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Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – June 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations – June 2021

  ARPA Board Holds its Annual Election of Officers: The ARPA Board of Directors held officer elections at its meeting on April 29. Board Members elected to serve as officers through April 2022 include Lorenz Sutherland (La Junta), President; Calvin Melcher (Holly), Vice President; Gary Cranson (La Junta), Treasurer; and ARPA staff member, Arvenia Morris, […]

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 […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 13, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 13, 2021

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Alfalfa harvest and planting of late spring crops made quick gains last week amidst hot and dry weather, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties,  exceptional (D4) drought conditions expanded according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. Isolated wildfire activity […]

USDA Crop Production Report  Colorado and US for June 2021

USDA Crop Production Report Colorado and US for June 2021

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of June 1, 2021, is forecast at 66.30 million bushels, according to the June 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is up 15 percent from the May 1 forecast and 62 percent […]

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

Colorado and Wyoming Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up!

  (Lakewood, COLO) – Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol and Col. Kebin Haller, Wyoming Highway Patrol are coming together to send a message to in-state and out-of-state motorists this summer season – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling. These states are working together, along with state transportation and law […]

Open Position on Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

Open Position on Prowers County Lodging Tax 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 2023. The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Bike to Work Day Set for Wednesday, June 23rd

Bike to Work Day Set for Wednesday, June 23rd

    The annual Bike to Work Day, sponsored by High Plains Community Health Center and the Lamar Parks and Rec Department will offer a sit-down breakfast this year, as opposed to the Covid-oriented, ‘drive-thru’ in 2020. Participants will ride their bikes to the Lamar Community Building between 7 and 8am on Wednesday, June 23rd […]

Governor Polis Announces 12 Counties in Colorado Surpass 70% Vaccination Rate

Governor Polis Announces 12 Counties in Colorado Surpass 70% Vaccination Rate

  DENVER –  Governor Polis announced that 12 of Colorado’s counties have passed President Joe Biden’s goal to have 70% of the eligible population vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Independence Day, July 4. This includes Denver County, the state’s most populous county. “I’m thrilled to see that Colorado counties […]

PCPHE Reports No COVID-19 Outbreaks for the County as of June 9, 2021

PCPHE Reports No COVID-19 Outbreaks for the County as of June 9, 2021

    The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is currently XXX%, down from 2.72% last week (goal is <5%) and the positivity percentage is <2%.  There have been only three cases in the past seven days and 10 cases in the past 14 days.  At present, there are NO outbreaks in Prowers County according to […]

National Audubon Society (Prowers County) nets $317K RESTORE Colorado grant for Habitat Improvement

National Audubon Society (Prowers County) nets $317K RESTORE Colorado grant for Habitat Improvement

    National Audubon Society (Prowers County) received a $317,686 grant to restore and improve the management of private ranches in critical grassland habitat and identify and develop habitat management plans. Management plans will focus on improving habitat for focal bird species such as lesser prairie chicken, eastern black rail, lark bunting, and thick-billed longspur. […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 6, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 6, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warmer weather helped fieldwork and crop emergence advance last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Several crops remained behind last year and the average. In northeastern counties, spring planting progressed or was completed as areas dried out. According to county reports, increased heat units promoted growth […]

Springfield is one of Four Communities Receiving Revitalizing Main Streets Grants

Springfield is one of Four Communities Receiving Revitalizing Main Streets Grants

    STATEWIDE- As local businesses in Boulder and across the state enter the next phase of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the City of Boulder came together on Thursday to recognize the positive impacts and enduring community value stemming from the Revitalizing Main Streets Program projects awarded and […]

Colorado Continues Leading Hemp Industry, Submits Revised Hemp Management Plan

Colorado Continues Leading Hemp Industry, Submits Revised Hemp Management Plan

DENVER – Colorado submitted a revised Hemp Management Plan to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) this past Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Governor Jared Polis and Commissioner Kate Greenberg formally approved the plan, which builds upon the foundation of work and aligns to the Final Rule (FR). “I’m proud Colorado is home to a strong […]

June Is Workplace Safety Month In Colorado

June Is Workplace Safety Month In Colorado

  Ensure You Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance and Get Certified with the PCC Program June is National Safety Month, and the Division of Workers’ Compensation (a part of the Department of Labor and Employment) uses this annual focus on safety to stress the importance of workplace safety. Governor Polis has issued a proclamation declaring June […]

Governor Polis Launches Comeback Cash Scholarship, Powering the Comeback Business Pledge

Governor Polis Launches Comeback Cash Scholarship, Powering the Comeback Business Pledge

      DENVER – Governor Polis announced the Colorado Comeback Cash Scholarship drawing, where five eligible Coloradans, ages 12-17, will be randomly selected to win a $50,000 scholarship each week for five weeks. This public health initiative is meant to promote vaccine uptake. “Last week we launched the Colorado Comeback Cash for Coloradans 18 […]