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PCDI Board Appoints Cindy Otto, Reduces Sale Price of Big R Warehouse

PCDI Board Appoints Cindy Otto, Reduces Sale Price of Big R Warehouse

Cindy Otto of Granada was unanimously voted as a replacement director by the Prowers County Development Incorporated board during Tuesday’s monthly meeting.  Otto is replacing another Granada resident, Deb Choat, who resigned this past spring due to various professional scheduling conflicts.  Otto will assume Choat’s seat for the duration of her term.   The board also […]

George Gotto Begins PCDI Interim Executive Director Duties

George Gotto Begins PCDI Interim Executive Director Duties

George Gotto, the interim Executive Director for Prowers County Development Incorporated, held his first monthly meeting, Tuesday May 26.  Gotto was recently hired by the economic development organization to replace the former executive director while the board members create a new job description for a permanent replacement. Gotto’s report to the board was brief, detailing […]

CSP Investigates Single Vehicle Fatality in Otero County

CSP Investigates Single Vehicle Fatality in Otero County

  The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that took place on Colorado Highway 350 near milepost 39, in Otero County. The crash resulted in a single fatality as well as one suffering serious injuries. A 1988 Chevrolet S10 Pickup was traveling westbound on Colorado Highway 350. The Chevrolet was traveling through […]

Drug Abuse Task Force Holds Information Forum

Drug Abuse Task Force Holds Information Forum

  Various drugs inherent in our country and our community were outlined and explained during an educational community forum held by the Southeast Colorado Substance Abuse Task Force this past Tuesday, May 20 at the Cultural Events Center. Concerned citizens and city and county representatives attended the session conducted by Prowers County Sheriff Senior Deputy […]

Future Threat?  Heroin in our Community

Future Threat? Heroin in our Community

  Law enforcement authorities in Prowers County and the local medical providers have recently expressed concerns about the rise in the use of heroin by residents, some as young as 17 years.  Sheriff Jim Faull said there are about 10 cases he is aware of, but that may be the tip of what is hoped […]

Motorcycle Fatality on Highway 50 in Otero County

Motorcycle Fatality on Highway 50 in Otero County

The Colorado State Patrol investigated a traffic crash involving a 2003 Honda Gold Wing motorcycle that resulted in one serious injury and one fatality. The crash occurred on Colorado 50 approximately one mile east of the town of Manzanola, in Otero County. The Honda was traveling westbound on Colorado 50 when it went off the […]

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Highway 50 Improvement Project Underway Next Week

OTERO COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins upgrading U.S. 50 from east of La Junta to just west of the Otero/Bent county line on Monday, April 1. Work consists of rotomilling the old surface and replacing it with four inches of asphalt pavement along a six-mile segment (mile 381-387.2). A variety of […]

Thieves Targeting ATVs in Southeast Colorado

Thieves Targeting ATVs in Southeast Colorado

  There have been several ATVs stolen from Otero County residents over the last several weeks.  Otero County Sheriff Chris Johnson posted some preventative measures which will help keep ATVs in the possession of their owners.  Keep ownership documents in a safe place not on the ATV. Register your ATV at the time of purchase. […]

Prowers Commissioners Address Civil Liberties, Second Bent County Prison to Close?

A matter of civil liberties was tabled by the Prowers County Commissioners during their March 13 meeting.  Loren Brown, spokesperson for Concerned Citizens of Prowers County, asked for a resolution of support from the commissioners regarding eliminations of at least two provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act, sections 1021 and 1022.    In a letter […]

CSP Reports Otero County Highway Fatality

CSP Reports Otero County Highway Fatality

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle accident in Otero County on westbound Colorado 50, milepost 385.  A 2004 S\Toyota Camry was eastbound on Colorado 50 and rolled one and one-half times, causing the driver to be ejected from the vehicle.  The Toyota came to final rest on its top in the right […]

Las Animas Man Charged in Prowers/Otero Counties

Las Animas Man Charged in Prowers/Otero Counties

Press Release Prowers County Sheriff’s Office Detective John Parker received information that an Otero County Inmate being held in the Prowers County Jail for the charge of 1st Degree Murder made an attempt to have a witness in his crime murdered.  Det. Parker obtained a statement from witnesses and obtained a warrant for Inmate David […]