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West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir State Park has closed its West Boat Ramp to trailer launching due to low water levels. It has become too difficult to launch vessels from the ramp because the end of the concrete boat ramp will soon be completely exposed. To protect the safety of boating guests, Park Manager […]

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

Lamar School District Board Press Release on Status of Savage Mascot

  The Lamar School District Board of Education held a community forum on July 15th to provide information related to SB21-116 which prohibits the use of Native American mascots by Colorado schools beginning June 1, 2022. The Board of Education notified the public of the following: The Board never voted to change or replace the mascot. […]

Sulfuric Acid Leak Contained at Pilot Truck Stop in Lamar

Sulfuric Acid Leak Contained at Pilot Truck Stop in Lamar

At approximately 2:00 AM on July 22nd 2021, The Lamar Fire and Emergency Services was called to a semi truck leaking Sulfuric Acid at the Pilot Truck Stop. Upon arrival the semi was located in a dirt lot just north of the building. The leak was contained to the dirt lot. At approximately 9:00 AM 1,000 gallons […]

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

  The weekly Test Positivity Rate for Prowers County Covid cases is as of July 21st, 0.90%, up from 0.44% last week.  The number of hospitalizations has climbed slightly to 90 with 1,281 cases reported.  There have been two cases in the past two days and four cases reported in the past fourteen days.  There […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

  Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in June at 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,200 in June to 3,197,100. The share […]

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

  (COLO) – With pandemic restrictions easing across the country, summer travel was anticipated to be even higher this year. In a proactive measure, Colorado and five surrounding states came together to send a consistent message to motorists – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling.  These states launched the campaign on Memorial […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

    LAMAR, CO (July 12, 2021) – The City of Lamar has narrowed the search for the next City Administrator to five highly qualified candidates.  The city received 17 applications from candidates in California, Colorado, Minnesota, New Mexico, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council […]

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis ended the Health Emergency Executive Orders for COVID-19 and rescinded all previous Executive Orders issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and signed a Recovery Executive Order to focusing only on those measures related to the State’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, focusing Colorado’s efforts on building back stronger from […]

Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Meeting Set for 7pm, July 9 at LCC

Colorado Independent Redistricting Commission Meeting Set for 7pm, July 9 at LCC

What: The Joint Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions will hold public hearings [in/on region] on the preliminary maps for the state’s eight congressional districts, as well as the 65 state house and 35 senate districts. Colorado residents will have the opportunity to testify about their communities and communicate directly with the Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions. Both commissions […]

Lamar City Council Prepares for November Marijuana Sales Vote

Lamar City Council Prepares for November Marijuana Sales Vote

    What ballot question will be placed before local residents this November regarding commercial sales of marijuana within the boundaries of the City of Lamar?  A research committee set up by the council to investigate the pros and cons of marijuana sales in neighboring communities made a preliminary report during the city council meeting, […]

July 9 Set for Lamar Residents to Weigh in on Redistricting Plans for Colorado

July 9 Set for Lamar Residents to Weigh in on Redistricting Plans for Colorado

    Colorado’s redistricting commissions will begin a statewide touring session seeking resident input on the congressional and legislative district maps that are being created.  Essentially because of Colorado’s increased population from the 2020 Census, a new district can be created in the state.  It is mandated to occur every ten years following a census.  […]

 Agriculture Coalition Applauds Initiative 16 Ruling

 Agriculture Coalition Applauds Initiative 16 Ruling

Colorado Supreme Court Unanimously Rules The Measure Doesn’t Meet Single Subject Requirement Coloradans for Animal Care praised the Colorado Supreme Court for their 7-0 ruling against Initiative 16, determining it did not meet the single subject requirements for a citizen ballot initiative. “We thank the Supreme Court for their unanimous decision. Dairy production and livestock […]

Colorado Employment Situation – May 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – May 2021

    Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point in May to 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.8 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by […]

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for Week of June 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for Week of June 16, 2021

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported that as of June 15th, 2021, the seven-day Test Positivity Rate for Covid cases in the county is 1.61% which falls below the goal of 5% of less.  There have been two cases in the past seven days and five within the past […]