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Bipartisan Bill to Support Farmers and Ranchers Becomes Law

Bipartisan Bill to Support Farmers and Ranchers Becomes Law

ALAMOSA, CO – Governor Jared Polis today signed into law bipartisan legislation sponsored by Representative Matthew Martinez and Senator Dylan Roberts that creates a refundable state income tax credit for a farm or ranch that uses certain stewardship practices that benefit the environment, such as improving soil health and water efficiency. “With the help of this […]

City Council votes to begin negotiations with Chief of Police candidate Al Fear

City Council votes to begin negotiations with Chief of Police candidate Al Fear

Al Fear In a special City Council meeting Thursday, May 23, 2024, City Administrator Rob Evans recommended Al Fear as the preferred candidate for Lamar’s next Chief of Police.  Per city charter, the Administrator makes a recommendation that Council then can vote to accept or decline.  Councilman Joe Gonzales motioned that Council allow Evans to […]

Colorado Pork Producers to hold annual meeting.

Colorado Pork Producers to hold annual meeting.

The annual meeting of the Colorado Pork Producers Council will be held June 25, 2024, at the Valley Trading Post Event Center, 23056 US 350, La Junta, CO and will begin at 4:00pm with a CPPC business meeting, the election of board members and Pork Act Delegates. The program and meal will begin at 5:30 […]

Boating, state park, and wildlife safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Boating, state park, and wildlife safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

  Life jackets save lives. The majority of water-related fatalities happen when people are swimming in cold water and paddle boarding or kayaking without a life jacket. DENVER—Coloradans and out-of-state visitors play an integral role in keeping Colorado state parks clean, respecting local wildlife, and making the outdoors safer to explore. Ahead of the holiday […]

Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Memorial Day Program Monday, May 27, 2024

Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Memorial Day Program Monday, May 27, 2024

County offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024

County offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 22, 2024 Contact: Prowers County Administration Office 301 S. Main Street, 215 Lamar, CO 81052 (719) 336-8025 All County Offices Will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day. Prowers County Courts Will be closed on Monday, May 27, […]

As Colorado fentanyl deaths continue to rise, here’s the DEA’s new approach to combat the problem

As Colorado fentanyl deaths continue to rise, here’s the DEA’s new approach to combat the problem

At least 1,089 people died from fentanyl poisoning in 2023, up 18.4% from the year before, preliminary data shows As many as 7 in 10 counterfeit pills tested in 2023 contained a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl, or roughly the amount that fits on the tips of a pencil, national DEA laboratory testing showed. (Photo […]

Large hail causes massive destruction in Yuma

Large hail causes massive destruction in Yuma

This image provided by JJ Unger, shows hail surrounding a vehicle Monday night, May 20, 2024, in Yuma, CO.  Residents in the small city were cleaning up Tuesday after hail the size of baseballs pounded the community, with heavy construction equipment and snow shovels being used to clear hail that had piled up knee-deep.   […]

City Offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day

City Offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day

  Public Announcement City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Building and Public Library will also be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. All City offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Residential refuse collection normally scheduled on Monday, May 27th, will be picked […]

Weskan Grain announces current and future storage rates to remain the same

Weskan Grain announces current and future storage rates to remain the same

    May 21, 2024   Dear Valued Customer,   As we head into the 2024 wheat harvest, we just wanted to let our valued customers know that we are keeping our storage rates the same as have been in the past. Below are our current and future storage rates: Corn: $.0016 per bushel per […]

CBI to test Amber Alert Notification System Wednesday, May 22 at 11 am

CBI to test Amber Alert Notification System Wednesday, May 22 at 11 am

Colorado Bureau of Investigation Contact: Rob Low, CBI 720-813-2242 (cell) Rob.Low@state.co.us NEWS RELEASE CBI to Test its AMBER Alert Notification System on Wednesday, May 22 May 20, 2024 – CBI – Lakewood, CO -The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is improving the processes and availability of information made available to the public during an AMBER […]

Cost of gas in Colorado sparks anger from Governor and consumers

Cost of gas in Colorado sparks anger from Governor and consumers

The cost of gas is about to spike in Colorado. How high will it go?   The EPA is forcing Colorado to switch to reformulated gas as ground-level ozone hits “severe” during the summer Keep an eye on gas prices in the next few weeks, Colorado, and you can watch a major policy battle play […]

Governor Polis signs SB24-171, reintroducing wolverines to Colorado

Governor Polis signs SB24-171, reintroducing wolverines to Colorado

SUMMIT COUNTY – Governor Jared Polis joined staff from Colorado Parks and Wildlife at Loveland Pass today to sign SB24-171, which gives CPW the authority to reintroduce the North American wolverine to Colorado. Thanks to bill sponsors Senator Perry Will, Senator Dylan Roberts, Representative Barbara McLachlan, and Representative Tisha Mauro, SB24-171 contains key assurances for Colorado industries by […]

Lamar Celebrates its 138th Birthday in grand style

Lamar Celebrates its 138th Birthday in grand style

Lamar celebrated its 138th birthday with a bang last weekend.  The Lamar Days weekend began with a kickoff BBQ sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on Friday afternoon, followed in the evening with the 28th Annual Lamar Days Rod Run.  Ron Cook, who organizes and runs the event each year, told us: “The Rod Run […]

Karen Bruckner of Lamar passed away - obit and memorial details to follow

Karen Bruckner of Lamar passed away – obit and memorial details to follow

Karen Bruckner, beloved lifetime resident of Lamar, passed away May 13, 2024.  Obituary and memorial service details to follow.  Arrangements are under the direction of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel-Lamar, CO.