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U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

U.S. Farmers Expect to Plant More Soybean Acreage than Corn Acreage

Planting Intentions Expected to be Down Slightly from Historic 2017 Record Year, USDA Reports WASHINGTON, March 29, 2018 – Producers surveyed across the United States intend to plant an estimated 89.0 million acres of soybeans in 2018, down 1 percent from last year, according to the Prospective Plantings report released today by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics […]

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

USFS Starts Spring Tours of Picketwire Canyonlands

    LA JUNTA, Colorado – March 23, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service will offer guided tours into Picket Wire Canyonlands south of La Junta on the Comanche National Grassland. Spring tours begin Saturday,  May 5 through June 30, 2018. Tours take place on Saturdays during May and June. These primitive canyons are home to […]

USS Colorado Sets Sail

USS Colorado Sets Sail

    Groton, CT. The fourth naval vessel to operate under the USS Colorado name, was commissioned as SSN 788 Virginia Class attack submarine on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Pier 6 at Groton Naval Yard in Connecticut.  The 377 foot submarine is capable of gliding 30 MPH at a depth of 800 feet below […]

Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

  The Lamar City Council, following an hour long executive session Monday night, March 19th, approved resolution 18-03-01 which will issue refunding bonds by ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  The vote was five to one in favor with the dissenting vote cast by councilmember, Anne-Marie Crampton. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner called for the special meeting during […]

Sometimes More than Just a Flag

Sometimes More than Just a Flag

  The following message from Albert Moreno was sent to The Prowers Journal this week. I hope everyone will take a few moments to read it.  Construction activities at the 9/11 First Responders Memorial at Big Timbers Museum on Highway 287 is gaining ground.  The committee continues to raise funds and seek out volunteers to […]

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

Council Considers ARPA Agreement

  The Lamar City Council tabled Resolution 18-03-01 for the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority until additional contract information included in the Preliminary Official Statement can be reviewed. The council set March 19th as an additional meeting date to review the documents which will be sent to them as of […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

      The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for individuals to “step back in time” and experience life as it might have been 170 years ago at a trading post on the Santa Fe Trail. On Saturday, March 17 the fort will host “Frontier Skills Day.” This one-day experience will allow adults […]

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

9/11 Memorial Taking Shape

  Thursday, February 22nd, was a raw, cold and windy day for any kind of outdoors work, but it wasn’t much of a hindrance for about 10 students from Lamar High School who volunteered to help place the brickwork which creates the base of the 9/11 Memorial being constructed at the southern edge of Big […]

Contract Criteria for Sand and Sage Round-Up Discussed, New Fair Board Members Selected

Contract Criteria for Sand and Sage Round-Up Discussed, New Fair Board Members Selected

    Representatives from the Sand and Sage Round-Up met with the Prowers County Commissioners and County Attorney, Darla Scranton Specht, to clear up some language and designations of responsibility regarding contracts with entertainment providers for the annual Sand and Sage Fair and other similar agreements. Over the years, apparently the description and responsibilities of […]

Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

Granada Agreement with CDPHE Keeps Landfill Open

The Granada Trustees held a special meeting Friday, February 2nd, to discuss their option on the town’s landfill in light of mandated regulations from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.  The issue of keeping the landfill open was finally resolved as the Trustees signed an agreement allowing CDPHE access to the landfill to drill […]

Giadone Announces Candidacy for Re-Election as County Coroner

Giadone Announces Candidacy for Re-Election as County Coroner

    To the Citizens of Prowers County, I, Joe Giadone, have been your County Coroner for the past 36 years and honored to serve the citizens of Prowers County. I am once again seeking re-election as your Prowers County Coroner.  I also ask for your vote of support and confidence in the upcoming November […]

Secretary Williams Releases Final 2017 Business Report

Secretary Williams Releases Final 2017 Business Report

  DENVER, Jan. 23, 2018 — New business filings in Colorado grew almost 10 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data.  The report shows that over the last 12 months 117,648 new businesses filed with the Secretary of State’s office.  “Year-over-year increases in […]

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 […]

USDA Gathering Info to Determine Financial Well-Being of Agriculture

USDA Gathering Info to Determine Financial Well-Being of Agriculture

    Lakewood, CO – January 19, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is collecting data from more than 35,000 farmers and ranchers, for its annual Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). The survey looks at all aspects of U.S. agricultural production, including farm financial wellbeing, chemical usage, and […]

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

  Earth-moving equipment is beginning to lay the foundation for the planned 9/11 Memorial at the Big Timbers Museum site. 9/11 Tribute organizer, Doug Harbour brought the Prowers Commissioners up to date on the next steps for the construction plans. “We’re expecting some road base to arrive to top off what’s already been spread around […]