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NWS-Moderate to Exceptional Drought Status for Southern Colorado

NWS-Moderate to Exceptional Drought Status for Southern Colorado

  SYNOPSIS: August was mainly hot and dry across Colorado, with the state as whole experiencing its warmest and fifth driest August on record (126 years). With that said, drought deepened across the state with over 98 percent of Colorado experiencing drought conditions by the end of the month. However, an unseasonably strong and cold […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

  Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.7%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined one and eight-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent. Other highlights from the […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 152.10 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and down 5 percent from the 159.90 million […]

21 Candidates for President on the Colorado Ballot. Clerks Office Offers a Sample!

21 Candidates for President on the Colorado Ballot. Clerks Office Offers a Sample!

  Prowers County 2020 General Election Sample Ballots are now posted to the Prowers County Website under Departments and then select Elections. Ballots Styles for this 2020 General Election will be by Precinct Number (Example: PRECT-1, PRECT-2, through PRECT-13 which is associated with your physical address listed on your voter registration record. If you are […]

Holly Makes Progress on Transfer Station

Holly Makes Progress on Transfer Station

    Holly Town Administrator, Michael Tanner, appeared via phone before the Prowers County Planning Commission to request a special use permit for a proposed roll off transfer station waste disposal system. There was no opposition to the request during the commission’s public hearing held on Wednesday, September 16th. Tanner explained the Holly Trustees, during […]

Ag Department Appoints Six New Hemp Advisory Committee Members

Ag Department Appoints Six New Hemp Advisory Committee Members

      Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the statewide Hemp Advisory Committee under the approval of the Colorado Agricultural Commission. The 10-member committee, established in 2013, advises and assists the Commissioner of Agriculture on matters regarding the regulation of industrial […]

Lamar Utility Board Explores Rate Options

Lamar Utility Board Explores Rate Options

    The Lamar Utility Board spent the better part of their September 15th meeting discussing rate increase options with Andrew Ross, Director of Retail Utility Services and Member Relations from Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, the firm that conducted the rate analysis for a proposed rate increase to take effect January 1, 2021. The proposed […]

General Election Ballot Information

General Election Ballot Information

  Election Day – November 3, 2020   2020 General Election ballots will be mailed to “ACTIVE” registered electors (voters) during the week of October 12-16, 2020.   UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) ballots will go out no later than Saturday, September 19, 2020. (Military and Citizens living overseas during the election) […]

Prowers County Elections Ballot Trax Now Available to Voters

Prowers County Elections Ballot Trax Now Available to Voters

    Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold today announced that for the first time, voters in all 64 counties will be able to track the status only of their individual mail ballots for the 2020 General Election with a program offered by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Voters will be able to receive […]

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

  The Lamar City Council unanimously voted to adopt Resolution No. 20-09-01 which opposes a basic rate adjustment for Light Plant customers during their September 14th meeting. Prior to the Lamar Utilities Board public hearing on Tuesday, September 29th, regarding a proposed 1.4% electric rate increase for several classes of customers, including residential, the Lamar […]

Tax Revenues for Lamar Continue to Gain

Tax Revenues for Lamar Continue to Gain

      City Sales Tax collections for the City of Lamar for this past July increased by 4.82% for an increase of $14,491.47 and Use Tax collections were up 13.56% for a gain of $4,048.71. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 4.65% for a gain over last July of $15,376.54. Year to […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Widespread moisture received last week provided temporary relief to drought conditions but delayed fieldwork and harvest in areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Northeastern counties experienced mixed weather including rain, hail, snow, and freezing temperatures. County reports noted no damage yet […]

Annual 9/11 Tribute Observed with Car Rally

Annual 9/11 Tribute Observed with Car Rally

    The current pandemic has caused numerous long-range plans to be curtailed and the annual 9/11 Tribute and Memorial Parade was among the events that had to offer a postponement until next year. Not to say that an observance wasn’t held though. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual event honoring law enforcement, our military […]

New Face Mask Extension to October 12

New Face Mask Extension to October 12

    Colorado Governor Jared Polis, using a series of Executive Orders extended the order requiring the wearing of face masks for anyone over the age of 11 in public places until October 12, 2020, D 2020 190. Polis declared a disaster emergency on March 10, 2020 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in […]

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

Fall colors mark beginning of new DUI enforcement period on Sept. 11

    STATEWIDE — Fall is coming. And while the season of shorter days, cool nights, and colorful leaves is on the horizon, many Colorado fall festivities will look different this year. With the new season also comes increased DUI enforcement. Law enforcement will be on high alert during the Fall Fest DUI enforcement period […]