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ELECTION NEWS:   Calendar – Local & State Ballot Questions

ELECTION NEWS: Calendar – Local & State Ballot Questions

      November 6, 2018 General Election will be an all-mail ballot delivery.   Ballots will be mailed to all active eligible registered electors the week of October 15, 2018. Election Offenses: C.R.S. 1-13-106 Forgery- Any person who falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any ballot before or after it has been cast, or who […]

Southern Colorado Drought Update

Southern Colorado Drought Update

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT…Monsoonal Rains Bring Some Drought Relief to Southeast Colorado While Drought Conditions Deepen across South Central Colorado SYNOPSIS… Weather systems over the latter half of the Spring and throughout the past Summer of 2018 brought some much needed precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the amounts of beneficial rainfall varied widely across […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Local Activities

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Local Activities

    The Holly Commercial Club met on Wednesday, September 5, with four guests with the Karen McCormick for Congress campaign. The Minutes and Treasurer’s Reports were given and approved. The Holly Shopper report was given. Old Business: Cornhole Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 29. Sign-up sheets were passed around for volunteers to run […]

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

    On September 10, 2018 at approximately 1350 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of South Main in Holly, on a report of an armed robbery involving a weapon. Deputies were informed the suspect was wearing a mask at the time and had fled the business southbound and on foot with an […]

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

CDOT Launches Teen Driving Safety Campaign Focused on Driving Restrictions   STATEWIDE – Last year 67 young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were killed in traffic crashes in Colorado. This is a 22 percent increase from 2016 when 55 were killed and the highest number of fatalities for that age group since […]

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

    The approaching November 7th E-Fair was one of two topics presented to board members of Prowers Economic Prosperity during their monthly meeting, held in the Holly Senior Center, Tuesday, September 4th.  The other presentation described the potential financial impact for state and local highway improvements should Proposition 110 pass in the November General […]

Lamar Community College Seeks Public Comment or Accreditation Evaluation

Lamar Community College Seeks Public Comment or Accreditation Evaluation

  Deadline for Submitted Comments is September 15th (Lamar, Colorado; August 13, 2018) Lamar Community College will host a team from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) on October 15-17 of this year to review the College’s continued ability to meet the HLC’c criteria for accreditation. Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, encouraged all to consider providing […]

Financial Struggle for Holly Library

Financial Struggle for Holly Library

    The Holly Public Library needs to be open 20 hours a week in order to be considered a municipal library, but according to librarian Elaine Anderson and Cheryl Roup, the don’t have the funds to pay the employees for their time at the current hourly wage. They addressed their concerns to the Prowers […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

    Three years ago, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, provided the PCDI board with suggestions and objectives on how to better develop a county-wide economic development organization. What followed was a change in direction and the creation of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  Now current board members are planning to re-evaluate the effectiveness of those […]

Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

  Measure that would authorize bonds for transportation projects makes the ballot DENVER, Aug. 22, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that a proposed measure that authorizes bonds for transportation projects has made the ballot. Backers of the “Fix Our Damn Roads” proposal submitted their petition signatures on Aug. 6. A […]

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

  Activities around Prowers County are moving into the fall season as the county Lodging Tax Panel recently approved several activities set for September and October of this year. The Panel, meeting for their August session on Tuesday, the 21st, approved funding for the November 9th, Farm-/- City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, the […]

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

The 2018 severe weather season over southeast Colorado started slow this year. With dry southwest mid-level flow over the region, the area experienced below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures through most of the spring (April, May and into June). With the warm and dry weather over the region, thunderstorm coverage was less than normal, […]

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 2,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,737,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 100. June estimates were revised up to 2,734,500, and the over the month increase from May to June was 9,100 […]

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

  The Prowers County Commissioners met on August 14th with County Attorney Darla Scranton Specht, members of the County Planning Commission and Michelle Hiigel, County Land Use Administrator on what steps may be taken to enforce operating regulations pertaining to county-based salvage yards and auto body shops. The main goal is to keep them within […]

Light Plant Details July Power Outages, ARPA Talks with Tri-State G & T Continue

Light Plant Details July Power Outages, ARPA Talks with Tri-State G & T Continue

  The Lamar Utility Board approved recent purchase orders totaling $1,079,088.07 and payment of bills amounting to $243,041.72. The System Operating Report, delivered by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh noted the sales of electricity through June 2018 were up approximately 3.6% when compared to the same time last year. Residential sales were up 5.04%, irrigation […]