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RE-2 School District Registration Information

RE-2 School District Registration Information

  Lamar RE-2 School District:  Dear Parents and Guardians,  Registration information for Lamar School District:  Online registration can be accessed through the parent portal on the Power School link, which can be found on the Lamar School District Website. The link in Power School is titled “FORMS”. If you do not have a parent account […]

Prowers County Health Department COVID-19 Up-date with 45 Cases Reported as of July 22, 2020

Prowers County Health Department COVID-19 Up-date with 45 Cases Reported as of July 22, 2020

Prowers County, as of July 22, 2020 has had 45 total cumulative cases of COVID-19 with two hospitalizations and zero deaths. The demographics of those impacted are seven under 10 years, five from 10-19, six from 20-29, seven from 30-39, eight from 40-49, eight from 50-59, one from 60-69, two from 70-79 and one 80 […]

Additional 13 Weeks Now Available for Exhausted Unemployment Claims

Additional 13 Weeks Now Available for Exhausted Unemployment Claims

  $600 Weekly Unemployment Benefit Ending July 25 (DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced the availability of an additional 13 weeks of federal unemployment benefits called Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) for those who have exhausted their regular benefits. PEUC benefits are not automatic, and as claimants near the expiration […]

The “Move Over” Law Just Added a Little More to It

The “Move Over” Law Just Added a Little More to It

On November 26th, 2016 my friend Trooper Cody Donahue was killed by a truck that failed to move over while he was investigating a crash. This is a story we hear all too often. Prior to that crash, there was a Move Over law already in effect. So why didn’t it work in that situation […]

Prowers Medical Center Supports Statewide Mask Mandate

Prowers Medical Center Supports Statewide Mask Mandate

      Lamar, Colorado – July 16, 2020 “Prowers Medical Center supports Colorado’s move to establish a statewide mask mandate,” said Karen Bryant, CEO. “We have learned many things about this virus over the last several months, and we know that it will take a combination of actions to protect ourselves and our community […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING JULY 12, 2020

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING JULY 12, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Winter wheat harvest continued to progress amidst hot and dry conditions last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvested was 70 percent complete, compared to 19 percent last year and 45 percent on average.   In northwestern counties, crop […]

Prowers County Health and Environment COVID-19 Update – 40 Cumulative Total Cases

Prowers County Health and Environment COVID-19 Update – 40 Cumulative Total Cases

      The Prowers County Health Department reports there are seven cases for children ten years and under; 4 cases from 10-19 years of age; 6 cases for 20-29 years; 4 cases for 30-39; 8 cases each for 40-49 and 50-59 and one case each for 60-69; 70-79 and 80 plus.  OUTBREAKS: Total Outbreaks: […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Gains Continue

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Gains Continue

    Sales tax revenue remains health for the City of Lamar as the May Sales and Use Tax report shows a 10.61% climb over last year for a $30,812 gain with Use Tax revenues up 26.35% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 11.50% for a gain of $35,782. Total collections for May […]

Press Release-Prowers County Sheriff's Office

Press Release-Prowers County Sheriff’s Office

    MEDIA RELEASE – 07-13-2020  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office has received a complaint of criminal misconduct by a detention officer in the Prowers County Jail. This complaint was received around 7-6-2020.  Otero County Sheriff’s Office was asked to conduct the investigation on 7-7-2020. On Friday 7-10-2020, after reviewing the information and conducting interviews, […]

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2020 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – JULY 2020 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of July 1, 2020, is forecast at 51.15 million bushels, according to the July 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  This forecast is 48 percent below the 98.00 million bushel crop produced last […]

The Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Approves Grants to Benefit Residents of Southeastern Colorado

The Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Approves Grants to Benefit Residents of Southeastern Colorado

  Pueblo, CO – The Robert Hoag Rawlings Foundation Board of Directors recently approved 36 grants for a total of $652,425 and awarded $50,000 in college scholarships to various nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions throughout Southeastern Colorado. Through the Foundation’s grant application process, the following organizations were awarded grants: Lower Arkansas Valley Children’s Literacy […]

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

National Park Service to Host Virtual Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER— The National Park Service invites the public to participate in one of three virtual public meetings regarding a special resource study of the Granada Relocation Center, commonly known as Amache, to take place during the following dates and times: Thursday, July 16th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PDT (6:00 pm – […]

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

Atmos Energy Pipe Replacement Project Begins in Lamar, Colorado

  System Upgrades Increase Safety & Reliability While Decreasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions LAMAR, Colo. (July 6, 2020) –Atmos Energy is about to embark on another round of pipe replacement projects to further increase the safety and reliability of its natural gas delivery system as well as decrease greenhouse gas emissions throughout Colorado. Beginning Tuesday, July […]

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

CCA Honors Leaders at first Virtual 2020 Annual Convention

  Nearly 100 cattle ranchers and industry stakeholders gathered around their computers on Wednesday, July 1 for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Leadership Election and Social Hour. Leaders were recognized and the CCA Board of Directors settled into their new roles; while attendees saw familiar faces and reconnected with old colleagues and friends. The event […]

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

  The Annual Colorado State Fair Parade, themed “A Walk on the Wild Side” set to take place Saturday, August 29th has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Colorado State Fair Parade is one of the oldest parades in Colorado and is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and its State Fair […]