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Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Officers for 2021

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Officers for 2021

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce, board of directors, has been selected for 2021. Jerry Roseberry will be President with Gabrielle Hammer as Vice-President. Melonee Marcum will serve as Secretary and Talle Harmon will assume the Treasurer duties. The officers for this year are: former President, Clifford Boxley, Holly Burton, Ginger Coberley, April Forgue, […]

Colorado Leadership Reacts to Riot in Nation's Capitol

Colorado Leadership Reacts to Riot in Nation’s Capitol

Jan. 6, 2021 (DENVER, Colo.)—Attorney General Phil Weiser released the following statement on today’s mob attack on the U.S. Capitol: “The attack on the U.S. Capitol today is not only an assault on one of our iconic democratic structures, it is an assault on democracy itself. The mob responsible for today’s disgraceful spectacle in our […]

2020 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado- Pueblo NWS

2020 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado- Pueblo NWS

January of 2020 was a generally warm and dry month across the region, save for a few passing weather systems within a mainly west to northwest flow pattern, bringing spotty precipitation to the higher terrain along the Continental Divide. February started out where January left off, warm and dry across south central and southeast Colorado, […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2020

 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Moderately dry weather across the state during the month of December was interspersed with a few productive snowstorms, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Overall, the entire state remained in moderate to exceptional drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report. In eastern […]

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at approximately 08:55 hours, there was a 10 vehicle crash in a dust storm on Highway 40 just west of Wild Horse, Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol reported Vehicle #1 was travelling west on Highway 40 approximately at milepost 432 when it came upon a vehicle stopped in the west […]

Prowers County Moves to Level Orange for Covid Lesser Restrictions

Prowers County Moves to Level Orange for Covid Lesser Restrictions

EFFECTIVE Monday January 4, 2021, Prowers County will be moved to Orange on the dial! The dial and specifics can be found at covid19.colorado.gov. What changes will be most noticeable? PERSONAL GATHERINGS: Up to 10 people from no more than 2 households RESTAURANTS: INDOOR DINING IS BACK! 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is few- […]

Coloradans Be Wary of COVID VACCINATION SCAMS

Coloradans Be Wary of COVID VACCINATION SCAMS

      Dec. 30, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)—Attorney General Phil Weiser released an advisory warning Coloradans about potential COVID-19 vaccine scams and vowing that the State will enforce laws prohibiting fraudulent or deceptive sales of fake COVID-19 vaccinations and cures. Currently, only two vaccines are FDA-approved, with more anticipated: the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for use […]

Prowers County Continues Efforts to Support COVID Impacted Businesses

Prowers County Continues Efforts to Support COVID Impacted Businesses

Press Release: December 30, 2020  The Prowers County Commissioners have been committed to helping the county’s businesses and supporting them through this unprecedented time. When the CARES Act funding was given to the County, we made a commitment to open up the funding to grants for the business community that has suffered losses due to […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for December 30, 2020

    There have been 986 COVID-19 cases for Prowers County to date with 47 cumulative hospitalizations and 20 deaths for those people who tested positive for COVID-19. The demographic breakdown shows the highest incidents of the pandemic in the 30-39 age group at 150 cases. The next highest, from ages 60-69 is 140 cases. […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS-December 25, 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS-December 25, 2020

    Moderate to Exceptional Drought Persists Across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS… November of 2020 was a very warm and generally dry month across south central and southeast Colorado, as well as the state as a whole, with the Colorado Climate Center indicating November of 2020 as the 7th warmest and 42nd driest […]

County Clerk Offers Online Vehicle Registration

County Clerk Offers Online Vehicle Registration

  All motor vehicle yearly renewal transactions can be processed online at mydmv.colorado.gov, or mail your payment and renewal card notice to us through the Postal Service, or drop your payment and renewal card notice in the ballot drop box located in the parking lot east of the courthouse building, or call our office at […]

Gov. Polis and State Public Health Officials Announce First Case of COVID Variant of COVID-19 in Colorado

Gov. Polis and State Public Health Officials Announce First Case of COVID Variant of COVID-19 in Colorado

DENVER – Today, Gov. Polis and state health officials announced Colorado’s first case of the of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the UK. The Colorado State Laboratory confirmed and notified the Center for Disease Control (CDC) of the case. The individual is a male in his 20s who is currently in isolation […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – NOVEMBER 2020 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – NOVEMBER 2020 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.68 billion pounds in November, down 1 percent from the 4.74 billion pounds produced in November 2019.  Beef production, at 2.26 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.70 million head, down 3 percent from November 2019. The average […]

Prowers County COVID-19 Update for December 23, 2020

Prowers County COVID-19 Update for December 23, 2020

  As of 5pm, December 22, 2020, Prowers County Public Health and Environment noted there had been 948 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported including 46 hospitalizations and 20 deaths for those who tested positive for COVID-19. The two age groups showing the most significant numbers, approximately 140 reported cases are 30-39 and 60-69 years. The […]

ARPA Business Operations – December 2020

ARPA Business Operations – December 2020

  ARPA Board Adopts 2021 Budget: At its December meeting the ARPA Board of Directors approved its operating budget for 2021 in the amount of $24,790,124. The 2021 Budget supports the Board’s goal to retire its 2010 bonds and to reduce its energy rate by approximately 3.6%. The budget as adopted, will ensure funding for […]