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Farm Bureau Requests Urgent Changes to CRP Emergency Grazing Rules

Farm Bureau Requests Urgent Changes to CRP Emergency Grazing Rules

  Centennial, CO — The Colorado Farm Bureau last Friday sent a letter to USDA FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce asking for swift changes to improve the flexibility of the CRP Emergency Haying and Grazing program. New rules require a 30 day rest period prior to the state’s first frost date of October 15th. Producers currently […]

Are You an Eligible but Unregistered Voter…Info Cards Being Mailed

Are You an Eligible but Unregistered Voter…Info Cards Being Mailed

  Colorado Secretary of State, Elections Division will be sending out as of today, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 a Colorado EBU Postcard election mailing to Eligible But Unregistered (EBU) citizens. According to the Secretary of State’s Office there will be approximately 730,000 postcards being sent. This mailing will be sent in two waves, the one […]

CHSAA Maintains Fall Sports Schedule in Light of Pandemic

CHSAA Maintains Fall Sports Schedule in Light of Pandemic

      At a meeting on Tuesday night, the Board of Directors of the Colorado High School Activities Association, addressed a potential change to the 2020-21 sports and activities calendar. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges. Specific to CHSAA activities, this has included trying to resume a traditional fall season for moderate- to […]

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

2020 Colorado State Fair Closes a Successful, Unprecedented Season

  Pueblo, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair has concluded a successfully reimagined 2020 season, thanks to the dedication and cooperation of thousands of on-site and virtual participants, volunteers, staff, local and state public health agencies, sponsors and community supporters. Colorado’s State Fair was one of only 15 State Fairs nationwide that took place in […]

Colorado Crop and Progress Report, Week Ending September 6, 2020

Colorado Crop and Progress Report, Week Ending September 6, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Extremely hot and dry weather persisted last week, pushing crop maturity and harvest progress, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northeastern counties, producers began corn silage harvest and harvest of millet. County reports continued to note failure of non-irrigated crops due […]

Violet Geraldine (Ely, VanCampen) Schnabel…October 5, 1927 – June 28, 2020

Violet Geraldine (Ely, VanCampen) Schnabel…October 5, 1927 – June 28, 2020

    A memorial service for longtime Baca county resident, Violet Geraldine Schnabel will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the Star Community Church located at 27999 County Road D, Granada, Colorado 81041. Inurnment will follow at the Holly Cemetery. Violet Geraldine (Ely, VanCampen) Schnabel was born on October 5th, 1927 […]

Leonora “Eleanor” Bañuelos-Leal…September 8, 1931 – September 6, 2020

Leonora “Eleanor” Bañuelos-Leal…September 8, 1931 – September 6, 2020

    A celebration of life memorial Mass for longtime Lamar resident, Eleanor Leal, will be held at 10:00 AM Friday September 11, 2020 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Steve Murry as celebrant. A private family in-urnment will take place at a later date. A rosary/scripture service […]

LCC Student Receives National Scholarship

LCC Student Receives National Scholarship

  Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College (LCC) student Kristine May has been named a 2020 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar. “Great news for Kristine May, whose recognition was postponed from last spring, but will now be celebrated this fall,” said Dr. Linda Lujan, President, LCC. “We are excited to have […]

Max LaRoy Owens…August 1, 1938 – September 1, 2020

Max LaRoy Owens…August 1, 1938 – September 1, 2020

  Max LaRoy Owens went to be with the Lord on September 1, 2020 at Hays Medical Center. Max was born August 1, 1938 in Valentine, Nebraska. Max lived most of his life in Eads, Colorado. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and most of all, spending time with his children […]

The Weather is CHANGING

The Weather is CHANGING

Hazardous Weather Outlook-National Weather Service Pueblo CO-1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today […]

Public Hearing for Street Name Change

Public Hearing for Street Name Change

    The Lamar City Council has scheduled a public hearing on Monday, September 14th, to discuss changing Ridge Trail to Trail Ridge. The meeting begins at 7pm in council chambers or through streaming resources. The current road connects to Sunset Ridge in the neighborhood south of town, off Memorial Drive, known as The Ridges. […]

Info Mailings to Unregistered Voters Begins

Info Mailings to Unregistered Voters Begins

    Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI), will be sending out a mailing to Colorado beginning September 7, 2020. Their mission is to expand access to Democracy by Underrepresented Populations. The VPC and CVI have one key mission to bring more people into democracy. Both organizations successfully utilize direct […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations-September 2020

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations-September 2020

  ARPA Board Reviews Preliminary 2021 Budget: A preliminary budget was presented to the ARPA Board of Directors at its August 27 meeting that anticipates a rate decrease for 2021. The proposed decrease in the energy rate for 2021 will reduce ARPA’s rate by approximately 3%. The budget includes total revenues of $30.4 million, power […]

9/11 Memorial Rally Planned for September 11th

9/11 Memorial Rally Planned for September 11th

    The annual 9/11 and First Responder Tribute Memorial Parade is not being held this year due to COVID-19 concerns for the health and welfare of local residents. It has been re-scheduled for September 12, 2021, but Doug Harbour, organizer of the yearly memorial activities, has announced that a motor rally and parade will […]

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state as the people head out to enjoy the final days of the summer travel season over Labor Day weekend. Whatever your final destination, please remember to wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your […]