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GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2021

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2021

  COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2021 were 103.44 million bushels, up 10 percent from December 1, 2020, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted […]

City Waiting for Ruling on Latest Marijuana Ballot Challenge

City Waiting for Ruling on Latest Marijuana Ballot Challenge

    Arguments against the validity of the initiating ballot questions pertaining to the sale and taxation of recreational marijuana products were presented before Prowers District Judge, Michael Davidson on Monday, January 10th.  His decision is expected to be issued to both parties by February 1st. In the court hearing, Wanda Rohlman, Plaintiff, was represented […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update for January 12, 2022 from PCPHE

COVID-19 Weekly Update for January 12, 2022 from PCPHE

  There have been 88 cases noted in the past seven days and 107 cases in the past fourteen days.  Of those 29 and 40 persons had received at least one vaccination. The seven day average Test Positivity rate has climbed to 14.92% (goal is <5%). This is up from 4.87% last week. ISOLATION AND […]

Attorney General Phil Weiser Urges FCC to Block Illegal, Foreign Robocalls

Attorney General Phil Weiser Urges FCC to Block Illegal, Foreign Robocalls

  Jan. 10, 2021 (DENVER) — Attorney General Phil Weiser today urged the Federal Communications Commission to help stem the tide of foreign-based illegal robocalls that attempt to scam Americans. A bipartisan group of 51 attorneys general encouraged the FCC to adopt rules requiring gateway providers — the companies that allow foreign calls into the […]

New Members Bring Diverse Perspectives to the Colorado Agricultural Commission

New Members Bring Diverse Perspectives to the Colorado Agricultural Commission

  Broomfield, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to welcome four new appointees to the Colorado Agricultural Commission, to fill vacancies left behind by members whose terms have expired. The Agricultural Commission’s nine members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. They are responsible for making recommendations to […]

2021 Climate Year in Review for Southern Colorado

2021 Climate Year in Review for Southern Colorado

  January of 2021 saw several passing weather systems throughout the first half of the month across south central and southeast Colorado. These systems brought cool temperatures and beneficial moisture and snowfall, along with bouts of strong winds and blowing dust to portions of the southeast plains, before warmer and drier conditions returned for the […]

Lamar Utility Board Plans for Equipment Replacements for 2022 Goal

Lamar Utility Board Plans for Equipment Replacements for 2022 Goal

  One of the goals for the Lamar Light Plant for 2022 is an upgrade to equipment at the substation.  Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh, told the board during its January 11th meeting, the 69kv-4 Breaker ring bus upgrade and the SCADA system upgrade has been completed and 2022 plans call for an upgrade to […]

Lamar Council Discusses Cobblestone Hotel Project

Lamar Council Discusses Cobblestone Hotel Project

    The Cobblestone Hotel, set for groundbreaking later this year on North Main Street, requested moving the proposed sewer line from under the hotel to a position closer to Main Street which avoids the building completely.  During the January 10th council meeting, City Public Works Director, Pat Mason, explained the city had considered refurbishing […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Ending 2021 on Strong Note

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Ending 2021 on Strong Note

  The City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue report showed a healthy finish to 2021 with city sales tax for November up 13.48% for a gain of $39,275.40 over the same period last year and Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 17.51% for a gain of $55,244.53.  Total collections were at $315,485.48 for […]

Plans Developing for 9/11 Memorial Sculpture

Plans Developing for 9/11 Memorial Sculpture

  Just prior to Christmas, the Tri-State Foundation President, Doug Harbour and board members, met with renowned artist, Scott Stearman. The placement of the first, life-sized bronze sculpture at the memorial site was discussed.  The site, in front of the Big Timbers Museum off Highway 50 in Lamar, has been under development for several years. […]

Statewide Report Details at Least 63 Fatal Domestic Violence-Related Deaths in 2020

Statewide Report Details at Least 63 Fatal Domestic Violence-Related Deaths in 2020

    Jan. 5, 2022 (DENVER) — At least 63 people died in Colorado in 2020 as a result of domestic violence incidents, according to a report from the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board that the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released recently. Of the 63 people who died from a domestic violence incident in […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for January 5, 2022

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for January 5, 2022

    The PCPHE Department notes the seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.87% (goal is <5%). This is down from 8.49% last week.  There have been 19 cases in the past seven days and 58 cases in the past fourteen. The majority of the cases in Prowers County are in the 30-39 years of […]

“Santa for Seniors” Brings More Than Just Gifts to Lamar Estates and the Legacy.

“Santa for Seniors” Brings More Than Just Gifts to Lamar Estates and the Legacy.

  The afternoon of Thursday, December 23rd, The Cornerstone Resource Center and Lamar High School Rotary Interact Club delivered gifts to the residents of Lamar Estates and the Legacy care facilities here in Lamar. Niyati Castaneda from LHS Interact club and Rick Robbins, board member of The Cornerstone and a member of Lamar Rotary, visited […]

December 2021 Prowers Journal Year in Review

December 2021 Prowers Journal Year in Review

    Camp Amache Moving 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 […]

November 2021 Prowers Journal Year in Review

November 2021 Prowers Journal Year in Review

      City Votes to Approve Recreational/Medical Marijuana Sales Voters in Lamar approved the two-part November ballot question to legalize sales of marijuana within the City of Lamar.  Both questions, 2A and 2B had to pass in order for the city to join other communities with legalized sales.  The vote was 1,106 to 912 […]