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LCC's Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 17 New Members

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 17 New Members

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAMAR, CO – Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 17 new members in an induction ceremony on November 11, 2019. The newest members of Phi Theta Kappa at LCC are Karina Cazares (Lamar), Austin Cook (Walsh), Katelyn Emick (Lamar), Marley Flint […]

State’s Largest Agriculture Organization Elects New Leaders to Board of Directors

State’s Largest Agriculture Organization Elects New Leaders to Board of Directors

  DENVER—Nov. 25, 2019—Five individuals were elected to the Colorado Farm Bureau Board of Directors during the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting on Nov. 23 in Denver. Connie Hass of Trinidad, Colo. and Chad Musick of Longmont, Colo. were re-elected to serve another two-year term. New to the board are Zandon Bray of Redvale, Colo., Jason […]

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

  The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information in their operations and for their families. This “Women in Agriculture” project is based on the life of a farm woman who grew in up a small town in northern […]

Birth Announcement: Licano

Birth Announcement: Licano

    Nathasha Carrillo and Adrian Licano of Lamar, CO announce the birth of their son, Zaydrian Keanu Licano at 9:50am at Prowers Medical Center in November of 2019. Zaydrian weighed eight pounds and five ounces and was 19 ¾ inches in length at birth. Grandparents: Rocky Carrillo, Lupe Ortiz, Mary Jo Nunley and Frank […]

Alta Vista Charter School Selected for Academic Achievement Award

Alta Vista Charter School Selected for Academic Achievement Award

    Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced 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 to […]

LUB Continues Power Project for Hemp Farm

LUB Continues Power Project for Hemp Farm

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed utility board members, work continues with Nature’s Alternative Farms, LLC (NAF), owned and operated by Bill Grasmick and Karl Nyquist, on from three to five megawatts of electric load for the McClave facilities. Hourieh explained the power will supply greenhouses and processing facilities for hemp. He […]

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel is employing a marketing firm, VistaWorks to help increase overnight visitors to the county by highlighting year-round attractions beyond one-time, annual events. To help clarity the practice, the Lodging Panel is mailing past and future recipients with a letter that addresses the new policy which states, “Dear […]

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

The council approved the 2020 budget for the City of Lamar, passing Ordinance 1234 which provides for the appropriation of revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. The general fund is $8,681,941 and the sales tax fund is listed at $3,921,246. Other areas covered include E-911 Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Sanitation, Water & Sewer and […]

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

  Nine candidates from two Wards, I and III, in the City of Lamar were interviewed for the two open positions on the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, November 25th by newly elected Mayor Kirk Crespin and councilmembers Rafael Rodriguez, Gerry Jenkins, Oscar Riley and Anne-Marie Crampton. Manuel Tamez and Joe Gonzales were […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Nov. 24

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Nov. 24

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Most producers wrapped up fall harvest last week where conditions allowed, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  In eastern counties, rain and snow kept producers out of the field for a day or two last week, but harvest progress was made overall.  Concerns remained in […]

Eleanor Jean “Jeannie” Strong…April 1, 1949 – November 23, 2019

Eleanor Jean “Jeannie” Strong…April 1, 1949 – November 23, 2019

  A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Eads, Colorado resident formerly of Wiley, Colorado, Eleanor Jean Strong affectionately known to her family and friends as Jeannie will be held at 1:00PM on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the Peacock Family. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.   Jeannie […]

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 7th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 29, 2019 starting at 8:00 am at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. Please come by and see us! Just look for the banner and patrol cars parked near the store entrance. The […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 5.06 billion pounds in October, up 3 percent from the 4.90 billion pounds produced in October 2018. Beef production, at 2.44 billion pounds, was slightly above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.98 million head, up 1 percent from October 2018. The average live weight was […]

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Accident in Bent County, Lamar Residents Injured

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Accident in Bent County, Lamar Residents Injured

  On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at approximately 17:31 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle unknown injury crash that occurred at the intersection of Colorado Highway 50 and Bent County Road 35, approximately 9 miles west of Lamar. A 2005 Ford F-150, driven by 29 year old Blasé Wertin of Lamar, CO, […]

Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series Planned for Colorado Producers

Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series Planned for Colorado Producers

Sessions ​will focus on energy efficiency, cost savings, on-farm renewables and funding assistance   DENVER – November 7, 2019​ – The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will host a series of energy smart agriculture workshops in early December to detail energy savings and climate resiliency opportunities for farmers and […]