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Telephone Talk Planned for Transportion in S.E. Colorado

Telephone Town Hall Offering Citizens Forum to Talk Transportation in Southeast Colorado LAMAR – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, providing an opportunity for them to ask questions and provide input about their regional transportation […]

Colorado Employment Situation-March 2014

Colorado Employment Situation-March 2014

  Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 3,300 over the month from February to March to 2,423,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 600. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one tenth of a percentage point in March to 6.2 percent. The […]

Prowers County Sheriff’s Report March 2014

Prowers County Sheriff’s Report March 2014

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office responded to 293 calls for service this past March, 2014.  Lamar posted 164 calls for which 17 were warrant arrests and 47 were jail related.  The majority of those calls, 59, were to serve papers and restraining orders.  Eighty-six calls came from the county with 16 related to traffic problems […]

Drought Information Statement-NWS Pueblo

Drought Information Statement-NWS Pueblo

  Higher terrain areas of Colorado benefitted from cooler temperatures and good precipitation for March, 2014.  However, warmer, drier and windy weather prevailed through the rest of the state with most of southeast Colorado experiencing below normal precipitation.  Portions of the Central Mountains and Wet Mountains received at or above normal precipitation for March.  With […]

Water Supply Outlook-NWS-Pueblo

Water Supply Outlook-NWS-Pueblo

  As of April 1, the 2014 snowpack was below average across the Rio Grande Basin of south central Colorado.  Across the Arkansas Basin of southeast Colorado, the snowpack was highly variable, ranging from above average north of highway 50 to below average south of the highway.  The Arkansas Basin snowpack measured 112% of median […]

Alta Vista Charter School Hosts Prowers County Commissioner's Meeting

Alta Vista Charter School Hosts Prowers County Commissioner’s Meeting

The Prowers County Commissioners held their Thursday board meeting at Alta Vista Charter school this past Thursday, April 10, giving students an opportunity to view local government at work.  Business was still as per usual, though, interspersed with some occasional explanation from the commissioners of the events that were transpiring.  The Social Security Administration offices […]

PMC Birth Announcements April 7, 2014

PMC Birth Announcements April 7, 2014

Christina and Shawn Page of Lamar are proud to announce the birth of their daughter.  Olivia Nicole Page was born at 5:50 am on March 30, 2014.  She weighed 9 lb 7 oz and measured 21.5 inches in length.  She joins her new siblings Deagan and Raina Page.  Grandparents are Mark & Roxie Page, Sandy […]

Holly Trustees Reject Electric Rate Tariff Increase

Holly Trustees Reject Electric Rate Tariff Increase

  The Holly Board of Trustees unanimously voted not to pass an ordinance which would have modified the electric rate tariff schedules for the town.  Those trustees who spoke against it prior to the vote, Campbell, Jones, Lyons and Sitts, said they could not support the size of the increases which would have fallen to […]

Holly Wildcats Weekly Sports Report, March 31, 2014

Holly Wildcats Weekly Sports Report, March 31, 2014

After reaching last season’s Class 1A championship game, Holly looked to take the next step this season and bring home the top trophy in baseball. Through the first three games of the year, the Wildcats have looked like anything but contenders, dropping all three by a combined tally of 47-27. The Wildcats began the season […]

Sheriff's Candidates Narrow for June Primary

Sheriff’s Candidates Narrow for June Primary

  Monday, March 31 was the deadline for local candidates to submit their petitions and signatures to the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder to advance to the June 24 primary.  Each candidate on the GOP ballot for Prowers County Sheriff needed to submit 156 signatures to be placed on the primary ballot and those signatures […]

Do-It-Yourself Live-Burn Training Center for Lamar Fire Dept.

Do-It-Yourself Live-Burn Training Center for Lamar Fire Dept.

The Lamar Fire Department and Emergency Response Team have been at work since this past winter, building a permanent burn training center east of the city landfill. Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook said he expects the two story unit will be ready to be put to use later this spring or early summer.  The building […]

Concluding a Career of Service

Concluding a Career of Service

   Paul Westhoff, CDOT Resident Engineer for southeast Colorado, came to the end of the road, you might say, with his retirement party held at the Division of Parks and Wildlife headquarters in Lamar this past Friday, March 28.  “I started part time in the summer of 1979 without too much of an idea of […]

Regional Election Review

Regional Election Review

  Several municipal elections will be held in Prowers County, while some have been cancelled as the number of candidates equals the number of available positions.  Elections have been scheduled with four candidates for three seats on the Wiley Town Council.  The three seats that are open are for Jack Martin, Julie Esgar and Robert […]

Colorado Employment Situation-February 2014

Colorado Employment Situation-February 2014

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 6,200 over the month from January to February to 2,422,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,400 and government increased 800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged in February at 6.1 percent.  The number of people participating in the […]

Out for a Stroll on Improved Paths

Out for a Stroll on Improved Paths

With early spring temperatures moving into the warm range of 60s and 70s, more Lamar residents are starting to stretch their daily or weekend exercise walking routes.  One recently improved course circles the medical campus off Memorial Drive.  Emily Nieschburg of Healthy Places told the PCDI board members recently that the course was recently upgraded […]

New Board Line-up for PCDI

New Board Line-up for PCDI

  Marsha Willhite, Holly Town Administrator, stepped down as president of PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, following her one year term.  Rick Robbins, GM of Colorado Mills, was elected President, followed by new board member, Aaron Leiker of Holly as Vice President and Lawrence Brase will remain as Secretary-Treasurer for his final year as a board […]

NWS-Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Set for Lamar

NWS-Skywarn Weather Spotter Training Set for Lamar

  WHAT: SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training by the Pueblo National Weather Service office. WHERE: Lamar, High School Auditorium, 1900 S. 11th Street. WHEN: April 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   WHO:  Current NWS Pueblo weather spotters and anyone else with an interest in volunteering. Weather spotters are volunteers who report weather conditions, such as large […]

Prowers County Democrat Assembly Set for March 28

Prowers County Democrat Assembly Set for March 28

  The Prowers County Democrats will hold their County Assembly, Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Cow Palace Inn, 1301 N. Main, Lamar, CO.   Registration will begin at 6:00pm, with the Assembly business commencing at 6:30pm; followed by a “dessert auction”. Guest speakers:  Victor Meyers, candidate for US Congressional District 4 (CD4) and Mike Bowman, […]

Colorado Employment Situation-January 2014

Colorado Employment Situation-January 2014

Colorado Employment Situation-January 2014  Employers in Colorado added 7,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,412,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 7,600 and government decreased 300.  According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point to […]

Marble & Cook Advance to GOP Primary, Four Sheriff Candidates Stilll in Play

Marble & Cook Advance to GOP Primary, Four Sheriff Candidates Stilll in Play

The Lamar Community College, Large Lecture Hall was filled to capacity for the Prowers County Republican Assembly on Sunday, March 16.  County GOP Chairwoman, Janet Marriot said 103 delegates had been allowed for the state convention following the Credential Committee report presented by Kathy Callison.  Nine GOP state and national level speakers addressed the audience, including […]