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PCDI to Host Business Seminars, Discusses Colorado Space Business Roundtable

The Prowers County Development Incorporated Board of Directors held their monthly meeting this past Tuesday, July28, with new member Cindy Otto attending her first meeting. She was appointed to replace Deb Choat for her unfinished term. Otto, like Choat, is a Granada resident. Interim Executive Director, George Gotto recapped his most recent activities including a […]

Water Main Break Closes SOS Center on East Olive Street

Due to a water main break on Olive Street in Lamar, resulting in the lack of water in the building, the Lamar Community Resource & Senior Center and SAGE Nutrition are closed today, July 30, 2015. The Prowers Area Transit Services (PATS) continue at this time, however, PATS may need to close early today. Any […]

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 […]

Higher Confidence Rating for Hotline Connection Center

The number of referral calls received by the County Connection Center has been steadily increasing since its inception at the start of the year. Located in the Prowers County Annex, employees refer calls regarding child welfare in the state to appropriate counties for follow-up action. Local director, Ron Trowbridge and Jack Hilbert, Child Welfare Hotline […]

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 […]

LUB Reviews 2016 Draft Budget for Lamar Repowering Project

  “This is a bare bones budget,” according to Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light Plant Superintendent. He remarked that overall; it’s 27% lower than last year’s submission sent to ARPA for approval under their Joint Operating Agreement. ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, needs to have the budget submitted to them by August 1. 2016 revenues are […]

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