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Senator Crowder Proposes Fountain Creek Dam to Benefit Local Water Users

Senator Crowder Proposes Fountain Creek Dam to Benefit Local Water Users

State Senator Larry Crowder presented a plan that would garner 7,000 acre feet of water for junior rights water users along the Arkansas River in southeast Colorado and afford additional flood protection for downriver communities. The water would be used by farmers between Avondale and John Martin Dam and would be held behind a dam […]

Annual Hasty Days Set for Sept 6

Annual Hasty Days Set for Sept 6

  This small community in southeast Colorado always has big plans for their September 6 celebration.  It’s worth a visit to enjoy some of the activities. 6:30am Dam Run back and forth across John Martin Dam 9am       Hasty Fire Department Breakfast: Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs and O.J. $2 & $5 for age groups 10am     Parade Around […]

Stulp Brings Water Update to Commissioners

Stulp Brings Water Update to Commissioners

In about one year, Governor Hickenlooper will have a first draft of a comprehensive state water plan on his desk which will be reviewed for an additional year before any action may be taken.  The plan is being developed by the Colorado Water Conservation Board.  John Stulp, former Prowers County Commissioner and current Director of […]

Thanks on Community Efforts for “Fifty-Plus Reunion”

Thanks on Community Efforts for “Fifty-Plus Reunion”

   Success for a reunion is when all the planning comes together at the appropriate time.  The “fifty-plus” was a success due to the co-operation and hard work of many.  Thanks to the Lamar Ledger, The Prowers Journal, KVAY and KLMR for advertising the meetings and the reunion.  Thanks to Lorna at Robinson Printing for […]

Lamar Hosts 50+ Reunion this Weekend

Lamar Hosts 50+ Reunion this Weekend

    Lamar Union High School graduates who have been out of school over 50 years or more are returning to Lamar for the Homecoming and will attend a reunion at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, September 21-23. There will be more than 300 people in Lamar, participating in the reunion for those from the […]

2011 Was a Dryer Year

2011 Was a Dryer Year

The National Weather Service indicates that 2010 was wetter than 2011 in southeast Colorado. The wettest month for Eads was August with 2.99 inches of rain, the driest was October with 0.15.  August was the wettest month for Haswell with 2.33 inches and the driest was October with 0.08.  John Martin Dam received 3.06 inches […]

Air Tankers Make Water Drops on Bent County Fire

Air Tankers Make Water Drops on Bent County Fire

  13,500 acres of prairie have been burned in the Bent County fire since Saturday afternoon. According to Chris Sorensen, Public Information Officer for the Bent County Sheriff’s Office, heavy and light airplanes have been making water drops on the fire as of Wednesday morning. “A combination of large tankers and a single engine plane, […]

Bent County Weekend Fire Summary and New Developments

Bent County Weekend Fire Summary and New Developments

Above Photos Courtesy of Jill Smith (all rights reserved) Pictures for Video Courtesy of John Robinson and Mark Menz The weekend fire that engulfed over 7,000 acres of prairie in Bent County continued to burn in some locations this Monday afternoon. The fires were situated on the north and south side of the Arkansas River […]

Containment of Bent County Prairie Fire Continues

Containment of Bent County Prairie Fire Continues

Update – An estimated 7,000 acres situated north of the Arkansas River in Bent County and an undetermined amount south of the river have been scorched since Saturday afternoon, when a fast-moving fire broke out shortly after 1pm. 11 homes north of CR JJ in Hasty were evacuated as a precaution earlier Sunday afternoon, when […]

Mop Up Operations Contain Bent County Fire

Mop Up Operations Contain Bent County Fire

Highway 50 between Las Animas and Hasty opened to traffic around 7pm Saturday night, but firefighters from five counties are continuing their efforts to contain the last remnants of the fire that began just after 1pm Saturday afternoon. The fire, which consumed about 800 acres of grassland and several farm structures, was in the John […]