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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 […]

Fishing Heating Up at John Martin Reservoir, New Reservation System in Place

Fishing Heating Up at John Martin Reservoir, New Reservation System in Place

  HASTY, Colo. – A few weeks ago, staff at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s John Martin Reservoir State Park watched as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates on the massive 70-year-old dam for the first time since Nov. 1, 2019.  This is big news to anglers who covet fishing in the stilling […]

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

        At 7:00 am this morning, (Monday, April 15, 2019) John Martin Dam opened up its gates for the first time since November 1st! This is the first release since the completion of the stilling basin project. Flows are starting out relatively low, but expect them to increase as we start to […]

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

    The cleaning project, underway since this past November, is nearing completion at John Martin Dam in Bent County. A trip to the dam this past Sunday, February 17th, shows that the water from the stillway has been drained and earth moving equipment has scraped clean, almost all the accumulated sediment that has built […]

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW celebrates Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23 DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is renewing its tradition of opening its parks to free entry on the day after Thanksgiving. CPW welcomes you to join us in celebrating Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23, transforming a day traditionally spent more on material goods and leftovers […]

Volunteers Help CPW Biologists Survey John Martin Reservoir Fish Population

Volunteers Help CPW Biologists Survey John Martin Reservoir Fish Population

  HASTY, Colo. – The shop behind the John Martin Reservoir State Park dam resembled a fish market recently when Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists, staff and volunteers assembled to survey fish in the lake.   To get a snapshot of the fish population in John Martin Reservoir, crews deployed gillnets overnight, pulled them […]

High Water Levels at John Martin Dam

High Water Levels at John Martin Dam

  Another season of boating, camping and fishing will soon be underway at John Martin Reservoir. Anyone visiting the site will immediately notice the high level of water in the Reservoir, now averaging approximately 316,100 acre feet.  This same time last year, the water content was averaging around 130,000 acre feet. The information is provided […]

Hixson Farms Receives Prowers County Conservation Award

Hixson Farms Receives Prowers County Conservation Award

  The Prowers County Conservation District held their annual meeting Wednesday, March 7th at the Elks Lodge in Lamar. Conservation Poster winners were announced and the posters were on display. The theme this year was “The Soil is Alive”. The Prowers County Conservationist of the Year Award was presented to Hixson Farms for their work […]

Younger Circle of Knowledge at HOPE Center

Partners for HOPE Sets Annual Chili Supper for November

Members of the HOPE Coalition decided on Friday, November 18th as the date for their 5th Annual Chili Supper, now an yearly fund-raising tradition at the HOPE Center Lincoln School.  There was considerable discussion to find a non-conflicting date with other local activities and the November date is the best available on the calendar.  Although […]