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Despite CPW claims that "depredation has ceased", two more cattle killed by wolves

Despite CPW claims that “depredation has ceased”, two more cattle killed by wolves

A yearling and a heifer were killed in Grand County over the weekend, with evidence both died from wolf attacks, despite claims by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife official that the agency’s non-lethal efforts to stop the killing have “ceased depredation.” The heifer, a young female that has not yet calved, was on the same ranch […]

USDA Confirms Detection of Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle in Colorado

USDA Confirms Detection of Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle in Colorado

State Veterinarian’s Office Monitoring Situation Broomfield, Colo. — Yesterday, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed a detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in dairy cows in Northeast Colorado. This is the first detection of avian influenza diagnosed in cattle in Colorado. Detections of HPAI in dairy cattle have occurred in eight […]

CPW releases updated collared gray wolf activity map; launches depredation report webpage

CPW releases updated collared gray wolf activity map; launches depredation report webpage

DENVER—An updated map was published today on Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s (CPW) website to continue informing the public, recreationists, and livestock producers on where collared wolves have been in the past month. CPW will update this map with new information monthly to reflect data for the past 30 days or so, produced on the fourth […]

US 50 Bridge west of Gunnison closed indefinitely due to safety concerns

US 50 Bridge west of Gunnison closed indefinitely due to safety concerns

  DENVER (KDVR) — A bridge along U.S. 50 that crosses the Blue Mesa Reservoir in southwest Colorado closed on Thursday because of cracking in a particular type of steel. Drivers will be subject to a lengthy detour to get around it. The recommended detour is on Interstate 70 to the north or U.S. 160 […]

US 50 bridge closed west of Gunnison due to safety concerns

US 50 bridge closed west of Gunnison due to safety concerns

DENVER (KDVR) — A bridge along U.S. 50 that crosses the Blue Mesa Reservoir in southwest Colorado closed on Thursday because of cracking in a particular type of steel. Drivers will be subject to a lengthy detour to get around it. The bridge, built in 1963, is west of Gunnison near Dillon Pinnacles. State inspectors […]

Grand County livestock growers urge Polis, wildlife officials to 'lethally' manage wolves following attacks

Grand County livestock growers urge Polis, wildlife officials to ‘lethally’ manage wolves following attacks

  This week’s wolf attacks bring the number of calves and yearlings killed by wolves in the past 16 days to six, plus an injured calf   With news that wolves have killed four more yearling cows in Grand County in less than 72 hours, an association of ranchers is pleading with Gov. Jared Polis […]

23 Suspects indicted in illegal marijuana operation

23 Suspects indicted in illegal marijuana operation

NEWS RELEASE 23 SUSPECTS INDICTED IN ILLEGAL MARIJUANA OPERATION April 18, 2024 – CBI – Cañon City, CO – The 11th Judicial District Attorney’s Office announces grand jury indictments naming twenty-three (23) suspects as the result of a multi-jurisdictional investigation into illicit marijuana-manufacturing and distribution operations that spanned multiple properties in Fremont County, El Paso County, and Pueblo County.  […]

I-25 Resurfacing through Pueblo to begin in mid-April

I-25 Resurfacing through Pueblo to begin in mid-April

Interstate 25 Resurfacing in Pueblo to begin in mid-April Project Update April 8, 2024 – Southeastern Colorado – Motorists can expect lane and shoulder closures with delays Pueblo — The Colorado Department of Transportation, with its contract partner Martin Marietta, will begin work on Interstate 25 in Pueblo from Mile Point 92 to MP 102 on […]

Resurfacing project on US 160 from Kim to Pritchett to begin mid-April

Resurfacing project on US 160 from Kim to Pritchett to begin mid-April

Work to include new signage and shoulder widening Las Animas and Baca Counties — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its contract partner APC Southern will begin a highway resurfacing project on April 15 on US Highway 160 from Kim to Pritchett. Work will include the resurfacing of east and westbound lanes of US 160, […]

Colorado Supreme Court affirms schools' right to search students without a warrant

Colorado Supreme Court affirms schools’ right to search students without a warrant

The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday broadly affirmed that school safety plans give officials the right to search students on campus without a warrant, finding that staff at a Denver high school acted lawfully when they searched a 10th grader who brought a loaded gun to school on his third day of classes in 2019.  […]

Fourth traffic light color proposed

Fourth traffic light color proposed

Three-color traffic signals have been in use for over 100 years with little change to their functionality, but now researchers at North Carolina State University believe the time may have come for a change – they propose a fourth ‘white light’ to signal to human drivers when it is time to let autonomous vehicles dictate […]

Free Naloxone available to the public at Prowers County Courthouse

Free Naloxone available to the public at Prowers County Courthouse

Most people in Prowers County are probably unaware of the availability and easy accessibility of something that could save lives at no cost to them.  Inside the Elm Street entrance to the Prowers County Courthouse is a purple box with a large label reading “Free Naloxone”.   Inside are rows of small white boxes, each containing […]

Lamar Utilities Board Meeting of March 12, 2024

Lamar Utilities Board Meeting of March 12, 2024

Lamar Utilities Board Meeting of March 12, 2024 The Lamar Utilities Board approved the minutes from its February 27, 2024 meeting, as well as approving purchase orders numbering from 92836 through 92879 in the amount of $782,793.67.  Also approved was the payment of bills totaling $845,830.52. Light and Power Superintendent Houssin Hourieh gave the System […]

CDOT Announces US 50 improvements in Las Animas

CDOT Announces US 50 improvements in Las Animas

― Project Announcement ― US 50 Resurfacing and ADA Improvements in Las Animas to begin  in March Motorists should expect delays beginning March 18 Bent County — The Colorado Department of Transportation with its contract partner TLM Constructors will begin work on US Highway 50 in Las Animas on Monday, March 18 from Mile Post […]

Lamar Light and Power Upgrades Lighting Around Community Building

Lamar Light and Power Upgrades Lighting Around Community Building

  At the Lamar Utility Board meeting on February 13 Rob Evans, City Administrator, had asked that the lighting situation around the Community Building be evaluated, particularly because of a recent car/pedestrian accident there at night. Lamar Light and Power Superintendent Houssin Hourieh promised that the department would immediately look into the situation.  I followed […]