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Lamar April, 2019 Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar April, 2019 Sales Tax Revenue Report

    Sales Tax revenues were off for the City of Lamar for March Sales and Use Tax collected in April, 2019. City Sales Tax was down 7.15% for a drop of $22,180 while Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down 8.42% for a loss of $29,268.  Sales Tax collections were at $288,187 for […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

NWS Pueblo Co – Sat May 11 2019 -/- Abnormally Dry Conditions Remain Across Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain from January through March, has brought significant improvement in the drought that […]

Lamar Runnin’ Lopes Win Region 9 Tournament

Lamar Runnin’ Lopes Win Region 9 Tournament

(Lamar, Colorado; May 13, 2019) On Sunday, May 12, the 2019 Runnin’ Lopes baseball team accomplished something that had not been done in seven years. Facing elimination after a loss to Western Nebraska on Saturday the Lopes won three straight games to capture the 2019 Region 9 Baseball Championship. The Lopes defeated Northeastern Junior College […]

USDA - CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2019

USDA – CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2019

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2019, is forecast at 88.15 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 26 percent above last year’s production of 70.20 million […]

John Carson with Bent's Old Fort Honored for Tourism Service

John Carson with Bent’s Old Fort Honored for Tourism Service

  Colorado Tourism Office Honors John Carson with Bent’s Old Fort in Celebrating National Travel & Tourism Week  Denver, CO (May 9, 2019) ─ In marking the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week, the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) honored John Carson, with Bent’s Old Fort National Historic site in La Junta, as one of […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability of Natural Gas Service   LAMAR, Colo. (May 9, 2019) –Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system. Beginning Monday, May 13th, 2019, these pipe replacement efforts will take place in […]

Trooper Tips - “In a Perfect World”

Trooper Tips – “In a Perfect World”

  Trooper Tips – “In a Perfect World”   In my perfect world there will be no more crashes involving injury or death. There will be no more crashes on our roadways, period. In this perfect world of mine, distracted driving will be a thing of the past. No more will we see people driving while […]

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

    Las Animas, CO- The natural and cultural history of southeastern Colorado will be on display during the 14th annual Bent on Birding Festival and 22nd annual Santa Fe Trail Auto Tours, Thursday, May 16th through Sunday, May 19th in Bent County. The four-event centers on birding, wildlife-watching and the cultural heritage of the […]

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

            WASHINGTON, May 1, 2019 – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support […]

Ag Prices Received, March Update

Ag Prices Received, March Update

UNITED STATES March Prices Received Index Up 2.8 Percent The March Prices Received Index (Agricultural Production), at 91.9, increased 2.8 percent from February 2019. At 85.7, the Crop Production Index increased 2.1 percent. The Livestock Production Index, at 97.5, increased 3.0 percent. Producers received higher prices for lettuce, cattle, milk, and broilers but lower prices […]

Lamar Community College President Dr. Linda Lujan Receives Award

Lamar Community College President Dr. Linda Lujan Receives Award

  (Lamar, CO)- Lamar Community College (LCC) President, Dr. Linda Lujan, was recently named as one of 25 recipients to receive the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Paragon Award. Given at the PTK Catalyst Convention, which was held early April in Orlando, the Paragon Award recognizes new college presidents who have strongly shown support of student […]

Colorado to Host 2020 Presidential Primary in Super Tuesday

Colorado to Host 2020 Presidential Primary in Super Tuesday

  Governor Polis and Secretary of State Griswold announced March 3rd, 2020 as Colorado’s new presidential primary date  DENVER — Today Governor Jared Polis and Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced March 3rd, 2020 as the new date for Colorado’s presidential primary. The two were joined by leaders from the Democratic, Republican, Unity, American Constitution, […]

2019 The Colorado High School Rodeo Results

2019 The Colorado High School Rodeo Results

  April 26-28, 2019 The Colorado High School rodeo was hosted in Lamar by the Southeast Colorado All Stars.  There were 5 area rodeo athletes that competed in the weekend event. It was the 2nd rodeo of the spring season.  There are four rodeos in the fall and four in the spring and then a […]

City of Lamar Hosting Two Meetings for Civic Improvement

City of Lamar Hosting Two Meetings for Civic Improvement

    Do we want to see some of the old properties in town brought back to life? YES! Do we want to improve the vitality of downtown Lamar and create connections to adjacent neighborhoods? YES! Do we want to help property owners of vacant buildings that say “I don’t know where to start”?   YES! […]

Two Lamar Community College Students Named to CCCS Rising Star List

Two Lamar Community College Students Named to CCCS Rising Star List

  (Lamar, CO) – Two graduating Lamar Community College (LCC) students were named to the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) annual Rising Star list. Rayce Coen and James Moffett were celebrated along with 25 students from across Colorado, one college employee and one college president on April 9 at the Auraria Campus. “This is a […]