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Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

  Colorado State Legislators and the interested public are invited to a Conservation Easement Work Group Thursday, October 24th at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar. The discussion will focus on House Bill 2019-1264. AGENDA: 08:45 –                   Coffee & Donuts 09:00 – 9:15        Welcome & Overview of Work Group status ….. Alan Gentz […]

GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

  DENVER– The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $54,000 conservation excellence grant to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado while reducing costly wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs). In Colorado, nearly 4,000 vehicle crashes involving wildlife are reported each year, […]

Governor Polis Announces New State Park

Governor Polis Announces New State Park

    DENVER – Governor Jared Polis recently announced that Colorado will work to establish additional Colorado State Parks. The first State Park under consideration includes the iconic 9,633-foot Fishers Peak, which is the highest peak in the United States east of Interstate 25. A diverse partnership, including the City of Trinidad, The Trust for […]

September 2019 Drought Update from CWCB

September 2019 Drought Update from CWCB

      August and September to date have both been warm, although the water year as a whole is the coldest since 2010. Above normal temperatures are predicted to continue in October. Recent months have also been dry although for the water year as a whole, precipitation ranges from average to above average statewide. […]

Colorado’s Fall Agritourism Activities Offer Fun for Everyone

Colorado’s Fall Agritourism Activities Offer Fun for Everyone

        Broomfield, Colo. – As the air turns cooler and leaves change color, the Colorado Department of Agriculture offers a wide variety of information and resources to help people across the state experience fun outdoor activities and agriculture this season. “Fall is a great time to experience Colorado agriculture,” said Wendy White, […]

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

      STATEWIDE — Between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law agencies teamed up for six high visibility enforcement periods as part of The Heat Is On campaign. The enforcement periods are meant to ensure every Coloradan gets home safely, […]

Betty Lou (Canfield) Donahue

August 9, 1928-May18, 2019 – Betty Lou (Canfield) Donahue was born on August 9, 1928 in Kornman, CO to Sydney B. Canfield and Ethel Marie (Porter) Canfield in a chicken coop. She passed away on May 18, 2019 in her home in Colorado Springs, Colorado at age 90. Betty was the oldest of 4 children. […]

Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

    City of Lamar ambulance service will be continued in areas of Prowers County not served by the Holly Ambulance Service. This past June, Prowers County agreed to a six month contract for $60,000 in which ambulance service would be provided to those areas until December 31st.  The city and county had agreed to […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue for August, 2019

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue for August, 2019

    City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue collected in August, 2019 showed a 5.56% gain over last year for an increase of $15,521.12 for a total of $294,738, compared to $279,217 for 2018. Use Tax was down 29.13% for a drop of $8,323 and Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 2.40% for […]

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority - Business Operations Summary, October 2019

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations Summary, October 2019

        Future Power Supply Considerations: During the legislative session of 2019, the State legislature passed a handful of new bills that will most certainly have an impact on future power supply options and cost. The legislation included goals to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) by 26% by 2025 and 50% by 2030. […]

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products

  LAMAR, October 10, 2019 – As of Friday, October 4, 2019, Gateway Safety Flare (GSF) of Lamar announced that it has completed the sale of its Lamar business interests to Orion Safety Products. Orion Safety Products, a leader in safety flare and emergency signaling devices, has facilities in Maryland, Indiana and Pennsylvania. GSF owners […]

5th Annual Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show/Boggsville Days

5th Annual Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show/Boggsville Days

    Join in the fun and activities at the 5th Annual Boggsville Days and Doc Jones Chuck Wagon Cook-off and Cowboy Music Show, Saturday, October 12th. Located at the historic site 2 miles south of Las Animas Colorado, Boggsville was the home of John Prowers, Thomas Boggs, and Kit Carson. There will be a […]

Holly Administrator Search Narrows

Holly Administrator Search Narrows

        The search for a new administrator for the Town of Holly has been narrowed to two candidates. Interim Administrator, Steven Rabe, told the Trustees Monday night, October 2nd, he will contact the two, Edward Patton of Sedgwick, Kansas and Michael Tanner from Barling, Arkansas, to set up interview dates to meet […]

2019-2020 Water Year Begins in Colorado

2019-2020 Water Year Begins in Colorado

    The State of Colorado began its 2019-2020 study of our drought situation this past Tuesday, October 1st noting that nearly 70% of Colorado is in the lowest level of drought classification, D-0 or ‘abnormally dry’.  This classification registers for 596,000 residents in the state or 12% and covers 42.4% of Colorado.  The only […]

Free Tour of Picketwire Canyon Thursday, October 17

Free Tour of Picketwire Canyon Thursday, October 17

  Canyons & Plains, the southeast Colorado heritage tourism organization, is offering a free tour for up to 25 people to visit Picketwire Canyon in the Comanche National Grassland on Thursday, October 17. Normally these tours, led by a U.S. Forest Service guide, cost $15 per person.  Canyons & Plains (C&P) will be covering that […]