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Lamar Chamber of Commerce Hosts 103rd Annual Banquet

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Hosts 103rd Annual Banquet

  The 2023 Lamar Chamber of Commerce annual banquet highlighted the community service and economic efforts of individuals and businesses in the local community. County Commissioner, Ron Cook was presented with the Citizen of the Year Award for his on-going support of community activities including his 26 years of work with popular car shows for […]

2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival

2023 High Plains Snow Goose Festival

  Alison Kondler is this year’s keynote speaker for the 2023 Snow Goose Festival in Lamar.  Kondler is a Denver-based Audubon Master Birder, a naturalist who offers a level of comedy to her lectures.  Website followers can access her at Birdingbyear.com. Her presentation will be held on Saturday, February 4th at the Lamar High School […]

Lower Corn Production Nationwide

Lower Corn Production Nationwide

    The following is a brief analysis by Krista Swanson, the lead economist for the National Corn Growers Association.   The United States Department of Agriculture released the January World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report yesterday. The expected reductions in use were met with notable changes to U.S. production that resulted in lower-than-expected ending […]

CPW Seeks Public Comment on Southeast Region Pronghorn Herd Management Plans

CPW Seeks Public Comment on Southeast Region Pronghorn Herd Management Plans

  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Public input is being sought by Colorado Parks and Wildlife about how it intends to manage 11 pronghorn herds across its Southeast Region over the next 10 years. CPW staff has spent months drafting proposed management plans for the pronghorn herds that extend from Leadville down the Arkansas River valley […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge BOR to Allocate Additional Funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

Bennet, Hickenlooper Urge BOR to Allocate Additional Funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

      Washington, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper urged the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to consider allocating additional funding from the recent omnibus funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) or the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC). The AVC is a planned 130-mile water-delivery […]

2023 Farm Bill Decision Webinar

2023 Farm Bill Decision Webinar

    The March 15th deadline for farmers to make their ARC/PLC decisions for the 2023 crop year is fast approaching. In an effort to provide growers with the most up to date information needed to make this important decision, CSU Extension and the USDA Farm Service Agency have teamed up to conduct a Farm Bill […]

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

Council Approves 4th Extension Agreement with RB LLC

    RB Colorado, LLC and the City of Lamar continue to work toward the beginning of an Arby’s fast-food franchise for 1102 North Main Street.  The Lamar City Council granted the corporation a 4th, 90-day extension on the contract during its January 23rd meeting, which will now expire on April 13th of this year.  […]

PEP Hosts State and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives

PEP Hosts State and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives

  Tiffany Garcia, Business Outreach Specialist for the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Don Yoxsimer, Client Consultant for the Lamar Workforce Center, presented an overview for the Prowers Economic Prosperity board on the programs available to assist businesses and employees in the Prowers County Region. “We have the ability to help workers to repurpose […]

CATTLE ON FEED Report, January 20, 2023

CATTLE ON FEED Report, January 20, 2023

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 1.04 million head as of January 1, 2023. The latest inventory was unchanged from December 1, 2022, but down 8 percent from January 1, 2022. The inventory included […]

MONTHLY CHICKENS AND EGGS – DECEMBER 2022

MONTHLY CHICKENS AND EGGS – DECEMBER 2022

COLORADO Colorado egg production during December 2022 was 58.4 million eggs, up 19 percent from November 2022 but down 53 percent from December 2021 production, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average number of layers on hand in December 2022 was 2.42 million, up 13 percent […]

The License Comes before the Chicken OR the Egg

The License Comes before the Chicken OR the Egg

  With the rising prices on eggs, the City of Lamar/Lamar Police Department understands more Lamar residents will be inclined to purchase chickens for the production of eggs. We would like to remind citizens that they are allowed to keep chickens within city limits only by obtaining a chicken license first.  Failure to obtain a license […]

Big Turnout for Toys

Big Turnout for Toys

    “This is the largest display of toys we’ve had yet,” said Don McBee, one of the organizers of the Prowers County Colorado Farm Bureau’s annual toy show, held every January at the Lamar Elks Lodge. The one-day event, held this past Saturday, January 14th showcased a lot of ag-oriented toys, from farm equipment […]

Wiley Rock School Group Receives Donation

Wiley Rock School Group Receives Donation

  A community open house for the Wiley Rock School was a perfect opportunity to receive a donation from the Wiley United Methodist Church Women’s group. Nicole Piner, Wiley social studies teacher, accepted the donation on behalf of the on-going preservation efforts of the students and community. For the past several years, Piner and Sally […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS, Pueblo for January 12, 2023

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS, Pueblo for January 12, 2023

    Drought Conditions Persist across Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: The first half of December was relatively warm and dry across south central and southeast Colorado. The second half of the month saw occasional weather systems bringing surges of cold and unsettled to the area, especially to eastern Colorado, which saw a true “Arctic Intrusion” leading […]

CDA Ag Commissioner Previews 2023

CDA Ag Commissioner Previews 2023

  Welcome to 2023! Based just on these past two weeks, we already know that it’s a year that’s going to see projects completed, partnerships grow, and new opportunities coming to the fore. We recently celebrated the final phase of CSU Spur campus construction: the opening of the Hydro building. This water-based educational center couldn’t […]