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LUB Moves Budget Forward, Recognizes Service of Howard Hobbs

LUB Moves Budget Forward, Recognizes Service of Howard Hobbs

The Lamar Utilities Board is continuing their search for a new board member, a replacement for Howard Hobbs who recently resigned due to health matters. Hobbs became a board in September, 2013.  Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, told the board three new applications for the position have been received and the board will consider two […]

COAT DRIVE HELPS LOCAL PEOPLE IN NEED STAY WARM

COAT DRIVE HELPS LOCAL PEOPLE IN NEED STAY WARM

  Lamar High School DECA Program warming communities…one coat at a time. (Lamar, Colorado, October 6, 2016) – Nearly 50 million Americans are currently living in poverty.  For these families and individuals, a warm coat is a budget extra they simply cannot afford. Lamar High School’s DECA program invite(s) area residents to make a difference […]

Summer 2016 Climate Review and Fall Preview

Summer 2016 Climate Review and Fall Preview

The Summer of 2016 (June, July and August) started out very warm and mainly dry across south central and southeast Colorado, as the weather throughout much of the month of June was dominated by a large ridge of high pressure. This allowed for very warm and generally dry conditions to persist across the state through […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2016 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2016 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 154.00 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast but up 14 percent from the 134.90 million […]

CSU Water Group Gains Info from Stakeholder Meeting

CSU Water Group Gains Info from Stakeholder Meeting

In late July, a group of Colorado State University (CSU) faculty and staff met with the Arkansas River Management Action Committee (ARMAC) in Rocky Ford to discuss how water quantity and quality, along with agricultural productivity, may be improved through better management. The meeting was well attended by a variety of water stakeholders and ARMAC […]

August 2016 Drought Update

August 2016 Drought Update

July 2016, was the second month in a row during which the state experienced well below average precipitation. Statewide mountain precipitation was only 59 percent of average, the driest July since 2008. Temperatures were also above average. August to-date has brought near average precipitation and slightly cooler temperatures statewide. However, the Front Range corridor remains […]

June 2016 Drought Update

June 2016 Drought Update

June 2016, was the 3rd warmest June on record, with only 2012 and 2002 logging hotter temperatures. Much of the state experienced average monthly temperatures four to six degrees above normal. July has seen cooler temperatures, thus far, with temperatures near normal across most of the state. The forecast for the next two weeks shows […]

Otero Sheriff's Department Investigates Storm-Related Death

Otero Sheriff’s Department Investigates Storm-Related Death

Media Release Posted Jun. 13, 2016 at 10:48 AM The Otero County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death that appears to have been caused by last night’s storm. This morning, Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the scene north of Highway 194 on County Road 33 where a man was found dead. It appears a small microburst […]

PCDI Commits to Community Marketing Investment

PCDI Commits to Community Marketing Investment

PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, is investing in the economic growth of the community to the tune of $10,000. The funds will be used to purchase a two page display advertisement in siteselection.com, a publication which is considered the ‘bible’ for companies looking for a suitable location in which to develop a business interest. The […]

CWCB May 2016 Drought Update

CWCB May 2016 Drought Update

Cooler than average temperatures and wet conditions across most of Colorado has eliminated most D0, abnormally dry, conditions since late April. Only 3.8% of the state is currently experiencing D0 conditions. Recent storms improved snowpack in the central mountains and have brought much needed moisture to the Southwest basins. The forecast over the next two […]

Public Survey to Assist Economic Development Plan - Prowers County

Public Survey to Assist Economic Development Plan – Prowers County

Hello Everyone – Prowers County is in the process of creating an Economic Development Plan.  We are seeking your input. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below. Your feedback is valuable and will help shape the strategies used to strengthen our economy. Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Prowers We would like this survey to reach […]

Right Tool for the Right Job

Right Tool for the Right Job

“As long as the winds stay below 20mph, we’ll be all right,” explained the project manager for the CPI construction group, as he watched a 200 foot long crane start to hoist a 4,000 pound HVAC unit atop the main building at Prowers Medical Center this past Saturday, April 30.  He said the operator used […]

Lamar Will Have More Trees to Enjoy

Lamar Will Have More Trees to Enjoy

Arbor Day enjoys a long history, dating back to Nebraska in April of 1872 when the first state Arbor Day was observed.  The event was organized by J. Sterling Morton, a prominent newspaper editor and chairman of the State Board of Agriculture.  Through his editorials and agricultural information, the need for trees as windbreaks and […]

April 2016 Colorado Drought Update from CWCB

April 2016 Colorado Drought Update from CWCB

Recent precipitation delivered 103 percent of average April precipitation to-date, helping to boost overall snowpack and alleviate drought conditions across parts of Colorado. Regions of the central mountains and Front Range saw as much as 3 inches of precipitation, Monte Vista received a quarter of their average annual precipitation in just one storm. With short […]

We Got Some Rain!!

We Got Some Rain!!

Last week ended with a weather warning for a strong spring storm impacting portions of Colorado including snow for the Front Range and strong winds, rain and hail for southeastern Colorado. The National Weather Service on Friday, April 15th, stated a Tornado Warning had been issued for central Kiowa County, effective until 3:15 p.m.  A […]