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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 […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

Early Start for Summer Monsoon Brings Some Drought Relief to S.E. Colorado June was a warm and dry month for south central and southeast Colorado, except for some spotty but beneficial moisture to the plains.  However, with a fairly early start to the summer monsoons season, July brought much more needed precipitation to the drought […]

Lamar Lions & PCDI Joining Forces to Help Vets/Homeless

Lamar Lions & PCDI Joining Forces to Help Vets/Homeless

The Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas will observe this September, its first anniversary of serving the homeless in the state, especially veterans who are in need and are seeking rehabilitation.  Lamar Lions President Ken Callison and Dick Ramsay approached the board members of Prowers County Development Incorporated, seeking to use a vacant portion of […]

Recent Rains Add to Mosquito Season

Recent Rains Add to Mosquito Season

Equal elements of prevention and protection are needed to combat mosquito infestation.  Prevention helps keep their numbers down and protection help keeps them from biting you. Local authorities agreed that the recent heavy rains experienced in Prowers County added to the potential of having more mosquitoes in the area, especially in areas of standing water […]

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2014

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2014

  Non-farm payroll jobs increased 3,000 over the month from May to June to 2,446,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 300 and government increased 3,300. Colorado has had 32 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three tenths of a […]

Canyons & Plains Halts NHA Feasibility Study

Canyons & Plains Halts NHA Feasibility Study

Press Release As a result of public meetings held in June, Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado has decided not to proceed with the pursuit of a Feasibility Study for a National Heritage Area in Southeast Colorado. According to Rick Manzanares, Executive Director of Canyons & Plains, “While the Board of Canyons & Plains believes […]

Prowers Planning Commission Okays Dairy Farm Land Use Permit

Prowers Planning Commission Okays Dairy Farm Land Use Permit

By a three to one vote, the Prowers County Planning Commission approved the provisional special use permit application from Karl Nyquist of C & A Companies, to construct a dairy cattle operation south of Holly. A public hearing was held by the Commission at the Prowers Fairgrounds Home Ec Building Tuesday morning, July 15. Nyquist […]

Hazardous Weather Alert Until 7pm for S.E. Colorado

Hazardous Weather Alert Until 7pm for S.E. Colorado

  THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL…EAST CENTRAL…SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST COLORADO. .DAY ONE…THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT (July 14, 2014) SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA INTO THE LATE EVENING HOURS. THERE HAS BEEN A SLIGHT DECREASE IN AVAILABLE MOISTURE AND A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE STEERING WINDS IN […]

PMC Birth Announcements July 10, 2014

PMC Birth Announcements July 10, 2014

Jessica Willhite and Alan Lendsey of Campo are the proud new parents of a baby girl. Addilyn Ruby Lendsey was born at 1:24am on June 26, 2014. She weighed 7 lb 15.5 oz and measured 20.75 inches in length. Paula & David Willhite are Addilyn’s grandparents. Congratulations to Jessica and Alan on the birth of […]

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA (Detailed Article on Council Meeting)

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA (Detailed Article on Council Meeting)

Following a half hour executive session, the Lamar City Council Tuesday night, July 8, took some firm steps with regard to ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, and that organization’s options for the Lamar Repowering Project.  The council voted unanimously to direct its two ARPA representatives, Garth Nieschburg and Houssin Hourieh, to vote No on decommissioning […]

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA

Lamar City Council Goes Hardball with ARPA

For all of their two votes at the ARPA membership table, the Lamar City Council authorized their representatives to vote no on approving a resolution to reaffirm the organic contract with the Arkansas River Power Authority and revenue bond insurer, Syncora.  Lamar City Attorney, Garth Nieschburg and Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, were also […]

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