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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

  March Storms Bring Beneficial Moisture to southern Colorado  SYNOPSIS:  Several storm systems moving across the Rockies through the month of March provided beneficial and much needed precipitation to much of south central and southeast Colorado. This is especially true across southeast Colorado, which recorded widespread precipitation amounts of 1 to 2 inches throughout the […]

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

Little People’s Pre-School Observing Week of the Young Child

  Each year, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) acknowledges the importance of educating young children by holding a week-long celebration focused on the earliest learners and honoring those who teach them. This year (2021) is the 50th anniversary—an exciting milestone for this celebration of educating today’s young learners!  Students and […]

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 […]

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

WALSENBURG, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person or persons who shot blow darts at deer in Walsenburg, seriously injuring the animals. On Thursday, April 1, CPW Wildlife Officer Travis Sauder received a call about multiple deer near the 100 block of East Cedar in Walsenburg with […]

Kids Fishing Days Set for April-/-May

Kids Fishing Days Set for April-/-May

  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department is hosting several free fishing events for kids 15 years and younger at area ponds and parks in southeast Colorado.  There’s no need to register, just bring your own gear if you have some or if not, the Parks Department will supply each kid with a free fishing […]

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

    With some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in Prowers County, two annual events are making their way back to the calendar and requesting funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel. Cindy Bennet, representing the Sand and Sage Prowers County Round-up and BBQ received $3,000 for the event which will be held May 7th […]

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

Lamar Chamber Prepares for Lamar Days

    Lamar Days will be held over two days this year, Friday May 14th and Saturday May 15th including plans for a traditional downtown parade to celebrate Lamar’s 135th anniversary. This year’s theme is, “The Spirit of Country Comes Alive with Lamar Days, 2021”. Vendors should start thinking about contacting the chamber at 336-4379 […]

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges in three counties likely will never legally hunt again in Colorado or 47 other states after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing examiner permanently suspended his hunting privileges.  Iniki Vike Kapu, 28, had been accused by Colorado Parks […]

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

      The fate of the Southeast Colorado Regional Airport is up in the air. The need for new operators or a new contract was discussed during the February 8th Lamar City Council meeting. Tanya and Eric McSwan, who have been the fixed base operators at the airport for several years, have asked the […]

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

Colorado to Commemorate Bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail Throughout 2021

  Efforts Aim to Bring Visitors to Canyons & Plains Region   February 5, 2021 — Two hundred years ago, the Santa Fe Trail was America’s first international highway. Merchants traveled through what is now Colorado, including Prowers County, to trade goods between the United States and Mexico. Today, organizers of the bicentennial commemoration are […]

Colorado waters test free of invasive mussels; Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan approved

Colorado waters test free of invasive mussels; Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan approved

  Colorado has mandatory boating inspection regulations in place to help monitor that mussels do not cross state lines. DENVER – After three consecutive years of negative testing, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) has removed Green Mountain Reservoir in Summit County from the positive waters list for quagga mussels, a prohibited aquatic nuisance species (ANS). As […]

Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics competes in Salina Ks.

Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics competes in Salina Ks.

  The Wranglers Gymnastics Team of Wild West Athletics located in Lamar, Colorado attended the Winter Wonderland AAU sanctioned competition held in Salina, Ks the weekend of January 22nd – 24th. The Wrangler team boasts 26 members of the 449 gymnasts that competed in Salina from ages 7-17 and levels 1-Gold. There were 20 teams […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS Pueblo-January 15, 2021

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS Pueblo-January 15, 2021

  Some Improvements in the Drought Across Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  After a very warm and generally dry November, a few passing storm systems in December and through January thus far, have brought some beneficial precipitation to portions of the southeast plains.  With that said, the latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday January 14th 2021, indicates […]

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

  Trees burned in the Hayman Fire of 2002 stand in stark, black contrast to the surrounding landscape in Teller County. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife DENVER – The 2020 wildfires in Colorado were historic. Before last summer, the Hayman Fire was, for 18 years, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history at […]

City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

    The Lamar City Council held its first meeting of 2021 this past Monday, January 11th. City Treasurer, Kristin McCrea noted her findings for the city’s Water/Wastewater fund from 2016 to 2020 which indicated the operating expenditures for four of the past five years have been overspent. Her written report suggested the need to […]