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Syracuse Dairy Adding Beef Cattle to Holly Operation

Syracuse Dairy Adding Beef Cattle to Holly Operation

    The Prowers County Planning Commission, following a public hearing on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, approved the request from Syracuse Dairy in Holly for an amendment to their Special Use Permit. The dairy intends to add about 20,000 head of beef cattle on their 610 acre operation south of Holly. The dairy consists of […]

Trooper Tips - “Older Drivers”

Trooper Tips – “Older Drivers”

  Driving is a feeling of freedom you get when you’re able to just travel wherever you wish. But, there may come a point in time when either you or someone close to you must make the decision to put the keys away and find another way to commute. Talking to an older person about […]

Buxton-Andrade and Grasmick Announce Re-election Bids

Buxton-Andrade and Grasmick Announce Re-election Bids

  Two Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick, have announced their candidacies for new terms as commissioners. Buxton-Andrade has served for seven years and Grasmick has been in office for the past three years. Buxton-Andrade represents District 3 in the county and Grasmick represents District One. Buxton-Andrade noted she has witnessed a shift […]

CSP Investigating Three Vehicle Crash in Bent County

CSP Investigating Three Vehicle Crash in Bent County

    On Thursday, January 2, 2020 at approximately 22:00 hours (10pm), a green Honda Element, driven by 47 year old Seanon Stracener of Lamar, Colorado, was westbound on Colorado 50 near milepost 423, which is located approximately eight miles east of the town of Hasty. The Honda Element crossed the roadway and collided with […]

2019 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado

2019 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado

  January of 2019 started out cold and unsettled, as a passing weather system ushered in some of the coldest air of the season across the area on New Year’s Day. The rest of January can be characterized by periodic weather disturbances moving through persistent moderate west to northwest flow aloft across the Rockies. This […]

CPW issues reminder that shed-antler collection restrictions start Jan. 1

CPW issues reminder that shed-antler collection restrictions start Jan. 1

  DURANGO, Colo. – To protect wintering big-game animals and sage grouse species, collection of shed antlers on all public lands west of I-25 is prohibited from Jan. 1 through April 30. “The purpose of the closures is to reduce disturbance of wintering wildlife during the time of year they are most vulnerable,” said Scott […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report - December 2019

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report – December 2019

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Mostly dry weather across the state during the month of December coincided with a few seasonal snow storms, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Overall, soil moisture supplies declined from the previous report, as did the condition of winter wheat. Reporters in eastern counties noted […]

2019 Year in Review - AUGUST

2019 Year in Review – AUGUST

    The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year.   Boxley of Lamar – 2019 Governor’s Service Awards Recipients Announced DENVER —Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera presented the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards, presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals, community […]

ELECTION NEWS for 2020:

ELECTION NEWS for 2020:

2020 will be a very busy election year. In 2016, Proposition 107 was approved by Colorado voters to recreate and reenact state laws for allowing Presidential Primary Elections. With this change, Colorado will hold a 2020 Presidential Primary Election.   2020 Presidential Primary will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 2020 Primary will be held […]

PRESS RELEASE: Holtorf Appointed to State House District 64 Seat

PRESS RELEASE: Holtorf Appointed to State House District 64 Seat

By Landan Schaffert, Campaign Manager, Holtorf for HD 64  On Saturday, December 28, 2019, Richard Holtorf, a Republican farmer, rancher, feedlot manager, and Army veteran of Washington County, was appointed as the new State Representative for House District 64. In Kiowa, 115 delegates gathered to appoint a representative to fill this position, which was recently […]

Economic Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Colorado’s Economy

Economic Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Colorado’s Economy

    The Office of State Planning and Budgeting has released the December economic forecast showing continued growth in Colorado’s economy.   “Colorado’s economy remains strong with low unemployment, and we must continue to ensure our agriculture, technology, manufacturing, and other critical industries remain on the right path,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We want every […]

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

    Sheriff Sam Zordel announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Prowers County student next spring. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978. Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect […]

CPW Celebrates 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

CPW Celebrates 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

  DENVER, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act this month. NAWCA, signed in December 1989, provides financial support for waterfowl habitat that also supports a multitude of other wetland-related wildlife species. NAWCA provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, […]

ARPA December 2019 Business Operations Summary

ARPA December 2019 Business Operations Summary

ARPA Board Adopts 2020 Budget. At its December meeting, the ARPA Board approved its operating budget for 2020 in the amount of $26,412,190. The 2020 Budget supports the Board’s ongoing plan to accumulate sufficient cash to retire 2010 bonds when they become callable in 2020. The Budget will ensure funding for operations including adequate revenue […]

Colorado Employment Situation - November 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 4,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from October to November for a total of 2,796,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,100 and government increased 1,000. October estimates were revised up to 2,792,700, and the over the month change from September to October was an […]