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USDA Farm Labor Report - Colorado & US

USDA Farm Labor Report – Colorado & US

FARM LABOR – MOUNTAIN II REGION (COLORADO, NEVADA, UTAH) There were 17,000 workers hired directly by farms in the Mountain II Region (Colorado, Nevada, and Utah) during the reference week of October 10-16, 2021, according to the Agricultural Labor Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Farm […]

CPW Using Low Altitude Helicopters for Deer/Elk Count

CPW Using Low Altitude Helicopters for Deer/Elk Count

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Beginning Dec. 6, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists will assess deer and elk populations by conducting low-altitude helicopter flights in southeast Colorado, west of Interstate 25. Then in mid- to late-December, biologists will launch similar helicopter flights in the southeastern plains of Colorado to the east of I-25. Southeast Region residents […]

Lamar School District RE-2 High School Logo Committee Nomination Information

Lamar School District RE-2 High School Logo Committee Nomination Information

December 1, 2021 In response to SB21-116 Concerning the Prohibition of American Indian Mascots in Colorado Schools, the Lamar RE-2 Board of Education conducted a community meeting in July. At that meeting a timeline for the adoption of a new logo for Lamar High School was shared. While SB21-116 is currently being challenged legally, the […]

Camp Amache Moving Closer Toward NPS Designation

Camp Amache Moving Closer Toward NPS Designation

    Camp Amache, the Japanese-American Incarceration Camp in Granada during WWII, is moving closer to being considered a National Park Service site through the bi-partisan efforts of U.S. Senators Hickenlooper and Bennet and U.S. Representatives Neguse and Buck. The Prowers County Commissioners asked that their thanks for the recent efforts be offered to Senator […]

Prowers County Dept. Public Health and Environment – COVID-19 Update, 12/1/21

Prowers County Dept. Public Health and Environment – COVID-19 Update, 12/1/21

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported that as of December 1, 2021, the seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 9.07% (goal is <5%). This is up from 7.06% last week.  There have been 45 cases in the past seven days with 10 vaccinated and 84 cases in the past […]

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

The Lamar Rotary and Interact Clubs are sponsoring a fun event, their traditional Kid’s Christmas with Santa Claus on Saturday, December 11th from 11am to 2pm at the Enchanted Forest on East Beech Street. The kids will enjoy their visit with Santa and his pet reindeer, Rotar, take a free train ride, enjoy hot chocolate, […]

Secretary of State’s Office Provides Tips for Donating Wisely This Holiday Season

Secretary of State’s Office Provides Tips for Donating Wisely This Holiday Season

  DENVER, Colo– With the holiday charitable giving season now underway, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is reminding all of those who are planning on sharing their generosity to make sure they are giving wisely.  Once again Coloradans will have ample opportunities to give, with Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day on December 7. […]

Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

  DENVER- Governor Jared Polis, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes, and the Imagination Library of Colorado joined American icon Dolly Parton to announce the Colorado statewide expansion of her namesake Imagination Library book-gifting program. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books to children (0- 5 yrs old), free […]

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

  DENVER, Colo– Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced yesterday the certification of the 2021 Coordinated Election. “Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election again proves that our state’s election system is the nation’s gold standard,” said Secretary Griswold.  “Once again I’m proud that we conducted a seamless election and that over 1.5 million Coloradans made their […]

Hands Off the Toys, Grinch!

Hands Off the Toys, Grinch!

  The Colorado State Patrol and Port of Entry volunteers at the Lamar Walmart had an unexpected visit from the infamous Grinch, Friday, November 26th during their annual toy drive the day following Thanksgiving.  Perhaps he was just adding well wishes for a generous season of donations as the last thing you want to do […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending November 28, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending November 28, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Extremely dry weather and warmer than normal temperatures continued to deplete soil moisture supplies, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, 100 percent of the state is experiencing abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions. Sunflower harvest was virtually […]

Sparrowhouse Ministries Serves those in Need  UPDATE-December Schedule

Sparrowhouse Ministries Serves those in Need UPDATE-December Schedule

  Sparrowhouse Ministries served 540 persons this past Saturday, November 20th from their headquarters at 907 South 3rd Street in Lamar.  While the facility, the former Calvary Baptist Church, offers about 10,000 square feet of storage space, not all of the pantries and freezers remain full.  Directors Joel and Veronica Jacoby said they had some […]

County-/-City Discuss Areas of Common Concerns

County-/-City Discuss Areas of Common Concerns

Lamar Mayor and Mayor Pro-tem, Kirk Crespin and Anne-Marie Crampton met recently with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss some elements of mutual concern; the on-going 3 Mile Intergovernmental Agreement, shared costs to maintain Prowers Area Transit Service and the application of building permits. Historically, county customers receiving city services pay a rate double to […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2021 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2021 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.75 billion pounds in October, down 7 percent from the 5.09 billion pounds produced in October 2020. Beef production, at 2.37 billion pounds, was 4 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.85 million head, down 3 percent from October 2020. The average live weight […]

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

  Through the end of October, the plant’s wind turbines have generated 10,729.10 MWh’s of electricity which is about 2.89% lower than the same period a year ago.  Crews discovered trace amounts of metal shavings in the gearbox filter of turbine T-4 and they will flush and replace the gearbox oil.  The turbines have an […]