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Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

Las Animas Resident Injured in Single Vehicle Crash

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on July 23, 2017 at approximately 11:30 AM and was discovered on July 24, 2017 at approximately 11:49 AM. The crash occurred on Highway 350 at milepost 70.5 in Otero County. A yellow 2014 Kia Soul was northbound on Hwy […]

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

Lamar Police Announce: Arrest Made in April Robbery

On Monday, April 24, 2017 at approximately 3:00 AM a robbery was reported in the 1100 block of South Main Street, Lamar, CO. Officers responded, but were unable to apprehend the subject at the time. After an extensive investigation detectives of the Lamar Police Department, with assistance from the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, were […]

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Employers in Colorado added 6,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,647,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government increased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from May to June at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Livestock Report Update for July 2107

Livestock Report Update for July 2107

All cattle and calves in the United States, as of July 1, 2017, totaled 103 million head. This is 4 percent above the 98.2  million head on July 1, 2015. All cows and heifers that have calved, at 41.9 million head, are 5 percent above the 39.8 million head on July 1, 2015. Beef  cows, […]

Livestock Slaughter - June2017

Livestock Slaughter – June2017

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.35 billion pounds in June, up 3 percent from the 4.23 billion pounds produced in June 2016. Beef production, at 2.28 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.86 million head, up 6 percent from June 2016. The […]

Sec. of State Posts Colorado 2nd Quarter Economic Indicators Report

Sec. of State Posts Colorado 2nd Quarter Economic Indicators Report

  DENVER, July 20, 2017 – Colorado businesses saw a small dip in both new entity filings and existing entity renewals in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter, but increases over the same period last year. According to the Quarterly Business & Economic Indicators Report, in the second quarter of 2017, […]

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

July 18, 2017 – Statewide – First-Time DUI Offenders Being Recruited to Use Smartphone Breathalyzers STATEWIDE — Approximately one-third of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions nationwide involve someone with a prior DUI arrest, and the rate of DUI recidivism is higher in Colorado. In 2016, of the more than 21,000 DUI filings made in Colorado, 40 […]

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

  PRESS RELEASE: Pursuant to 1-5-101 and 1-7.5-107 C.R.S., Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen is seeking written comments from residents of Prowers County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center in conjunction with HB13-1303. House Bill 13-1303 requires a County Clerk and Recorder to solicit public comment concerning the location […]

USDA:  Condition of Colorado Corn Acres Continues to Drop

USDA: Condition of Colorado Corn Acres Continues to Drop

USDA Report: Percentage of Colorado corn acres in “good” or “excellent” condition continues to drop   Last month, more than 80 percent of Colorado’s corn crop was listed in “excellent” or “good” condition, but after steady declines recently, there’s only a combined 67 percent listed in those two categories this week.    A recent U.S. […]

Crop Production – JULY 2017 - Colorado Highlights

Crop Production – JULY 2017 – Colorado Highlights

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2017, is forecast at 84.00 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 8 percent from the June 1 forecast but […]

CDA Study Shows Consumer Perceptions on State Ag Industry/Crops

CDA Study Shows Consumer Perceptions on State Ag Industry/Crops

Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Survey Reveals Positive Consumer Perceptions of Agriculture Statewide, Strong Preference for Local Foods BROOMFIELD, Colo. – It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with Colorado […]

Steerman Enters Class of 2021 Plebe Summer at US Naval Academy

Steerman Enters Class of 2021 Plebe Summer at US Naval Academy

  ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Jeanette Steerman, a 2017 graduate of McClave High School in McClave Colorado, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2021 Thursday, June 29, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. Approximately 1,200 candidates are selected each year for the Academy’s “plebe” or freshman […]

ACREAGE – JUNE 2017 -/- COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

ACREAGE – JUNE 2017 -/- COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

Colorado principal crop planted acreage, which includes acres planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is up 1 percent from 2016 to 6.25 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Colorado corn […]

Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Begins Today

Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Begins Today

435 Impaired Drivers Blitzed During Summer DUI Enforcement STATEWIDE — While families and friends celebrate America’s independence with food, drinks and festive activities, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 98 local law enforcement agencies will collaborate to ensure roads are clear from impaired drivers. Law enforcement will increase vigilance for […]

Secretary Williams' Response to Request for Public Voter Files

Secretary Williams’ Response to Request for Public Voter Files

  DENVER, June, 29, 2017 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said today that his office will release voter information that is public under state law to a presidential election commission that asked for “publicly-available roll data,” but it will withhold data that is confidential. Williams received a letter on Wednesday from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity signed by vice […]