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Drought Update from National Weather Service National Weather Service - Pueblo 

Drought Update from National Weather Service National Weather Service – Pueblo 

Drought deepens across the southeast Plains… SYNOPSIS: A mainly west to northwest flow pattern brought a few bouts of precipitation, especially across the northern and central mountains, as well as brief bouts of cooler temperatures to the region, as a few passing weather systems moved mainly north of the region through the first half of […]

UNOFFICIAL Voting Results at Colorado Amendments/Propositions/Races

UNOFFICIAL Voting Results at Colorado Amendments/Propositions/Races

  The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office had 1,300 ballots delivered as of close of voting, so these local results may be subject to change. In general, the top state positions were retained by incumbent Democrats with Polis, Bennet, Griswold, Young and Weiser holding onto their respective seats.  Newly created District 8 went to […]

Lamar Ballot Question 300 Defeated by Voters UNOFFICIAL NUMBERS

Lamar Ballot Question 300 Defeated by Voters UNOFFICIAL NUMBERS

  1,300 ballots were delivered to the County Clerk’s Office as of the close of voting at 7pm Tuesday, so the outcome may change. Question 300 was intended to alter the City of Lamar’s home charter rule. Initiated through a petition, the question prohibited various actions and sales of marijuana and marijuana related materials or […]

Senior Center to Transfer Operations to City of Lamar

Senior Center to Transfer Operations to City of Lamar

  The Lamar City Council and Prowers County Commissioners came to an understanding for the continued operation of the Community Resource Center on East Olive Street following a joint work session Monday, November 7th. Both groups contribute financial support to maintain its operation, but there will be future changes that will shift responsibilities from the […]

CSP Information on What to Do if Too Tired to Drive

CSP Information on What to Do if Too Tired to Drive

  (COLO) – Whether impacted by insomnia, a disrupted sleep schedule or even the end of Daylight Savings, not getting enough sleep before driving is a dangerous idea. According to the National Safety Council drowsy driving is similar to driving under the influence of alcohol and can make drivers three times more likely to be in a […]

CCAC Requesting Research Feedback, Hosting Listening Sessions

CCAC Requesting Research Feedback, Hosting Listening Sessions

  As we begin to evaluate research proposals, we want our producers feedback on what type of research you would like us to fund. There are five Soil Health Principles that the CCAC is focusing on: Soil Armor Minimized soil disturbance Plant diversity Continual living root Livestock integration Based on these principles, what research do […]

Opening for Board Member on East Prowers Weed Control District

Opening for Board Member on East Prowers Weed Control District

The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of East Prowers Weed Control District to replace a position on the Board that will expire January 2024. Board members are required to meet at least once each month. Additional meetings may be required as needed. Appointed members serve as volunteers.  […]

Colorado State Patrol ‘Stay In Your Lane Campaign’ - Put the Phones Down

Colorado State Patrol ‘Stay In Your Lane Campaign’ – Put the Phones Down

      (COLORADO) – On July 1, 2022, the Colorado State Patrol launched a 12-month campaign in an effort to educate Colorado motorists about the dangers that occur when driver’s fail to stay in their lane.  Through enforcement and a proactive awareness campaign called “Stay in Your Lane,” troopers want drivers to understand that […]

Governor Polis and Colorado Tourism Office Award Historic Tourism Recovery Grants to Local Communities

Governor Polis and Colorado Tourism Office Award Historic Tourism Recovery Grants to Local Communities

DENVER — Today, Governor Polis and the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO), within the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), announced the seven recipients of the Tourism Recovery Marketing Grant funding. The recipients granted this funding come from all across the state. The goal of this grant program is to support the economic […]

Savage Stone Dedication at Big Timbers Museum

Savage Stone Dedication at Big Timbers Museum

  Two dedication events were held at the Big Timbers Museum this past Saturday, October 22nd, for the Savage Stadium marker stone.  Up until this spring, the stone, which was placed over the main entryway on the south wall, was transported to its new permanent display at the museum. Several generations of the Steward family […]

CPW Releases 30 Black-footed Ferrets on the Eastern Plains

CPW Releases 30 Black-footed Ferrets on the Eastern Plains

  CPW released 30 black-footed ferrets this week on a prairie dog colony near Lamar.   LAMAR, Colo. (KRDO) — This week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) released 30 new, federally threatened black-footed ferrets on a prairie dog colony near the Town of Lamar. According to CPW, the black-footed ferret is one of the rarest […]

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2022

    5,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in September Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in September at 3.4 percent. While the number of unemployed individuals fell by 2,200, the unemployment rate was unchanged due to rounding. The national […]

Voters Should Get their November Election Ballots by October 28th

Voters Should Get their November Election Ballots by October 28th

ELECTION ALERTS: 2022 General Election ballots are being sent out. Be on the watch for your ballot in the mail. If you have not received your ballot by October 28, 2022 contact our office for a replacement ballot at 719-336-8011. If your address on your voter registration is not up to date or incorrect, you […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper Deliver $60 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Arkansas Valley Conduit

Bennet, Hickenlooper Deliver $60 Million from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for Arkansas Valley Conduit

Funding Will Provide Safe Drinking Water for Southeast Colorado Denver — Today, Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper welcomed an announcement from the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) of the distribution of $60 million in funds from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the completion of the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC), providing Coloradans with a […]

Prowers County Commissioners and LCC Foundation Seek Solutions for EMT Shortfall

Prowers County Commissioners and LCC Foundation Seek Solutions for EMT Shortfall

    Prowers County and rural agencies throughout Colorado are in significant need for EMTs.  Since most rural agencies do not have the funds to pay EMTs, they rely on volunteers to provide critical services to our region.  As area EMTs “age out” or move away and less residents volunteer, Prowers County ambulance services are […]