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Garage Fire Quickly Contained by Prowers County Rural Fire Dept

Garage Fire Quickly Contained by Prowers County Rural Fire Dept

  The Prowers County Rural Fire Department extinguished a structure fire at the Meadows at 8088 CR MM.3 this past Sunday, August 2, 2015. The call was received at 10:30 in the morning and the Prowers County Sheriff’s office  also responded. A detached garage, measuring 30’ x 25’ was on fire and the flames were in […]

Tornado Warning, Hail for Bent/Prowers County Borders

Tornado Warning, Hail for Bent/Prowers County Borders

A tornado warning was posted by the National Weather Service for portions of eastern Bent and Western Prowers County Thursday evening, June 5.  Hail, about two inches in diameter, was reported around the Hasty/McClave area of southeastern Colorado, accompanied by a brief and isolated rainfall.  No injuries or severe damage of note was reported by […]

County Discusses Emergency Trailer Responsibilities, Sells Antique Wagons

County Discusses Emergency Trailer Responsibilities, Sells Antique Wagons

      How to best share an emergency operations trailer among county responders was the topic of discussion for Prowers County Commissioners Thursday, September 12, with Staffon Warn, Emergency Operations Manager for the County and Prowers County Sheriff Jim Faull.  The trailer is owned by the county, but was recently donated to The City of […]

Clark Hired as County Deputy Director of Health & Environment

Clark Hired as County Deputy Director of Health & Environment

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved the hiring of R.N. Tammi Clark as the Deputy Director for the County’s Health and Environment Department.  Clark will begin her duties on Monday, July 15.  She has been a Prowers County resident for almost 30 years and has been in the medical field for almost 20 years, […]

Swift Response Contains Arkansas River Bottom Fire

Swift Response Contains Arkansas River Bottom Fire

Arkansas River Bottom Fire June 14th, 2013- Fire Report Prowers County Rural Fire Department was called to a fire on the Arkansas River bottom Friday evening June 14th, the fire was fueled by high winds and the extremely dry vegetation.  The department responded with 15 firefighters and 7 apparatus.  Mutual aid was immediately called for […]

County Fire Ban to be Re-instituted this Month

County Fire Ban to be Re-instituted this Month

The Prowers County Commissioners held their Tuesday, June 11 meeting at the Wiley Community Center this week and from there, attended an afternoon meeting in Las Animas focusing on future choices that will be made for the state’s prisons in southeast Colorado.  A declining prisoner population may force some closures or alteration of prison operations […]

Sand & Sage Entertainment Ready for August

Sand & Sage Entertainment Ready for August

The music line up for the Sand and Sage Fair was finalized with the contract signing by the Prowers County Commissioners this past Thursday, May 9.  Country music headliner Josh Gracin will perform this August at the fairgrounds.  Gracin gained national prominence with his 4th place finish during the second season of American Idol, and […]

Granada Hosts Prowers County Commissioner Meeting

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 […]

County Approves LiveWell Phys Ed Contract, Hires New VA Administrator

County Approves LiveWell Phys Ed Contract, Hires New VA Administrator

The Prowers County Commissioners had a diversified agenda for their Thursday meeting, January 24.  Talara Coen, Alta Vista Charter School Administer, requested support from the county to act as a financial pass-through agent allowing the school to receive a $100,000 grant to fund playground equipment upgrades.  Coen explained that she has full approval from the […]

Volunteer Firemen Group Reorganizing City/County Association

Volunteer Firemen Group Reorganizing City/County Association

9-13-12 For immediate release: The Lamar/ Prowers County Volunteer Fire Department have begun to take steps to reorganize under the City of Lamar and Prowers County.  The volunteer fire department has been a stand alone 501c3 organization for the past 23 years.  They have provided volunteer fire service to both the City of Lamar and […]

Savage Stadium Gets Ready for New Season

Savage Stadium Gets Ready for New Season

L. E. Renner Sports Surfaces has been busy the past few days, taking advantage of the sunny skies and low winds, putting a new surface to the track at Savage Stadium in Lamar.  The entire fence surrounding the stadium and track and football fields has been lined to keep down any stray paint and minimize […]

Sirens for Wiley and Hartman Communities Installed

Sirens for Wiley and Hartman Communities Installed

  Siren warning systems are starting to go hi-tech around portions of Prowers County.  Sirens were recently installed in Wiley and Hartman which can be radio or wireless activated using a new transmitter purchased with funding from Homeland Security.  According to Prowers Rural Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the sirens can be activated using a mounted […]

New Fire/Fireworks Ordinance Being Scripted for Prowers County

New Fire/Fireworks Ordinance Being Scripted for Prowers County

“I want to be very precise with drafting a new ordinance on the books for the county,” explained John Lefferdink, Prowers County Attorney.  He told the commissioners during their regular meeting on Thursday, July 26, that the county only enforces a few, and if not worded to match your intent, can work counter to your […]

Fire Calls Running Average Count in the County

Fire Calls Running Average Count in the County

The purchase of a recently installed 100 watt VHF Radio Repeater installed in Carlton by the Prowers County Rural Fire Department has pushed Homeland Security Grant funds to the county to $54,853.  Rural Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, told the commissioners the repeater cost $37,677 can automatically activate warning sirens in any future emergency.  The figures […]

County Offered Stronger Fire Ban Ordinance

County Offered Stronger Fire Ban Ordinance

There may be some gaps to fill in the Prowers County ordinance covering fire bans and use of fireworks.  The commissioners met with County Sheriff Jim Faull and County Rural Fire Chief Staffon Warn on Thursday, July 12, to discuss recommended changes submitted by Faull.  The current county ordinance was last updated in 2006.  The […]

Out of Gas, Pilot Lands Safely on County Road FF

Out of Gas, Pilot Lands Safely on County Road FF

  The pilot of a single engine airplane thought he had enough fuel to make it to the Lamar Airport for a fill-up on Wednesday, May 30, but was about a quart low and a few miles short of his goal.  It was a safe landing and according to authorities, the pilot had intended to […]

Fewer Calls for Prowers County Rural Fire Department for 2011

Fewer Calls for Prowers County Rural Fire Department for 2011

Staffon Warns’ annual report to the Prowers County Commissioners shows 110 service calls for 2011, down slightly from 2010, according to the Rural Fire Chief.  Warn explained the fewer calls were attributable to preplanning controlled burns by rural county residents.  He added that the burn permit system allows prior notice of a burn and that […]

Updated Fire Ban Ordinance Planned for Prowers County, Alta Vista Invitation

  Sheriff Jim Faull, Fire Marshall for Prowers County; Staffon Warn, Rural Fire Chief; and Marshall Cook City of Lamar Fire Chief, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to review the current fire ban for the county and to make the current ordinance more clear for area residents.  In light of the area rains this […]

Commissioners Updated on County Rural Fire Calls

Commissioners Updated on County Rural Fire Calls

Staffon Warn, Prowers County Rural Fire Chief, provided statistics on the number and nature of calls his department had since the beginning of 2011.  Warn reported, “We have close to identical numbers of calls for last year at this time.”  He added, “You might think we were exceptionally busy so far this year.  Although April […]

Commissioners Discuss Fire Ban

Commissioners Discuss Fire Ban

Staffon Warn, Rural Fire Chief, and Jim Faull, Sheriff and Fire Marshall for Prowers County, discussed the recent fires in Bent and Baca Counties and the Prowers County fire ban enacted last month. Sheriff Faull said the Red Flag warnings posted by the National Weather Service usually serve to curtail non-permit burns in the county.  “Farmers […]