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Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

Dust Storm Results in Seven Vehicle Pile-Up

  A multi-car crash occurred shortly after 2pm this past Friday, April 29th on Highway 50 about five miles west of Lamar. First responders found zero-visibility due to blowing dust as multiple responders reported to the emergency.  Westbound highway 50 was completely blocked by the crash and eastbound was shut down shortly after due to […]

CDOT Ribbon Cutting on 287 Set for May 3rd

CDOT Ribbon Cutting on 287 Set for May 3rd

  Colorado Department of Transportation will host a celebratory ribbon cutting to announce the completion of US 287 phase II resurfacing through downtown Lamar, Colorado on Tuesday, May 3rd at 10am at the corner of US 287 and Savage Avenue in Lamar. Construction began in March 2021 on the improvements of US 287 in Lamar. […]

Prowers County Sand Creek Junction Fire Recap

Prowers County Sand Creek Junction Fire Recap

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office would like to release the following information concerning the Sand Creek Junction Fire, near the 13000 block of Hwy 196, Prowers County, Colorado on 4-22-2022 at approx. 1219 hours. The fire continued well into the day of Saturday, 4-23-2022 as well, with mop-up and hot spot efforts. The fire […]

Bent on Birding Set for May 20-22

Bent on Birding Set for May 20-22

    The 17th Annual Bent on Birding Festival and 25th Annual Heritage Santa Fe Trail Auto Tours will run May 19th through the 22nd in Bent County. Activities feature birding, wildlife-watching and the cultural heritage of the Bent County area. Over 400 species of birds been documents in the area.  Area guides from Davidson […]

Centennial Farms & Ranches Open for Nominations

Centennial Farms & Ranches Open for Nominations

  Across the nation, family farms and ranches, historic barns and other agricultural sites are disappearing at an alarming rate.  The contributions of Colorado’s ranching and farming families have withstood the pressures of growth, changes in farming methods, drought, and economic conditions to preserve these important pieces of our state’s commercial and cultural history. 2022 […]

2022 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship Recipient, Jami Jo Quick

2022 Golden Plains Insurance Scholarship Recipient, Jami Jo Quick

  Lamar— April 25, 2022 — Each year Golden Plains Insurance awards an eligible graduating senior an educational scholarship based on their commitment to their community, educational institution, faith and to furthering their educational journey. The quantity and quality of the applications we received this year were amazing, with over 30 superior quality applications received […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-April 18, 2022

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-April 18, 2022

…Drought Conditions Continue across South Central and Southeast Colorado… SYNOPSIS: March of 2022 started out and ended warm and dry, however cool and unsettled weather was the rule for the rest of the month, as several weather systems brought cold and unsettled weather to much of south central and southeast Colorado. This, along with pockets […]

Frontier Bank Donates to 9-11 Tribute Foundation Committee

Frontier Bank Donates to 9-11 Tribute Foundation Committee

    Brady Turpin of Frontier Bank in Lamar recently presented the 9-11 Tribute Memorial Foundation Committee with a $1,000 check to help further their construction work at the memorial site on the grounds of the Big Timbers Museum in Lamar. Terry Comer, the new Foundation President is receiving the donation.  Comer has been a […]

CPW Completes Survey of Black-tailed Prairie Dog Habitat and Populations

CPW Completes Survey of Black-tailed Prairie Dog Habitat and Populations

  Pix-Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently completed an east slope survey of black-tailed prairie dogs.     DENVER – Along with other western states in cooperation with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has conducted an east slope survey of black-tailed prairie dogs. Images collected on airplane flights in […]

CSP Responds to Two-Vehicle Crash on 287 Near Springfield

CSP Responds to Two-Vehicle Crash on 287 Near Springfield

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on April 22, 2022 at approximately 3:35 PM. The crash occurred approximately 5 mile north of the town of Springfield on Colorado 287 in Baca County. A white 2021 Kenworth Semi-tractor and trailer driven by Mathieu Dufour (30-year-old male from Waterford, MI) […]

June 2022 Wheat Field Days

June 2022 Wheat Field Days

Colorado State University Crops Testing is excited to announce the details for the 2022 Wheat Field Days. They are made possible by our farmer-cooperators, seed company and industry partners, and colleagues from the CSU College of Ag. and Ag. Experiment Station, CSU Extension, Colorado Wheat, and USDA-ARS. We have a great set of public and […]

Cattle on Feed Report

Cattle on Feed Report

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 1,100,000 head as of April 1, 2022. The latest inventory was 4 percent above the April 1, 2021 inventory but 2 percent below the previous […]

Quilt of Valor Foundation Awards

Quilt of Valor Foundation Awards

  JD Rice: Members of the Quilt of Valor Foundation awarded JD Rice of Holly, CO a quilt to thank him, honor him and comfort him for his service to the United States of America. Mr. JD Rice came to Prowers County over 90 years ago with his parents from Beaver County, Oklahoma.  They settled […]

Election Information: 2022 Primary Election Alerts:

Election Information: 2022 Primary Election Alerts:

    June 28, 2022 is the Primary Election. Please be aware that Primary Elections are to select candidates to go on to the November General Election. Voting in a Primary Election can be the deciding vote for an office if there are more than one candidate running for an office. Pursuant to C.R.S. 1-4-105 […]

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2022

  5,800 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in March; Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.7%   According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point in March to 3.7 percent. This marks the lowest rate since February 2020, when it was 2.8 percent. The national unemployment rate declined two-tenths […]