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Cattle Inventory Report - January 1, 2018

Cattle Inventory Report – January 1, 2018

  The January 1, 2018 inventory of all cattle and calves in Colorado totaled 2.85 million head, unchanged from the January 1, 2017 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 809,000 head, were up 4,000 head from […]

Angelina Downing Selected to Represent Colorado at the National 4-H Conference in April

Angelina Downing Selected to Represent Colorado at the National 4-H Conference in April

  In December of 2017, Angelina Downing interviewed with the state 4-H office to represent Colorado at the national 4-H Conference in April of this year. Downing says “I was a little bit nervous because I interviewed last year and was just out of the running by one person.” As the holidays went by and […]

Atmos Energy Begins Natural Gas Pipe Replacement Projects in Lamar

Atmos Energy Begins Natural Gas Pipe Replacement Projects in Lamar

    System Upgrades Ensure Safe & Reliable Service to Customers LAMAR, Colo. (Feb. 01, 2018) – Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the reliability and safety of our natural gas delivery system. In 2018, these pipe-replacement efforts will be focused in Greeley, Durango and […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – 1055 AM MST Friday, Jan 26, 2018 After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has allowed for moderate to severe drought conditions to develop and expand across much of the area. With that said, the […]

Democrats Holding Meet the Candidates Events

Democrats Holding Meet the Candidates Events

  Prowers County Democrats will host a meet and greet event for Karen McCormick, a candidate for CD4, on Thursday, February 1 from 5pm to 7pm at Cow Palace. Come by and learn about Karen’s campaign, that she has planned for CD4, and her plan to beat Ken Buck! Since announcing her candidacy, Karen has […]

Governor Sets Bold Goals for Electric Vehicles

Governor Sets Bold Goals for Electric Vehicles

Conservation Organizations and Business Groups Commend Plan Today Governor John Hickenlooper released Colorado’s Electric Vehicle Plan, which outlines a process to electrify the state’s transportation corridors and includes bold goals to further accelerate adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and ensure Colorado remains a leader in the EV market. This plan represents the next step for […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

  COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 970,000 head as of January 1, 2018. The latest inventory was down 2 percent from December 1, 2017, but up 8 percent from January 1, 2017. The […]

27th Annual Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture

27th Annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture

  February 21, 2018 – Renaissance Hotel in Denver The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program is proud to host the 27th annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, titled “Colorado’s Agricultural Impact: Economic, Environmental, Social”. This year’s theme will bring together producers, consumers, experts, and other ag stakeholders to examine how each of those sectors converge to […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2017 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2017 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.40 billion pounds in December, up slightly from the 4.40 billion pounds produced in December 2016. Beef production, at 2.15 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.58 million head, down 1 percent from December 2016. The average live weight […]

Southeast Crops & Livestock Expo (SCALE) Expands in 2nd Year

Southeast Crops & Livestock Expo (SCALE) Expands in 2nd Year

      LAMAR, CO—Agriculture is the single biggest economic driver in Southeast Colorado. With an evolving industry, it is necessary for producers to stay on top of developments related to their farms and ranches. The 2nd Annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) provides those interested in agriculture an opportunity to hear from experts […]

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 5,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,671,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government increased 800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from November to December […]

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 […]

Las Animas Homicide Suspect Arrested in Illinois

Las Animas Homicide Suspect Arrested in Illinois

    (January 23, 2018—CBI—Pueblo, CO)—*UPDATE* Robert Russell Inlow (DOB: 9/20/1973), wanted in connection with an alleged homicide in Las Animas, Colorado, was arrested by the US Marshals Service in Peoria, Illinois in the afternoon hours of  January 23, 2018. The circumstances surrounding the arrest are not available at this time; however, a nationwide bulletin had […]

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

  Recently, High Plains Community Health Center began to see structural concerns at its Adult Health Center located at 2221 Wellness Way in Lamar. These building concerns prompted High Plains Leadership Staff and Board of Directors to hire an independent contractor that specializes in structural engineering to survey the damage to the building. On Thursday, […]

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 […]