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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 […]

Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

Construction on Escondido Park Soccer Field Continues

    Plans to bring the soccer field at Escondido Park up to league status continues with construction on benches and score boards at the site off North 13th Street in Lamar. Lamar Community College and the City of Lamar collaborated on the project as the college began to develop a full-fledged soccer team and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report – November 2022

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report – November 2022

    There was a 6.64% gain in City Sales tax revenue reported for a $21,969 increase over the 2021 report for a total of $352,667 for 2022 and $330,697 for 2021.  Use Tax collections were off 32.35% for a drop of $12,104.  Total Sales and Use tax collections for this period were up 2.15% […]

Leadership Governance & Policy Academy for Action 22

Leadership Governance & Policy Academy for Action 22

  The Action 22 Foundation Board of Directors announces the reopening of the Action 22 Foundation. The primary purpose for reopening of the Foundation is to launch the Action 22 Leadership Policy & Governance Academy. Installation of a new Board of Directors for the Foundation took place at the December 2, Action 22, Inc. board […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Month of December 2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Month of December 2022

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Moderately dry weather across the State during the month of December was interspersed with a few productive snowstorms, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, 86 percent of the State is abnormally dry or in a state […]

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

KLMR radio, in Lamar, Colorado, originally signed on the air as an AM radio station in December of 1948.  Nearly 28 years later, KLMR-FM was added and signed on the air in November of 1976.  Both stations were destroyed by a microburst in July of 2022 and 25/7 Media, Inc. subsequently elected to shut the […]

Bright Side Nutrition Opens

Bright Side Nutrition Opens

Tatelyn Lasley, owner of Bright Side Nutrition, was raised in Springfield, CO. While going to college on a track and field scholarship in McPherson, KS, she earned a degree in physical education and health. During her senior year of college, she began working at a nutrition club just like Bright Side and fell in love […]

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 1,040,000 head as of December 1, 2022. The latest inventory was 3 percent below last month’s inventory and 9 percent below the December 1, 2021 inventory. […]

Colorado Work-Related Fatalities Increased in 2021

Colorado Work-Related Fatalities Increased in 2021

  (DENVER) – The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)’s Office of Labor Market Information (LMI), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), revealed that Colorado had 96 work-related fatalities in 2021. Nationally, a total of […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Passport Winners

Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Holiday Passport Winners

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce completed with holiday shopping promotion, geared to steer local residents to local merchants.  The more a contestant shopped locally at participating merchants, the more often they got their Shop Small Promotion Passport stamped and had it entered for the grand drawing for Chamber Luv Bucks. The drawing for […]

LCC Begins Training Program for IT Technicians

LCC Begins Training Program for IT Technicians

A new information technology program is under development at Lamar Community College.  Mittie Helm, Business Faculty and Kendra King, Department Head of the Cosmetology Department at Lamar Community College, briefed the Prowers Economic Prosperity board members on ways the new courses will help students find jobs in information technology. “The grant-funded program will develop in […]

2022 Review from CDA Commissioner, Kate Greenberg

2022 Review from CDA Commissioner, Kate Greenberg

  As the year comes to a close, we like to reflect on all we’ve accomplished over the past twelve months. We’ve had many fantastic opportunities to connect with Colorado producers and see projects of all varieties and sizes take shape. Our staff worked hard to ensure state and federal funding is supporting Colorado agriculture […]