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PUMA, First Steps for Economic Development for Prowers County

Following welcoming remarks to the luncheon attendees and a general outline on PUMA’s plans for their initial visit, Prowers County Commissioner, Ron Cook, turned the proceedings over to Anna Jones, VP of Progressive Urban Management Associates and Senior Associate Erika Heller. This was the introductory meeting on February 29th with various community leaders where PUMA […]

ACT! for America to Host Voter Registration Drive

The Lamar Chapter of Act! for America will be sponsoring a Voter Registration Drive in Prowers County, as well as other counties in Colorado. As we approach the most important 2016 election, the Drive will offer the opportunity for citizens to register to vote in a variety of locations and a variety of methods.   It […]

PCDI Board Discusses 2016 Funding, Objectives

  PCDI Interim Executive Director George Gotto, who will step down from the position this month, thanked the board for their cooperation and assistance during his tenure when he stepped in several months after the resignation of Lance Benninghoff, the former PCDI director. In his final report to the board, Gotto said he and County […]

‘Faces Never Forgotten’ – Search for Vietnam Veteran Photos in Prowers County

Janna Hoehn has spent the past six years searching for photographs of Vietnam Veterans who died in that war.  Her quest began with a visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, DC.  Of the 58,300 soldiers who died, volunteer researchers have found 41,000 usable photos which will be permanently displayed at the Wall.  […]

Rains Reducing Drought in S.E. Colorado

Drought Information Statement from National Weather Service Record to near record precipitation throughout May has ended the drought across most of southeastern Colorado.  A very stormy month has produced widespread rainfall of two to four inches across most of south central and southeast Colorado, with pockets of six to eight inches of rain recorded across […]

State Health Department Issues Precautions to Help Avoid Hantavirus

State health officials today warned Coloradans to avoid hantavirus exposure while cleaning cabins or other buildings that were closed up for winter. Hantavirus is a serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease carried by deer mice. When cleaning out rodent-infested structures, people can breathe in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine and feces and […]

SDS Holds Annual Open House, Seeks Staff & Contractors

Southeastern Developmental Services held their annual open house for the public this past Thursday, April 2.  SDS has been serving Prowers, Baca, Kiowa and Eastern Bent Counties for several decades and recently celebrated their 50 year mark of service to the region. During the open house, Executive Director, Kim Engsberg, spoke about some future developments […]

April Fool’s Day Ends with Dust, Wind and Weeds

Mother Nature may have had the last laugh during the closing hours of April Fool’s Day on Wednesday.  Residents in southeast Colorado are well-versed on how quickly a pleasant day can change into something more memorable. That was the case as the evening progressed and the winds began to pick up.  According to news reports, […]

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 […]

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, INC) Announces Gonzales as New Director

The Board of Directors for Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, Inc.) in Lamar is pleased to announce that Mrs. Stephanie Gonzales of Granada has accepted the position of Executive Director for SECED, Inc. and will commence her duties on March 2, 2015. Stephanie, along with her husband Manuel Gonzales, Jr. and children Bryan, Brittany […]

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 […]

Buxton-Andrade Selected as Colorado County Commissioner of the Year

Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton-Andrade, has received a singular honor from her peers during the recent Colorado Counties Incorporated Winter Conference.  Buxton-Andrade was presented with the CCI Commissioner of the Year Award from her 275 counterparts, representing their counties throughout Colorado. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions to CCI made by a commissioner throughout the […]

Colorado Unemployment Situation for August 2014

  Non farm payroll jobs decreased 700 over the month from July to August to 2,447,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 700 and government was unchanged over the month.   According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two tenths of a percentage point in […]

Tornado Warning, Hail for Bent/Prowers County Borders

A tornado warning was posted by the National Weather Service for portions of eastern Bent and Western Prowers County Thursday evening, June 5.  Hail, about two inches in diameter, was reported around the Hasty/McClave area of southeastern Colorado, accompanied by a brief and isolated rainfall.  No injuries or severe damage of note was reported by […]

Drug Abuse Task Force Holds Information Forum

  Various drugs inherent in our country and our community were outlined and explained during an educational community forum held by the Southeast Colorado Substance Abuse Task Force this past Tuesday, May 20 at the Cultural Events Center. Concerned citizens and city and county representatives attended the session conducted by Prowers County Sheriff Senior Deputy […]

Regina Westhoff Receives Sheriff’s Scholarship

News Release  Jim Faull, Prowers County Sheriff, is pleased to announce that Regina Westhoff is this year’s recipient of the County Sheriff’s of Colorado, CSOC, scholarship award for Prowers County.  CSOC, Colorado’s state sheriff’s association, offered a total of 31 awards of $500 each this year to deserving high school and college students in Colorado […]

Commissioners Pass Resolution on Drought, Common Core

  Doug Dowler, Executive Director of SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District, spoke about a three county regional economic assessment that will be conducted this fall.  Dowler was meeting with the Prowers County Commissioners, Thursday, April 24.  “We’re going to assess the economic strengths and weaknesses of the assets found in Prowers, Kiowa and Baca […]

County Updated on Health, Education Developments

  John Marrin, Lamar Community College President, and Deanna Siemsen, LCC Resource Counselor, commented on the turnout for the annual Career Expo hosted by the college Wednesday, April 16.  Marrin provided a briefing of college activities for the Prowers County Commissioners.  “We had about 50 booths focusing on six central types of career employment at […]

New Board Line-up for PCDI

  Marsha Willhite, Holly Town Administrator, stepped down as president of PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, following her one year term.  Rick Robbins, GM of Colorado Mills, was elected President, followed by new board member, Aaron Leiker of Holly as Vice President and Lawrence Brase will remain as Secretary-Treasurer for his final year as a board […]

Major Interest Shown in Sheriff’s Race

  Six candidates for Prowers County Sheriff appeared before a standing room only audience Monday, February 24, at the Lamar Cultural Events Center to state their case as to why they should be the next sheriff come election day in November. The candidate’s forum was hosted by Dr. Gerry Branes from Voices of Southeast Colorado […]