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Buxton-Andrade Announces Candidacy for Re-election

  January 4, 2016 Dear Prowers County: I am proud to announce my candidacy for re-election of Prowers County District 3 Commissioner. The past three years have been full of rewards and challenges. Prowers County has started to move in a very positive direction and there are a lot of great things on the horizon.  […]

Project HOPE Chili Dinner Set for Friday’s Whistle Game

Volunteers and members of Project HOPE made final plans for their annual chili dinner fund-raiser this year. The event will be held on the east end of Savage Stadium from 5pm to 6:30pm this Friday, October 23 for the classic Whistle Game match-up between rivals Lamar and La Junta.  This will be the first time […]

Lamar Officials Briefed on Reliever Route Updates

The long anticipated Reliever Route or Lamar By-pass is still in the planning and financing stages, but some alternatives for three key points of the 9.7 mile, two lane road around Lamar were discussed by CDOT and AECOM engineering officials this past Wednesday, September 30th. City of Lamar, Prowers County officials and local and regional […]

County Building Projects Discussed

“The new courthouse boiler has been installed but it hasn’t been filled with a chemical mix. We’re going to wait until the fall to do that and give it a test run,” stated Kirk Powers, Building Operations Supervisor to the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 21. Powers was providing an update on some current […]

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 […]

SDS Hosting April 2 Open House

SDS, Southeastern Developmental Services Awareness Day will be observed in Prowers County on Monday, April 2 and an honorary proclamation was approved by the Prowers County Commissioners during a visit by Kim Engsberg, SDS Executive Director.  “We’re scheduling our open house for that day, from11am until 1pm, and the public is invited to attend the […]

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 […]

LCC President Sees Benefits in Obama Idea of Free Tuition

One much-discussed proposal from President Obama during his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20, involves raising taxes on richer Americans to reach $320B over ten years.  John Marrin, President of Lamar Community College believes the end result, free tuition for two years for community colleges, would benefit LCC and students alike. Marrin […]

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 […]

Hotline Center Officially Dedicated in Prowers County

The statewide toll-free hotline for reporting suspected child abuse and neglect was officially dedicated at the Prowers County Annex Tuesday, December 16.  The Hotline County Connection Center will employ 12 persons to direct the calls to proper authorities throughout Colorado.  The Lamar call center will serve the entire state and the hotline is a component […]

Child Hot Line Center is in Limited Operation

Phone operators for the H3C Child Hot Line in Lamar have been running tests on the phone systems recently installed at the Prowers County Annex. Although the emergency/information call numbers have not yet been publicly released, the system will be operational as of Monday, December 15. H3C manager, Ron Trowbridge, told the Prowers County Commissioners […]

Buxton-Andrade Selected as Colorado County Commissioner of the Year

Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton-Andrade, has received a singular honor from her peers during the recent Colorado Counties Incorporated Winter Conference.  Buxton-Andrade was presented with the CCI Commissioner of the Year Award from her 275 counterparts, representing their counties throughout Colorado. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions to CCI made by a commissioner throughout the […]

Commissioners Approve Child Welfare Hotline After New Contract Negotiation

Prowers County will be the host site for a proposed child abuse hotline after all. Last week the commissioners had voted two to one, not to accept a contract with the State of Colorado to develop a Child Welfare Hotline in Prowers County.   Today’s vote, held Thursday, September 25 at the Granada School, was […]

County Votes Down Child Welfare Hotline Contract, City Considers Opting In

For lack of a second on a motion to approve a contract with the State of Colorado, the idea of developing the Child Welfare Hotline Help Desk project was defeated during a special Prowers County Board of Commissioners meeting, Friday, September 19. Earlier this summer, the commissioners submitted an RFP, request for proposal, to the state […]

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, […]

Lodging Panel Approves Spring/Summer Rodeo Funding

      The Prowers County Lodging Panel approved contract fees for stock for two rodeos coming to the county this spring and summer.  Cade Spitz outlined some aspects of the Colorado Jr. Rodeo Association event set for August 14 – 17th at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  “These will be the year end finals for […]

Granada Trustees Discuss Property Clean-up, Landfill Issues

  The Granada Board of Trustees hosted Lance Benninghoff, newly hired executive director for PCDI, during their regular monthly meeting, Wednesday, October 9, as well as Prowers County Commissioners Wendy Buxton Andrade and Joe Marble.  Benninghoff said he wanted to introduce himself to the Board, as part of his developing outreach program for the communities […]

Senator Bennet Discusses Farm Bill, Drought and Education

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet fielded questions focusing on the bipartisan immigration and farm bills, as well as how our national school system is not performing up to expectations.  The senator was concluding a three day visit to eastern Colorado constituents this past Wednesday, August 28.  Bennet and former Colorado Governor Roy Romer made an early […]

Cong. Gardner Visits Local Wheat Fields, Discusses Farm Bill

This past Friday , May 31, marked the third wheat field tour conducted by U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner since his election to represent the 4th District in Colorado, basically the eastern portion of the state, border to border with Nebraska and New Mexico.  “I’ve covered the northeast corner in the first year, mid north in […]

We Can’t Continue with These Electric Rates

  Arkansas River Power Authority directors heard from three business owner/operators and a Prowers County Commissioner on how electric rates tied to the Lamar Repowering Project will stifle business growth.  The director’s monthly meeting was held in Springfield this past Thursday, May 30.  The meetings rotate among six ARPA community members.  Jim Miller, owner of […]