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Colorado Department of Agriculture to hold 2020 Hemp Symposium

Colorado Department of Agriculture to hold 2020 Hemp Symposium

    Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will present a public Hemp Regulatory and Production Symposium at the Department’s Broomfield, Colorado campus and via live webinar on February 19, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. To provide increased service and in response to stakeholder interest, the symposium will expand on […]

Cattle on Feed Report, January 20, 2020

Cattle on Feed Report, January 20, 2020

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 1,090,000 head as of January 1, 2020. The latest inventory was down 1 percent from December 1, 2019, but up 8 percent from January 1, 2019. The inventory […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

  Following the announcement of retirement by Superintendent Dave Tecklenburg, the Lamar School District has commenced the search for a new superintendent. The District has engaged the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to facilitate the process. The search process will begin effectively immediately with focus group meetings tentatively scheduled for February 10th. The focus […]

Colorado Employment Situation - December 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2019

      Employers in Colorado added 1,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,803,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,100 and government increased 300. November estimates were revised up to 2,802,100, and the over the month change from October to November […]

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th - 5th

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th – 5th

      Bent’s Old Fort will be closed on Tuesday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 5th. The closure will allow the National Park Service’s High Plains Group of parks– Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument, and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site—annual training and meeting time to discuss park operations. […]

Local students named to the fall 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

Local students named to the fall 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University

        HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the 1,596 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2019 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more […]

November 2019 Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

November 2019 Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Report

      While the November Sales and Use Tax collected in December showed a strong gain at 7.55%, the YTD collections for the year were off 1.5%. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up $22,929 against last year with collections for 2018 at $303,556 and 2019 was $326,485. City Sales Tax for November […]

Annual Crop Summary - 2019

Annual Crop Summary – 2019

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS The 2019 corn for grain crop is estimated at 159.90 million bushels, 3 percent above last year’s production of 154.70 million bushels, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The average yield of 123.0 bushels per acre is 7.0 […]

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2019

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2019

    COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2019 were 96.55 million bushels, down 13 percent from December 1, 2018, 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 […]

Trooper Tips - “Older Drivers”

Trooper Tips – “Older Drivers”

  Driving is a feeling of freedom you get when you’re able to just travel wherever you wish. But, there may come a point in time when either you or someone close to you must make the decision to put the keys away and find another way to commute. Talking to an older person about […]

Colorado Farm Show Announces 2020 Scholarships (Featuring S.E. CO Students)

Colorado Farm Show Announces 2020 Scholarships (Featuring S.E. CO Students)

    DECEMBER 6, 2019 – GREELEY, CO – The Colorado Farm Show will award twelve high school seniors and two college students a total of $29,000 to help with their higher education goals and expenses. The Colorado Farm Show Board would like to wish all recipients Good Luck in their future educational paths, including: […]

CSP Investigating Three Vehicle Crash in Bent County

CSP Investigating Three Vehicle Crash in Bent County

    On Thursday, January 2, 2020 at approximately 22:00 hours (10pm), a green Honda Element, driven by 47 year old Seanon Stracener of Lamar, Colorado, was westbound on Colorado 50 near milepost 423, which is located approximately eight miles east of the town of Hasty. The Honda Element crossed the roadway and collided with […]

Wiley Call for Nominations

Wiley Call for Nominations

  Nominations are being accepted at the Wiley Town Hall for members on the Wiley Town Council. A mail ballot regular election has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 for three trustees and mayor of the community. Those elected will serve four or two year terms and a four year term for mayor. The […]

CPW issues reminder that shed-antler collection restrictions start Jan. 1

CPW issues reminder that shed-antler collection restrictions start Jan. 1

  DURANGO, Colo. – To protect wintering big-game animals and sage grouse species, collection of shed antlers on all public lands west of I-25 is prohibited from Jan. 1 through April 30. “The purpose of the closures is to reduce disturbance of wintering wildlife during the time of year they are most vulnerable,” said Scott […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report - December 2019

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report – December 2019

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Mostly dry weather across the state during the month of December coincided with a few seasonal snow storms, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Overall, soil moisture supplies declined from the previous report, as did the condition of winter wheat. Reporters in eastern counties noted […]