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Granada Discusses PUMA Buy-In for Economic Study

The Granada Trustees were briefed on the approaching PUMA economic study by the Prowers County Commissioners as well as Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated and board member Cindy Otto. PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, will visit towns in Prowers County on February 29th and March 1st, and speak with key community members, […]

County Commissioners Present Check to Holly LIbrary

  Board chairman, Ron Cook, and the Prowers County Commissioners, presented a check for $4,200 to members of the Holly Library on Wednesday evening, February 3rd at the Holly Depot.  Chairman Cook said the funds will be able to support the library’s need for supplies and future program costs.  “We’re certain these funds will be […]

Charity Care Still an Economic Issue at PMC

Prowers Medical Center provides about $2.5 million in Charity Care to the surrounding community each year according to CEO Craig Loveless. The hospital executive was discussing some end-of-year statistics on PMC’s activities to the Prowers County Commissioners recently.  “We’ve seen improvements as our Charity Care went from 14.5% four years ago, down to 4.5% as […]

Need a Charge? Give Your Car a Boost in Lamar

Electric powered car owners will be able to charge up in Lamar in the near future, according to Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development. She told the Prowers County Commissioners recently, a grant application to Colorado Charge Ahead from November has been approved.  “We don’t have any charge units for electric […]

9/11 Tribute Memorial, from Drawing Board to Planning Stages

Although the concept of a 9/11 Tribute Memorial has been worked out on paper, the best place to situate the memorial in Lamar is still up for consideration. Doug Harbour, from the Tribute Committee, presented  the Prowers County Commissioners with an artist’s representation of the memorial and discussed options with them.  Two choices are the […]

The Lamar City Council Gets in the Game, Helps Fund PUMA Study

  While the city council did not allocate $50,000 in funding to Prowers County Development Incorporated for 2016, a request was made to the city late last year by Ron Cook, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, to help fund a county-wide economic study priced at $50,000. PCDI pledged $25,000 to develop strategies and the […]

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 […]

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, […]

Patriotic Mural to be Displayed at Prowers County Fairgrounds

The artistic contributions of five area youngsters will be incorporated into a 34 foot long mural which will grace the rear wall at the entrance to the Prowers County Grandstands. The Prowers County Commissioners recently approved the design during their August 25th meeting. The mural is a feature of this year’s annual 9/11 Tri-State Tribute […]

Wagons for Sale at Sand and Sage Fair

History buffs and/or wagon enthusiasts can offer a silent bid on five wagons owned by Prowers County during the Sand and Sage Fair. Last Tuesday, July 21st, commissioners Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Ron Cook, along with Big Timbers Museum curator, Kathleen Scranton, viewed seven wagons which have been parked outside on the south side of the […]

Air Ambulance Insurance Considered

Prowers Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, outlined what could be a low-cost means of providing air ambulance coverage for residents in Prowers County this past Tuesday, July 28. Loveless met with the Prowers County Commissioners and discussed a proposal with a commercial service, REACH, to headquarter a medical response helicopter in La Junta […]

County Building Projects Discussed

“The new courthouse boiler has been installed but it hasn’t been filled with a chemical mix. We’re going to wait until the fall to do that and give it a test run,” stated Kirk Powers, Building Operations Supervisor to the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 21. Powers was providing an update on some current […]

Local History on the Move

Linda Hawkins, President of the Prowers County Historical Society, approached the Prowers County Commissioners for permission to relocate a 1920s vintage filling station building to the Big Timbers Museum property.  The building is being donated by Sharon and Greg Bullock and the Society will pay the bill needed to relocate the small structure which is […]

Welcome Home Child and Family Development Center Recognized

The Prowers County Commissioners presented staff members of the Welcome Home Child and Family Development Center on Savage Avenue in Lamar with a certificate of appreciation for being selected for the Annual People’s Choice Award for their Excellence in Daycare 2015. Commissioner Henry Schnabel thanked Center Director, Jill Hopper and her staff for the work […]

Letter to the Editor: Henry Schnabel Regarding Commissioner’s Beer Garden Meeting

I notice in the reporting of the commissioner meeting where alcohol at the fairgrounds was characterized as a public hearing. I would like to state that it in fact was NOT. A public hearing is when notice is published ahead of time so the general public will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed […]

VA Offers Compensation to Area Veterans

Jeremy Miller, Prowers County Veteran’s Service Officer, provided statistics from a 2014 statewide financial assessment on compensations for Colorado veterans during his monthly meeting with the Prowers County Commissioners.  The expenditures from the National Center for Veteran’s Analysis and Statistics can be broken down county by county across the state.  This report details VA expenditures […]

LCC Outlines Initiatives to Increase Enrollment

Five initiatives for increasing student enrollment at Lamar Community College were outlined by President John Marrin as he briefed the Prowers County Commissioners during their Tuesday meeting, June 16.  “Each of the five are very important to the school and will help develop us as a destination college,” he explained.  Marrin also said  the college […]

Fair Board Clears Beer Garden Hurdle with Commissioners

The Sand and Sage Fair Board, by a two to one vote from the County Commissioners, received approval to apply for a special events permit to host a beer garden during four events in this year’s Sand and Sage Fair.  This clears the path for the fair board to request a permit from the City […]

A Good Day Starts with Breakfast

The traditional Wake Up Lamar Breakfast was held at the Lamar Eagles this year, a prelude to Lamar Days activities for Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16.   The Lamar Chamber Board of Directors were busy the night before, preparing the soufflé breakfast that came out of the oven by 6:45am Friday, in time for […]