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From Sand Creek Massacre to Fort Marion, FL

Separated by 1,600 miles, the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site, in southeast Colorado and the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (Fort Marion), in St. Augustine, Florida, represent uncommon places linked through common bonds of turmoil and suffering, sadness and hope, death and survival. Join Park Ranger Craig Moore at Sand Creek Massacre National […]

Triumph Bancorp, Inc. to Acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc.

DALLAS, March 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBK) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ColoEast Bankshares, Inc., parent of Colorado East Bank & Trust, headquartered in Lamar, Colorado. ColoEast Bankshares, Inc. is a bank holding company with $759 million in total assets as of 12/31/2015. Its community […]

ASB Notice: NASS Suspends July Cattle and the August US and Canadian Cattle Reports

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is suspending the July Cattle report which was slated for release on July 22 and the U.S. and Canadian Cattle report scheduled for August 23. The Cattle report issued in July contains inventory numbers of all cattle and calves in the United States. […]

CPW Reminds Boaters of Inspection Requirements

DENVER – As boating season approaches, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds boaters once again to help prevent the spread of aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Memorial Day weekend may officially kick off the 2016 boating season, but some lakes and reservoirs are slated to open as early as March 1. The best way to stop the spread of […]

CDOT Launches New “Contact Us” Feature as Part of its Enhanced, Multifaceted Customer Service Program

STATEWIDE – Today, March 2, the Colorado Department of Transportation will be launching the last phase of its multi-pronged effort to improve and streamline customer service to the general public:  the online “Contact Us” feature. The first change in CDOT’s new “customer service experience” upgrades was the launch of newly revamped web sites:  CDOT’s main […]

Roman Attains National Intercollegiate Rodeo Ranking

  Lamar Community College sophomore Melanie Roman is currently  fourth in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association national rankings as the spring rodeo season begins. National rankings compare regional leaders based on points garnered to date. The LCC team enters this semester with the women’s team in fourth place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region as […]

Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Dates

  FREE TRAINING…The National Weather Service in Pueblo provides SKYWARN weather spotter preparedness and training. Typically the sessions are scheduled from late March through early May each year, and are a cooperative effort of local government officials and the National Weather Service.  The sessions are FREE OF CHARGE and usually open to everyone, except when […]

February 2016 Drought Update – Colorado Water Conservation Board

    Statewide precipitation, as of February 16, is at 106% of average. January brought beneficial storms to the state but so far in February, Colorado has only experienced 77% of average precipitation. This recent lull in precipitation is not unusual at this time of the year. The spring months will be the key to […]

State Senator Crowder – District 35 -The VA and What Needs to be Fixed.

  I met with the in Denver on the issue of health care and walked away with a conclusion that the system is broken, but can be fixed. “The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced, it will determine eligibility for the Veterans Choice Program (VCP) based on the distance between a Veteran’s residence and the […]

Prowers County Democrat Caucus Set for March 1

  The Prowers County Democrats will be holding their CAUCUS, March 1, 2016 @ the Lamar High School, with registration beginning @ 6:00pm, and the CAUCUS convening at 7:00pm.   Prowers County Democrats – CAUCUS TUESDAY, – March 1, 2016 – 6PM Registration / 7:00 CAUCUS Lamar High School 1900 S. 11th Street Lamar, CO […]

Fate of Savage Mascot Name?? Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public Schools Visits Lamar, CO

LAMAR — Thursday, February 25, 2016 — The Governor’s Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public schools will be in Lamar, Colorado to discuss Lamar High School’s Mascot. WHO:      Governor’s Commission to Study American Indian Representations in Public Schools WHAT:  Visit to Study Lamar H.S. Mascot. WHEN:     6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., […]

Sen. Larry Crowder to Seek Reelection in 2016

ALAMOSA, Colo. – Sen. Larry Crowder will seek reelection to the Colorado State Senate in 2016. First elected in 2012, Sen. Crowder represents residents of the state’s 35th District which includes portions of 16 counties in Southern Colorado. During his first term in office, Sen. Crowder said he’s worked diligently to stand up for Southern […]

Regional Science Fair Features Over 200 Student Projects

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 22, 2016)  On Wednesday, February 17, Lamar Community College’s Wellness Center was abuzz on with students from Alta Vista, Eads, Holly, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School, Parkview, Plainview, Springfield, Walsh, and Wiley as they competed in the annual Southeast Colorado Regional Science Fair.  The regional science fair featured 204 projects […]

Prowers Conservation District Soil Health Presentation

SOIL HEALTH PRESENTATION HOSTED BY PROWERS CONSERVATION DISTRICT OFFERS PRODUCERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THEIR SOIL AS A LIVING ORGANISMS RATHER THAN AN INANIMATE OBJECT.           Producers that attended the February 17th workshop learned that every time you slice into the soil you release moisture and damage soil structure.  Guest speaker Ryan Hytree, Soil […]

Private Property Rights Expert to Speak in La Junta, CO Feb. 27th

  Dr. Angus McIntosh, a private property rights expert, will be conducting a workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2016 at the Otero Jr. College Banquet Room in La Junta, CO.  Beverly Rave, former Colorado State Land Board Director, will also speak on issues such as the Walk In Legislation, that will potentially impact […]

Election History Information-How the Election Process Works

  Information Provided from Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Office   How is the President really elected and what is the Electoral College? It is a group of 538 people, chosen by the states and the District of Columbia, that are responsible for electing the President and Vice President of the United States. When you […]

Lamar will Host a 2016 Ag Outlook and Strategy Forums for Producers

2016 Ag Outlook and Strategy Forums for Producers Producers know their costs of producing crops and livestock continue to be high while market prices are going down. As profits decrease or there are losses, producers may have difficulty securing operating loans or have to take money from the savings they accumulated over the past few […]

Colorado CATTLE ON FEED Report

The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 880,000 head as of February 1, 2016. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2016 but down 1 percent from February 1, 2015. Cattle feeders with […]

Prowers Medical Center Opens New Emergency Department Entrance

  Prowers Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of its newly expanded Emergency Department (ED). We will start receiving emergency care patients at our new ED entrance beginning Wednesday, February 17th. The new entrance for the Emergency Department (ED) will be relocated to the newly constructed entrance on the southeast corner of the […]

Prowers GOP Caucus set for Tuesday, March 1st

The Colorado Republicans will hold their Precinct Caucus meetings on March 1, 2016 starting at 7:00 p.m. The Prowers County Republicans will be holding their Precinct Caucus in two locations. Precincts 2 (two) and 13 (thirteen), the two most eastern Precincts, will be holding their Caucus at the Holly City Complex. All other Precincts will meet […]