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Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

    Lamar Community College was the last stop of the evening for Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, this past Thursday, June 20th.  Greenberg, who has been Commissioner since the start of the year, held a meet and greet with area ag producers, ranchers and the public in general at the college’s library, capping […]

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 […]

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 […]

Year-Round E15, A Renewable Energy Win for Colorado

Year-Round E15, A Renewable Energy Win for Colorado

        May 31, 2019 – Presidents of Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Administrative Committee (CCAC) and Vice President of Front Range Ethanol issued statements regarding the final rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) allowing retailers to sell gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) year-round. This rule is a win for […]

HONEY PRODUCTION – May 16, 2019

HONEY PRODUCTION – May 16, 2019

  ARIZONA Arizona honey production in 2018 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 912,000 pounds, up 4 percent from 2017. There were 24,000 colonies producing honey in 2018, up 9 percent from 2017. Yield per colony averaged 38 pounds, down 5 percent from the 40 pounds in 2017. Producer honey stocks were 109,000 […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

NWS Pueblo Co – Sat May 11 2019 -/- Abnormally Dry Conditions Remain Across Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain from January through March, has brought significant improvement in the drought that […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Projects Begin in Lamar

System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability of Natural Gas Service   LAMAR, Colo. (May 9, 2019) –Atmos Energy is investing millions of dollars to replace aging infrastructure throughout Colorado to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system. Beginning Monday, May 13th, 2019, these pipe replacement efforts will take place in […]

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

    The Lamar Loop is complete. The six year project which involved numerous alternative plans and flexible funding was officially dedicated with ribbon cutting ceremonies this past Saturday, May 4th at 1pm at Willow Creek Park.  Several dozen residents were on hand to enjoy a free hotdog lunch and some snacks from High Plains […]

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

14th Annual Bent on Birding and 22nd Heritage Festival and Auto Tour

    Las Animas, CO- The natural and cultural history of southeastern Colorado will be on display during the 14th annual Bent on Birding Festival and 22nd annual Santa Fe Trail Auto Tours, Thursday, May 16th through Sunday, May 19th in Bent County. The four-event centers on birding, wildlife-watching and the cultural heritage of the […]

The Butterflies are Free !

The Butterflies are Free !

    Fifty genuine Monarch butterflies, purchased for Lamar Welcome Center volunteers and Chamber of Commerce Directors from a Florida grow-farm, went into semi-hibernation earlier this week and were revived from the warmth of numerous Colorado hands this past Wednesday, May 1st in Lamar, Colorado, now recognized as the only Monarch City USA in the […]

American Legion Recognizes LCC Softball Team Volunteers

American Legion Recognizes LCC Softball Team Volunteers

  Jesse Herrera and Alfred Adame, Commanders in the local American Legion Post #71 presented a certificate of appreciation to members of the Lamar Community College Softball Team and Kristen Silva Head Softball Coach this past Friday, April 26th. “The young ladies of this team have been very helpful to the Legion for over the […]

Livingston Ranch Receives 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

Livingston Ranch Receives 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

    Arvada, Colo. – Mike and Julie Livingston of Kit Carson County have been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private conservation, created the Leopold Conservation Award to inspire American landowners by recognizing exceptional farmers, ranchers and foresters. The prestigious award, […]

Position Open on East Prowers Weed Control District

Position Open 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 fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the Board. Board members are required to meet at least once each month. Additional meetings may be required as needed. Appointed members serve as […]

NWS-Pueblo-/-Drought Information Statement-/-April 26, 2019

NWS-Pueblo-/-Drought Information Statement-/-April 26, 2019

  Improvement Continues In Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado…   SYNOPSIS:  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain throughout February and March, has brought marked improvement in the drought that has plagued Colorado throughout much of the 2018 […]