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CO Secretary of State Promotes Wise Charitable Donations

DENVER, Dec. 7, 2015  — Secretary of State Wayne Williams today called on Coloradans to give generously to their favorite charities during this holiday season but also to be on guard against charity scams. Williams offered his wise giving tips and a database of information about charities raising funds in Colorado to help them make informed decisions. “Coloradans are very […]

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. […]

Lodging Panel Helps Fund ‘Hotter than Hell’ Music Jam

  Members of the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved $3,500 for a new event for downtown Lamar this July, called the “Hotter than Hell” music jam, sponsored by Lamar Partnership Inc.  The funds will be used for advertising and contract fees for some of the musical entertainment.  The original request was for $5,390 to cover […]

Charity Scams for Oklahoma Tornado Donations May Target Locally

Denver – Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler today urged Coloradans to ensure they donate wisely, so their contributions go to legitimate charities that will meaningfully help victims, families, and Oklahoma residents recover from this disaster. Gessler offered guidance to help Coloradans avoid scams and efficiently direct money to those in need. “Tragedy like this […]

CO Sec of State Offers Donation Advice

Gessler promotes wise charitable giving-Highlights Top Ten list for wise giving DENVER– During the holiday season when many Coloradans will donate to charities, Secretary of State Scott Gessler appealed to residents to give wisely. “Coloradans are generous,” Gessler said. “But to maximize your donations, it’s important to first check the charity, to make sure your […]

Letter to the Editor – Recount

  In 2008, John Duvall lost the election to Henry Schnabel, for Prowers County Commissioner, by 19 votes.   Because the outcome was a few decimal points shy of  0.5%  (the threshold to automatically qualify for a RECOUNT);    the Prowers County Clerk, Dottie McCaslin,  informed  DuVall that he would need to pay the county $7,000 for […]

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 […]

Lodging Panel Deciding on Logo

  Two dozen designs for the Prowers County Lodging Tax logo were submitted for consideration, the majority coming from the Wiley school art class. Not all lodging panel members attended the Tuesday, November 20 meeting, and a decision won’t be made until all members have had a chance to review the selections that made the […]

General Election Update/Recap

The 2012 General Election wrap-up is underway across the country and in Colorado. Here are some of the more final figures of local interest from the Secretary of State’s office as of Wednesday morning, November 7. Prowers County had 7,107 registered voters according to County Clerk & Recorder, Jana Coen. The last figures to be […]

Local Races for November Starting to Take Shape

The early stages for the race for Prowers County Commissioner are starting to be lined out for area voters in November. Mike Parker and Henry Schnabel are both declared candidates for District One in Prowers County. Parker made his intentions known in a press release last week, and incumbent Schnabel, who has been a commissioner […]

Lodging Panel Funds Sand and Sage Summer 2012

    The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved a $10,000 donation for next year’s entertainment act for the Sand and Sage Fair.  There were no other applicants before the panel for November’s meeting.  Brandon Sherwood, representing the fair board, said the money will be used for contract fees and for marketing the event in regional […]

Election Deadlines are Drawing Near

October 25, (today) is the last day area residents can apply for a Mail-In ballot which will be sent by mail to a voter.  This Friday will be the last chance to apply for a Mail-in ballot, but the voter must pick it up in person from the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Office at […]

County Commissioners Review Wiley Street Request, Ballot Expenses, Coroner’s Report

Joe Giadone, Prowers County Coroner, gave the county commissioners an update from his department during this past Thursday’s meeting, August 11.  Giadone reported he is still within budget for 2011, but some state statute changes regarding when autopsies are conducted may have an impact.  “If a death occurs within 24 hours of a patient’s transfer […]

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel, on the Money Trail

Money, how much, and where is it coming from, were the main issues before members of the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting this past Tuesday, May 17. The panel is funded through a 2% tax levied on motels and hotels in the county. The taxes are collected quarterly, sent to the state […]

Secretary of State Gessler Warns of Deceptive Mailings

On April 4, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler alerted Colorado businesses and non-profits to deceptive mail solicitations. The solicitations ask for a $225 annual fee to file reports with the Secretary of State’s office. In most cases, the annual fee is just $10 if filed directly with the Secretary of State’s office. “We work […]