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Colorado Drought Update-November 2017

Colorado Drought Update-November 2017

  Water Year 2017 ended up being tied for the third warmest on record and the 30th wettest on record. So far in October and November of the current water year, most of the state has experienced above normal temperatures. The southern half of the state has recorded below normal precipitation at SNOTEL stations, while […]

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved a fourth amendment deadline for the contract to purchase property intended to be used for a community corrections facility on East Maple Street in Lamar. The final extended closing date is December 15th, 2017. Prowers County and Douglas Carrigan agreed to a contract in July, 2016 for the […]

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

CDOT Urging Drivers to Prepare for winter

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is gearing up to battle adverse conditions this winter and encouraging drivers to do the same. “Just as we get ready for the winter months ahead, we’re recommending that drivers do the same, such as ensuring their vehicle is properly winterized, including making sure that they […]

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority is working to alleviate blight, generally known as Brownfield, in commercial areas of the city. The Authority approved an application for an EPA Brownfield assessment grant which will review environmental conditions of public or private properties.  The funds will be used to hire Ayres Associates which will conduct the study […]

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Colorado corn farmers’ 2017 grain crop expected to break state record   Although weather has caused the state’s corn to mature slowly and harvest is behind schedule, the quality of the crop looks solid — enough so that the latest USDA forecast calls for Colorado farmers to haul in 184.15 million bushels this year. That […]

City of Lamar Eligible for Tree Replacement Funding

City of Lamar Eligible for Tree Replacement Funding

The City of Lamar may become eligible for a tree removal grant under a program administered by the Colorado State Forest Service. Lamar City Councilmember, Anne-Marie Crampton said the funds would finance tree removal and replacement on public property.  Without specifying the amount, Crampton said the grant is a 50/50 match. Jane Felter, long-time member […]

Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2017.  Nominations are now being sought to fill these important positions. The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado’s weed management challenges and craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests.  The committee then makes […]

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

Granada Trustees Rescind Landfill Closing Vote, Appoint Hernandez to Board

    The Granada Trustees voted to rescind the decision they made on September 27th, to close the town landfill.  The new vote was taken during their October 11th monthly meeting after they had received an update from the Prowers County Commissioners who attended the Wednesday meeting. The Trustees, as well as the Commissioners and […]

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

Counties Are Looking for Solutions to Landfill Issues

A host of representatives turned out Tuesday, September 26th, for an open session on the impact state mandated regulations are having on small town landfill operations in southeast Colorado. The Prowers County Commissioners hosted the meeting at the county courthouse which was attended by State Senator Larry Crowder and representatives from Pritchett, Springfield, Walsh, Holly, […]

Colorado Corn Farmers Expecting Large Grain Crop

Colorado Corn Farmers Expecting Large Grain Crop

  USDA Forecast: Colorado corn farmers expected to haul in largest grain crop in six years Colorado’s corn-for-grain production in 2017 is expected to come in at 176.9 million bushels, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecast released this month. That total would stand as about a 10 percent increase compared to 2016, […]

LCC Invites Public for Lecture Hall Re-Opening

LCC Invites Public for Lecture Hall Re-Opening

Please join us as we host a Grand Reopening of our newly renovated lecture halls Thursday, September 28, from 5:30-8:00pm in the LCC Bowman Building.  This event is free and open to the public. The Grand Reopening will begin with refreshments at 5:30pm, during which time local history will be on display in the Bowman […]

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

  Several revenue projections were discussed before the Granada Trustees arrived at a fee increase for use of the landfill during their monthly meeting, September 13th.   One trustee was absent from the meeting but it was a unanimous vote to raise the monthly fee to $15 from the previous $4 paid by an estimated 240 […]

Colorado Corn Crop Condition takes Another Dip

Colorado Corn Crop Condition takes Another Dip

After a brief recovery, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) report showed that Colorado’s corn crop condition was on the decline again, with only a combined 55 percent of the crop in “good” or “excellent” condition. These figures mark another chapter in what’s been a climate-driven up-and-down year for the state’s corn.  Early in the growing […]

August is National Tree-Check Month, Time for a Once-Over

August is National Tree-Check Month, Time for a Once-Over

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –As Labor Day and the end of summer approaches, it’s a great time to take stock of the trees in our urban landscapes.  August is National Tree Check Month.  Why is it important to check our trees and make sure they are healthy, strong and pest-free? Sometimes we take trees for granted; we […]

Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting in Las Animas, Colorado

Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting in Las Animas, Colorado

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold its regional meeting on Thursday, September 7th, at Carmen’s Restaurant, 625 Carson Avenue in Las Animas at 10:00 a.m.  The presentation will be on Boggsville, given by Larry Bourne, and will feature the upcoming Boggsville Days on October 14th.  The Board of Directors meeting will follow the […]