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COLORADO CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING JUNE 10, 2018

COLORADO CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING JUNE 10, 2018

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Abnormally hot and dry conditions accelerated crop development and fieldwork across Colorado last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Most areas received no moisture last week, but some isolated storms with damaging hail were observed in northeastern counties. Northeastern county reporters noted most […]

How ARPA-/-Tri State Agreement Impacts Holly Customers

How ARPA-/-Tri State Agreement Impacts Holly Customers

    Rick Rigel, Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) General Manager, provided information on the proposed Power Purchase Agreement with Tri-State G & T, ARPA and Southeast Colorado Power Association during a public hearing during the Holly Trustee’s monthly meeting, June 6th. Holly is one of six municipal members of ARPA which Tri State G […]

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

  Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, suggested board members consider inviting groups or individuals to meet with prospective business developers for potential financing. Leiker explained the idea during the monthly board meeting held in Granada this past Tuesday, June 5th.   He said the group would be similar to ABC’s “Shark Tank” and would […]

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

    LAS ANIMAS –A team of show livestock “professors” aided area youth on Saturday, June 2 during a “Stock Show University” at the Bent County Fairgrounds in Las Animas. Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about daily hair care, clipping, show-day grooming, and showmanship for their 4-H and FFA beef […]

LCC’s Hoey Competing at College National Finals Rodeo

LCC’s Hoey Competing at College National Finals Rodeo

  Lamar, Colorado; May 31, 2018) Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey (Montrose, Colorado) will compete in bull riding at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) this summer. The CNFR is set to start on Sunday, June 10, with performances and slack through Friday, June 15, in Casper, Wyoming. Hoey, who finished second in the […]

Primary Ballot Issues for Prowers County as of June 1, 2018

Primary Ballot Issues for Prowers County as of June 1, 2018

Media Information Jana Coen Prowers Clerk and Recorder   Election News: Ballots will be sent out to all active registered electors the week of June 4-8, 2018 for the 2018 Primary Election.   What will be on the June 26, 2018 Primary Mail Ballot? Federal:  Candidates for Representative of the 116th United States Congress District […]

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

  Five acts will entertain this year’s crowds attending the 16th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival, June 8-10 at the Holly Gateway Park this year. The traditional Friday night jam session begins with the 6pm BBQ and after that, it’s every musician for themselves with all musicians welcomed to entertain through the evening. The day-long concert begins […]

Mobile Veteran's Center in Lamar June 22

Mobile Veteran’s Center in Lamar June 22

  LAMAR, CO – The Pueblo Vet Center Mobile Vet Center will be in Lamar, CO on June 22, 2018 by invitation of the Prowers County Veterans Service Officer. The Mobile Vet Center will be at the Walmart parking lot at 1432 E. Olive St. from 9am to 3pm. Vet Center staff will be on […]

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Santa Fe Trail Weekend at Bent’s Old Fort

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Santa Fe Trail Weekend at Bent’s Old Fort

The busy days of the Santa Fe Trail will come back to life the weekend of June 8 –10 as Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site hosts an encampment and trail caravan. Over 70 living history interpreters will inhabit the fort and surrounding camps on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 demonstrating life along […]

Ballots Issued June 4, But Remember, Only Vote One Ballot

Ballots Issued June 4, But Remember, Only Vote One Ballot

  DENVER, May 21, 2018 — Ballots for the June 26 primary election will be mailed in two weeks as Coloradans choose their nominees in several key open races, including governor, attorney general and state treasurer. Voters also will select their nominees for Congress, the Colorado General Assembly and other races; the list is on […]

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback on State’s Education System

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback on State’s Education System

    DENVER — Monday, May 21, 2018 — Colorado leaders are taking a fresh new look at the statewide education system. The effort includes a new survey launched today by Lt. Gov. Lynne and the Education Leadership Council (ELC). Comments and ideas collected in The State of Education survey will inform the development of […]

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

CSP Rolls Out on Highways for Harvest Season 2018

    The Colorado State Patrol’s Lamar Port of Entry invites you to join in for Harvest Time. During the week of May 28-31, the CSP will be in Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties to ensure safety and compliance during harvest season. The CSP will be in Kiowa County at milepost 193 on Highway 96 […]

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

  In order to respond to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018 , in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, […]

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pueblo, CO — A documentary film about the value and importance of the Arkansas River will debut on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, May 31st at 8:00 PM. The Arkansas River: from Leadville to Lamar explores the economic and social importance of the river including its recreational, municipal, and agricultural value. […]

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

SDS Walter Ely Scholarship Winner Announced for 2018

    David Jones of Southeast Developmental Services announced that Josie Cook, graduating Holly High School senior, is this year’s recipient of the 8th Annual Walter Ely Scholarship. Cook was presented the scholarship award by several SDS board members this past Monday, May 21st in Lamar.Over the past several years, the selection of the winner […]