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Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

Lamar Council Notes Various Community/Economic Improvement Plans

    The City of Lamar’s Water Distribution System Improvement Plan is nearing the end of Phase 3 which will complete the project designed to upgrade the water system running underneath South Main Street in the city. City Administrator, Steve Kil, informed the council during the July 13th meeting, that he and department heads will […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Gains Continue

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Gains Continue

    Sales tax revenue remains health for the City of Lamar as the May Sales and Use Tax report shows a 10.61% climb over last year for a $30,812 gain with Use Tax revenues up 26.35% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 11.50% for a gain of $35,782. Total collections for May […]

Press Release-Prowers County Sheriff's Office

Press Release-Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

    MEDIA RELEASE – 07-13-2020  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office has received a complaint of criminal misconduct by a detention officer in the Prowers County Jail. This complaint was received around 7-6-2020.  Otero County Sheriff’s Office was asked to conduct the investigation on 7-7-2020. On Friday 7-10-2020, after reviewing the information and conducting interviews, […]

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2020 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2020 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2020, is forecast at 51.15 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 48 percent below the 98.00 million bushel crop produced last […]

Trustees Working to Develop New Housing in Granada

Trustees Working to Develop New Housing in Granada

Lengthy discussion was held by the Granada Trustees during their July 8th meeting on a need for surveyed roads and property in town based on potential future business developments in the community as well as a small housing project. The Trustees held a workshop on July 6th with a developer as well as SECED Executive […]

The Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Approves Grants to Benefit Residents of Southeastern Colorado

The Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Approves Grants to Benefit Residents of Southeastern Colorado

  Pueblo, CO – The Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Board of Directors recently approved 36 grants for a total of $652,425 and awarded $50,000 in college scholarships to various nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions throughout Southeastern Colorado. Through the Foundation’s grant application process, the following organizations were awarded grants: Lower Arkansas Valley Children’s Literacy […]

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER— The National Park Service invites the public to participate in one of three virtual public meetings regarding a special resource study of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache, to take place during the following dates and times: Thursday, July 16th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT (6:00 pm – […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

  System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability While Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions LAMAR, Colo. (July 6, 2020) –Atmos Energy is about to embark on another round of pipe replacement projects to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system as well as decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout Colorado. Beginning Tuesday, July […]

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

  Nearly 100 cattle ranchers and industry stakeholders gathered around their computers on Wednesday, July 1 for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Leadership Election and Social Hour. Leaders were recognized and the CCA Board of Directors settled into their new roles; while attendees saw familiar faces and reconnected with old colleagues and friends. The event […]

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

  The Annual Colorado State Fair Parade, themed “A Walk on the Wild Side” set to take place Saturday, August 29th has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Colorado State Fair Parade is one of the oldest parades in Colorado and is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and its State Fair […]

33 Cases in Prowers County-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE-PCPHE-July 8, 2020

33 Cases in Prowers County-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE-PCPHE-July 8, 2020

  Out case positivity rate is approximately 5.5% at this time. More than 600 tests have been done. Of the 33 cases in Prowers County, six are under 10 years of age, three are from 10 to 19 years, four are from 20-29, three from 30-39, seven each for 40-49 and 50-59 and one each […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Week Ending July 5, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Week Ending July 5, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Winter wheat harvest advanced quickly in eastern counties last week where conditions allowed, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvested was 36 percent complete, compared to 7 percent last year and 20 percent on average. In northeastern counties, severe weather […]

Injury Crash in Bent County

Injury Crash in Bent County

  On Friday, July 3, 2020 at approximately 10:07 am, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Colorado 50 Highway 50, approximately 1 miles west of Las Animas. A bicycle, ridden by 58 year old Russell Holcomb of Las Animas, was westbound on Colorado Highway 50 in the westbound […]

Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission

Lamar Nursing Program Waives a Requirement for Admission

(Lamar, COLO.) – Lamar Community College Nursing Program is waiving the requirement of the Kaplan Admission Assessment Exam as a requirement for admission into the program for the Fall 2020 semester. All other requirements remain in effect, including the successful completion of all prerequisite coursework and GPA of 2.5 or greater. “Now is the best time […]

Colorado State Wildlife Areas: New Rules for Coloradans

Colorado State Wildlife Areas: New Rules for Coloradans

DENVER – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently adopted a rule change, requiring all visitors 18 or older to possess a valid hunting or fishing license to access any State Wildlife Area or State Trust Land leased by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. This new rule will be in effect beginning July 1, 2020. “Colorado […]