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Colorado Receives $65M Health Care Innovation Grant

Colorado Receives $65M Health Care Innovation Grant

  DENVER — Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 —  Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Colorado has been awarded $65 million in State Innovation Model (SIM) funding to create a coordinated, accountable system of care that gives Coloradans access to integrated primary care and behavioral health. Colorado will use the funding over the next four years to […]

The Holly Commercial Club Plans an Old Fashioned Christmas

The Holly Commercial Club Plans an Old Fashioned Christmas

The Holly Commercial Club and member businesses have several holiday events planned for the community on Thursday, December 11. 5-7pm   Reyman’s Grocery has Candy Canes and sign up for door prizes Golden’s will offer a free Countdown to Christmas Coloring Sheet 5-8pm   The Wooden Rose offers Free cider and a Christmas Cookie Colorado East Bank […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Shows Slight Gain

Lamar City Sales Tax Shows Slight Gain

Total Sales and Use Tax Collections from the City of Lamar monthly sales tax report for October shows a 1.65% increase over October 2013 for a $4,195 gain.  City Sales tax was up 2.66% for that period, but the Use Tax dropped 9.81% for that time span.  Total collections for 2013 were $253,938 for October […]

Great Turnout for the Two Shot

Great Turnout for the Two Shot

The top three teams were honored Friday, December 5, at the Cow Palace Inn, at the conclusion of this year’s Southeast Colorado Celebrity Two Shot Goose Hunt.  The dinner event and awards presentation was hosted by Bob and Rose Ann Yates, co-administrators of this year’s 48th annual event. Rose Ann Yates said earlier that, “We […]

Buxton-Andrade Selected as Colorado County Commissioner of the Year

Buxton-Andrade Selected as Colorado County Commissioner of the Year

Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton-Andrade, has received a singular honor from her peers during the recent Colorado Counties Incorporated Winter Conference.  Buxton-Andrade was presented with the CCI Commissioner of the Year Award from her 275 counterparts, representing their counties throughout Colorado. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions to CCI made by a commissioner throughout the […]

Holly Trustees Lease New Landfill Loader, Appoint ARPA Representative

Holly Trustees Lease New Landfill Loader, Appoint ARPA Representative

Some slight modifications were made to the Holly administrative line-up during the Trustee’s monthly meeting in light of former Administrator, Marsha Willhite’s resignation.  Mary Rushton, Town Clerk and Treasurer assumed the administrator’s duties on an interim basis and Megan Jara was sworn in as the new Clerk and Treasurer for Holly.  Rushton told the Trustees […]

SECPA & SECOM Raise Funds for Area Organizations

SECPA & SECOM Raise Funds for Area Organizations

A long list of area groups and agencies benefitted this holiday season from the 27th Annual SECPA and SECOM Charity Golf Tournament conducted in La Junta and Rocky Ford this past July. One of the tournament organizers, Ron Reedy from SECPA, said, “We had a good turn out this year with 15 men’s teams playing […]

EMT Course Fills Area Need

EMT Course Fills Area Need

Lives often depend on the prompt response and expert care of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics.  Southeast Colorado ambulance services are in need of qualified EMTs to cover emergency calls.  To assist in narrowing this gap, Lamar Community College will once again be offering an introductory Emergency Medical Technician course this spring. Any individuals […]

PCDI Holds Successful Business Seminar

PCDI Holds Successful Business Seminar

Rick Robbins, Prowers County Development Incorporated President, said there were 65 participants in the fork lift certification seminar held earlier this month at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn.  “We had to have three shifts for the numbers that took part, but we now have 65 certified forklift operators in the county,” he told the PCDI […]

Toys for Tots Receives Oktoberfest Fun Run/Car Show Donation

Toys for Tots Receives Oktoberfest Fun Run/Car Show Donation

  Darlene Lopez came $2,438 closer to her Toys for Tots goal with a donation from Rod and Lonna Cook on Monday, November 24, at the Lamar Chamber offices.  The funds were generated from the Fun Run Bike and Car show held during Oktoberfest last month.  “It’s about the same figure as we donated from […]

It's Time to Order Seedling Trees

It’s Time to Order Seedling Trees

    This year the Colorado Forest Service is partnering directly with the Prowers County Soil Conservation District in Lamar to sell seedling trees.  They have a wide variety of trees available and this program enables property owners of any size to obtain trees at a nominal cost.  Order forms are available at the new […]

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.  A […]

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 […]