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Charles Edward McPherson, III...September 8, 1936 - February 22, 2015

Charles Edward McPherson, III…September 8, 1936 – February 22, 2015

Charles Edward McPherson, III was born September 8, 1936 in a dugout near Goodland KS and died February 22 at his home in Rocky Ford.  He moved to the Lamar area when he was six months old, where he spent the next 18 years.  His elementary school years were spent in country schools around Lamar. […]

Annual Agricultural Water Symposium Set for Rocky Ford

Annual Agricultural Water Symposium Set for Rocky Ford

  The 11th Annual Arkansas Valley Farm/Ranch/Water Symposium and Trade Show will be held February 5, 2015, in Rocky Ford at the Gobin Community Building.  Registration begins at 8:00 am, with programming starting at 8:30 and ending at 4:00 pm. Early registration of $20.00 per person/$30.00 per couple ends January 30, 2015, after that it […]

SECPA & SECOM Raise Funds for Area Organizations

SECPA & SECOM Raise Funds for Area Organizations

A long list of area groups and agencies benefitted this holiday season from the 27th Annual SECPA and SECOM Charity Golf Tournament conducted in La Junta and Rocky Ford this past July. One of the tournament organizers, Ron Reedy from SECPA, said, “We had a good turn out this year with 15 men’s teams playing […]

CPW Offers Pronghorn 101 Class in Rocky Ford

CPW Offers Pronghorn 101 Class in Rocky Ford

ROCKY FORD, Colo. – Join District Wildlife Managers Jordon Depriest and Steve Keefer Sept. 15, for Pronghorn 101. Learn basic pronghorn biology, hunting tactics and hunting laws and get prepared for the upcoming season in this free class. WHO: Anyone interested in learning more about pronghorn WHAT: Pronghorn 101: Basic information about hunting pronghorn in Colorado WHERE: […]

Farmer's Market, Colorado Gardens, Opens this Weekend

Farmer’s Market, Colorado Gardens, Opens this Weekend

  A farmer’s market, Colorado Gardens LLC on West High 50 in Lamar, will open its doors this Saturday, July 26.  The site is just past County Road 7 as you leave Lamar.  The new store is the collaboration of three owners, Del Ensor, and farmers Michael Hirakata and Matthew Proctor from the Rocky Ford […]

Heavy Rains Bring Creek and Street Flooding in S.E. Colorado

Heavy Rains Bring Creek and Street Flooding in S.E. Colorado

Torrential rains from this past Saturday night, July 12, brought sudden flooding to several low-lying portions of Lamar and southeast Colorado.  From Rocky Ford, east to Lamar, heavy rain and strong winds caused Highway 50 to close in some low areas, especially at several railroad underpasses until the waters receded.   A lot of Sunday […]

CPW Presents Deer 101 Seminar

CPW Presents Deer 101 Seminar

ROCKY FORD, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is a one-day introduction to deer hunting on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Rocky Ford Bird Farm. The annual Deer 101 program is designed for participants of all ages interested in learning more about hunting mule deer. Youth and women hunters are encouraged to attend. Wildlife […]

Jensen Brothers Brought to Court

Jensen Brothers Brought to Court

  Eric and Ryan Jensen of Jensen Farms in southeast Colorado were arraigned in U.S. District Court in Denver, Thursday, September 26, on misdemeanor charges for allegedly failing to use adequate preventive measures to clean their cantaloupes before shipping them for human consumption. The brothers could face maximum individual sentences of one year in prison […]

Two Escapees from Bent County Jail Caught

Two Escapees from Bent County Jail Caught

  Two inmates escaped from the Bent County Jail early today, August 23, when they climbed through the window of a work release cell, after smashing it with a tv stand.  Bent County Undersheriff Tandy Hasser said sheriff’s deputies gave immediate pursuit and were assisted in the search by six other surrounding law enforcement agencies.  […]

