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Test Your Home During National Radon Action Month

    DENVER – Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon, according to Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Testing your home for radon is simple and works best when all your doors and windows are closed,” said Kelley. “That’s why January is […]

Buxton-Andrade Announces Candidacy for Re-election

  January 4, 2016 Dear Prowers County: I am proud to announce my candidacy for re-election of Prowers County District 3 Commissioner. The past three years have been full of rewards and challenges. Prowers County has started to move in a very positive direction and there are a lot of great things on the horizon.  […]

2016 Election information: Important Dates

  Deadlines next week for the 2016 Election Cycle: January 4, 2016 Last day to affiliate with a major or minor party to run as a party candidate in the primary (either through nomination or petition). What this means is if you want to run as a candidate affiliated with a political party you must […]

Safe New Year’s Travels with PATS

  If you’re going to celebrate and party for the New Year, let PATS become your designated driver for the night. The Prowers Area Transit Service will continue a New Year’s tradition with transportation service for area residents who want to party, but don’t want to drive.  PATS will provide door to door service beginning […]

Prowers County Sets 2016 Budget

    The entire Prowers County budget, approved by the Commissioners during their December 8th meeting, is set at $22,144,145 with no change to the mill levy which remains at 27.17 mills.  The total taxable Assessed Valuation for the County increased from $121,644,714 in 2015 to $126,559,805. General Fund expenditures for the new year are […]

Clock is Ticking on Toys for Tots, Volunteers Needed the 19th

  Only a handful of days remain before Christmas is upon us and Darlene Lopez and her Toys for Tots staff is very aware of the time they have left to gather, stack and sort toys and gifts for their annual December 24th delivery. The annual collections began right around the Oktoberfest in Lamar and […]

County Offices Closed Nov 17

  All County Offices including the Welcome Home Center are closed today, Nov. 17, due to the weather. PATS buses are not operating. The Lamar Community Resource & Senior Center is closed. There will be no SAGE meals served today. The Prowers County Government Offices located in the Courthouse are closed for business today. However, […]

Amtrak Touching Local Bases Following Award of $15M Tiger Grant

Amtrak officials paid a visit November 4th, to several cities along the Southwest Chief route including La Junta and Lamar, promoting the latest federal $15M Tiger grant that will help repair track along the railway. The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded the funding to La Junta which will be used to work on the Burlington Northern […]

November 3, 2015 Election Results

  The Coordinated Election for Prowers County saw the majority of local ballot contests for various school board races. These are unofficial tallies at this time. Allan Medina and Danny Tinnes were running unopposed for their Districts, B and F respectively in the RE-2 race. There was a three candidate contest for District C which offered […]

Local Statistics Discussed at PCDI Monthly Meeting

“Twenty-five percent of the jobs in Prowers County are government based,” said George Gotto, Interim Executive Director of Prowers County Development Incorporated. He was relating some financial and population statistics from a recent study which detailed the demographics of several southeast Colorado counties, made available during a recent economic development director meeting held in La […]

PCDI Board of Directors Respond to Lamar’s Decision to Pull Funding

(LAMAR, COLORADO) – Brilliant innovator and business man Henry Ford had a vision for success.  He said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”  Since its inception, Prowers County Development, Incorporated (PCDI) has been honored to have the support from and work with the Prowers County and City of […]

City Resolution Will Divert Funds from PCDI

A resolution passed by the Lamar City Council during their October 26th meeting called for funds normally earmarked for Prowers County Development Incorporated in the 2016 city budget, to be redirected for community development in conjunction with the city’s Main Street Program. The City of Lamar and Prowers County have shared the costs of funding PCDI […]

DHS Grant Finances New Outdoor Siren for Prowers County

Prowers County was recently awarded funds for an outdoor warning siren which will be set up in the area of the VFW Post on Memorial Drive, Spreading Antlers Golf Course and Quail Ridge and The Ridges acreage. Stefan Warn, Emergency Operations Manager for the county, recently told the Prowers County Commissioners the Department of Homeland […]

Idler-/-Harbour Recognized for Their Contributions

Two Prowers County residents, JoLynn Idler and Doug Harbour were presented with certificates of appreciation for their work in the community by the Prowers County Commissioners recently. Idler was recognized for her work with Prowers County Public Health as an immunization coordinator for the past 17 years. She was selected as a 2015 Regional Sure […]

Holly Dairy Farm May Get Second Chance

A Texas judge’s decision this past September, to delist the Prairie Chicken on the Endangered Species List, may have opened the door for the development of the stalled Holly dairy project initiated last year under a special use permit. Keith Siemsen, Prowers County Land Use Administrator, met with the Prowers County Commissioners and County Attorney, […]

Security Q and A for Prowers County Balloting

ELECTION NEWS:   Can someone else get your blank ballot or the ballot of someone who has recently moved? Can they vote that ballot? The answer is NO! Colorado has a series of protections in place: County Clerks can now use the U.S. Postal Service’s National Change of Address database to update the addresses of registered […]

PCDI Should Reflect Unique Offering to Potential Business Developers

George Gotto, Interim Executive Director for PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, recapped his visit to the hemp farm that is developing in La Junta during the organization’s monthly meeting. The Whole Hemp Company has 100 acres planted using drip irrigation this year and employs about 30 people. He stated, “They expect to have from 200 […]

Lamar Officials Briefed on Reliever Route Updates

The long anticipated Reliever Route or Lamar By-pass is still in the planning and financing stages, but some alternatives for three key points of the 9.7 mile, two lane road around Lamar were discussed by CDOT and AECOM engineering officials this past Wednesday, September 30th. City of Lamar, Prowers County officials and local and regional […]

Lamar City Council Reviews Job Description for URA Manager

The Lamar City Council held a work session prior to its regular Monday night meeting on September 28th, covering needed changes for the Community Development and Urban Renewal Manager positions left vacant by the recent departure of Shawna Hodge. City Administrator, John Sutherland, gave the council a one page outline covering the job description. Sutherland […]

Election Preparations Begin to Increase

ELECTION NEWS:   Ballots will start arriving in mailboxes the week of October 12-16, 2015 for the 2015, Coordinated Election on November 3rd. Ballots will be sent to all active registered voters. If you do not receive a ballot or you are not sure about your voter registration information, contact the Clerk and Recorder’s Office at […]