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Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 1, 2022

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending May 1, 2022

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Windy conditions, minimal moisture, and above average temperatures were seen across most of the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 89 percent of the State is under drought conditions, up 2 percentage points from last […]

CSP Responds to Four Car Crash in Baca County

CSP Responds to Four Car Crash in Baca County

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a four-vehicle serious injury crash that occurred on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at approximately 11:59 AM. The crash occurred approximately 9 miles north of the town of Campo on Colorado 287 in Baca County. A green 2005 Kia Sedona driven by Scott Janzen (37-year-old male from Denver, […]

Bill to Make Juneteenth a Colorado State Holiday Becomes Law

Bill to Make Juneteenth a Colorado State Holiday Becomes Law

  DENVER, CO – Governor Jared Polis signed landmark legislation championed by members of the Black Democratic Legislative Caucus of Colorado to make Juneteenth a Colorado State Holiday. The bill, SB22-139, is sponsored by Senators James Coleman, D-Denver, and Janet Buckner, D-Aurora, as well as Representative Leslie Herod, D-Denver. Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union Soldiers, led by Major General […]

Lamar Community College Weekend of Celebrations

Lamar Community College Weekend of Celebrations

(Lamar, Colo.) – Lamar Community College students will have plenty to celebrate on May 6 and 7. First, LCC will formally recognize the accomplishments of their Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing students with a Nurse Pinning ceremony on Friday, May 6 in the Wellness Center at 10 a.m. Livestream for the Nurse Pinning can be found […]

Respect Wildlife, Leave Young Wild Animals in the Wild

Respect Wildlife, Leave Young Wild Animals in the Wild

  Colorado Parks and Wildlife asks people to respect young wildlife – give them space, keep dogs leashed on trails and do not feed wild animals.   DENVER – As trees and flowers begin to bloom, Colorado’s wildlife is experiencing new life and growth as well. Bears are coming out of their winter dens to […]

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

  (Lamar, CO) May 4, 2022 – The Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election was conducted on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. “Unofficial” results are in as we wait for the absentee ballots associated with the Uniformed And Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). These ballots must be received by May 11th. An “official” […]

Phone Use While Driving Cause More Distracted Driving Accidents

Phone Use While Driving Cause More Distracted Driving Accidents

    STATEWIDE — Among all types of distracted driving, it’s the use of a phone that leads to most serious injuries in crashes, according to new data from the Colorado Department of Transportation.  Of the 302 serious injuries in distracted driving crashes in 2020, 205 injuries involved drivers who were using their phone just […]

Final Leg of US 287 Resurfacing Project Begins this May

Final Leg of US 287 Resurfacing Project Begins this May

    The third and final phase of the US 287/50 resurfacing project will begin towards the end of May, 2022 and will be completed by the early part of 2023, according to Michelle Peulen, Southeast Communications Manager for CDOT. A ribbon cutting ceremony for Phase 3 was held just off the intersection of Savage […]

Election Information: From Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

Election Information: From Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

  If you want to change your political party affiliation or withdraw from your party the last day to make those changes is June 6, 2022 providing you want to vote in a different party’s primary election. After said date whatever party you are affiliated with is the ballot you will get in the mail to […]

Peoples Credit Union Announces their 2022 Scholarship Winners

Peoples Credit Union Announces their 2022 Scholarship Winners

    Peoples Credit Union implemented its annual scholarship program in 2003 as a means to give back to the community and support our youth.  It has continued to grow and evolve over the last nineteen years.  Since this program’s inception, we have awarded more than 57 scholarships totaling over $112,000. Peoples Credit Union is […]

Frontier History Encampment Hosted by LCC

Frontier History Encampment Hosted by LCC

    The 2022 Frontier History Encampment was held at Lamar Community College.  A mainstay of the college’s history department for almost twenty years, the encampment is held every two years on the campus, helping bring to life a re-enactment of a century of economic and social development across the High Plains. Close to a […]

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

  A multi-car crash occurred shortly after 2pm this past Friday, April 29th on Highway 50 about five miles west of Lamar. First responders found zero-visibility due to blowing dust as multiple responders reported to the emergency.  Westbound highway 50 was completely blocked by the crash and eastbound was shut down shortly after due to […]

CDOT Ribbon Cutting on 287 Set for May 3rd

CDOT Ribbon Cutting on 287 Set for May 3rd

  Colorado Department of Transportation will host a celebratory ribbon cutting to announce the completion of US 287 phase II resurfacing through downtown Lamar, Colorado on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10am at the corner of US 287 and Savage Avenue in Lamar. Construction began in March 2021 on the improvements of US 287 in Lamar. […]

Prowers County Sand Creek Junction Fire Recap

Prowers County Sand Creek Junction Fire Recap

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office would like to release the following information concerning the Sand Creek Junction Fire, near the 13000 block of Hwy 196, Prowers County, Colorado on 4-22-2022 at approx. 1219 hours. The fire continued well into the day of Saturday, 4-23-2022 as well, with mop-up and hot spot efforts. The fire […]

Bent on Birding Set for May 20-22

Bent on Birding Set for May 20-22

    The 17th Annual Bent on Birding Festival and 25th Annual Heritage Santa Fe Trail Auto Tours will run May 19th through the 22nd in Bent County. Activities feature birding, wildlife-watching and the cultural heritage of the Bent County area. Over 400 species of birds been documents in the area.  Area guides from Davidson […]