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Prowers County Commissioners had Full Agenda

Prowers County Commissioners had Full Agenda

    The Prowers County Commissioners met Tuesday, August 9th in routine session and approved various agenda action items through the day before attending the local VA Town Forum held that afternoon at the County SOS Center on East Olive Street. To that end, the commissioners noted in a letter to U.S. Congressman, Michael Bennet, […]

LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

LUB Ponders Cost of Replacement Transformer

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted plant crews replaced the T-3 wind turbine’s main bearings and collector ring as well as the installation of five, man-lifts on all five wind turbines.  He said the devices will help improve efficiency and reduce stress on the wind turbine crew during the August 9th Utility Board […]

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

  Mark Westoff, co- founder of Sangre de Cristo Tiny Homes, met with the Lamar City Council for a work session Monday, August 8th, to discuss regulations concerning establishing tiny homes ordinances in the city.  The council has discussed some ramifications of having the small-sized homes, approximately 400 square feet, within the city limits during […]

City Sales Tax Report Posts Another Monthly Gain

City Sales Tax Report Posts Another Monthly Gain

    The June, 2022 Lamar Tax Revenue collection report shows a 10.10% increase over the same time last year, with a gain of $38,241, putting total collections for the month at $416,781 compared to $378,540 in 2021.  Use Tax collections were down 14.36% for a decrease of $5,846.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections […]

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

Military and Veterans get Free Entry into Colorado State Parks in August

  As a thank you to U.S. military members, Colorado Parks and Wildlife offers active duty military, veterans and the National Guard free admission to all state parks for the month of August. Military members and veterans, resident and nonresident, can pick up a free August Military Pass at any Colorado state park or CPW office by showing proof of […]

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

LUB Gets Recap on Power Outages

On Sunday, July 17, turbine T-3 tripped offline due to a generator fault.  The turbine was scheduled for generator main bearing and collector ring replacement and IPS Wind Turbine Services was on site as of Monday, July 25th to effect repairs and replacements. Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh also reviewed the power loss from Tuesday, […]

CATTLE ON FEED

CATTLE ON FEED

  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 July 1, 2022. The latest inventory was 3 percent below the previous month’s inventory, but unchanged from the July 1, 2021 inventory. The […]

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2022

    Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.4% in June; 4,500 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in June to 3.4 percent. This marks the lowest rate since February 2020, when it was 2.8 percent. The national […]

Up for Growth 2022 Housing Underproduction Report Finds Colorado’s Housing Deficit Has Increased 101% Since 2012

Up for Growth 2022 Housing Underproduction Report Finds Colorado’s Housing Deficit Has Increased 101% Since 2012

  First-of-its kind report quantifies housing shortage by metropolitan and county levels, finds underproduction in state reached 127,000 homes in 2019, up from 63,200 in 2012. Washington, DC – Up for Growth, a cross-sector member network committed to solving the nation’s housing shortage and affordability crisis through data-driven research and evidence-based policy, today released a groundbreaking […]

CPW Providing Upgrade to Decontamination Stations

CPW Providing Upgrade to Decontamination Stations

  DENVER – An upgrade to decontamination systems at 27 CPW facilities will lead to better protection for Colorado’s waters and a better experience for boaters during Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspections. The ANS program has been utilizing heated power washers for decontamination since its inception in 2008. Starting in 2018, The ANS program began […]

Fungus Linked to Fatal Bat Disease Found in Southeastern Colorado

Fungus Linked to Fatal Bat Disease Found in Southeastern Colorado

  The fungus that causes a disease deadly to bats has been detected for the first time in Colorado.  Laboratory tests conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) was found on a bat captured at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in Otero County outside of La Junta, Colorado. Pd is an invasive fungus […]

County Adopts Rubbish and Junk Regulations

County Adopts Rubbish and Junk Regulations

    The Prowers County Commissioners and Planning Commission have been working for some time to create an ordinance regulating rubbish and junk accumulations throughout the county.  The commissioners approved the final draft on July 5th.  The regulations were established to compel the removal of rubbish or junk within the unincorporated areas of Prowers County, […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 17, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending July 17, 2022

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: A primarily dry week allowed winter wheat harvest to make significant progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat crop conditions deteriorated, with 7 percent of the crop rated good to excellent, compared to 61 percent good to excellent last […]

LCC Remodeling and Repurposing Main Street Hotel for Student Housing

LCC Remodeling and Repurposing Main Street Hotel for Student Housing

  New student housing is on the horizon for Lamar Community College (LCC) students, thanks to the LCC Foundation, several community partners and many generous donors. The former DJ Main Street View Inn & Suites, also known as the El Mar, is being renovated and updated and turned into student housing and, once complete, will […]

Lamar Community College’s Greg Cash honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Lamar Community College’s Greg Cash honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

  Greg Cash, Lamar Community College’s (LCC) interim dean of Academic Services, recently received a notable honor, culminating a long and successful career teaching agriculture in Colorado. The Colorado Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association (CVATA) recently recognized Cash with its Lifetime Achievement Award; an award given to retired NAAE (National Association of Agriculture Educators) who have […]