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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 […]

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

  Earth-moving equipment is beginning to lay the foundation for the planned 9/11 Memorial at the Big Timbers Museum site. 9/11 Tribute organizer, Doug Harbour brought the Prowers Commissioners up to date on the next steps for the construction plans. “We’re expecting some road base to arrive to top off what’s already been spread around […]

CSU Extension Offers Free Workshop for Installing Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

CSU Extension Offers Free Workshop for Installing Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

        Are you thinking of installing a center pivot irrigation system but have several questions? How much is it going to cost? Can I use my ditch or canal water, or is it better to install a well? What about putting a center pivot on my least productive land — will I […]

Made for the Shade

Made for the Shade

    A new shade pavilion at North Gateway Park has been installed, funded from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ‘Fishing for Fun’ program. “The pavilion was installed January 4th and 5th,” said Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, adding, “It measures 20 by 44 feet and was erected just south of the rest […]

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 […]

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16th with three new board members at a new, interim location. Kay Hainer, Valerie Baldwin and Craig Brooks were appointed to the Panel by the Prowers County Commissioners, filling three vacancies. New officers were also elected with Jane […]

Partners for HOPE Benefits from Donations

Partners for HOPE Benefits from Donations

The Partners for HOPE received approximately $31,000 in donations from various local contributors and state and national organizations in December, according to HOPE Executive Director, Lori Hammer. She offered thanks to those persons whose contributions ranged from $5,000 to $100 to help maintain activities at the youth center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street […]

COUNTY SHERIFFS OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

COUNTY SHERIFFS OF COLORADO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  Sheriff Sam Zordel announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Prowers County student this spring. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978.  Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect for […]

Always Time for Toys

Always Time for Toys

    The Prowers County Farm Bureau hosted their annual Toy Show at the Lamar Elks Lodge this past Saturday, January 13th.  The annual event runs from 9am to 3pm and allows toy collectors to display and sell their memorabilia and offer some brand new creations to the world of toys. Don McBee from the […]

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

    “We’ve had a line of people coming in through the doors since earlier this morning,” said Center Manager, Kirt Jackson this past Saturday, January 13th.  Local residents have been watching the progress of the new facility since ground was broken and construction began this past July at the former TL Tucker buildings at […]

LCC Hosting Meeting on Willow Creek Nature Trail

LCC Hosting Meeting on Willow Creek Nature Trail

    (Lamar, Colorado; January 12, 2018) On Thursday, January 25, Lamar Community College will be hosting a stakeholder planning meeting regarding improvements to a portion of the Willow Creek Nature Trail that sits on its property. The meeting will be held from 5:30-7:00pm in the Large Lecture Hall of LCC’s Bowman Building; all in […]

LCC welcomes new Director of Financial Aid, Teresa Turner

LCC welcomes new Director of Financial Aid, Teresa Turner

      (Lamar, Colorado; January 10, 2018) Lamar Community College is excited to announce the addition of Teresa Turner as the new Director of Financial Aid. Turner, who has extensive experience in financial aid for higher education, will bring a wealth of knowledge to the position. “We are delighted to welcome Teresa Turner ‘home’ […]

Craig R. Loveless, CEO at Prowers Medical Center Receives Seven Seals Award

Craig R. Loveless, CEO at Prowers Medical Center Receives Seven Seals Award

  (Lamar, CO) January 9, 2018 – Prowers Medical Center recognizes the importance of providing full support of the men and women who serve our country in the National Guard and Reserve. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Craig R. Loveless, CEO of Prowers Medical Center was the proud recipient of the Seven Seals Award – […]

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 […]