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Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges in three counties likely will never legally hunt again in Colorado or 47 other states after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing examiner permanently suspended his hunting privileges.  Iniki Vike Kapu, 28, had been accused by Colorado Parks […]

Chad Krug, Ed.D. Selected as Lamar School District Superintendent

Chad Krug, Ed.D. Selected as Lamar School District Superintendent

  The Lamar School District held interviews of Superintendent Candidates on February 11th and 12th, which also included tours of the district buildings, a community roundtable, and a candidate forum with the Lamar Education Association. Interviews were conducted with four candidate finalists and consisted of three interview committees made up of community representatives, district staff […]

New Vaccine Qualifiers as of March 5th in Colorado

New Vaccine Qualifiers as of March 5th in Colorado

  DENVER-  Governor Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the State’s efforts to vaccinate Coloradans. During his remarks, Governor Polis was joined by Brigadier General Scott Sherman and CDPHE Incident Commander Scott Bookman. “Equitable distribution of the vaccine is a top priority for Colorado and to continue […]

Nominate a Special Nurse for Colorado’s Highest Honor

Nominate a Special Nurse for Colorado’s Highest Honor

  Nightingale nurses make big impacts in our lives Have you encountered a nurse who went above and beyond to help you or a loved one? Here is an opportunity to thank that special nurse who always makes a difference. The Colorado Nurses Foundation and Southeastern Colorado AHEC is seeking nominations of outstanding Registered Nurses […]

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

  March 1, 2021 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser kicked off National Consumer Protection Week today by unveiling the list of the top 10 consumer complaints and inquiries his office received in 2020, which included airlines’ response to upended travel, robocalls, and pandemic purchase scams. Last year, consumers filed a record-breaking 12,130 complaints and inquiries with […]

Trooper Tips: Registration, Driver’s Licenses, and Insurance

Trooper Tips: Registration, Driver’s Licenses, and Insurance

Ask a Trooper about how to drive safer on the roadway and you better take seat because it could be a while before the Trooper finishes. I have plenty to say about driving, the hardest part is picking a single topic among the myriad number of laws to talk about. But, if you are interested […]

Livestock Slaughter Report, January 2021

Livestock Slaughter Report, January 2021

  UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.80 billion pounds in January, down 3 percent from the 4.96 billion pounds produced in January 2020 Beef production, at 2.31 billion pounds, was 3 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.74 million head, down 5 percent from January 2020. […]

Lamar Education Association Announces Scholarship

Lamar Education Association Announces Scholarship

  Lamar Education Association announces they will be awarding one scholarship for the spring semester of 2021. To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must: Be a graduate of Lamar High School Be student teaching Spring 2021 Send a document from attending college verifying your student teaching status Send a letter stating your teaching […]

Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

Atmos Energy Addresses Customer Bills Following Historic Winter Storms

  LAMAR, Colorado – Feb. 23, 2021 – Atmos Energy understands customer concerns that the recent extreme weather may affect their natural gas bills, so we want to assure customers that bills in the near term will not include any of the unusually high gas prices from the historic winter storms. Atmos Energy does not […]

Prowers County Notes Single Covid Case Over Last Seven Days

Prowers County Notes Single Covid Case Over Last Seven Days

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Prowers County continues to decline according to the February 22nd report issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment.  There was only one new case registered between February 16th and 4pm on the 22nd.  There have been six cases over the past 14 days.  […]

Lamar Chamber; Donut Friday at A-1 Rental

Lamar Chamber; Donut Friday at A-1 Rental

  Pictured:  Nicole Carter, Eddie Villela, Roy Johnson and Ky Kurth   A-1 Rental and Sales of Lamar recently received a hole-some treat of donuts from members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The board decided several weeks ago to pay Friday visits to local members as a way to say thanks […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, February 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, February 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Drought maintained its grip across the state, but seasonal moisture during February brought a little relief to areas and improved soil moisture, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, winter wheat benefitted from snow cover and received moisture was welcome throughout the district. […]

US Highway 287 Lamar Resurfacing & Roadway Improvements Project

US Highway 287 Lamar Resurfacing & Roadway Improvements Project

  Project virtual open house online, February 22 – March 1, link in contact Prowers County — In early March, 2021, the Colorado Department of Transportation will begin work to improve a portion of US 287 through Lamar. (The project will begin in the vicinity of Savage Avenue). The project will include concrete pavement overlay, […]

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

    Prowers County is now operating at the Blue Level regarding the numbers of persons who may congregate at businesses or attend community or retail operations. The County managed to lower the number of related COVID-19 cases to a level in which the county made the official switch from Yellow to Blue Level as […]

Farms and Land in Farms USDA Report, February 21, 2021

Farms and Land in Farms USDA Report, February 21, 2021

  COLORADO The number of farms and ranches in Colorado in 2020 totaled 38,800, up 100 operations from the 2019 estimate. Total land in farms in Colorado, at 31.8 million acres, was unchanged from the 2019 estimate. The average size of farm was 820 acres, compared to 822 acres the previous year. UNITED STATES The […]