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EPA Acts to Maintain Unleaded 88 Ethanol

EPA Acts to Maintain Unleaded 88 Ethanol

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it will use existing authority to prevent drivers from losing access to lower-cost and lower-emission E15, a higher ethanol blend often marketed as Unleaded 88. The National Corn Growers Association and state corn grower organizations, which have advocated for the move, praised the decision. “We appreciate Administrator […]

Duana Bourne – May 11, 1954 – April 26, 2023

Duana Bourne – May 11, 1954 – April 26, 2023

  A private graveside service will be held for Duana Bourne.  Per her request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Duana S. Bourne passed away on April 26, 2023 at her home in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 68, surrounded by her loving children.  She was born on May […]

Ernest Ray Carberry – May 9, 1963 – December 22, 2023

Ernest Ray Carberry – May 9, 1963 – December 22, 2023

  A Celebration of Life for current Castle Rock, Colorado resident, Ernest “Ernie” Ray Carberry will be held at 11:30AM on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the Grace Family Worship Center in Lamar, Colorado on the weekend preceding, what would have been, Ernie’s 60th birthday. Ernest Ray Carberry, 59, known throughout his life as “Ernie” […]

Opening Announced on Prowers County Lodging Tax Board

Opening Announced on Prowers County Lodging Tax Board

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel. The term will expire in December 2024. The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Colorado Crop & Progress Report, Week Ending April 23, 2023

Colorado Crop & Progress Report, Week Ending April 23, 2023

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cool temperatures, windy conditions, and isolated moisture continued across most of the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 44 percent of the State was under drought conditions, up 4 percent from last week, but down from […]

VA Eastern Colorado to screen tens of thousands of Veterans for toxic exposures

VA Eastern Colorado to screen tens of thousands of Veterans for toxic exposures

    “When the ground assault started, the horizon lit up—that’s how close we were,” said Army Veteran Ramon Navarro of Castle Rock about serving in Gulf War operations to free Kuwait from occupying Iraqi forces. Navarro rolled into the Arabian Peninsula in 1991 to setup 400-bed evacuation hospitals. The former biomedical engineer recalls the […]

Lamar Utility Board Receiving Scholarship Applications

Lamar Utility Board Receiving Scholarship Applications

  The 2023 LUB/ARPA scholarship deadline arrived and this year, there was a total of eight completed applications received for the combined $1,400 scholarship, according to Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh during the April 25th meeting.  Lamar and McClave submitted three each and two from Wiley.  Two volunteers, Pat Leonard and Jay Brooke said they’d […]

Polis Signs Hinrichsen & Marchman’s Bill to Establish Agricultural Right to Repair

  DENVER, CO – Governor Jared Polis today signed legislation sponsored by Senators Nick Hinrichsen, D-Pueblo, and Janice Marchman, D-Loveland, that establishes a ‘right to repair’ in Colorado and allow farmers and ranchers the freedom to fix their farm equipment when it breaks down into law. Right now, farmers must utilize mechanics “authorized” by the […]

Bat Infected with White Nose Syndrome Found in Southeast Colorado

Bat Infected with White Nose Syndrome Found in Southeast Colorado

  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public to report the sighting of any active or dead bats this winter. Please call 303-291-7771 or email wildlife.batline@state.co.us.  According to a recent report, a dead bat was found near La Junta in Otero County near the end of March of this year. Because bats also can […]

Manuel Anthony Guerrero – June 11, 1958 – April 15, 2023

Manuel Anthony Guerrero – June 11, 1958 – April 15, 2023

  A Memorial Service for lifelong Syracuse, Kansas resident, Tony Guerrero will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2023 at the Syracuse Wesleyan Church with Pastor Ray Frank officiating.  Inurnment will follow in the Syracuse Cemetery.  Per Tony’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Manuel Anthony Guerrero, […]

Council Receives Information on Legalities of Petition Processes for November Ballot Questions

Council Receives Information on Legalities of Petition Processes for November Ballot Questions

    Attorney Darla Scranton Specht, speaking on behalf of Concerned Citizens of Lamar as listed on the council’s meeting agenda for April 24th, provided a number of facts regarding limitations on contributions for persons seeking petition signatures to present a ballot question for future elections.  Specht referenced item 1-45-117 – Limitations on Contributions, from […]

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2023

Colorado’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.8 Percent, Continues to Trend Below U.S.   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point in March to 2.8 percent compared to the February rate of 2.9 percent. The number of unemployed individuals fell by 1,700 over […]

Four Area Events Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

Four Area Events Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

    Promoters for four area events received funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during its April meeting this past Tuesday. A Colorado Springs convention center visit, the Holly Bluegrass Festival, the Firecracker Showdown Jackpot Clinic and the Tri-State 9/11 Tribute and Parade received funding for their future activities. Representatives from the Colorado […]

National Park Service selects superintendent of High Plains Group in Colorado and New Mexico

  Denver, Colo. – The National Park Service (NPS) has selected Eric Leonard as superintendent of the High Plains Group of parks in Colorado and New Mexico. The High Plains Group includes Amache National Historic Site, Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. Leonard will […]

S.E. Colorado Among Five Exemplary Archaeology and Historic Preservation Projects Honored in 2023 Stephen H. Hart Awards

  DENVER — April 20, 2023— On April 19, 2023, History Colorado hosted the 37th Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation celebration at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The Stephen H. Hart Awards are given out annually to recognize the five projects or individuals that exemplify the outstanding archaeology and historic preservation work being done in the Centennial […]