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PCDI Board Learns How Demand for Hemp Production is Increasing

First there was legalized marijuana in Colorado through the passage of Amendment 64, and now hemp, basically a cousin to marijuana minus the hallucinatory ingredients, has proponents attempting to make it a viable, mainstream crop for farmers statewide and in the rest of the nation. Michael Bowman, a founding board member of the Sustainable Biodiesel […]

Lamar City Council Deals with Pot, Pit Bulls, Ponies, Pets and Property

  The passage of Amendment 64 on the state constitution, has required the City of Lamar to review its Municipal Code and identify changes to keep the city’s ordinances regarding marijuana possession and use in compliance with the most recent upgrades to the state’s statutes.  The city made some ordinance changes in 2013, but additional changes […]

Fund Transfer Needed for County Employee Payroll

Due to a delay in funding payments, the Prowers County Commissioners approved a transfer of $5,000 from the sales tax revenue fund to cover payroll for employees at the Child Hotline Center.  For reasons not yet determined, the funding from the state has been delayed, as in, “The check is in the mail,” but has […]

Commissioners Discuss County Employee Pot Use Legalities

Several dozen Holly High School students got to watch local government in action this past Tuesday, May 13, as the Prowers County Commissioners held their regular meeting on the road, at the Holly Senior Citizen’s Center.  Each of the scheduled guests took the time to present an overview of how their department works, as well […]

Industrial Hemp Registration Ends May 1

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Those interested in growing industrial hemp during Colorado’s 2014 season must register with the Colorado Department of Agriculture by May 1, 2014. “The rest of the country is watching how we work through this history-making season. It is vital that farmers register if they want to grow industrial hemp; therefore, if industrial […]

CDA Adopts Industrial Hemp Rule

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture has adopted the first industrial hemp rules in the state’s history; the rule became effective December 30, 2013. Producers can begin to register with CDA’s industrial hemp program on March 1, 2014. “These rules are the first step to allow Colorado producers to legally grow industrial […]

Holly Trustees Rebidding Roof Repairs for Library & Theater

  The Holly Town Trustees discussed their options regarding bids for roof repairs to the town Library and Theater. No bids were received in the most recent set of requests and the trustees decided to re-bid the projects, setting cost margin at a higher amount. Whether to go with insulated foam or a metal roof […]

Governor Hickenlooper Releases Statement Regarding Altered Federal Viewpoint of Sales of Recreational Marijuana

DENVER — Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper released this statement today in response to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement regarding marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington: “We recognize how difficult this issue has been for the Department of Justice and we appreciate the thoughtful approach it has taken. Amendment 64 put […]

Governor Accepting Invitation to Discuss Prowers County Drought Impact

  The Prowers County Commissioners and representatives for Governor HIckenlooper are working to firm up details for an August visit by the governor to Prowers County, a follow-up of an invitation by the commissioners to view first-hand, the effects of the long-standing drought in Prowers and other southeast Colorado Counties.    The Prowers County Commissioners, during […]

Lamar Begins Ordinance on Marijuana Prohibition

  The Lamar City Council had a relatively light agenda for the final meeting of May this past Tuesday, May 28.  The meeting was moved to Tuesday to accommodate the Memorial Day holiday. Both the City of Lamar and Prowers County are enacting ordinances prohibiting certain uses of marijuana in an effort to counteract the […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Statement on Legalities of Industrial Hemp

  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Colorado Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture Ron Carleton today issued a statement concerning industrial hemp and the process for cultivating it in compliance with Amendment 64 and legislation recently enacted by the Colorado General Assembly. “Since passage of Amendment 64, the Department has received numerous inquiries from individuals who are interested in […]

Commissioners Review Anti-Marijuana Ordinance, Disposal of E-waste and Valco Pond

The Prowers County Commissioners covered several agenda items during their meeting this past Thursday, May 16.  John Sutherland and Pat Mason from the City of Lamar discussed initiating written messages or emails between the city and county when materials or equipment is loaned.  “I know we’ve had a good relationship in the past among departments […]

Agricultural Presentation by Mike Bowman February 11th

Mike Bowman, honored by the White House as a “Champion of Change” (April 2012), a Yuma county farmer, renewable energy activist, and currently serving on the “White House Rural Task Force”, will provide an informative presentation: INNOVATION: the Pathway to Jobs & Rural Bio-Fuel Economy; Monday, February 11th, 7:00pm at the Cow Palace – Colorado […]