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Gov. Hickenlooper presents Colorado’s Water Plan

  DENVER — Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today was joined by James Eklund, Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) Director, Dr. John Stulp, Senior Adviser to the Governor, CWCB Board members and many members of Colorado’s water community to celebrate the completion of Colorado’s Water Plan, calling the project a historic step […]

Colorado Revenue Forecast Shows Increase for Current, Next Fiscal Years

  DENVER — Tuesday March 18, 2014 — The state’s general fund budget forecast for the current budget year (FY 2013-14) will be $93 million higher than forecast in December and $61 million higher in FY 2014-15, roughly a 1 percent increase. “Colorado’s economy continues to show sustained economic momentum with many indicators showing that […]

November 2013 Drought Update from Colorado Water Conservation Board

  Continued precipitation across much of the state has led to significant improvements in most of Colorado. However the Arkansas basin is still experiencing exceptional, D4, drought conditions. Storage levels are strong and better than they were this time last year, easing concerns of municipal providers. Early season snow has been decent, but long range […]

New Fee Schedule for 2014 Approved by Lamar City Council

After several work sessions reviewing the changes, a Resolution by the council pertaining to the list of 2014 fees for use of public facilities and services provided by the City of Lamar was passed by the council with Mayor Roger Stagner voting no.  Some new fees were added to the schedule while some current fees […]

Second Time for Cook on City Council

Two separate city council sessions were held Monday, November 11, preceded by a work session to review the municipal Rates and Fees schedule for 2014.  A proposal noting some changes for the approaching year was tabled for an additional work session discussion because of the wide scope of services and fees that were covered.  Two […]

Pedal the Plains Mural Set for Bi-Centennial Park

    Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Coordinator, recapped the $1,000 award Lamar received to construct a public art project that will be set in place prior to the Pedal the Plains Bicycle tour in southeast Colorado.  The funding from the Colorado Creative Industries will help finance the multi-group project which incorporates artistic submissions from […]

State Drought and Precipitation Update from NRCS, National Resources Conservation Service

  Late April and early May storms brought increased precipitation in the northern portion of the state and continued cool temperatures helped to maintain snowpack. However, storms largely missed the southern half of the state, which is experiencing increasingly severe drought conditions. Storage remains below average throughout most of the state and water providers are […]

Dust, Then and Now

  Those who watched the Ken Burns documentary on PBS tv earlier this month, “The Dust Bowl” gained a new respect for those who endured those conditions in the 1930s and 1950s in this part of the world.  Anyone who was in southeast Colorado or western Kansas this past November 10, got a taste of […]

State Drought Assessment

June 2012 Drought Update for Colorado from Colorado Water Conservation Board— The persistence of above temperatures throughout the state continues to exacerbate persistently dry conditions on the west slope and parts of the eastern plains. Some areas of the state have received good June precipitation. However, high temperatures and winds have decreased the beneficial moisture. […]

Improved Levees, Cost or Investment?

Photos and Video by Russ Baldwin The levee system throughout Prowers County is coming under review by FEMA engineers, conducting a coast-to-coast mapping of potential flood plains and an assessment of the flood risk in Prowers County. This is part of a national study which began two years ago to reform the National Flood Insurance […]