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Prowers County Sets 2016 Budget

    The entire Prowers County budget, approved by the Commissioners during their December 8th meeting, is set at $22,144,145 with no change to the mill levy which remains at 27.17 mills.  The total taxable Assessed Valuation for the County increased from $121,644,714 in 2015 to $126,559,805. General Fund expenditures for the new year are […]

LCC Booster Club Offers Extra for Pack the Gym Night

Twenty-four students, boys and girls,  from six area high schools, will compete in shooting skills for free throws and three-pointers during the LCC boys and girls half time during the Antelopes, ‘Pack the Gym’ night at the Wellness Center on January 13. Teams from Walsh, Wiley, Holly, Granada, Lamar and McClave will compete for points […]

Prowers County Municipal Election Summary

  Several communities in Prowers County held elections for town board positions this past Tuesday, April 1.    Four candidates were running for three seats on the Wiley Town Council.  Julie Esgar received 81 votes, Chuck Miller and Jack Martin each had 79 and all three will serve four year terms on the board.  Leigh Ann […]

Holly Wildcat Weekly Basketball Update, February 12, 2014

One of Holly’s basketball teams extended its winning streak with two victories last week, while the other snapped a short skid, but could not make it two straight in the win column. The Wildcats earned wins over Wiley and Eads, pushing their streak to six straight, but the Lady Wildcats fell to #2 Eads one […]

Wiley Weekly Basketball Recap, Feb. 12, 2014

In a week of highs and lows, the basketball squads from Wiley squared off with Holly and Genoa-Hugo. The girls went 0-2 against tough competition, while the boys had a shot at a sweep, but finished 1-1. The Lady Panthers played a solid first quarter in their 61-42 loss to at Holly on Friday, Feb. […]

Lady Trojans Snap Four-Game Skid

The Las Animas Lady Trojans had lost four straight games heading into last Friday’s home contest against John Mall. That skid came to a close with a 62-33 victory over the Lady Panthers. However, the Lady Trojans were unable to build off that win, as they were defeated by Rye, 62-31, the next night. In […]

Defense Keys Wiley Victory Over Eads

Wiley head coach Randy Wilson credited his defense for leading the way to a 50-35 victory over Eads last Thursday. His Panthers held the Eagles to just 14 points in the first half, and limited the opposition to 27% shooting from the floor. The Panthers led the Eagles 22-14 at the intermission, outscoring their guests […]

Holly Ladies Split Series With Springfield

It was a marquee match-up on paper and the game lived up to the billing when Holly’s Lady Wildcats visited Springfield last Friday night. Both teams were right on the cusp of making the top ten in their respective classes, and the earlier meeting between the two went down to the wire. Holly won that […]

Scoreless First Half Leads to Big Loss for Wiley Ladies

In mismatches, a scoreless quarter can be common. But, for a team to be goose-egged in an entire half, now that’s a little more rare. However, that event took place last Thursday when Wiley took on #2 Eads in girls action. A blow-out victory was all but expected for Eads, as the Lady Eagles took […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Report, December 2013

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office responded to 208 calls in December, 2013.  The numbers may have been down a bit due to the holiday schedule as Lamar had 116 calls with 50 jail related and 8 for warrant arrests; the County had 62 calls with eleven for traffic accidents and four for civil disputes; […]

LPD Makes Local Counterfeit Currency Arrest

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014, the Lamar Police Department received calls concerning counterfeit currency being passed at local businesses in Lamar.  Officers were able to identify a suspect from witnesses information and video surveillance as Billi Jo Rider, W/F age 35, of Wiley.  Officers made application for and were granted a search warrant to search […]

New Signage for Prowers County, Commodity Distributions Going Monthly in 2014

Pat Palmer and Brad Semmens, board members of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel, met with the County Commissioners for permission to mount an LED sign owned by Semmens on the courthouse lawn.  The sign would be used to promote various, non-commercial activities in the county through the year.  “Ever since PCDI moved its headquarters […]

Colorado’s Premiere Small School Basketball Tournament Marks 50 Years

The holidays bring letters to Santa Claus, last minute shopping, and lots of basketball in Southeast Colorado.  In 2013, the Lamar Holiday Basketball Tournament will tip off for the 50th time.  The tournament features eight schools, either 1A or 2A classification, with both a boys’ and girls’ bracket.  Beginning December 19th, the Lamar Community Building […]

Prowers County Sheriff Report, November 2013

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Department responded to 251 service calls this past November, 2013.  The City of Lamar had 127 calls, followed by the County with 85; Holly had 29 calls and Wiley had five.  Lamar posted 44 jail related calls and 13 for warrant arrests, as well as 32 calls for serving papers and […]

Wiley Clinic Grand Re-Opening Sept 9th

Wiley, CO  High Plains Community Health Center will celebrate the re-opening of the Wiley Clinic with a Community Open House on September 9th, 4 – 6 pm. Long-time area physician, Dr. John Abbott and his team will be available to offer healthy snacks, talk to you about our services, and greet patients and interested community […]

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 […]

Earth Day Coloring Contest Winner Selected

Earth Day is a nationwide celebration held on April 22nd that promotes “environmental goodwill” throughout communities and emphasizes the importance of protecting our environment and natural resources. The Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) Earth Team is a volunteer program that uses volunteer time, talent and energy to help accomplish the NRCS mission of helping people […]

LUB/ARPA Award Student Scholarships

The February 2013 financial report for Lamar Light and Power was presented to utility board members during their meeting, Tuesday, May 14.    Total operating revenue for February is $992,696 with operating costs of $800,987 for a gross operating profit of $191,710.  The net income for the month was $58,968.    Year to date operating revenues for […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Robles Grille

The Honkers of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce stopped by to visit the Rafael Robles at his new restaurant in Wiley, Robles Grille. Rafael has put together a great menu offering a full line of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Robles Grille is proud to be offering Sirloin, New York Strip, Ribeye and Chicken Fried […]

GoCo Reps Host Community Luncheon, Board Meeting for Prowers County

Members of the State Board of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund wrapped up a busy two day visit to Lamar and Prowers County this past Tuesday, April 16.  GoCo uses proceeds from the state lottery to provide funding for recreational outlets in Colorado and since 1994 has contributed $8.1 million for projects in Prowers, […]