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Southeast Area CSU Extension Gardening info

Southeast Area CSU Extension Gardening info

SOUTHEAST AREA EXTENSION SAYS                                                               Contact: Michaela Mattes Email: michaela.mattes@colostate.edu Growing a Vegetable Garden As the weather warms, we want to go outside and enjoy nature. Many of us decide to grow a vegetable garden because of its many benefits. Growing your own vegetables teaches you about soil, plants, and the environment, and it is […]

Double Fatal Fire in La Junta

Double Fatal Fire in La Junta

On May 26th, 2024 at approximately 6 am, LJFD responded to a reported structure fire at 1220 Rice Ave.  Upon arrival, heavy fire conditions were seen also starting a second house on fire.  Crews battled hoarding-type conditions of the structure which made it tough to extinguish the fire.  After the fire was extinguished, information was […]

Hungry goats are latest phenom-nom-nom in Colorado wildfire prevention

Hungry goats are latest phenom-nom-nom in Colorado wildfire prevention

Donny Benz, left, and his fiancé Kaiti Singley, right, with Goat Green LLC, monitor their Cashmere goats as they graze in fields in Dutch Creek Open Space in Louisville, Colorado, on May 22, 2024. As the goats eat, they create natural firebreaks that help to prevent and slow down wildfires. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The […]

Lightning strike kills northern Colorado rancher, more than 30 cattle

Lightning strike kills northern Colorado rancher, more than 30 cattle

A truck drives through rural Jackson County, which borders Wyoming. (Kyle Spradley for KHN) A lightning strike killed a Jackson County rancher and more than 30 of his cattle Saturday afternoon as the man tossed hay from the back of a trailer, the local coroner said Sunday. Mike Morgan, 51, was feeding his herd as […]

Lake Pueblo opens ‘Kestrel Pond’ as a place to enjoy quiet water sports

Lake Pueblo opens ‘Kestrel Pond’ as a place to enjoy quiet water sports

PUEBLO, Colo. – Visitors to Lake Pueblo State Park this summer will find a new area they might want to explore: Kestrel Pond located along the Arkansas River off of Rock Canyon Road just below the dam. Kestrel Pond is envisioned as a quiet place for water recreation in contrast to the 5,400 surface acres […]

Bipartisan Bill to Support Farmers and Ranchers Becomes Law

Bipartisan Bill to Support Farmers and Ranchers Becomes Law

ALAMOSA, CO – Governor Jared Polis today signed into law bipartisan legislation sponsored by Representative Matthew Martinez and Senator Dylan Roberts that creates a refundable state income tax credit for a farm or ranch that uses certain stewardship practices that benefit the environment, such as improving soil health and water efficiency. “With the help of this […]

City Council votes to begin negotiations with Chief of Police candidate Al Fear

City Council votes to begin negotiations with Chief of Police candidate Al Fear

Al Fear In a special City Council meeting Thursday, May 23, 2024, City Administrator Rob Evans recommended Al Fear as the preferred candidate for Lamar’s next Chief of Police.  Per city charter, the Administrator makes a recommendation that Council then can vote to accept or decline.  Councilman Joe Gonzales motioned that Council allow Evans to […]

Colorado Pork Producers to hold annual meeting.

Colorado Pork Producers to hold annual meeting.

The annual meeting of the Colorado Pork Producers Council will be held June 25, 2024, at the Valley Trading Post Event Center, 23056 US 350, La Junta, CO and will begin at 4:00pm with a CPPC business meeting, the election of board members and Pork Act Delegates. The program and meal will begin at 5:30 […]

Boating, state park, and wildlife safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

Boating, state park, and wildlife safety tips for Memorial Day weekend

  Life jackets save lives. The majority of water-related fatalities happen when people are swimming in cold water and paddle boarding or kayaking without a life jacket. DENVER—Coloradans and out-of-state visitors play an integral role in keeping Colorado state parks clean, respecting local wildlife, and making the outdoors safer to explore. Ahead of the holiday […]

Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Memorial Day Program Monday, May 27, 2024

Tri-State 9-11 Tribute Memorial Day Program Monday, May 27, 2024

County offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024

County offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 22, 2024 Contact: Prowers County Administration Office 301 S. Main Street, 215 Lamar, CO 81052 (719) 336-8025 All County Offices Will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day. Prowers County Courts Will be closed on Monday, May 27, […]

As Colorado fentanyl deaths continue to rise, here’s the DEA’s new approach to combat the problem

As Colorado fentanyl deaths continue to rise, here’s the DEA’s new approach to combat the problem

At least 1,089 people died from fentanyl poisoning in 2023, up 18.4% from the year before, preliminary data shows As many as 7 in 10 counterfeit pills tested in 2023 contained a potentially lethal dose of fentanyl, or roughly the amount that fits on the tips of a pencil, national DEA laboratory testing showed. (Photo […]

Large hail causes massive destruction in Yuma

Large hail causes massive destruction in Yuma

This image provided by JJ Unger, shows hail surrounding a vehicle Monday night, May 20, 2024, in Yuma, CO.  Residents in the small city were cleaning up Tuesday after hail the size of baseballs pounded the community, with heavy construction equipment and snow shovels being used to clear hail that had piled up knee-deep.   […]

City Offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day

City Offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day

  Public Announcement City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of Memorial Day. The Community Building and Public Library will also be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024. All City offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Residential refuse collection normally scheduled on Monday, May 27th, will be picked […]

Weskan Grain announces current and future storage rates to remain the same

Weskan Grain announces current and future storage rates to remain the same

    May 21, 2024   Dear Valued Customer,   As we head into the 2024 wheat harvest, we just wanted to let our valued customers know that we are keeping our storage rates the same as have been in the past. Below are our current and future storage rates: Corn: $.0016 per bushel per […]