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Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

January 13, 2022…Drought Conditions Deepen across Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: After a very warm and dry start to the 2022 Water-Year (October 1-September 30), snow accumulation started in earnest in early December, with several passing weather systems bringing abundant mountain precipitation through the middle and end of December. By the end of the month, state wide snowpack […]

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Takes Flight February 3rd

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Takes Flight February 3rd

    LAMAR, Colorado — Southeastern Colorado’s High Plains Snow Goose Festival is set to return to Lamar from February 3rd through the 6th. Lamar is home to more than 400 species of birds over a year, making it one of the best birding locations in Colorado. Surrounded by grasslands and plains, the riparian habitats […]

Lamar Council Discusses Cobblestone Hotel Project

Lamar Council Discusses Cobblestone Hotel Project

    The Cobblestone Hotel, set for groundbreaking later this year on North Main Street, requested moving the proposed sewer line from under the hotel to a position closer to Main Street which avoids the building completely.  During the January 10th council meeting, City Public Works Director, Pat Mason, explained the city had considered refurbishing […]

Plans Developing for 9/11 Memorial Sculpture

Plans Developing for 9/11 Memorial Sculpture

  Just prior to Christmas, the Tri-State Foundation President, Doug Harbour and board members, met with renowned artist, Scott Stearman. The placement of the first, life-sized bronze sculpture at the memorial site was discussed.  The site, in front of the Big Timbers Museum off Highway 50 in Lamar, has been under development for several years. […]

CPW Southeast Region Sportsperson's Caucus to discuss how hunting licenses are allocated

CPW Southeast Region Sportsperson’s Caucus to discuss how hunting licenses are allocated

  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Sportspersons from across Colorado are invited to Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region Sportsperson’s Caucus for updates on a variety of issues important to hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. The featured topic will be allocation of big game hunting licenses. “CPW is examining its current big game allocation policies,” said […]

Bent’s Old Fort Fee Changes in 2022  

Bent’s Old Fort Fee Changes in 2022  

    La Junta, CO – In response to public input this summer, Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will be instituting its new entrance fees and going “cashless” starting on January 2, 2022. While the National Park Service will be handling credit card purchases only, the Western National Parks Association park store located in […]

Lamar City Council Wraps Up 2021 with Final Meeting of the Year

Lamar City Council Wraps Up 2021 with Final Meeting of the Year

    City Treasurer, Kristin McCrea, provided a rundown for the Lamar City Council during its December 13th meeting, on some of the grants received by the city for a variety of municipal projects, totaling $7.1 million during their lifespans.  Among those listed was $2.9 in total for the city’s water/wastewater improvement projects that have […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Survives Challenge

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Survives Challenge

    “The Elections Division of the Secretary of State’s Office (Division) moves the Deputy Secretary of State to dismiss the above-entitled Lobbyist Complaint on the grounds that Complainant failed to specifically identify violations of Colorado lobbyist laws under section 24-6-301, et seq, C.R.S.” Belinda Sturges approached the Lamar City Council during a public meeting […]

Photo Contest Returns with the High Plains Snow Goose Festival in 2022

Photo Contest Returns with the High Plains Snow Goose Festival in 2022

  LAMAR, Colo. – Grab your camera or dig out your best wildlife photos from the past year and submit your photos to the High Plains Snow Goose Festival photo contest. The photo contest is in its sixth year and offers shutterbugs a chance to showcase their best work across a variety of categories: wildlife; […]

Camp Amache Moving Closer Toward NPS Designation

Camp Amache Moving Closer Toward NPS Designation

    Camp Amache, the Japanese-American Incarceration Camp in Granada during WWII, is moving closer to being considered a National Park Service site through the bi-partisan efforts of U.S. Senators Hickenlooper and Bennet and U.S. Representatives Neguse and Buck. The Prowers County Commissioners asked that their thanks for the recent efforts be offered to Senator […]

Lodging Tax Panel Open for Board Members

Lodging Tax Panel Open for Board Members

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill three (3) positions on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel. Each term is for three (3) years and will expire in December 2024. The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the […]

Evans and Bellomy on Board for New Line-Up

Evans and Bellomy on Board for New Line-Up

  The Lamar City Council hosted a reception for the outgoing and incoming council members this past Monday, November 8th at the Cultural Events Center.  Two council sessions were held with the outgoing council meeting at 7pm and the incoming council meeting followed at 7:30pm.  A work session was also conducted at 6:30 to discuss […]

Tourism Workshop/Dinner Planned

Tourism Workshop/Dinner Planned

      Tourism is a priority for Colorado and our industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last decade. However, the recent global pandemic and our aim to attract more high value visitors requires the public and private sectors to work together to identify the constraints our industry faces. The Prowers County Tourism Panel […]

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering changes to policies and regulations that could potentially impact how big game hunting licenses are distributed in the state. CPW is currently seeking public input from resident and nonresident big game hunters and stakeholders through an online comment form, followed by a survey and public meetings […]

Lamar Council Approves Electric Charging Stations

Lamar Council Approves Electric Charging Stations

    The Lamar City Council voted to meet the growing demand for charge stations for vehicles using electricity for their main power source.  The action came following considerable discussion during the October 11th meeting over how the location of the two proposals would encroach on daily traffic around the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and […]