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Snow is Closing Prowers County Offices

Snow is Closing Prowers County Offices

All Prowers County Offices including the Welcome Home Center are closing today, February 4, due to the weather.  PATS buses are not operating.  The Lamar Community Resource & Senior Center is closing at Noon.  The Courthouse is closed. As always, our first concern is for the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Prowers […]

Flu Season is Far from Over

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 […]

Dougherty Announces for Prowers County Sheriff

Dougherty Announces for Prowers County Sheriff

To my fellow citizens of Prowers County, I, David W. Dougherty would like to announce my candidacy for the Office of Prowers County Sheriff. If you choose to elect me as your next Prowers County Sheriff, I am ready and willing to roll up my sleeves and put all of my work ethics, training and […]

Toys for Tots Completes Busy Season

Toys for Tots Completes Busy Season

The Lamar Middle School Cafeteria was fairly quiet and empty around 11am on December 24.  Those who volunteered to deliver gifts throughout the county had either completed their rounds, or were still on the road.  “We had from 30 to 40 people show up to help us out today,” said Darlene Lopez, organizer of the […]

Prowers County Budget Passed for 2014

Prowers County Budget Passed for 2014

    The Prowers County Commissioners held a public hearing on the 2014 county budget this past Thursday, December 12 and approved resolutions for the budget amounting to $17,844,998 as well as a mill levy of 27.17 mills for assessable property within the county amounting to $3,339,233, based on an assessment of $122,901,471.  The county’s […]

Funds Needed to Continue Project HOPE

Funds Needed to Continue Project HOPE

    Project HOPE at the Lincoln School in Lamar is seeking new funding to continue operations for area youngsters when its four year Juvenile Assistant Grant runs out next September.  “Each of the four years has less money allocated than the year before,” said Lori Hammer, the only full time employee at Project HOPE.  […]

Dare to Be You

Dare to Be You

  By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties Southeast Area- Seventeen 4-H campers, counselors, and chaperones from the Southeast Area attended the Annual Dare to Be You (DTBY) 4-H Camp on November 15-17 held in Pueblo, Colo, as representatives of District VI. DTBY is hosted by the 25 counties making up […]

Letter to the Editor:  Linked in Pink

Letter to the Editor: Linked in Pink

  I just wanted to express my appreciation to all those who participated in the “Linked in Pink” campaign this year.  It is a credit to our community when groups come together and provide education and services.  So, thank you, Prowers Medical Center, High Plains Community health Center, Prowers County Public Health and Environment, and […]

Results of Limited Contests for Local Elections

Results of Limited Contests for Local Elections

  Only several issues were before Prowers County voters for the November 5 General Election held yesterday. This marked the first all mail-in balloting which will become the norm for the state in the future. Prowers County had 6,914 registered voters for this year’s Coordinated Election. Most of the decisions centered on school board members […]

CSU Extension Website

2014 Redbooks are Now Available

    By: Prowers County Extension Office   The ever popular Colorado State University Integrated Resource Management Redbooks are now available at the Prowers County Extension Office.  Supply is limited and will be available on a first come/first serve basis.  These pocket size books contain a wealth of information, but are very popular with livestock […]

Letter to the Editor/Public Comment: US-287 Reliever Route

Letter to the Editor/Public Comment: US-287 Reliever Route

  At the September 19, 2013, Public Hearing for the US-287 Reliever Route, held in Lamar;   I asked about the  “cost comparison” of the East vs. West  – Hwy 287 reliever route alternative.  The response of the CDOT representatives was “cost was not a factor, in making a determination”.   —   I am […]

CSU Extension Website

Money Saving Ideas from Southeast Area Extension Says

Looking for ways to save money  Between the weak economy, the drought, and the federal shutdown, many families are apprehensive about the future.  If you’re looking to cut expenses to make your future more secure, here are some suggestions: 1.      Establish and use a spending plan!  Beginning on the first day of a new month, […]

Commissioners Hear Rural Fire Department Report

Commissioners Hear Rural Fire Department Report

Efforts to facilitate more effective communications between Kansas and Colorado border fire and emergency departments is making headway, according to Staffon Warn, Prowers County Emergency Operations Manager and Rural Fire Chief.  Warn was issuing his quarterly operations report to the Prowers County Commissioners Thursday, October 24, stating the communications radio systems being used by bordering […]

Colorado Poet Laureate to Visit Lamar Public Library

Colorado Poet Laureate to Visit Lamar Public Library

David Mason of Colorado Springs is the Poet Laureate of Colorado.  Mason is an accomplished poet and he serves as the co-director of the creative writing program at Colorado College.  As the Poet Laureate, Mason serves as an advocate for poetry and literacy at several events each year including presenting the opening poem for the […]

New PCDI Executive Director Begins Duties, Board Reviews 2014 Budget

New PCDI Executive Director Begins Duties, Board Reviews 2014 Budget

PCDI board members discussed plans for the approaching New Year during their regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, September 24.  Members also officially welcomed Lance Benninghoff, as the new Prowers County Development Incorporated executive director in his first full board meeting.  Some of the plans discussed included improving the drainage situation for the portion of the Washington […]

Letter to the Editor - Prowers County Jail

Letter to the Editor – Prowers County Jail

Dear Editor and People of Prowers County, I am writing to let the citizens of Prowers County know what is going on in their county jail. Everyone should be aware of the injustices that are kept silenced in their community. I was recently an inmate at the Prowers County jail for a minimal amount of […]

LCC Hosting 5th Frontier History Encampment

LCC Hosting 5th Frontier History Encampment

  Every two years since 2005, a time machine at Lamar Community College drops back over 200 years revealing almost a century of Western Americana between 1800 and 1890, brought to life.  Visitors can enrich their understanding of how the way things were, October 4 and 5 at LCC during the bi-annual Frontier History Encampment.  […]

51st Colorado State Proposed to Prowers County Commissioners

51st Colorado State Proposed to Prowers County Commissioners

A movement is underway in Colorado to develop a 51st state.  Eleven counties out of the state’s 64 are entertaining the idea of a legal separation from Colorado to develop a state which offers greater rural representation for its residents versus the high population density along the Front Range cities.  The Prowers County Commissioners met […]

Holly Trustees Rebidding Roof Repairs for Library & Theater

Holly Trustees Rebidding Roof Repairs for Library & Theater

  The Holly Town Trustees discussed their options regarding bids for roof repairs to the town Library and Theater. No bids were received in the most recent set of requests and the trustees decided to re-bid the projects, setting cost margin at a higher amount. Whether to go with insulated foam or a metal roof […]

PCDI Selects New Economic Development Director

PCDI Selects New Economic Development Director

Lance Benninghoff has been selected as the new Economic Development Director for Prowers County Development Incorporated.  Benninghoff was introduced at the beginning of the PCDI business seminars held Friday, September 6 at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. Benninghoff has strong ties to southeast Colorado and was most recently employed as a political analyst for the Department of […]