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2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

    Despite the chilly, rainy weather this past Saturday morning, participants lined up along East Olive Street in Lamar, ready to brave the elements for the traditional Chamber of Commerce, Lamar Days Parade. Some folks sported seldom-used umbrellas; others wore slickers, while the majority just endured the sprinkles, hoping it would soon stop as […]

Chamber Picnic by the Park

Chamber Picnic by the Park

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held their Lamar Days, Kick-Off BBQ this Friday, May 18th.  Better weather equals a better turn out and that was the situation Friday as last year’s premiere BBQ was conducted under spring skies a few degrees short of winter. Folks sat at picnic tables on the front lawn […]

Governor Hickenlooper Activates CO Drought Mitigation & Response

Governor Hickenlooper Activates CO Drought Mitigation & Response

      On May 2, 2018, in response to persistent and prolonged drought in portions of Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, Prowers, Bent, Otero, Huerfano, Alamosa, Rio Grande, Mineral, Hinsdale, San […]

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

Wind Storm Power Outage Recapped by LUB

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted that some of Lamar’s southside customers lost power at about 4:35pm last Tuesday, April 17th during a wind storm that swept across portions of Prowers County.  The major impact was along Savage Avenue when 10 power poles between 9th and 11th Streets were snapped by the […]

A Dream Comes True for HOPE Center Students

A Dream Comes True for HOPE Center Students

    A four yearlong project is coming to a conclusion at the Lincoln School HOPE Center today, April 20th.  Rolls of fresh sod are being placed over new dirt and a recently installed sprinkler system, creating a grass playground for the students at the school.  It’s been a long time in coming. Emily Neischburg, […]

Arbor Day in Lamar

Arbor Day in Lamar

    The Lamar Tree Board invites local 5th grade students to assist in the annual Arbor Day, tree planting event, this time at Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  Although Wednesday was windy, fortunately, most of the fierce, dust-laden gales were absent from the day before. Tree Board President, Jane Felter, explained to the gathered students […]

Drought Expands Throughout S.E. Colorado

Drought Expands Throughout S.E. Colorado

  DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – National Weather Service   Severe to Extreme Drought continues to expand across Southern Colorado…  SYNOPSIS  The month of March came in like a “Lamb” across Colorado, with a warm, dry and windy weather pattern persisting through most of the month, especially across Southeastern Colorado. A few weather systems moved across […]

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook - National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

High Fire Danger/Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo, CO

  Critical fire weather conditions will spread across much of southern Colorado today and Thursday as strong winds move into the region.  Please avoid any activities that could start a wildfire!! 0453 AM MDT Wed Apr 11 2018 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today 4/11/18 and […]

Utility Board Notes Increase for Power for Irrigation Uses

Utility Board Notes Increase for Power for Irrigation Uses

    The Lamar Utility Board approved a five year irrigation contract with John Sutphin IV for power for a 60 horsepower irrigation pump. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh explained this is a standard contract in which Sutphin will be charged $10 per horsepower, resulting in a minimum yearly charge of $600 and an $18 […]

CSU Southeast Areas Says - Tips for Preparing Your Yard for Spring

CSU Southeast Areas Says – Tips for Preparing Your Yard for Spring

  If you’re like me, you’re starting to see some green grass grow in your yard and you’re getting itchy to pull the trigger on your sprinkler system. But while the temperatures are still dropping below zero, there are some things that you can do now to get your yard ready before that magical day […]

Colorado State – Pueblo Welcomes Former Ag Secretary Vilsack to Campus April 25

Colorado State – Pueblo Welcomes Former Ag Secretary Vilsack to Campus April 25

  PUEBLO – Former United States Secretary of Agriculture and Governor of Iowa Tom Vilsack will spend the day at Colorado State University-Pueblo on Wednesday, April 25. Vilsack will present a classroom lecture on rural poverty and economic development at 8 a.m. in the General Classroom Building 111 followed by a public lecture, “The Rural […]

Ogallala Multi-State Water Summit in Garden City April 9-10

Ogallala Multi-State Water Summit in Garden City April 9-10

        The Ogallala Aquifer Summit will bring together water-use decision makers in Garden City, Kansas, April 9-10 from all eight states in the Ogallala region: Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, South Dakota and Wyoming. Summit participants will be discussing current management and policy best practices as well as exploring interstate […]

CWCB March 2018 Drought Update

CWCB March 2018 Drought Update

Despite near normal precipitation across most of the state in February, March precipitation has been well below average statewide. Currently Colorado is experiencing the 3rd lowest snowpack on record, with only 2002 and 1981 being drier. Extreme drought has expanded to cover most of Southwestern Colorado, The San Luis Valley and Southeastern Colorado. West Slope […]

State Water Studies Require Funding

State Water Studies Require Funding

    Streams of funding will become important to keep streams of water flowing in Colorado in the coming decades, Gov. John Hickenlooper’s top water adviser said. “We are looking at the appropriate revenue streams,” said John Stulp, the governor’s adviser. “One of the key questions is: How do you build certainty that new methods […]

High Water Levels at John Martin Dam

High Water Levels at John Martin Dam

  Another season of boating, camping and fishing will soon be underway at John Martin Reservoir. Anyone visiting the site will immediately notice the high level of water in the Reservoir, now averaging approximately 316,100 acre feet.  This same time last year, the water content was averaging around 130,000 acre feet. The information is provided […]