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Commissioners Focus on Annex & Courthouse Upgrades

Kirk Powers, Prowers County Building Operations Supervisor, reviewed some current and future upgrades planned for the Annex on East Cedar Street in Lamar. The building now features new stairs to the rear as Powers explained, “We’re very pleased with the way they turned out. We made them flatter and longer and added an extra step […]

County Building Projects Discussed

“The new courthouse boiler has been installed but it hasn’t been filled with a chemical mix. We’re going to wait until the fall to do that and give it a test run,” stated Kirk Powers, Building Operations Supervisor to the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 21. Powers was providing an update on some current […]

City and County Are Underway with Spring Construction

It’s been a busy couple of weeks on the sidewalks of Main Street in Lamar, and at the Prowers County Courthouse.  While some homeowners begin their seasonal upgrades around the house, municipal crews for the county and city have been engaging in some heavy-duty tasks. Motorists and pedestrians probably noticed the tall, blue crane from Southeast […]

Grants for County Upgrades Reviewed

Various levels of grant funding for upgrades to Prowers County holdings were discussed with Colorado Main Street Architect, Tim Stroh, during the March 24 commissioner’s meeting.  The commissioners are seeking funding to help pay for improvements to the Prowers County Courthouse, Fairgrounds, Annex and WPA buildings on East Maple Street. A DoLA sponsored administration grant […]

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,” […]

Commissioners Consider Costly Repairs

With 2014 coming to an end, the Prowers County Commissioners are concerned with projects extending into 2015.  Kirk Powers, Building Operations Supervisor, discussed holiday decorations, repairs at the Big Timbers Museum, parking space at the County Annex and sidewalk repairs for the north side of the courthouse. “Our Christmas displays are in sad shape and […]

County Commissioners Appoint New Operations Manager

Kirk Powers has been selected as the new Building Operations Manager for Prowers County, replacing Hans Frederichs in that position.  Powers has been employed with the county since 2010 as night supervisor, and will soon be starting his new duties.  Two areas involve maintenance for the second elevator located in the county courthouse which runs […]