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Lamar Officials Briefed on Reliever Route Updates

The long anticipated Reliever Route or Lamar By-pass is still in the planning and financing stages, but some alternatives for three key points of the 9.7 mile, two lane road around Lamar were discussed by CDOT and AECOM engineering officials this past Wednesday, September 30th. City of Lamar, Prowers County officials and local and regional […]

Customer Appreciation Day at Lamar Workforce Center

  The Lamar branch of the Colorado Workforce Center provided their annual open house and customer appreciation day for area residents this past Friday, September 25 from 7:30am at the office at 405 East Olive Street. Manager Elva Macias and Kyla Sather hosted various groups and individuals who dropped by to wish them well, register […]

Senator Crowder Proposes Fountain Creek Dam to Benefit Local Water Users

State Senator Larry Crowder presented a plan that would garner 7,000 acre feet of water for junior rights water users along the Arkansas River in southeast Colorado and afford additional flood protection for downriver communities. The water would be used by farmers between Avondale and John Martin Dam and would be held behind a dam […]

Groundbreaking Moves PMC Forward for New Facilities

Construction crews have already been at work, removing slabs of concrete from one of the parking lots at Prowers Medical Center, even as the groundbreaking ceremony for renovations and expansion was being held this past Monday, April 13, adjacent to the Emergency Room entrance. Craig Loveless, hospital Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the audience and was […]

Courthouse Boiler Needs Repairs

  The Prowers County Courthouse is currently being heated by a back-up boiler that dates back to 1965.  Kirk Powers, Operations Manager for the county, told the commissioners that a crack has developed on one of fourteen sections comprising the primary boiler.  “If we had some serious cold weather issues, we’d be noticing the difference,” […]

County Oaths of Office Ceremony Held

Seven elected officials took their various oaths of office with Judge Stanley Brinkley at the Prowers County Courthouse Courtroom, Tuesday, January 13 before an almost capacity audience. Only two of the seven, Ron Cook and Sam Zordell actually faced a challenge for election to their respective offices, Prowers County Commissioner and Prowers County Sheriff.    Cook […]

County Votes Down Child Welfare Hotline Contract, City Considers Opting In

For lack of a second on a motion to approve a contract with the State of Colorado, the idea of developing the Child Welfare Hotline Help Desk project was defeated during a special Prowers County Board of Commissioners meeting, Friday, September 19. Earlier this summer, the commissioners submitted an RFP, request for proposal, to the state […]

No Leeway for Electric Rate Reductions in Near Future

  The Lamar Repowering Project and the debt service needed to pay the construction bonds is here to stay, whether the plant is producing electricity or placed in cold storage.  And if the rates for purchasing power from a grid, as is being done now seem high, the rates would probably be higher if the […]

Andrade, Schnabel Begin New Term as County Commissioners

The first meeting of the year for the Prowers County Board of Commissioners was brief as commissioners Millbrand, Marble and Schnabel approved the low bid from Tri County Ford for a 2013 Fusion for the County Health Department.  Commissioners discussed the 2013 LiveWell contract and Wellnet Contracts with Justin Lee, Director of County Public Health […]

County Holds Retirement Ceremonies for Grauberger and Tyner

  Together, Carol Grauberger and Ken Tyner had almost 80 years of service as employees of Prowers County.  They were recognized for their work ethic and accomplishments during a brief appreciation ceremony held at the County Annex Monday, December 17. Carol Grauberger began her employment in 1978 with the county in Vital Statistics and as […]

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 […]

Decision Time for Prowers County Commissioner Voters

The Prowers Journal hosted a Prowers County Candidates forum for the local Commissioner’s race on Monday, October 15. Four candidates are vying for two positions available for District One and District Three. The District One race is between incumbent Henry Schnabel and challenger Don Seufer. District Three is an open race between Jillane Hixson and […]

Prowers Journal Hosting Candidate Forum October 15th

The Prowers Journal is sponsoring a forum for candidates for Prowers County Commissioner, Monday, October 15, from 6pm to 8pm, hosted by Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. This may be the final local campaign forum held for the County Commissioner’s race and an opportunity for you to receive information that will help you decide your vote […]

New Prowers County Public Health Director Selected

A new director for the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment was announced by the Prowers County Commissioners during a brief meeting with department staff on Friday, September 28. Justin Lee, MPH (Masters, Public Health), from Erie Colorado was selected from a national search of 17 candidates. He also has a BS in […]

Prowers County GOP Hosts Candidate/Business Meet & Greet

The Prowers County Republican Party has scheduled two Business Expo and Meet & Greet sessions for the next two Saturdays, the 15th and the 22nd. Businesses are encouraged to participate by setting up a table at the various locations to showcase the business to all that attend. There is no charge for the table space. […]

Primary Victory for Andrade, Hixson and Schnabel

Prowers County Unofficial Primary Results Early voting and tabulation helped speed the June 26 primary vote count for Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen and the election judges. Shortly after the polls had closed, by 9:25pm, the unofficial results were made available to the public. For District 1, Democrat challenger Don Seufer of Holly […]

Precinct Voting is Underway in Prowers County

Over 2,000 mail-in ballots have been sent out to Prowers County registered voters for the June 26 primary. Those voters who are not receiving theirs through the mail may stop in this week to precincts in Lamar, Granada, Holly and Wiley to cast their ballots in person. Early voting is open June 18 through the […]

Voices of S.E. Colorado Hosting May 31 Commissioner Candidate Forum

A candidate forum will be hosted by Voices of Southeast Colorado on Thursday, May 31, 2012, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Lamar Community Building, dance practice room. All candidates running for a County Commissioner’s seat, whether opposed or unopposed, have been invited to participate. This forum is to provide an opportunity for […]

Prowers County GOP Assembly Selects Commissioner Candidates

The Prowers County Republican Party will offer a full slate of commissioner candidates for election in November. Their county assembly was held this past Saturday, March 24, at Lamar Community College. The two candidates for District I and the two candidates for District III each garnered sufficient delegate votes to be placed on the ballot. […]

Prowers County Democrats Prepare for March 31 Assembly

  The Prowers County Democratic party held their caucus at the Lamar High School Tuesday, March 6, electing precinct committee persons and issuing a sign-up sheet for potential election judges for the primary and general elections. With only President Obama as the Democratic nominee to run for that office, the gathering was able to move […]