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Are new measures being proposed in Colorado the answer to the state's veterinary care problem?

Are new measures being proposed in Colorado the answer to the state’s veterinary care problem?

  A pair of measures, assuming they make it to the November ballot, could be the solution to solving Colorado’s shortage of veterinary care and improve access in rural communities, proponents say. The measures, which are both backed by Denver’s Dumb Friends League seek to increase veterinary telehealth services and create a new job title […]

Great Plains Fungi growing mushrooms and a thriving business

Great Plains Fungi growing mushrooms and a thriving business

When most of us think of mushrooms, we picture those small blue plastic boxes in the grocery store that contain whole or sliced white or baby bella mushrooms, often not-s0-fresh looking.  There is such a large world of mushrooms beyond that choice, it’s astounding.  Their health benefits have been known for centuries and in recent […]

Colorado Beef Council hosts members of Colorado School Nutrition Association for an industry farm tour

Colorado Beef Council hosts members of Colorado School Nutrition Association for an industry farm tour

DENVER (June 27, 2024) – The Colorado Beef Council (CBC) hosted 18 members from the Colorado School Nutrition Association (CSNA) for an industry farm tour where they were able to talk to industry leaders and see first hand the lifecycle of beef cattle. The tour was one of several presession activities before their annual convention. […]

Colorado Acreage Report June 1, 2024

Colorado Acreage Report June 1, 2024

Colorado’s principal crop planted area, which includes acreage planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is down 2 percent from 2023 to 5.81 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Producers in […]

Harmon wins District 1 County Commissioner Race

Harmon wins District 1 County Commissioner Race

Ty Harmon Ty Harmon defeated incumbent Tom Grasmick in the race for the District 1 County Commissioner seat in the June 25 election. I spoke to him recently to congratulate him on his victory and get more information about his goals as a commissioner. Ty is a fourth-generation Prowers County resident and having grown up […]

Drought Outlook Forecasts New Drought Development This Summer

Drought Outlook Forecasts New Drought Development This Summer

Drought coverage in the U.S. is around 5-year low, but the latest summer outlook shows a big change in trend is coming. The latest Seasonal Drought Outlook predicts expansion of drought through September in several regions of the U.S., according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center. Drought is favored to develop and persist […]

Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

LAKEWOOD, Colo – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Colorado Springs, Colo., with over 500 people in attendance throughout the event. To start the day off Tuesday, CCA hosted the seventh annual Ranching Legacy Symposium. This year’s symposium began with a […]

Much of Colorado could be pushed into drought by late summer thanks to hot, dry conditions

Much of Colorado could be pushed into drought by late summer thanks to hot, dry conditions

Engineer Pass Road weaves through the alpine tundra in the San Juan Mountains near Ouray.  Photo by Hugh Carey, The Colorado Sun   Colorado has seen an average water year so far, but looking ahead, climate experts say much of the state could fall into drought conditions and struggle to find relief. Colorado’s very average […]

Tommy M. Massar March 19, 1937  - June 22, 2024

Tommy M. Massar March 19, 1937  – June 22, 2024

A celebration of life for longtime Holly, Colorado resident, Tommy M. Massar, will be held at a later date. Tommy Massar was born on March 19, 1937 at Granada, Colorado to Ralph and Bessie (Tyner) Massar and passed away on June 22, 2024 at his home in Holly, Colorado with his family by his side […]

Bill Brase - March 4, 1940 - May 25, 2024

Bill Brase – March 4, 1940 – May 25, 2024

A memorial service for former Lamar, Colorado resident, Bill Brase will be held at 10:00AM on Friday, July 19, 2024 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Lawrence Brase officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Sunnyslope Cemetery in Bristol, Colorado. Bill was born on March 4, 1940 at Lamar, Colorado to Harry and Mary Louise (Silberberger) […]

Brenda M. Estep - September 30, 1959 - June 2, 2024

Brenda M. Estep – September 30, 1959 – June 2, 2024

Brenda M. Estep – September 30, 1959 – June 24, 2024 Services for Cheyenne Wells, CO resident Brenda Estep will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, July 1, 2024 at the Fairview Cemetery in Cheyenne Wells with burial to follow.  Rosary and visitation will be from 8:30 am to 9:30 am on July 1 […]

Big Timbers Museum highlighted in Fox 21 news stories

Big Timbers Museum highlighted in Fox 21 news stories

Media Release from Big Timbers Museum in Lamar   A few weeks ago, Fox 21 News came to Lamar for two days and filmed sponsorships for broadcast segments entitled “We Are Southeast Colorado”. They came across Big Timbers Museum in the process and we became a sponsored story!  The interview and tour with the photojournalist lasted […]

Prowers County Election Results (Unofficial)

Prowers County Election Results (Unofficial)

  Prowers County Election unofficial results Voter Turnout – 38.51%   REPRESENTATIVE TO THE 118TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS – DISTRICT 4 (CONGRESSIONAL VACANCY ELECTION) Frank Atwood – 46 Hannah Goodman – 117 Greg Lopez –1,906 Trisha Eloise Calvarese – 405   REPRESENTATIVE TO THE 119TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS – DISTRICT 4 – DEMOCRATIC PARTY Trisha […]

Prowers Area Transit offering free rides through August 31

Prowers Area Transit offering free rides through August 31

During the months of July-August 2024, public transit agencies across the state of Colorado join together to take part in a collaborative, statewide initiative to increase public transit usage made possible by Colorado Senate Bill 24-032 in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office. From July 1st through August 31st Prowers Area Transit will be providing […]

Prowers County offices closed July 4

Prowers County offices closed July 4

  All County Offices will be closed on Thursday July 4, 2024 in observance of Independence Day.   Prowers County Courts will be closed on Thursday July 4th and Friday, July 5th, 2024 in observance of Independence Day. T he Welcome Home Child and Family Development Center Will be closed on Thursday July 4, 2024 […]