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Lodging Panel and Fair Board Openings for Prowers County

Lodging Panel and Fair Board Openings for Prowers County

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel.  The term will expire in December 2023.  The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

  On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 9-5-2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Fieldwork and harvest activities continued around precipitation events last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, temperatures remained hot although isolated thunderstorms produced beneficial moisture. Concerns remained for non-irrigated crops and rangeland subject to hot weather without consistent moisture. Proso millet harvest […]

LCC Hires Dr. Janet Steinkamp, Interim VP of Academic and Student Services, Announces National Search

LCC Hires Dr. Janet Steinkamp, Interim VP of Academic and Student Services, Announces National Search

      (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College (LCC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Janet Steinkamp as its Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Services. Steinkamp will serve in the position as the college conducts its national search for someone to fill the position permanently. Steinkamp is currently Chief Executive […]

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

  So, who are these people in the funny clothing at history events? Re-enactors, living historians, actors, entertainment; which applies? Depending on the location it might be any of the above, or a little of each. During the Santa Fe Trail bi-Centennial you might encounter numerous people who have committed their time and passions to […]

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Divers recovered a body from deep in a pond behind the dam at the Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area late Thursday night, ending a four-day search for a missing camper. Colorado Parks and Wildlife initiated a search-and-rescue Monday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of Lamar in far […]

Twenty-Six Centennial Farms & Ranches Recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and History Colorado

Twenty-Six Centennial Farms & Ranches Recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and History Colorado

    629 families have now been recognized by the program, which celebrates the powerful history of those who have sustained working farms and ranches for more than 100 years. Twenty-six Colorado families that have owned and operated their farms and ranches for 100 years or more were honored at the 35th annual Centennial Farms […]

From the City of Lamar Re: Comments on Marijuana Tax

From the City of Lamar Re: Comments on Marijuana Tax

  NOTICE SOLICITING COMMENTS ON THE INCREASE IN TAXES FOR THE CITY OF LAMAR OF AN ESTIMATED $450,000.00 ANNUALLY AND BY WHATEVER ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS ARE COLLECTED THEREAFTER FROM A 5% TAX ON SALES OF RETAIL AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND MARIJUANA PRODUCTS WHICH IS IN ADDITION TO THE CITY SALES TAX ON TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY. The […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 29, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 29, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Dry, hot weather pressured non-irrigated crops and rangeland but conditions were overall ideal for fieldwork and harvest activities, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northwestern counties, extreme and exceptional drought conditions persisted according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report. Elevated fire activity was […]

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

    Although there are no Covid outbreaks in Prowers County, the health department reported an increase in the Test Positivity Rate from last week, up now at 9.58% (goal is <5%). This is up from 5.79% from last week. There have been 28 cases in the past seven days and 45 cases reported in […]

BNSF Work Will Require Two-day Closure of US 287 in Lamar

BNSF Work Will Require Two-day Closure of US 287 in Lamar

    Lamar — Colorado Department of Transportation will close US 287, between Hickory Street and Beech Street in Lamar, on Sept. 12 and 13 for BSNF to replace tracks at the railroad crossing. BSNF will also be installing new concrete slabs at the crossing, which is required work in order for CDOT to complete […]

Secretary of State Proceeds with Lawsuit to Remove Peters as Designated Election Official

Secretary of State Proceeds with Lawsuit to Remove Peters as Designated Election Official

    DENVER, Colo– Today, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold proceeded with a lawsuit to remove Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters as the Designated Election Official (DEO). In the filing, the Office requests that Wayne Williams be appointed as the DEO and Sheila Reiner be appointed as the Director of Elections for […]

Prowers COVID Cases Up Slightly for Week of 8-24-21

Prowers COVID Cases Up Slightly for Week of 8-24-21

  The COVID-19 Delta Variant has been identified in Prowers County.  The sequenced case numbers are updated at: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data.  Sequencing takes several weeks so results are delayed. There are multiple quarantines of school students in Prowers County.  We are absolutely committed to making all the recommendations we can to keep our kids in-person for learning.  […]

Jumper Talked Down from Roof of Prowers County Jail

Jumper Talked Down from Roof of Prowers County Jail

    On Sunday, August 29, 2021 at approximately 1617 hours (4:17pm), a male suicidal subject was discovered on the second story roof of the Prowers County Jail. A Detentions Sergeant had been checking pod when he observed glass falling from a skylight. He tasked detention staff with cleaning up the glass and went to […]

September Snow is Possible in Colorado

September Snow is Possible in Colorado

Chain Law Goes into Effect Wednesday, Sept. 1 (COLO) – With weather forecasts including 80 and 90-degree temperatures on the front range, it’s hard to imagine potential snowfall in Colorado’s high country. Yet, summer snow is not that unusual at higher elevations in our state. That’s why each year, from September 1 to May 31, […]