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Trailblazer Theater Company, Local Group Getting Underway in Lamar

Trailblazer Theater Company, Local Group Getting Underway in Lamar

    Area residents who have wanted a community theater group in Lamar and the surrounding area can take note of a newly formed organization, Trailblazer Theater Company. The company is comprised of about two dozen like-minded individuals whose common goal is to bring various theatrical and stage performances to Lamar. Sue Lathrop, Lamar Librarian, […]

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

On a unanimous vote, following a public hearing, the Prowers County Planning Commission approved a request for a special use permit to construct and operate a commercial cattle dairy in the southeastern section of Holly. The district is zoned as A-2 and A-3.  Most of the facility, owned and operated by Syracuse Dairy, LLC-Holly Location, […]

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

PEP Seeks Support for Ag-Oriented Legislative Bill

    Aaron Leiker, President of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, detailed a state senate bill that if passed, could help steamline regulations for agriculture producers that are transporting their goods to this portion of the state. Leiker addressed the board members on the issue during the monthly PEP meeting which was held at the Rancher’s […]

Ogallala Multi-State Water Summit in Garden City April 9-10

Ogallala Multi-State Water Summit in Garden City April 9-10

        The Ogallala Aquifer Summit will bring together water-use decision makers in Garden City, Kansas, April 9-10 from all eight states in the Ogallala region: Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota and Wyoming. Summit participants will be discussing current management and policy best practices as well as exploring interstate […]

Community invited to meet new LCC Vice President Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen

Community invited to meet new LCC Vice President Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen

(Lamar, Colorado; March 30, 2018) Lamar Community College will be hosting a meet and greet reception for Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen, the new Vice President for Academic and Student Services. The community is invited to attend the come-and-go reception, which will be held on April 24 from 4:30-6:00pm in the Buchanan Events Room (Trustees Building). Dr. […]

LCC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Alumni

LCC Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Alumni

      (Lamar, Colorado; March 30, 2018) Each year, Lamar Community College seeks to recognize alumni for their accomplishments.  To do so, LCC is currently accepting nominations for its 2018 Alumnus/Alumna of the Year. Nomination forms are available online at www.lamarcc.edu/alumni-relations and must include the nominee’s name, complete contact information, summary of education & […]

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

April Proclaimed Child Abuse Prevention Month

  In order to help raise awareness and protect Colorado children from abuse and neglect, Prowers County Department of Human Services, Prowers County Child Protection Team, and the Hotline County Connection Center joined with the Prowers County Board of Commissioners in proclaiming April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. In 2017, Prowers County Department of Human […]

2018 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient Announced

2018 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award® Recipient Announced

  The prestigious award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation, and is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. Beatty Canyon Ranch in Las Animas County is a generational ranch that has long served as an example of cutting edge […]

CWCB March 2018 Drought Update

CWCB March 2018 Drought Update

Despite near normal precipitation across most of the state in February, March precipitation has been well below average statewide. Currently Colorado is experiencing the 3rd lowest snowpack on record, with only 2002 and 1981 being drier. Extreme drought has expanded to cover most of Southwestern Colorado, The San Luis Valley and Southeastern Colorado. West Slope […]

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Lamar, One of Several S.E. CO Towns Nominated by OEDIT

Gov. Hickenlooper and the Colorado Office of Economic Development announce five Opportunity Zone nominations for Southeast Colorado DENVER – March 23, 2018 – Gov. John Hickenlooper, along with the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), today announced the nomination of 126 Opportunity Zones across the state that will be eligible for new […]

State Water Studies Require Funding

State Water Studies Require Funding

    Streams of funding will become important to keep streams of water flowing in Colorado in the coming decades, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s top water adviser said. “We are looking at the appropriate revenue streams,” said John Stulp, the governor’s adviser. “One of the key questions is: How do you build certainty that new methods […]

Butler-Huddleston Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Memorial

Butler-Huddleston Foundation Contributes to 9/11 Memorial

  Jan Hall, Trustee for the Butler-Huddleston Foundation, presented Memorial organizer, Doug Harbour, with a $10,000 check to help construct the 9/11 First Responder Memorial now under construction at the southern edge of the Big Timbers Museum along Highway 287 in Lamar. Plans have been developing for over a year for the Memorial, although groundbreaking […]

Cattlemen Events April 7 to Include Education, Entertainment

Cattlemen Events April 7 to Include Education, Entertainment

      LA JUNTA, CO – One of the oldest livestock organizations in the U.S. will meet April 7th in La Junta, with a full agenda of activities. The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will kick off the association’s 149th year with an annual meeting, auction, banquet and cowboy ball with events Saturday, […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Underway in Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Underway in Rural Colorado

  1,306 people cited during last year’s enforcement period STATEWIDE —According to a 2017 study by the Colorado Department of Transportation, the five counties with the lowest seat belt use in Colorado were all rural: La Plata (74 percent), Montezuma (74.4 percent), Cheyenne (75.2 percent) and Mesa (75.5 percent). To encourage drivers in rural regions […]

Wiley Residents to Decide Mill Increase

Wiley Residents to Decide Mill Increase

  Wiley voters will decide on a mill levy increase rate during their April 3rd municipal election and the vote will also determine the length of term for the four trustees on the ballot.  They are: Dale Stewart, Tom Proctor, Julie Esgar and Sandy Coen.  Because there are as many candidates as there are openings, […]