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49 States Hit by Flu this Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Recent headlines have brought to the country’s awareness the seriousness of influenza. Forty nine states are reporting widespread influenza with Influenza A (H3N2) viruses as the most common associated with illness. Those affected most by influenza are people over 65 years of age and children. The most recent statistics for Colorado […]

Nieschburg Details Goals of Big Timbers Community Alliance for Commissioners

    Emily Nieschburg, Executive Director of Big Timbers Community Alliance, told the Prowers County Commissioners that based on several community surveys and statewide health reports, the Alliance wants to focus on four specific goals for health improvement for local residents. “We found there are common themes of interest in our communities,” she explained during […]

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

  Earth-moving equipment is beginning to lay the foundation for the planned 9/11 Memorial at the Big Timbers Museum site. 9/11 Tribute organizer, Doug Harbour brought the Prowers Commissioners up to date on the next steps for the construction plans. “We’re expecting some road base to arrive to top off what’s already been spread around […]

CSU Extension Offers Free Workshop for Installing Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

        Are you thinking of installing a center pivot irrigation system but have several questions? How much is it going to cost? Can I use my ditch or canal water, or is it better to install a well? What about putting a center pivot on my least productive land — will I […]

Made for the Shade

    A new shade pavilion at North Gateway Park has been installed, funded from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ‘Fishing for Fun’ program. “The pavilion was installed January 4th and 5th,” said Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, adding, “It measures 20 by 44 feet and was erected just south of the rest […]

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

    Patrick Davis, Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator for Public Engagement of the Environmental Protection Agency, met Tuesday with representatives from various towns in southeast Colorado as well as the Prowers County Commissioners. The meeting was called to offer some insights to the on-going problems associated with the attempts of small rural communities […]

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      A graveside celebration of life memorial service for Hasty resident formerly of Wiley, JoAnn Burke will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday January 23, 2018 at the Wiley Cemetery in Wiley, CO with Pastor Travis Walker of the Wiley United Methodist Church officiating. Per Joann’s request cremation has taken place and there will be […]

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    Lila Maupin…August 20, 1923 – January 16, 2018

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    Larry E. Beckett…September 10, 1942 – January 14, 2018

      A private memorial service for longtime Wiley resident, Larry E. Beckett will be held at a later date. Per Larry’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no public visitation. Larry E. Beckett was born on September 10, 1942 in Kiowa County, Kansas to Ray J. Beckett and Glenna Cromer-Beckett and departed […]

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  • New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

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