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CPW Completes Survey of Black-tailed Prairie Dog Habitat and Populations

CPW Completes Survey of Black-tailed Prairie Dog Habitat and Populations

  Pix-Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently completed an east slope survey of black-tailed prairie dogs.     DENVER – Along with other western states in cooperation with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has conducted an east slope survey of black-tailed prairie dogs. Images collected on airplane flights in […]

Living History Encampment at LCC April 29-30

Living History Encampment at LCC April 29-30

Lamar Community College (LCC) invites community members to the free, 2022 Frontier History Encampment which will begin Friday, April 29, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the LCC campus at 2401 S. Main Street in Lamar. Frontier History Encampment provides a complete living history experience and features […]

PMC Board Candidate Forum

PMC Board Candidate Forum

  Voters in the Prowers County Hospital District will cast their ballots for two Prowers Medical Center board members from the eight candidates vying for office.  The election will be held May 3rd.  The term of office is three years.  Norm Arends, the candidate for a one-year term on the board was not opposed. Five […]

Electric Car Charging Booths Begin Construction

Electric Car Charging Booths Begin Construction

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, briefed the Lamar Chamber of Commerce board that ground-breaking preparations for eight Tesla super charging stations will begin as of April 25th with completion expected to be done prior to Lamar Days activities at the chamber parking lot before May 20th.  “We’ve received an assurance from the company that the […]

Amache Potential Highlighted at PEP Annual Meeting

Amache Potential Highlighted at PEP Annual Meeting

    John Hopper, Granada Dean of Students, provided details on the recent efforts that transformed the World War Two Japanese-American Internment Camp Amache into National Park status.  Hopper was the keynote speaker during the Prowers Economic Prosperity annual meeting held at the End of the Line Arena on the Camp property this past Thursday, […]

Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 10-12

Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 10-12

  The Holly Bluegrass Festival returns to Gateway Park, June 10-12 for 2022.  The festival, billed as Colorado’s only totally FREE Bluegrass concert, is being held in conjunction with Holly Days. This year’s event, is being partially funded by a $2,500 marketing contribution from the Prowers County Lodging Panel, will start on Friday with dinner […]

CSP Responds to Two-Vehicle Crash on 287 Near Springfield

CSP Responds to Two-Vehicle Crash on 287 Near Springfield

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on April 22, 2022 at approximately 3:35 PM. The crash occurred approximately 5 mile north of the town of Springfield on Colorado 287 in Baca County. A white 2021 Kenworth Semi-tractor and trailer driven by Mathieu Dufour (30-year-old male from Waterford, MI) […]

June 2022 Wheat Field Days

June 2022 Wheat Field Days

Colorado State University Crops Testing is excited to announce the details for the 2022 Wheat Field Days. They are made possible by our farmer-cooperators, seed company and industry partners, and colleagues from the CSU College of Ag. and Ag. Experiment Station, CSU Extension, Colorado Wheat, and USDA-ARS. We have a great set of public and […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

CATTLE ON FEED: 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 1,100,000 head as of April 1, 2022. The latest inventory was 4 percent above the April 1, 2021 inventory but 2 percent below the previous […]

Quilt of Valor Foundation Awards

Quilt of Valor Foundation Awards

  JD Rice: Members of the Quilt of Valor Foundation awarded JD Rice of Holly, CO a quilt to thank him, honor him and comfort him for his service to the United States of America. Mr. JD Rice came to Prowers County over 90 years ago with his parents from Beaver County, Oklahoma.  They settled […]

Elks Lodge Aiding Sparrow House in Lamar

Elks Lodge Aiding Sparrow House in Lamar

April 1st, 2022 Lamar Elks presented Sparrow House with a cash donation of $2,000 and over 300 lbs. of food donated by lodge members and Bingo players as well! The cash donation was made possible by an Elks National Foundation Spotlight grant. This is just one of many projects the Lamar Elks are working on […]

Election Information: 2022 Primary Election Alerts:

Election Information: 2022 Primary Election Alerts:

    June 28, 2022 is the Primary Election. Please be aware that Primary Elections are to select candidates to go on to the November General Election. Voting in a Primary Election can be the deciding vote for an office if there are more than one candidate running for an office. Pursuant to C.R.S. 1-4-105 […]

Out-of-Control Mascot Association is Making up its Own Rules

Out-of-Control Mascot Association is Making up its Own Rules

CAPITOL REVIEW By Mark Hillman   The state commission charged with adjudicating which Colorado schools must expunge their “American Indian mascots” devolved further into a kangaroo court last week.  Chaired by Lt. Gov. Dianne Primavera, the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs was required to “identify each public school in the state that is using an […]

Rhonda Jackson – May 18, 1955 – April 18, 2022

  Graveside Services for Rhonda Jackson will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at Union Valley Cemetery in Hasty, Colorado with Pastor Diane Hutson officiating.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado. Rhonda Jean (Bowen) […]

Letter to the Editor:  Gaines Announces Candidacy to PMC Board

Letter to the Editor:  Gaines Announces Candidacy to PMC Board

  I, Kelli Gaines, am announcing my candidacy for the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors. It is my belief that service in our communities is a responsibility that we all share.  I am well qualified for the role and can and will serve the citizens in Prowers and Baca Counties to the best of […]