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Holly Dairy Farm May Get Second Chance

Holly Dairy Farm May Get Second Chance

A Texas judge’s decision this past September, to delist the Prairie Chicken on the Endangered Species List, may have opened the door for the development of the stalled Holly dairy project initiated last year under a special use permit. Keith Siemsen, Prowers County Land Use Administrator, met with the Prowers County Commissioners and County Attorney, […]

Holly Library Seeks Funding for Expansion

Holly Library Seeks Funding for Expansion

Cheryl Roup, Holly Library Board President and David Crossland, Board member, requested funding from the Prowers County Commissions to help expand service hours at their library. Roup explained, “Our little library is not quite designated as a public library because state statute says we have to be open at least 20 hours a week to […]

Lamar Utilities Board Reviews Insurance Contracts, Board Member Application

Lamar Utilities Board Reviews Insurance Contracts, Board Member Application

Lamar Utilities Board members voted to continue insurance coverage for its 29 mile gas pipeline.  The coverage with IMA Kansas Inc. routinely renews on September 3 and was initiated in 2005.  Other insurance carriers for the city, such as CIRSA or Traveller’s, covers the power plant substations and wind turbines, but not for the pipeline.  […]

Utility Board Accepts Wind Turbine Bond Refinance Offer

Utility Board Accepts Wind Turbine Bond Refinance Offer

  A resolution to refund the City of Lamar’s Wind Turbine revenue bonds was approved by the Lamar Utilities Board during their September 10 meeting.  The unanimous vote must still be approved by the Lamar City Council.  When finalized, $3.8 million in outstanding debt on the bonds will be refinanced at a lower interest rate […]

Public Hearing Set for September 4 for New Nursing Home

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 […]

Commissioners Make Offer to VA for Clinic in Annex

Commissioners Make Offer to VA for Clinic in Annex

  The Prowers County Commissioners issued a resolution during their Thursday, July 25 meeting proclaiming August as Child Support Month for Prowers County.  Linda Fairbairn, Director of Social Services, shared the moment with Shawny Comer, IVD Administrator.  Kirk Powers, Building Operations Supervisor, told the commissioners the Saturday Monster Truck Show put on by Larry Coberly […]

County Fire Ban and Marijuana Prohibitions Enacted

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 […]

Property Donation Requested from PMC or High Plains by Local Group

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, […]

Prowers Commissioners OK Planning Commission Members, Carnival Contract, 911 Observance Location

  The Prowers County Commissioners covered a range of agenda items during their regular meeting, Thursday, January 17.  The commissioners gave a verbatim approval for the annual contract between the Fair Board and Crabtree Amusements, ensuring the carnival will be in town for the Sand and Sage Fair this year.  Cindy Bennett, Fair Board member, […]

Commissioners Decide 'Nope' on Dope in Prowers County

Commissioners Decide ‘Nope’ on Dope in Prowers County

Despite the passage of the statewide amendment 64 that legalized the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado, Prowers County Commissioners were adamant in their desire to keep marijuana out of the community. After conferring with Sheriff Jim Faull and county attorney John Lefferdink, on Thursday, December 13, the commissioners requested Lefferdink draw up an ordinance […]

Proposed County Fire Ban Ordinance Fizzles

  The Prowers County Commissioners decided, after conferring with county attorney John Lefferdink, to let the current county fire ban remain in place.  Since the dry spell of this past summer, local and state fire departments have been mindful of potential fire disasters such as Waldo Canyon along the Front Range.  Governor Hickenlooper enacted a […]

New Fire/Fireworks Ordinance Being Scripted for Prowers County

New Fire/Fireworks Ordinance Being Scripted for Prowers County

“I want to be very precise with drafting a new ordinance on the books for the county,” explained John Lefferdink, Prowers County Attorney.  He told the commissioners during their regular meeting on Thursday, July 26, that the county only enforces a few, and if not worded to match your intent, can work counter to your […]

Loveless Confirmed as New PMC CEO, Board Cancels Contract with Billing Firm

Loveless Confirmed as New PMC CEO, Board Cancels Contract with Billing Firm

Unhappy with its general customer service performance, Prowers Medical Center ended the agreement with the current billing agency and opted for one which will be able to provide more localized service, as well as itemized statements.  Board members agreed with CEO Craig Loveless, stating during the monthly board meeting, Wednesday, July 25, that in order […]

County Offered Stronger Fire Ban Ordinance

County Offered Stronger Fire Ban Ordinance

There may be some gaps to fill in the Prowers County ordinance covering fire bans and use of fireworks.  The commissioners met with County Sheriff Jim Faull and County Rural Fire Chief Staffon Warn on Thursday, July 12, to discuss recommended changes submitted by Faull.  The current county ordinance was last updated in 2006.  The […]

Prowers County Drafting Fireworks/Fire Ban Ordinance

Prowers County Drafting Fireworks/Fire Ban Ordinance

Governor Hickenlooper’s executive order from June 14, prohibiting open burning and private use of fireworks throughout Colorado, will not impact the municipal fireworks displays for Lamar Holly and Granada, according to Prowers County Sheriff, Jim Faull.  The sheriff and Staffon Warn, Prowers County Rural Fire Chief, discussed the order regarding the approaching holiday with the commissioners […]

PMC - Notice of Annual Meeting/Wyatt Replacement to be Selected

PMC – Notice of Annual Meeting/Wyatt Replacement to be Selected

New Line Up for PMC Board of Directors Ronnie Farmer, newly elected member of the Prowers Medical Center board of directors, will receive his oath of office during the hospital board’s annual meeting tonight, Wednesday, May 23. The meeting agenda lists that an appointment to the board to replace the position left vacant by Andy […]

Commissioner’s Approve Opal’s Pub Tavern License and Table Lodging Tax Appointments

Opal’s Pub has been granted a tavern liquor license by the Prowers County Commissioners.  The matter was tabled earlier this month during a public hearing, after an application had been filed by Lynn Charlene Kennedy and family members.  Fingerprints needed by the CBI had been mislaid, although the applications passed all other tests.  The FBI […]

Doors, Appointments and Taxes for Prowers County Commissioners

Prowers County Courthouse   Prowers County Sheriff Jim Faull wants to build a new access door between the county courthouse and the jail’s booking area.  He told the county commissioners economy and security are the two main reasons.  Faull said the construction cost would run around $6,000 and would be submitted for bid.  The cost […]

Prowers County Recognizes National Men’s Health Week

Prowers County Recognizes National Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week is being observed in Prowers County.  Last Thursday, representatives from the High Plains Community Health Center met with the county commissioners as they signed a proclamation in recognition of Men’s Health Week, June 13-19.  Lisa Thomas, Crystal Cook and Kacee Lucero reminded the commissioners and the general public that through this week, men can […]

Water/Sewer Problems Continue for Prosperity Lane

Water/Sewer Problems Continue for Prosperity Lane

A water main leak and sewer pumps failures are driving up costs for members of the Prosperity Lane Sewer District. Ken Cullen and George Schmidt, Prosperity Lane Board members, approached the Prowers County Commissioners Thursday, May 19 seeking guidance on establishing a special assessment for district members to cover the cost of current repairs and […]