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Prowers County Commissioners had Full Agenda

Prowers County Commissioners had Full Agenda

    The Prowers County Commissioners met Tuesday, August 9th in routine session and approved various agenda action items through the day before attending the local VA Town Forum held that afternoon at the County SOS Center on East Olive Street. To that end, the commissioners noted in a letter to U.S. Congressman, Michael Bennet, […]

CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2022

CROP PRODUCTION – AUGUST 2022

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 142.78 million bushels, according to the August 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 4 percent from last year’s 148.35 million bushels. The 1.21 million acres […]

Colorado Crop Summer, August 7, 2022

Colorado Crop Summer, August 7, 2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Record breaking temperatures and limited moisture were observed across the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 62 percent of the State is under drought conditions, down 17 percentage points from the previous week. Thirty-one percent of […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Notified of Monkeypox Case       

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Notified of Monkeypox Case       

  Monkeypox identified and confirmed in Prowers County   PROWERS COUNTY – On August 4, 2022, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) of a confirmed case of monkeypox. The risk to the general public continues to be low. Meagan Hillman, Director of PCPHE said, […]

January 1 Honey Bee Colonies Down 1 Percent for Operations with Five or More Colonies

January 1 Honey Bee Colonies Down 1 Percent for Operations with Five or More Colonies

Honey bee colonies for operations with five or more colonies in the United States on January 1, 2022 totaled 2.88 million colonies, down 1 percent from January 1, 2021. The number of colonies in the United States on April 1, 2022, was 2.92 million colonies. During 2021, honey bee colonies on January 1, April 1, […]

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES-2021  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

FARM PRODUCTION EXPENDITURES-2021  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $392.9 billion for 2021, up from $366.2 billion in 2020.  The 2021 total farm production expenditures are up 7.3 percent compared with 2020 total farm production expenditures.  For the 17-line items, fifteen showed an increase from previous year, while two showed a decrease. The four largest […]

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 1,060,000 head as of July 1, 2022. The latest inventory was 3 percent below the previous month’s inventory, but unchanged from the July 1, 2021 inventory. The […]

Water Levels Decline at John Martin Reservoir

Water Levels Decline at John Martin Reservoir

CPW Facebook Posting on John Martin Dam Water Levels As our water level continues to get lower, our courtesy dock on the east boat ramp has reached the end of the cable and anchors holding it in place. Starting on July 25th, the dock will be removed from the water and the ramp will only […]

Monarch Butterflies are now an Endangered Species

Monarch Butterflies are now an Endangered Species

A beloved visitor to summer gardens is officially an endangered species.The migratory monarch butterfly—the iconic subspecies common to North America—was declared endangered today by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the global leading authority on the status of biological diversity.The butterfly, known for its twice-yearly, 2,500-mile journey across the continent between its summer and […]

Up for Growth 2022 Housing Underproduction Report Finds Colorado’s Housing Deficit Has Increased 101% Since 2012

Up for Growth 2022 Housing Underproduction Report Finds Colorado’s Housing Deficit Has Increased 101% Since 2012

  First-of-its kind report quantifies housing shortage by metropolitan and county levels, finds underproduction in state reached 127,000 homes in 2019, up from 63,200 in 2012. Washington, DC – Up for Growth, a cross-sector member network committed to solving the nation’s housing shortage and affordability crisis through data-driven research and evidence-based policy, today released a groundbreaking […]

County Adopts Rubbish and Junk Regulations

County Adopts Rubbish and Junk Regulations

    The Prowers County Commissioners and Planning Commission have been working for some time to create an ordinance regulating rubbish and junk accumulations throughout the county.  The commissioners approved the final draft on July 5th.  The regulations were established to compel the removal of rubbish or junk within the unincorporated areas of Prowers County, […]

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sharing safety information on rattlesnakes with the public for awareness in an instance a person, or even your dog, is bitten. The messaging comes after a tragic incident where a young child died following a bite from a rattlesnake near Colorado Springs. Why are people bitten and what is the […]

Colorado Public Utilities Commissioners to Hold Regional Outreach Meetings

Colorado Public Utilities Commissioners to Hold Regional Outreach Meetings

Denver, CO – Commissioners of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) are reaching out to statewide constituents beginning Thursday, July 21 regarding utility issues and future gas clean heat plans to be submitted by regulated utilities. Commissioners Eric Blank, Megan Gilman and John Gavan are inviting the public to attend these community meetings to discuss […]

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2022 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2022 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

      Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2022, is forecast at 44.55 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 36 percent below the 69.56 million bushel crop […]

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

  LAMAR, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Monday ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Queens Reservoir about 15 miles north of Lamar in Kiowa County due to declining water levels related to intensifying drought conditions. Queens is a warm water irrigation storage reservoir as part of the Great Plains Reservoir system that […]