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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 […]

Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

Arosha Loku Umagiliyage Joins Lamar Community College Precision Agriculture Program

  Lamar, Col. – Arosha Loku Umagiliyage, Agriculture Faculty, recently joined Lamar Community College (LCC) to develop and deliver a new Precision Agriculture Program. Umagiliyage is an agriculture technology researcher who worked on diverse areas of agriculture- food safety, bioprocess technology, and precision agriculture. Before joining LCC, he was a research assistant and a teaching […]

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, […]

Governor Polis Announces New State Park

Governor Polis Announces New State Park

    DENVER – Governor Jared Polis recently announced that Colorado will work to establish additional Colorado State Parks. The first State Park under consideration includes the iconic 9,633-foot Fishers Peak, which is the highest peak in the United States east of Interstate 25. A diverse partnership, including the City of Trinidad, The Trust for […]

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. […]

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

Stuart West Selected as Superintendent of High Plains Group of Parks in Colorado and New Mexico

  DENVER, Colo. — Acting National Park Service Regional Director Chip Jenkins announced the selection of Stuart West as the new superintendent for High Plains Group of parks in Colorado and New Mexico. The High Plains Group includes Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument and Sand Creek National Historic Site. West […]

Colorado’s Fall Agritourism Activities Offer Fun for Everyone

Colorado’s Fall Agritourism Activities Offer Fun for Everyone

        Broomfield, Colo. – As the air turns cooler and leaves change color, the Colorado Department of Agriculture offers a wide variety of information and resources to help people across the state experience fun outdoor activities and agriculture this season. “Fall is a great time to experience Colorado agriculture,” said Wendy White, […]

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

2,999 Impaired Drivers Felt the Summer Heat in 2019

      STATEWIDE — Between Memorial Day and Labor Day this summer, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), and local law agencies teamed up for six high visibility enforcement periods as part of The Heat Is On campaign. The enforcement periods are meant to ensure every Coloradan gets home safely, […]

Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

Council Sets 2020 Budget, Sends Ambulance Agreement to County

    City of Lamar ambulance service will be continued in areas of Prowers County not served by the Holly Ambulance Service. This past June, Prowers County agreed to a six month contract for $60,000 in which ambulance service would be provided to those areas until December 31st.  The city and county had agreed to […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue for August, 2019

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue for August, 2019

    City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue collected in August, 2019 showed a 5.56% gain over last year for an increase of $15,521.12 for a total of $294,738, compared to $279,217 for 2018. Use Tax was down 29.13% for a drop of $8,323 and Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 2.40% for […]

Bent's Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

Bent’s Fort Chapter Members to Tour Local Historic Sites

      On Saturday, October 19, Bent’s Fort Chapter members will gather at 9:30am at Bent’s New Fort. Bent’s New Fort is located 11 miles east of Lamar, CO off Hwy 50. Pat Palmer will give a presentation beginning at 10 am. After his talk the group will travel to the Sand Creek Massacre National […]

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority - Business Operations Summary, October 2019

ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority – Business Operations Summary, October 2019

        Future Power Supply Considerations: During the legislative session of 2019, the State legislature passed a handful of new bills that will most certainly have an impact on future power supply options and cost. The legislation included goals to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) by 26% by 2025 and 50% by 2030. […]

Trooper Tips - What to do if you’re in A Crash

Trooper Tips – What to do if you’re in A Crash

    At one time or another most of us have found ourselves in a bad situation that we have never experienced before; so what do you do in those situations?   Keeping calm and safe is the best advice I have for you. So, if you ever experience a crash try to keep calm.  Check […]

November Election Information

November Election Information

  Election News: Ballots will be sent to all active registered electors the week of October 14 – 18, 2019 for the 2019 Coordinated Election.   Tips for Mail Ballots: You will receive a ballot, secrecy sleeve, and a return envelope. Select candidates and questions you wish to vote on. Use a Black pen that […]

CROP PRODUCTION – OCTOBER 2019 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – OCTOBER 2019 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Based on October 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 181.44 million bushels, up 16 percent from last year’s 156.00 million bushels, according to the October 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.26 million acres expected to be harvested […]