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Lodging Panel Reviews Requests from Sip & Savor, Lamar Partnership Inc and Dutch Oven Cookers

Lodging Panel Reviews Requests from Sip & Savor, Lamar Partnership Inc and Dutch Oven Cookers

  Every two years, the Share the Spirit Foundation hosts the Sip and Savor Fundraiser, held in the fall at Prowers Farms. Foundation co-creator, Karen Voepel, told the Prowers County Lodging Panel, funds from the October 6th event will be used to purchase shoes, socks and other needed essentials for local school children.  The Panel […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for August-September Events

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for August-September Events

  The July meeting of the Holly Commercial Club was held on July 11. There was one guest present, Jackie Crabtee, with the Holly School District. There were additions to the agenda. The June minutes were approved, and the Treasurers Report was given and approved. The Holly Shopper report was provided by John Golden (Golden […]

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

    The Holly Trustees decided to delay action for another month on a requested letter of support from the Prowers County Commissioners, pending additional specific information on how funds from a $0.25 county sales tax hike would benefit the Holly Fire and Ambulance District. A discussion by the Trustees during their July 11th board […]

Holly Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors Re-Appointed

Holly Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors Re-Appointed

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution on Monday, June 25th re-appointing the current five members as directors of the Holly Fire and Ambulance District.  They are:  Robert Fletcher, Viola Melcher, Dale Seufer, Thomas Wagner and Janice Weisenhorn.  This act makes the board representation official as there had been no duly elected board […]

Unofficial Prowers County Primary Results,  Wittman  Wins Treasurer Seat

Unofficial Prowers County Primary Results, Wittman Wins Treasurer Seat

      The June 26th primary for Prowers County and the state featured a new element in that unaffiliated voters were able to cast their votes for the Republican or Democratic candidates, one or the other but not both.  Proposition 108, passed in the last election, allowed unaffiliated electors to vote in the primary […]

Lamar Area Hospice Receives 2018 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

Lamar Area Hospice Receives 2018 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

LAMAR, COLORADO, JUNE 6, 2018 Lamar Area Hospice, a Colorado independent, non-profit hospice organization, serving all of Prowers County and portions of Bent and Kiowa Counties, has been notified that they are the recipient of the Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2018 Customer Experience Award. Qualifying for the award in the category of hospice/healthcare services, Lamar Area […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2018

    Employers in Colorado added 7,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,723,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,400 and government decreased by 700. April estimates were revised down to 2,715,700, and the over the month increase from March to April […]

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

  MEDIA RELEASE To the Citizens and Visitors of Prowers County, Based upon current environmental conditions, the perceived fire threat and the fires we have already experienced in the areas of Prowers County, the Sheriff as Fire Warden, the County Commissioners and the Rural Fire Chief have agreed to place Prowers County in a Fire […]

Light Plant Superintendent Briefs Utility Board on Tri-State Power Purchase Agreement

Light Plant Superintendent Briefs Utility Board on Tri-State Power Purchase Agreement

    The Lamar Utilities Board met without sufficient members to form a quorum this past Tuesday, June 12, so no official votes could be taken regarding purchase order approval or payment of bills. Instead, Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh provided details for the on-going Power Purchase Agreement between ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority and […]

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

    NWS Pueblo  SYNOPSIS…Updated May 24, 2018   Spring weather systems throughout the month of May have produced beneficial precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across Southern Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome […]

How ARPA-/-Tri State Agreement Impacts Holly Customers

How ARPA-/-Tri State Agreement Impacts Holly Customers

    Rick Rigel, Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) General Manager, provided information on the proposed Power Purchase Agreement with Tri-State G & T, ARPA and Southeast Colorado Power Association during a public hearing during the Holly Trustee’s monthly meeting, June 6th. Holly is one of six municipal members of ARPA which Tri State G […]

Holly Trustees Review Impact of ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

Holly Trustees Review Impact of ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

  A special event liquor permit was granted by the Holly Trustees to the Holly Volunteer Fire Department following a public hearing at the town depot on Wednesday, June 6th.  The permit allows alcoholic beverages to be served during a car show and concert event from 10am to midnight on Saturday, September 29th. The Holly […]

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

  Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, suggested board members consider inviting groups or individuals to meet with prospective business developers for potential financing. Leiker explained the idea during the monthly board meeting held in Granada this past Tuesday, June 5th.   He said the group would be similar to ABC’s “Shark Tank” and would […]

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

  Five acts will entertain this year’s crowds attending the 16th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival, June 8-10 at the Holly Gateway Park this year. The traditional Friday night jam session begins with the 6pm BBQ and after that, it’s every musician for themselves with all musicians welcomed to entertain through the evening. The day-long concert begins […]

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback on State’s Education System

Education Leadership Council Seeks Feedback on State’s Education System

    DENVER — Monday, May 21, 2018 — Colorado leaders are taking a fresh new look at the statewide education system. The effort includes a new survey launched today by Lt. Gov. Lynne and the Education Leadership Council (ELC). Comments and ideas collected in The State of Education survey will inform the development of […]