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City Resolution Will Divert Funds from PCDI

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 […]

Restaurants and Hardware for South Main Street Development

Restaurants and Hardware for South Main Street Development

The southern end of Lamar’s Main Street has witnessed recent economic development and business growth. A long-awaited project is the Delicioso Restaurant which occupies the former short-lived Bamboo Grove restaurant on South Main Street, and prior to that, a KFC restaurant that closed several years ago.  Delicioso is owned and operated by Lamar businessman Jim […]

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Applications Being Accepted for Funding to Support Small and Emerging Rural Businesses

DENVER, Colo., October 31, 2013 – USDA Rural Development State Director Trudy Kareus announced that the agency is accepting applications for the Rural Business Enterprise Grant Program (RBEG). Applications are due by 4 PM on January 17, 2014. Nonprofit economic development groups, public bodies and tribes are encouraged to apply. Grant funds may be used […]

PCDI Selects New Economic Development Director

PCDI Selects New Economic Development Director

Lance Benninghoff has been selected as the new Economic Development Director for Prowers County Development Incorporated.  Benninghoff was introduced at the beginning of the PCDI business seminars held Friday, September 6 at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. Benninghoff has strong ties to southeast Colorado and was most recently employed as a political analyst for the Department of […]

Doug Thrall Declares Commissioner Candidacy

Doug Thrall Declares Commissioner Candidacy

  Lamar businessman Doug Thrall is entering the Prowers County commissioner’s race, declaring his candidacy for District III on the Democratic ticket.  His entry will put that district into a four way race among two Republicans; Roger Stagner and Wendy Buxton-Andrade and two Democrats, Jillane Hixson and Thrall.  Commissioner Gene Millbrand is not running for […]

Bottom Up Reports Going to Denver

Bottom Up Reports Going to Denver

Economic development directors across Colorado are sending their county economic assessments to the state today, April 15. The essential ingredient of the Governor’s “Bottom Up” statewide survey consisted of each county’s top five economic goals and how they would be attained. Lisa Nolder, executive director for PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, reviewed with the county […]

Colorado Brownfields Foundation Reviewing Lamar Asbestos Situation

Colorado Brownfields Foundation Reviewing Lamar Asbestos Situation

        Decades ago, when asbestos was considered a good way to insulate, not much was known about the health precautions needed when using the substance. Numerous homes and commercial buildings in Lamar were insulated with it, floors, walls, attics and even ceiling tiles. Over the years some of those buildings have become […]

Prowers Medical Center Signs Physicians

Prowers Medical Center Signs Physicians

Credentials for eight medical practitioners were approved by the Prowers Medical Center board of directors during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, March 23. The board, with one dissenting vote, approved a new, one year contract for Chief of Staff, Dr. Barry Portner which rescinds his current contract. The new contract will expire March 31, 2012. Physician recruitment […]

Economic Survey Seminars Underway in Prowers County

Economic Survey Seminars Underway in Prowers County

Initial results from, “Bottom Up”, a citizen’s economic survey of needs, strengths and weaknesses in Prowers County, were discussed during an open forum held at the Cultural Events Center in Lamar Monday evening, March 21. PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, and the Prowers County Commissioners are hosting similar meetings in Granada, Wiley and Holly this […]