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Lamar Community - VETERAN TOWN Hall

Lamar Community – VETERAN TOWN Hall

    The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System will host a Veteran Town Hall from 2-3:30pm, Tuesday, August 20th at the Lamar SOS Center at 407 East Olive Street.  Senior Leadership from VA ECHCS will be on-site to answer questions and hear feedback. These events are open to all members of the public, including […]

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

  DENVER, CO – August 16, 2019 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) awarded over $17M for the Tier I and Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program. Programs that receive Tier I grant funding are eligible for up to $200,000 for their projects. In the most recent cycle, 19 […]

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim - Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

CDOT and Governor’s Office Proclaim – Colorado Motorcyclist Memorial Day

      DENVER – Each year after Colorado’s snowy winters, the warm summer days entice motorcycle riders to the roadways. However, taking to the roads has become more dangerous for motorcyclists in recent years. In 2018, 103 motorcycle riders lost their lives in Colorado. So far this year, 65 motorcyclists have been killed, compared […]

Lamar June Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar June Sales Tax Revenue Report

    City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue collected for June, 2019 showed less than a full percentage point loss while Total Sales and Use Tax collections were just up by a negligible amount. City Sales Tax revenue was down 0.15% for a drop of $459.63 with collections for this June at $315,892 compared to […]

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – The Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production down from 2018. Soybean production is down 19 percent from 2018, forecast at 3.68 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to decrease their production 4 percent from last year, […]

Brad Young Honored for Service

Brad Young Honored for Service

    Brad Young, Lamar native, recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award, from Independent Pharmaceuticals, in Denver, CO on Saturday, August 10th. Young recently retired as Legislative Director of Governmental Affairs for Independent Pharmacists in Colorado. Seated with Young, (center photo) are Joe Valdez, LaJara Pharma, LaJara, CO, and Ky Davis, Harris Health Mart, Rocky Ford, […]

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

  Pedal the Plains is right around the corner and we need volunteers! The event is September 12-15 and we need volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday September 12, all day on Friday September 13 and on Sunday September 15. Lamar is the start & finish line so we will get to launch the riders […]

Vice Sisters Take Top Honors at Lincoln County Fair

Vice Sisters Take Top Honors at Lincoln County Fair

    Aubrie Vice (13) and Skyler Vice (16), received top honors at this year’s Lincoln County Fair held August 5-10th in Hugo, Colorado.  They are the daughters of Amy and Jason Vice of Genoa, Colorado. Aubrie won Grand Champion Swine Showmanship and third place with her Market Steer, weighing 1,500 lbs. Skyler won Reserve […]

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

  The Holly Commercial Club met August 7 at noon with eight members present. Minutes from the July meeting were read and approved as written by Calvin and second by Pearl. Motion carried. John gave the treasurer’s report and the Shopper’s report. Both were approved as given by Viola and second by Jackie. Motion carried. […]

Trooper Tips - Patience

Trooper Tips – Patience

  Recently I helped with directing traffic for the Iron Man competition held in Boulder County.  It got me thinking about safety issues when dealing with special events and emergency situations while I was trying to endure standing in the 90 degree plus temperatures. We were tasked to shut down part of Highway 119, which […]

Colorado Economy Continues to Show Growth According to Secretary of State

Colorado Economy Continues to Show Growth According to Secretary of State

Secretary Griswold Releases Economic Indicators Report for Second Quarter 2019   Colorado’s business entity filings increased and wages continued to see growth through the second quarter, according to the latest Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report released by Secretary of State Jena Griswold today. During the second quarter of 2019, 31,762 new business entities filed […]

Lamar Middle School/Lamar High School Class Schedule for all Classes to be Held at Lamar Middle School

Lamar Middle School/Lamar High School Class Schedule for all Classes to be Held at Lamar Middle School

  This schedule is being implemented because construction at the high school will NOT BE COMPLETED before the scheduled first day of school for all students. As of Wednesday, August 7th, we are notifying parents through our Alert System of our plan for the start of the school year.  Information will also be available on […]

What Do You Cook in  Dutch Ovens?

What Do You Cook in Dutch Ovens?

    Have you ever tasted food cooked in Dutch ovens, the cast iron pot?  If you have or not you should come see the Dutch oven Exhibition August 8 from 2 pm till 6 pm in Elmer’s Garden, Prowers County Fair grounds.  You will see and taste food prepared and cooked in Dutch ovens […]

Farm Production Expenditures - 2018.  United States Highlights

Farm Production Expenditures – 2018. United States Highlights

    Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $354.0 billion for 2018, down from $357.8 billion in 2017. The 2018 total farm production expenditures are down 1.1 percent compared with 2017 total farm production expenditures. For the 17 line items, 7 showed an increase from previous year, while the rest showed […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Seeks Input as they Look to Open Future State Parks

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Seeks Input as they Look to Open Future State Parks

      DENVER, Colo. – There are 41 state parks across Colorado offering access to some of the state’s most magnificent and diverse outdoor natural features, from mountain lakes to world class rock climbing, hiking and camping. Colorado’s state parks are drawing more visitors every year. On sunny weekends, state parks can have long […]