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49 States Hit by Flu this Season

49 States Hit by Flu this Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Recent headlines have brought to the country’s awareness the seriousness of influenza. Forty nine states are reporting widespread influenza with Influenza A (H3N2) viruses as the most common associated with illness. Those affected most by influenza are people over 65 years of age and children. The most recent statistics for Colorado […]

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

    Patrick Davis, Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator for Public Engagement of the Environmental Protection Agency, met Tuesday with representatives from various towns in southeast Colorado as well as the Prowers County Commissioners. The meeting was called to offer some insights to the on-going problems associated with the attempts of small rural communities […]

Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

Colorado is Home to First U.S.-Bred Certified Hemp Seed

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. –In the race to develop a successful, viable hemp industry, Colorado is now home to the first U.S.-bred hemp seed to qualify as Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) certified seed. “This is an exciting time for the industrial hemp industry.  It seems breeding, technology, and information advances are happening […]

LCC Hosting Meeting on Willow Creek Nature Trail

LCC Hosting Meeting on Willow Creek Nature Trail

    (Lamar, Colorado; January 12, 2018) On Thursday, January 25, Lamar Community College will be hosting a stakeholder planning meeting regarding improvements to a portion of the Willow Creek Nature Trail that sits on its property. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:00pm in the Large Lecture Hall of LCC’s Bowman Building; all in […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - January 2018

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – January 2018

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo Co – 730 PM MST  January 11, 2018  …Moderate to Severe Drought expands across Southern Colorado…  SYNOPSIS… After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has brought on moderate to severe drought […]

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

  The Granada Trustees voted to use Frontier Bank as a second institution in which to deposit a majority of the town’s funds. This is a similar action that other communities have adopted in light of changes in fees for certain accounts which maintain a high level of deposits. The Trustees will put together a […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

  LAMAR, Colo. (December 29, 2017) – Make your New Year’s resolution – Photography! The High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 3rd annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are […]

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

  The National Weather Service website for local precipitation levels from the past year shows that for the most part, 2017 was actually wetter than 2016. A lot of our moisture has come in scattered rainfalls, usually measuring less than half an inch at a time spread over a 24 hour period. Some, however, have […]

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

  The City of Lamar will seek funds from the CDPHE 1306 Brownfields Cleanup Grant to tear down and remove the former Troy Manor Motel at 1101 South Main in Lamar.  The council believes tearing down the structure would be the first best step into developing the property for a potential commercial enterprise and rid […]

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

    Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick offered some welcome news at the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting held December 5th at the Granada City Complex.  Buxton-Andrade said that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, in the face of a unanimous presentation from Colorado County Commissioners, has decided to […]

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 […]