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Commissioners Discuss Options for $3 Million Windfall Settlement

Commissioners Discuss Options for $3 Million Windfall Settlement

  Based on a $3,000,000 sales tax settlement, the source of which is protected by a court mandated gag order, the Prowers County Commissioners discussed an application for a temporary reduction in the county mill levy for 2015.  They have until December 10 of this year to act before certifying the current mill levy proposal.  […]

PATS Prepares for New Year’s Riders

PATS Prepares for New Year’s Riders

Prowers Area Transit will provide rides for New Year’s Eve partiers from 7pm to 2am on December 31st this year.  Although the rides are free of charge, any donations will be welcome to defray expenses for the bus and drivers.  If you’re partying with a large group that evening, it’s advisable to make reservations at […]

Willhite Resigns as Holly Town Administrator

Willhite Resigns as Holly Town Administrator

  Editor’s Note: Holly Mayor Brad Simon said the Board of Trustees held an executive session earlier this week regarding the Administrator’s resignation.  “We discussed her absence and what direction we’d take to find a replacement,” he said, adding, “There had been a little talk with her about stepping down at some point, and I […]

Holly Commercial Club Elects New President, Donates to Ambulance Service

Holly Commercial Club Elects New President, Donates to Ambulance Service

  The Holly Commercial Club met in regular session the first Wednesday of the month at the Holly Methodist Church. As the executive committee had no volunteers to serve as officers in 2015, the floor ws opened for nominations with Ralph Plummer stating that he is stepping down as president after having served for seven […]

Kim Verhoeff Appointed Lamar Municipal Court Judge

Kim Verhoeff Appointed Lamar Municipal Court Judge

  Attorney Kim Verhoeff was the lone applicant to show interest in replacing Larry Stutler as the Municipal Court Judge for the City of Lamar. Stutler has tendered his resignation from the office effective December 31, 2014.  He has been the Municipal Court Judge since 2008 and following the November General Election, was set for […]

Dust In and Warmth Out

Dust In and Warmth Out

  By now, the view of dust clouds moving into our area from over the plains is a familiar sight. This past Monday, November 10,  was especially significant as it also marked the end of the warm temperatures southeast Colorado has enjoyed for a period through the fall. The term Polar Vortex was not as […]

National Weather Service Drought Update

National Weather Service Drought Update

October 2014 was a very warm and mainly dry month across southeast Colorado, except for portions of the eastern mountains and plains which saw above normal to well above normal precipitation for the month as a whole, due to the remnants of Hurricane Simon moving across eastern Colorado on October 9 and 10. The US […]

Gov. Hickelooper Proclaims November as "Hire a Veteran Month"

Gov. Hickelooper Proclaims November as “Hire a Veteran Month”

  (DENVER)  Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring November as “Hire A Veteran Month” and during the next four weeks, the Department of Labor and Employment will be spotlighting the full spectrum of services the agency makes available to veterans. Workshops and special hiring events will take place statewide (for a full list, […]

Holly Trustees Approve 2015 Budget

Holly Trustees Approve 2015 Budget

The Holly Trustees approved the 2015 budget following a hearing that preceded the regular monthly meeting this past Wednesday, November 5. Total General Fund expenditures for 2015 are projected at $354,442, only slightly below the current year estimate of $355,216 Revenue for 2015 from other than property taxes is $283,653. The mill levy is expected […]

Zordel is New Prowers County Sheriff

Zordel is New Prowers County Sheriff

The mid-term elections for 2014 are over. While some states across the country are still compiling ballots, in southeast Colorado, the unofficial results are in. The position of Prowers County Sheriff was the only election contest and Republican Sam Zordel defeated the unaffiliated challenger, Ron Manly 2,235 to 1,640 votes. Both men are employees of […]

Lamar Area Hospice Receives $7,000 from Beer and Brats for Boobies Group

Lamar Area Hospice Receives $7,000 from Beer and Brats for Boobies Group

  The one year old hospice/palliative care program at Lamar Area Hospice received a $7,000 donation this past Monday, November 3. The gift was presented to Deb Pelley, Executive Director of the local hospice organization by members of the BBB, Beer-Brats & Boobies Committee.  The funds were raised through sponsor contributions as well as entry […]

Information Media Release from the Prowers County Clerk’s Office

Information Media Release from the Prowers County Clerk’s Office

The County Clerk & Recorder’s Office will be closed on Tuesday, November 4th for any Motor Vehicle Transactions and will only be open for Election business. We would like to remind everyone that all ballots must be delivered to the Clerk’s Office by November 4th, 7:00 p.m., in order to be counted. Post mark dates […]

Toys for Tots, Gearing Up for the Holiday

Toys for Tots, Gearing Up for the Holiday

It’s that time of the year again. Toys for Tots and Food for Families is looking for toys for ages newborn to 16 years of age.  Although the mission remains the same, this year, the operations base has been moved from the Prowers County Annex to the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th […]

PCDI Plans Business Seminars

PCDI Plans Business Seminars

Several topics for future business seminar have been suggested by Prowers County Development Incorporated board members. Executive Director Lance Benninghoff and board president, Rick Robbins presented an overview for the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, October 27, highlighting a November 13 seminar for OSHA certification for forklift operators. The discussion among PCDI board […]

Share the Spirit Shoes Distributed

Share the Spirit Shoes Distributed

  This past Friday, October 24th, was like an early Christmas for a lot of area school kids.  They received a free pair of new shoes of their choice, paid for by the proceeds raised by the Share the Spirit fundraiser held earlier this month at Amache Farms. Close to $28,000 was raised from the […]

Lamar Lions Generate Care Packages for Ft Lyon Residents

Lamar Lions Generate Care Packages for Ft Lyon Residents

  Several weeks ago, Lamar Lions, Dick Ramsay and Ken Callison put out a call for donations of everyday apparel for adults, simple furnishings such as lamps and rugs and cosmetic and hygiene items for the men and women residents at the Ft. Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas. The response has been tremendous. […]

Election News Update for Prowers County

Election News Update for Prowers County

  ELECTION NEWS: Ballots have now been sent out to all active registered voters. If you have not received your ballot or you are not sure about your voter registration information, contact our office at 719-336-8011.  You can also check your voter registration information online at: www.govotecolorado.com. If you have moved and didn’t update your […]

Halloween, Trick - Trunk or Treat Events (updated events)

Halloween, Trick – Trunk or Treat Events (updated events)

    Here’s a rundown of some of the Halloween events that have been scheduled around Prowers County this year. (UPDATED INFO): The annual Partners for Progress Fundraiser Haunted House at 210 West Elm Street will open its creaky doors to  general admission October 24-25 and 30-31 at 7pm for $5 admission.  Small Fry Haunted […]

Lodging Panel Funds Snow Goose Festival

Lodging Panel Funds Snow Goose Festival

    The 13th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival received a $9,000 donation from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel, about $1,000 less than they had requested, during the Panel’s monthly meeting this past Tuesday, October 21.  The Festival was the only item on the donation agenda. Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Director, told […]

Linked in Pink Activities Round Out October

Linked in Pink Activities Round Out October

Local medical providers are sponsoring several information seminars and outdoor events to highlight the annual Linked in Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns held in local settings across the country. Women and their families are invited to the LCC Wellness Center, Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 1pm, for a ‘Git Fit and Relax’ event. A […]