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Two Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

  On Monday, 3/30/2015, at approximately 5:00 PM, officers from the Lamar Police Department executed a search warrant at 224 Sage Dr. Officers have been conducting an investigation of the residence since December of 2014. During the investigation officers have received numerous tips from the community concerning the sales of illegal narcotics from the residence. […]

Wind Turbine Project Approved

The five members of the Prowers County Planning Commission, following a March 31st public hearing on a proposed addition to a wind turbine project, voted in favor of approving a special use permit allowing for construction to begin within a year. Pacific Wind Development, LLC, a subsidiary of Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, has plans to construct […]

Time as a Hostage, Margaret Loewen, MD

  Dr. Margaret Loewen’s early days as a young pre-teen could easily be made into an adventure novel or movie, based on an event in her life as a child of academics, teaching in the Belgian Congo in the early 1960s. The Prowers Medical Center based doctor recounted her 111 days spent as a hostage […]

Vazquez, Sneller and Robbins Voted to PCDI Board

Holly resident, Kenia Vazquez and Lamar resident, Ryan Sneller were voted to the Prowers County Development Incorporated board of directors during the annual meeting, Friday, March 27.  They will be first-time members.  Rick Robbins, currently PCDI President, was re-elected with the others, from a field of five nominees.  Vazquez and Sneller are replacing Lawrence Brase […]

Granada Trustees Search for Replacement on Board

  Shannon Venturi, Granada Trustee, recently submitted her resignation to the Granada Trustees Board, leaving one vacancy for the unexpired term.  Venturi took a seat on the board last April, 2014.  At this point, there are no nominations and the Trustees will contact potential appointees before an at-large announcement is made for a replacement.  The […]

Root Retiring from County Land Use Office

Mary Root is retiring as the Prowers County Land Use Manager, effective May 29 of this year.  Root submitted her resignation notice to the Prowers County Commissioners during their March 24 meeting.  Root, Keith Siemsen from County Environmental Health and Tammi Clark, County Public Health Director, discussed a possible restructuring of the two departments in […]

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