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2013 Annual Dog Clinic to Take Place in Holly

2013 Annual Dog Clinic to Take Place in Holly

The 2013 Annual Dog Clinic will take place at Fell’s Vet Clinic on Saturday, February 16, 2013, from 9:00am to noon. In order to extend maximum coverage in an area of high rabies incidence, Dr. Fell will continue using the Ft. Dodge Rab Vac 3.  Ft. Dodge Pharmaceutical Company validates the vaccine effective for defense […]

Flu Precautions Initiated at PMC for Visitors to Birth Center Unit

Flu Precautions Initiated at PMC for Visitors to Birth Center Unit

Prowers Medical Center Implements Visitor Restrictions to the New Beginnings Birth Center Unit  (Lamar, CO) December 20, 2012 – Like many hospitals across the nation, Prowers Medical Center is closely monitoring the progression of influenza in our community and is preparing for the possibility that we will be providing care for more people infected with […]

 City Holiday Closures, Refuse Collection & Landfill Information

City Holiday Closures, Refuse Collection & Landfill Information

NEWS RELEASE All City offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24-25, 2012 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The Lamar Public Library will also be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th and will reopen Wednesday, December 26th at 9:00 a.m. The Community Building will be closed on Monday, December 24th […]

CDOT - Colorado Department of Transportation

CDOT Set to Begin Snow Shift

With a Winter Storm Watch and a Blizzard Watch in effect for much of southeastern Colorado, CDOT Maintenance crews are set to go on snow-shift today.  Snow-shift means crews will work 12 hours on/12 hours off, 24 hours a day, until the storm passes, currently scheduled to leave the state by late Wednesday.  Travelers planning […]

New Scam Making the Rounds

New Scam Making the Rounds

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler is notifying Colorado businesses of another possibly deceptive solicitation issued by “Compliance Services.”   The entity has mailed solicitations titled “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement Directors and Shareholders” to businesses in Colorado. These solicitations offer to prepare documents to satisfy the annual minutes requirement for a $125.00 fee. Though most corporations […]

CDOT - Colorado Department of Transportation

CDOT Offers Multiple Resources for Traveler Information This Winter

All are free and are offered statewide STATEWIDE — As part of Winter Weather Awareness Week, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) would like to remind motorists of the numerous free resources CDOT provides for obtaining traffic, road condition, and highway information. CDOT urges motorists to utilize these resources before you travel to ensure you […]

Prowers County Farm Bureau Hosting Candidates Night, October 2

Prowers County Farm Bureau Hosting Candidates Night, October 2

The pubic is invited to a statewide candidate’s forum hosted by the Prowers County Farm Bureau at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, in Lamar,Tuesday, October 2, at 7pm. Gary Melcher, Prowers County Farm Bureau President, said the event will run about two hours, but will be open ended, including a general meet and greet for […]

Highway 350 Bridge Up for Adoption

Highway 350 Bridge Up for Adoption

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is making the historic Purgatoire River Bridge on U.S. 350 available for adoption to any person or organization interested in relocating it.      Built in 1937, the National Register-eligible structure is a steel, rigid connected Camelback pony truss (see picture below). It is located at […]

Lamar Open House Set for Conduit Project

  Residents along the Arkansas River will be given an opportunity to comment on an environmental impact statement regarding the Arkansas River Conduit project, running between Pueblo and Lamar.  The Bureau of Reclamation has set up a series of public hearings between September 24 and 27 in various locations.  One will be held in La […]

24 Hour Traffic Stops This Week between Las Animas & Lamar

24 Hour Traffic Stops This Week between Las Animas & Lamar

TRAFFIC ADVISORY BENT COUNTY – As part of its project to add passing and merging lanes and construct other improvements on U.S. 50 in the Hasty area, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is stopping traffic around-the-clock through mid-week to install a new water pipes underneath the highway.    Flaggers are alternating eastbound and westbound traffic, 24 hours […]

Holly Sales Tax Increase on November Ballot

Holly Sales Tax Increase on November Ballot

The November 6 general election is less than 90 days away.  Along with a potential new President or Prowers County Commissioners, Holly voters will be asked to decide on a sale tax increase.   According to Holly Mayor, Brad Simon, “The Board of Trustees has given notice to the county clerk to conduct a coordinated November […]

PMC - Revised Notice of Meeting

PMC – Revised Notice of Meeting

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors will meet in regular session, Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm. The agenda includes several legal matters including proposed by-laws that have been reviewed by current and new board members as well as an oil and gas lease which will be reviewed by hospital attorney, John Lefferdink with board […]

Upcoming Surface Improvement Project in SE Colorado

Upcoming Surface Improvement Project in SE Colorado

PROWERS/BACA COUNTIES – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be chip sealing segments of U.S. 50 and State Highway (SH) 89 over the next couple of weeks.          Beginning on Monday, July 23, and continuing through Friday, July 27, flaggers and a pilot car will be alternating traffic from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., in […]

Colorado Boys Ranch Ending Psychiatric Care

Colorado Boys Ranch Ending Psychiatric Care

Chuck Thompson, President of Colorado Boys Ranch issued a general announcement to all employees that permanent layoffs for nearly all campus employees will take place between September 6 and the 20th this fall. The Ranch’s psychiatric residential treatment program is being discontinued due mostly to lower census and economic reasons according to the announcement. The […]

Holly Water Line Repairs Underway Through Wednesday

Holly Water Line Repairs Underway Through Wednesday

Sections of the Town of Holly are experiencing water serving interruptions while repair crews have been working to repair several line breaks.  Holly Town Administrator, Marsha Willhite, issued a release stating the nature of the problem that began Tuesday and has continued into Wednesday. The town announcement states that some residents will be without water […]

Police Warn of Phone Scam for 'Get Out of Jail' Payments

Police Warn of Phone Scam for ‘Get Out of Jail’ Payments

Arrest Warrant Scam Lamar/Prowers County residents are being warned of a phone scam that offers to get an arrest warrant dropped by paying a monetary amount by phone. The scam operators rely on intimidation to get people to pay. Other states are reporting some scammers contact would-be victims by text message, claiming to be from […]

County and City Fire Ban Restrictions Amended

County and City Fire Ban Restrictions Amended

The governor has rescinded the state wide fire ban.  With the recent rains I believe that Prowers County can to some extent rescind most of the restrictions. I will keep the fire ban on red flag days and require everyone to revert to our previous method of calling the Communications Center for a permit. I […]

Planned July 11th Power Outage for Holly

Planned July 11th Power Outage for Holly

Town of Holly Administrator Marsha Willhite annouced Monday, July 9, that an electric power interruption is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11 which will affect only certain areas of the Holly system. The planned interruption is necessary to facilitat the installation of a substation regulator.  Those customers who reside or do business in the following areas […]

Hickenlooper Lifts State Fire Ban, Options Open for Counties

Hickenlooper Lifts State Fire Ban, Options Open for Counties

Governor lifts statewide fire ban, local bans may still be in place DENVER ­— Sunday, July 8, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today lifted a statewide fire ban because extreme fire conditions have abated in all 64 Colorado counties as a result of current rainfall and short- and long-term forecasts predicting cooler and wetter weather. […]

 Entrance to Holly Swimming Pool Altered

Entrance to Holly Swimming Pool Altered

Holly Administrator, Marsha Willhite, announced today, June 29,  that the town’s municipal swimming pool will remain open with regular scheduling next week, June 25-29, amid plans for a closure of Park Street in the vicinity of the pool. Adolphson and Peterson, general contractor for the new school project, has scheduled a substantial cross-cut of the […]