 17, 1971 – September 21, 2020

Clinton “Clint” Ross Bean…August 17, 1971 – September 21, 2020

    Services for longtime Lamar resident, Clinton Ross Bean, affectionately known to his family and friends as Clint will be held at a later date. Per Clint’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Clint was born on August 17, 1971 at Rocky Ford, Colorado to Verle Ross and Judith […]

VA Eastern Colorado Free Flu Shot Schedule

VA Eastern Colorado Free Flu Shot Schedule

The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is hosting free drive-thru clinics for Veterans across all sites of care. This year during the pandemic, it is more important than ever to get a flu shot. If a veteran is unable to attend a drive-thru clinic, they should speak with their patient aligned care team. Here […]

“Something Old, Something New Forever Red-White and Blue”

“Something Old, Something New Forever Red-White and Blue”

    The annual Holly Gateway Fair is open this week with some traditional highlights which include the newer attraction of the Cornhole tournament with registration, Thursday, September 24th, 6pm at the Arena. The event begins at 6:30pm as well as the Swine Show. Friday events include the opening of the gym at 7:30 for […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and dry weather persisted last week, allowing good harvest progress of spring crops and hay, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest picked up quickly due to dry weather and producers were preparing for grain harvest. County […]

James Harper…November 28, 1933 – September 18, 2020

James Harper…November 28, 1933 – September 18, 2020

  Mass of Christian Burial for Holly, Colorado resident, James Harper will be held at 10:00 a.m. and Rosary/Scripture Service at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Holly, Colorado. Interment will follow in the Holly Cemetery. Visitation for James will be held from 3:00 p.m. until […]

Laura Lee “Odie Dodie” Gittings…June 24, 1951 – September 17, 2020

Laura Lee “Odie Dodie” Gittings…June 24, 1951 – September 17, 2020

  A graveside celebration of life funeral service for Lamar resident, Laura Lee Gittings, affectionately known to many as “Odie Dodie” will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday September 23, 2020 at the Little Cedars Cemetery on the Emick Ranch. The family will be meeting at Peacock Funeral Home at 10:00 AM to go in […]