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PCDI to Host Business Seminars, Discusses Colorado Space Business Roundtable

PCDI to Host Business Seminars, Discusses Colorado Space Business Roundtable

The Prowers County Development Incorporated Board of Directors held their monthly meeting this past Tuesday, July28, with new member Cindy Otto attending her first meeting. She was appointed to replace Deb Choat for her unfinished term. Otto, like Choat, is a Granada resident. Interim Executive Director, George Gotto recapped his most recent activities including a […]

Michael Martin Murphy to Headline Farm-City Banquet

Michael Martin Murphy to Headline Farm-City Banquet

Noted country-western singer, Michael Martin Murphy, will perform at the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Farm-City banquet. Chamber President, Kynlee Emick and Chamber Manager, Lisa Carder, requested $6,650 in marketing funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, July 21. Tickets for the FFA District meal and the show are $30 and $20 […]

Gotto Offers Specifics on PCDI Goals

Gotto Offers Specifics on PCDI Goals

“We’re looking for businesses that can provide the county with primary jobs and create new money for the area,” said George Gotto, interim executive director for PCDI, during an update on activities he provided for the Lamar City Council.  He added, “What we’re interested in helping is retailers who will not be competing with similar […]

Granada Safe Route to Schools Project Could Begin in September

Granada Safe Route to Schools Project Could Begin in September

Granada Police Chief, David Dougherty, stated that the Safe Routes to School project will be rebid after three weeks of advertising for the project.  The pre-bid meeting is July 23 with CDOT officials and any area contractors interested in the project.  It has been revamped in light of the lack of any close estimated bids […]

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 […]

Shipments Continue to the Ft. Lyon Residential Community in Las Animas

Shipments Continue to the Ft. Lyon Residential Community in Las Animas

Seventeen trips and counting, is one way to look at the amount of donated clothing, furniture and everyday items that have been sent to the Ft. Lyon Community with the most recent taking place on Tuesday, May 26.  There doesn’t appear to be any lack of items to donate from the Prowers County area, and […]

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 […]

George Gotto Selected as PCDI Interim Executive Director

George Gotto Selected as PCDI Interim Executive Director

GEORGE GOTTO TO SERVE AS INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PCDI (LAMAR, COLORADO) – “Focus your attention on what you are building.”  The words of Nikki Rowe hold very true to what the board of directors of Prowers County Development, Incorporated (PCDI) is dedicated to doing.  The organization is determined to bring about a new focus […]

PCDI Reviews Director Job Description, Reviews Business Seminars

PCDI Reviews Director Job Description, Reviews Business Seminars

The Prowers County Development Incorporated Board of Director’s monthly meeting was quite brief, as members moved into executive session to discuss personnel matters and an economic update this past Tuesday, April 28. President Rick Robbins noted there was unfortunately, a poor turnout for the April 21 seminar hosted by PCDI pertaining to prescription drug abuse […]

Healthy Places Opens Headquarters in Lamar

Healthy Places Opens Headquarters in Lamar

“This will be a location where the community can connect with Healthy Places,” explained Emily Neischburg, Executive Director, during a mid-day lunch and snack break held for local residents on Thursday, April 16.  “Our location will be a visible reminder of what we want to accomplish and a place where residents or visitors can develop […]

PCDI Elects New Officers in Special Meeting

PCDI Elects New Officers in Special Meeting

New PCDI board members, Kenia Vazquez and Ryan Sneller began their duties with Prowers County Development Incorporated during a special meeting held Tuesday, April 14.  They were elected to the board during the annual PCDI banquet and are replacing former members Larry Lusher and Lawrence Brase.  Vazquez was elected to replace Brase as Treasurer while […]

Vazquez, Sneller and Robbins Voted to PCDI Board

Vazquez, Sneller and Robbins Voted to PCDI Board

Holly resident, Kenia Vazquez and Lamar resident, Ryan Sneller were voted to the Prowers County Development Incorporated board of directors during the annual meeting, Friday, March 27.  They will be first-time members.  Rick Robbins, currently PCDI President, was re-elected with the others, from a field of five nominees.  Vazquez and Sneller are replacing Lawrence Brase […]

PCDI Board of Director Elections Set for March 27

PCDI Board of Director Elections Set for March 27

    Three positions on the Prowers County Development Incorporated board of directors will be up for election during the business portion of the annual business meeting, Friday, March 27.  The meeting will be held at the Holly High School which will feature a tour of the facilities at 6pm, conducted by members of the […]

New Economic Development Directions for PCDI?

New Economic Development Directions for PCDI?

  What is Rural Economic Development, what is its purpose and how does it influence economic change in a community?  Those were topics addressed by Kari Linker, Economic Development Director for Morgan County.  Linker was invited by Prowers County Development Incorporated to host a program called Economic Development 101, geared specifically for economic development in […]

Holly-Granada Forming Joint Economic Development Task Force

Holly-Granada Forming Joint Economic Development Task Force

  Holly and Granada decided to pursue an economic assessment study for both communities following a joint REDI Grant meeting in Granada this past Tuesday, March 3.  The initial meeting helped provide a broad overview of how primary and secondary dollars and jobs contribute to a community’s economy.  Each of the 40 participants took part […]

PCDI Meeting Postponed from Tonight, March 2

PCDI Meeting Postponed from Tonight, March 2

  The informational meeting, ED 101,  planned for Monday, March 2, 2015, by the Prowers County Development Incorporated, Board of Directors will not be held this evening.  The meeting was scheduled for 7pm at the Lamar Community Building. PCDI Office Manager, Carla Scranton, stated that the speaker will not be able to make tonight’s scheduled meeting […]

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

Prowers County Development Incorporated will hold its annual meeting on Friday, March 27 at the Holly School District.  The economic development organization will have two featured speakers for the dinner/meeting event: Kari Linker, Executive Director, Morgan County Economic Development and Emily Nieschburg, LiveWell Coordinator. Nieschburg will show how a community’s orientation towards a healthy lifestyle […]

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated, invited the Lamar City Council to a March 2 meeting which will bring to the table, representatives from PCDI, Prowers County Commissioners, the City of Lamar as well as representatives from Wiley, Granada, Bristol and Holly.  “We’re going to review our goals and finances and have everyone’s input […]

Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan Adopted

Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan Adopted

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan during Monday night’s council meeting.  Mayor Roger Stagner and City Administrator John Sutherland specified that many of the plans are contingent on adequate funding and this long-term project will not be completed in just a few years.  It will involve […]

Transitions: PCDI Executive Director Lance Benninghoff

Transitions: PCDI Executive Director Lance Benninghoff

PCDI Board  To Assess New Directions for Economic Development  A farewell reception was held for Lance Benninghoff, Prowers County Development Incorporated Executive Director last Friday, February 6.  Benninghoff, who became the director for the economic development organization in September, 2013, accepted an offer to supervise waste management departments for communities on the Colorado Western Slope […]