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Letter to the Editor: County Closed on Election Day

Letter to the Editor: County Closed on Election Day

Here we are getting ready for yet another Presidential election.  Tensions are high and we have become so very divided.  We get all over the federal government and complain but some forget that our local government needs improving also.  On Election Day Prowers County Colorado will be shut down, why do you ask, well, because […]

Prowers County Commissioners Delay Closing CR 9

  A decision on closing County Road 9 off Highway 287 in Prowers County will be delayed for 30 days.  Greg Emick and Charlie Fowler met with the Prowers County Commissioners, Tuesday, March 27.  Emick is purchasing some land which adjoins property he currently owns.  The purchase would give him land on both sides of […]

Haz-Mat Training Exercise at Fairgrounds

Haz-Mat Training Exercise at Fairgrounds

A simulated nerve gas outbreak exercise was conducted at the Prowers Fairgrounds Wednesday evening, March 21. Lamar Police set up temporary roadblocks to the entrances of the fairgrounds shortly before 7pm, while various emergency response teams conducted the training drill. Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook explained the outline of the drill, saying the simulation reproduced […]

Sage Nutrition Finances Improve for November/December

An update on Sage Nutrition finances during the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging meeting last week showed the financially struggling food provider service had a net gain for November and December.  Prowers County Commissioner Gene Millbrand reported that in addition to a $33,000 federal grant, Sage came out ahead $8,000 for the final […]

Full Agenda for Prowers County Commissioners

The Prowers County Commissioners cleared a full agenda Thursday, January 19, ranging from such items as approving fair board appointments and rodeo schedules, to reviewing procedures employed for dumping of fly ash, approving several medical, transportation and emergency response grants, considering a proposal for a showcase courthouse clock and an introduction to Jennifer Wells, the […]

Blizzard Recovery

Blizzard Recovery

  It didn’t take very long for blizzard-like conditions to affect highway travel in southeast Colorado and Lamar.  The weather service made the call late Saturday, early enough to give some folk time to make preparations.  Springfield, Colorado reported that by 9:30am Monday, they had a half hour’s head start on the snowfall on Lamar, […]

Ports to Plains Update, New Lining at Lamar Landfill, City-County Funding Agreements

Ports to Plains Update, New Lining at Lamar Landfill, City-County Funding Agreements

Lamar City Councilwoman, Bev Haggard, briefed council members on the Ports to Plains annual meeting she recently attended in San Angelo, TX.  Haggard is the city’s liaison to Ports to Plains, and said representatives from Alberta, Canada to Mexico were on hand for regional progress reports on highway construction on the multi-million dollar project, intended […]

City-County Review Revenue Obligations in Joint Meeting

City-County Review Revenue Obligations in Joint Meeting

  How much money do we have, how much do we have to spend, how much can you pay?  Those were the central questions surrounding common elements to the Lamar City Council and Prowers County Commissioners during a joint meeting held at the Cultural Events Center Monday evening, August 15.  Those areas of interest included […]