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Holly Trustees Approve Sale of Town Equipment

Holly Trustees Approve Sale of Town Equipment

  The Holly Board of Trustees gave unanimous approval to a resolution to sell about a dozen pieces of used town equipment.  The specific manner of the sale will be selected later, but interim Town Administrator, Jerry L’Estrange, said he’d develop a few options for putting the items on the market.  A random sampling includes […]

Holly-Granada Forming Joint Economic Development Task Force

Holly-Granada Forming Joint Economic Development Task Force

  Holly and Granada decided to pursue an economic assessment study for both communities following a joint REDI Grant meeting in Granada this past Tuesday, March 3.  The initial meeting helped provide a broad overview of how primary and secondary dollars and jobs contribute to a community’s economy.  Each of the 40 participants took part […]

KCSE-FM 90.7 Launches Expanded Signal in Prowers County

KCSE-FM 90.7 Launches Expanded Signal in Prowers County

  Celebration Scheduled for March 12, 2015 with Reception and Launch Garden City, February 14, 2015:  The words ““KCSE FM 90.7 in Lamar, Colorado: Public Radio for the Prowers County Region.  A service of High Plains Public Radio” are about to become a part of daily radio broadcasts in parts of southeast Colorado. Those who […]

Fief Sworn in as Undersheriff

Fief Sworn in as Undersheriff

  Sam Fief was sworn in as the new Undersheriff for Prowers County, Monday, March 2, at the Sheriff’s Office in Lamar.  Fief was selected as Undersheriff several weeks after Sam Zordel became the new Prowers County Sheriff, replacing James Faull who retired in 2014. In his hiring announcement, Zordel said Fief’s duties will include […]

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, INC) Announces Gonzales as New Director

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, INC) Announces Gonzales as New Director

The Board of Directors for Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, Inc.) in Lamar is pleased to announce that Mrs. Stephanie Gonzales of Granada has accepted the position of Executive Director for SECED, Inc. and will commence her duties on March 2, 2015. Stephanie, along with her husband Manuel Gonzales, Jr. and children Bryan, Brittany […]

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

Prowers County Development Incorporated will hold its annual meeting on Friday, March 27 at the Holly School District.  The economic development organization will have two featured speakers for the dinner/meeting event: Kari Linker, Executive Director, Morgan County Economic Development and Emily Nieschburg, LiveWell Coordinator. Nieschburg will show how a community’s orientation towards a healthy lifestyle […]

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated, invited the Lamar City Council to a March 2 meeting which will bring to the table, representatives from PCDI, Prowers County Commissioners, the City of Lamar as well as representatives from Wiley, Granada, Bristol and Holly.  “We’re going to review our goals and finances and have everyone’s input […]

Storm Watch Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning by NWS

Storm Watch Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning by NWS

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 314 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015 NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT- NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT- WET MOUNTAINS […]

CDOT Prepares for Winter Storm

CDOT Prepares for Winter Storm

  Drivers urged to check conditions, get snow tires mounted, take it slow. STATEWIDE — As the storm moves into the high country later this afternoon, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews across the state have prepped vehicles and are scheduled on round-the-clock storm patrol shifts. For the I-70 mountain corridor (Golden to Dotsero), the […]

Fief Selected as Prowers County Undersheriff

Fief Selected as Prowers County Undersheriff

  To all, It is with great pleasure, that I announce the new Undersheriff of the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, Samuel Fief. Sam has been serving as the Undersheriff in Bent County, and will begin his duties here beginning March 1, 2015. He has work experience at the Lamar Police Department, Greeley Police Department, and […]

Work Set to Start on Three Bridge Project near Granada

Work Set to Start on Three Bridge Project near Granada

PROWERS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a multiple bridge replacement project on U.S. 50, east and west of Granada, on Monday, February 23. Three bridges are being replaced at the following locations: Nine miles east of Lamar over a dry gulch (Carlton), built in 1937, about three miles east of Granada […]

Holly & Granada Economic Development Discussion Planned

Holly & Granada Economic Development Discussion Planned

    Residents of Holly and Granada are invited to a discussion regarding economic development in their respective communities, Tuesday evening, March 3, from 6pm to 8pm at the Granada Community Center.  Both communities are using funds from a REDI grant to assess potential economic growth based on their infrastructure. The discussion is offered by […]

Transitions: PCDI Executive Director Lance Benninghoff

Transitions: PCDI Executive Director Lance Benninghoff

PCDI Board  To Assess New Directions for Economic Development  A farewell reception was held for Lance Benninghoff, Prowers County Development Incorporated Executive Director last Friday, February 6.  Benninghoff, who became the director for the economic development organization in September, 2013, accepted an offer to supervise waste management departments for communities on the Colorado Western Slope […]

Holly Commercial Club Seeking New Membership

Holly Commercial Club Seeking New Membership

The Holly Commercial Club is focusing their efforts on gaining new membership.  Details and the means of attracting new members was discussed during the monthly meeting at the Holly Methodist Church. Club President, John Golden, noted that the membership update report showed that as of January 31, 2015, there are two fewer full members than […]

Holly Trustees Preparing for REDI Grant Hearings

Holly Trustees Preparing for REDI Grant Hearings

The Holly Boar of Trustees listened to concerns from property owner, Sherrie Brownfield regarding the scope of coverage mentioned in the annual contract between the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Holly.  Sheriff Sam Zordel attended the meeting in which Brownfield criticized a lack of response on a call to the Sheriff’s Office […]

National Public Radio Plans Upgraded Coverage in S.E. Colorado

National Public Radio Plans Upgraded Coverage in S.E. Colorado

High Plains Public Radio in Garden City, Kansas is expanding its coverage in southeast Colorado.  The National Public Radio broadcast operation has provided various music, news and entertainment programs since 1980 and in Prowers County since 1983 beginning with a 25 watt translator device mounted atop a grain silo. For just over 20 years, Prowers […]

January 2015 Drought Update/Precipitation Levels

January 2015 Drought Update/Precipitation Levels

  Globally, calendar year 2014 was the warmest on record. In Colorado the year ended with above average temperatures, making it the state’s 18th warmest calendar year and the warmest since 2012. Following a wet month of precipitation in December, January 1st snow accumulation was above average for the northern half of the state. 2014 […]

Colorado Employment Situation in December 2014

Colorado Employment Situation in December 2014

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 4,700 over the month from November to December to 2,467,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,500 and government decreased 800 over the month. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one tenth of a percentage point in December to 4.0 […]

Benninghoff Resigns from PCDI

Benninghoff Resigns from PCDI

The Prowers County Development Inc Board of Directors accepted the resignation of their Executive Director, Lance Benninghoff, at their monthly board meeting on January 27, 2015.  Lance has taken a position on the Western Slope and will be leaving PCDI on February 6th.  The Directors expressed their appreciation of the efforts that Lance has made […]

Winter Weather Advisory from National Wx Service

Winter Weather Advisory from National Wx Service

350 PM MST TUE JAN 20 2015 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT. * LOCATION…EL PASO…FREMONT…CUSTER…PUEBLO…CROWLEY…OTERO…KIOWA… BENT…AND PROWERS COUNTIES…INCLUDING COLORADO SPRINGS… […]