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May Ranch in Lamar Selected for 2021 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®.

May Ranch in Lamar Selected for 2021 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®.

  The May Ranch is owned and operated by the Dallas and Brenda May family of Prowers County. The conservation practices that the Mays have implemented on their cattle ranch have improved the wildlife habitat, water quality and grass and soil health. The award, given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes ranchers, farmers, […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 UPDATE-April 21, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 UPDATE-April 21, 2021

    NEWS The Dial 3.0 Public Health Order (PHO) expired last week. The new PHO limits indoor events to max capacity 500. If more than 500 people indoors, PCPHE and CDPHE are to be consulted. 100 or more attendees indoors must social distance and wear face coverings. Outdoor gatherings have no capacity restrictions. You […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

  March Storms Bring Beneficial Moisture to southern Colorado  SYNOPSIS:  Several storm systems moving across the Rockies through the month of March provided beneficial and much needed precipitation to much of south central and southeast Colorado. This is especially true across southeast Colorado, which recorded widespread precipitation amounts of 1 to 2 inches throughout the […]

Over $400M in Unemployment Scams Prevented by CDLE

Over $400M in Unemployment Scams Prevented by CDLE

  (DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced it has prevented $437.16 million in fraudulent unemployment payments. Identifying and preventing improper and fraudulent payments is a priority for the Department and the entire Unemployment Insurance system nationwide as every state has experienced an unprecedented amount of suspicious activity since the […]

Camp Amache Takes New Step to Become National Park

Camp Amache Takes New Step to Become National Park

  Congressman Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Chair of the U.S. House Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, introduced bipartisan legislation to designate Amache, a former Japanese American relocation center in Granada, Colorado as a National Park. The Amache National Historic Act (H.R. 2497) follows up on the Amache Study […]

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2021

  Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in March, matching the revised February rate of 6.4 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.0 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by […]

Sand Creek Receives $400,000 Grant from NEH

Sand Creek Receives $400,000 Grant from NEH

Denver, Colo. (April 16, 2021) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced this week that it is awarding $400,000 to to support a new, long-term exhibition at the History Colorado Center that recounts the deadliest day in Colorado history—the 1864 atrocity known as the Sand Creek Massacre—with the voices of Cheyenne and Arapaho […]

National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021

National Volunteer Week April 18 – 24, 2021

    American teacher and humorist, Leo Rosten, said it best: “The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.” As we celebrate National Volunteer Week we pause and think about the volunteers […]

Southeastern Developmental Services Awareness Day, April 29, 2021

Southeastern Developmental Services Awareness Day, April 29, 2021

      David Harbour, Executive Director of Southeastern Developmental Services, briefed the Prowers County Commissioners on the upcoming annual open house/public forum from 11:30am to 1:00pm on Thursday, April 29th at the main office at 1111 South 4th Street in Lamar. The annual event will include refreshments, information, a drawing for a “mystery gift” […]

CSU Extension Announces Youth Photography Showcase Scholarship

CSU Extension Announces Youth Photography Showcase Scholarship

      (Cheyenne Wells, Colo.)  Calling all youth, ages 8-18, in Baca, Bent, Cheyenne, Crowley, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers County. Colorado State University Extension Southeast Regional agents have launched an opportunity for youth to showcase their photography skills and have the chance to earn scholarship money as well as display their pictures […]

Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

  Prowers County was rated Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial. The Dial order is no longer in effect as 0f Thursday, April 15, 2021. On Friday, April 16, 2021 the state issued a new and much less restrictive order. PCPHE will not issue additional more restrictive local orders unless hospitalizations increase significantly. TESTS: 7-day […]

Why 4-H, A Credit to Your Future

Why 4-H, A Credit to Your Future

  (Cheyenne Wells, Colo.) Each year Colorado 4-H members participate in a variety of events, learning opportunities, and contests across the state and within their counties. We often see these highlighted in the local newspapers and social media timelines. We smile at the news, applaud the accomplishment, and move on about our day losing touch […]

Dollar General Bid Nixed in Holly Trustees Vote

Dollar General Bid Nixed in Holly Trustees Vote

    The Holly Trustees, by a six to nothing vote, decided not to accept a $70,000 bid from Vaquero Ventures – Dollar General for frontage property owned by the Town.  Action on Resolution 2021-9 was a portion of the agenda for the April 7th Trustees meeting.  The town had put out a bid on […]

Prowers County Remains at Level Green Covid Status

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment’s weekly Covid update indicates the county remains at Level Green with a seven-day Test Positivity rate of 0.77%, up from 0.36% from the week of March 31st.  There has been only one case of COVID-19 in the past seven days and only two in […]

Initiative Opponents Statement on the Rehearing for Initiative 16

Initiative Opponents Statement on the Rehearing for Initiative 16

Centennial, Colo. — Coloradans for Animal Care, a coalition of Colorado-based agriculture and livestock organizations will request the State Supreme Court review today’s decisions by the State Title Board as to the ballot title it set for Initiative 16. Initiative 16 would criminalize many routine animal care practices that Colorado’s ranchers and farmers use to feed America.  […]