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LUB Starts Work for 2021

LUB Starts Work for 2021

  The Lamar Utilities Board began their 2021 meeting sessions on Tuesday, January 12th continuing to observe pandemic protocols. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the board of continuing upgrades to sections of the plant including the 5-4kv distribution circuits power protection relays in the plant. The current relays date back to the 1960s. No […]

2020 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado- Pueblo NWS

2020 Climate Year in Review across Southern Colorado- Pueblo NWS

January of 2020 was a generally warm and dry month across the region, save for a few passing weather systems within a mainly west to northwest flow pattern, bringing spotty precipitation to the higher terrain along the Continental Divide. February started out where January left off, warm and dry across south central and southeast Colorado, […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS-December 25, 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-NWS-December 25, 2020

    Moderate to Exceptional Drought Persists Across South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS… November of 2020 was a very warm and generally dry month across south central and southeast Colorado, as well as the state as a whole, with the Colorado Climate Center indicating November of 2020 as the 7th warmest and 42nd driest […]

Winter Wx Advisory for SE Colorado

Winter Wx Advisory for SE Colorado

  URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO 603 PM MST Fri Dec 11 2020 Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County- Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 603 PM MST Fri Dec 11 2020 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM […]

NWS-Pueblo 2020 Fall Weather Review & Precipitation Summary

NWS-Pueblo 2020 Fall Weather Review & Precipitation Summary

  The start of Meteorological Fall 2020 (September, October and November) was extremely warm, with Alamosa, Colorado Springs and Pueblo all setting new September and Fall record high temperatures, with a possible new Colorado September record high temperature of 108 degrees set in La Junta on September 6th. This record warmth was followed by record […]

S.E. Colorado Drought Information Statement, November 2020

S.E. Colorado Drought Information Statement, November 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT Moderate to Exceptional Drought Continues Across South Central and Southeast Colorado… SYNOPSIS… October was another month of extremes across south central and southeast Colorado. The first half of the month saw extremely warm and mainly dry conditions statewide, with Colorado Springs (87F) and Pueblo (94F) both tying their respective record high monthly […]

NWS-Moderate to Exceptional Drought Status for Southern Colorado

NWS-Moderate to Exceptional Drought Status for Southern Colorado

  SYNOPSIS: August was mainly hot and dry across Colorado, with the state as whole experiencing its warmest and fifth driest August on record (126 years). With that said, drought deepened across the state with over 98 percent of Colorado experiencing drought conditions by the end of the month. However, an unseasonably strong and cold […]

State Ag Department Seeks Public Feedback on 2020 Drought Experiences

State Ag Department Seeks Public Feedback on 2020 Drought Experiences

  September 10, 2020 (DENVER) – Following an exceptionally dry spring and summer, drought conditions now cover 99% of the state of Colorado, exacerbated by record-breaking temperatures and an existing moisture deficit continuing from last fall.  On June 22, Governor Polis activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan under the chairmanship of directors from […]

The Weather is CHANGING

The Weather is CHANGING

Hazardous Weather Outlook-National Weather Service Pueblo CO-1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today […]

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

    While the first six months of 2020 have been lean as far as rainfall is concerned, July has tried to make up for the lack of moisture with a series of showers through the month that swept across southeastern Colorado. Here are the precipitation results, in inches, for regional counties for the full […]

Governor Polis Activates Drought Plan and Task Force

Governor Polis Activates Drought Plan and Task Force

Severe Drought Expands Across Southern, Eastern Regions June 23, 2020 (Denver, CO) – Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan this week as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, with severe and extreme drought conditions in 33% […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

    Severe to Extreme Drought Conditions Expand across South Central and Southeast Colorado Snow packs in the Arkansas and Rio Grande basins were near normal over the past winter. However, that snow was not enough to relieve the on- going drought which developed through the late summer and early fall of 2019, due to […]

Near Normal Snowpack Not Enough to Break on-Going Drought Across Southern Colorado

Near Normal Snowpack Not Enough to Break on-Going Drought Across Southern Colorado

      Pueblo, 14 May 2020 – Snow packs in the Arkansas and Rio Grande basins were near normal this year.  That snow was not enough to relieve the on-going drought. Runoff in both basins is expected to be well below normal and looks to be coming early. Warm temperatures and lack of precipitation […]

Quick Action by CPW Park Rangers, Employees Averts Destructive Fire

Quick Action by CPW Park Rangers, Employees Averts Destructive Fire

WALSENBURG, Colo. – A small fire that threatened a Great Blue heron nesting habitat on an island on Horseshoe Lake at Lathrop State Park was doused and two suspects apprehended thanks to quick action by park employees and rangers. Off-duty park employee Cameron Chitwood was fishing when he noticed the fire on the island around […]

Collins Ranch Receives Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

Collins Ranch Receives Colorado Leopold Conservation Award

    DENVER, Colo. – The Collins Ranch of Kit Carson has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®. The Collins Ranch is owned and operated by the Toby and Amy Johnson family of Cheyenne County. The conservation practices that the Johnsons have implemented on their cattle ranch have improved […]