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Finalists Selected for Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Including May Ranch in Lamar

Finalists Selected for Colorado Leopold Conservation Award Including May Ranch in Lamar

  ARVADA, Colo. – Three finalists have been selected for the prestigious 2020 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award recognizes ranchers, farmers, and foresters who inspire others with their dedication to land, water, and wildlife habitat management on private, working lands. In Colorado the $10,000 award is […]

Severe Weather Climatology for Southeast and South-Central Colorado

Severe Weather Climatology for Southeast and South-Central Colorado

  The National Weather Service Pueblo Severe Weather climatology page shows numerous severe convective weather statistics in graphical format for the National Weather Service (NWS), Pueblo (PUB) County Warning Area (CWA). The NWS Pueblo CWA consists of southeast and south-central Colorado. Data for the charts and figures were created from information from STORM DATA (published […]

Regional Science Fair Winners Announced

Regional Science Fair Winners Announced

  The Southeast Regional Science Fair was held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the Lamar Community Building.   Sixty-three students brought projects from around the area: Walsh, Springfield, Campo on-line, and Lamar. Special Awards went to:  Heather Hancock and Aden Swanson received plaques for Outstanding Forensics Science projects. Braxen Shelton received a certificate and […]

US 50B Surface Treatment Between Fowler and Manzanola

US 50B Surface Treatment Between Fowler and Manzanola

    The Colorado Department of Transportation is improving an eight-mile stretch of US 50 between Fowler and Manzanola. A full closure of US 50 from mile points (MP) 351.95 to MP 359.03 between Fowler and Manzanola is required from March 16 through late fall 2020. Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 […]

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

  Spotter Training Available Across Southern Colorado through May The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers learn to […]

Construction Work Begins on Commercial Street Bridge

Construction Work Begins on Commercial Street Bridge

    Detour signs have been posted along Avenida Colonia and Commercial Streets in Lamar, now that the Commercial Street Bridge has been torn down, making way for a new, 50-foot-wide span crossing the Lamar Canal. The Lamar City Council finalized the agreement with Tricon 2, LLC for construction of the bridge during its January […]

Lamar Chamber Sets Annual Banquet, Invites Nominations for Awards

Lamar Chamber Sets Annual Banquet, Invites Nominations for Awards

    Details for the 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet were discussed by Chamber President, Clifford Boxley and board members during their monthly meeting, Thursday, February 20. The banquet, including dinner, will be held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge on Wednesday, April 8th. This will mark the 99th anniversary of the banquet held by […]

March 3 Deadline for Presidential Primary Ballots

March 3 Deadline for Presidential Primary Ballots

Presidential Primary Ballots will arrive this week. The earlier voted ballots are returned, the earlier election night results can be released. We highly recommend that you: Drop your voted ballot off at the Prowers County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO. Use the ballot drop box inside the courthouse […]

Officials Detail Procedures for National Designation for Camp Amache

Officials Detail Procedures for National Designation for Camp Amache

      Qualifying to become registered as a national park is a laborious pursuit. Proponents to have Camp Amache in Granada attain that status met with Tamara Delaplane, Project Manager and Landscape/Architect for the National Park Service and several NPS associates at the Granada Complex this past Tuesday, February 11th. Interested citizens, Prowers County […]

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

  Local Dual-Enrollment Instructor and Historian Wins Prestigious Teaching Award LAMAR, CO – John Hopper, teacher and dean of students at Granada Public Schools and dual-enrollment instructor for Lamar Community College (LCC), has been awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize by the American Historical Association (AHA). This biennial prize is AHA’s most prestigious honor for […]

Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

  Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced last year the school was selected for the John Irwin Award for Academic Achievement under guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education. “We’re really excited to have been selected,” she said, adding that the school was also chosen for the annual award in 2007. “You need […]

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

    Sometimes the success of an event isn’t always based on the number of people attending or the amount of funds raised for a worthy cause. In either case you’d like the numbers to be high, but you also want the attendees to have a good time and the first fundraising event for the […]

Auditions are Open for "Our Town"

Auditions are Open for “Our Town”

    The Trail Blazer Theatre group is open for auditions for one of the most well-recognized plays in America, “Our Town”. Written by Thornton Wilder, the three-act play, noted for its minimalistic stage set, presents the lives of New Hampshire residents, some of whom live and die in a small American town between 1901 […]

ELECTION NEWS for 2020:

ELECTION NEWS for 2020:

2020 will be a very busy election year. In 2016, Proposition 107 was approved by Colorado voters to recreate and reenact state laws for allowing Presidential Primary Elections. With this change, Colorado will hold a 2020 Presidential Primary Election.   2020 Presidential Primary will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 2020 Primary will be held […]

PRESS RELEASE: Holtorf Appointed to State House District 64 Seat

PRESS RELEASE: Holtorf Appointed to State House District 64 Seat

By Landan Schaffert, Campaign Manager, Holtorf for HD 64  On Saturday, December 28, 2019, Richard Holtorf, a Republican farmer, rancher, feedlot manager, and Army veteran of Washington County, was appointed as the new State Representative for House District 64. In Kiowa, 115 delegates gathered to appoint a representative to fill this position, which was recently […]