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Wheat Committee Encourages Attending 2016 Colorado Wheat Field Days

Agriculture - Image of Wheat

The 2016 Colorado Wheat Field Days will be held June 9-15 at eleven different variety trial sites throughout eastern Colorado. The field days are jointly hosted by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC), Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG), Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) and Colorado State University (CSU) Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station.

CWAC President Dave Anderson of Haxtun encourages all wheat farmers to attend.

Free Fishing Statewide This Weekend

Colorado Free Fishing Weekend

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's annual free fishing weekend takes place June 4-5. Licenses are not required for the weekend, however all other regulations and fees including Bag Limits and the State Park Vehicle Pass apply.

Throughout the remainder of the season, a license is required and is valid for a full year from April 1. One-day licenses can also be purchased.

Weekend Weather Outlook – Warm and Dry

Weather Outlook - June 3, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Kiowa County and most of southeast Colorado can expect warm and mostly dry conditions through the weekend before chances of thunderstorms return early in the week.

An upper level ridge will remain in place through the weekend. Mid-80s can be expected for the high Friday, before a very slight cooling to the low 80s for Saturday and Sunday. Overnight temperatures will range from the upper 40s to low 50.

Governor Visits County Residents, Sees Future Sand Creek Research Center

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

By Chris Sorensen

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, accompanied by newly-appointed Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne, stopped in Eads Friday afternoon to visit the building that will become the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site visitor and research center at the corner of Maine and 12th Streets.

Memorial Day – Honoring the Fallen

Remembering - Flags at Half Staff

By Chris Sorensen

Memorial Day - once know as Decoration Day - honors those who died serving the country.

This year, the day falls on it traditional day, May 30. Until the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was passed in 1968, May 30 was the designated day since it corresponded with no major battles and allowed the focus to remain on those who had died. Families would gather to place flowers and other adornments on the graves of soldiers.

Repair on Culverts Underway, Includes Highway 96

Road Construction

Work began this week to rehabilitate the following four culverts in the La Junta and Granada area:

*         US Highway 385 M.M 96.56, north of Granada, CO

*         SH 109 M.M. 36.54, south of La Junta near the Purgatoire River

*         SH 109 M.M. 63.70, north of La Junta near Cheraw

*         SH 96 M.M. 107.5, northwest of La Junta near Sugar City