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PCDI Focus on Housing Market, Proactive Business Viewpoint

  Adequate housing has been a key factor in the list of economic development priorities in Prowers County. The need for construction of higher priced housing to match potential demand was discussed by the Prowers County Development Incorporated board during their monthly meeting on August 25. Interim Director, George Gotto, recapped a conversation initiated by […]

Holly Library Seeks Funding for Expansion

Cheryl Roup, Holly Library Board President and David Crossland, Board member, requested funding from the Prowers County Commissions to help expand service hours at their library. Roup explained, “Our little library is not quite designated as a public library because state statute says we have to be open at least 20 hours a week to […]

Air Ambulance Insurance Considered

Prowers Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, outlined what could be a low-cost means of providing air ambulance coverage for residents in Prowers County this past Tuesday, July 28. Loveless met with the Prowers County Commissioners and discussed a proposal with a commercial service, REACH, to headquarter a medical response helicopter in La Junta […]

A Good Day Starts with Breakfast

The traditional Wake Up Lamar Breakfast was held at the Lamar Eagles this year, a prelude to Lamar Days activities for Friday and Saturday, May 15 and 16.   The Lamar Chamber Board of Directors were busy the night before, preparing the soufflé breakfast that came out of the oven by 6:45am Friday, in time for […]

Groundbreaking Moves PMC Forward for New Facilities

Construction crews have already been at work, removing slabs of concrete from one of the parking lots at Prowers Medical Center, even as the groundbreaking ceremony for renovations and expansion was being held this past Monday, April 13, adjacent to the Emergency Room entrance. Craig Loveless, hospital Chief Executive Officer, welcomed the audience and was […]

Courthouse Boiler Needs Repairs

  The Prowers County Courthouse is currently being heated by a back-up boiler that dates back to 1965.  Kirk Powers, Operations Manager for the county, told the commissioners that a crack has developed on one of fourteen sections comprising the primary boiler.  “If we had some serious cold weather issues, we’d be noticing the difference,” […]

Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan Adopted

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan during Monday night’s council meeting.  Mayor Roger Stagner and City Administrator John Sutherland specified that many of the plans are contingent on adequate funding and this long-term project will not be completed in just a few years.  It will involve […]

Lodging Panel Funds Annual Spring Car Show

Ron Cook’s request for $3,000 for advertising funds for the annual Lamar Days Car Show was approved by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Tuesday afternoon, January 20.  “This will be the 20th year we’ve held the event,” said Cook, adding, “We drew entries from four states for bikes and cars and last year was […]

County Oaths of Office Ceremony Held

Seven elected officials took their various oaths of office with Judge Stanley Brinkley at the Prowers County Courthouse Courtroom, Tuesday, January 13 before an almost capacity audience. Only two of the seven, Ron Cook and Sam Zordell actually faced a challenge for election to their respective offices, Prowers County Commissioner and Prowers County Sheriff.    Cook […]

Search Will Begin for New City Councilman

Lamar City Councilman, Ron Cook, will become Prowers County Commissioner Ron Cook representing District Two on January 13, 2015. He will replace Commission Chairman Joe Marble at that time, having won a run-off Republican party caucus in the county this past summer.  Cook will have to relinquish his seat on the city council and the […]

Local General Election Contest Summary

Voters in 13 precincts throughout Prowers County are receiving their mail-in ballots. County Clerk & Recorder Jana Coen had announced earlier that the mail-out would take place to allow voters to receive their ballots between October 14 and 17. There is only one contested position in Prowers County, that for the office of Sheriff, with […]

Governor, City Council Members Discuss Local/Regional Economic Growth

Governor Hickenlooper took a working lunch break at the Lamar SOS Center this past Tuesday, September 21, during a swing through portions of southeast Colorado. The governor highlighted the efforts made by residents and staff at the Fort Lyon Residential Supportive Center in Las Animas on their one year anniversary.  He also reviewed water issues […]

Spectacular Events Planned for Saturday’s Free Air Show

Early Saturday risers can head out to the Lamar Municipal Airport and enjoy a Smokin’ Willie’s BBQ breakfast starting at 7:30am with the sound of airplane motors revving up the rpm’s. It’s the prelude to entertainment displays and air shows for Fly Lamar, an updated and expanded Fly In, planned by the Lamar Airport Board and […]

Cook and Zordel Win the GOP Prowers County Primary

An unofficial vote count from the June 24 Primary election for Prowers County Commissioner for District 2 shows that the challenger, Ron Cook, has defeated incumbent Joe Marble by a vote of 1153 to 570.  As there are no other candidates for the position, Cook will assume the position, joining Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Henry Schnabel […]

Lodging Panel Provides Funds for Oktoberfest Car Show

  Ron Cook, long affiliated with car shows in the Lamar community, requested and received $1,500 for advertising costs for a car show and Toys for Tots Fun Run for Lamar’s Oktoberfest, October 4 on East Beech Street.  The request was the only one before the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting, […]

June 24 Primary Election Information

  Jana Coen, Prowers County Clerk & Recorder issued a reminder for active registered voters that all ballots have now been mailed to either their street address or Post Office Box.  If you have not yet received your ballot, come to the Prowers County Clerk’s Office at 301 South Main Street to request a replacement, […]

Forum Highlights Candidates for Sheriff, Commissioner for June 24 Primary

Five candidates, running for two positions in Prowers County, addressed a gathering of about 90 citizens at the Lamar Cultural Events Center in Lamar Thursday evening, May 29.  Hosted by Voices of Southeast Colorado and Second Amendment Defenders, the candidates for the June 24 primary for Prowers County Sheriff and Prowers County Commissioner for District […]

No Booze Cruise has Great Friday Night Turn Out

The annual No Booze Cruise and Poker Run drew a capacity crowd at Sonic Drive-in on Friday evening, May 16.  The event helps kick off activities for the annual Lamar Days Festival.  Cars, trucks and bikes turned out in the parking lot, along with an assortment of vehicles from the Lamar Fire and Ambulance Service. […]

Marble & Cook Advance to GOP Primary, Four Sheriff Candidates Stilll in Play

The Lamar Community College, Large Lecture Hall was filled to capacity for the Prowers County Republican Assembly on Sunday, March 16.  County GOP Chairwoman, Janet Marriot said 103 delegates had been allowed for the state convention following the Credential Committee report presented by Kathy Callison.  Nine GOP state and national level speakers addressed the audience, including […]

Letter to the Editor: Cook Announces Candidacy for Commissioner

I’m Ron Cook, and I’m announcing my candidacy for the Office of Prowers County Commissioner District 2.  I’m a lifetime resident of Prowers County and for the past 16 years have owned my business in Lamar.  In my business dealings, I have worked closely with our law enforcement agencies.  I have also been involved in […]