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Sen. Larry Crowder to Seek Reelection in 2016

ALAMOSA, Colo. – Sen. Larry Crowder will seek reelection to the Colorado State Senate in 2016. First elected in 2012, Sen. Crowder represents residents of the state’s 35th District which includes portions of 16 counties in Southern Colorado. During his first term in office, Sen. Crowder said he’s worked diligently to stand up for Southern […]

Election History Information-How the Election Process Works

  Information Provided from Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Office   How is the President really elected and what is the Electoral College? It is a group of 538 people, chosen by the states and the District of Columbia, that are responsible for electing the President and Vice President of the United States. When you […]

Prowers GOP Caucus set for Tuesday, March 1st

The Colorado Republicans will hold their Precinct Caucus meetings on March 1, 2016 starting at 7:00 p.m. The Prowers County Republicans will be holding their Precinct Caucus in two locations. Precincts 2 (two) and 13 (thirteen), the two most eastern Precincts, will be holding their Caucus at the Holly City Complex. All other Precincts will meet […]

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Bent County:

My name is James Scott Curley, although I prefer to go by Scott. It is my intention to run for the office of Bent County Commissioner in District Three during the 2016 election. I am 57 years old and currently work for United Parcel Service as a package car driver for the past 32 years. […]

ACT! for America to Host Voter Registration Drive

The Lamar Chapter of Act! for America will be sponsoring a Voter Registration Drive in Prowers County, as well as other counties in Colorado. As we approach the most important 2016 election, the Drive will offer the opportunity for citizens to register to vote in a variety of locations and a variety of methods.   It […]

Counties Receive Funds for New Voting Systems

  FORT COLLINS, Colo., Jan. 21, 2016 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced Wednesday that he will provide $850,000 to help counties that are purchasing new voting equipment  this year and next. Williams told the Colorado County Clerks Association that the state will use federal Help America Vote Act funds to cover 50 […]

Republicans Pay Tribute to Veterans with Senate Bill One

DENVER – As a combat veteran, Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (R-Alamosa) knows all too well the challenges facing his fellow military veterans. That’s why the first bill he offered in the 2016 legislative session, SB-001 — which is also the first bill being introduced by the Senate — aims at eliminating current caps on […]

Grasmick Declares Intention to Run for Commissioner

  My name is Tom Grasmick and I am pleased to announce my intent to run for Prowers County Commissioner in District 1. As a lifelong resident of Prowers County, I have the desire and drive to represent the people of this great county and do my part to continue to make this a wonderful […]

Jerry Jones Becomes Holly’s New Mayor

Trustee Jerry Jones has become Holly’s new mayor following the monthly board meeting on January 6th, 2016.  Former mayor, Brad Simon, submitted his letter of resignation to Town Administrator, Jerry L’Estrange on December 11, citing the need to spend more time on family and business matters.  The letter stated, in part, “I have truly enjoyed […]

2016 Election information: Important Dates

  Deadlines next week for the 2016 Election Cycle: January 4, 2016 Last day to affiliate with a major or minor party to run as a party candidate in the primary (either through nomination or petition). What this means is if you want to run as a candidate affiliated with a political party you must […]

ELECTION NEWS: Important Dates for 2016 Election

  January 4, 2016 Last day to affiliate with a major or minor party to run as a party candidate in the primary (either through nomination or petition). What this means is if you want to run as a candidate affiliated with a political party you must be registered with that party by this date. […]

Low Turnout for State General Election

  Colorado election turnout drops statewide, but increases slightly in Jefferson County DENVER, Nov. 23, 2015 — The official voter turnout in Colorado’s 2015 “off year” election was 35.7 percent, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today. The Nov. 3 election featured one statewide ballot measure, on marijuana taxes, a school board recall in the Jefferson County School […]

November 3, 2015 Election Results

  The Coordinated Election for Prowers County saw the majority of local ballot contests for various school board races. These are unofficial tallies at this time. Allan Medina and Danny Tinnes were running unopposed for their Districts, B and F respectively in the RE-2 race. There was a three candidate contest for District C which offered […]

Election Deadline Information

  ELECTION NEWS: Have you returned your ballot to the Prowers County Clerk’s office?  The earlier ballots are returned, the earlier election night results can be released. We highly recommend that you: Drop your ballot off at the Prowers County Clerk & Recorder’s Office at 301 S. Main Street, Lamar, CO. For your convenience a […]

City Resolution Will Divert Funds from PCDI

A resolution passed by the Lamar City Council during their October 26th meeting called for funds normally earmarked for Prowers County Development Incorporated in the 2016 city budget, to be redirected for community development in conjunction with the city’s Main Street Program. The City of Lamar and Prowers County have shared the costs of funding PCDI […]

Security Q and A for Prowers County Balloting

ELECTION NEWS:   Can someone else get your blank ballot or the ballot of someone who has recently moved? Can they vote that ballot? The answer is NO! Colorado has a series of protections in place: County Clerks can now use the U.S. Postal Service’s National Change of Address database to update the addresses of registered […]

Election Preparations Begin to Increase

ELECTION NEWS:   Ballots will start arriving in mailboxes the week of October 12-16, 2015 for the 2015, Coordinated Election on November 3rd. Ballots will be sent to all active registered voters. If you do not receive a ballot or you are not sure about your voter registration information, contact the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at […]

Lamar City Council Remains the Same

There were no challenges to the current line-up of the Lamar City Council for the November General Election, according to Lamar City Clerk, Linda Williams. As such, the current council members will not face an election on this year’s ballot. Anyone eligible to serve on the council had until August 25 to submit their petition […]

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Agreement

Almost 20,000 linear feet of water main which runs north/south along U.S. 287 is owned and maintained by the City of Lamar. That water distribution system will be impacted by CDOT’s highway reconstruction project, set to begin next spring. The City of Lamar is working with CDOT to replace all the affected water infrastructure connections […]

Five up for Re-election on Lamar City Council

Five persons on the Lamar City Council are up for re-election this November 3 if they choose to run. Anne-Marie Crampton represents Ward 1 and can run for another four year term. One of the newer council members, Gerry Jenkins, represents Ward 2 and is also facing re-election for a four year term. Beverly Haggard […]