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49 States Hit by Flu this Season

49 States Hit by Flu this Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Recent headlines have brought to the country’s awareness the seriousness of influenza. Forty nine states are reporting widespread influenza with Influenza A (H3N2) viruses as the most common associated with illness. Those affected most by influenza are people over 65 years of age and children. The most recent statistics for Colorado […]

Nieschburg Details Goals of Big Timbers Community Alliance for Commissioners

Nieschburg Details Goals of Big Timbers Community Alliance for Commissioners

    Emily Nieschburg, Executive Director of Big Timbers Community Alliance, told the Prowers County Commissioners that based on several community surveys and statewide health reports, the Alliance wants to focus on four specific goals for health improvement for local residents. “We found there are common themes of interest in our communities,” she explained during […]

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

    Patrick Davis, Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator for Public Engagement of the Environmental Protection Agency, met Tuesday with representatives from various towns in southeast Colorado as well as the Prowers County Commissioners. The meeting was called to offer some insights to the on-going problems associated with the attempts of small rural communities […]

County Coroner Joe Giadone Provided County with Annual Report

County Coroner Joe Giadone Provided County with Annual Report

  Prowers County Coroner, Joe Giadone, provided the commissioners with his annual report on activities from his office during their January 9th meeting. Giadone noted there had been a slight decrease in calls to the coroner’s office comparing 2017 to 2016. “We had 98 coroner calls for this past year, compared to 108 in 2016 […]

Holly Trustees Seeking New Building Inspector, Table Truck Parking Ordinance

Holly Trustees Seeking New Building Inspector, Table Truck Parking Ordinance

    The Holly Trustees will soon begin to advertise for a new building inspector, following the acceptance of a resignation letter from Bobby Ward, who has held the position for the town since 2013. Ward’s last day will be at the end of March of this year. The Trustees wanted another look at the […]

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

  The National Weather Service website for local precipitation levels from the past year shows that for the most part, 2017 was actually wetter than 2016. A lot of our moisture has come in scattered rainfalls, usually measuring less than half an inch at a time spread over a 24 hour period. Some, however, have […]

PEP Searching for New Headquarters

PEP Searching for New Headquarters

  Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, is looking for a new office as their last day at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn will be Friday, January 5th.  Several locations have been considered, according to PEP President, Rick Robbins, during their January 2nd meeting at Las Brisas Restaurant.  He stated a facility that includes a conference room […]

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

  The various categories were: Traditional Christmas 1st Place:       Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:      Tony & Nellie Garcia Religious 1st Place:       Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:       Cynthia & Ted Simon Most Original/Unique 1st Place:       Teri & Randy Hetrick 2nd Place:       Mark & Linda Bagley and the Winners of our Drawing during the Old […]

CO State Demography Office Releases US Census Bureau Estimates

CO State Demography Office Releases US Census Bureau Estimates

  DENVER – Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017 – Today, the Census Bureau released their July 2017 population estimates and the State Demography Office provides the following review: The U.S. increased by 2.3 million people between 2016 and 2017 to reach an estimated population of 325,719,178. During the same time Colorado increased by just over 77,049 […]

Lodging Panel Seeking Directors for 2018

Lodging Panel Seeking Directors for 2018

    The Prowers County Lodging Panel ended their year with $27,973 in carry-over funds for 2018, three outstanding pledges for future events and three vacancies on the Panel Board. Pat Palmer, who has served as the Panel president announced at the November meeting that he will not seek another term, joining one other panel […]

Holly Commercial Club Setting New Meeting Date

Holly Commercial Club Setting New Meeting Date

  The Holly Commercial Club met on December 6. The minutes from the November meeting were approved, as was the Treasurer’s Report. There was a discussion regarding operating expenses.  The Holly Shopper Report was approved. It was reminded to the Club that new members/renewing members can pay their 2018 dues on a quarterly basis.  Prowers […]

2018 County Budget Approved by Commissioners

2018 County Budget Approved by Commissioners

  The Prowers County Commissioners approved the 2018 budget during their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 12th.  The County Budget is $24,155,626 with a mill levy of 27.17, unchanged from 2017.    The total taxable Assessed Valuation for the County has increased from $127,115,001 from last year to $130,860,305.  The commissioners estimated the General Fund expenditures […]

Senator Crowder Aims at Tax Relief on Used Vehicles

Senator Crowder Aims at Tax Relief on Used Vehicles

Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder plans to introduce a bill eliminating the state sales tax on the purchase of used vehicles. In the media release explaining his reasoning, Crowder stated, “A bill I will be introducing concerns economic empowering of the middle class. The bill is to eliminate state sales tax on the purchase of […]

Holly Approves Sheriff Contract, Various Resolutions

Holly Approves Sheriff Contract, Various Resolutions

  The Holly Trustees voted to accept the 2018 Prowers County Sheriff’s annual contract for law enforcement services for the town. The price, $58,000, is unchanged from the previous year.  A decision to renew was needed before the end of year to enable the Trustees to work on the 2018 town budget.  During a previous […]

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

    Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick offered some welcome news at the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting held December 5th at the Granada City Complex.  Buxton-Andrade said that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, in the face of a unanimous presentation from Colorado County Commissioners, has decided to […]