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Annual big-game sales day at Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Annual big-game sales day at Colorado Parks and Wildlife

DENVER – The big (game) day is almost here! Hunters mark their calendars for the first Tuesday in August each year to take a shot at any big game hunting licenses remaining after the primary and secondary draws. These remaining licenses are placed on the leftover list, now available on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website, […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Wind Turbine Performance

    The Lamar Light Plant’s three wind turbines have generated 6,083.10MWH’s of electricity at an average capacity factor of 30.57% which is about 11.33% lower than the same period last year.  T-3 turbine has generated more than the other two turbines.  T-4, ARPA’s unit, ranked 4th in MWH generation.  The Springfield turbine has generated […]

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

    The housing shortage in southeast Colorado is critical and a center point for future economic development in this region.  Without adequate housing, prospective employers will pass on a community where there are no homes or apartments for employees. SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development Incorporated have joined […]

USDAto Gather Monthly Yield Data to Measure Crop Production

USDAto Gather Monthly Yield Data to Measure Crop Production

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – July 23, 2021 – Starting in August and continuing through November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct a monthly Agricultural Yield survey. The information captured in this survey will help NASS track changes in yields for row crops that can occur due to weather, pests, […]

Cattle on Feed-Colorado/US for July 23, 2021

Cattle on Feed-Colorado/US for July 23, 2021

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, 2021. The latest inventory was 2 percent below the previous month’s inventory, but 4 percent above the July 1, 2020 inventory. The […]

CATTLE INVENTORY JULY 1, 2021

CATTLE INVENTORY JULY 1, 2021

  UNITED STATES All cattle and calves in the United States on July 1, 2021 totaled 101 million head, 1 percent below the 102 million head on July 1, 2020.  All cows and heifers that have calved totaled 40.9 million head, 1 percent below the 41.4 million head on July 1, 2020. Beef cows, at 31.4 million […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending July 18, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending July 18, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: A mostly dry week allowed winter wheat harvest to move quickly throughout the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, exceptional drought conditions persisted according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. Very isolated moisture benefited some localities short-term, but most saw […]

Granada Moving Forward on Housing Project

Granada Moving Forward on Housing Project

    The Granada Trustees approved a Memorandum of Understanding which will allow a housing construction program for the community to move forward, one of several similar programs being undertaken in southeast Colorado.  The trustees met with Michael Yerman of SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of SECED, Southeast Colorado […]

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

  Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in June at 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,200 in June to 3,197,100. The share […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Meter Use, Recaps LPR Clean-Up

Lamar Utility Board Reviews Meter Use, Recaps LPR Clean-Up

      Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, brought the Lamar Utility Board up to date on a brief history of tracking numbers for customer meters which has been performed every month of May since 1999.  That month, there were 5,778 connected meters for 4,056 customers with a high in 2003 of 5,836 connected […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Maintaining Growth

Lamar City Sales Tax Maintaining Growth

  A 12.16% increase in City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue was noted for May, 2021 for $39,055 over the same time last year.  2021 collections were $360,259.  Use Tax collections were up 5.15% for total Sales and Use Tax collections increased 9.29% for the same period for a gain of $32,221 and 2021 revenues […]

Friday Night Winds Strike Lamar

Friday Night Winds Strike Lamar

    Considerable damage was done to homes, businesses and some vehicles in Lamar Friday Night, night, July 9th, when fierce winds and possibly several microbursts swept across portions of the High Plains in Prowers County and other sections of this area. The Lamar Inn on North Main Street may have suffered the most damage […]