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Where They Stand: Holly & Granada Economic Assessment Report

  A Rural Economic Development grant has financed a study of Holly and Granada to provide an assessment of the current and potential business climate of each community. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, DOLA and the Colorado Office of Economic Development of International Trade, sponsored the study which was held earlier in the year. […]

Granada Trustees Study Economic Development Assessment

  The study, initiated by a REDI, Rural Economic Development, grant was recently conducted by the State Department of Local Affairs for both Granada and Holly recently. The two part report provides an economic assessment of each town’s current status for job and population loss while the second segment provides a demographic breakdown for each […]

Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Dates

  FREE TRAINING…The National Weather Service in Pueblo provides SKYWARN weather spotter preparedness and training. Typically the sessions are scheduled from late March through early May each year, and are a cooperative effort of local government officials and the National Weather Service.  The sessions are FREE OF CHARGE and usually open to everyone, except when […]

PUMA, First Steps for Economic Development for Prowers County

Following welcoming remarks to the luncheon attendees and a general outline on PUMA’s plans for their initial visit, Prowers County Commissioner, Ron Cook, turned the proceedings over to Anna Jones, VP of Progressive Urban Management Associates and Senior Associate Erika Heller. This was the introductory meeting on February 29th with various community leaders where PUMA […]

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 […]

Regional Science Fair Features Over 200 Student Projects

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 22, 2016)  On Wednesday, February 17, Lamar Community College’s Wellness Center was abuzz on with students from Alta Vista, Eads, Holly, Lamar Middle School, Lamar High School, Parkview, Plainview, Springfield, Walsh, and Wiley as they competed in the annual Southeast Colorado Regional Science Fair.  The regional science fair featured 204 projects […]

Granada Discusses PUMA Buy-In for Economic Study

The Granada Trustees were briefed on the approaching PUMA economic study by the Prowers County Commissioners as well as Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated and board member Cindy Otto. PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, will visit towns in Prowers County on February 29th and March 1st, and speak with key community members, […]

Domestic Safety Resource Center Urges Caution on Donations

Domestic Safety Resource Center provides free confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in the 15th Judicial District – Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers Counties. We are mostly grant funded, however we do accept donations from private individuals, businesses and other organizations. We DO NOT solicit donations by going door to […]

Canyons & Plains to Hold Regional Meeting in Lamar Colorado

  Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold its regional meeting at Cow Palace Inn, 1301 North Main Street Lamar , CO on Thursday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 11 am.  The topic of the meeting will be Snow Goose Festival. Following the meeting, attendees are invited to have lunch together at Cow Palace, […]

UPDATED- WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE as of 5pm Sunday

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO Up-dated Sunday Night Monday Snow. High near 36. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Monday Night Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow after 9pm. Low around […]

Colorado Employment Situation / December 2015

  Employers in Colorado added 10,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,539,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 10,000 and government increased 700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point in December to 3.5 […]

Lodging Panel Considering Caps on Funding for Events

The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel is giving thought to adjusting the amount of funding for some county events through a cap and if it’s worthwhile to continue to try to determine how many people spend the night in the county to attend those events. The cap will be aimed specifically at a one day […]

Half a Century of History to Celebrate

The Prowers County Historical Society has begun planning events for their 50th anniversary.  Their recent newsletter states that the Society officially began in 1966 with the donation of a building from the phone company.  Prior to that point, there had been an informal historical organization.    The Society said a logical date would be this September when […]

PATS Provides 2015 Ridership Figures for the County

The majority of riders use Prowers Area Transit Service for either medical appointments or to go to and from various shopping sites in the Lamar area. Darren Glover, Operations Director for PATS and Facility Coordinator for the Senior Center, provided an end-of-year numbers update for the Prowers County Commissioners recently. Glover’s figures show 24,642 riders […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment Receives Grant for Kid’s Oral Health

[Lamar, CO] – Prowers County Public Health & Environment announced today that it has received a Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation grant to support its “Little Smiles” project. “The goal of the “Little Smiles” project is to increase awareness of better oral health for the children in Prowers County by implementing oral health screenings, providing […]

April Election Set for Granada Trustees

Granada residents will vote on April 5th for four trustee board members and the mayor’s seat.  None of the four Trustees, Martin Jensen, Glenn Otto, Deb Choat or Tom Sanchez have indicated at this time that they will make a bid for re-election.  Mayor C.W. DeForest has not mentioned a commitment to run for re-election […]

Test Your Home During National Radon Action Month

    DENVER – Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon, according to Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Testing your home for radon is simple and works best when all your doors and windows are closed,” said Kelley. “That’s why January is […]

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 […]

The Lamar City Council Gets in the Game, Helps Fund PUMA Study

  While the city council did not allocate $50,000 in funding to Prowers County Development Incorporated for 2016, a request was made to the city late last year by Ron Cook, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, to help fund a county-wide economic study priced at $50,000. PCDI pledged $25,000 to develop strategies and the […]

Forum on State Land Board Leases Hosted by Bent-Prowers Cattlemen

Thirty ranchers from southeast Colorado attended the open forum at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn on January 9th, sponsored by the Bent-Prowers Cattle and Horse Growers Association. Association President, Pat Ptolemy of Swink introduced Beverly Rave, the featured speaker who provided the audience with information on future Colorado State Land Board lease changes and also […]