Weather Outlook – The Week Ahead

Look for mostly sunny conditions and highs in the 50s through Friday, with winds around 10 miles per hour.

The major exception will be Monday night into Tuesday, when a rain-snow mix is possible from a system that will enter the area. Temperatures will struggle to get to the mid-40s, with 20-25 mph winds out of the northeast becoming north. Less than a tenth of an inch of precipitation is expected Monday night, and less than an inch of snow Tuesday.

Grants Available to Benefit Colorado’s Specialty Crops

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Colorado produces a wide variety of specialty crops, from peaches and apples to chiles and hops. To help develop and promote the state's specialty crops, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is seeking proposals for the Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, and nursery crops including floriculture and sod.

UPDATED Fire Weather Predicted for Thursday

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UPDATE: The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flag Warning from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. this evening. All outdoor burning is strongly discouraged. Expect wind gusts to 50 miles per hour, humidity as low as seven percent, and temperatures in the upper 70s.


Original Article:

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for Thursday (February 18, 2016) morning through Thursday afternoon for much of southeast Colorado.

Kiowa County Transportation Committee Forming

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The Kiowa County Commissioners are forming a Transportation Advisory Committee that will include the Commissioners, the Road & Bridge Foremen and two citizen members from each district.

This Committee will assist in the planning, development and support for all aspects of the County road & bridge system, State and Federal Highway issues, and rail transportation.  It will help research the Counties transportation issues and advise the Board of Commissioners as to actions or solutions that will benefit Kiowa County.

Schleining Genetics Returns to LCC for Cattle AI Seminar

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Schleining Genetics will return to Lamar Community College in March for its popular artificial insemination (AI) course: Artificial Insemination Management.  This is an intensive two credit, four-day class taught by Dallas Schleining.  It is designed for individuals who have little to no experience with bovine reproduction as well as those who have taken an AI course in the past. 

Prairie Pines Board Minutes



January 16, 2016


The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mike Lening at 6:30 p.m.  Those in attendance were 

Administrator Linda Watts, Assistant Administrator Pam Weirich, Chairman Mike Lening, Vice Chairman 

Tom Davis, Secretary Michelle Wyckoff, Board Members Theresa Weber and Rhonda Uhland.


Hearing of Interested Parties: Resident Lois McCracken wants a new mail receptacle for residents