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GREETINGS to the PROPERTY OWNERS of PROWERS COUNTY

GREETINGS to the PROPERTY OWNERS of PROWERS COUNTY

  I wish to inform you, the property owners, and citizens of Prowers County of my decision to seek re-election to the office of Prowers County Assessor. “Indebted to the Past and Obligated to the Future”. I am “Indebted” to the citizens of Prowers County for the trust and confidence they have placed in me […]

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2021

  9,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in December; Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.8% Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point in December to 4.8 percent. The national unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point to 3.9 percent. Other highlights from […]

Good Citizens Recognized by DAR

Good Citizens Recognized by DAR

  Good Citizen winners are (Left to Right) Alea Wittler, daughter of John and Trina Witter, Vilas High School; Alayah Meltabarger, daughter of Tucker and Patricia Meltabarger, Springfield High School; Rochelle Casey, daughter of Donny and Maegen Casey, Walsh High School; Rhealie Rittgers, daughter of Robert and Jacqueline Rittgers, Eads High School; Kaitlin Baca, daughter […]

Community Celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

Community Celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

  The Lamar School District RE-2 will join the other 178 school districts throughout Colorado in celebrating January as School Board Recognition Month. “Our school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students,” said district Superintendent Chad Krug. “They also serve as the corporate board […]

CCA Members and Stakeholders Gather for Another Highly Successful and Policy-Driven Mid-Winter Conference!

CCA Members and Stakeholders Gather for Another Highly Successful and Policy-Driven Mid-Winter Conference!

  ARVADA, Colo. – It was a busy two days for Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) at the 2022 Mid-Winter Conference, which wrapped up earlier this week at the DoubleTree Hotel in Denver. After a virtual 2021 event, it was great to return to business and tackle issues and opportunities facing the industry.  The event was […]

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE for January 19, 2022 from PCPHE

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE for January 19, 2022 from PCPHE

  COVID-19 Cases have increased over the past two weeks in Prowers County.  There were 2,080 reported cases on January 5th and as of January 19th the Prowers County Department for Public Health and Environment reports 2,309 with 156 hospitalizations and 45 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The seven-day Test Positivity Rate […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

January 13, 2022…Drought Conditions Deepen across Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: After a very warm and dry start to the 2022 Water-Year (October 1-September 30), snow accumulation started in earnest in early December, with several passing weather systems bringing abundant mountain precipitation through the middle and end of December. By the end of the month, state wide snowpack […]

CDOT Prepares for 2022 with the First DUI Enforcement Campaign

CDOT Prepares for 2022 with the First DUI Enforcement Campaign

    STATEWIDE — With the new year in full effect, the Colorado Department of Transportation asks Coloradans to put safety first when behind the wheel and to never drive impaired. CDOT, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies welcome 2022 with The Heat Is On Winter Blitz enforcement period from Jan. 14-17, holding […]

Lamar Community College

LCC Receives Housing Project Funding

  CO AG’s Office awards $1.66 million to LCC for Colorado Partnership for Education and Rural Revitalization (COPERR) Project (LAMAR, Colo.) — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office awarded $1.66 million to Lamar Community College (LCC) in 2021 for a workforce training program that will also see the remediation of blighted housing in the southeastern part […]

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Takes Flight February 3rd

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Takes Flight February 3rd

    LAMAR, Colorado — Southeastern Colorado’s High Plains Snow Goose Festival is set to return to Lamar from February 3rd through the 6th. Lamar is home to more than 400 species of birds over a year, making it one of the best birding locations in Colorado. Surrounded by grasslands and plains, the riparian habitats […]

Prowers Sheriff Deputies Respond to Shooting

Prowers Sheriff Deputies Respond to Shooting

  On Saturday, January 15, 2022 at about 6:41pm the Prowers County 911 Center received a 911 phone call regarding a male subject who was shot.  Prowers County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Lamar Ambulance Service, and Wiley First Responders responded to the 6000 block of Prowers County Road UU. The shooting victim was identified […]

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

  Judicial Nominating Commissions There is a judicial district nominating commission for each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission. Fifteenth Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission for […]

Colorado Ag Commissioner Kate Greenburg on 2021 to 2022

Colorado Ag Commissioner Kate Greenburg on 2021 to 2022

    The beginning of 2022 has brought a wonderful gift for our mountains: many feet of snow. While it’s still early in the season, we remain hopeful for more moisture to come, including out to the Plains. Recently, I presented at the Colorado River Water Users’ Association meeting to highlight the ways Colorado’s farmers […]

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2021

GRAIN STOCKS – DECEMBER 1, 2021

  COLORADO All corn stocks in Colorado on December 1, 2021 were 103.44 million bushels, up 10 percent from December 1, 2020, according to the December 1 Agricultural Survey and December Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. All corn stocks stored on farms amounted […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update for January 12, 2022 from PCPHE

COVID-19 Weekly Update for January 12, 2022 from PCPHE

  There have been 88 cases noted in the past seven days and 107 cases in the past fourteen days.  Of those 29 and 40 persons had received at least one vaccination. The seven day average Test Positivity rate has climbed to 14.92% (goal is <5%). This is up from 4.87% last week. ISOLATION AND […]