CO AG Dept Awarded for Cantaloupe Revitalization Campaign

CO AG Dept Awarded for Cantaloupe Revitalization Campaign

Colorado Department of Agriculture Receives Marketing Award for 2012 Rocky Ford Cantaloupe Revitalization Campaign  LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture received the “Award of Agricultural Marketing Excellence” at the annual North American Agricultural Marketing Officials (NAAMO) conference in Alexandria, VA.    The prestigious, national marketing award is in recognition for the campaign following the […]

CSP, Multi-Department Police Pursuit Nabs Four Suspects

CSP, Multi-Department Police Pursuit Nabs Four Suspects

On Monday, April 22, 2013 at approximately 1900 hours, officers from the Rocky Ford Police Department located a suspect vehicle involved in a 1st Degree Criminal Trespass incident.  When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it refused to stop and a pursuit ensued, reaching speeds of over 100 mph.    Rocky Ford Police Department pursued […]

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Hold Annual Banquet Meeting

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Hold Annual Banquet Meeting

LA JUNTA – David Mendenhall of Rocky Ford was honored during the annual Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association banquet March 23rd here. Mendenhall, a third-generation rancher, was selected as the association’s prestigious Honorary Life Member Award recipient.  (David Mendenhall was presented the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Grower’s Association Honorary Life Member Award. Joining in […]

Winds Die Down, Travel Resumes in S.E. Colorado

Winds Die Down, Travel Resumes in S.E. Colorado

Despite winds ranging between 45mph to 65mph in portions of southeast Colorado this past Friday, January 11, there was considerably less dust in the air from a similar wind storm almost two months ago on November 10.  Recent snows and moisture around Christmas and New Year’s helped limit airborne dust during the day of high wind […]

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S.E.Colorado Wool Growers Association to Hold Annual Meeting & Sheep Producer Program

The Southeast Colorado Wool Growers Association will conduct its annual meeting and producer program on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Event will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Blackburn-Dennis Community Building, 208 6th Street in Fowler.  The Association meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m., followed by lunch and then an informative program presented by Dr. […]

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Tree Selection and Care Workshops, Seedling Tree Sales

Do you need help deciding what trees to plant? Where to plant them? How far apart to plant them? Do you want to protect your livestock or attract Wildlife? Southeast Area Extension Agents want to help you! Colorado State University Extension will be holding two workshops to help with this decision making. Topics Include: Selecting […]

LCC Knowledge Bowl Results

LCC Knowledge Bowl Results

The Rocky Ford High School “A” team, including (from left to right) Paul Burt, Amanda Efird (sponsor), Kevin Dobani, and Seth Finnell won the Lamar Community College Knowledge Bowl on Friday, November 2nd. Each team member received a $250 LCC Merit Scholarship, while the team received a plaque and a listing on the traveling Knowledge […]

Pronghorn Hunting Seminar in Rocky Ford

Pronghorn Hunting Seminar in Rocky Ford

  ROCKY FORD, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a “Pronghorn Hunting 101” class for hunters interested in learning pronghorn hunting tips and tricks. The program is 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Rocky Ford Bird Farm.   The workshop is a way for hunters to learn how and where to hunt pronghorn […]

Commissioner Salazar To Attend Arkansas Valley Fair

Commissioner Salazar To Attend Arkansas Valley Fair

Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar will attend the Arkansas Valley Fair in Rocky Ford on Saturday August 18. During his visit he will participate in a cantaloupe eating contest along with other state and local officials. The public is invited to attend the contest on August 18 at 10:40 AM at the infield located on […]

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CDOT Summer Road Work Schedule

May 11, 2012 – Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 – PUEBLO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning or completing work on 30 projects totaling $194.4 million throughout southeastern Colorado this construction season. “We’ll have a variety of projects underway this summer, with a lot of bridge replacements taking place along with some large […]

Wellness Works Now Offering Workplace Wellness Services

Wellness Works Now Offering Workplace Wellness Services

La Junta, CO—April 17, 2012—Southeast Behavioral Health Group Wellness Works is expanding services in its Rocky Ford and Lamar offices. In addition to providing clinical services, Wellness Works staff is available to contract back office work and insurance eligibility/billing for other providers. “We also offer Workplace Wellness services,” said Paul Sedillo, Executive Director. “It’s important […]