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Farms and Land in Farms - USDA Report

Farms and Land in Farms – USDA Report

ARIZONA The number of farms and ranches in Arizona in 2018 totaled 19,200, up 100 operations from the 2017 estimate. Total land in farms in Arizona, at 26.2 million acres, was up less than one-half percent from the 2017 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,365 acres, compared to 1,366 acres the previous year. […]

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

USDA Seeks Feedback from Growers about 2019 Crops, Stocks, Livestock Inventories and Values

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. – April 17, 2019 – Over the course of the next two months, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will contact over 12,000 producers across the region to determine crop […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1,060,000 head as of April 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 12 percent above April 1, 2018 inventory and 1 percent above the previous month’s inventory. The inventory […]

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 6,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,755,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,300 and government increased 800. February estimates were revised down to 2,749,200, and the over the month change from January to February was an […]

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

        At 7:00 am this morning, (Monday, April 15, 2019) John Martin Dam opened up its gates for the first time since November 1st! This is the first release since the completion of the stilling basin project. Flows are starting out relatively low, but expect them to increase as we start to […]

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

  Kevin Karney, Southeast Colorado Power Association Board President, noted the anniversaries of SECPA at 80 years of service and 20 years for SECOM in his address to the gathering, Thursday, April 11th  at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.  Southeast Colorado Power Association, formed in 1937, provides electric power to approximately 10,458 meters in […]

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

Trooper Tips: What Are You Carrying in Your Truck?

  Summer is getting closer. You can tell by the occasional warm day that reminds you the lawn mower may need to be tuned up.  So this means yard work is not too far in the future. If you are like me, my truck is used to carry everything. Some items fit well, and others […]

NWS Posts High Wind Watch for S.E. CO Beginning Wednesday

NWS Posts High Wind Watch for S.E. CO Beginning Wednesday

High Wind Watch URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE from National Weather Service Pueblo CO 408 AM MDT Tue Apr 9, 2019 Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet- Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County- Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County- INCLUDING Colorado Springs, Peterson AFB, […]

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

Cattle Handling Training Starts Bent-Prowers 150th Year Events

    LAMAR – About 40 ranchers of all ages became certified in Beef Quality Assurance, with training held during the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association events on April 6th here. Scott Stinnett and Tianna Garcia, both of CSU Extension, served as instructors in the Colorado Beef Quality Assurance program, which focuses on providing […]

Lamar Elks Host Food Drive for Sparrow House

Lamar Elks Host Food Drive for Sparrow House

Pictured L to R: Cary LaCost, Jared Crabtree, Brian Graves,  Oscar Riley, Exalted Ruler Jackie Manly, Joel Jacoby, Kameron Nolder, and Sarah Nolder The Lamar Elks Lodge members presented Sparrow House Ministries with a donation of $1,500 and over 800lbs of food. The $1,500 was made possible by a grant from the Elks National Foundation […]

Colorado County Clerks Oppose HB19-1278

Colorado County Clerks Oppose HB19-1278

  A record number of county clerks converged on Colorado’s state Capitol this week to voice concerns about a proposed elections bill that would, among other things, extend voting hours on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The clerks, from Crowley County on the eastern plains to Routt County in the northwest, fear […]

PMC Annual Benefit Gala Set for May 10

PMC Annual Benefit Gala Set for May 10

  Prowers Medical Center Patients to Benefit from ‘Friends of the Foundation Gala’    (Lamar, CO)  April 4, 2019 – It will be a gala event of exceptional importance at the Cow Palace Inn Courtyard as fundraisers gather to support a great cause. The Prowers Medical Center Foundation will host their 2nd annual fundraising event, […]

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum 25th Anniversary, “A River of Dreams and Realities”

Arkansas River Basin Water Forum 25th Anniversary, “A River of Dreams and Realities”

  This special, 25th anniversary celebratory conference, A River of Dreams and Realties, welcomes keynote speeches by Senator Cory Gardner and former Agricultural Commissioner, Don Ament at the Pueblo Convention Center on April 24-25, 2019. Program highlights include a 25-year retrospective of the crucial nature of water in the Arkansas River Basin from state- and […]

781 Citations Issued During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

781 Citations Issued During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

    STATEWIDE — Last year, 215 unbuckled drivers and passengers were killed in crashes in Colorado, accounting for more than half of the state’s 410 total passenger vehicle deaths. To address low seat belt usage in rural areas, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies recently […]

Las Animas Brush Fire Continues into Second Day

Las Animas Brush Fire Continues into Second Day

  The Bent County Fire has forced seven households to evacuate the area along the riverbed near the former Bent County Correctional Facility. As of 11am Friday, the fire had consumed approximately 300 acres of land. The fire was first reported at about 5:45pm Thursday afternoon and spread through the evening. Firefighters were present until […]