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Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

Replacement Process for Colorado Green Turbines to Begin

    Colorado Green Holdings, LLC received permission from the Prowers County Planning and Zoning Commission for an amended Special Use Permit on Wednesday, December 11th. The permit will allow the company to reduce the number of turbines from 108 to 100 over the next several months and was granted following a public hearing. Avanagrid […]

New Members Join the City Council Line-up, New Concrete Work Planned for South Main Street

New Members Join the City Council Line-up, New Concrete Work Planned for South Main Street

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority ratified a December 6th phone poll approving the submission of a letter of support to the City of Lamar. The letter will be included in a Brownsfield Grant application to help defray costs with the abatement, demolition and removal of the former Troy Manor Motel which is located just south […]

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

Low Water Prompts CPW to Order Emergency Fish Salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir

  SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife today ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Two Buttes Reservoir north of Springfield due to declining water levels.   Two Buttes Reservoir is in imminent danger of a catastrophic fish kill due to extremely low lake levels. Hoping to avoid the loss of a large number […]

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

2018 Irrigation and Water Management Data Now Available

  WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2019 – There were 231,474 farms with 55.9 million irrigated acres, which included 83.4 million acre-feet of water applied in the United States, according to the 2018 Irrigation and Water Management Survey results, published today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). In 2013, the irrigation survey […]

Lamar Utility Board Notes Slight Downturn in Power Purchases

Lamar Utility Board Notes Slight Downturn in Power Purchases

  The Lamar Utility Board approved purchase orders totaling $956,004.79 during their Tuesday, November 12th meeting. Orders requiring authorization amounted to $939,912.06. The estimated payment to ARPA was $937,348.95 based on previous month’s consumption. Payment of bills amounted to $145,477.52. The board approved the purchase of 45, forty-foot, Class 2 power poles and selected the […]

Fall Weather Summary from NWS for Southern Colorado

Fall Weather Summary from NWS for Southern Colorado

  October of 2019 was the polar opposite of September, with several unseasonably strong and cold systems moving across Colorado bringing early season record cold temperatures as well as the season’s first snowfall for many locales. For the month of October as a whole, well below normal temperatures were experienced across all of Colorado. Precipitation […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Approves Grant

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority recommended a CDOT TAP (Transportation Alternative Program) grant be awarded to Daniels Construction in Lamar during its October 28th meeting. The grant is for $500,000 which includes 30 permanent benches, 20 movable benches, 48 trash receptacles, 197 flower pots and one sound system to be used for downtown Lamar events. […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report Ending October 27, 2019

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report Ending October 27, 2019

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:  Cold and windy weather was seen throughout the State last week as producers continued harvest of row crops, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Precipitation and snowfall was seen in the Eastern plains and higher elevation counties.  In northeastern counties, dry weather was reported, however […]

Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

Conservation Easement Work Group Set for Lamar

  Colorado State Legislators and the interested public are invited to a Conservation Easement Work Group Thursday, October 24th at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar. The discussion will focus on House Bill 2019-1264. AGENDA: 08:45 –                   Coffee & Donuts 09:00 – 9:15        Welcome & Overview of Work Group status ….. Alan Gentz […]

GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

GOCO Board awards Colorado Parks and Wildlife $54,000 grant to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado

  DENVER– The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $54,000 conservation excellence grant to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), to improve wildlife habitat connectivity in eastern Colorado while reducing costly wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs). In Colorado, nearly 4,000 vehicle crashes involving wildlife are reported each year, […]

September 2019 Drought Update from CWCB

September 2019 Drought Update from CWCB

      August and September to date have both been warm, although the water year as a whole is the coldest since 2010. Above normal temperatures are predicted to continue in October. Recent months have also been dry although for the water year as a whole, precipitation ranges from average to above average statewide. […]

2019-2020 Water Year Begins in Colorado

2019-2020 Water Year Begins in Colorado

    The State of Colorado began its 2019-2020 study of our drought situation this past Tuesday, October 1st noting that nearly 70% of Colorado is in the lowest level of drought classification, D-0 or ‘abnormally dry’.  This classification registers for 596,000 residents in the state or 12% and covers 42.4% of Colorado.  The only […]

Recap and Forecast, Southeast Colorado Climate Info

Recap and Forecast, Southeast Colorado Climate Info

  Summer of 2019 Climate Review  June was a roller coaster month for weather across Colorado, with a few warm and dry spells followed by unseasona-bly cold and strong weather systems that brought rain, mountain snow and severe storms across the area. Accumu-lating snowfall was recorded across the high peaks on June 22nd, the first […]

County Moves Forward with Energy Efficiency Programs

County Moves Forward with Energy Efficiency Programs

    The Prowers County Commissioners, during their September 17th meeting, approved a resolution concerning the authorization of the Colorado New Energy Improvement District to conduct the program, called Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) within Prowers County. ‘(C-PACE) is a financing tool that allows commercial and multifamily property owners to finance qualifying energy […]

CWCB August 2019 Drought Update

CWCB August 2019 Drought Update

  August has been warmer than average across the majority of the state and each basin, except for the Republican basin, has experienced below average precipitation. The North American monsoon season has been disappointing in Colorado and other parts of the Southwestern U.S. The monsoon season sometimes results in beneficial moisture for south central Colorado […]