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Colorado & Corn Farmers Nationwide Note Crop Status

Colorado & Corn Farmers Nationwide Note Crop Status

Farmers in Colo., nationwide nearly done planting; majority of crop in ‘good,’ or ‘excellent’ condition Farmers nationwide are now nearly done with planting, and the crop that’s in the ground is looking solid, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture report. That report showed 89 percent of the state’s crop had been planted as of […]

NCGA STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED FY18 BUDGET

NCGA STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT’S PROPOSED FY18 BUDGET

    MAY 2017 – NCGA Statement on President’s Proposed FY18 Budget The White House today, May 23, 2017, released its detailed proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018. The budget proposal includes the following: Cutting the federal crop insurance program by $28.56 billion over the 2018-2027 period Eliminating funding for the Market Access Program (MAP) […]

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado Trail Explorer – Online Statewide Trail Map

Gov. Hickenlooper announces Colorado Trail Explorer – Online Statewide Trail Map

DENVER — Friday, June 2, 2017 — The Colorado Trail Explorer – a comprehensive online statewide trail map and a key component of Gov. John Hickenlooper’s Colorado the Beautiful initiative – is now live and available to the public in celebration of National Trails Day on June 3. The Colorado Trail Explorer includes more than […]

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – May Drought Summary

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – May Drought Summary

  Cool and wet conditions across much of Colorado throughout May have resulted in widespread elimination of drought conditions, abnormally dry conditions are present in Mesa and Park counties and will continued to be monitored. Water providers have no immediate concerns and expect reservoirs to fill. Some crops have been lost as a result of […]

Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Media Release – May 26, 2017 On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at approximately 7:30 AM officers from the Lamar Police Department responded to the 600 block of West Logan Street on report of an unconscious male.  The male was deceased and officers began an investigation into the case.  The case was determined to be a […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2017 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2017 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 3.97 billion pounds in April, down slightly from the 3.98 billion pounds produced in April 2016. Beef production, at 1.96 billion pounds, was slightly below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.46 million head, up 2 percent from April 2016. The average live weight was down […]

Cardinelli and Reyher Awarded Scholarships

Cardinelli and Reyher Awarded Scholarships

The 2017 Daniel Kasza Memorial 4-H Scholarships were awarded to Dominique Cardinelli and Sara Reyher.  While the scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are 4-H members in Baca, Bent, Crowley, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, both of the 2017 winners are Bent County 4-H members. Dominique Cardinelli is currently serving her second term […]

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash involving three fatalities. The crash occurred on Colorado 287 approximately five miles north of Campo.  On Wednesday morning, at approximately 2:23am, a semi tractor-trailer was southbound on Hwy 287 when it traveled into the northbound lane colliding head-on with a northbound semi-tractor flatbed trailer. After […]

Woodland Park High School Marks a Win at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition

Woodland Park High School Marks a Win at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition

  Woodland Park High School’s AP Environmental Science team once again took first place honors at the 2017 Colorado Envirothon Competition held on April 25 and 26, in Aurora, CO! This year’s event took place at the Arapahoe County Fair Grounds in Aurora, with ten teams participating who came from all over Colorado, to compete […]

Open House for “Day One” Peer Services in Lamar

Open House for “Day One” Peer Services in Lamar

Southeast Health Group recently opened peer-run services and overnight supported stays at 3500 First Street South in Lamar.  The program is called “Day One” and is designed to support people who are in recovery from mental illness and addictions.  The public is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, June 13th, from 4:00 – 6:30 […]

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations over the course of the last several months. The below arrests are the outcome of two of the investigations. On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain an arrest warrant […]

Four-Year Project with Kansas, USFS Hopes to Restore Plains Grouse

Four-Year Project with Kansas, USFS Hopes to Restore Plains Grouse

CPW employs high-tech trickery in effort to reintroduce lesser prairie chickens CAMPO, Colo. — Why did the lesser prairie chicken cross the state line? Well, if Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists are successful, the answer will be to rebuild populations of the rare and vulnerable bird that has mostly disappeared from the sagebrush and grasslands […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,635,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,600 and government decreased 1,800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in April to 2.3 percent. […]

2017 Recipient of James "Red" Heath Scholarship Named

2017 Recipient of James “Red” Heath Scholarship Named

Prowers County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the recipient of its James “Red” Heath scholarship for high school seniors in Prowers County To be eligible for the scholarships, high school seniors filled out an application and submitted it to the Prowers County Farm Bureau.  On the application, the seniors included a list of their […]

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

The Porterfield’s moved to Wiley in 2008 after growing up in Holly and then living in South for over 40 years. Margaret Files and Robert Porterfield were married in the Holly Methodist Church in 1960 and chose to return to southeastern Colorado to be near Margaret’s Holly relatives after retiring from their jobs in Dallas/Fort […]