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First Annual Kenneth Cullen Memorial Scholarship Recipient is Aspen Hawkins

First Annual Kenneth Cullen Memorial Scholarship Recipient is Aspen Hawkins

  Jared Smith presenting the First Annual Kenneth Cullen Memorial Scholarship to Aspen Hawkins Ken Cullen served on the Board of Directors of Prosperity Lane Community Water and Sewer Association for many years. Ken was instrumental in getting many things accomplished for the Association and was a great leader for the Board. After Ken passed, […]

Colorado's recent lane filtering law goes into effect August 7 - what is it?

Colorado’s recent lane filtering law goes into effect August 7 – what is it?

Colorado Lane Filtering vs. Lane Splitting –What’s the difference? Recently, the state of Colorado passed a lane filtering bill that will go into effect August 7, 2024. While lane splitting and filtering have long been controversial, motorcycle riders and drivers need to understand the rules going into effect to ensure a safe experience on our […]

Big Timbers "Night at the Museum" retirement party

Big Timbers “Night at the Museum” retirement party

Prowers Board of Commissioners accepting applications for Lodging Tax Tourism Panel

Prowers Board of Commissioners accepting applications for Lodging Tax Tourism Panel

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel. The term will expire in December 2024. The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Buffalo Soldier Presentation July 13 - sponsored by Bent's Fort Chapter of SFT

Buffalo Soldier Presentation July 13 – sponsored by Bent’s Fort Chapter of SFT

The Bent’s Fort Chapter will meet at the Rocky Ford Grand Theatre on July 13 to hear a presentation on the Buffalo Soldiers. The featured speaker will be Dennis Moore of Colorado Springs. The presentation will begin at 1:00 pm at the Grand Theatre in Rocky Ford, 405 S. Main St. Dennis Moore Dennis is […]

Nearly 80% of Colorado parents and caregivers not using car seats correctly

Nearly 80% of Colorado parents and caregivers not using car seats correctly

Summer is in full swing, and with school out and schedules relaxed, many families rely on the help of babysitters, grandparents or other caregivers to watch their children. With a different caregiver at the wheel, the risk increases that car seats or booster seats may not be used or installed correctly, putting kids at risk […]

More than 62K Colorado workers received FAMLI Benefit Payments in first six months

More than 62K Colorado workers received FAMLI Benefit Payments in first six months

Colorado’s first-of-its-kind Family and Medical Leave Insurance program sends more than $311 million in benefits to eligible Colorado workers. More than 62,000 Colorado workers have been able to get partial pay replacement when life events forced them to step away from their job this year under the State’s new Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) […]

More than 62K Colorado workers received FAMLI Benefit Payments in first six months

More than 62K Colorado workers received FAMLI Benefit Payments in first six months

Colorado’s first-of-its-kind Family and Medical Leave Insurance program sends more than $311 million in benefits to eligible Colorado workers. More than 62,000 Colorado workers have been able to get partial pay replacement when life events forced them to step away from their job this year under the State’s new Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) […]

Colorado Highland Helicopters testing new technology for search-and-rescue work

Colorado Highland Helicopters testing new technology for search-and-rescue work

Colorado Highland Helicopters is testing new technology that would allow search and rescue teams in helicopters detect missing and distressed people in Colorado’s backcountry within minutes and communicate with them. During a recent test in La Plata Canyon, rescuers found two missing people within two minutes and 14 seconds, said Tim Durkin, a search and […]

Colorado Acreage Report June 1, 2024

Colorado Acreage Report June 1, 2024

Colorado’s principal crop planted area, which includes acreage planted to all major crops and those expected to be cut for all hay, is down 2 percent from 2023 to 5.81 million acres, according to the June 1 Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Producers in […]

Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates Another Successful Annual Convention

LAKEWOOD, Colo – Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Colorado Springs, Colo., with over 500 people in attendance throughout the event. To start the day off Tuesday, CCA hosted the seventh annual Ranching Legacy Symposium. This year’s symposium began with a […]

Big Timbers Museum highlighted in Fox 21 news stories

Big Timbers Museum highlighted in Fox 21 news stories

Media Release from Big Timbers Museum in Lamar   A few weeks ago, Fox 21 News came to Lamar for two days and filmed sponsorships for broadcast segments entitled “We Are Southeast Colorado”. They came across Big Timbers Museum in the process and we became a sponsored story!  The interview and tour with the photojournalist lasted […]

Prowers Area Transit offering free rides through August 31

Prowers Area Transit offering free rides through August 31

During the months of July-August 2024, public transit agencies across the state of Colorado join together to take part in a collaborative, statewide initiative to increase public transit usage made possible by Colorado Senate Bill 24-032 in partnership with the Colorado Energy Office. From July 1st through August 31st Prowers Area Transit will be providing […]

Prowers County seeking public feedback for Comprehensive Plan

Prowers County seeking public feedback for Comprehensive Plan

Prowers County continues the public engagement process for our Comprehensive Plan update! If you were unable to attend our events earlier this month, please take a few minutes to complete our online questionnaire at this link:  https://www.prowerscompplan.com/a8203 Public feedback at this stage of the process is CRUCIAL! Take the questionnaire and encourage your friends and family to […]

City of Lamar releases July 4th schedule of closures

City of Lamar releases July 4th schedule of closures

  City offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024 in observance of Independence Day. The Community Building and Public Library will also be closed on Thursday, July 4. All City offices will reopen on Friday, July 5, 2024. Trash pickup routes will remain as scheduled for Thursday, July 4th. Please have containers in […]