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June forecast shows continued growth for Colorado economy

June forecast shows continued growth for Colorado economy

    DENVER — The Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) released the June forecast showing stronger than expected revenue growth. Strong wage growth is driving continued consumer spending, sustaining our economic expansion. However, trade conflicts pose a risk to Colorado’s economy, as recently proposed escalations could result in higher prices for domestic consumers and […]

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

Railroad Trestle Permanently Off-limits to Public at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Restrictions on public access to the railroad trestle bridge in the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area will be strictly enforced after a recent near-tragedy involving a passenger train and two anglers.  Effective immediately, the public is barred from any access to the railroad trestle bridge by the BNSF Railway Police. […]

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

  The annual Youth Horse Camp at Blue Rose Ranch was held June 10th – 14th. Participants had a great week working with horses. Kids learned to groom and care for horses, how to lead horses and handle them on the ground, and they had extensive riding sessions each day. Our two guest riding instructors, […]

Fishing Heating Up at John Martin Reservoir, New Reservation System in Place

Fishing Heating Up at John Martin Reservoir, New Reservation System in Place

  HASTY, Colo. – A few weeks ago, staff at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s John Martin Reservoir State Park watched as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates on the massive 70-year-old dam for the first time since Nov. 1, 2019.  This is big news to anglers who covet fishing in the stilling […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

    DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $5,696 grant to Area 12 of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to restore and diversify the area’s wildlife habitat. The grant is part of GOCO’s CPW Director’s Innovation Fund (DIF), a partnership between GOCO and CPW to create a funding source for […]

Baca County Receives Grant for Fairgrounds Upgrades

Baca County Receives Grant for Fairgrounds Upgrades

  June 12, 2019   The Honorable Glen Ausmus, Chair Baca County 741 Main Street Suite 1 Springfield, CO 81073 RE: EIAF 8917 – Baca County Fairgrounds Improvements Dear Chair Ausmus: The Department of Local Affairs is in receipt of your application for state Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance funds. These revenues are derived from […]

STATE OF THE WATER STATE

STATE OF THE WATER STATE

Drought Free Colorado   Water Year 2018 (Oct 2017- Sept 2018) was the warmest and second driest on record for Colorado, with significant loss to crops and livestock, and multiple large wildfires. Since the onset of the drought and throughout 2018, the State’s Drought Task Force, in collaboration with the Agricultural Impact Task Force has […]

Colorado's Online Voter Registration System Reaches Over 2 Million Transactions

Colorado’s Online Voter Registration System Reaches Over 2 Million Transactions

  DENVER, June 12, 2019 — Since the debut of the online voter registration system (OLVR) in 2010, Coloradans have made more than 2.4 million transactions using the system. This number includes registration updates like changes in party affiliation or address, new registrations, and withdrawals.  In 2010, Colorado became the fourth state to allow online […]

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

  Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg will visit Lamar and Lamar Community College, Thursday, June 20th for an evening meet-and-greet as one leg on several tours Commissioner Greenberg has made across Colorado.  Intended stops include Colorado’s High Plains, San Luis Valley and Western Slope where she is meeting with local ranchers and farmers to […]

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

LAMAR, CO – Significant upward momentum is what Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) is planning for as the organization finalized the hiring of an economic development consultant on Monday, June 10. Following a recommendation from the hiring committee, the Board of Directors approved the contract for Lamar native Tara Smith-Hosick. Hosick is expected to serve as […]

Wiley Hay Days 2019 Royalty - Allen and Janie Campbell

Wiley Hay Days 2019 Royalty – Allen and Janie Campbell

      Allen and Janie Campbell have lived in Wiley most of their lives. Allen grew up South of Wiley, Janie grew up in the Wiley area. Both of them went to Wiley School and graduated from Wiley School. They were married in 1973 and celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last summer. Allen bought […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

  The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for visitors to “step back in time” and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been 170 years ago at Bent’s Fort on the Santa Fe Trail. On Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8 the fort will host its “Living […]

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

Clinic Teaches 4-H’ers New Show Skills

    ROCKY FORD – Show livestock “professors” aided youth on Saturday, June 1 during a free Stock Show University at the Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds in Rocky Ford. Youth and their parents all got an education about daily hair care, showmanship, clipping, and grooming for their 4-H and FFA beef projects at the annual event […]

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Cites 322 Drivers

Memorial Day Weekend DUI Enforcement Cites 322 Drivers

      STATEWIDE — While many Coloradans spent the Memorial Day weekend with family and friends, law enforcement agencies across the state worked overtime to apprehend impaired drivers and keep our roads safe. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Colorado State Patrol (CSP) joined 105 law enforcement agencies across the state from May […]

State Agencies Team up to Cultivate Rural Prosperity Throughout State

State Agencies Team up to Cultivate Rural Prosperity Throughout State

  DENVER – The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT), the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) are teaming up to take their rural prosperity tools and resources directly to Colorado communities. The state Rural Prosperity […]