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Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley (Note Recent Corrections)

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley (Note Recent Corrections)

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers recently paid a visit to two businesses in Wiley. Little House Mercantile LLC, at 602 Main Street Wiley, CO is just a 15 minute drive from Lamar. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. For any other time call the proprietor Carol Owen at 719-688-1392. Little House […]

Chief Warn Provides Updates on County Fire Department

Chief Warn Provides Updates on County Fire Department

Stafffon Warn, Rural Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Manager for Prowers County provided a scheduled update on the department for the Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, July 7.  The County and City had a combined burn exercise, torching several trailer houses recently, with the County Fire Department supplying water for the on-site exercise.  “We […]

PMC Board Ends Dr. Portner’s Hospital Privileges, Closing Las Animas Clinic July 31

PMC Board Ends Dr. Portner’s Hospital Privileges, Closing Las Animas Clinic July 31

Following a brief executive session which began the PMC board of director’s meeting, Wednesday, June 24, the board voted unanimously to not renew hospital privileges for Dr. Barry Portner, effective immediately.  Dr. Portner, in a brief phone conversation with the Prowers Journal on Thursday, said this has been the result of a three year legal battle with […]

Wiley Hay Days Royalty for 2015 is Elsie Moulder

Wiley Hay Days Royalty for 2015 is Elsie Moulder

Elsie was born on the family farm 1 1/2 miles north of Wiley in April of 1932. Her parents were Charlie and Mildred Oswald. After the death of her father the family moved to Wiley, 511 Welton. She still resides at that address. In May of 1949 she was united in marriage to D.C. Moulder. […]

Schaefer Selected as Interim Lamar Librarian

Schaefer Selected as Interim Lamar Librarian

  Todd Schaefer, a substitute teacher for Wiley middle and junior high school and a board member of the Lamar Library, has been appointed as a replacement for Debbie Reynolds, the former librarian.  Schaefer has been a board member for just over a year and has lived in Prowers County with his young family for […]

New Time for Wiley Hay Days Parade

New Time for Wiley Hay Days Parade

  The Wiley Hay Days Parade will begin at 10am this year, on Saturday, June 20.  The parade line up will begin at 9:30am on Ward Street and there are no entry forms or fee required to take part in the annual event along Main Street. The schedule of events begins on Friday, June 19 […]

Great Turnout for the Two Shot

Great Turnout for the Two Shot

The top three teams were honored Friday, December 5, at the Cow Palace Inn, at the conclusion of this year’s Southeast Colorado Celebrity Two Shot Goose Hunt.  The dinner event and awards presentation was hosted by Bob and Rose Ann Yates, co-administrators of this year’s 48th annual event. Rose Ann Yates said earlier that, “We […]

Commissioners Discuss Various Health Issues

Commissioners Discuss Various Health Issues

    Joined by members of Janea Aguilera’s family, the Prowers County Commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing the first week in November as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week in Prowers County. Janea Aguilera passed away in April earlier this year, a young teenage girl who had battled several forms of cancer for several years.  Her struggle […]

Prowers County Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

Prowers County Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

    Lamar, CO-Prowers County Public Health & Environment would like to announce their annual flu shot clinics. Vaccine is plentiful and there are no anticipated shortages this year. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has received their vaccine and has vaccine available for both children and adults. The charge for the flu vaccination is […]

Donation and Flyover Highlight Wiley’s Friday Night

Donation and Flyover Highlight Wiley’s Friday Night

If the Wiley football team had defeated Haxton this past Friday, it would have resulted in a perfect hat trick of sorts. Beginning the evening, seven YAK aircraft, in a prelude to Saturday’s Fly In Air Show at the Lamar Municipal Airport, made a pass over the football field just a few moments after sunset, […]

Granada/Bristol & Wiley, Hot Fun in the Sun

Granada/Bristol & Wiley, Hot Fun in the Sun

  Temperatures climbed into the mid 90s this past Friday and Saturday for the annual Granada/Bristol and Wiley Hay Days.  Granada/Bristol residents lined their streets at 10am on Saturday for the parade which highlighted the 23rd annual festival.  The frog & turtle race, Argie’s Famous Flyover and horseshoe tournament rounded out the activities, as well […]

Nancy Perez, 2014 Wiley Hay Days Queen

Nancy Perez, 2014 Wiley Hay Days Queen

  Enedina Aquilera-Perez, better known as “Nancy” is this year’s Wiley Hay Days Queen.  Born May 14, 1933, Nancy attended Wiley Schools through the 9th grade before working at the Wiley Café.  She married her late husband, Benjamin Perez in 1953.  He was employed at National Alfalfa Milling and Ark Valley Alfalfa Milling before passing […]

Outdoor Warning Siren Test this Thursday, June 12

Outdoor Warning Siren Test this Thursday, June 12

Prowers County Office of Emergency Management – Media  Release Prowers County Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Lamar Fire Department and Wiley Fire Department will be conducting a unified test of the outdoor warning sirens on Thursday June 12th from 10:00am thru 12:00 noon.  This will include the 7 sirens in the City of […]

Results of Limited Contests for Local Elections

Results of Limited Contests for Local Elections

  Only several issues were before Prowers County voters for the November 5 General Election held yesterday. This marked the first all mail-in balloting which will become the norm for the state in the future. Prowers County had 6,914 registered voters for this year’s Coordinated Election. Most of the decisions centered on school board members […]

County Using Grant Funds to Buy Freezers for Commmodities

County Using Grant Funds to Buy Freezers for Commmodities

Holly, Wiley and Granada are receiving three freezers, courtesy of Prowers County.  The three freezers, totaling $1,769, are being purchased with a Community Service Block Grant through the state Department of Local Affairs.  Darren Glover, Community Resource Service Director, explained that the freezers will be used to store the free commodities from the federal government […]

Granada and Wiley Hold Summer Celebrations

Granada and Wiley Hold Summer Celebrations

Residents in Prowers County enjoyed a weekend of fun in the sun for two annual events, Bristol/Granada Day festivities and the 37th observance of Wiley Hay Days.  Although each community offered some Friday events, the majority of the festivities occurred on Saturday. Granada’s parade has been held at 10am the past few years while Wiley’s […]

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 […]

Commissioners Act on Several Requests

Commissioners Act on Several Requests

The Prowers County Commissioners had a full and varied agenda for their Tuesday meeting on March 12.  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Elks Lodge for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Wine Tasting event on March 22.  The Vaqueros Saddle Club received approval for renting the fairgrounds for six events through […]