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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

    Severe to Extreme Drought Conditions Expand across South Central and Southeast Colorado Snow packs in the Arkansas and Rio Grande basins were near normal over the past winter. However, that snow was not enough to relieve the on- going drought which developed through the late summer and early fall of 2019, due to […]

UPDATE: Kiowa County Incident-Officer-involved Use of Force on April 9, 2020

UPDATE: Kiowa County Incident-Officer-involved Use of Force on April 9, 2020

  (May 14, 2020, Kiowa County, CO)–The investigation of the April 9, 2020 officer-involved Use of Force is continuing.  The purpose of this release is to provide additional information about the initial timeline of events, the status of the investigation to date, and future steps to anticipate. The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a full […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2020-COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2020-COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2020, is forecast at 61.05 million bushels, according to the May 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   This forecast is 38 percent below last year’s production of 98.00 […]

Near Normal Snowpack Not Enough to Break on-Going Drought Across Southern Colorado

Near Normal Snowpack Not Enough to Break on-Going Drought Across Southern Colorado

      Pueblo, 14 May 2020 – Snow packs in the Arkansas and Rio Grande basins were near normal this year.  That snow was not enough to relieve the on-going drought. Runoff in both basins is expected to be well below normal and looks to be coming early. Warm temperatures and lack of precipitation […]

ARPA BUSINESS OPERATIONS – MAY 2020

ARPA BUSINESS OPERATIONS – MAY 2020

  ARPA Board Holds its Annual Election of Officers: The ARPA Board of Directors held officer elections at its meeting on April 30. Board Members elected to continue serving as officers through April 2021 include Rick Stwalley (Las Animas), President; Lorenz Sutherland (La Junta), Vice President; Gary Cranson (La Junta), Treasurer; and ARPA staff member, […]

Quick Action by CPW Park Rangers, Employees Averts Destructive Fire

Quick Action by CPW Park Rangers, Employees Averts Destructive Fire

WALSENBURG, Colo. – A small fire that threatened a Great Blue heron nesting habitat on an island on Horseshoe Lake at Lathrop State Park was doused and two suspects apprehended thanks to quick action by park employees and rangers. Off-duty park employee Cameron Chitwood was fishing when he noticed the fire on the island around […]

Election Information: 2020 Primary Election Alerts:

Election Information: 2020 Primary Election Alerts:

June 30, 2020 is the Primary Election. Please be aware that Primary Elections are to select candidates to go on to the November General Election. Voting in a Primary Election can be the deciding vote for an office if there is no one else running for that office. Pursuant to C.R.S. 1-4-105 “No person who […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Reopening State Campgrounds

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Reopening State Campgrounds

        DENVER – At a COVID-19 response update at the state capitol today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis indicated Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin working to reopen campgrounds at its state parks, phasing in available sites by park in coordination with counties. “Today, I am proud to announce that Colorado State Parks […]

Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy

Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy

      DENVER – Today the Office of State Planning and Budgeting released the May 2020 Economic Forecast showing the impact of COVID-19 on Colorado’s economy. “Just as families across Colorado are tightening their belts because of this pandemic, so is our state. I know this is a difficult time for many hardworking people […]

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in El Paso and Prowers Counties

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in El Paso and Prowers Counties

  Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) have confirmed cases of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus type 2 (RHDV2) in feral rabbits near Calhan, CO, about 35 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, and in a cottontail in rural Prowers County. RHDV2 is highly contagious and lethal among […]

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

Alison Reye Wilson, Recipient of 2020 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship

  Lamar— May 8, 2020 — Alison was selected by adhering to our guidelines for a scholarship application which included submitting an official high School transcript (which shows she had a 3.98 GPA), along with three letters of recommendation from an instructor, counselor, or coach. Her attached letters were glowing examples of her commitment to […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment--Prowers County Has A New Positive Case of COVID-19

Prowers County Public Health and Environment–Prowers County Has A New Positive Case of COVID-19

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Prowers County Has A New Positive Case of COVID-19 Please note that this is a fluid and frequently changing situation! Your patience is appreciated. Prowers County has a new confirmed positive case of COVID-19. This brings our total to 4 positive, 5 probable for a total of 9. The […]

Camping at Colorado State Parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain Closed until Further Notice

Camping at Colorado State Parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain Closed until Further Notice

  DENVER – Camping at Colorado state parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain closed until further notice, as Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) works to implement system-wide safety protocols related to social distancing in campgrounds. Customer, volunteer, and employee safety remain a top priority. CPW is committed to providing park services at the highest […]

Prowers Aggregate Donates $100,000 to Kick Start the SE COVID-19 Business Support Fund; Businesses Encouraged to Apply

Prowers Aggregate Donates $100,000 to Kick Start the SE COVID-19 Business Support Fund; Businesses Encouraged to Apply

    Lamar, Colo — The Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, Inc.), the regional economic development agency representing Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, announced today it has a major donation to jump start its Business Support Fund project to aid local businesses affected by COVID-19. SECED is now encouraging businesses in […]

CDLE Over 41,000 Unemployment Claims Filed April 26-May 2

CDLE Over 41,000 Unemployment Claims Filed April 26-May 2

(Total includes both regular unemployment and federal benefit claims filed) (DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced there were 28,164 initial regular unemployment claims and 13,149 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed the week ending May 2nd. Over the past seven weeks, a total of 419,547 claims (including PUA) have […]