RSSAll Entries in the "Consumer Issues" Category

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 […]

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 […]

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

Lamar to Host Portion of Hemming Great Race, 2023

  Lots of vehicles pass through Lamar every day, but residents are going to look twice at the type and number of vehicles that stop in town for a lunch break on Saturday, July 1st.  Lamar is one leg of a 2,300-mile Hemming’s Great Race spanning the miles between St. Augustine, Florida on June 24th […]

Lamar Utilities Board Adopts New Resolution on Net Metering

Lamar Utilities Board Adopts New Resolution on Net Metering

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, informed the board of a recent development pertaining to a resolution the board adopted on March 9, 2010 for Resolution No. 10-03-02 which was based on the number of meters, not the number of customers of Lamar Light and Power.  Colorado House Bill 08-1160 was approved in […]

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.  […]

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2022

  8,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in December Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.3%   Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.3 percent. The number of unemployed individuals dropped by 6,700 over the same time period to 106,700. Colorado’s unemployment rate has ranged […]

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 […]

Rural Action Project Holding Community Goal Meetings

Rural Action Project Holding Community Goal Meetings

    If you had $5,000 to spend on improvements to the Lamar community, what would you suggest?  Representatives from the Rural Action Project, Michaela Mattes and Stephen Lauer will host several meetings in February and March at the Vaquero Building on the southern edge of the Prowers County Fairgrounds to hear your suggestions. Lamar […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet Set for January 27th

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet Set for January 27th

    The Lamar Eagles Lodge will play host to this year’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet, Friday, January 27th at 6pm.  Tickets are $28 per person which includes the evening meal and may be ordered through the chamber at 336-4379 or purchased at the door. The new line-up of directors will be introduced […]

Lamar Bleacher Upgrade Decision Anticipated

Lamar Bleacher Upgrade Decision Anticipated

    The Lamar Re-2 School Board should have a decision on the path they’ll take to reconstruct the bleachers at Thunder Stadium by its February 13th meeting. Board members have been weighing a host of factors to arrive at the best potential outcome for renovations over the past year and held a January 16th […]

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 […]

Making a Dent, a Bag at a Time

Making a Dent, a Bag at a Time

  A novelty in the 1970s, plastic shopping bags are now an omnipresent product found in every corner of the world. Produced at a rate of up to one trillion bags per year, they are showing up in the darkest depths of the ocean to the summit of Mount Everest to the polar ice caps. […]

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 […]

Applications are Open for History Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches

Applications are Open for History Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches

  DENVER — January 10, 2023 — The 2023 applications for Colorado’s Centennial Farms & Ranches program have opened. Centennial Farms & Ranches program, a joint initiative of History Colorado and the Colorado Department of Agriculture, honors the contributions of the state’s ranching and farming families who have withstood the pressures of growth, changes in […]