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PEP Conducts Annual Business Survey

PEP Conducts Annual Business Survey

  Prowers Economic Prosperity is issuing a ten question survey for county business owners, pertaining to future expectations and current performance for 2018, according to PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt. “We’ve only received a few replies at this early date, but we will compile the information to help determine how to better focus our efforts […]

USDA - US Forest Service Recognizes Campo Grazing Assoc - National Rangeland Partner of the Year

USDA – US Forest Service Recognizes Campo Grazing Assoc – National Rangeland Partner of the Year

    PUEBLO, Colo., Dec. 19, 2018 – The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) recently presented the Chief’s Award for Excellence in Rangeland Management for External Partners to the Campo Grazing Association (Association) in Baca County, Colorado. The Association has over 40 years of history as a vital partner with the Comanche National Grassland (Grassland), to […]

Emma Loraine (May) Briggs…June 3, 1928 – December 9, 2018

Emma Loraine (May) Briggs…June 3, 1928 – December 9, 2018

Emma passed peacefully from this life into a better one on December 9, 2018, in Eads, Colorado with her daughter by her side.  She was 90 years old. The oldest of three children, Emma was born June 3, 1928, on a farm near Lamar, Colorado to Adam and Mary May. She attended grade school in […]

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site Closed during Partial Government Shutdown

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site Closed during Partial Government Shutdown

  La Junta, CO – Due to the lapse of appropriations and the subsequent partial shutdown of the federal government, Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site is closed for the safety of visitors and park resources. Many other national park sites across the country will remain as accessible as possible while still following all applicable […]

COLORADO’S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DIVISION READY TO ASSIST FEDERAL WORKERS IMPACTED BY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

COLORADO’S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DIVISION READY TO ASSIST FEDERAL WORKERS IMPACTED BY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Approximately 53,200 federal workers may be eligible for jobless benefits (DENVER) – Today civilian federal workers in Colorado received word that they will be furloughed as a result of a shutdown of the federal government and many of them will likely be eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits while they are out of […]

Jerry K. Park…May 15, 1939 – December 20, 2018

Jerry K. Park…May 15, 1939 – December 20, 2018

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Bristol, Colorado resident, Jerry K. Park will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Life Center Four Square Church with Pastor Manual Tamez officiating. Private family inurnment of ashes will be held at a later date. Per Jerry’s request cremation has […]

Lance J. Vanderpoel…January 10, 1943 – December 16, 2018

Lance J. Vanderpoel…January 10, 1943 – December 16, 2018

  Services for longtime Lamar resident, Lance J. Vanderpoel, will be held at a later date. Per Lance’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. Lance J. Vanderpoel was born on January 10, 1943 in Milwaukee, WI to John Cornelius Vanderpoel and Ruth Roberts-Vanderpoel and departed this life on December 16, […]

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing  Hemp

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing Hemp

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution during their final meeting of the year, December 20th, clarifying and amending the zoning regulations and adding new provisions regarding industrial hemp production and processing.  The commissioners stated the action was taken to clear up any potential misunderstanding between the moratorium the county imposed years ago […]

Colorado Employment Situation - November 2018

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from October to November for a total of 2,749,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 700 and government increased 1,100. October estimates were revised up to 2,748,000, and the over the month change from September to October was an […]

Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

      Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will be closed to the public on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of those public holidays. The fort will be open regular winter hours of 9 am to 4 pm daily during the rest of the holiday season. Through the […]

Terry S. Loveland…June 11, 1962 – December 19, 2018

Terry S. Loveland…June 11, 1962 – December 19, 2018

    A celebration of life memorial service for lifelong Lamar resident, Terry S. Loveland will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ian Blacker of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at the McClave Cemetery. Per Terry’s request cremation will take place and there […]

Lodging Panel Reviewing Funding Policies for 2019

Lodging Panel Reviewing Funding Policies for 2019

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel set Wednesday, January 9th of next year as a work session to review some of their general policies for funding future events in the county as well as to determine the best way to attract events that will increase overnight visitors to Prowers County. The Lodging Tax […]

Elks Hosting Annual Toy Show

Elks Hosting Annual Toy Show

      Prowers County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the Lamar Elks Toy Show, to be held Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at the Lamar Elks Lodge 28157 Hwy 287 South, Lamar CO 81052. The show will start at 9 am and run until 3 pm mountain time.  Toys of all shapes and sizes, new in […]

Leo Amaya…January 12, 1930 – December 8, 2018

Leo Amaya…January 12, 1930 – December 8, 2018

    A remembrance service for longtime Lamar resident, Leo Amaya will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at the Life Center Foursquare Church with Pastor Manuel Tamaz officiating. Per Leo’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Leo was born on January 12, 1930 in Santa Cruz, […]

Henry T. Dowen, Jr….July 25, 1941 – December 16, 2018

Henry T. Dowen, Jr….July 25, 1941 – December 16, 2018

    A graveside funeral service for former Lamar resident, currently of Kimberling City, MO, Henry T. Dowen, Jr. will be held at 12:00 PM Noon on Friday December 21, 2018 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Pastor Travis Walker of the Wiley/McClave United Methodist Church will officiate the service. Visitation for Henry will be […]