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USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

USFS Reminds Public to be Careful with Fire

  Pueblo, March. 14, 2018 – It is no easy task to make predictions for what the fire season will look like in our area compared to previous years. The outlook is determined by examining many variables such as precipitation, snowpack, wind events, relative humidity levels, temperatures, sea surface temperatures, expected weather patterns, fuel dryness […]

Hixson Farms Receives Prowers County Conservation Award

Hixson Farms Receives Prowers County Conservation Award

  The Prowers County Conservation District held their annual meeting Wednesday, March 7th at the Elks Lodge in Lamar. Conservation Poster winners were announced and the posters were on display. The theme this year was “The Soil is Alive”. The Prowers County Conservationist of the Year Award was presented to Hixson Farms for their work […]

Warmer Weather, Water Use Reminder

Warmer Weather, Water Use Reminder

    The Lamar Police Report for the past weekend included a jump in advisements around the city regarding improper watering procedures. The City of Lamar is still at Mandatory Stage 1 water restrictions which allow users to water any day of the week except Friday but still curtail watering between 10am and 6pm, a […]

February 2018 Drought Update

February 2018 Drought Update

  2018 has started off warm and dry across most of the state with very few below average temperatures; and despite recent precipitation, it is unlikely that many basins in the southern half of the state will be able to reach average snow accumulation this season. 71 percent of the state is in some level […]

Positions Open on East Prowers Weed Control Board

Positions Open on East Prowers Weed Control Board

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill three (3) positions on the East Prowers Weed Control District Board. Board members are required to meet at least once each month. Additional meetings may be required as need. Appointed members serve as volunteers for […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT- February 16, 2018

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT- February 16, 2018

    …Moderate to Severe Drought continues across Southern Colorado… Weather conditions through-out January of 2018 played a similar tune to the last few months of 2017; namely warm and dry across most of South Central and Southeast Colorado. A few weather systems brought some precipitation to the area, favoring northern portions of the state, […]

Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

Downtown Parking is Still Available, with Some Help

    The core commercial area for downtown Lamar along South Main Street, between Oak and Beech is now impacted by the road and water main construction performed by American Civil Constructors. Now that their first phase of road work between Park and Oak has been completed, they’ve moved on to the second phase which […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Rescheduled For June, 2018

  LAMAR, Colo. (Feb. 8, 2018) – Atmos Energy has rescheduled its’ pipe replacement projects in Lamar, Colorado for June, 2018. The projects have been delayed until summer due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the reliability and safety of its […]

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

  The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to monitor the accumulation of snow in the Arkansas and Rio Grande river basins. The amount of water contained in the snowpack is measured in Snow-Water Equivalent (SWE). This is basically a translation of how much water would be produced by melting all the snow.  The primary source […]

U.S. Forest Service Plans Spring Burning in Baca and Las Animas Counties

U.S. Forest Service Plans Spring Burning in Baca and Las Animas Counties

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo., February 7, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service, Comanche National Grassland, is planning seven prescribed fires in Baca County and one in Las Animas County. The planned projects involve broadcast burning to enhance ecosystem health, improve Lesser Prairie Chicken habitat and reduce hazardous fuel accumulations. Skilled fire crews will be on-scene to […]

Atmos Energy Begins Natural Gas Pipe Replacement Projects in Lamar

Atmos Energy Begins Natural Gas Pipe Replacement Projects in Lamar

    System Upgrades Ensure Safe & Reliable Service to Customers LAMAR, Colo. (Feb. 01, 2018) – Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the reliability and safety of our natural gas delivery system. In 2018, these pipe-replacement efforts will be focused in Greeley, Durango and […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – 1055 AM MST Friday, Jan 26, 2018 After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has allowed for moderate to severe drought conditions to develop and expand across much of the area. With that said, the […]

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

  Recently, High Plains Community Health Center began to see structural concerns at its Adult Health Center located at 2221 Wellness Way in Lamar. These building concerns prompted High Plains Leadership Staff and Board of Directors to hire an independent contractor that specializes in structural engineering to survey the damage to the building. On Thursday, […]

January 2018 Drought Update

January 2018 Drought Update

  The start of Water Year 2018 has been warm and dry across most of the state. However, recent precipitation in the northern half of the state has helped those basins, while storms have largely missed the southern half of the state. November 2017 was the warmest November on record, while December was the 7th […]

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 […]