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PCDI Plans Business Seminars

PCDI Plans Business Seminars

Several topics for future business seminar have been suggested by Prowers County Development Incorporated board members. Executive Director Lance Benninghoff and board president, Rick Robbins presented an overview for the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, October 27, highlighting a November 13 seminar for OSHA certification for forklift operators. The discussion among PCDI board […]

Share the Spirit Shoes Distributed

Share the Spirit Shoes Distributed

  This past Friday, October 24th, was like an early Christmas for a lot of area school kids.  They received a free pair of new shoes of their choice, paid for by the proceeds raised by the Share the Spirit fundraiser held earlier this month at Amache Farms. Close to $28,000 was raised from the […]

Lamar Lions Generate Care Packages for Ft Lyon Residents

Lamar Lions Generate Care Packages for Ft Lyon Residents

  Several weeks ago, Lamar Lions, Dick Ramsay and Ken Callison put out a call for donations of everyday apparel for adults, simple furnishings such as lamps and rugs and cosmetic and hygiene items for the men and women residents at the Ft. Lyon Supportive Residential Community in Las Animas. The response has been tremendous. […]

Election News Update for Prowers County

Election News Update for Prowers County

  ELECTION NEWS: Ballots have now been sent out to all active registered voters. If you have not received your ballot or you are not sure about your voter registration information, contact our office at 719-336-8011.  You can also check your voter registration information online at: www.govotecolorado.com. If you have moved and didn’t update your […]

Halloween, Trick - Trunk or Treat Events (updated events)

Halloween, Trick – Trunk or Treat Events (updated events)

    Here’s a rundown of some of the Halloween events that have been scheduled around Prowers County this year. (UPDATED INFO): The annual Partners for Progress Fundraiser Haunted House at 210 West Elm Street will open its creaky doors to  general admission October 24-25 and 30-31 at 7pm for $5 admission.  Small Fry Haunted […]

Lodging Panel Funds Snow Goose Festival

Lodging Panel Funds Snow Goose Festival

    The 13th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival received a $9,000 donation from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel, about $1,000 less than they had requested, during the Panel’s monthly meeting this past Tuesday, October 21.  The Festival was the only item on the donation agenda. Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Director, told […]

Linked in Pink Activities Round Out October

Linked in Pink Activities Round Out October

Local medical providers are sponsoring several information seminars and outdoor events to highlight the annual Linked in Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns held in local settings across the country. Women and their families are invited to the LCC Wellness Center, Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 1pm, for a ‘Git Fit and Relax’ event. A […]

LHS DECA Program Begins Coat Drive

LHS DECA Program Begins Coat Drive

    Lamar— October 15, 2014 — The annual Lamar High School DECA Coat Drive is now underway. Drop-off boxes are located at Thriftway, Safeway, Walmart, and LHS. Cold weather gear such as coats, sweaters, gloves, and hats are needed. This yearly community service project is used to help children and adults who are in […]

Colorado Employment Situation, September 2014

Colorado Employment Situation, September 2014

  Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 14,600 over the month from August to September, to 2,464,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 14,700 and government decreased 100 over the month. Colorado has had 35 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate […]

Zordel Replaces Trowbridge as County Undersheriff

Zordel Replaces Trowbridge as County Undersheriff

Ron Trowbridge has resigned to take the position of Director with the Hotline County Connection effective October 20, 2014. I have appointed Sam Zordel to the position of Undersheriff effective October 20, 2014.  Sam has been with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office since September 21, 1996.  He started in the jail as a detention deputy, went to […]

Local General Election Contest Summary

Local General Election Contest Summary

Voters in 13 precincts throughout Prowers County are receiving their mail-in ballots. County Clerk & Recorder Jana Coen had announced earlier that the mail-out would take place to allow voters to receive their ballots between October 14 and 17. There is only one contested position in Prowers County, that for the office of Sheriff, with […]

New Shoes from Share the Spirit

New Shoes from Share the Spirit

  Several hundred youngsters from around Prowers County and southeast Colorado will be getting new shoes, beginning October 24, thanks to the Share and Spirit, Sip and Savor event held at Amache Studios at Prowers Ranch this past October 11. Twenty local sponsors and assorted volunteers helped create some culinary magic, New Orleans style, when […]

Beware of Mail Scams Targeting Our Area

Beware of Mail Scams Targeting Our Area

The Sheriff’s Office has received two mail scams in the last two days from residents in Prowers County. They are two separate scams requiring the resident to cash a check, which is fraudulent, and send money to someone for the release of a larger amount of money. Once again we would like to keep the […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2015 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2015 Budget

The 2015 Lamar Light Plant budget was passed by the Lamar Utility Board during their meeting, Tuesday, October 14. The budget, according to Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, is in two sections.  One budget deals with the revenue requirements for Operations for the transmission and distribution of electricity.  The second deals with the Lamar Repowering […]

The Bridge Food Pantry Holiday Food Drive

The Bridge Food Pantry Holiday Food Drive

As we approach the holiday season, we become keenly aware of the need in our community.  The Bridge Food Pantry is sponsoring a food drive to help lower income families have a better holiday season.  We are asking for donations of all sorts:  any canned goods, especially canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, stuffing mix, […]

PMC Birth Announcements October 9, 2014

PMC Birth Announcements October 9, 2014

Brandi Thompson of Holly is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Halli Jo. Halli was born at 3:08am on September 24, 2014. She weighed 7 lb 0.5 oz and measured 19.25 inches in length. Her grandparents are Mike & Barbara VanCampen and Ronald Thompson. Congratulations to Brandi on the birth of your baby […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for October Activities

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for October Activities

The Holly Commercial Club met in regular session this past Wednesday, October 1.   Marge Creech, representing the Holly Blue Grass Festival, said the annual Rhythm & Ribs event is set for Saturday, October 11 at 5:30pm at the Holly Gateway Fairgrounds.  Club members voted to donate some of their purchased advertising schedule with KVAY Radio […]

Prowers County Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

Prowers County Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

    Lamar, CO-Prowers County Public Health & Environment would like to announce their annual flu shot clinics. Vaccine is plentiful and there are no anticipated shortages this year. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has received their vaccine and has vaccine available for both children and adults. The charge for the flu vaccination is […]

Rhythm & Ribs Set for Saturday, October 11

Rhythm & Ribs Set for Saturday, October 11

  The 3rd annual Rhythm & Ribs will be held at the Holly fair barn, October 11th with serving beginning at 5:30 and music starting at 6:00 p.m. This popular event is sponsored by the Holly Bluegrass Committee and is the only fundraiser to support the Holly Blue-Grass Festival.  All proceeds will go to help […]

Cliff Boxley, a Veteran Helping Other Area Vets

Cliff Boxley, a Veteran Helping Other Area Vets

    The Prowers County Board of Commissioners recently commended Cliff Boxley for receiving the 2014 AARP Andrus Award. Boxley has been driving southeast Colorado veterans to medical appointments in Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo and La Junta for the past seven years. The AARP letter states, “The Association’s most prestigious volunteer tribute recognizes outstanding individuals […]