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CWCB August 2019 Drought Update

CWCB August 2019 Drought Update

  August has been warmer than average across the majority of the state and each basin, except for the Republican basin, has experienced below average precipitation. The North American monsoon season has been disappointing in Colorado and other parts of the Southwestern U.S. The monsoon season sometimes results in beneficial moisture for south central Colorado […]

USACE - Albuquerque District Hosts flood Exercise for John Martin Dam

USACE – Albuquerque District Hosts flood Exercise for John Martin Dam

      Story by Ronna Schelby – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District LAMAR, Colorado – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Albuquerque District, hosted a tabletop exercise at Lamar Community College August 15, 2019. The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate a variety of emergency and continuity plans USACE has […]

Annual Dog Day at Lamar Pool

Annual Dog Day at Lamar Pool

    Sometimes the dogs have better weather for their events than humans do. It was all sunshine this past Sunday, August 18th when the Lamar Municipal Pool opened their doors to all area dogs so they can frolic and owners can have some fun watching. This is the fourth year pool manager Carrie Smith […]

Colorado’s Boat Inspectors Overwhelmed by Mussel-infested Boats

Colorado’s Boat Inspectors Overwhelmed by Mussel-infested Boats

  DENVER, Colo. – The number of boats infected with mussels intercepted in Colorado by inspectors in 2019 is already even with the total from last year – and we’re only halfway through the boating season. “I am just being completely over-run by mussel infested boats,” said Robert Walters, CPW’s assistant manager for the aquatic […]

Southeast Colorado June, 2019 Climate Review, Precipitation Totals

Southeast Colorado June, 2019 Climate Review, Precipitation Totals

    June of 2019 continued to be a roller coaster month for weather across the state, with a few warm and dry spells followed by unseasonably cold and strong weather systems bringing rain, mountain snow and severe storms across the area. Accumulating snowfall was even recorded across the higher peaks on the first full […]

City Pays off Water Bond

City Pays off Water Bond

    Kristin McCrea, City Treasurer explained to the council, the city’s Series 2009 Water Activity Revenue Refunding Bonds were paid in full on June 17, 2019 and the balance is now down to $0.00 and there are no further obligations for the District to pay interest and principal on the bonds. The Water Bond […]

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

    Lamar Community College was the last stop of the evening for Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, this past Thursday, June 20th.  Greenberg, who has been Commissioner since the start of the year, held a meet and greet with area ag producers, ranchers and the public in general at the college’s library, capping […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

    DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $5,696 grant to Area 12 of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to restore and diversify the area’s wildlife habitat. The grant is part of GOCO’s CPW Director’s Innovation Fund (DIF), a partnership between GOCO and CPW to create a funding source for […]

STATE OF THE WATER STATE

STATE OF THE WATER STATE

Drought Free Colorado   Water Year 2018 (Oct 2017- Sept 2018) was the warmest and second driest on record for Colorado, with significant loss to crops and livestock, and multiple large wildfires. Since the onset of the drought and throughout 2018, the State’s Drought Task Force, in collaboration with the Agricultural Impact Task Force has […]

Year-Round E15, A Renewable Energy Win for Colorado

Year-Round E15, A Renewable Energy Win for Colorado

        May 31, 2019 – Presidents of Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA), Colorado Administrative Committee (CCAC) and Vice President of Front Range Ethanol issued statements regarding the final rule by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) allowing retailers to sell gasoline containing 15% ethanol (E15) year-round. This rule is a win for […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

NWS Pueblo Co – Sat May 11 2019 -/- Abnormally Dry Conditions Remain Across Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain from January through March, has brought significant improvement in the drought that […]

Getting a Peek at the Past

Getting a Peek at the Past

    A portion of the green metal façade on the building owned by Al Sanders on South Main Street began to be peeled away this past Friday, May 10th.  Sanders has owned the corner building that houses Al’s Boot Repair and More and Vendor’s Gallery at the intersection of Main and West Olive Streets […]

Lamar Days Parade Route Back on Main Street

Lamar Days Parade Route Back on Main Street

    The 2019 Annual Lamar Days Parade route will be back on Main Street on Saturday, May 18th.  Heather Morris, Lamar Chamber of Commerce Office Manager, confirmed that the route will have participants assemble along Beech Street prior to the parade and at 10am the route will travel south along Main Street and turn […]

The Butterflies are Free !

The Butterflies are Free !

    Fifty genuine Monarch butterflies, purchased for Lamar Welcome Center volunteers and Chamber of Commerce Directors from a Florida grow-farm, went into semi-hibernation earlier this week and were revived from the warmth of numerous Colorado hands this past Wednesday, May 1st in Lamar, Colorado, now recognized as the only Monarch City USA in the […]

Livingston Ranch Receives 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

Livingston Ranch Receives 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

    Arvada, Colo. – Mike and Julie Livingston of Kit Carson County have been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®. Sand County Foundation, the nation’s leading voice for private conservation, created the Leopold Conservation Award to inspire American landowners by recognizing exceptional farmers, ranchers and foresters. The prestigious award, […]