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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 […]

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

LPD Hosts Annual Drug Take Back Day, April 27

    The Lamar Police Department will participate in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 2pm.  The program is intended for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications.  One goal of the program is to […]

Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

    The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved funding for the 2nd Annual Downtown Custom and Classic Expo set for downtown Lamar and East Beech Street August 16-17.  The funding, $3,500, will go toward marketing and advertising for the car show which will offer five bands and a mature-material comedy show as well as custom […]

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 […]

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

Public Invited to Lamar Loop Ribbon Cutting

    Wear some walking shoes and make plans to attend the official ribbon-cutting of the long-awaited Lamar Loop, set for Saturday, May 4th, between 11am and 2pm. The site will be the two, new picnic shelters at the Trail Head on the east side of Willow Creek Park. Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, Kendra […]

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 […]

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

  Summer is getting closer. You can tell by the occasional warm day that reminds you the lawn mower may need to be tuned up.  So this means yard work is not too far in the future. If you are like me, my truck is used to carry everything. Some items fit well, and others […]

Lamar Tree Board Sets Spring Tree Planting Schedule

Lamar Tree Board Sets Spring Tree Planting Schedule

    The Lamar City Council adopted Proclamation 19-03 declaring April 18th as Arbor Day and Arbor Week which runs from Sunday, April 14th to the 20th.  Tree Board President, Jane Felter, said the City was honored once again with the 2018 Tree City USA Award marking the 28th year Lamar has received national recognition.  […]

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 […]