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Lodging Panel Receives Long-Range Funding Requests

  The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel entertained some new ideas for funding requests during their monthly meeting on October 20th.  The first came from the Spreading Antlers Golf Course, represented by Gib Sprout and Jack Van Hook, board members of the club.  Van Hook explained that in an effort to bring more revenue into […]

National Search Underway for Colorado State Fair General Manager

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – On the heels of the 143rd Colorado State Fair, the search for the next State Fair General Manager begins as Chris Wiseman moves into his new role as Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture on a full-time basis. The 2015 Colorado State Fair will mark the Fair’s 143rd year as Colorado’s premier celebration […]

Lodging Panel Funds Halloween Event & Snow Goose Festival

Next February will mark the 14th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival in Lamar and Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Coordinator, outlined the plans and advertising campaign for members of the Prowers County Lodging Panel this past Tuesday, September 15. Board members fully funded the request of $7,548 which is less than the $9,000 asked […]

Senator Crowder Proposes Fountain Creek Dam to Benefit Local Water Users

State Senator Larry Crowder presented a plan that would garner 7,000 acre feet of water for junior rights water users along the Arkansas River in southeast Colorado and afford additional flood protection for downriver communities. The water would be used by farmers between Avondale and John Martin Dam and would be held behind a dam […]

Court Reinstates Portner’s Hospital Privileges

Dr. Barry Portner has been informed that the dismissal of hospital privileges by the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has been overturned by a conditional Pueblo Court ruling. Portner said 10th Judicial Court Judge Scott Epstein ordered a stay on the hospital board’s vote taken during their June 24 meeting. Portner added that the […]

Gotto Offers Specifics on PCDI Goals

“We’re looking for businesses that can provide the county with primary jobs and create new money for the area,” said George Gotto, interim executive director for PCDI, during an update on activities he provided for the Lamar City Council.  He added, “What we’re interested in helping is retailers who will not be competing with similar […]

Sectional Denver Nuggets Skill Challenge

Southeast Colorado represented itself very well at the sectional Denver Nuggets Skills Challenge. 5 area youngsters went to Pueblo to compete in the sectional competition and 3 came away as winners and the other 2 were medalists. Saedee Davis, Wiley McCormick, and Breckyn Payne all won their respective age divisions and Delorin Bellomy took 2nd […]

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 […]

Update on McClave Bank and Vehicle Robbery

  Two persons of interest in a June 28, Friday morning robbery of the McClave State Bank are in custody according to the Bent County Sherriff’s office.  Their identities have not been released at this time.  They are being held at the Prowers County Jail, awaiting the arrival of the FBI which is taking over […]

Lake Pueblo State Park Issues Safety Advisory

PUEBLO, Colo. – The staff at Lake Pueblo State Park is asking people to use extreme caution in and around the Arkansas River below Pueblo Reservoir due to highly fluctuating flows.  The warning pertains to tubers, kayakers and canoeists; as well as people fishing or recreating along the river shorelines. “Anyone in or near the […]

Water Supply Outlook from NWS, Pueblo

  As of June 1, the 2013 snowpack was almost gone over the Upper Rio Grande Basin.  For the Arkansas Basin, a decent amount of snow remained over the headwaters portion of the basin, but the snowpack was nearly gone over the remainder.    In the Arkansas basin, the snowpack was at 86% of median overall, […]

Colorado State Fair Goes Cashless

  PUEBLO, Colo. – The Colorado State Fair is making a big change this year by going “cashless.”  This means fair fans will be using a loadable smart card for their purchases during the 11-day event.  While this provides a number of positive changes for fairgoers and staff, we understand there will also be questions […]

Is Agriculture Leasing an Option for You?

              Regardless if you are an owner or an operator, is leasing land, equipment, livestock, etc. and option to consider?  What is the difference, if any, between what is fair and what is equitable?              These will be the topics of discussion at two workshops on May 29th.  The first workshop will be in […]

CSP, Multi-Department Police Pursuit Nabs Four Suspects

On Monday, April 22, 2013 at approximately 1900 hours, officers from the Rocky Ford Police Department located a suspect vehicle involved in a 1st Degree Criminal Trespass incident.  When the officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it refused to stop and a pursuit ensued, reaching speeds of over 100 mph.    Rocky Ford Police Department pursued […]

Southeast Health Group’s March 30th Round Up to Feature the Overton Road Band

It’s gonna be a HOT time in the OLD town of Lamar as Southeast Health Group holds its 4th annual Round Up event to support mental health, substance use disorder and wellness services in southeastern Colorado. This year’s event will be held on Saturday evening, March 30, 2013, from 6:00 – 10:00 PM at the […]

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. As of 1/25/2013, there are currently two positive trich locations in two Colorado counties:  Las Animas and Pueblo. Both trich-positive locations began in 2012; so far this year, there have not been any positive trich cases in […]

Winds Die Down, Travel Resumes in S.E. Colorado

Despite winds ranging between 45mph to 65mph in portions of southeast Colorado this past Friday, January 11, there was considerably less dust in the air from a similar wind storm almost two months ago on November 10.  Recent snows and moisture around Christmas and New Year’s helped limit airborne dust during the day of high wind […]

Business of the Week – Mobile Record Shredders

You help your community thrive when you shop locally! Be sure to read The Prowers Journal each week when the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and The Prowers Journal highlight a featured Business of the Week. This week we are proud to spotlight the Mobile Record Shredders. Give them a call at: 719.544-5460 Mobile Record Shredders, based on Pueblo, CO., is […]

LHS DECA Club Competes in Pueblo

The Lamar High School DECA Club traveled to Pueblo West for the District #9 DECA Competition on Nov. 2, 2012. Eighty-one members competed to qualify for State Competition in individual and team events. Students choose the events they were interested in, then took a 100 questions multiple choice test covering marketing concepts. The test was […]

NWS Recaps Hot and Dry Summer on S.E. Plains

Southeast Colorado Drought Update  The Colorado Water Conservation Board reports in their September 25, 2012 Drought Monitor Report, that 100% of the state is experiencing some level of drought classification with D2 and D3 conditions predominating over 80% of Colorado.   Seventeen per cent of the state is experiencing exceptional drought all of which is isolated […]