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Managing in Tough Times Part 4: Current Financial Situation Unfolding in Colorado’s Production Agriculture

Managing in Tough Times Part 4: Current Financial Situation Unfolding in Colorado’s Production Agriculture

The current agricultural economy is facing difficult times with low commodity prices and the drought conditions facing much of the state’s agricultural lands. For the majority of farmers and ranchers the ability to breakeven this year is not possible even with record wheat and corn yields.  At this time wheat prices are $2.70 to $3.05 […]

Awards Honor Colorado Companies for Agricultural Exports

Awards Honor Colorado Companies for Agricultural Exports

Awards Honor Colorado Companies for Agricultural Exports BROOMFIELD, Colo.–Agriculture continues to be one of Colorado’s top industries, contributing more than $40 billion to the state economy each year. In addition to feeding the state and nation, Colorado farm products travel the globe, with Colorado agricultural exports approaching nearly $2 billion annually. The Colorado Department of […]

County Facing Costly Water Safety Upgrade

County Facing Costly Water Safety Upgrade

The Prowers County Commissioners are taking steps to comply with the Colorado Department of Public health and Environment to install water backflow devices in county owned buildings.   The statewide order impacts most commercial or industrial operations where there is a chance of contamination to public water sources.  The device, which is installed at the point […]

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Meeting

The first meeting of the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will meet on Thursday, February 16, 11:00 am to Noon, in the Education Room at Prowers Medical Center. Subsequent meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month at PMC, same room and time. All area caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease, or […]

Council Takes Steps for Infrastructure Upgrades/Repairs

Council Takes Steps for Infrastructure Upgrades/Repairs

Following the council’s Monday night work session on February 6th, members decided to award a bid for a pool liner resurfacing project to RenoSys Corporation. The cost of installation of a PVC membrane lining for the entire pool is $101,816 which is considerably less than the $350,000 estimate from the firm currently doing business with […]

CPW Completes Survey of Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Habitat and Populations

CPW Completes Survey of Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Habitat and Populations

DENVER — Along with other western states in cooperation with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Colorado Parks & Wildlife has conducted an east slope survey of black-tailed prairie dogs.  Images collected on airplane flights in the summer of 2015 were used to map occupied habitat throughout eastern Colorado and the findings are […]

Granada Trustees Approve New Permit Fees

Granada Trustees Approve New Permit Fees

The Granada Trustees voted unanimously to increase the price of building permit fees from $15 to $25 effective immediately. The Trustees also wanted to make sure that the paper permit would be displayed at the place of construction once it had been issued.  The Trustees also voted to purchase computer backup software for the town’s […]

City Discusses Pro-Active Ideas to Deal with Homelessness

City Discusses Pro-Active Ideas to Deal with Homelessness

  The Lamar City Council discussed several issues for consideration during a February 6th work session this past Monday.  The council heard an update on the legalities pertaining to homelessness from Police Chief Kyle Miller who reviewed general crime statistics for the city since 1999 and the number of citations which have been served.  He […]

Lamar Animal Shelter Provides More Fresh Air/Sunshine

Lamar Animal Shelter Provides More Fresh Air/Sunshine

A recent outdoor expansion project at the Lamar Animal Shelter now allows more dogs to get some fresh air, sunshine and exercise on a daily basis. Stephanie Strube, currently interim assistant to the City Administrator, will be the new director at the shelter in a couple of weeks and provided a tour of the new […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years - Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years – Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

  STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities have risen by 24 percent since 2014. In 2016 there were 605 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to 547 fatalities in 2015. “Colorado is growing but that doesn’t mean traffic fatalities must grow too,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive […]

Holly Trustees Review Backflow Policy

Holly Trustees Review Backflow Policy

The Holly Trustees will meet in a work session on February 15th to determine who needs to have a water backflow device installed on their plumbing to prevent contamination of the public water supply.  The issue was on the Trustee’s agenda for their meeting February 1st.  The Backflow and Cross Connection Control Ordinance was unanimously […]

Tax Relief for Retired Military Wins First Victory

Tax Relief for Retired Military Wins First Victory

Denver — Military retirees in Colorado could enjoy a lot more financial security in the future if a tax relief bill heard at the Statehouse today keeps moving forward. Senate Bill-75, authored by Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa), eliminates current caps on how much military retirees are able to deduct from federal taxable income. The bill […]

Big Timbers Community Alliance Combines FACT-FOOD & FAMILY

Big Timbers Community Alliance Combines FACT-FOOD & FAMILY

  Emily Neischburg, Executive Director of the Big Timber Community Alliance, welcomed the gathering at the Lincoln School on North 10th Street, Wednesday, January 18th.  Some of the attendees were new to the Alliance, which is just getting formulated for their programs in the community.  Others had been on hand for several years, through Prowers […]

Colorado State University Extension to Deliver Estate Planning Workshops

Colorado State University Extension to Deliver Estate Planning Workshops

    Planning how to transfer your farm, ranch, or other business to the next generation is difficult. Just as is planning for retirement and formalizing your estate plan. The many emotional issues involved with such planning causes us to procrastinate. We don’t want to make some of the tough decisions, so we don’t! Yet, […]

Prowers County Coroner Reviews Busy Year

Prowers County Coroner Reviews Busy Year

Delivering his annual update to the Prowers County Commisioners, Joe Giadone, Prowers County Coroner, detailed the increased numbers of cases that were handled in 2016 by his department. “We were very busy compared to other years, with 110 coroner calls which translated into 1,105 miles driven.  In the past 18 months, we have had five […]