RSSArchive for October 13th, 2021

Prowers County Commissioners Pass Resolution Opposing Mandates for Masks/Vaccines

Prowers County Commissioners Pass Resolution Opposing Mandates for Masks/Vaccines

Press Release: A RESOLUTION OPPOSING COLORADO HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE GOVERNOR OF COLORADO MANDATES REQUIRING INDIVIDUALS TO BE VACCINATED FOR COVID-19 AND REQUIRING INDIVIDUALS TO WEAR MASKS IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS.   WHEREAS, on October 4, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners of Prowers County declared a local public health and economic emergency resulting from the […]

COVID-19 Cases Climb in Prowers County

COVID-19 Cases Climb in Prowers County

  COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for Week Ending October 13, 2021 The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported the number of COVID-19 cases increased from 1,513 from last week to 1,553 over the past seven days.  Hospitalizations increased from 109 to 113 and deaths remained unchanged at 28. The seven-day Test Positivity […]

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

  Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce is currently working through a Restart Destinations Program sponsored by the Colorado Tourism Office. This program includes a full-day workshop (which will take place Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 9 am to 3 pm at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community outside of Las Animas), 75 hours of mentorship, and […]

Betty “Annette” (Harbert) Huber - May 30, 1943 – June 7, 2021

Betty “Annette” (Harbert) Huber – May 30, 1943 – June 7, 2021

Betty “Annette” (Harbert) Huber was born on May 30, 1943.  She passed away on June 7, 2021 at the age of 76. She was preceded in death by parents, Oral and LaVetta Harbert and by her beloved husband of 30 years, William John Huber. Annette is survived by her daughter, Ronda Le Hall (Bryan), John […]

Roberta “Bobby” Lee Wilson – December 23, 1933 – October 10, 2021

Roberta “Bobby” Lee Wilson – December 23, 1933 – October 10, 2021

  A celebration of life memorial service for former Lamar resident currently of Colorado Springs, Colorado Roberta Lee Wilson, affectionately known to her family and friends as Bobby, will be held at 2:00PM on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Inurnment will […]

Letter to the Editor:  Tri-State’s Attempt to Restrict Lower Ark Valley Irrigation Pumping Places Farms at Risk

Letter to the Editor: Tri-State’s Attempt to Restrict Lower Ark Valley Irrigation Pumping Places Farms at Risk

  Lamar, Colo. (October 6, 2021) — Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. is asking the Division 2 Water Court to require the Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) – a non-profit member-owned association of Lower Arkansas River Valley farmers, ranchers and agricultural businesses that use groundwater wells – to limit certain members’ initial pumping […]

BallotTrax Returns for November’s Election

BallotTrax Returns for November’s Election

  DENVER, Colo– Colorado voters will once again have the opportunity to track their ballots online for this November’s election using BallotTrax, an initiative that was implemented by Secretary of State Jena Griswold in 2020. “Last year, we introduced a new technological advancement that added transparency and access to our elections, BallotTrax,” said Secretary Griswold. […]

Lane Splitting is Against the Law in Colorado

Lane Splitting is Against the Law in Colorado

  Motorcyclists can share a lane with a fellow rider, but stripe-riding is a “no go” (COLORADO) – The Colorado State Patrol is sending a clear reminder to motorcycle riders that lane splitting is illegal in Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, “Passing or overtaking a vehicle in the same lane is illegal […]

Farm-To-Market Grants to Help Create Greater Resilience in Colorado’s Food Supply Chain

Farm-To-Market Grants to Help Create Greater Resilience in Colorado’s Food Supply Chain

  Broomfield, Colo. — To strengthen local food systems and create greater supply chain resilience, the Colorado Department of Agriculture will distribute grant funding to be used for agricultural processing projects. Up to $2 million will be awarded through a competitive Farm-to-Market Infrastructure Grant Program to help farmers, ranchers, food processors and manufacturers improve local […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2022 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2022 Budget

    The Lamar Utility Board approved the 2022 Budget with a unanimous vote during the October 12th meeting.  The budget includes total revenues in excess of $17.8M, $16.4M from retail electric sales and the remaining primarily from wind turbine production.  The budget is proposing expenses of $15.3M which includes $11M for power supply.  Additional […]

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending Oct 10, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending Oct 10, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities made good progress where conditions allowed and precipitation remained confined to western counties, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, alfalfa hay harvest was complete and moisture was received last week. Feed supplies remained short. In northeastern and east central […]