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USDA Crop Production Report  Colorado and US for June 2021

USDA Crop Production Report Colorado and US for June 2021

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2021, is forecast at 66.30 million bushels, according to the June 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 15 percent from the May 1 forecast and 62 percent […]

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

  (Lakewood, COLO) – Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol and Col. Kebin Haller, Wyoming Highway Patrol are coming together to send a message to in-state and out-of-state motorists this summer season – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling. These states are working together, along with state transportation and law […]

Open Position on Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

Open Position on Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel. The term will expire in December 2023. The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Keith Garcia…January 26, 1965 – June 6, 2021

Keith Garcia…January 26, 1965 – June 6, 2021

A Memorial Service for Keith Garcia will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church in Las Animas, Colorado with Pastor Charles Kelly officiating. Keith Garcia passed away on June 6, 2021, in Pueblo, Colorado at the age of 56. He was born on January 26, 1965, at […]

Bike to Work Day Set for Wednesday, June 23rd

Bike to Work Day Set for Wednesday, June 23rd

    The annual Bike to Work Day, sponsored by High Plains Community Health Center and the Lamar Parks and Rec Department will offer a sit-down breakfast this year, as opposed to the Covid-oriented, ‘drive-thru’ in 2020. Participants will ride their bikes to the Lamar Community Building between 7 and 8am on Wednesday, June 23rd […]

Governor Polis Announces 12 Counties in Colorado Surpass 70% Vaccination Rate

Governor Polis Announces 12 Counties in Colorado Surpass 70% Vaccination Rate

  DENVER –  Governor Polis announced that 12 of Colorado’s counties have passed President Joe Biden’s goal to have 70% of the eligible population vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Independence Day, July 4. This includes Denver County, the state’s most populous county. “I’m thrilled to see that Colorado counties […]

PCPHE Reports No COVID-19 Outbreaks for the County as of June 9, 2021

PCPHE Reports No COVID-19 Outbreaks for the County as of June 9, 2021

    The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is currently XXX%, down from 2.72% last week (goal is <5%) and the positivity percentage is <2%.  There have been only three cases in the past seven days and 10 cases in the past 14 days.  At present, there are NO outbreaks in Prowers County according to […]

National Audubon Society (Prowers County) nets $317K RESTORE Colorado grant for Habitat Improvement

National Audubon Society (Prowers County) nets $317K RESTORE Colorado grant for Habitat Improvement

    National Audubon Society (Prowers County) received a $317,686 grant to restore and improve the management of private ranches in critical grassland habitat and identify and develop habitat management plans. Management plans will focus on improving habitat for focal bird species such as lesser prairie chicken, eastern black rail, lark bunting, and thick-billed longspur. […]

Lamar Repowering Project Ends with a Crash

Lamar Repowering Project Ends with a Crash

  “By the end of June, all of this should be completely leveled and cleared.” That’s the estimate from a Jackson Demolition employee this past Monday, June 7th.  The company had been hired late last year to take down the portions of the Lamar Repowering Project that would be parted out for re-purposing or sold […]

Shirley Louise Peck…January 23, 1939 – June 4, 2021

Shirley Louise Peck…January 23, 1939 – June 4, 2021

    A celebration of life for lifelong Lamar resident, Shirley L. Peck will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery in Lamar. Visitation for Shirley will be held on Thursday, June […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 6, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 6, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warmer weather helped fieldwork and crop emergence advance last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Several crops remained behind last year and the average. In northeastern counties, spring planting progressed or was completed as areas dried out. According to county reports, increased heat units promoted growth […]

James E. Shuart…November 1, 1952 – June 2, 2021

James E. Shuart…November 1, 1952 – June 2, 2021

  A come and go memorial for former Lamar, Colorado resident, currently of Eads, Colorado will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00PM at the Bristol United Methodist Church. A private inurnment will take place at a later date in Greenville, Texas. Per James’ request cremation will take place. James was born on […]

Memorial Day Observance Held at Tribute Memorial

Memorial Day Observance Held at Tribute Memorial

    With each passing year more elements to the 9-11 Memorial at the Big Timbers Museum are added thanks to the considerable donations from local and state contributors as well as those local residents and businesses who have contributed to its establishment and maintenance. This past rainy Memorial Day, three dozen residents were on […]

Springfield is one of Four Communities Receiving Revitalizing Main Streets Grants

Springfield is one of Four Communities Receiving Revitalizing Main Streets Grants

    STATEWIDE- As local businesses in Boulder and across the state enter the next phase of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the City of Boulder came together on Thursday to recognize the positive impacts and enduring community value stemming from the Revitalizing Main Streets Program projects awarded and […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Job Fair Thursday, June 10

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Job Fair Thursday, June 10

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is hosting an open, in-person Job Fair in conjunction with Prowers Economic Prosperity and the Lamar Workforce Center this Thursday, June 10th from 9am to 1pm at the Lamar Eagles Lodge on South Main Street in Lamar. As the nation begins to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, many […]