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Community Resource Center’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days Conference 2023 Set for La Junta

Community Resource Center’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days Conference 2023 Set for La Junta

    LA JUNTA, Colorado – Community Resource Center’s 2023 Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days conference will be hosted in Otero County from September 12-14, 2023. The City of La Junta will be the home base of the conference along with programming in various communities throughout Otero County over the three-day event. This announcement comes after Otero County […]

CATTLE ON FEED

CATTLE ON FEED

      COLORADO: The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1.07 million head as of November 1, 2022. The latest inventory was unchanged from last month and 7 percent below the November 1, 2021 inventory. […]

Farm Bureau Survey Shows Second Year of Higher Costs for Thanksgiving Dinner

Farm Bureau Survey Shows Second Year of Higher Costs for Thanksgiving Dinner

    CENTENNIAL, COLO. — The cost of a Thanksgiving meal increased for the second year in a row, according to an informal survey conducted by Colorado Farm Bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation. The national average cost of a Thanksgiving meal for ten guests jumped 20% last year to $64.05. Colorado shoppers can […]

Lamar Chamber Shop Small Promotion

Lamar Chamber Shop Small Promotion

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is promoting its seasonal Shop Small campaign for the holidays, between November 16th to December 14th and is sponsored by TBK Bank, GN Bank, Colorado Mills and Community State Bank. Here’s how to enter to win prizes!  You must: Spend a minimum of $20 at the business from […]

2022 Colorado State Patrol- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

2022 Colorado State Patrol- Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack The Patrol Car

  This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Colorado State Patrol’s annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car. The toy drive will be held on November 25, 2022 starting at 8:00 am. Troopers will be at two locations that day. We will be collecting toys at the Walmart in La Junta and also […]

Dr. Rosana Reyes named President of Lamar Community College

Dr. Rosana Reyes named President of Lamar Community College

November 17, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced Dr. Rosana Reyes as the next president of Lamar Community College (LCC). Dr. Reyes, a transformative leader, educator, and administrator with more than 20 years of experience in building equitable pathways to and through higher education will assume the LCC […]

Thanksgiving Holiday News Release from City of Lamar

Thanksgiving Holiday News Release from City of Lamar

    All City of Lamar offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th, 2022 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.  The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed.  The Community Building will reopen on Saturday, November 26th at regular hours.  All other city offices (including the City of Lamar […]

Colorado Crop/Progrress Report-Week Ending Nov 13, 2022

Colorado Crop/Progrress Report-Week Ending Nov 13, 2022

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: A primarily dry, cool week allowed harvest and fieldwork to continue, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, soil moisture supplies declined, and precipitation was mainly confined to the northwestern portion of the State. According to the United States Drought Monitor for November 8, just […]

CDA Hires Ag Emergency Coordinator for Disasters Impacting Rural Colorado

CDA Hires Ag Emergency Coordinator for Disasters Impacting Rural Colorado

CDA Hires First-Ever Full-Time Ag Emergency Coordinator to Lead Crisis Response Team for Disasters Impacting Rural Colorado Broomfield, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture has hired Dan Frazen to serve as the Agriculture Emergency Coordinator for Colorado, a position CDA created this year after approval by the legislature to build out the Department’s emergency response capabilities. […]

Drought Update from National Weather Service National Weather Service - Pueblo 

Drought Update from National Weather Service National Weather Service – Pueblo 

Drought deepens across the southeast Plains… SYNOPSIS: A mainly west to northwest flow pattern brought a few bouts of precipitation, especially across the northern and central mountains, as well as brief bouts of cooler temperatures to the region, as a few passing weather systems moved mainly north of the region through the first half of […]

Prowers Medical Center Earns Trauma Center Designation

Prowers Medical Center Earns Trauma Center Designation

    LAMAR, COLO. — Prowers Medical Center has earned official designation as a Level IV Trauma Center by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. Trauma centers are hospital emergency programs with the staffing, training, systems, and equipment necessary to care for seriously injured people. Trauma center levels are I, II, III, IV […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report – November 2022

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations Report – November 2022

  Notice of Proposed Budget: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the proposed 2023 Budget for the Arkansas River Power Authority is currently available for inspection by the public, in the City Clerk’s Office at each member municipality. The ARPA Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on the proposed Budget on December 1, 2022 […]

A New Set of Unofficial Results Posted for the 2022 General Election.

A New Set of Unofficial Results Posted for the 2022 General Election.

A new set of unofficial results have been posted for the 2022 General Election. https://results.enr.clarityelections.com/CO/Prowers/115954/www.prowerscounty.net There is an 8-day window for ballots to be received from UOCAVA voters (military and overseas). Any voter who needs to resolve a discrepancy can do so as well. After a bipartisan canvass board validates the results, then we will […]

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 2022

CROP PRODUCTION – NOVEMBER 2022

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on November 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 136.4 million bushels, down 8 percent from last year’s 148.4 million bushels, according to the November 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.10 million acres expected to be […]

CSP Information on What to Do if Too Tired to Drive

CSP Information on What to Do if Too Tired to Drive

  (COLO) – Whether impacted by insomnia, a disrupted sleep schedule or even the end of Daylight Savings, not getting enough sleep before driving is a dangerous idea. According to the National Safety Council drowsy driving is similar to driving under the influence of alcohol and can make drivers three times more likely to be in a […]