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PATS Prepares for New Year’s Riders

Prowers Area Transit will provide rides for New Year’s Eve partiers from 7pm to 2am on December 31st this year.  Although the rides are free of charge, any donations will be welcome to defray expenses for the bus and drivers.  If you’re partying with a large group that evening, it’s advisable to make reservations at […]

Search Will Begin for New City Councilman

Lamar City Councilman, Ron Cook, will become Prowers County Commissioner Ron Cook representing District Two on January 13, 2015. He will replace Commission Chairman Joe Marble at that time, having won a run-off Republican party caucus in the county this past summer.  Cook will have to relinquish his seat on the city council and the […]

Commissioners Discuss Staff Turnover at Welcome Home Child Care Center

The Prowers County Commissioners are concerned about county finances, in light of a $500,000 deficit and staff turnover at the Welcome Home Center. That concern was discussed at length during the commissioner’s monthly update meeting with Lanie Mireles, County Human Services Director this past Tuesday, October 28. Commissioner Joe Marble noted that there have been […]

Commissioners Approve Child Welfare Hotline After New Contract Negotiation

Prowers County will be the host site for a proposed child abuse hotline after all. Last week the commissioners had voted two to one, not to accept a contract with the State of Colorado to develop a Child Welfare Hotline in Prowers County.   Today’s vote, held Thursday, September 25 at the Granada School, was […]

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 […]

Cook and Zordel Win the GOP Prowers County Primary

An unofficial vote count from the June 24 Primary election for Prowers County Commissioner for District 2 shows that the challenger, Ron Cook, has defeated incumbent Joe Marble by a vote of 1153 to 570.  As there are no other candidates for the position, Cook will assume the position, joining Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Henry Schnabel […]

June 24 Primary Election Information

  Jana Coen, Prowers County Clerk & Recorder issued a reminder for active registered voters that all ballots have now been mailed to either their street address or Post Office Box.  If you have not yet received your ballot, come to the Prowers County Clerk’s Office at 301 South Main Street to request a replacement, […]

Forum Highlights Candidates for Sheriff, Commissioner for June 24 Primary

Five candidates, running for two positions in Prowers County, addressed a gathering of about 90 citizens at the Lamar Cultural Events Center in Lamar Thursday evening, May 29.  Hosted by Voices of Southeast Colorado and Second Amendment Defenders, the candidates for the June 24 primary for Prowers County Sheriff and Prowers County Commissioner for District […]

Marble & Cook Advance to GOP Primary, Four Sheriff Candidates Stilll in Play

The Lamar Community College, Large Lecture Hall was filled to capacity for the Prowers County Republican Assembly on Sunday, March 16.  County GOP Chairwoman, Janet Marriot said 103 delegates had been allowed for the state convention following the Credential Committee report presented by Kathy Callison.  Nine GOP state and national level speakers addressed the audience, including […]

2013 Year in Review for Prowers County: November & December

The Prowers Journal has Highlighted the Top News Events of 2013   November 2013 Year in Review  Mail-in ballots were used exclusively for the General Election on the 5th, a development which incorporated the entire state for future elections.  Most of the local election balloting was for school board positions for Wiley and Granada as […]

Granada Trustees Discuss Property Clean-up, Landfill Issues

  The Granada Board of Trustees hosted Lance Benninghoff, newly hired executive director for PCDI, during their regular monthly meeting, Wednesday, October 9, as well as Prowers County Commissioners Wendy Buxton Andrade and Joe Marble.  Benninghoff said he wanted to introduce himself to the Board, as part of his developing outreach program for the communities […]

County Discusses Emergency Trailer Responsibilities, Sells Antique Wagons

      How to best share an emergency operations trailer among county responders was the topic of discussion for Prowers County Commissioners Thursday, September 12, with Staffon Warn, Emergency Operations Manager for the County and Prowers County Sheriff Jim Faull.  The trailer is owned by the county, but was recently donated to The City of […]

Reliever Route Discussed with New State Transportation Commissioner

      The Prowers County Commissioners discussed the proposed Highway 287/385 Reliever Route with Bill Thiebaut, recently appointed to the State Transportation Commission to serve District 10 in southeast Colorado.  The meeting was also attended by Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner, City Administrator John Sutherland, Public Works Director Pat Mason and Roberto Becerril who joins […]

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 […]

Prowers Commissioners Working to Keep VA Clinic Local

  The Prowers County Commissioners have helped give new life to a more or less, permanent VA health clinic for Lamar and Prowers County.  The Lamar VA clinic, which will operate at Prowers Medical Center until the end of August, may be re-located to the Prowers County Annex on East Cedar Street.  The VA had […]

Clark Hired as County Deputy Director of Health & Environment

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved the hiring of R.N. Tammi Clark as the Deputy Director for the County’s Health and Environment Department.  Clark will begin her duties on Monday, July 15.  She has been a Prowers County resident for almost 30 years and has been in the medical field for almost 20 years, […]

Lee Out as Prowers County Public Health Director

  The Prowers County Commissioners are beginning a search for a new Director of Public Health for the County, following their contract termination of Justin Lee in that position this past Friday.  The commissioners held an executive session meeting regarding his employment last Friday morning, May 31.  Commission Chairman, Joe Marble, told The Prowers Journal […]

We Can’t Continue with These Electric Rates

  Arkansas River Power Authority directors heard from three business owner/operators and a Prowers County Commissioner on how electric rates tied to the Lamar Repowering Project will stifle business growth.  The director’s monthly meeting was held in Springfield this past Thursday, May 30.  The meetings rotate among six ARPA community members.  Jim Miller, owner of […]

Jeremy Miller Appointed as County Veteran’s Service Officer

  The Prowers County Commissioners voted to approve the appointment of Jeremy Miller as the Veteran’s Service Officer, Assistant Officer and Vital Statistics Registrar, replacing Carol Grauberger who resigned last year.  On paper, the title of Service Officer will be Calvin Melcher who was hired to fill the spot until Miller was officially confirmed.  Commissioner […]

County Approves LiveWell Phys Ed Contract, Hires New VA Administrator

The Prowers County Commissioners had a diversified agenda for their Thursday meeting, January 24.  Talara Coen, Alta Vista Charter School Administer, requested support from the county to act as a financial pass-through agent allowing the school to receive a $100,000 grant to fund playground equipment upgrades.  Coen explained that she has full approval from the […]