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October 2021 Drought Information Update from Pueblo NWS

October 2021 Drought Information Update from Pueblo NWS

  Drought continues to develop across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: A warm and generally dry September and October has allowed for drought conditions to continue to develop and deepen across south central and southeast Colorado. The latest US Drought Monitor (issued Thursday, October 21st, 2021) indicates extreme drought (D3) conditions across extreme south […]

Cases Continue to Climb: PCPHE COVID-19 Update - October 20, 2021

Cases Continue to Climb: PCPHE COVID-19 Update – October 20, 2021

    CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are current active outbreaks in Prowers County! See  https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19-outbreak-data. It is updated on Wednesdays. PCPHE will announce any outbreaks that put the public at risk. The seven-day average Test Positivity rate has climbed to 11.36% in the past week (goal is <5%). This is up from 6.01%from last week, ending October 13th.  […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending October 17, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending October 17, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities continued last week where conditions allowed and eastern districts received limited moisture, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, more eastern localities were experiencing moderate to extreme drought conditions compared to the prior report. In northeastern […]

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

  Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce is currently working through a Restart Destinations Program sponsored by the Colorado Tourism Office. This program includes a full-day workshop (which will take place Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 9 am to 3 pm at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community outside of Las Animas), 75 hours of mentorship, and […]

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending Oct 10, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending Oct 10, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest activities made good progress where conditions allowed and precipitation remained confined to western counties, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, alfalfa hay harvest was complete and moisture was received last week. Feed supplies remained short. In northeastern and east central […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

  If you are like many Coloradans, you are probably familiar with or utilize the great assets managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW). These include 42 state parks, including the recently created Fishers Peak State Park, which is a magnificent gift and legacy to our state. Another 350 wide-ranging state wildlife areas provide unparalleled […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

  DENVER, Colo. – As drone use becomes increasingly popular, Colorado’s state parks and wildlife agency urges the public to help protect wildlife, even from the air. Although technology increases access in many positive ways, it can also pose a threat to wildlife by causing increased stress and even death for some animals. Wildlife biologists […]

Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

  (COLO) – From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the Colorado State Patrol, along with state transportation and law enforcement agencies from Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah came together with a united message for the State2State. Buckle Up. Campaign. Over the summer Colorado State Troopers issued 4,248 seatbelt citations with the […]

State Vet Confirms Additional Equine West Nile Virus Cases in Multiple Counties

State Vet Confirms Additional Equine West Nile Virus Cases in Multiple Counties

  Broomfield, Colo. — Since the index case of the equine West Nile Virus (WNV) was identified in Colorado on July 30, 2021, horses from multiple Colorado counties have tested positive for WNV. Four additional horses in Weld County, three horses in Adams County, two horses in Boulder County and one horse each in Elbert, […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Covid Update as of September 29, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Covid Update as of September 29, 2021

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 9.22% (goal is <5%). This is up from 8.47% from last week.  There have been 32 cases in the past seven days of which two had been vaccinated and 30 were not.  There have been sixty-one cases in the past fourteen days.  The cumulative number of cases […]

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 26, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress-Condition Report, Week Ending Sept 26, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions were once again ideal for fieldwork and harvest activities last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, the fourth cutting of alfalfa moved ahead. In the northeast, dry conditions remained and cooler temperatures brought some relief. Corn silage harvest was […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2021 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2021 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.59 billion pounds in August, down 2 percent from the 4.69 billion pounds produced in August 2020. Beef production, at 2.36 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Ca ttle slaughter totaled 2.89 million head, up 3 percent from August 2020. The average live […]

CATTLE ON FEED

CATTLE ON FEED

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 1,080,000 head as of September 1, 2021. The latest inventory was 4 percent above last month and 4 percent above the September 1, 2020 inventory. Cattle feeders with […]

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for Beef Bill Officially Introduced (S. 2716)

Mandatory Country-of-Origin Labeling for Beef Bill Officially Introduced (S. 2716)

  Billings, Mont. – On Monday, Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), for himself and for Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Mike Rounds, (R-S.D.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the “American Beef Labeling Act of 2021,” which is now officially numbered as Senate Bill 2716 (S.2716). Senate Bill 2716 reinstates beef as among the numerous food commodities currently […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Sept 19th

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Weekend Ending Sept 19th

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions were mostly ideal for fieldwork and harvest activities last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, the fourth cutting of alfalfa began. Soil moisture supplies remained short. In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest progressed quickly last week.  Sugarbeet harvest in […]