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Prowers Conservation District Soil Health Presentation

SOIL HEALTH PRESENTATION HOSTED BY PROWERS CONSERVATION DISTRICT OFFERS PRODUCERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT THEIR SOIL AS A LIVING ORGANISMS RATHER THAN AN INANIMATE OBJECT.           Producers that attended the February 17th workshop learned that every time you slice into the soil you release moisture and damage soil structure.  Guest speaker Ryan Hytree, Soil […]

Legal Battle Developing Over Federal Laws and Lesser Prairie Chicken

The economic ramifications from the presence of the Lesser Prairie Chicken in Prowers County and almost 90 other counties in five southwest states are diverse.  Representatives from the Prowers Conservation District and Kansas and Colorado Farm Bureaus are fearful that the potential overreach of the federal Endangered Species Act as it applies to wildlife, plant […]

Warm and Dry Winter Weather for S.E. Colorado

  January was the 15th warmest on record as well as being the driest January statewide since 2003. February precipitation to date statewide is 81% of average. D1 drought conditions have been introduced to the western slope. In the next two weeks, much needed precipitation is forecasted to come to the state that could benefit […]

Northeast Prowers Conservation District in Holly Received a $25,000 50/50 Matching Grant

The Northeast Prowers Conservation District in Holly recently received a $25,000 50/50 matching grant from the Colorado State Conservation Board, Colorado Department of Agriculture. The Natural Resource Conservation matching grant program assists Colorado Conservation Districts in implementing and encouraging sound natural resource planning, management and development particularly in minerals, energy, geology and water resources.  The […]

CWCB Drought Update for November 2014

Warm and dry conditions persisted throughout October and early November, with October 2014 the sixth warmest on record. However, recent precipitation and below average temperatures have resulted in improved snow accumulation across the state. The Arkansas basin, which has been the hardest hit by the drought, has received significant beneficial moisture this fall, and is […]

It’s Time to Order Seedling Trees

    This year the Colorado Forest Service is partnering directly with the Prowers County Soil Conservation District in Lamar to sell seedling trees.  They have a wide variety of trees available and this program enables property owners of any size to obtain trees at a nominal cost.  Order forms are available at the new […]

El Pomar Gives New Life to HOPE

Lori Hammer, Project HOPE director in Lamar, has received confirmation from the El Pomar Foundation of a $100,000 grant for funding into the 2014-2015 school year.  “I received a phone call telling us we had been awarded the donation, and the recent confirmation made it official,” she explained.  The funding announcement comes just in time, as […]

Discussion Stalls on Granada Police Department Financing

      Stating that the Granada Trustees had listed an incorrect state statute on their August 13 meeting agenda to conduct an executive session, Granada Police Chief David Dougherty told the board that civil action might be a result if they held that session to discuss disbanding the Granada Police Department. The statute listed […]

Lamar Chamber Board and Honkers Visit NRCS & FSA

Several Lamar Chamber board members and Honkers made a visit to the new Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) / Farm Service Agency (FSA) building offices during the dedication of the new building on February 13, 2014. In attendance at the dedication were contractors Tress and Dustin Langston and Mark Carrigan along with employees from each […]

Holly Commercial Club Reviews Bluegrass Festival

Members of the Holly Commercial Club met in regular session for their monthly meeting, Wednesday, June 5 at the United Methodist Church.  Discussion focused on preparations for the annual Bluegrass Festival including volunteer duties and which businesses will help supply meals.  Contributions included preparations of 50 lbs of pulled pork by Tracie Kalma, Pearly Reyman […]

Commissioners Act on Several Requests

The Prowers County Commissioners had a full and varied agenda for their Tuesday meeting on March 12.  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Elks Lodge for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Wine Tasting event on March 22.  The Vaqueros Saddle Club received approval for renting the fairgrounds for six events through […]

Annual Banquet for Project HOPE this Thursday

  Project HOPE Coalition members met to discuss the seasonal finale of the HOPE Center Project set for Thursday, March 14 at 7pm at Lincoln Elementary School.  A portion of the evening will be devoted to a presentation of the Lead2Feed project highlighting efforts to curtail world hunger.   Lamar High School students, Lauren Tinnes and […]

Current Drought Summary for S.E. Plains

  The warmest June on record in Colorado has been followed by the fifth warmest July on record for the state.  January through June 2012 now ranks as the second warmest calendar year since 1895 when records began.  The eastern plains saw the greatest departure from normal temperatures.  As of August 14, 2012, the U.S. […]

Lamar Chamber Honkers and Directors Visit Kelly Corman at NRCS

  On March 16th, members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers and Board of Directors paid a welcome visit to Kelly Corman at the local NRCS office. Kelly moved to the area last September to work in the Lamar NRCS Field Office at 3503 South Main. Kelly works with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Rocky […]

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 […]

Lamar Hosting Workshop for Returning CRP to Production

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was established under Title XII of the Food Security Act of 1985 to control soil erosion and loss of productivity. The program has been credited with substantial reduction in wind and water erosion of marginal croplands. About 18.4 million acres of CRP contracts across the USA are expiring before 2012. […]