• Baca County Economic Development Commission has created a 2024 Building EnhancementProgram. Early applications are encouraged as funds are limited. The focus of this program is to help Baca County Businesses improve building exteriors (storefronts).  Examples of types of improvements include exterior paint, exterior lighting, awnings,signage, windows, and landscape. This is a reimbursement program in that all…


  • The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s (CDA) Agricultural Workforce Development Program (AWDP) is now accepting applications from businesses looking to hire interns in 2024. “Colorado agriculture producers have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with those looking to get into agriculture,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg. “Through paid, hands-on internships and stipends to the…


  • BUSINESS OPERATIONS – December 2023 ARPA Board Adopts 2024 Budget. At its December meeting the ARPA Board of Directors approved its operating budget for 2024 in the amount of $25,428,886. Rates will remain unchanged and stable for the 2024 budget which includes: ARPA Board Engages in Strategic Planning-Future Rate Strategy. Beginning in 2025, ARPA will…


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  • I grew up in the Oklahoma Panhandle around Guymon. My best friend, Brandon Tomlinson, and I have had many adventures that all started in kindergarten. This is an experience he and I had when we were in high school…about 30 years ago. Now, for the first part of this to make sense it is important…


  • This evening, when I was going back and forth from my kitchen to the grill outside, I accidentally let a fly in. He headed to the kitchen. I couldn’t blame him. That’s where I would go if I were a fly. When I finished grilling my chicken and brought it back inside, this fly was…


  • If I am remembering correctly, this happened between my junior and senior years of college 26 years ago. I had had enough of the big city in Tulsa and for the first time left it to cowboy for the summer back home in Guymon. Now, let be me very clear. I can’t rope. Tried it…


  • Now that spring is upon us, a lot of folks are starting to grill…myself included. About four weeks ago, I defrosted some meat in the microwave and then went outside and scrubbed down my grill and fired her up. She performed perfectly after hibernating all winter. Now I need to admit that she is getting…