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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. […]

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

  DENVER, Colo. — Acting National Park Service Regional Director Chip Jenkins announced the selection of Stuart West as the new superintendent for High Plains Group of parks in Colorado and New Mexico. The High Plains Group includes Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument and Sand Creek National Historic Site. West […]

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, […]

Bent's Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

Bent’s Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

      On Saturday, October 19, Bent’s Fort Chapter members will gather at 9:30am at Bent’s New Fort. Bent’s New Fort is located 11 miles east of Lamar, CO off Hwy 50. Pat Palmer will give a presentation beginning at 10 am. After his talk the group will travel to the Sand Creek Massacre National […]

Trooper Tips - What to do if you’re in A Crash

Trooper Tips – What to do if you’re in A Crash

    At one time or another most of us have found ourselves in a bad situation that we have never experienced before; so what do you do in those situations?   Keeping calm and safe is the best advice I have for you. So, if you ever experience a crash try to keep calm.  Check […]

November Election Information

November Election Information

  Election News: Ballots will be sent to all active registered electors the week of October 14 – 18, 2019 for the 2019 Coordinated Election.   Tips for Mail Ballots: You will receive a ballot, secrecy sleeve, and a return envelope. Select candidates and questions you wish to vote on. Use a Black pen that […]

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 […]

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 […]

CSP Investigates Injury Crash near Wiley

CSP Investigates Injury Crash near Wiley

  On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 (corrected date) at approximately 6:00 PM, the Colorado State Patrol investigated a 2-vehicle crash that occurred on Hwy 287 at Prowers County Rd. NN near Wiley, Colorado. A 1996 GMC Yukon, driven by 53 year old Barry Mullins of Wiley, CO, and a 2009 Kenworth semi driven by 50 […]

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center for Prowers County

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center for Prowers County

    Pursuant to 1-5-101 and 1-7.5-107 C.R.S., Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen is seeking written comments from residents of Prowers County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center in conjunction with HB13-1303. House Bill 13-1303 requires a County Clerk and Recorder to solicit public comment concerning the location of […]

Lamar Police Department Press Release - Wildlife - Bobcat

Lamar Police Department Press Release – Wildlife – Bobcat

    In the recent weeks, there have been multiple sightings of at least one bobcat in the area of Memorial Drive. As a reminder, we live in a rural community where the wildlife, including skunks, coyotes, prairie dogs, porcupines, raccoons, deer and bobcats,  frequently visit our neighborhoods during the day and night. While you […]

Food for Thought at Colorado Mills

Food for Thought at Colorado Mills

    Colorado Mills hosted its 4th annual chef’s tour of the facilities in Lamar this past Monday, September 30th, providing an opportunity for Front Range representatives to learn about some aspects of field to market production in hopes of adding to the growth of rural agriculture products along the Front Range and throughout the […]