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Depperschmidt Begins Position with PEP

Depperschmidt Begins Position with PEP

“We’re excited to be at this point with Eric joining us as the new Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity, (PEP)”, stated Rick Robbins, President of the county economic development organization, during the Tuesday, March 7th board meeting. Eric Depperschmidt, who hails from Ness and Finney Counties in Kansas, was the last applicant for the […]

Holly Commercial Club March Update

Holly Commercial Club March Update

Members of the Holly Commercial Club discussed the possibility of being one of three host communities for the next ‘Pedal the Plains’ event during their March 1st meeting.  Jesse Frey reported that Holly is under consideration for the annual, three-day race which brings hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts to each community for a particular segment of […]

22 Percent of Coloradans Admit to Reading Messages While Driving

22 Percent of Coloradans Admit to Reading Messages While Driving

New CDOT Survey Reveals Other Dangerous Roadway Behaviors STATEWIDE — A new statewide driver survey finds that almost a quarter of Coloradans admit to reading a text, email or social post on their phones while driving. The survey also finds that nearly 40 percent of adult drinkers drove within two hours of drinking alcohol; and […]

Sheriff Warns of Officer Impersonation

Sheriff Warns of Officer Impersonation

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 19-year-old female party on March 2, 2017, of an incident on Hwy 287 north of Wiley on Sunday February 26, 2017 at around 2130 hours. The female said she believes she was contacted by somebody impersonating a police officer. The unknown male subject was […]

PEP Hires Executive Director

PEP Hires Executive Director

Eric Depperschmidt has been hired by the Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board to serve as its new Executive Director. The unanimous vote was taken during a special PEP directors meeting on Friday, February 17th.  The hiring of an experienced director is pivotal to the future implementation of the Prowers County Economic Prosperity Plan. A western […]

PEP Board Initiates Business Round Table Discussions

PEP Board Initiates Business Round Table Discussions

While the Prowers Economic Prosperity screening committee narrows its search for an executive director and a projects coordinator, the focus of the Tuesday, February 7th meeting centered on adding members to take part in a series of business roundtable discussions.  PEP President, Rick Robbins, said the groups will focus on categories that represent the economic […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years - Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years – Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

  STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities have risen by 24 percent since 2014. In 2016 there were 605 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to 547 fatalities in 2015. “Colorado is growing but that doesn’t mean traffic fatalities must grow too,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive […]

Holly Trustees Review Backflow Policy

Holly Trustees Review Backflow Policy

The Holly Trustees will meet in a work session on February 15th to determine who needs to have a water backflow device installed on their plumbing to prevent contamination of the public water supply.  The issue was on the Trustee’s agenda for their meeting February 1st.  The Backflow and Cross Connection Control Ordinance was unanimously […]

Prowers County 4-H Council Officer's Retreat

Prowers County 4-H Council Officer’s Retreat

On Sunday,  December 18, 2016, the 4-H County Council Officers took their annual officer planning retreat trip to Denver, Colorado.  Our group had some fun activities such as going to a trampoline park, eating out at a local restaurant, and swimming in the hotel pool.  We then buckled down and got busy on our meeting […]

Workforce Job Fair in Lamar Matches Seekers with Interested Employers

Workforce Job Fair in Lamar Matches Seekers with Interested Employers

The winter job Fair and the State Workforce Center in Lamar had just as many attendees as the earlier one in September, with an average of 100 persons on hand for the four hour session which ran between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday, January 25th. Elva Macias, the local workforce center labor and employment specialist […]

Colorado Employment Situation for December, 2016

Colorado Employment Situation for December, 2016

Total nonfarm payroll jobs declined 4,000 from November to December to 2,627,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 3,700 and government decreased 300. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.0 percent. The number of people actively […]

Prowers and Hamilton County Deputies Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

Prowers and Hamilton County Deputies Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at approximately 0700 hours, deputies were dispatched to an address in Holly, Colorado to a report of a domestic violence in progress. When deputies arrived, the male suspect had already left in a vehicle.  The suspect was identified as Rito Tarango, 25, of […]

Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority Equipped to Receive Text 911 Messages

Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority Equipped to Receive Text 911 Messages

The Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority is pleased to announce the ability to send a text message to 9-1-1 as an integrated service to our 9-1-1 network and 9-1-1 equipment. Thorough testing has been conducted and Text to 9-1-1 is live, for the public in Prowers County. Texting to 9-1-1 provides accessibility to the hearing […]

Lodging Panel Okays Horse Puller Event for Lamar Days

Lodging Panel Okays Horse Puller Event for Lamar Days

Only one funding request came before the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 17th.  Now in its fifth year, the Arkansas Valley Horse Pullers group will appear for Lamar Days, scheduled for May 20th at Willow Creek Park.  Palmer, who is the president of the Panel, excused himself from […]

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 8:01 PM MST FRI JAN 13 2017 …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… * LOCATION…KIOWA…BENT…PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES…INCLUDING EADS…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR AND SPRINGFIELD. * CAUSE AND TIMING…A PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW TO THE […]