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Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 8:01 PM MST FRI JAN 13 2017 …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… * LOCATION…KIOWA…BENT…PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES…INCLUDING EADS…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR AND SPRINGFIELD. * CAUSE AND TIMING…A PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW TO THE […]

The Joys of Toys

The Joys of Toys

The third annual Lamar Elks Toy Show, held this past Saturday, continues to grow in viewers and in displays. “We’ve had about double the number of displays this year, compared to the first time we did this,” explained Don McBee, the event organizer this past Saturday, January 7th.  McBee said the toy show is sponsored […]

Annual Precipitation Figures Plus December 2016 Climate Review and January Preview

Annual Precipitation Figures Plus December 2016 Climate Review and January Preview

December of 2016 started out where November left off, cool and unsettled with a modified Arctic airmass moving across the region December 6 through the 8th. Another Arctic airmass moved across the region December 17th through the 19th, with several more weather systems moving across the state throughout the month, bringing abundant precipitation, especially to […]

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging motorists to consider traveling home earlier in the day today as winter storm conditions move into the state. Flash freezing conditions are a major concern as many of the interstates and highways may see rain that will quickly turn to snow or ice as temperatures are expected […]

Fall of 2016 Climate Review Across Southern Colorado

Fall of 2016 Climate Review Across Southern Colorado

The Fall of 2016 (September, October and November ) was very warm and dry across most of south central and southeast Colorado and ended up as the warmest and driest Fall Season on record in Colorado Springs, the warmest Fall Season on record in Pueblo and the 4th warmest and 8th driest Fall Season on […]

October 2016 Climate & Drought Review and November Preview

October 2016 Climate & Drought Review and November Preview

Dry and warm weather was experienced across south central and southeast Colorado throughout the month of October, as upper level high pressure again dominated the weather patterns across the region. A few minor disturbances moved across northern portions of the region, bringing a few periods of rain and snow showers to the higher terrain, mainly […]

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 […]