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HONEY PRODUCTION – May 16, 2019

HONEY PRODUCTION – May 16, 2019

  ARIZONA Arizona honey production in 2018 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 912,000 pounds, up 4 percent from 2017. There were 24,000 colonies producing honey in 2018, up 9 percent from 2017. Yield per colony averaged 38 pounds, down 5 percent from the 40 pounds in 2017. Producer honey stocks were 109,000 […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

NWS Pueblo Co – Sat May 11 2019 -/- Abnormally Dry Conditions Remain Across Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain from January through March, has brought significant improvement in the drought that […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability of Natural Gas Service   LAMAR, Colo. (May 9, 2019) –Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system. Beginning Monday, May 13th, 2019, these pipe replacement efforts will take place in […]

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

    The Lamar Loop is complete. The six year project which involved numerous alternative plans and flexible funding was officially dedicated with ribbon cutting ceremonies this past Saturday, May 4th at 1pm at Willow Creek Park.  Several dozen residents were on hand to enjoy a free hotdog lunch and some snacks from High Plains […]

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

    Las Animas, CO- The natural and cultural history of southeastern Colorado will be on display during the 14th annual Bent on Birding Festival and 22nd annual Santa Fe Trail Auto Tours, Thursday, May 16th through Sunday, May 19th in Bent County. The four-event centers on birding, wildlife-watching and the cultural heritage of the […]

The Butterflies are Free !

The Butterflies are Free !

    Fifty genuine Monarch butterflies, purchased for Lamar Welcome Center volunteers and Chamber of Commerce Directors from a Florida grow-farm, went into semi-hibernation earlier this week and were revived from the warmth of numerous Colorado hands this past Wednesday, May 1st in Lamar, Colorado, now recognized as the only Monarch City USA in the […]

American Legion Recognizes LCC Softball Team Volunteers

American Legion Recognizes LCC Softball Team Volunteers

  Jesse Herrera and Alfred Adame, Commanders in the local American Legion Post #71 presented a certificate of appreciation to members of the Lamar Community College Softball Team and Kristen Silva Head Softball Coach this past Friday, April 26th. “The young ladies of this team have been very helpful to the Legion for over the […]

Livingston Ranch Receives 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

Livingston Ranch Receives 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

    Arvada, Colo. – Mike and Julie Livingston of Kit Carson County have been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private conservation, created the Leopold Conservation Award to inspire American landowners by recognizing exceptional farmers, ranchers and foresters. The prestigious award, […]

Position Open on East Prowers Weed Control District

Position Open on East Prowers Weed Control District

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of East Prowers Weed Control District to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the Board. Board members are required to meet at least once each month. Additional meetings may be required as needed. Appointed members serve as […]

NWS-Pueblo-/-Drought Information Statement-/-April 26, 2019

NWS-Pueblo-/-Drought Information Statement-/-April 26, 2019

  Improvement Continues In Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado…   SYNOPSIS:  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain throughout February and March, has brought marked improvement in the drought that has plagued Colorado throughout much of the 2018 […]

Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

Council Relaxes Water Restrictions

  The council has approved Resolution 19-04-02 which modifies Stage One water restrictions in light of the easing of the drought situation and improved water well levels over the past year. Public Works Director, Pat Mason, explained the change will eliminate Friday as a non-watering day and extends daytime watering hours by one hour through […]

Farms and Land in Farms - USDA Report

Farms and Land in Farms – USDA Report

ARIZONA The number of farms and ranches in Arizona in 2018 totaled 19,200, up 100 operations from the 2017 estimate. Total land in farms in Arizona, at 26.2 million acres, was up less than one-half percent from the 2017 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,365 acres, compared to 1,366 acres the previous year. […]

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

        At 7:00 am this morning, (Monday, April 15, 2019) John Martin Dam opened up its gates for the first time since November 1st! This is the first release since the completion of the stilling basin project. Flows are starting out relatively low, but expect them to increase as we start to […]

Lamar Tree Board Sets Spring Tree Planting Schedule

Lamar Tree Board Sets Spring Tree Planting Schedule

    The Lamar City Council adopted Proclamation 19-03 declaring April 18th as Arbor Day and Arbor Week which runs from Sunday, April 14th to the 20th.  Tree Board President, Jane Felter, said the City was honored once again with the 2018 Tree City USA Award marking the 28th year Lamar has received national recognition.  […]

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum 25th Anniversary, “A River of Dreams and Realities”

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum 25th Anniversary, “A River of Dreams and Realities”

  This special, 25th anniversary celebratory conference, A River of Dreams and Realties, welcomes keynote speeches by Senator Cory Gardner and former Agricultural Commissioner, Don Ament at the Pueblo Convention Center on April 24-25, 2019. Program highlights include a 25-year retrospective of the crucial nature of water in the Arkansas River Basin from state- and […]