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NASS Stats for Corn Acreage and Stocks

NASS Stats for Corn Acreage and Stocks

      Corn Planted Acreage Up 3 Percent from 2018 – Corn Stocks Down 2 Percent from June Last Year WASHINGTON, June 28, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated 80.0 million acres of soybeans planted in the United States for 2019, down 10 percent from last year, […]

Southeast Colorado June, 2019 Climate Review, Precipitation Totals

Southeast Colorado June, 2019 Climate Review, Precipitation Totals

    June of 2019 continued to be a roller coaster month for weather across the state, with a few warm and dry spells followed by unseasonably cold and strong weather systems bringing rain, mountain snow and severe storms across the area. Accumulating snowfall was even recorded across the higher peaks on the first full […]

Another Successful, Highly Engaged CCA Annual Convention

Another Successful, Highly Engaged CCA Annual Convention

    The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) held its 152nd Annual Convention this past week at the Steamboat Grand in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With a large attendance and high engagement, this year’s convention was one to be remembered. The convention began with CCA’s ten committee meetings throughout the day on Monday. This year’s committee meetings […]

Lamar Service Groups Discuss Combined Projects

Lamar Service Groups Discuss Combined Projects

      The Lamar Rotary and Lamar Lions enjoyed a joint Friday evening barbecue this past Friday evening, June 28th.  The occasion served to highlight the contribution of new picnic tables for the new pavilions in Willow Creek Park both groups recently made to the City of Lamar. Rotary President, Linda Lujan noted her […]

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

      Stay safe during the 4th of July celebrations.  One of the best ways to do that is to remain up to date on the laws regarding fireworks use.  Here’s the latest from the Lamar Fire Department. Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back, and fire […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

      The public is invited to join the inhabitants of Bent’s Old Fort on Thursday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2019 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the […]

Colorado Receives $12 million award to Expand Apprenticeships in Health Care

Colorado Receives $12 million award to Expand Apprenticeships in Health Care

    DENVER — Gov. Jared Polis announced that Colorado will receive $12 million from the U.S. Department of Labor (Department) to scale 5,000 health care apprenticeships in Colorado’s higher education system. The state has also secured $4.2 million in matching funds from health care partners across the state. Colorado’s program will seek to enroll […]

United States Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

United States Hog Inventory Up 4 Percent

  WASHINGTON, June 27, 2019 – As of June 1, there were 75.5 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 4 percent from June 2018, and 1 percent from March 1, 2019, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Other […]

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

    Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, announced his retirement plans to the Lamar City Council earlier this week. As it stands, Sutherland’s, last official day as Administrator will be Monday, July 29th. Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, told The Prowers Journal, Sutherland will be missed. “He has been an excellent administrator for the City of […]

City Receives Funding on Main Café

City Receives Funding on Main Café

    Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, noted the city had successfully applied for a REDI grant for the Main Café Acquisition. He informed the Lamar Redevelopment Board during their June 24th meeting that a grant of $13,500 had been approved for the city to use to upgrade the former restaurant at 114 South Main […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves Resolution on Damage Prevention Safety Program

Lamar Utility Board Approves Resolution on Damage Prevention Safety Program

    The Lamar Utility Board voted in favor of Resolution 19-06-01 during their regular meeting, Tuesday, June 25th, which delegates to the Safety Commission of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, Division of Oil and Public Safety, its damage prevention safety program as it pertains to Underground Damage Prevention during future excavations.  The […]

Summer Program Offers Free Meals and Rides to Area Youth

Summer Program Offers Free Meals and Rides to Area Youth

    One Step Up, Hunger Free Colorado and the Lamar School District are working together to help ensure that all area youngsters, under 18 years, can get a free lunch and a free ride to their meal in Willow Creek Park. Monday through Thursday, from 12:30 to 1:30pm, lunches will be served to all […]

City Pays off Water Bond

City Pays off Water Bond

    Kristin McCrea, City Treasurer explained to the council, the city’s Series 2009 Water Activity Revenue Refunding Bonds were paid in full on June 17, 2019 and the balance is now down to $0.00 and there are no further obligations for the District to pay interest and principal on the bonds. The Water Bond […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

    Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, outlined a funding proposal submitted by Lamar Main Street LLC, aka Gateway Safety Products, which has been manufacturing road flares in Lamar for the past several years. The company plans to expand its operation from its initial manufacturing site, the former Greenstreet Distributing Company on West Poplar […]

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

    Lamar Community College was the last stop of the evening for Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, this past Thursday, June 20th.  Greenberg, who has been Commissioner since the start of the year, held a meet and greet with area ag producers, ranchers and the public in general at the college’s library, capping […]