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PCDI to Host Business Seminars, Discusses Colorado Space Business Roundtable

The Prowers County Development Incorporated Board of Directors held their monthly meeting this past Tuesday, July28, with new member Cindy Otto attending her first meeting. She was appointed to replace Deb Choat for her unfinished term. Otto, like Choat, is a Granada resident. Interim Executive Director, George Gotto recapped his most recent activities including a […]

George Gotto Begins PCDI Interim Executive Director Duties

George Gotto, the interim Executive Director for Prowers County Development Incorporated, held his first monthly meeting, Tuesday May 26.  Gotto was recently hired by the economic development organization to replace the former executive director while the board members create a new job description for a permanent replacement. Gotto’s report to the board was brief, detailing […]

George Gotto Selected as PCDI Interim Executive Director

GEORGE GOTTO TO SERVE AS INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PCDI (LAMAR, COLORADO) – “Focus your attention on what you are building.”  The words of Nikki Rowe hold very true to what the board of directors of Prowers County Development, Incorporated (PCDI) is dedicated to doing.  The organization is determined to bring about a new focus […]

PCDI Reviews Director Job Description, Reviews Business Seminars

The Prowers County Development Incorporated Board of Director’s monthly meeting was quite brief, as members moved into executive session to discuss personnel matters and an economic update this past Tuesday, April 28. President Rick Robbins noted there was unfortunately, a poor turnout for the April 21 seminar hosted by PCDI pertaining to prescription drug abuse […]

PCDI Elects New Officers in Special Meeting

New PCDI board members, Kenia Vazquez and Ryan Sneller began their duties with Prowers County Development Incorporated during a special meeting held Tuesday, April 14.  They were elected to the board during the annual PCDI banquet and are replacing former members Larry Lusher and Lawrence Brase.  Vazquez was elected to replace Brase as Treasurer while […]

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 […]

New Economic Development Directions for PCDI?

  What is Rural Economic Development, what is its purpose and how does it influence economic change in a community?  Those were topics addressed by Kari Linker, Economic Development Director for Morgan County.  Linker was invited by Prowers County Development Incorporated to host a program called Economic Development 101, geared specifically for economic development in […]

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

Prowers County Development Incorporated will hold its annual meeting on Friday, March 27 at the Holly School District.  The economic development organization will have two featured speakers for the dinner/meeting event: Kari Linker, Executive Director, Morgan County Economic Development and Emily Nieschburg, LiveWell Coordinator. Nieschburg will show how a community’s orientation towards a healthy lifestyle […]

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 […]

Lamar Rotary Gears up for Annual Dictionary Give-Away

  Each September is dictionary time for members of the Lamar Rotary and the students throughout southeast Colorado who receive the books purchased by the Club. This will mark the 14th year Rotary members have handed out comprehensive and impressive dictionaries to third graders in five counties.  Each book contains a sticker and hand signed […]

Lamar City Council Names New Member

The newest member of the Lamar City Council was approved to replace Skip Ruedeman’s Ward 2 seat following his resignation.  Following an interview, the council selected Gerry Jenkins to fill the remainder of Ruedeman’s term.  Jenkins has been employed by Rocky Mountain SER for a number of years as well as a member of Voces […]

Interviews Begin for New PCDI Executive Director

  The regular monthly meeting of the Prowers County Development Incorporated board of directors will focus on interviews with candidates for the executive director position.  The executive session meeting, set for Tuesday, August 27, will not have an agenda, as the directors will privately discuss the director position with four candidates, three of whom are […]

Commissioners, Businesses Continue to Push for ARPA Meeting

  People still want answers from Arkansas River Power Authority regarding the electric rate structure pertaining to the Lamar Repowering Project and the status and ownership of the bonds sold to finance the conversion of the Lamar natural gas facility to the coal generated plant. The plant has been offline since December before last. Construction […]

PCDI with New President, Directors and Back at the Track

  Larry Lusher of Farmer-Stockman Realty and Rick Robbins of Colorado Mills, attended the Prowers County Development Incorporated monthly meeting as the two newest board members, Tuesday, March 26.  They were elected to the PCDI board during last month’s annual banquet meeting.  Board member, Marsha Willhite, Holly Town Administrator was elected as PCDI President replacing […]

Robbins, Lusher, Brase Elected to PCDI Board

  New board of director members to Prowers County Development Incorporated were elected during the economic development group’s annual banquet and meeting, Wednesday, February 27, at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn. Lawrence Brase was re-elected as a board member and Larry Lusher of Farmer-Stockman Realty & Auction LLP and Rick Robbins of Colorado Mills were […]

Six Candidates Running for PCDI Board

As many as six Prowers County residents will be voted on for three board seats, Wednesday night, February 27, during the annual Prowers County Development Incorporated meeting.  There are three positions coming open and two members, Shawna Hodge and Lawrence Brase are running for re-election.  Board President Cathy Buxton said during the Tuesday morning meeting […]

Business of the Week – Colorado Mills

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 Colorado Mills. Give them a call at: 719.336-5882 Colorado Mills is located at 505 East Hickory Street with office […]