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Coyotes More Territorial in January-February

Coyotes More Territorial in January-February

Coyotes may be more territorial in January-February DENVER – If it seems that coyotes are less tolerant of human presence during the months of January and February, there is a biological reason: this is their breeding season. As coyotes pair up to breed, they may be more territorial than usual and defend their space as […]

Annual Precipitation Figures Plus December 2016 Climate Review and January Preview

Annual Precipitation Figures Plus December 2016 Climate Review and January Preview

December of 2016 started out where November left off, cool and unsettled with a modified Arctic airmass moving across the region December 6 through the 8th. Another Arctic airmass moved across the region December 17th through the 19th, with several more weather systems moving across the state throughout the month, bringing abundant precipitation, especially to […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 2nd Annual Photography Contest!

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 2nd Annual Photography Contest!

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 2nd annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are being accepted December 12, 2016 to February 10, 2017. This contest is open to […]

ARPA Wins Jury Trial Against Boiler Manufacturer

ARPA Wins Jury Trial Against Boiler Manufacturer

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, won a $4.2 million verdict against boiler manufacturer Babcock and Wilcox in U.S. District Court in Denver on Monday, November 21st.  Rick Rigel, ARPA General Manager said, “The eight person jury verdict confirms what we have maintained all along about the boiler; it was not efficient with regard to EPA standards […]

October 2016 Climate & Drought Review and November Preview

October 2016 Climate & Drought Review and November Preview

Dry and warm weather was experienced across south central and southeast Colorado throughout the month of October, as upper level high pressure again dominated the weather patterns across the region. A few minor disturbances moved across northern portions of the region, bringing a few periods of rain and snow showers to the higher terrain, mainly […]

Laura Erickson Will Be the Keynote for The 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival

Laura Erickson Will Be the Keynote for The 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival

LAURA ERICKSON, 2014 recipient of the American Birding Association’s prestigious Roger Tory Peterson Award will transport attendees of the 15th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival into a birding sanctuary as the keynote author and lecturer. Mrs. Erickson has been a scientist, teacher, writer, wildlife rehabilitator, professional blogger, public speaker, photographer, American […]

Hunters Can Expect Excellent Colorado Quail Hunting, Signs Of Improvement In Pheasant Population

Hunters Can Expect Excellent Colorado Quail Hunting, Signs Of Improvement In Pheasant Population

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists predict excellent quail hunting in southeast Colorado and good pheasant hunting in northeast Colorado for the 2016-17 seasons. Hunters will see increased habitat and population recovery following the impact of drought a few years ago. “Pheasant populations across the Eastern Plains of Colorado continue a steady improvement from […]

Commissioners Discuss Intended Land Use and Marijuana Ordinance

Commissioners Discuss Intended Land Use and Marijuana Ordinance

There was no forward motion by the Prowers County Commissioners to adopt a new ordinance which could close loopholes regarding marijuana practices in the county. Sheriff Sam Zordel approached the commissioners last week with an ordinance which would place some restrictions on how Amendments 20 and 64 are regulated pertaining to recreational and medical marijuana […]

Granada Residents Deliberate November Electricity Vote

Granada Residents Deliberate November Electricity Vote

The issue to sell Granada’s electricity distribution assets to SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association, will appear on the November 8th General Election ballot.  A similar vote was defeated in a town wide election in April of 2014 by a vote of 53 to 30.  The sale price two years ago was $475,000 and has increased […]

Purchasing a Snowmobile, OHV or Boat? Be Sure to Get Proof of Ownership, Required for Registration in 2017

Purchasing a Snowmobile, OHV or Boat? Be Sure to Get Proof of Ownership, Required for Registration in 2017

DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds anyone planning to purchase a boat, OHV or snowmobile that after Jan. 1, 2017, a new regulation requires that the buyer demonstrate proof of ownership before it can be registered. Failure to show proof of ownership will prevent the completion of the registration. If planning to purchase this […]

Gas Leak Closes Prowers County Courthouse for Thursday

Gas Leak Closes Prowers County Courthouse for Thursday

A gas leak was detected mid-morning, Thursday, September 22nd at the Prowers County Courthouse which prompted the evacuation of all personnel while a crew from Atmos Energy  responded to the problem. As of one pm Thursday afternoon, the leak had not been repaired and according to Prowers County Administrator, Jo Dorenkamp, a decision was made to […]

Summer 2016 Climate Review and Fall Preview

Summer 2016 Climate Review and Fall Preview

The Summer of 2016 (June, July and August) started out very warm and mainly dry across south central and southeast Colorado, as the weather throughout much of the month of June was dominated by a large ridge of high pressure. This allowed for very warm and generally dry conditions to persist across the state through […]

CSU Water Group Gains Info from Stakeholder Meeting

CSU Water Group Gains Info from Stakeholder Meeting

In late July, a group of Colorado State University (CSU) faculty and staff met with the Arkansas River Management Action Committee (ARMAC) in Rocky Ford to discuss how water quantity and quality, along with agricultural productivity, may be improved through better management. The meeting was well attended by a variety of water stakeholders and ARMAC […]