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CCAC to Host District Meetings

CCAC to Host District Meetings

  The CCAC will be hosting district meetings this winter. At these meetings, CCAC staff will be discussing CCAC updates and taking feedback on the research program. We will also have guests from the U.S. Grains Council and USMEF to talk about issues impacting the corn industry and how the checkoff investment is utilized. Attendees […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2022

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2022

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.76 billion pounds in October, up slightly from the 4.75 billion pounds produced in October 2021. Beef production, at 2.40 billion pounds, was 2 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.90 million head, up 2 percent from October 2021. The average […]

USDA Farm Labor Report

USDA Farm Labor Report

    MOUNTAIN II REGION (COLORADO, NEVADA, UTAH) There were 20,000 workers hired directly by farms in the Mountain II Region (Colorado, Nevada, and Utah) during the reference week of October 9-15, 2022, according to the Agricultural Labor Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Farm operators […]

Fall Focus planned; Midcap Receives Scholarship

Fall Focus planned; Midcap Receives Scholarship

DENVER – Colorado Simmental members toured Colorado State University’s interactive educational buildings under construction at the National Western Stock Show complex, as part of its Fall Focus planning meeting. Fall Focus will kick off with state-hosted events at the complex on Aug. 25, 2023. Following a special tour, CSA held its annual meeting. Officers were […]

Evening Candlelight Tours at Bent’s Old Fort  on December 2 & 3, 2022

Evening Candlelight Tours at Bent’s Old Fort  on December 2 & 3, 2022

      La Junta, CO – Tickets are on sale now for the Evening Candlelight Tours at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site on the nights of December 2 and 3, 2022. During the tours, guests will experience the fort beautifully lit with luminarias and firelight as living history staff dressed in period clothing […]

LHS DECA Announces Annual Coat Drive

LHS DECA Announces Annual Coat Drive

(Lamar, Colorado, November 17, 2022) The Lamar High School DECA Chapter coat drive is underway. Donations can be taken to Washington Elementary, Parkview Elementary, Alta Vista Charter School, Lamar High School, Lamar Community Building, Brew Unto Others, Safeway, and Farmer’s Country Market. The goal is to have all goods donated by November 29. The goal […]

Notice of Canvass - 2022 General Election

Notice of Canvass – 2022 General Election

    The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will perform a Canvass of the 2022 General Election. The set day and time to meet is Monday or Tuesday, 28th or 29th of November, 2022, at 9:00 a.m., in the County Commissioners’ Board Room, at the County Courthouse, 301 S. Main St., Lamar, CO, pending […]

Colorado State Patrol Graduates 11 New Port of Entry Officers

Colorado State Patrol Graduates 11 New Port of Entry Officers

    (COLO) – Earlier today, the Colorado State Patrol proudly graduated 11 new Port of Entry Officers after they successfully completed an intensive nine-week academy. These are non-post certified officers that help to ensure safe travel on Colorado roadways through enforcement of state and federal size, weight and safety regulations of the commercial motor […]

PEP Guest Outlines Rural Jump Start Program

PEP Guest Outlines Rural Jump Start Program

    Morgan VanKat, a representative from OEDIT, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, outlined a state program developed to provide tax relief and grants for new business start-ups and business relocations, specifically in rural areas of the state. “We’re targeting those communities and counties that are experiencing economic distress,” she explained to […]

Lamar Chamber Polar Express will be Ready to Roll!!

Lamar Chamber Polar Express will be Ready to Roll!!

  The Theme for the 2022 Parade of Lights is “Polar Express” and the traditional Parade will be Friday December 2nd at 6pm. All float and parade entries will assemble at the Lamar Swimming Pool parking lot as in year’s past, generally by 5pm for judging.  The route this year will travel from the parking […]

Community Resource Center’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days Conference 2023 Set for La Junta

Community Resource Center’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days Conference 2023 Set for La Junta

    LA JUNTA, Colorado – Community Resource Center’s 2023 Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days conference will be hosted in Otero County from September 12-14, 2023. The City of La Junta will be the home base of the conference along with programming in various communities throughout Otero County over the three-day event. This announcement comes after Otero County […]

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2022

    17,700 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in October; Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.6%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point in October to 3.6 percent. The number of unemployed individuals rose by 6,800 over the same time period to 116,400. […]

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 1.07 million head as of November 1, 2022. The latest inventory was unchanged from last month and 7 percent below the November 1, 2021 inventory. […]

Farm Bureau Survey Shows Second Year of Higher Costs for Thanksgiving Dinner

Farm Bureau Survey Shows Second Year of Higher Costs for Thanksgiving Dinner

    CENTENNIAL, COLO. — The cost of a Thanksgiving meal increased for the second year in a row, according to an informal survey conducted by Colorado Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation. The national average cost of a Thanksgiving meal for ten guests jumped 20% last year to $64.05. Colorado shoppers can […]

Lamar Chamber Shop Small Promotion

Lamar Chamber Shop Small Promotion

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is promoting its seasonal Shop Small campaign for the holidays, between November 16th to December 14th and is sponsored by TBK Bank, GN Bank, Colorado Mills and Community State Bank. Here’s how to enter to win prizes!  You must: Spend a minimum of $20 at the business from […]