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Toys for Tots Moving Operations Site

Toys for Tots Moving Operations Site

Toys for Tots is moving their annual toy collection and distribution operation to the former Lincoln School.  Several weeks ago, Toys for Tots director, Darlene Lopez, was seeking a new location as the spare rooms at the Prowers County Annex may be earmarked as the future offices for a potential child help hot line operating […]

New Police Department for Holly??

New Police Department for Holly??

 Trustees Discuss Options  What would be the cost to the community to establish a town police department for Holly?  For the past several years, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office has been under contract to the Town of Holly for routine patrols for a forty hour week.  “I don’t think we’re getting the coverage we need,” […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Office July 2014 Report

Prowers County Sheriff’s Office July 2014 Report

There were 301 calls for service this past July to the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office with 159 from Lamar, 101 from the County, 26 from Holly and seven from Wiley and six from Granada. Lamar had 27 warrant arrests served and 48 of the calls in July were jail related.  Thirty-seven were for restraining orders […]

Holly Ministerial Food Pantry Now Open for Food Distribution on Saturdays Under New Title

Holly Ministerial Food Pantry Now Open for Food Distribution on Saturdays Under New Title

The Bridge Food Pantry (formerly The Holly Ministerial Food Pantry) has been chosen to distribute monthly food boxes from the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) for Prowers County.  The location has also been changed, now at 208 South Main Street in Holly. This program is for people 60+ years old that fall within the income […]

Holly Trustees Discuss Insurance, Utilities

Holly Trustees Discuss Insurance, Utilities

  The Holly Trustees scheduled a work session in preparation for the 2015 budget.  “As the utilities comprise the largest portion of the budget, I recommend we begin there,” said Marsha Willhite, City Administrator.  The session is set for September 15 and discussion will also focus on the costs associated with funding a town police […]

June 2014 Prowers County Sheriff’s Report

June 2014 Prowers County Sheriff’s Report

The number of calls for service dropped a bit at the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, comparing 254 for June, to 323 for May of this year.  Lamar had 124 calls, including 20 arrest warrants, 35 jail related calls and 40 restraining orders and various papers were served for June.  The department responded to 96 calls […]

PCDI Discusses Rural Business Loan Sources

PCDI Discusses Rural Business Loan Sources

  Prowers County Development Incorporated has accepted insurance bids from between eight and ten agents in Lamar and Prowers County for the East Washington Street property.  Premiums following roof repairs on one of the warehouses following a summer wind storm have increased significantly and the PCDI board is looking for the best deal.  Board member […]

Lamar Council Okays Levee Study Funding

Lamar Council Okays Levee Study Funding

The City of Lamar is following through with Willow Creek Levee improvements as required by FEMA.  Mapping the nation’s levee systems was mandated several years ago by the federal agency as a means of providing timely information for adequate insurance coverage within a community’s flood plain which would be impacted by a 100 year flood.  […]

 New LCC Dean of Academics Meets Commissioners, West Nile Found in Prowers  County

New LCC Dean of Academics Meets Commissioners, West Nile Found in Prowers County

Lamar Community College President, John Marrin, introduced Fred Hampel the college’s new Dean of Academics to the commissioners.  Hampel hailed from Kansas and had an agricultural background from having farmed and ranched in his early adult life.  He returned to college to become an economist, employed by corporations before he moved into higher education, teaching […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Report-May 2014

Prowers County Sheriff’s Report-May 2014

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office responded to 323 calls for service in May.  Lamar had 167 calls while Holly had 39 and the County posted 96 calls for the month.  Lamar had 48 legal papers or restraining orders served for May while the county had six.  The Sheriff’s Office responded to the county for Traffic […]

Colorado July Employment Situation

Colorado July Employment Situation

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July, to 2,452,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government decreased 500. Colorado has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains.   According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two tenths of […]

CSP Investigates Motorcycle Fatality near Holly

CSP Investigates Motorcycle Fatality near Holly

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that resulted in a single fatality. The crash occurred on Colorado Highway 50, approximately six miles west of Holly Colorado in Prowers County. A 2006 Harley Davidson was traveling westbound on Colorado Highway 50 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve. The Harley Davidson traveled off the […]

Discussion Stalls on Granada Police Department Financing

Discussion Stalls on Granada Police Department Financing

      Stating that the Granada Trustees had listed an incorrect state statute on their August 13 meeting agenda to conduct an executive session, Granada Police Chief David Dougherty told the board that civil action might be a result if they held that session to discuss disbanding the Granada Police Department. The statute listed […]

Commissioners Okay School Transport Funds, Discuss Ceiling Repairs at Courthouse

Commissioners Okay School Transport Funds, Discuss Ceiling Repairs at Courthouse

With a new school year nearing, the Prowers County Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for transportation services from PATS for Alta Vista Charter School.  The annual agreement spells out the costs of transporting a minimum of eleven students through the school year.  “Because we’re planning to sell two 15-passenger buses, we’re going to use […]

Construction on New VA Clinic Getting Underway

Construction on New VA Clinic Getting Underway

The new Veteran’s Administration medical clinic is expected to be open and in operation in Lamar by early to mid October.  The state VA office confirmed that construction on the former Movie Gallery on South Main Street is set to begin in August.  The announcement is welcome news to area veterans who have been without […]

ARPA Files Motion to Dismiss City of Lamar/Lamar Ratepayers Lawsuit

ARPA Files Motion to Dismiss City of Lamar/Lamar Ratepayers Lawsuit

Arkansas River Power Authority, in an August 10 news release, filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the southeast Colorado power organization regarding the Lamar Repowering Project: “Stating that the retail customers identified as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against ARPA in July are not parties to the ARPA contracts; and therefore, have no […]

"Country Pride-County Wide" Fair Highlights

“Country Pride-County Wide” Fair Highlights

People were on the move during this year’s Sand and Sage Fair and Rodeo, whether they were young kayakers, racing around on go-carts, heading for the heavens with a bungee jump or taking a bounce or two while competing in the weekend rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The local forecast cooperated with all the […]

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Reaffirmation

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Reaffirmation

The Holly Trustees, by a five to two vote, passed the resolution reaffirming its contract obligations to ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  Trustees Larry Sitts and Johnnie Lyons cast no votes during the regular monthly Trustees meeting on Wednesday, August 6.  Holly is one of six ARPA municipality members who have been requested to sign […]

Hospice Donation Clarification

Hospice Donation Clarification

  Southeast Colorado residents should not confuse the Lamar Area Hospice with a Virginia donation group known as The Hospice Support Fund.  Deb Pelley, Lamar Area Hospice Director, told The Prowers Journal, some local residents may become confused with a recent local mailing from the Virginia organization which headlines their solicitation letters with “2014 Lamar […]

PMC Birth Announcements August 5, 2015

PMC Birth Announcements August 5, 2015

Shea and Matthew Reinhardt of Wiley are the proud new parents of a baby girl. Nora Gene Reinhardt was born at 4:06am on July 31, 2014. She weighed 7 lb 13 oz and measured 20.5 inches in length. She joins her new siblings Lylah and Royce. Her grandparents are Dave & Julie Esgar of Wiley […]

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