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John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

    The cleaning project, underway since this past November, is nearing completion at John Martin Dam in Bent County. A trip to the dam this past Sunday, February 17th, shows that the water from the stillway has been drained and earth moving equipment has scraped clean, almost all the accumulated sediment that has built […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - Slow Improvement In Drought Conditions Continue

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Slow Improvement In Drought Conditions Continue

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo, CO    SYNOPSIS…Updated  Abundant and beneficial snow across much of Colorado`s Mountains over the past few months has prompted the US Drought Monitor to improve the Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions that has plagued southwest Colorado over the past year. With that said, the latest Drought Monitor, issued […]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING (Sunday) TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY… * WHAT…Periods of snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches expected. * WHERE…Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Feet, Crowley County, La Junta Vicinity/Otero County, Eastern Las Animas County, Western Kiowa County, Eastern […]

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

A Presentation by Dr. Henrietta Mann   Join us on Thursday, February 21st at 6 pm for a free presentation by Cheyenne elder and well-respected American Indian educator, Dr. Henrietta Mann, at the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO.  Her informative presentation entitled “What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View” will focus on […]

Training / Drill at Prowers Medical Center

Training / Drill at Prowers Medical Center

  (Lamar, CO) February 8, 2019 – Team Members at Prowers Medical Center in coordination with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting emergency preparedness training on Friday, February 15, 2019. The training exercise is not open to the general public. This notification is being provided to alert the community that the exercise is […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 2”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 2”

  Last month I talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We now need to start looking at the causes of these crashes.  Each of them had a different reason for the crash, but each one did have one thing in common; […]

Prowers County Commissioners Seeking to fill Seats on Fair Board and Planning Commission

Prowers County Commissioners Seeking to fill Seats on Fair Board and Planning Commission

    Fair Board Positions: The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill four (4) positions on the Prowers County Fair Board with a term of three (3) years and will expire in February 2022. Any person living in Prowers County, at least 21 […]

Southeast Colorado Students Make Dean’s List at Fort Hays

Southeast Colorado Students Make Dean’s List at Fort Hays

  HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the 1,606 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2018 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and […]

City of Lamar Offices Closed for President's Day - Schedule

City of Lamar Offices Closed for President’s Day – Schedule

  City offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of President’s Day. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019.  All City offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Residential and commercial refuse collection will be collected as normally scheduled for Monday, […]

Lamar Education Association Announces Scholarship

Lamar Education Association Announces Scholarship

  Lamar Education Association announces they will be awarding one scholarship for the spring semester of 2019. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must: Be a graduate of Lamar High School – Be student teaching Spring 2019 – Send a document from attending college verifying your student teaching status – Send a letter […]

#CSPWATCHMECLICK - Lamar and La Junta Schools Take Park

#CSPWATCHMECLICK – Lamar and La Junta Schools Take Park

  The Colorado State Patrol will be unveiling the Watch Me Click high school seat belt challenge next week in Lamar and La Junta. The Watch Me Click campaign is a pilot program designed by the Colorado State Patrol to increase seat belt awareness and usage in our high school drivers, passengers and local communities.  […]

A Presentation on Repairing and Reviving the Language and Identity of the Arikara People

A Presentation on Repairing and Reviving the Language and Identity of the Arikara People

    On February 7th, 2019, Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) will host a free presentation by Loren Yellow Bird, Sr., at the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO. At 6:00 pm, Mr. Yellow Bird’s presentation, “A Warriors Tale: Repairing and Reviving the Language and Identity of the Arikara Tribe on […]

Colorado Corn Growers Assn. Set Priorities for 2019

Colorado Corn Growers Assn. Set Priorities for 2019

  The rural economic outlook paints a less than sunny picture as we head into 2019. On the heels of multiple years of drought and hail, low commodity prices, and trade uncertainty, farmers in Colorado are predicted to have the lowest net farm income levels in twenty years. Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) — the […]

Full Operations Resume at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Full Operations Resume at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

    La Junta, CO – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site has resumed regular operations as of this morning, January 28th. Please visit www.nps.gov/beol for updated information about the park. Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site would like to thank our local communities, partners, and […]

CWCB January 2019 Drought Update

CWCB January 2019 Drought Update

As of January 22nd, exceptional drought, D4, continues to affect southern Colorado covering 2.8 percent of the state, extreme drought, D3, covers 19 percent of the state; severe drought 20 percent and 26 percent is classified as moderate drought. An additional 16 percent of the state is currently experiencing abnormally dry conditions. Forecasters expect a […]