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Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife today ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir north of Springfield due to declining water levels.   Two Buttes Reservoir is in imminent danger of a catastrophic fish kill due to extremely low lake levels. Hoping to avoid the loss of a large number […]

Trooper Tips - Are You Driving Impaired?

Trooper Tips – Are You Driving Impaired?

  How often do you ask yourself if you are driving impaired? I know you’re asking why you would ask yourself that if you are not drinking. But are you actually impaired and don’t realize it? Think of it this way, have you ever driven when you were tired or just drove while daydreaming? Let’s […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

  LAMAR, CO – The City of Lamar has narrowed its search for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates: Erik Hansen, Michael Patterson, and Steve Kill. The City received 29 applications from candidates in 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mayor […]

Colorado’s 2019 Coordinated Election Is Official

Colorado’s 2019 Coordinated Election Is Official

  Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced today that the state’s bipartisan canvass boards have submitted their official abstract of votes, thereby concluding the 2019 Coordinated Election. “Over 1.5 million Coloradans voted in this year’s election, a considerable turnout for an odd-numbered year,” said Secretary Griswold. “This demonstrates that Coloradans are engaged and want […]

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

CSP Investigates Bent County Crash

  On Friday, November 29, 2019 at 16:20 hours, a white Ford pickup, driven by 45 year old Chad Hawkins of Lamar with one minor passenger, was northbound on Bent County Road 35. Hawkins failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign located at Bent County Road 35 and Bent County Road […]

Colorado Transportation Funding

Colorado Transportation Funding

  On Thursday, November 21 2019, the Colorado Transportation Commission approved three Ports-to-Plains corridor projects on U.S. 40/287, between the Oklahoma/Colorado border and Limon, totaling $27.5 million. This amount is in addition to the over $28 million in NHFP, INFRA and FASTER and SAFETY Funds committed to the corridor earlier this year. National Highway Freight […]

LCC's Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 17 New Members

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Welcomes 17 New Members

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LAMAR, CO – Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 17 new members in an induction ceremony on November 11, 2019. The newest members of Phi Theta Kappa at LCC are Karina Cazares (Lamar), Austin Cook (Walsh), Katelyn Emick (Lamar), Marley Flint […]

State’s Largest Agriculture Organization Elects New Leaders to Board of Directors

State’s Largest Agriculture Organization Elects New Leaders to Board of Directors

  DENVER—Nov. 25, 2019—Five individuals were elected to the Colorado Farm Bureau Board of Directors during the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting on Nov. 23 in Denver. Connie Hass of Trinidad, Colo. and Chad Musick of Longmont, Colo. were re-elected to serve another two-year term. New to the board are Zandon Bray of Redvale, Colo., Jason […]

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

Annie’s Project – A Big Success in the Southeast Area!

  The mission of Annie’s Project is to empower farm women to be better business partners through networks and by managing and organizing critical information in their operations and for their families. This “Women in Agriculture” project is based on the life of a farm woman who grew in up a small town in northern […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Nov. 24

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Nov. 24

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Most producers wrapped up fall harvest last week where conditions allowed, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  In eastern counties, rain and snow kept producers out of the field for a day or two last week, but harvest progress was made overall.  Concerns remained in […]

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

2019 CSP- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 7th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 29, 2019 starting at 8:00 am at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. Please come by and see us! Just look for the banner and patrol cars parked near the store entrance. The […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2019 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 5.06 billion pounds in October, up 3 percent from the 4.90 billion pounds produced in October 2018. Beef production, at 2.44 billion pounds, was slightly above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.98 million head, up 1 percent from October 2018. The average live weight was […]

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Accident in Bent County, Lamar Residents Injured

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Accident in Bent County, Lamar Residents Injured

  On Thursday, November 21, 2019 at approximately 17:31 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle unknown injury crash that occurred at the intersection of Colorado Highway 50 and Bent County Road 35, approximately 9 miles west of Lamar. A 2005 Ford F-150, driven by 29 year old Blasé Wertin of Lamar, CO, […]

Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series Planned for Colorado Producers

Energy Smart Agriculture Workshop Series Planned for Colorado Producers

Sessions ​will focus on energy efficiency, cost savings, on-farm renewables and funding assistance   DENVER – November 7, 2019​ – The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will host a series of energy smart agriculture workshops in early December to detail energy savings and climate resiliency opportunities for farmers and […]

SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLES 100% Collected Remains in Lamar and Prowers County

SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLES 100% Collected Remains in Lamar and Prowers County

  When you shop at Walmart and Safeway in Lamar, Colorado between Black Friday (November 29, 2019) and December 23, 2019 you will hear the familiar bell ringing and see the volunteers with the Salvation Army RED KETTLES ready for your donation as you enter and leave the stores. What you may not know is […]