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Where They Stand: Holly & Granada Economic Assessment Report

  A Rural Economic Development grant has financed a study of Holly and Granada to provide an assessment of the current and potential business climate of each community. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, DOLA and the Colorado Office of Economic Development of International Trade, sponsored the study which was held earlier in the year. […]

Granada Trustees Study Economic Development Assessment

  The study, initiated by a REDI, Rural Economic Development, grant was recently conducted by the State Department of Local Affairs for both Granada and Holly recently. The two part report provides an economic assessment of each town’s current status for job and population loss while the second segment provides a demographic breakdown for each […]

Training Fire at Lamar High School

The Prowers County Rural Fire Department conducted a control burn grass fire in the fields just west of the Lamar High School last night, March 9th.  The area was between the soccer field and the livestock barn used by agricultural students.  Rural Fire Chief Staffon Warn said the calm night provided an opportunity for a […]

Adult Community Corrections Facility Suggested for Lamar

  Doug Carrigan from ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, addressed the Lamar City Council during a March 12th work session and outlined a concept for a 30-40 bed client facility in town.  Carrigan is the executive director of the Sterling facility and he told the council he believes the Lamar community would benefit […]

Holly Trustee Vote Set for April 5

  Ballots will be cast at Holly’s City Complex for the April 5th municipal election this year. The Complex is at 200 South 3rd Street and will be open for balloting from 7am to 7pm, according to town clerk, Megan Jara.   Current Trustees, Marty Campbell and Larry Sitts are running for re-election and Holly residents, […]

Lamar Rotary Receives Updated Info from Community Development Manager

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Manager since January, provided an update on her department during the Lamar Rotary’s Thursday afternoon meeting, March 3rd.  Cue, a former Lamar native, is also the executive director of the Lamar Partnership Incorporated organization, and has been familiarizing herself with both departments since her return. “The LPI was created […]

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  • Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshops

      Colorado State University’s SEA Extension is offering a Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Credit Workshop in Springfield at the Minnick Building in the Baca County Fairgrounds on March 22nd, 2016 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. This training is aimed to provide new information on pest control, health and environmental safety, pest management technology and […]

  • Ag Day at the Capitol set for March 16 in Denver

      Food competition, a celebration of the state’s ag industry, is one of the most popular events under the Golden Dome. A celebration of Colorado’s ag producers and agribusinesses is set for Wednesday, March 16, at the Capitol Building in Denver. The 40 agricultural organizations that make up the Colorado Ag Council will once again host […]

  • Birth Announcements: Salgado -/- Birt -/- Valles

      Jessica and Homero Salgado of Wiley, Colorado announce the birth of their daughter, Nataly Salgado at 10:53pm at Prowers Medical Center on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Nataly weighed seven pounds and five ounces and was 20 ¼ inches in length at birth.  Brothers/Sisters: Yaritza and Noel.  Grandparents: Antonia and Octavio Salgado and Ramon and […]

  • Triumph Bancorp, Inc. to Acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc.

    DALLAS, March 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBK) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc., parent of Colorado East Bank & Trust, headquartered in Lamar, Colorado. ColoEast Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company with $759 million in total assets as of 12/31/2015. Its community […]

  • Yvonne Lea Bishop…January 24, 1970 – March 5, 2016

      A memorial service for longtime Lamar resident Yvonne Bishop will be held at a later date.   Per Yvonne’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation.  Yvonne was born on January 24, 1970 at Lamar, Colorado to David Michael Higgins and Allene Elizabeth Sumners and passed away on March 5, 2016 […]

  • ASB Notice: NASS Suspends July Cattle and the August US and Canadian Cattle Reports

      The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is suspending the July Cattle report which was slated for release on July 22 and the U.S. and Canadian Cattle report scheduled for August 23. The Cattle report issued in July contains inventory numbers of all cattle and calves in the United States. […]

  • CPW Reminds Boaters of Inspection Requirements

    DENVER – As boating season approaches, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds boaters once again to help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Memorial Day weekend may officially kick off the 2016 boating season, but some lakes and reservoirs are slated to open as early as March 1. The best way to stop the spread of […]

  • Holly Trustees Review South Well Problems/Solutions

      Holly resident Jerry Smith was probably speaking for more persons than himself and his wife, when he asked for an update on the town’s south well repair situation during the March 2nd Trustees meeting. The town has shut down the well because of sediment being produced by the spray caused by a cracked check […]

  • CDOT Launches New “Contact Us” Feature as Part of its Enhanced, Multifaceted Customer Service Program

    STATEWIDE – Today, March 2, the Colorado Department of Transportation will be launching the last phase of its multi-pronged effort to improve and streamline customer service to the general public:  the online “Contact Us” feature. The first change in CDOT’s new “customer service experience” upgrades was the launch of newly revamped web sites:  CDOT’s main […]

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