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Attorney General Phil Weiser Urges FCC to Block Illegal, Foreign Robocalls

Attorney General Phil Weiser Urges FCC to Block Illegal, Foreign Robocalls

  Jan. 10, 2021 (DENVER) — Attorney General Phil Weiser today urged the Federal Communications Commission to help stem the tide of foreign-based illegal robocalls that attempt to scam Americans. A bipartisan group of 51 attorneys general encouraged the FCC to adopt rules requiring gateway providers — the companies that allow foreign calls into the […]

New Members Bring Diverse Perspectives to the Colorado Agricultural Commission

New Members Bring Diverse Perspectives to the Colorado Agricultural Commission

  Broomfield, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to welcome four new appointees to the Colorado Agricultural Commission, to fill vacancies left behind by members whose terms have expired. The Agricultural Commission’s nine members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. They are responsible for making recommendations to […]

2021 Climate Year in Review for Southern Colorado

2021 Climate Year in Review for Southern Colorado

  January of 2021 saw several passing weather systems throughout the first half of the month across south central and southeast Colorado. These systems brought cool temperatures and beneficial moisture and snowfall, along with bouts of strong winds and blowing dust to portions of the southeast plains, before warmer and drier conditions returned for the […]

Plans Developing for 9/11 Memorial Sculpture

Plans Developing for 9/11 Memorial Sculpture

  Just prior to Christmas, the Tri-State Foundation President, Doug Harbour and board members, met with renowned artist, Scott Stearman. The placement of the first, life-sized bronze sculpture at the memorial site was discussed.  The site, in front of the Big Timbers Museum off Highway 50 in Lamar, has been under development for several years. […]

Statewide Report Details at Least 63 Fatal Domestic Violence-Related Deaths in 2020

Statewide Report Details at Least 63 Fatal Domestic Violence-Related Deaths in 2020

    Jan. 5, 2022 (DENVER) — At least 63 people died in Colorado in 2020 as a result of domestic violence incidents, according to a report from the Colorado Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board that the Colorado Attorney General’s Office released recently. Of the 63 people who died from a domestic violence incident in […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for January 5, 2022

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for January 5, 2022

    The PCPHE Department notes the seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.87% (goal is <5%). This is down from 8.49% last week.  There have been 19 cases in the past seven days and 58 cases in the past fourteen. The majority of the cases in Prowers County are in the 30-39 years of […]

“Santa for Seniors” Brings More Than Just Gifts to Lamar Estates and the Legacy.

“Santa for Seniors” Brings More Than Just Gifts to Lamar Estates and the Legacy.

  The afternoon of Thursday, December 23rd, The Cornerstone Resource Center and Lamar High School Rotary Interact Club delivered gifts to the residents of Lamar Estates and the Legacy care facilities here in Lamar. Niyati Castaneda from LHS Interact club and Rick Robbins, board member of The Cornerstone and a member of Lamar Rotary, visited […]

Colorado Receives Maximum Funding in Opioid Settlement

Colorado Receives Maximum Funding in Opioid Settlement

  Jan. 4, 2022 (DENVER)—Colorado stands to receive its maximum share of funding from legal settlements reached with Johnson & Johnson and the nation’s three largest drug distribution companies that fueled the opioid crisis, Attorney General Phil Weiser announced today. With all 64 counties and nearly 100% of the municipalities needed signed onto the settlements […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, December 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Exceptionally dry and warm weather persisted across several counties during the month of December, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Productive snowstorms during the latter half of December brought moisture to western counties and the high country, greatly boosting snowpack. Eastern counties remained very dry […]

Lamar High School DECA Earns Chapter Honor

Lamar High School DECA Earns Chapter Honor

    Lamar High School DECA in Lamar, Colorado was recently awarded Thrive Level Recognition in the DECA Chapter Campaign for the 2021-2022 school year.  The results were announced on decadirect.org. Each year, DECA recognizes leading chapters that have built strong local programs focused on serving an exceptional number of members, advisors, alumni and business […]

BBB End of Year Donations Benefit Local Organizations

BBB End of Year Donations Benefit Local Organizations

Members of the BBB, Beers and Brats for Boobies Committee recently presented a check for $16,000 to the Lamar Area Hospice Group, part of $21,000 raised in the past year, of which the balance, $5,000 is being presented to SECCI, Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative. This marks the 10th anniversary of local fund-raising events by BBB […]

CPW Southeast Region Sportsperson's Caucus to discuss how hunting licenses are allocated

CPW Southeast Region Sportsperson’s Caucus to discuss how hunting licenses are allocated

  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sportspersons from across Colorado are invited to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region Sportsperson’s Caucus for updates on a variety of issues important to hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. The featured topic will be allocation of big game hunting licenses. “CPW is examining its current big game allocation policies,” said […]

Record Donation for Lamar Area Hospice

Record Donation for Lamar Area Hospice

  We have run out of ways to say, “thank you” to our exceptional fundraising committee.  This committed and capable group has many success stories to be proud of.  Since 1998 they have planned and organized more than fifty events, raising literally hundreds of thousands of dollars for Lamar Area Hospice. Their efforts have contributed […]

Trooper Tips - New Year Resolution

Trooper Tips – New Year Resolution

  As we arrive in yet another year, it’s time for a few New Year resolutions. If you’ll indulge me, I have a suggestion for one of them this year.  2022 needs to have a little more happiness than the last two seem to have severely missed and I have tips to make it happier. […]

New Colorado Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect Jan. 1

New Colorado Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect Jan. 1

  DENVER – The new Colorado minimum wage will rise on January 1, 2022, to $12.56 or $9.54 for those receiving enough in tips for total pay to meet or exceed the full minimum wage. Annually inflation-adjusting the minimum wage is mandated by a section of the Colorado Constitution that Colorado voters adopted in a […]