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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. […]

2016 Crop Production Workshop in Southeastern Colorado

  Area farmers, crop consultants and pesticides applicators are invited to a Crop Production Workshop co-sponsored by Pioneer DuPont, Colorado Corn, Golden Plains Insurance, Farm Credit of Southeastern Colorado, 4 Rivers Equipment, Helena Chemical Company and Colorado State University Extension.  The workshop will take place in Lamar at the Bowman Building at Lamar Community College […]

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 […]

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 […]

Governor’s Forum on CO Agriculture Will Discuss “Water: Colorado’s Treasure”

        The 2015 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, themed “Water: Colorado’s Treasure,” highlights the challenges facing Colorado in meeting the water demands of a diverse state with competing needs. The event is scheduled for Feb. 26, 2015, at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver.  “Water is vital to all aspects of Colorado’s economy,” […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Clark Hired as County Deputy Director of Health & Environment

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved the hiring of R.N. Tammi Clark as the Deputy Director for the County’s Health and Environment Department.  Clark will begin her duties on Monday, July 15.  She has been a Prowers County resident for almost 30 years and has been in the medical field for almost 20 years, […]

Cong. Gardner Visits Local Wheat Fields, Discusses Farm Bill

This past Friday , May 31, marked the third wheat field tour conducted by U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner since his election to represent the 4th District in Colorado, basically the eastern portion of the state, border to border with Nebraska and New Mexico.  “I’ve covered the northeast corner in the first year, mid north in […]

LCC Hosts Graduating Class, Honors Arends at Alumnus of the Year

  It took a tornado and some prolonged power outages to postpone the 73rd commencement exercises for Lamar Community College late last month.  LCC President John Marrin took note of the new arrangements for the 45 graduating students, thanking all those who altered their schedules to attend the May 14 graduation ceremonies held at the […]

LCC Reschedules Graduation Ceremonies to May 14

LCC CELEBRATES GRADUATES’ SUCCESSES (Lamar, Colorado, May 2, 2012) In a concerted effort to recognize the accomplishments of our December 2011 graduates and Spring & Summer 2012 candidates for graduation, Lamar Community College will hold a Commencement Celebration in our students’ honor on Monday, May 14 at 10:00 a in the Wellness Center. LCC administration […]

Stulp LCC Keynote Graduation Speaker

LAMAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE OBSERVES 73RD COMMENCEMENT (LCC Nursing Pinning to Follow)  Lamar Community College will host its seventy-third annual Commencement on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the LCC Wellness Center.  Approximately 215 degree or certificate-seeking students are eligible to walk in this year’s commencement. This includes fall 2011 graduates as well as spring and summer […]

Stulp Comments on Ark Basin Water and IBCC

John Stulp, Prowers County farmer and Director for the IBCC, Inter Basin Compact Committee, discussed the latest developments of the group, formed to address statewide water issues.  Stulp said, “There are a lot of things going on in the water arena.”   Representatives from the state’s nine water basins met this past March, and Stulp said […]

Wheat Field Days Underway in Colorado

Click on Pictures to Enlarge – Photos by Russ Baldwin Colorado State University is conducting their annual Wheat Field Days throughout portions of eastern Colorado, and recently completed on-site summaries in Walsh, Brandon and Lamar. Eleven test sites will be viewed through this week and next at Yuma, Julesburg, Haxton, Burlington and Orchard. One site […]

John Stulp to Address Issues for Arkansas River Basin Water Forum

The 2011 Arkansas River Basin Water Forum will take place at Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Wednesday and Thursday, April 27th and 28th. The Forum will be hosted by the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District. Registration information and a complete program can be found at:, and online registration is […]

John Stulp named Special Water Policy Advisor

Gov. John Hickenlooper announced John Stulp will be Special Policy Advisor to the Governor on Water and will chair the Interbasin Compact Committee. Stulp is now the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, a position he has held since 2006. In his new role he will continue working with Colorado’s agricultural community, developing policies and solutions to […]