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CDOT Eyes Lamar Main Street Improvements

  The Lamar Reliever Route and CDOT plans for Lamar’s Main Street were presented to Prowers County Development Incorporated board members by Paul Westhoff, CDOT Resident Engineer this past Tuesday, December 31.  Although financing for the by-pass around Lamar is still a future issue at this time, Westhoff said CDOT is still concerned about safety issues […]

2013 Year in Review for Prowers County: March & April

The Prowers Journal is Providing a Month by Month Recap of the News Events that Highlighted the Past Year March 2013 Year in Review Continued concerns over the price of electricity, first voiced in 2012 by several major power purchasers was voiced at a public hearing held by Rick Rigel, General Manager for the regional […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Announces 44 Statewide Transportation Projects For RAMP Program

DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Don Hunt today announced 44 partnership projects as part of the Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP) program totaling $580 million to maximize and expand the statewide transportation system. The RAMP program was created in December […]

Letter to the Editor – RAMP and the Lamar Reliever Route

         SUBJECT: RAMP and the Lamar Reliever Route  Dear Editor,  There has been a great deal of discussion lately pertaining to what started out in the late 1990’s as the Alternate Truck Route and is now referred to as the Lamar Reliever Route or the LRR.  The concept for this route has even been discussed […]

Lamar City Council Enacts Water Restrictions

Acting on a recommendation from the Lamar Water Board, the city council voted in favor of implementing Stage 1 Mandatory Water Restrictions, effective Thursday, May 2.  The decision was based on current drought conditions and lack of ditch water, although the city’s well system is in good shape and has adequate supplies.  The restrictions state […]

Granada Hosts Prowers County Commissioner Meeting

The Prowers County Commissioners continued their policy of community outreach this past Thursday, April 18, holding their regular meeting at the Granada Complex.  The commissioners periodically hold their meetings in Granada, Wiley and Holly to stay acquainted with representatives in those communities and afford the residents an opportunity to meet with the commissioners.   Students from […]