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Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending November 22nd

Colorado Crop Progress Report, Week Ending November 22nd

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions remained warm and dry last week as fall fieldwork wrapped up, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Eastern counties received virtually no moisture.  Baling of corn stalks continued in areas. Winter wheat emergence and condition continued to struggle due to dry and windy weather.  […]

CSP Investigates a Two Person, One-Vehicle Crash on 385 North of Cheyenne Wells

CSP Investigates a Two Person, One-Vehicle Crash on 385 North of Cheyenne Wells

On Monday, November 23, 2020 at approximately 0622 hours, The Colorado State Patrol was advised of a 1 vehicle rollover, injury crash on CO 385, 18 miles north of Cheyenne Wells. 2 minor females from Cheyenne Wells, CO, were southbound on CO 385 when the driver drove off the left side of the road. The […]

Governor Jared Polis Announces Local Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Governor Jared Polis Announces Local Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    State Emergency and Medical Trauma Services Advisory Council The Council advises the Department of Public Health and Environment on matters relating to emergency medical and trauma services programs. The Council’s duties include developing curricula for the training of emergency medical personnel, establishing requirements for ambulance vehicles and services, and determining the eligibility of […]

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

FROM PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN OF GRANADA, TOWN OF HOLLY, TOWN OF WILEY, AND CITY OF LAMAR November 20, 2020 The rate of COVID-19 cases is increasing at an alarming rate across much of Colorado and in Prowers County. Beginning Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the State of Colorado has assigned Prowers County […]

Cattle on Feed Report, Week of November 16, 2020

Cattle on Feed Report, Week of November 16, 2020

COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1,120,000 head as of November 1, 2020, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The latest inventory was 1 percent above […]

CPW Using Helicopters to Assess Big Game Herds in SE Colorado

CPW Using Helicopters to Assess Big Game Herds in SE Colorado

      COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Beginning Nov. 30, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists will assess deer and elk populations by conducting low-altitude helicopter flights in southeast Colorado, west of Interstate 25. Then, in mid- to late-December, biologists will launch similar helicopter flights in the southeastern plains of Colorado to the east of I-25. […]

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2020

    According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in October at 6.4 percent. The national unemployment rate declined one percentage point from September to 6.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by 17,600 in October to 3,138,700. The labor force participation rate rose […]

COVID-19 Cases Move Prowers to Level Red (Severe Risk)

COVID-19 Cases Move Prowers to Level Red (Severe Risk)

    There have been 124 new pandemic cases in Prowers County since November 11th prompting the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to move the risk factor for Covid from orange to red. Prowers County is one of five with the new designation this week due to the climb in COVID-19 cases. The […]

Livestock Slaughter October 2020

Livestock Slaughter October 2020

      UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS: Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 5.09 billion pounds in October, up slightly from the 5.07 billion pounds produced in October 2019. Beef production, at 2.47 billion pounds, was 1 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.95 million head, down 1 percent from October […]

Fall DUI enforcement results in 1,398 arrests

Fall DUI enforcement results in 1,398 arrests

    STATEWIDE — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies statewide teamed up to conduct the Fall Fest heightened DUI enforcement period from Sept. 11 –Oct.28, resulting in 1398 DUI arrests. This is a decrease from the 1,534 arrests made during the same period last year. “While […]

2020 Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights Set for December 11th

2020 Lamar Chamber Parade of Lights Set for December 11th

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce has announced there will be an annual Parade of Lights this year, on December 11th. There will be no specific theme as in past years, and because of the current pandemic, there will be some restrictions on how the parade will be conducted. There will be NO exceptions […]

Lamar, Colorado DMV Driver License Office Closed Dec 7th for Upgrades

Lamar, Colorado DMV Driver License Office Closed Dec 7th for Upgrades

  LAKEWOOD, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020 — The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is updating computer hardware and software at driver license offices throughout the state. This will impact the Lamar office on Highway 287, north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course on Monday, December 7th. The new hardware and software is part of a […]

Applications Being Accepted for Colorado Ag Commission

Applications Being Accepted for Colorado Ag Commission

    Applications are currently being accepted by the Governor’s Office of Boards and Commissions for numerous state advisory roles, including for upcoming positions on the Colorado Agricultural Commission. For all boards and commissions, we strongly encourage interested parties to apply at any time. For the upcoming Ag Commission seats, I encourage you to apply […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending Nov. 15, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending Nov. 15, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fall harvest was virtually complete by week’s end, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Harvest of corn for grain, sorghum, and sunflowers were ahead of last year and the average. In northeastern counties, producers wrapped up harvest and fall fieldwork was nearly finished. A […]

Governor Polis Calls for Return to Level 1 Emergency Response to COVID-19 Increases

Governor Polis Calls for Return to Level 1 Emergency Response to COVID-19 Increases

“I will never give up on Coloradans and I know we have the resolve to do what is necessary to defeat this virus. Cases and hospitalizations have continued rising with over 1100 Coloradans currently hospitalized for COVID,” said Governor Polis. “We simply must do a better job of wearing masks, physically distancing and avoiding social […]