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CO State Demography Office Issues 2017 County Estimates and Trends

CO State Demography Office Issues 2017 County Estimates and Trends

    DENVER, CO – March 22, 2018 – New Census Bureau data shows that El Paso County (home to Colorado Springs) has the largest county increase in the state of 12,526 followed by Weld + 10,390, Denver + 9,844, Douglas + 7,577 and Arapahoe + 6,103. The largest growing county in the U.S. was […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Two Events, Discusses Finances

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Two Events, Discusses Finances

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel voted to fund two springtime events and tabled a third during their March 20th meeting.  Panel members have been aware that some repeat event requests have grown larger from one year to the next and are being made earlier on the calendar.  While at the same time, the amount of […]

Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

Lamar Council Adopts ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

  The Lamar City Council, following an hour long executive session Monday night, March 19th, approved resolution 18-03-01 which will issue refunding bonds by ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority.  The vote was five to one in favor with the dissenting vote cast by councilmember, Anne-Marie Crampton. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner called for the special meeting during […]

Holly Commercial Club Plans for Bluegrass Festival, Other Spring Events

Holly Commercial Club Plans for Bluegrass Festival, Other Spring Events

The Holly Commercial Club met in regular session on Wednesday, March 7th at the Holly United Methodist Church. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved, as was the Treasure Report. Membership was announced to stand at 23 full members, with four associate members. Old Business Rural Philanthropy Days was discussed. The dates for this […]

Colorado Employment Situation in January, 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in January, 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 7,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,693,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 7,300 and government decreased 200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from December to January at 3.0 percent. The […]

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

Holly Trustees Approve ARPA Bond Refunding Resolution

    The Holly Trustees approved Resolution 2018-3, acknowledging and approving the issuance of refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority. A follow-up presentation of the refunding proposal was made to the trustees by ARPA General Manager, Rick Rigel, during their March 7th monthly meeting.  He outlined the plans for them during their February […]

April Municipal Elections: Granada – Holly

April Municipal Elections: Granada – Holly

  Voters in Granada and Holly will cast ballots for mayor and trustees in the April 3rd municipal election for both communities. Granada Mayor Glenn Otto is the only name on the ballot for that position. There are six candidates for four Trustee seats and voters may cast their ballots for just four names.  All […]

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

PEP Adds New Board Members, Depperschmidt Completes First Year

    Prowers Economic Prosperity held its monthly meeting, Tuesday, March 6 which coincidentally marked the first full anniversary of Eric Depperschmidt as Executive Director of the county-wide economic development organization. Rick Robbins presided over the majority of the meeting, but announced he was stepping down as president of the organization after two years. The […]

Regional Science Fair Features 123 Student Projects

Regional Science Fair Features 123 Student Projects

      (Lamar, Colorado; March 1, 2018) On Wednesday, February 14, Lamar Community College’s Wellness Center was packed with area students and their projects for the annual Southeast Colorado Science Fair. The science fair featured 123 projects from the elementary through high school levels and included students from Alta Vista, Campo, Cheyenne Wells, Eads, […]

February 2018 Drought Update

February 2018 Drought Update

  2018 has started off warm and dry across most of the state with very few below average temperatures; and despite recent precipitation, it is unlikely that many basins in the southern half of the state will be able to reach average snow accumulation this season. 71 percent of the state is in some level […]

Election Information for Unaffiliated Voters

Election Information for Unaffiliated Voters

  Election Information: What about registered unaffiliated voters? Unaffiliated voters may observe a precinct caucus, but may not participate.   For the first time in Colorado unaffiliated voters will be eligible to vote a Primary Election ballot for participating political party candidates on a Major Party Ballot, i.e. Democratic or Republican. This is because Colorado […]

Busy Entertainment Schedule Planned for Spring and Summer in Prowers County

Busy Entertainment Schedule Planned for Spring and Summer in Prowers County

    Even though it’s still February, the majority of funding applications on the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel’s agenda were for the approaching spring and summer. Presentations were made for the 2nd Annual Holly Gateway Classics/Concert for the end of September, Wild West BBQ for mid-May, Wiley Hay Days Car Show, Holly Bluegrass Festival and […]

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

Veteran’s Representatives Meet for Information Exchange

    John Griego, Military and Veterans Constituent Advocate from US Senator Bennet’s office, visited with the Prowers County Commissioners along with Dwight Gardner, Regional Director for Senator Bennet. Gardner said the visit was part of the Senator’s general community outreach program intended to visit each county in the state and allowing residents one-on-one opportunities […]

LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

LCC Hosts Southeast Regional Science Fair

  Mostly middle and elementary school students from Prowers, Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Cheyenne counties converged at the Wellness Center at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, February 14th to take part in the annual regional science fair. Close to one hundred students had set up their displays for viewing by area judges with topics ranging […]

25-7 Media Acquiring Cherry Creek Media Radio Stations in S.E. Colorado

25-7 Media Acquiring Cherry Creek Media Radio Stations in S.E. Colorado

LAMAR, CO – 25-7 Media, Inc. and Cherry Creek Media announced today their plans to formally file with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer ownership of 920 KLMR-AM and 93.5 KLMR-FM in Lamar and 1400 KBLJ-AM and 92.1 KTHN-FM in La Junta from Cherry Creek Media to 25-7 Media, Inc. Regarding the transfer, Jonathan Brewster, […]