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When is a Sports Mascot Racist?

There have been some changes to team mascots in the sports world, from the pro ranks to high school, even though most have been viewed as being unintentionally racist. There have been two public discussions on the Lamar Savages mascot of recent note.  One took place this past September during Governor Hickenlooper’s town hall visit […]

State Water Plan Reviewed at Crop Production Clinic

  John Stulp, former State Agriculture Secretary, Prowers County Commissioner and current Special Policy Advisor to Governor Hickenlooper for Water issues, was one of eight speakers at the January 6th Crop Production Clinic held at Lamar Community College. Stulp provided an update on the Governor’s State Water Plan which was presented to Hickenlooper last month. […]

Gov. Colorado Ag Forum Set for Feb 18

  Next Generation Agriculture’ the focus of 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture;  Technology, labor issues and changing rural demographics among the many topics to be discussed-   There’s no shortage of issues discussed among the public, media, lawmakers and industry when it comes to food production, and the 2016 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture […]

Gov. Creates Commission to Study American Indian School Mascots

Gov. Hickenlooper creates commission to study American Indian representation in public schools DENVER — Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an Executive Order that creates a commission to study American Indian representations in public schools. The Executive Order was inspired by some school districts in Colorado that have found constructive and […]

Hickenlooper Community Forum Covers Rural Business Growth, Health, Marijuana

Governor Hickenlooper, accompanied by several state cabinet members, took questions from the Lamar audience and provided a general overview of Colorado issues during a Town Forum at the Lamar Community Building last Thursday, September 24. “Colorado is ranked as a state in the top-level of several categories across the country,” the governor remarked in his […]

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development

(DENVER) — Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado. State and county run employment offices called Workforce Centers will partner with the Department of Labor and Employment to spotlight a variety of services and resources available to the state’s 2.7 million men and women in the state’s […]

Gov. Hickenlooper names Don Brown as Agriculture Commissioner

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015— Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Don Brown will be the Commissioner of Agriculture, effective Feb. 17, 2015. He replaces John Salazar who retired last month, having served since 2011. “We are fortunate to welcome Don Brown to the team and thrilled to add his experience and leadership to Colorado’s […]

Hotline Center Officially Dedicated in Prowers County

The statewide toll-free hotline for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect was officially dedicated at the Prowers County Annex Tuesday, December 16.  The Hotline County Connection Center will employ 12 persons to direct the calls to proper authorities throughout Colorado.  The Lamar call center will serve the entire state and the hotline is a component […]

Salazar Stepping Down as Colorado Ag Commissioner

Gov. Hickenlooper announces retirement of Agriculture Commissioner John Salazar DENVER — Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today that Colorado’s Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar will retire at the beginning of January 2015. He has served in the role since 2011. “For the last twelve years, Colorado has benefitted from the generous, […]

Gov. Hickelooper Proclaims November as “Hire a Veteran Month”

  (DENVER)  Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring November as “Hire A Veteran Month” and during the next four weeks, the Department of Labor and Employment will be spotlighting the full spectrum of services the agency makes available to veterans. Workshops and special hiring events will take place statewide (for a full list, […]

Governor, City Council Members Discuss Local/Regional Economic Growth

Governor Hickenlooper took a working lunch break at the Lamar SOS Center this past Tuesday, September 21, during a swing through portions of southeast Colorado. The governor highlighted the efforts made by residents and staff at the Fort Lyon Residential Supportive Center in Las Animas on their one year anniversary.  He also reviewed water issues […]

Fort Lyon VA & Homeless Center Observes First Anniversary

Governor Hickenlooper and area representatives were on hand at the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas today, September 23,  to observe the first anniversary of the center. The 550 acre complex was repurposed from a medium security prison into a facility offering access to mental health and health care services for the homeless […]

Lamar Businesses Investing with City on Camino de Santa Fe Construction

  Construction work continues on Camino de Santa Fe to East Highway 50, or at least as close as the City of Lamar crews can without actually connecting. The street has always been 200 feet short of Highway 50 ever since it was built.  It lies between Dollar General and Walmart and the city has […]

Task Force Created for Local Issues Over Oil-Gas Development

Gov. Hickenlooper announces members of oil and gas task force to address local authority, land use and oil and gas development   DENVER — Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the members of the task force that will address land use issues and the role of state and local government in […]

Gov. Hickenlooper on Jobs Gain Numbers for Colorado

  DENVER — Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today issued the following statement regarding the news that Colorado’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent in July from 5.5 percent in June 2014. “Colorado’s unemployment rate is the lowest in almost six years and gives us a solid foundation to continue to build […]

Colorado Teen Birth Rate Plummets

  DENVER — Thursday, July 3, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the teen birth rate in Colorado dropped 40 percent from 2009 through 2013, driven by a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment initiative that helps low-income women get long-acting reversible contraceptives. “Unintended pregnancies, especially among teenagers, carry health risks for mother […]

Commissioners Pass Resolution on Drought, Common Core

  Doug Dowler, Executive Director of SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District, spoke about a three county regional economic assessment that will be conducted this fall.  Dowler was meeting with the Prowers County Commissioners, Thursday, April 24.  “We’re going to assess the economic strengths and weaknesses of the assets found in Prowers, Kiowa and Baca […]

Gov Adds Prowers, Otero and Crowley Counties for Disaster Emergency

  Gov. Hickenlooper Declares Disaster Emergency for Additional Eight Colorado Counties DENVER — Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order to declare a disaster emergency due to the flooding for an additional eight counties: Chaffee, Crowley, Gilpin, Lake, Lincoln, Otero, Park and Prowers. There are now a total of 24 […]

Hickenlooper Holds Town Forum in Holly

  Agricultural finances and drought impact dominated the discussion between Governor Hickenlooper and Holly residents this past Friday, September 20, during an Open Town Meeting at Holly Senior Center.  At the outset, the governor explained he was using a set of crutches because of a hip problem, during his tour of portions of southeast Colorado.  […]

Governor Hickenlooper Visiting Holly, Friday, September 20

Governor Hickenlooper has planned a visit to the Holly Senior and Community Center at 129 South Main in Holly, Friday, September 20. The Governor will hold an Open Town Forum for about 35 to 45 minutes beginning at 1:30pm, Friday afternoon.  Following the forum, he has several tour stops planned for the Holly and southeast […]