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Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

  The council has approved Resolution 19-04-02 which modifies Stage One water restrictions in light of the easing of the drought situation and improved water well levels over the past year. Public Works Director, Pat Mason, explained the change will eliminate Friday as a non-watering day and extends daytime watering hours by one hour through […]

Farms and Land in Farms - USDA Report

Farms and Land in Farms – USDA Report

ARIZONA The number of farms and ranches in Arizona in 2018 totaled 19,200, up 100 operations from the 2017 estimate. Total land in farms in Arizona, at 26.2 million acres, was up less than one-half percent from the 2017 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,365 acres, compared to 1,366 acres the previous year. […]

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. – April 17, 2019 – Over the course of the next two months, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact over 12,000 producers across the region to determine crop […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

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 1,060,000 head as of April 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 12 percent above April 1, 2018 inventory and 1 percent above the previous month’s inventory. The inventory […]

Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

Spring Sun Graces Arbor Day Tree Planting

    You could almost set your calendar to recognize Arbor Day on the High Plains by the forecast; take one sunny day and add wind. Despite a slight chill in the spring air and some gusts approaching 50mph, little deterred about 105 5th grade students who opted out of class to join the Lamar […]

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 6,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,755,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,300 and government increased 800. February estimates were revised down to 2,749,200, and the over the month change from January to February was an […]

Lamar Honkers Visit FogTown Ltd

Lamar Honkers Visit FogTown Ltd

    The Lamar Honkers and Chamber of Commerce directors recently paid a visit to James and Kelly Cline, owners of FogTown Ltd, a new business in Lamar, located at 222 South Main Street. Fog Town is a full-service vape shop featuring a juice-sampling bar, mod’s, pod’s, batteries and coils. You can reach them at […]

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

        At 7:00 am this morning, (Monday, April 15, 2019) John Martin Dam opened up its gates for the first time since November 1st! This is the first release since the completion of the stilling basin project. Flows are starting out relatively low, but expect them to increase as we start to […]

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

  Kevin Karney, Southeast Colorado Power Association Board President, noted the anniversaries of SECPA at 80 years of service and 20 years for SECOM in his address to the gathering, Thursday, April 11th  at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.  Southeast Colorado Power Association, formed in 1937, provides electric power to approximately 10,458 meters in […]

LUB Reviews Avian Protection Plan, Updates Power Loss on Bent Fire

LUB Reviews Avian Protection Plan, Updates Power Loss on Bent Fire

  The Lamar Light Plant conducted electrical maintenance testing on its two main 69KV transformers and load tap changers, a process that is recommended for every three years. Once the transformers were de-energized crews performed tests including insulation resistance, insulation power factor tests and several others as well as adding oil to needed equipment to […]

High Plains Receives National Award from CDC

High Plains Receives National Award from CDC

  The High Plains Community Health Center in Holly, was selected as one of only 18 practices across the country to be named as a “ 2018 Hypertension Champion” by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the Million Hearts Campaign, in a highly competitive national selection process. Million Hearts Campaign is a national initiative to promote cardiovascular […]

Hartshorn Receives Honorary Cattlemen's Award at Bent-Prowers 150th Banquet

Hartshorn Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award at Bent-Prowers 150th Banquet

    LAMAR – Kerry Hartshorn was honored during the annual Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association banquet April 6th at Lamar Community College’s Equine Arena. Hartshorn, of Granada, was selected as the association’s prestigious Honorary Life Member Award recipient. Hartshorn “is persistent, dedicated, and humble,” according to the 2018 award recipient, Milton Rink, who […]

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

    LAMAR – About 40 ranchers of all ages became certified in Beef Quality Assurance, with training held during the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association events on April 6th here. Scott Stinnett and Tianna Garcia, both of CSU Extension, served as instructors in the Colorado Beef Quality Assurance program, which focuses on providing […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Funds Main Street Business Improvement

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Funds Main Street Business Improvement

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority discussed two economic development incentive agreements during their April 8th meeting, approving both.  The first agreement will be for façade improvements to Wild West Athletics owned by Joette and Cody DuVall for the past eight years at 110 North Main Street in Lamar.  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, […]

Revenue Mix for Lamar March Sales Tax Revenue

Revenue Mix for Lamar March Sales Tax Revenue

      Sales Tax Revenue for the City of Lamar for March, 2019 showed a gain of 0.84% for a minor increase of $2,181.07 for the month, compared to last year. Collections for 2018 were $258,956.09 while 2019 was $261,137.16   Use Tax collections were off 19.10% for a drop of $5,177 from this year […]