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Siemsen Replacing Mary Root in County Land Use Position

Siemsen Replacing Mary Root in County Land Use Position

The Prowers County Commissioners approved the appointment of Keith Siemsen, Environmental Health Manager for the county, as the Environmental Health and Land Use Manager, Prowers County Floodplain Administrator, and Prowers County Planning and Zoning Supervisor.  This move will consolidate two offices under one director in light of the retirement of Mary Root which takes effect […]

Holly Students and Community Members surprise Prairie Student with Donation Check

Holly Students and Community Members surprise Prairie Student with Donation Check

The state basketball tournament was a major highlight of this academic year. The entire community came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the boys’ basketball team.  As part of the state tournament, another thing brought Holly together—Zacc Winn. Prairie High School’s Zacc Winn is seen in a picture shaking Holly senior Bailey Kennedy’s hand prior […]

Holly High School Class of 2015 graduates with nearly $450,000 in Scholarships

Holly High School Class of 2015 graduates with nearly $450,000 in Scholarships

HOLLY, CO – Seventeen young men and women crossed a stage to a whole new beginning on May 17.  Holly High School held commencement for the Class of 2015 – a class that has accomplished much in their four years of high school and was rewarded for it. During the graduation ceremony, the class was […]

Wildlife on the Move!

Wildlife on the Move!

Spring migration is here:  slow down, scan the roadsides for wildlife STATEWIDE – Springtime in the Rockies means wildlife are on the move again:  deer and elk are migrating to their summer habitats, and that means they will be crossing highways in higher numbers. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and […]

Colorado State University – Pueblo announces 2015 Spring Dean’s List

Colorado State University – Pueblo announces 2015 Spring Dean’s List

The following 1011 students have been named to the 2015 Fall Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The list recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5. Those 321 students whose names appear with an asterisk (*) earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average. The students […]

PATS Sports a New Look for New Buses

PATS Sports a New Look for New Buses

Two new PATS, Prowers Area Transit Service vehicles, were unveiled to the local public during the Lamar Days Parade, Saturday, May 16.  Darren Glover, PATS Director remarked this past fall, with the anticipated arrival of the two, new vehicles, the county could sponsor a program to create some fitting artwork for the buses. “We had sixty […]

Holly Commercial Club Hears Plans for Bluegrass Festival

Holly Commercial Club Hears Plans for Bluegrass Festival

  The Holly Commercial Club met for their monthly meeting on May 6 and discussed options for events with the Holly Fun Club.  This group is looking for additional activities to present to area youth for the upcoming annual fair in Holly or the Bluegrass Festival set for June 12-14. Members will check with the […]

Drought Update Information from NWS-May Rains Helping

Drought Update Information from NWS-May Rains Helping

A stormy middle and late April, along with a very wet start to May has brought widespread beneficial precipitation to the area, especially across the eastern mountains and portions of the southeast plains. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor, issued Thursday, May 7, has trimmed portions of the severe drought (D2) conditions across portions of Kiowa, […]

Cut Food Waste and SAVE Money

Cut Food Waste and SAVE Money

LAS ANIMAS, COLORADO, MAY 14, 2015:  Have you heard the old adage “waste not, want not”?   The USDA estimates 30% of available food in the United States is wasted.  Not only does this add to landfills, think how much you could lower your food bill if you cut that waste.  Extension Agent Kaye Kasza recommends […]

Good Intentions - Muddy Results, Granada Appoints Sanchez as Trustee

Good Intentions – Muddy Results, Granada Appoints Sanchez as Trustee

  It took about thirty minutes into the May 13th Granada Trustees meeting to develop a solution to the muddy street situation in the town. And all the problems started apparently because of recent rain. Two dozen residents filled the Complex, angry that their roads had become impassable because of the mud, a result of […]

ARPA/LUB Scholarships Announced; Exploration of New Power Source Continues

ARPA/LUB Scholarships Announced; Exploration of New Power Source Continues

The Lamar Utility Board held a brief general meeting before moving into executive session regarding the assets of the Lamar Repowering Project.  Prior to that, the December 2014 Financial Report was delivered which showed that cash was up $159,533 from November and accounts receivable increased by $155,456.  There was a gross operating loss for the […]

ARPA Board Signs Sales Agency Agreement for the Lamar Repowering Project

ARPA Board Signs Sales Agency Agreement for the Lamar Repowering Project

The Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) has entered into an agreement with International Process Plants (IPP) to assist with the marketing and sale of the Lamar Repowering Project power plant. IPP is a global asset recovery firm based in Princeton, New Jersey with offices and infrastructure in seventeen different countries. The contract with IPP follows […]

Holly Trustees Continue Administrator Search

Holly Trustees Continue Administrator Search

The Holly Board of Trustees had been close to finalizing a contract with a potential new City Administrator, but the candidate, Eric Duthie, indicated he would not be available for the position.  Jerry L’Estrange, the interim administrator, will continue to serve the city in that capacity.  Megan Jara, Holly Town Clerk said there is about […]

Area Elementary Students Attend CSU AgFest at LCC

Area Elementary Students Attend CSU AgFest at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; May 8, 2015)  On April 22, approximately 335 fifth and sixth graders attended AgFest in the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.  Area schools in attendance included McClave, Holly, Alta Vista, Wiley, Vilas, Campo, Springfield, Plainview, and Las Animas. Colorado State University Extension agents and the Colorado Department of Education taught ten stations […]

George Gotto Selected as PCDI Interim Executive Director

George Gotto Selected as PCDI Interim Executive Director

GEORGE GOTTO TO SERVE AS INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PCDI (LAMAR, COLORADO) – “Focus your attention on what you are building.”  The words of Nikki Rowe hold very true to what the board of directors of Prowers County Development, Incorporated (PCDI) is dedicated to doing.  The organization is determined to bring about a new focus […]

Rainy Season

Rainy Season

Quite a few local residents will tell you our region gets most of its moisture around April and May with spring rains.  That has been the case so far, as over the past several days, coupled with the brief showers from last night, the first week in May has seen more rain than the past […]

Nine Students Receive Prowers County 4-H Foundation Awards

Nine Students Receive Prowers County 4-H Foundation Awards

  Southeast Area—Each year the Prowers County 4-H Foundation awards scholarships to qualifying graduating seniors. This year the Foundation was able to award nine scholarships in the amount of $500 each. Recipients include Callie Bennett, Amber Comer, Dalton Harris, Jericka Melgoza, Koy Palmer, Mason Pierce, Halie Schenck, Joel Souders, and Sheyenne Spady. Bennett will attend […]

Colorado Employment Situation | March 2015

Colorado Employment Situation | March 2015

Total nonfarm payroll jobs declined 3,900 from February to March to 2,504,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 4,600 and government increased 700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from February to March 2015 at 4.2 percent. The number of people actively participating […]

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel  Tightens the Funding Belt

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Tightens the Funding Belt

  The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel went into executive session during their April 21st meeting to discuss funding requests which are growing larger, as well as a means of developing an accountability of how some funds are being used. Board members have expressed concerns over increasing costs associated with some repeat events, along with the […]

State Health Department Issues Precautions to Help Avoid Hantavirus

State Health Department Issues Precautions to Help Avoid Hantavirus

State health officials today warned Coloradans to avoid hantavirus exposure while cleaning cabins or other buildings that were closed up for winter. Hantavirus is a serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease carried by deer mice. When cleaning out rodent-infested structures, people can breathe in dirt and dust contaminated with deer mouse urine and feces and […]