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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 […]

When is a Sports Mascot Racist?

There have been some changes to team mascots in the sports world, from the pro ranks to high school, even though most have been viewed as being unintentionally racist. There have been two public discussions on the Lamar Savages mascot of recent note.  One took place this past September during Governor Hickenlooper’s town hall visit […]

Community Benefits from Recent DOLA Grants

The Department of Local Affairs has sent letters of acceptance to the City of Lamar and to the Prowers County Board of Commissioners acknowledging that two funding requests have been approved. The Lamar Shore Arts Center Pocket Park will receive $75,000 from state Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance funds. The letter to Mayor Roger Stagner […]

State Senator Crowder – District 35 -The VA and What Needs to be Fixed.

  I met with the in Denver on the issue of health care and walked away with a conclusion that the system is broken, but can be fixed. “The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) based on the distance between a Veteran’s residence and the […]

Election History Information-How the Election Process Works

  Information Provided from Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Office   How is the President really elected and what is the Electoral College? It is a group of 538 people, chosen by the states and the District of Columbia, that are responsible for electing the President and Vice President of the United States. When you […]

Colorado CATTLE ON FEED Report

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 880,000 head as of February 1, 2016. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2016 but down 1 percent from February 1, 2015. Cattle feeders with […]

Snowpack/Reservoir Levels Remain Strong in State

The Natural Resources Conservation Service last week released its Colorado Water Supply Outlook Report, based on Feb. 1 figures. According to the report, collective snowpack and reservoir levels for the state remain above average, and also above normal in nearly each of Colorado’s eight river basins. SNOWPACK LEVELS (as of Feb. 1)  River Basin … […]

ACT! for America to Host Voter Registration Drive

The Lamar Chapter of Act! for America will be sponsoring a Voter Registration Drive in Prowers County, as well as other counties in Colorado. As we approach the most important 2016 election, the Drive will offer the opportunity for citizens to register to vote in a variety of locations and a variety of methods.   It […]

Colorado Launches Statewide Open Innovation Challenge

  “Imagine Colorado” asks Coloradans to submit their best ideas to make kids healthier in exchange for $25,000 in prizes. DENVER – Mon., Feb. 1, 2016 – Gov. John Hickenlooper, the Colorado Innovation Network (COIN) and LiveWell Colorado today launched Imagine Colorado, the nation’s first-ever statewide open innovation challenge. Imagine Colorado is seeking bold ideas […]

Colorado 4th Quarter Economic Report

Williams Releases Fourth Quarter Economic Indicators Report   DENVER, January 21, 2016 – Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams today released the Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report for the fourth quarter of 2015. The fourth quarter saw a modest decline in quarterly new business filings. Existing entity renewals decreased from the previous quarter but […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Surge in 2015

  CDOT Doubles Down on Outreach to Drivers STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities rose by 10% in 2015. In 2015 there were 545 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to the 488 fatalities in 2014. “Every fatality is one too many, which is why we are […]

Lamar Will Host State High School and Jr. High Finals Rodeos

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to have the city host the May 2016/2017 Colorado State High School Rodeo Association and Junior High School State Finals at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved a $32,000 commitment to support the bid to become the host city for two years during their […]

Holly Trustees Focus on Water Issues

  The state health department and the Environmental Protection Agency are requiring commercial and industrial water lines to be equipped with backflow devices which prevent the spread of contaminated water into a community’s drinking water system. The Holly Trustees were briefed on the development during their monthly January meeting by Mark Hartman, a water circuit […]

State Population Grows by 100,000 by Recent Census

  Colorado’s population increases by 100,986 – Current population is 5,456,574  DENVER – Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015  —  State estimates were released by the US Census Bureau December 22, 2015 indicating that Colorado’s population increased by almost 101,000  between July 2014 and July 2015.  Colorado’s population increase ranked 7th in the US behind Texas, Florida, […]

Colorado Marsh Mallards Selected for Top Prize in Waterfowl Art Competition

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife  and the Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation are pleased to announce winners of the 2016 Waterfowl Stamp Art Competition. Five judges from the Waterfowl Stamp Art Committee carefully analyzed 20 entries on display at the Denver Country Club, Dec. 9, 2015. The committee selected Guy Crittenden’s original art entitled Colorado […]

GoCO Inspire Grant Will be an Involved Process

  Next year, Lamar could receive a GoCO grant in the neighborhood of $5M, earmarked mostly for outdoor activity projects for local youth. Lamar has already qualified for the Inspire Initiative planning grant of $100,000 needed to formulate a comprehensive application to the state by next August.  The implementation plan will include places, programs and […]

Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation inducted into the Lamar Chamber of Commerce

     LAMAR, Colo. — The Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) will host the Lamar Chamber of Commerce for a “business to business” ribbon cutting. The ribbon cutting marks the Lamar DVR induction into the Chamber of Commerce. The event will be at the DVR offices; 1006 South Main Street, Lamar CO 81052 on […]

Livestock Slaughter – October 2015 U.S. Highlights

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.31 billion pounds in October, down slightly from the 4.32 billion pounds produced in October 2014. Beef production, at 2.13 billion pounds, was 2 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.51 million head, down 5 percent from October 2014. The average live weight was […]

RMFU Convention Discusses Urban Agriculture, GMOs and Drones

  DENVER, Colo. ­­– Farmers and ranchers attending the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s annual convention did not shy away from hot topics during policy discussion and adoption. The Nov. 13-14 event drew members from Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming.  Increasingly, the changing face of agriculture is including beginning farmers who are younger and focusing more […]

Goal Met for 2016 Holly Fireworks Display

Holly Fun Club members, Claudia Parker and Jackie Leiker informed the Holly Commercial Club, a recent dinner and silent auction raised almost $1,000, half of which will be donated to the Holly Volunteer Fire Department. Jake Holdren said the Fire Department had met their goal with their fundraisers, but still needs to cover insurance costs, a […]