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County Commissioners Present Check to Holly LIbrary

County Commissioners Present Check to Holly LIbrary

  Board chairman, Ron Cook, and the Prowers County Commissioners, presented a check for $4,200 to members of the Holly Library on Wednesday evening, February 3rd at the Holly Depot.  Chairman Cook said the funds will be able to support the library’s need for supplies and future program costs.  “We’re certain these funds will be […]

Canyons & Plains to Hold Regional Meeting in Lamar Colorado

Canyons & Plains to Hold Regional Meeting in Lamar Colorado

  Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold its regional meeting at Cow Palace Inn, 1301 North Main Street Lamar , CO on Thursday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 11 am.  The topic of the meeting will be Snow Goose Festival. Following the meeting, attendees are invited to have lunch together at Cow Palace, […]

UPDATED- WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE as of 5pm Sunday

UPDATED- WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE as of 5pm Sunday

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO Up-dated Sunday Night Monday Snow. High near 36. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Monday Night Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Areas of blowing snow after 9pm. Low around […]

Holly Commercial Club Notes Changes for Bluegrass Festival

Holly Commercial Club Notes Changes for Bluegrass Festival

  The Holly Commercial Club met in regular session on Wednesday, January 6 and noted the receipt of an anonymous donation of $500 to be used to advertise Club activities. On an advertising note, Bob DeLancey, General Manager of KVAY was introduced by morning announcer Amy Jacobs.  Jacobs will continue to represent the Holly community […]

Colorado Employment Situation / December 2015

Colorado Employment Situation / December 2015

  Employers in Colorado added 10,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,539,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 10,000 and government increased 700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point in December to 3.5 […]

Mason Pierce of Holly is a Student-of-the-Month at Northwest Tech in Goodland, Kansas

Mason Pierce of Holly is a Student-of-the-Month at Northwest Tech in Goodland, Kansas

Northwest Tech chooses January Students of the Month GOODLAND, KAN., January 20, 2016: Congratulations to Northwest Kansas Technical College December Students of the Month. This program is an award system to recognize students who are doing particularly well in their division. There are four divisions: Construction, Health & Human Services, Information Technology, and Transportation. A […]

Lodging Panel Considering Caps on Funding for Events

Lodging Panel Considering Caps on Funding for Events

The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel is giving thought to adjusting the amount of funding for some county events through a cap and if it’s worthwhile to continue to try to determine how many people spend the night in the county to attend those events. The cap will be aimed specifically at a one day […]

Half a Century of History to Celebrate

Half a Century of History to Celebrate

The Prowers County Historical Society has begun planning events for their 50th anniversary.  Their recent newsletter states that the Society officially began in 1966 with the donation of a building from the phone company.  Prior to that point, there had been an informal historical organization.    The Society said a logical date would be this September when […]

PATS Provides 2015 Ridership Figures for the County

PATS Provides 2015 Ridership Figures for the County

The majority of riders use Prowers Area Transit Service for either medical appointments or to go to and from various shopping sites in the Lamar area. Darren Glover, Operations Director for PATS and Facility Coordinator for the Senior Center, provided an end-of-year numbers update for the Prowers County Commissioners recently. Glover’s figures show 24,642 riders […]

Holly Body Remains a Mystery

Holly Body Remains a Mystery

Prowers County Coroner, Joe Giadone, said recent efforts to identify the body of a man found in a seep ditch east of Holly on December 12th have come up empty.  “We’re trying to identify this person through DNA.  We recently thought we had a lead from a missing person report from Missouri, but the identifications […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment Receives Grant for Kid's Oral Health

Prowers County Public Health & Environment Receives Grant for Kid’s Oral Health

[Lamar, CO] – Prowers County Public Health & Environment announced today that it has received a Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation grant to support its “Little Smiles” project. “The goal of the “Little Smiles” project is to increase awareness of better oral health for the children in Prowers County by implementing oral health screenings, providing […]

Test Your Home During National Radon Action Month

Test Your Home During National Radon Action Month

    DENVER – Winter is the perfect time to test your home for radon, according to Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “Testing your home for radon is simple and works best when all your doors and windows are closed,” said Kelley. “That’s why January is […]

Lamar Light and Power Continues to Upgrade Equipment for 2016

Lamar Light and Power Continues to Upgrade Equipment for 2016

  Houssin Hourieh, Lamar Light and Power Superintendent, told the Utility Board members that some expenditures have been budgeted for 2016 to update aging and outdated equipment. The plant will focus on power station relays for the 25 & 69 kilovolt substation equipment.  He noted, “The relays were manufactured in the 1960s and we can’t […]

The Lamar City Council Gets in the Game, Helps Fund PUMA Study

The Lamar City Council Gets in the Game, Helps Fund PUMA Study

  While the city council did not allocate $50,000 in funding to Prowers County Development Incorporated for 2016, a request was made to the city late last year by Ron Cook, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, to help fund a county-wide economic study priced at $50,000. PCDI pledged $25,000 to develop strategies and the […]

Forum on State Land Board Leases Hosted by Bent-Prowers Cattlemen

Forum on State Land Board Leases Hosted by Bent-Prowers Cattlemen

Thirty ranchers from southeast Colorado attended the open forum at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn on January 9th, sponsored by the Bent-Prowers Cattle and Horse Growers Association. Association President, Pat Ptolemy of Swink introduced Beverly Rave, the featured speaker who provided the audience with information on future Colorado State Land Board lease changes and also […]

Holly Trustees Focus on Water Issues

Holly Trustees Focus on Water Issues

  The state health department and the Environmental Protection Agency are requiring commercial and industrial water lines to be equipped with backflow devices which prevent the spread of contaminated water into a community’s drinking water system. The Holly Trustees were briefed on the development during their monthly January meeting by Mark Hartman, a water circuit […]

Jerry Jones Becomes Holly’s New Mayor

Jerry Jones Becomes Holly’s New Mayor

Trustee Jerry Jones has become Holly’s new mayor following the monthly board meeting on January 6th, 2016.  Former mayor, Brad Simon, submitted his letter of resignation to Town Administrator, Jerry L’Estrange on December 11, citing the need to spend more time on family and business matters.  The letter stated, in part, “I have truly enjoyed […]

A Warm and Wet 2015 for Southern Colorado

A Warm and Wet 2015 for Southern Colorado

      2015 was a warm and wet year across south central and southeast Colorado. 2015 precipitation totals were bolstered by record setting late Spring and early Summer precipitation, which helped to end a multi-year drought across portions of southeast Colorado. With that said, 2015 has become one of the “Top 10”  warmest and […]

Holly Commercial Club Retains Officers for 2016

Holly Commercial Club Retains Officers for 2016

  The Holly Commercial Club Met Wednesday, December 2nd .  Full time membership is at 18 and there are five associate members as the year draws to a close.  John Golden proposed that the 2015 officers of the Club be retained as the 2016 officers and the motion was carried and approved by the Club […]

2015 in Review:  Local Highlights from Sept - Dec

2015 in Review: Local Highlights from Sept – Dec

A Fitting Tribute The 3rd Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute in Lamar had several highlights Saturday, September 12, ranging from the performing bands and float entries that extended from West Beech Street to South 9th Street and from there into the Prowers County Fairgrounds for the day. Red, white and blue were the predominant colors of […]