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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. […]

Snowy Thanksgiving for SE Colorado-Drive with Caution

Winter Weather Advisory URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 250 PM MST WED NOV 25 2015 NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/MONUMENT RIDGE/RAMPART RANGE BELOW 7500 FT- COLORADO SPRINGS VICINITY/SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE BELOW 7400 FT-PUEBLO AND VICINITY/PUEBLO COUNTY BELOW 6300 FT- CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY- EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-WESTERN KIOWA […]

12th Annual Fantasy Tree Set for November 21st

The 12th Annual Fantasy Tree fundraising event will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at the Lamar Elks Lodge, 28157 US Hwy 287, in Lamar. The Fantasy Tree auction is a fundraising event to support program needs of the Domestic Safety Resource Center (DSRC). Since their inception in 1986, the Domestic […]

Light Plant Okays Equipment Replacements

The Lamar Utility Board approved four bids totaling $78,709 for various replacement stock items ranging from 40 and 45 foot wooden power poles, pole mount transformers, wooden crossarms and 40 foot iron ductile poles. Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, has explained this past summer that the plant will need to continue to purchase replacement […]

Sonnenberg to Chair Hearing on Conservation Easements

  Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Jerry Sonnenberg (R-District 1) today announced the holding of a special August 5 public hearing, focused on the state’s conservation easement program. It’s scheduled for between 9:00 a.m. and noon in SCR 356 at the state Capitol.   “This conservation easement process continues to be confusing and somewhat challenging,” said Sonnenberg. […]

Southeast Colorado is Drought Free

Spring rains have upgraded the drought status of south central and southeast Colorado as Drought Free, according to the report released July 16 by the U.S. Drought Monitor. June precipitation totals across that region were near to slightly below normal across most of the southeast plains with slightly to well above normal precipitation experienced over […]

Summer Packs a Wet Wallop

Lamar and portions of southeast Colorado was hit by two intense storm systems this past Tuesday and Wednesday.  Last night’s storm saw sustained winds of 62mph, according to the National Weather Service out of Pueblo, and gusts up to 76mph which brought down numerous tree limbs and branches and leaves during the height of the […]

Marrin Takes Over as Action 22 Board Chair.

  At the July Board meeting held at Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek John Marrin, President of Lamar Community College and board delegate from Prowers County took the reins as Chair of the Action 22 board. Marrin was Chair-elect but stepped in after Betty Clark-Wine resigned. Marrin has been President of LCC since 2008 and […]

Colorado Employment Situation | March 2015

Total nonfarm payroll jobs declined 3,900 from February to March to 2,504,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 4,600 and government increased 700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from February to March 2015 at 4.2 percent. The number of people actively participating […]

Current Rocky Mountain Fire Potential Report

Denver, CO; April 9, 2015 – The Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center announced availability of the first 2015 fire potential outlook for the Rocky Mountain Area—Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. “This year we are expecting an average to above-average fire season, or more active fire season compared to last year,” said Rocky Mountain […]

Taking an Informed Step to the Future

What do around 400 high school students have in common?  At one point, they all start to develop an interest and concern about how they’ll earn a living, what interests they have in the future job market, and what type of experience and education they’ll need to achieve their goals. Some of those questions were […]

Hazardous Weather Alert for S.E. Colorado this Afternoon

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO   TRINIDAD VICINITY/WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY BELOW 7500 FT-CROWLEY COUNTY-LA JUNTA VICINITY/OTERO COUNTY-EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-WESTERN KIOWA COUNTY-EASTERN KIOWA COUNTY-LAS ANIMAS VICINITY/BENT COUNTY-LAMAR VICINITY/PROWERS COUNTY-SPRINGFIELD VICINITY/BACA COUNTY- 1119 AM MDT WED APR 15 2015   THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL…EAST CENTRAL…SOUTH CENTRAL AND […]

Severe Drought Conditions Expanding in S.W. Colorado

The National Weather Service has updated the state Drought Impact Statement for this past month.  March of 2015 came in like a lion and left like a lamb across south central and southeast Colorado.  The weather pattern for February continued into March, cool and unsettled.  A much warmer and dry weather pattern developed through the […]

Southeast Health Group Describes New Programs for County Commissioners

Connie Brase, Community Liaison for Southeast Health Group, provided a six month assessment for Emergency Transport Services for Prowers County this past Tuesday, March 17.  “We wanted to provide figures on usage in Prowers County for emergency transport,” she told the County Commissioners.  The figures showed 6,809 miles at a cost of $3,881 between July […]

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 […]

Storm Watch Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning by NWS

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 314 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015 NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT- NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT- WET MOUNTAINS […]

Snow is on the Way…Amounts Vary

  URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 342 AM MST FRI FEB, 20, 2015   PUEBLO…WALSENBURG…ORDWAY…OLNEY SPRINGS…LA JUNTA… ROCKY FORD…EADS…SHERIDAN LAKE…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR 342 AM MST FRI FEB 20 2015 …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT… * LOCATION…THE WET MOUNTAINS…WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY…SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS…SPANISH […]

Winter Weather Advisory from National Wx Service

350 PM MST TUE JAN 20 2015 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT. * LOCATION…EL PASO…FREMONT…CUSTER…PUEBLO…CROWLEY…OTERO…KIOWA… BENT…AND PROWERS COUNTIES…INCLUDING COLORADO SPRINGS… […]

CPW Using Helicopters to Inventory Wildlife

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is taking to the skies in search of big game animals. Over the next two months CPW employees in the southeast region will fly across large portions of wildlife habitat in search of animals to classify by sex and age, while others will gather biological data on […]

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2014

Nonfarm payroll jobs decreased 2,500 over the month from October to November to 2,457,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 3,700 and government increased 1,200 over the month. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two tenths of a percentage point in November to 4.1 […]