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The 18th Annual Holly Blue Grass Festival is set for June 11-13th

The 18th Annual Holly Blue Grass Festival is set for June 11-13th

      The 18th annual Holly Bluegrass Festival is held at Gateway Park, June 11-13th in conjunction with Holly Days which commemorates Holly’s recovery from the 1965 flood. It is a free, fun-filled time for the entire family. FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE PARK – Begins with meals prepared by the Holly Commercial Club from […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 30, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 30, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Rainfall and wet conditions delayed planting and fieldwork in some eastern counties last week while western counties remained distressingly dry, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, corn planting progressed but remained slightly behind the average. Planting and emergence of other crops […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment Covid Weekly Update for June 2, 2021

Prowers County Public Health & Environment Covid Weekly Update for June 2, 2021

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 2.72%, down from 3.73% last week (goal is <5%).  There have been seven cases in the past seven days and 17 cases in the past 14 days for Prowers County. NEWS The new state Public Health Order no longer contains gathering size restrictions. The orders do state […]

Rain, How Much & Where

Rain, How Much & Where

    The usual speculation of how much precipitation we’ve received in southeast Colorado always follows a heavy rain or one that is at least moderate and lasts for more than a day or two.  We’ve had that occasion to speculate this past May and just this past Memorial Day weekend.  It may have rained […]

Bent-Prowers Cattlemen’s Association Meeting Set for June 12th

Bent-Prowers Cattlemen’s Association Meeting Set for June 12th

  The Gobin Building at 105 North Main Street in Rocky Ford will host the Bent-Prowers Cattlemen’s Association meeting on Saturday, June 12th.  The annual event will be highlighted by several speakers including:  Steve Wooten, Terry Frankhouser and Kim Stackhouse-Lawson on “Sustainable Beef”; various industry updates from the Colorado Brand Board, CO Beef Council, CPW, […]

Prowers County One of CDHS Awards Community Grantees through the Colorado Fatherhood Program

Prowers County One of CDHS Awards Community Grantees through the Colorado Fatherhood Program

    The Colorado Department of Human Services announced today that seven community sites across Colorado have been selected to provide services to fathers with funding support from a $7.5 million grant. The grant funding created the five-year Colorado Fatherhood Program, which seeks to support fathers to sustain healthy relationships, reinforce responsible parenting through skills-based […]

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

Colorado Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Wildlife Corridors

  The Colorado Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution to protect the state’s wildlife corridors, which would conserve native species while improving road safety and bolstering Colorado’s economy. The bipartisan resolution was introduced earlier this month by Democratic Senator Jessie Danielson and Republican Representative Perry Will. The legislation, which marks a monumental step towards preserving […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-National Weather Service - May 20 2021

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-National Weather Service – May 20 2021

      Spring Storms Bring Abundant Moisture to Eastern Colorado  SYNOPSIS:  Late winter and early spring storm systems have provided abundant and much needed moisture to eastern Colorado. Precipitation through the middle of May is also proving up to task, thus far, with widespread 2-to-3-inch amounts recorded across southeastern Colorado, along with pockets of […]

The NPS is Conducting a Study on the Zebulon Pike Trail

The NPS is Conducting a Study on the Zebulon Pike Trail

  The National Park Service (NPS) is conducting a study on the Zebulon Pike Trail to evaluate its eligibility as a new national historic trail. The study addresses the 1806-07 expedition led by Lt. Zebulon M. Pike into the southern portions of the Louisiana Purchase, and the northern edge of the Spanish colonial empire. The […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment Update, May 26, 2021

Prowers County Public Health & Environment Update, May 26, 2021

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 3.73%, up from 3.57% last week (goal is <5%). There have been ten cases over the past seven days and 23 cases over the past 14 days. NEWS WALK-IN VACCINE CLINICS: Due to changes made by CDPHE we are now able to offer walk-in vaccine clinics. You […]

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up May Meetings

Lamar Utility Board Wraps up May Meetings

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted that on Tuesday, May 18th, the plant began supplying power to Las Animas and has been asked to do so until September.  The request was made by Arkansas River Power Authority, Black Hills Energy and Tri-State G & T as part of a line upgrade by […]

Council Approves Public Safety Board

Council Approves Public Safety Board

    The Lamar City Council, during its May 24th meeting, approved on first reading, Ordinance 1245, establishing an Advisory Board of Public Safety for the City of Lamar, Colorado.  The board will have five members who will provide input on a “Review of certain un-resolved citizen complaints, after the proper internal administrative process has […]

Colorado Employment Situation – April 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – April 2021

    Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in April at 6.4 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 6.1 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by 8,900 in April to […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2021

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – APRIL 2021

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.71 billion pounds in April, up 22 percent from the 3.86 billion pounds produced in April 2020. Beef production, at 2.35 billion pounds, was 29 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.85 million head, up 27 percent from April 2020. The […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1,040,000 head as of May 1, 2021. The latest inventory was 2 percent below last month’s inventory but 9 percent above the May 1, 2020 inventory. Cattle feeders […]