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Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions - Municipal Election November 2, 2021

Notice-City of Lamar Call for Petitions – Municipal Election November 2, 2021

  All eligible persons wishing to run for Lamar City Council or Mayor may pick up Petitions for Nominations at the City Clerk’s Office in the City Complex, 102 East Parmenter, Lamar, CO, starting August 3, 2021 through August 23, 2021.  The deadline for filing petitions with the City Clerk is 4:00 p.m. August 23, […]

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

Council Okays MOU for Regional Housing Project

    The Lamar City Council, during its Monday, July 26th meeting, approved a Memorandum of Understanding to opt in to the Southeastern Colorado Workforce Housing project by a split vote with one dissent. The MOU is not binding on the city which can decide later to remove itself from the project which intends to […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

PRESS RELEASE Pursuant to 1-5-101 and 1-7.5-107 C.R.S., Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen is seeking written comments from residents of Prowers County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center in conjunction with HB13-1303.  House Bill 13-1303 requires a County Clerk and Recorder to solicit public comment concerning the location of […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Initiative Opponents Statement on the Rehearing for Initiative 16

Initiative Opponents Statement on the Rehearing for Initiative 16

Centennial, Colo. — Coloradans for Animal Care, a coalition of Colorado-based agriculture and livestock organizations will request the State Supreme Court review today’s decisions by the State Title Board as to the ballot title it set for Initiative 16. Initiative 16 would criminalize many routine animal care practices that Colorado’s ranchers and farmers use to feed America.  […]

Coalition of Ag Leaders Forms to Oppose Initiative 16

Coalition of Ag Leaders Forms to Oppose Initiative 16

Files for Rehearing with Title Board CENTENNIAL, Colo – A coalition of state agriculture leaders and their organizations has formed to oppose Initiative 16, a potential 2022 ballot initiative that would ask voters to criminalize commonly accepted veterinary and animal care practices in Colorado. It would also ban the slaughter of livestock that have not yet […]

Governor Polis Convenes Congressional Redistricting Commission

Governor Polis Convenes Congressional Redistricting Commission

  DENVER – Today, Governor Jared Polis convened the Congressional Redistricting Commission, pursuant to section 44.2(1)(a) of article V of the Colorado Constitution. The Commission will be responsible for determining the boundaries for Colorado’s Congressional districts and may be tasked with determining the boundaries for an 8th district, dependent upon reapportionment data from the federal […]

CO Sec of State Joins Coalition Condemning Threats Against Election Officials

CO Sec of State Joins Coalition Condemning Threats Against Election Officials

DENVER, Colo- Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has joined a bipartisan coalition of Secretaries of State from around the country on a resolution condemning threats against election officials.  Leading up to and in the wake of the 2020 General Election, there has been a spate of threats directed specifically at state election officials throughout the United […]

Colorado Sec of State Updates Election Result Totals

Colorado Sec of State Updates Election Result Totals

DENVER, Colo- The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office announced today that it has posted official compiled results to its election night reporting website. The race for Judicial District 18 has triggered an automatic recount, which begins December 2nd.  This recount will involve the counties of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln. Statewide election certification will take place after the […]

State 2020 General Election Turnout Sets Records

State 2020 General Election Turnout Sets Records

DENVER, Colo- Even with ballots still being processed and counted throughout Colorado, it is clear that this is an historic election.  As of 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, a total of 3,303,265 ballots have been received into the statewide voter registration system to be processed for tabulation in the 2020 General Election, with more […]

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

  New Bipartisan Law Gives Governor Authority to Issue Pardons     DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today signed an Executive Order granting pardons to those who have been convicted of possessing one ounce or less of marijuana. In June, Gov. Polis signed the bipartisan H.B. 20-1424, sponsored by Rep. James Coleman, Sen. Julie Gonzales […]

21 Candidates for President on the Colorado Ballot. Clerks Office Offers a Sample!

21 Candidates for President on the Colorado Ballot. Clerks Office Offers a Sample!

  Prowers County 2020 General Election Sample Ballots are now posted to the Prowers County Website under Departments and then select Elections. Ballots Styles for this 2020 General Election will be by Precinct Number (Example: PRECT-1, PRECT-2, through PRECT-13 which is associated with your physical address listed on your voter registration record. If you are […]

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Announces Election Rules and Guidance for County Election Officials

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Announces Election Rules and Guidance for County Election Officials

  DENVER, Colo- The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office has prepared and issued election rules and guidance for county clerks as well as other election stakeholders outlining suggested procedures for conducting the November 3 General Election during the COVID-19 national health crisis. The rules and guidance address the various operational provisions to assure the safety […]