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National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

National Weather Service Seeking Severe Weather Spotters!

  Spotter Training Available Across Southern Colorado through May The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters across the country. These volunteers learn to […]

USDA Update for Farms and Land in Farms

USDA Update for Farms and Land in Farms

  ARIZONA The number of farms and ranches in Arizona in 2019 totaled 19,000, down 200 operations from the 2018 estimate. Total land in farms in Arizona, at 26.2 million acres, was unchanged from the 2018 estimate. The average size of farm was 1,379 acres, compared to 1,365 acres the previous year. COLORADO The number […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

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 1,100,000 head as of February 1, 2020. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2020 and up 6 percent from February 1, 2019. Cattle feeders […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Form

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Form

  The Lamar School District is seeking volunteers to participate in the interviews of finalists for the superintendent of schools position. If you wish to participate, please complete the attached application and return it to Terri Farmer at terri.farmer@lamarschools.org. Additionally, you should have the following times available: Two-hour training session to be held on April […]

CPW Maintains Vigilance over Invasive Mussels in State Water Bodies

CPW Maintains Vigilance over Invasive Mussels in State Water Bodies

  More Boats Found with Mussel Infestations in 2019 DENVER, Colo. – More boats requiring decontamination because of infestations of destructive mussels entered Colorado last year than in 2018, but the statewide inspection program coordinated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife again succeeded in keeping invasive mussels out of the state’s lakes and reservoirs. While Colorado […]

March 3 Deadline for Presidential Primary Ballots

March 3 Deadline for Presidential Primary Ballots

Presidential Primary Ballots will arrive this week. The earlier voted ballots are returned, the earlier election night results can be released. We highly recommend that you: Drop your voted ballot off at the Prowers County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO. Use the ballot drop box inside the courthouse […]

Drought Returning to Southern Colorado Areas

Drought Returning to Southern Colorado Areas

      Moderate to Severe Drought Conditions Return to Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado…   SYNOPSIS…  A wet and cool Spring of 2019, combined with the previous wet Winter of 2018 and 2019 allowed for the US Drought Monitor to declare all of Colorado drought free on May 21st of 2019, a […]

ARPA Business Operations – FEBRUARY 2020

ARPA Business Operations – FEBRUARY 2020

    Town of Holly Appoints Mike Tanner to ARPA Board Of Directors. Mike Tanner, who recently accepted the position of Administrator for the Town of Holly, was appointed to a five-year term on the ARPA Board of Directors by the Holly Board of Trustees. Mr. Tanner moved to Holly from Barling, AR. He holds […]

Gov Polis Makes Judicial Appointments

Gov Polis Makes Judicial Appointments

  Judicial Nominating Commission  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  for terms expiring December […]

Colorado Economy Reports 4th Quarter Gains

Colorado Economy Reports 4th Quarter Gains

Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold Releases Economic Indicators Report for Fourth Quarter 2019 Today, the Colorado Secretary of State, in partnership with the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business Research Division, released the quarterly indicators report for the fourth quarter of 2019. The report shows that Colorado’s economy continues to outperform the nation […]

Trooper Tips - “CSP Youth Academy”

Trooper Tips – “CSP Youth Academy”

Once again, it’s time to look towards the youth of Colorado where we give them an experience of a lifetime. The mission of a Colorado State Patrol Trooper is not just enforcing the laws on the state’s highways, and interstates. We are also very involved in educating the public in various areas. One way we […]

Notice of Candidate Withdrawal - 2020 Presidential Primary Election

Notice of Candidate Withdrawal – 2020 Presidential Primary Election

NOTICE OF CANDIDATE WITHDRAWAL – 2020 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION Elections Division Colorado Secretary of State Department Received: February 10, 2020 Colorado Secretary of State Election Division Ballot Access Presidential Primary candidate John K. Delaney has submitted a withdrawal form to the Secretary of State’s Office withdrawing from the Democratic President of the United States race. […]

Guide to Prowers County Democratic Caucus/Convention Assembly

Guide to Prowers County Democratic Caucus/Convention Assembly

    Only Prowers County residents registered as Democrats by Friday, February 14th, 2020 can vote on various actions, but all are welcome to the assembly which will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. The meeting begins at 2pm and will be a combination of County Caucus and County Convention/Assembly for all 13 Prowers […]

County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill seven (7) positions on the Prowers County Fair Board with a term of three (3) years and will expire in February 2023. Any person living in Prowers County, at least 21 years of age, and […]

S.E. Colorado Law Enforcement Officers in Baca County Car Crash

S.E. Colorado Law Enforcement Officers in Baca County Car Crash

    A trooper with the Colorado State Patrol, along with the Baca County Sheriff’s Office, was investigating a single vehicle, semi-tractor and trailer crash that occurred on Highway 287 on Friday afternoon, February 7th, 2020 at 1645 hours. The accident occurred three miles north of Springfield near mile post 33. The trooper was in […]