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Michael Lewis New Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation

Michael Lewis New Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation

      DENVER — Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Michael Lewis will be the next Executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Lewis most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for CDOT where he provided policy, technical, organizational and operational direction for […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2017 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2017 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.64 billion pounds in October, up 5 percent from the 4.43 billion pounds produced in October 2016. Beef production, at 2.30 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, up 6 percent from October 2016. The average […]

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 1, and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, December 2. The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1. Groups are led by lantern light through the rooms of the fort […]

LCC Seeks Nominations for New President’s Community Circle

LCC Seeks Nominations for New President’s Community Circle

      (Lamar, Colorado; November 23, 2017) Dr. Linda Lujan, president of Lamar Community College, is requesting nominations for individuals to serve on the newly-formed President’s Community Circle of LCC. “Here at LCC, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of our service area,” Dr. Lujan said. “For this, we need the expertise of […]

Zordel to Seek Re-election as Prowers County Sheriff

Zordel to Seek Re-election as Prowers County Sheriff

It has been a great pleasure serving as the Sheriff of Prowers County over the last three years. I have made progress with my goals for the Sheriff’s Office, and with the services we provide our communities. This job hasn’t always been the easiest, but it has been the most rewarding, being able to interact […]

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

    Members of the HOPE Coalition held their final meeting of the year at the Lincoln School for an update on student activities and developing plans for increased bicycling opportunities in the community. Coalition member, Byron Long, circulated an informational email to members recently, detailing donations from QBP Bikes and Park Tools. He said […]

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

  The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has always focused on gaining additional physicians and according to Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, the board is looking into a new physician recruitment strategy that will benefit the local community. “We’ve decided to shift the focus on the way we’re recruiting and we plan to attend […]

Official Election Results Posted by County Clerk and Recorder

Official Election Results Posted by County Clerk and Recorder

  The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s office has completed a canvass of the November 7, 2017 Coordinated Election and has issued the results. Mayor Roger Stagner defeated Felix Dias for Mayor of Lamar by 135 votes, 887 to 752. Kirk Crespin and Oscar Riley ran unopposed for re-election to the Lamar City Council with […]

CSP's Annual - Pack The Patrol Car- Toy Drive

CSP’s Annual – Pack The Patrol Car- Toy Drive

The Colorado State Patrol will be holding the 5th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car on November 23, 2017 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. Look for the patrol cars parked near the store entrance. The Colorado State Patrol is challenging the community 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 […]

CATTLE ON FEED – COLORADO

CATTLE ON FEED – COLORADO

The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 980,000 head as of November 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 4 percent above last month and 8 percent above the November 1, 2016 inventory. Cattle feeders with 1,000 […]

Colorado Employment Situation in October 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in October 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 1,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,659,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government decreased 2,900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from September to October […]

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

MEDIA RELEASE EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1. Regulating Personal Growing, Cultivation and Processing of Marijuana   On November 5, 2012, by majority vote, the citizens of Colorado voted to amend the Colorado Constitution to allow for statewide personal growing, cultivation and use of marijuana by individuals 21 years old or older. This became […]

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

    10-Day Enforcement Stretch Begins Friday STATEWIDE — As Thanksgiving motorists flock to Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up DUI enforcement efforts to keep Colorado roads safe from impaired drivers. Starting Friday, Nov. 17 […]