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County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

    Ordinance 2019-1 regulating control of public parks, land and facilities in the county was approved on second reading by the Prowers County Commissioners during their February 12th meeting. ‘Open Space’ as defined in the ordinance includes any park, public lands or facilities that Prowers County owns in fee: and all trails, waters, buildings, […]

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

  The weatherman cooperated for the High Plains Snow Goose Festival this past weekend in Lamar and portions of southeast Colorado. While the breeze picked up during the late afternoons and evenings, the days were crisp and mostly sunny for those attending the 17th annual Festival. Birding enthusiasts selected from a list of options on […]

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

    The Holly Trustees hired the services of consultant Steve Rabe of Canon City to search for a new town administrator for the community. Rabe will be engaged for special projects, duties and assignments, as determined by the Holly mayor under the agreement while the search for a permanent replacement is underway.  The contract […]

Colorado Corn Growers Assn. Set Priorities for 2019

Colorado Corn Growers Assn. Set Priorities for 2019

  The rural economic outlook paints a less than sunny picture as we head into 2019. On the heels of multiple years of drought and hail, low commodity prices, and trade uncertainty, farmers in Colorado are predicted to have the lowest net farm income levels in twenty years. Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) — the […]

CWCB January 2019 Drought Update

CWCB January 2019 Drought Update

As of January 22nd, exceptional drought, D4, continues to affect southern Colorado covering 2.8 percent of the state, extreme drought, D3, covers 19 percent of the state; severe drought 20 percent and 26 percent is classified as moderate drought. An additional 16 percent of the state is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Forecasters expect a […]

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 - 10

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 – 10

        Celebrating 17 years, The High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains that will be held February 7-10 2019 in Lamar, Colorado. Join avid birders and historians for […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - Friday,  Jan. 11, 2019

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

National Weather Service Pueblo Co Drought Conditions Continue Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday January 11th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwestern portions of Colorado, including the western 2/3rds of Mineral County and extreme western portions of Rio Grande County. Extreme Drought […]

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

NWS 2018 Annual Climate Summary

  2017 Offered More Moisture in S.E. Colorado   New Year’s Day of 2018 started out on the chilly side, especially across southeastern Colorado, however the rest of January of 2018 was mainly warm and dry across much of South Central and Southeast Colorado. A few weather systems and associated cold fronts did move across […]

USDA - US Forest Service Recognizes Campo Grazing Assoc - National Rangeland Partner of the Year

USDA – US Forest Service Recognizes Campo Grazing Assoc – National Rangeland Partner of the Year

    PUEBLO, Colo., Dec. 19, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) recently presented the Chief’s Award for Excellence in Rangeland Management for External Partners to the Campo Grazing Association (Association) in Baca County, Colorado. The Association has over 40 years of history as a vital partner with the Comanche National Grassland (Grassland), to […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS

Drought Information Statement from NWS

    Drought Conditions Persist Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday December 13th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwest Colorado, including extreme westerly Rio Grande County and the western 2/3rds of Mineral County.  Extreme Drought (D3) conditions remain depicted across the rest […]

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

Trustees Revise Granada Landfill Policy

    The Granada Trustees approved two measures during their December 12th meeting to increase fees for large dump trucks and to prohibit trash dumping from outside the Granada School District.  The action was taken after considerable discussion meant to find ways to increase the life span of the current large pit at the landfill […]

2018 Farm Bill Headed to the President's Desk, View from CCG

2018 Farm Bill Headed to the President’s Desk, View from CCG

  Dec. 14, 2018 – Earlier this week the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018” began its final journey to President Trump’s desk. Monday the House and Senate Agriculture committees and Congressional leadership released the conference report for the 2018 Farm Bill. Tuesday, the Senate passed the bill with 87 to 13 votes. Wednesday, the House […]

Lamar Approves Grant Funding to Help Identify EPA Problem Areas

Lamar Approves Grant Funding to Help Identify EPA Problem Areas

    Ayres Associates from Cheyenne, WY, has been hired by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting to provide an EPA Brownfields Assessment known as the Prairie Crossroads Project for the City of Lamar.  The funding will be provided through a $300,000 grant awarded to the city this past fall, according to […]

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

Highlights of Colorado’s Water Year for 2018 from CSU

  Colorado State University’s Colorado Climate Center has compiled a recap for the state’s Water Year 2018, noting this year was the warmest and driest in 124 years. Lamar was reported with 76 days at or above 90 degrees for 2018. Walsh edged pasts with 77 days while Trinidad in southeast Colorado noted 48 days […]

CSU Offers Farm Assessments for Solar Energy (FASE) Program

CSU Offers Farm Assessments for Solar Energy (FASE) Program

  FORT COLLINS, COLORADO. Colorado State University’s Rural Energy Center is offering free economic feasibility assessments for Colorado farms interested in learning their cost-benefit for use of solar energy. The Center has already conducted feasibility assessments for 30 irrigated farms and 10 feedlots and has just expanded the program to greenhouses and dairies as well. […]