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Dr. Linda Lujan among Community College of Denver Honorees

Dr. Linda Lujan among Community College of Denver Honorees

  CCD Honors Three Community Leaders with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award Recognition (Denver, CO) – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. exemplified community leadership and made it the cornerstone of his civil rights ministry. He inspired people to continue his work in their communities. In the spirit of Dr. King, Community College of Denver […]

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

  Trees burned in the Hayman Fire of 2002 stand in stark, black contrast to the surrounding landscape in Teller County. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife DENVER – The 2020 wildfires in Colorado were historic. Before last summer, the Hayman Fire was, for 18 years, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history at […]

2021 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

2021 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

    Lamar – January 11, 2021 — Golden Plains Insurance is once again proud to announce its annual scholarship award. It consists of a one time, $1,000 scholarship for the 2021-2022 Academic school year to a deserving 2021 area high school graduate with a desire for successful completion of higher education, either academic or […]

Lamar Community College Announces Spring 2021 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Spring 2021 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s spring 2021 semester Safe Return to Campus plan today, while encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to join them in continuing to follow local and state health department suggestions to diminish the spread of COVID-19. “While the COVID-19 pandemic is still having […]

Colorado Distribution Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine

Colorado Distribution Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine

  The first delivery of the Pfizer vaccine will provide 46,800 vaccine doses. These vaccines will go to health care workers who are treating COVID-19 patients. These workers have been on the front lines since the beginning of the pandemic and are directly exposed to COVID-19 as part of their job. Protecting the people who […]

Colorado State Patrol Opens Applications for Trooper Position

Colorado State Patrol Opens Applications for Trooper Position

    COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol is currently accepting applications for the Trooper career path. If you or someone you know has an interest in joining law enforcement, now is the time to apply online at CSP Cadet Announcement. The window for applications is set to close on December 18, 2020 at 5:00 […]

News from Bent's Fort Chapter Boggsville Settlement

News from Bent’s Fort Chapter Boggsville Settlement

  When the 2021 Symposium of the national Santa Fe Trail Symposium occurs at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site and La Junta, Colorado, Sept. 22 – 26, 2021, a wide variety of informative and entertaining events are being planned to take place. Among these events are scholarly talks about the history of the 200 […]

Virtual Tour of Bent’s Old Fort Planned

Virtual Tour of Bent’s Old Fort Planned

    La Junta, CO – Although the Traditional Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site was cancelled this year due to precautionary measures, the park staff wanted to reach out to our community and share the experience of one of the park’s most popular annual events. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at […]

Lamar Community College COVID-19 Response Update

Lamar Community College COVID-19 Response Update

  (Lamar, COLO.) – On November 9th, LCC’s COVID-19 Response Team met with Prowers County Public Health and Environments (PCPHE) to review cases at LCC. Because 2 or more positive cases within a 14-day period is considered an outbreak and because LCC has had several outbreaks among cohort groups, we received advice that LCC is […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Continues Yearly Climb

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Continues Yearly Climb

    Residents are still spending money. The September 2020 revenue report from the City of Lamar shows collections are up 4.25% for a gain of $13,461 with Use Tax up 2.22% for an increase of $5,911 over last year. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 5.5% for an increase of $19,055. 2020 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

    October 31, 2020 Dear Parents and Community, Today we received notification that a staff member of Welcome Home Child & Family Development Center (WHC) tested positive for COVID-19. Prowers County Public Health & Environment will be contacting the impacted children and staff and will provide guidance to those that require quarantine or isolation. […]

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site has New Visitor and Education Center in Eads, CO

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site has New Visitor and Education Center in Eads, CO

  Eads, CO – Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will be opening its doors to the new Visitor and Education Center in Eads on Tuesday, November 10th. The Visitor and Education Center is in addition to the visitor contact station at our site location near Chivington and will provide an opportunity for people to […]

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of "Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day"

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”

  COLORADO – A proclamation signed by Governor Polis, officially declares October 19, 2020, as “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”. Together with AAA Colorado, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation, and law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up this weekend in an effort to educate about new changes to this […]

Law Enforcement Champions Announced by CDOT and MADD

Law Enforcement Champions Announced by CDOT and MADD

  Colorado Officers and State Troopers Win Awards: Area Recipients Noted   DENVER: The Colorado Department of Transportation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving have announced the winners of the 2020 Law Enforcement Champion Awards for Colorado. These awards focus on efforts to reduce impaired driving, increase the use of seat belts and reduce speeding in […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

    DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife recognizes the contributions of the state’s sportspeople by celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. National Hunting and Fishing Day is observed annually on the fourth Saturday of September, honoring hunters and anglers for their leadership in conserving America’s wildlife and wild places. “For […]