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VA Opens Health Care Eligibility for Vietnam, Gulf War, Post-9/11 Vets Under PACT Act

VA Opens Health Care Eligibility for Vietnam, Gulf War, Post-9/11 Vets Under PACT Act

  WASHINGTON — On Oct. 1, The Department of Veterans Affairs expanded and extended eligibility for VA health care for certain Veterans of the Vietnam War, Gulf Wars and post-9/11 era under the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. This expansion increases health care eligibility for generations […]

Lamar Community College

Fifth Annual Boots, Bling and Blessings Fundraiser for LCC

    (Lamar, Colo., September 29, 2022) — Lamar Community College (LCC) Foundation’s fundraiser Boots, Bling & Blessings is in its fifth year and will be held October 22 at the LCC Equine Complex from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Presented by SECOM/Southeast Colorado Power Association (SECPA), the LCC Foundation’s Boots, Bling & Blessings event is a delightful […]

Bennet Welcomes Over $71 Million for 57 Colorado Counties from American Rescue Plan

Bennet Welcomes Over $71 Million for 57 Colorado Counties from American Rescue Plan

  Denver – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet welcomed over $71 million for 57 Colorado counties from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund (LATCF). The ARP appropriated $2 billion to the U.S. Treasury across fiscal years 2022 and 2023 to provide payments to eligible revenue sharing counties and eligible Tribal […]

Grain Stock Report - September 2022

Grain Stock Report – September 2022

COLORADO Corn stocks in Colorado on September 1, 2022 were 10.76 million bushels, up 11 percent from September 1, 2021, according to the September 1 Agricultural Survey and September Grain Stocks Report conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Corn stocks stored on farms amounted to 3.10 million […]

Election Information - It’s that time again. . . . . Elections!

Election Information – It’s that time again. . . . . Elections!

  If you have moved and didn’t update your voter registration you could be inactive at this time. Inactive voters will not automatically get a ballot in the mail for this election. Please call the County Clerk’s Office for election information regarding your voting status or go on line to: www.govotecolorado.gov for more information. What […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 9-25-2022

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report, Week Ending 9-25-2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Cooler temperatures and scattered storms provided some relief across the State last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Portions of the mountains recorded overnight lows that dipped into the teens, while the eastern plains recorded lows in the 40’s last week. According to the […]

Arkansas River Report for September 22, 2022

Arkansas River Report for September 22, 2022

  The U.S. Drought Monitor shows drought conditions across Colorado and the Arkansas River Basin almost identical to a week ago, with most of the Ark Basin drought-free or abnormally dry. The Drought Monitor report does not reflect precipitation from the most recent weather system that brought rain to the entire basin.   PRECIPITATION: The CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2022

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – AUGUST 2022

UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.83 billion pounds in August, up 5 percent from the 4.59 billion pounds produced in August 2021. Beef production, at 2.51 billion pounds, was 6 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 3.08 million head, up 7 percent from August 2021. The […]

Salvador Bailon

Armed & dangerous fugitive could be hiding near La Junta or Lamar

    CROWLEY COUNTY, Colo. — The Crowley County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an armed and dangerous fugitive. CCSO said 34-year-old Salvador Vincent Bailon is wanted for attempted murder. According to Undersheriff Jim Keen of CCSO, Bailon may be hiding in the La Junta or Lamar area. Keen […]

Deer Hunters May Receive Notice to Participate in CWD Survey

Deer Hunters May Receive Notice to Participate in CWD Survey

      Credit Wayne D. Lewis/CPW   DENVER –  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has selected specific deer hunts for mandatory chronic wasting disease testing in 2022 to inform how and where to fight the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease. Beginning in early October, CPW will be sending letters to Colorado rifle season deer hunters […]

New Appointees Bring Diverse Perspectives to Colorado Beef Council Board

New Appointees Bring Diverse Perspectives to Colorado Beef Council Board

  ENGLEWOOD, CO (September 19, 2022) – Governor Jared Polis recently named Meghann Blach of Eckley, CO, and Luke Larson of Fowler, CO, to the Colorado Beef Council (CBC) Board of Directors. The new appointees bring unique qualifications to the eight-member board, having raised and promoted beef both on the hoof and directly to consumers. […]

Historic Colorado Contest for State's 150th Anniversary License Plate Design

Historic Colorado Contest for State’s 150th Anniversary License Plate Design

LAKEWOOD, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 — From Buffalo Bill Cody to Molly Brown and Dr. Justina Ford, Coloradans have a habit of making history, and with the DMV’s newest effort, Centennial State residents have another opportunity to do just that. The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is pleased to launch the Historic Colorado Contest, […]

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report Week Ending 9/18/22

Colorado Crop Progress/Condition Report Week Ending 9/18/22

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Near-normal temperatures in the mountains contrasted with above average temperatures across the eastern plains, where daytime highs hovered between 85-90 degrees during the week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Portions of the mountains recorded overnight lows that dipped below 33 degrees, with comments from […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS Pueblo

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS Pueblo

Improvements in Drought Conditions continue across South Central and Southeast Colorado   SYNOPSIS: The North American Monsoon remained active across south central and southeast Colorado throughout the month of August, bringing periods of abundant moisture and bouts of heavy rainfall across the region. With that said, the latest US Drought Monitor issued Thursday, September 15th […]

State Water Plan on Tap for $11.4M from Gaming Revenue

State Water Plan on Tap for $11.4M from Gaming Revenue

  Colorado’s state water plan will receive $11.4 million from gaming revenues this year, a 43% increase over last year’s distribution. The Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission on Thursday announced that sports betting yielded tax revenues of $12.4 million in its second year of operation. Under House Bill 19-1327, which later became Proposition DD on […]