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Prowers County Democrat Caucus Set for March 1

  The Prowers County Democrats will be holding their CAUCUS, March 1, 2016 @ the Lamar High School, with registration beginning @ 6:00pm, and the CAUCUS convening at 7:00pm.   Prowers County Democrats – CAUCUS TUESDAY, – March 1, 2016 – 6PM Registration / 7:00 CAUCUS Lamar High School 1900 S. 11th Street Lamar, CO […]

County Commissioners Rule Against Nursing Home Bond Measure and Improvement District

    This year’s November ballot will not see questions pertaining to a bond to develop a new nursing home or create a Public Improvement District in Prowers County for the project.  The Prowers County Commissioners, following a September 5 executive session, decided that the group proposing to purchase Juniper Village and develop the new […]

Senator Bennet Discusses Farm Bill, Drought and Education

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet fielded questions focusing on the bipartisan immigration and farm bills, as well as how our national school system is not performing up to expectations.  The senator was concluding a three day visit to eastern Colorado constituents this past Wednesday, August 28.  Bennet and former Colorado Governor Roy Romer made an early […]

Public Hearing Set for September 4 for New Nursing Home

  The Prowers County Commissioners discussed the format options for the public hearing during their August 27 meeting.  The central issues are to create a PID, or Public Improvement District within the county and to develop a $14 million bond to finance the project.  The hearing is required to move ahead with the proposed purchase […]

New County Social Services Director Hired, Public Hearings for Bypass, Nursing Home Discussed

  The Prowers County Commissioners announced that Lanie Mirelas, from the Social Services Department of Burlington, Colorado in Kit Carson County, has been selected to replace Linda Fairbairn as Director of Prowers County Social Services following her retirement at the end of the year.  The commissioners noted that Mirelas, who was not employed as the […]

Governor Accepting Invitation to Discuss Prowers County Drought Impact

  The Prowers County Commissioners and representatives for Governor HIckenlooper are working to firm up details for an August visit by the governor to Prowers County, a follow-up of an invitation by the commissioners to view first-hand, the effects of the long-standing drought in Prowers and other southeast Colorado Counties.    The Prowers County Commissioners, during […]

County Fire Ban and Marijuana Prohibitions Enacted

  The Prowers County Commissioners voted to reinstitute the 2006 Fire Ban Ordinance during their meeting this past Thursday, June 20 (correction from June 30).  The fire ban was enacted due to the number of Red Flag Days and the persistent drought conditions being experienced throughout southeastern Colorado.  The fire ban does not restrict agriculturally […]

Cong. Gardner Visits Local Wheat Fields, Discusses Farm Bill

This past Friday , May 31, marked the third wheat field tour conducted by U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner since his election to represent the 4th District in Colorado, basically the eastern portion of the state, border to border with Nebraska and New Mexico.  “I’ve covered the northeast corner in the first year, mid north in […]

Property Donation Requested from PMC or High Plains by Local Group

      The PMC board was approached by Jillane Hixson and Loren Brown, representing a group of interested citizens, requesting that 9.52 acres of land owned by the hospital be donated to establish a nursing home on the site.  In a follow-up to earlier meetings with hospital management on various scenarios for the donation, […]

Letter to the Editor – Recount Response

  I would like to present an alternate viewpoint to Jillane Hixson’s recent letter to the editor concerning her request for a recount of the Seufer/Schnable race for County Commissioner.  First, I should point out that I am writing solely as an individual. Due to personal time constraints, I do not currently hold office in […]

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 […]

Dear Citizens of Prowers County

As the final days approach for the election, I sincerely thank all of the voters who have seriously considered my qualifications and specific plans to advance Prowers County. Contrary to recent remarks of CO Senator Brophy, (Lamar Ledger 10/31/2012), I respectfully dispute his unfounded and illogical claims that my campaign is founded on narrow (self-serving) […]

9TH Annual Fantasy Tree

The 9th Annual Fantasy Tree fundraising event will be held on Saturday, November 17th, 2012, at 6:00 p.m., at the Lamar Elks Lodge, 28157 US Hwy 287, in Lamar. The Fantasy Tree auction is a fundraising event to support the maintenance and operations of a four county “Safe House” which is operated by the Domestic […]

Dear Citizens of Prowers County

My term as your state representative for House District is drawing to an end and I want to extend my appreciation to you for allowing me to represent you for the past eight years it has been an honor and a privilege! The upcoming election is fast approaching and I would like to bring to […]

To the Editor and residents of Prowers County:

I’ve been fortunate to meet many great people from Prowers County over the last seven years serving as your State Senator.  People who pour their souls into improving healthcare delivery, education and economic development in the area.  Meeting people who strive to make their community stronger is one of the biggest bonuses of serving in […]

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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Jillane Hixson for Prowers County Commissioner

  Dear Citizens of Prowers County,  As President of the Colorado State Senate, it is my honor to endorse Jillane Hixson’s candidacy for Prowers County Commissioner.  I first became acquainted with Ms. Hixson in 2009, when she came to my office at the State Capitol to present concerns on behalf of land owners hurt by […]

Lamar Hosts 36th Annual Senior Speak Out

Seniors from around the region gathered information and voiced their concerns on several levels during their two day, 36th annual Senior Speak Out gathering, “Rockin’ & Rollin’: Seniors on the Go”.  The annual event was held at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn, Thursday and Friday, October 4 and 5 and got underway Thursday afternoon following […]

Senate President Shaffer Tours S.E. Colorado

Colorado Senate President, Brandon Shaffer, made a series of meet and greet stops in southeast Colorado last week, spending time on Thursday at the Hickory House, the SOS Center and The Perk on West Elm Street.  The majority of his hour at The Perk dealt with efforts by local landowners to settle their conservation easement […]

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 […]