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Prowers County COVID-19 Update as of October 14, 2020

Prowers County COVID-19 Update as of October 14, 2020

  Only one new hospitalization has been registered by the Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department for COVID cases as of Wednesday, October 14th. Three new cases were reported between October 5th and 12th, four cases between September 29th and October 12th. 320 tests have been conducted in the county as of October 12th […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending 10-11-20

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending 10-11-20

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another dry week with above normal temperatures advanced harvest progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Harvest of most spring crops was ahead of average. In northeastern counties, corn for grain harvest progressed although moisture content was still high in several locales. […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition-Week Ending October 4, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition-Week Ending October 4, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry conditions across the state last week allowed corn for grain harvest to progress quickly, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Virtually no precipitation was received last week. In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest neared completion and producers continued to seed winter wheat. Sugarbeet […]

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

Gov. Polis Grants Historic Pardons for Marijuana Convictions

  New Bipartisan Law Gives Governor Authority to Issue Pardons     DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today signed an Executive Order granting pardons to those who have been convicted of possessing one ounce or less of marijuana. In June, Gov. Polis signed the bipartisan H.B. 20-1424, sponsored by Rep. James Coleman, Sen. Julie Gonzales […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending September 27, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending September 27, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Overall, conditions were once again warm and dry in the state during the past week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Minor amounts of precipitation were received in some areas, but on average, there were seven days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and dry weather persisted last week, allowing good harvest progress of spring crops and hay, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest picked up quickly due to dry weather and producers were preparing for grain harvest. County […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 152.10 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and down 5 percent from the 159.90 million […]

Ag Department Appoints Six New Hemp Advisory Committee Members

Ag Department Appoints Six New Hemp Advisory Committee Members

      Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the statewide Hemp Advisory Committee under the approval of the Colorado Agricultural Commission. The 10-member committee, established in 2013, advises and assists the Commissioner of Agriculture on matters regarding the regulation of industrial […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition for Week Ending September 13, 2020

      AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Widespread moisture received last week provided temporary relief to drought conditions but delayed fieldwork and harvest in areas, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.  Northeastern counties experienced mixed weather including rain, hail, snow, and freezing temperatures. County reports noted no damage yet […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 152.10 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and down 5 percent from the 159.90 […]

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

Last Blast for Summer Traffic

  DENVER – The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to anticipate heavy traffic in many areas of the state as the people head out to enjoy the final days of the summer travel season over Labor Day weekend. Whatever your final destination, please remember to wear a mask, keep your distance, wash your […]

Colorado Providing 368 Voting Drop Boxes for November 3 Election

Colorado Providing 368 Voting Drop Boxes for November 3 Election

DENVER, Colo- Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold today announced that Colorado will have 368 ballot drop boxes available to voters statewide for the November 3 election, a significant increase from 2018, when 247 drop boxes were available statewide. “I am happy to announce that over the last two years Colorado has added 121 new […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending August 30, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending August 30, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Crops continued to mature quickly and barley harvest made good progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Northwestern counties received isolated moisture, but overall pasture conditions continued to suffer from lack of consistent precipitation and hot weather. In northeastern counties, scattered […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 23, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 23, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions continued to deteriorate due to extreme heat and worsening drought, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern counties received isolated moisture last week, but was not enough to improve local conditions. A county report indicated producers were noting more failure of non-irrigated crops […]

Colorado Approved for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program

Colorado Approved for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program

    (DENVER) – Today, Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced Colorado’s application for the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program was approved and the Department has now begun a system reprogramming effort to administer the new benefits. On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order […]