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CPW Using Low Altitude Helicopters for Deer/Elk Count

CPW Using Low Altitude Helicopters for Deer/Elk Count

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Beginning Dec. 6, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists will assess deer and elk populations by conducting low-altitude helicopter flights in southeast Colorado, west of Interstate 25. Then in mid- to late-December, biologists will launch similar helicopter flights in the southeastern plains of Colorado to the east of I-25. Southeast Region residents […]

Camp Amache Moving Closer Toward NPS Designation

Camp Amache Moving Closer Toward NPS Designation

    Camp Amache, the Japanese-American Incarceration Camp in Granada during WWII, is moving closer to being considered a National Park Service site through the bi-partisan efforts of U.S. Senators Hickenlooper and Bennet and U.S. Representatives Neguse and Buck. The Prowers County Commissioners asked that their thanks for the recent efforts be offered to Senator […]

Prowers County Dept. Public Health and Environment – COVID-19 Update, 12/1/21

Prowers County Dept. Public Health and Environment – COVID-19 Update, 12/1/21

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported that as of December 1, 2021, the seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 9.07% (goal is <5%). This is up from 7.06% last week.  There have been 45 cases in the past seven days with 10 vaccinated and 84 cases in the past […]

Secretary of State’s Office Provides Tips for Donating Wisely This Holiday Season

Secretary of State’s Office Provides Tips for Donating Wisely This Holiday Season

  DENVER, Colo– With the holiday charitable giving season now underway, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold is reminding all of those who are planning on sharing their generosity to make sure they are giving wisely.  Once again Coloradans will have ample opportunities to give, with Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day on December 7. […]

Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Colorado Kicks Off Statewide Expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

  DENVER- Governor Jared Polis, Education Commissioner Katy Anthes, and the Imagination Library of Colorado joined American icon Dolly Parton to announce the Colorado statewide expansion of her namesake Imagination Library book-gifting program. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books to children (0- 5 yrs old), free […]

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Announces Certification of Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election

  DENVER, Colo– Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold announced yesterday the certification of the 2021 Coordinated Election. “Colorado’s 2021 Coordinated Election again proves that our state’s election system is the nation’s gold standard,” said Secretary Griswold.  “Once again I’m proud that we conducted a seamless election and that over 1.5 million Coloradans made their […]

Hands Off the Toys, Grinch!

Hands Off the Toys, Grinch!

  The Colorado State Patrol and Port of Entry volunteers at the Lamar Walmart had an unexpected visit from the infamous Grinch, Friday, November 26th during their annual toy drive the day following Thanksgiving.  Perhaps he was just adding well wishes for a generous season of donations as the last thing you want to do […]

Sparrowhouse Ministries Serves those in Need  UPDATE-December Schedule

Sparrowhouse Ministries Serves those in Need UPDATE-December Schedule

  Sparrowhouse Ministries served 540 persons this past Saturday, November 20th from their headquarters at 907 South 3rd Street in Lamar.  While the facility, the former Calvary Baptist Church, offers about 10,000 square feet of storage space, not all of the pantries and freezers remain full.  Directors Joel and Veronica Jacoby said they had some […]

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

Update on Wind Turbine Longevity from LUB

  Through the end of October, the plant’s wind turbines have generated 10,729.10 MWh’s of electricity which is about 2.89% lower than the same period a year ago.  Crews discovered trace amounts of metal shavings in the gearbox filter of turbine T-4 and they will flush and replace the gearbox oil.  The turbines have an […]

COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE – PCPHE - November 23, 2021

COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE – PCPHE – November 23, 2021

  The Prowers County, seven-day test positivity rate has dropped from 9.88% last week to 7.06% for the current week, according to figures from the Prowers County Department of Health and Environment. There have been 39 cases reported in the past seven days of which three persons had been vaccinated and there were 90 cases […]

Zonta Graphics Against Gender Violence on Display

Zonta Graphics Against Gender Violence on Display

    A first glance makes you think someone has scribbled graffiti on the sidewalk, but once you’ve read the message, you get a different assessment on the situation. This year, as in year’s past, the Zonta Club of Prowers County, a part of Zonta International, is taking part in the 16 day-long Zonta Says […]

DAR, Fort William Bent Chapter Celebrates 101 Years

DAR, Fort William Bent Chapter Celebrates 101 Years

      October Meeting: Kent Brooks, Historian and grandson of Baca County Sheriff Robert Luther Huckaby (1951-1955) kicked off the year of celebration from outlines and photos from his new upcoming book titled “Letters Stories and Incidents form the Santa Fe Trail ~ The Bent Fort Years 1833-1849”. Following a luncheon at the Third […]

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2021

  Unemployment Rate Declines to 5.4%; Colorado Job Recovery Continues to Outpace U.S.   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in October to 5.4 percent. The national unemployment rate also declined by two-tenths of a percentage point to 4.6 percent. Other […]

CPW Accepting Applications for Shooting Range Grants through February 1

CPW Accepting Applications for Shooting Range Grants through February 1

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting applications for shooting range construction and improvements through the Shooting Range Grant Development Program. The program is the largest of its kind in the nation and has supported dozens of shooting range improvement projects across Colorado. An estimated $600,000 will be available in the 2022 […]

Annual LHS DECA Chapter Coat Drive

Annual LHS DECA Chapter Coat Drive

(Lamar, Colorado, November 17, 2021) The Lamar High School DECA Chapter coat drive is underway. Donations can be taken to Washington Elementary, Parkview Elementary, Alta Vista Charter School, and Lamar High School. The goal is to have all goods donated by December 2, 2021, in order for coats, hats and gloves to be distributed as […]