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Lamar will Host a 2016 Ag Outlook and Strategy Forums for Producers

2016 Ag Outlook and Strategy Forums for Producers Producers know their costs of producing crops and livestock continue to be high while market prices are going down. As profits decrease or there are losses, producers may have difficulty securing operating loans or have to take money from the savings they accumulated over the past few […]

Higher Confidence Rating for Hotline Connection Center

The number of referral calls received by the County Connection Center has been steadily increasing since its inception at the start of the year. Located in the Prowers County Annex, employees refer calls regarding child welfare in the state to appropriate counties for follow-up action. Local director, Ron Trowbridge and Jack Hilbert, Child Welfare Hotline […]

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 […]

Hotline Center Officially Dedicated in Prowers County

The statewide toll-free hotline for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect was officially dedicated at the Prowers County Annex Tuesday, December 16.  The Hotline County Connection Center will employ 12 persons to direct the calls to proper authorities throughout Colorado.  The Lamar call center will serve the entire state and the hotline is a component […]

Domestic Safety Resource Center Has New Director

Kathy McCorkle, the new Executive Director for the regional Domestic Safety Resource Center, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with a general outline of her duties last Thursday, December 11.  McCorkle is a former substance abuse counselor at RESADA in Las Animas and currently serves on the local Substance Abuse Task Force and started her new […]

Child Hot Line Center is in Limited Operation

Phone operators for the H3C Child Hot Line in Lamar have been running tests on the phone systems recently installed at the Prowers County Annex. Although the emergency/information call numbers have not yet been publicly released, the system will be operational as of Monday, December 15. H3C manager, Ron Trowbridge, told the Prowers County Commissioners […]

Commissioners Set 2015 Budget, Approve Pay Hikes

The Prowers County Commissioners approved the 2015 budget this past Thursday, December 11.  Expenditures for twelve different areas amounted to $21,240,438, including  $6,731,413 for the General Fund, $4,081,000 for the Department of Human Services, Road and Bridge Fund at $2,690,356 and $3,227,407 for Sales and Use Tax Fund.  The commissioners had considered a temporary four […]

Toys for Tots, Gearing Up for the Holiday

It’s that time of the year again. Toys for Tots and Food for Families is looking for toys for ages newborn to 16 years of age.  Although the mission remains the same, this year, the operations base has been moved from the Prowers County Annex to the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th […]

Commissioners Approve Child Welfare Hotline After New Contract Negotiation

Prowers County will be the host site for a proposed child abuse hotline after all. Last week the commissioners had voted two to one, not to accept a contract with the State of Colorado to develop a Child Welfare Hotline in Prowers County.   Today’s vote, held Thursday, September 25 at the Granada School, was […]

County Votes Down Child Welfare Hotline Contract, City Considers Opting In

For lack of a second on a motion to approve a contract with the State of Colorado, the idea of developing the Child Welfare Hotline Help Desk project was defeated during a special Prowers County Board of Commissioners meeting, Friday, September 19. Earlier this summer, the commissioners submitted an RFP, request for proposal, to the state […]

Toys for Tots Moving Operations Site

Toys for Tots is moving their annual toy collection and distribution operation to the former Lincoln School.  Several weeks ago, Toys for Tots director, Darlene Lopez, was seeking a new location as the spare rooms at the Prowers County Annex may be earmarked as the future offices for a potential child help hot line operating […]

County Re-assumes Ownership of WPA Building, Discuss Child Abuse Hot Line

Prowers County has taken back ownership of the WPA buildings on East Maple Street in Lamar, and they need repairs.  Ownership was recently transferred back to the county from Lamar Community College, as LCC has not been able to fund an historic rehabilitation project that would have eventually renovated the buildings and would become the […]

Flu Season is Far from Over

  January and February are the two months of the year when the flu season peaks, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.  Their statistics show that 748 Colorado residents have been hospitalized with the flu, and those numbers don’t reflect the persons who are recovering at home.  The Center for Disease Control […]

Many Thanks from Linda Fairbairn and Many Thanks to Her

    Linda Fairbairn will retire at the end of the year as the Director of Social Services for Prowers County after 42 years of service.  An appreciation reception was held for her by staff and friends at the Prowers County Annex this past Friday, December 13.    Linda had thanks for so many people who […]

Prowers Commissioners Working to Keep VA Clinic Local

  The Prowers County Commissioners have helped give new life to a more or less, permanent VA health clinic for Lamar and Prowers County.  The Lamar VA clinic, which will operate at Prowers Medical Center until the end of August, may be re-located to the Prowers County Annex on East Cedar Street.  The VA had […]

County Holds Retirement Ceremonies for Grauberger and Tyner

  Together, Carol Grauberger and Ken Tyner had almost 80 years of service as employees of Prowers County.  They were recognized for their work ethic and accomplishments during a brief appreciation ceremony held at the County Annex Monday, December 17. Carol Grauberger began her employment in 1978 with the county in Vital Statistics and as […]