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Arkansas Valley Conduit Three-Party Contract Approved

Arkansas Valley Conduit Three-Party Contract Approved

By CHRIS WOODKA SECWCD A three-party contract allowing for the Arkansas Valley Conduit to deliver clean drinking water to 50,000 people in 39 communities east of Pueblo was signed by the Bureau of Reclamation on March 18, 2022, following approval by the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District Board and the Pueblo Board of Water Works […]

Rodeos and Windmills Coming to Prowers County

Rodeos and Windmills Coming to Prowers County

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel voted to fund several events which were presented to them this past Thursday, March 17th. An earlier request from the regional tourism promotion group, Canyons and Plains, received approval for $1,000 to be applied to general marketing for activities in southeast Colorado.  Panel members discussed sending representatives […]

City Council's Cooperative Meeting

City Council’s Cooperative Meeting

  The Lamar City Council hosted their La Junta counterparts to an informal luncheon meeting this past Wednesday, March 16th, comparing notes on municipal problems, solutions and opportunities to combine efforts for shared projects. Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, welcomed the La Junta delegation, saying this would be an opportunity to compare ideas on some future […]

President Biden Designates Amache National Historic Site as America’s Newest National Park

President Biden Designates Amache National Historic Site as America’s Newest National Park

WASHINGTON — President Biden signed the Amache National Historic Site Act today, designating the Amache site in Granada, Colorado as part of the National Park System. This designation, the first in the National Park System during this Administration, will permanently protect the site for future generations and will help tell the history of Japanese American […]

Planning Commission Reviews Junk Ordinance

Planning Commission Reviews Junk Ordinance

    The Prowers County Planning Commission, Michelle Hiigel, Land Use Administrator, as well as all three county commissioners, Tom Grasmick, Wendy Buxton-Andrade, Ron Cook and County Attorney Rose Pugliese via Zoom, discussed means by which the county’s junk ordinance could be beefed up with stricter enforcement.  Legislating the ordinance has been a continued concern […]

The Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days

The Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days

    The Chamber of Commerce Lamar Days 2022 will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday, May 20th and 21st, and centered around this year’s theme of, “The Spirit of America Comes to Lamar Days”. Preliminary arrangements are being discussed by the chamber board of directors and anyone interested in participating, placing an entry in […]

My CPW app Will Provide 21st Century Service at Colorado Parks and Wildlife

My CPW app Will Provide 21st Century Service at Colorado Parks and Wildlife

    DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife launched a new smartphone application this week that will make purchasing hunting and fishing licenses and state park passes easier. My CPW is the official mobile application for CPW’s license and pass purchasing system, IPAWS, and it is available to all CPW customers (residents and nonresidents). My […]

LUB Reviews Incentive Assistance for EV Charging Stations

LUB Reviews Incentive Assistance for EV Charging Stations

    As more and more electric vehicles are being manufactured, the City of Lamar has been working to develop an electric gas station, for lack of a better description, adjacent to the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center on East Beech Street. Groundbreaking in preparation for the installation of eight charge points will […]

Application Period for Big-game Licenses in Colorado Opens March 1st

Application Period for Big-game Licenses in Colorado Opens March 1st

  DENVER – Hunters hoping to draw a big-game license in Colorado in 2022 are urged to review the changes in license requirements and fees in the 2022 Colorado Big Game brochure prior to the March 1 opening of the primary draw application period (March 1 – April 5 at 8 p.m. MT). Hunters are […]

Another Successful Snow Goose Festival

Another Successful Snow Goose Festival

The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival saw another successful event February 3-6. We had over 100 people join us in attendance on our paid tours. We saw over 150 people come to enjoy the free programs, tours, trade show / craft fair, and silent auction. We heard from an amazing keynote, Jonathan Reitz, an […]

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Funds County Events

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Funds County Events

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved funding for various community events during their monthly meeting, February 15th. Cindy Bennet represented two organizations at her appearance; the Sand and Sage Round-Up Concert, set for August 12th and the annual Wild West BBQ Cook-Off which will be held May 6th and 7th at Willow […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial Making Process Towards Completion

9/11 Tribute Memorial Making Process Towards Completion

      Arkansas Valley Construction, Daniels Construction, BMS, Electra Pro, Riders Metal LLC and G5 Imprints, all in a joint effort, built an information kiosk at the0/11 Memorial adjacent to the Big Timbers Museum just north of Lamar, Colorado. The kiosk will soon house artifacts from New York City’s Twin Towers, Shanksville, Pennsylvania and […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper, Neguse, Buck Celebrate Senate Passage of Bill to Add Amache National Historic Site to the National Park System

Bennet, Hickenlooper, Neguse, Buck Celebrate Senate Passage of Bill to Add Amache National Historic Site to the National Park System

  Washington, D.C. — Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D) and John Hickenlooper (D), along with Colorado U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D) and Ken Buck (R), celebrated Senate passage of legislation to establish the Amache National Historic Site, a former Japanese American incarceration facility outside of Granada, Colorado, as part of the National Park System. […]

Snow Goose Festival this Weekend in Prowers County

Snow Goose Festival this Weekend in Prowers County

Recently listed as one of the top ten events to attend in Colorado! Tours/Programs/Craft fair-trade show and silent auction begin Friday February 4th and continue again at 8 am, Saturday, February 5th at the Lamar High School on Savage Avenue. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will have activities for kids, laser gallery, and Wildlife trivia wheel, […]

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 […]