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2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2 – 6pm, Jenea Aguilera Memorial Softball games; 7pm Wiley Lions Bingo/Kid’s game night @ Community Center  Saturday, June 3 – 7am, Wiley Hay Days 5K Run; 7:30-9:30 Breakfast at Rock School House; 10am Parade from Ward Street Line up; 10:30am Kid’s Carnival @ Park; 11:30 to 1pm Lions Club Sloppy Joe Lunch; […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2017

Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,635,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,600 and government decreased 1,800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in April to 2.3 percent. […]

2017 Recipient of James "Red" Heath Scholarship Named

2017 Recipient of James “Red” Heath Scholarship Named

Prowers County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the recipient of its James “Red” Heath scholarship for high school seniors in Prowers County To be eligible for the scholarships, high school seniors filled out an application and submitted it to the Prowers County Farm Bureau.  On the application, the seniors included a list of their […]

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

The Porterfield’s moved to Wiley in 2008 after growing up in Holly and then living in South for over 40 years. Margaret Files and Robert Porterfield were married in the Holly Methodist Church in 1960 and chose to return to southeastern Colorado to be near Margaret’s Holly relatives after retiring from their jobs in Dallas/Fort […]

PEP Outlines Shared Economic Concerns with La Junta

PEP Outlines Shared Economic Concerns with La Junta

Rick Robbins, PEP President, shared the highlights of a recent meeting with his economic development counterparts from La Junta. “We visited with Brian Burney, CEO of Oliver Manufacturing in La Junta and Economic Development Director, Ryan Stevens,” explained Robbins, during the PEP meeting on May 16th.  “We have a lot of similarities and right now, […]

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 Welcomes New Leadership

Action 22 announces the selection of new President/CEO, Sara Blackhurst of Rye, CO. Mrs. Blackhurst has been serving nonprofit organizations in Southern Colorado for more than a decade and brings expertise in nonprofit operations, grant writing, program development and fundraising to the position.  “I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to serve Southeastern Colorado […]

Centennial Farms Program

Centennial Farms Program

In 1986 the Colorado Historical Society (now History Colorado), and the Colorado Department of Agriculture created the Colorado Centennial Farms program to recognize the important role agriculture has played in our state’s history and economic development. Nominees must meet the following requirements: Farms or ranches must have remained in the same family continuously for 100 […]

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

Prevention, Rodent Control are Keys to Preventing Hantavirus

State health officials today reminded Coloradans to take steps to avoid hantavirus. There has been one confirmed case of the disease in the state this year, and the patient is recovering. Hantavirus is a rare, but serious and potentially fatal respiratory disease primarily carried by deer mice. People become infected by breathing in dirt and […]

Not Your Mother's WIC

Not Your Mother’s WIC

A government nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and children under age 5 is embracing technology to make it easier for participants to use their benefits and eat healthier. The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has launched WICShopper, a free smart phone app that allows WIC families to […]

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

Winter Storm Watch Remains in Effect from Late Friday Night Through Sunday

  Hazardous Weather Outlook – National Weather Service Pueblo CO 859 AM MDT Friday, April 28, 2017 (The City of Lamar is still planning the City-Wide Clean-Up Day tomorrow, Saturday,  starting at 7:00 am.  If safety becomes a concern, then it will be rescheduled but for now it is still a go.) * LOCATION…Crowley, Otero, […]

LUB Members Discuss Scholarship Trends

LUB Members Discuss Scholarship Trends

Members of the Lamar Utilities Board discussed the downturn in scholarship applications for the 2017 LUB/ARPA Scholarship program. This year, only two students, both from the same school, applied.  The scholarship, which is open to ARPA customers from McClave, Wiley and Lamar, is for a combined amount of $1,000. To be eligible, a student must […]

2017 NWSS Catch-A-Calf Final Results Released

2017 NWSS Catch-A-Calf Final Results Released

A freshman at Wiley High School and Paw Pals 4-H club member, Wyatt Wollert, competed in the 2017 National Western Stock Show Catch-A-Calf program. This program was open to 4-H members ages twelve through nineteen. There were twenty-eight participants in this year’s 2016-2017 program. Contestants had to catch a calf during a NWSS rodeo performance […]

Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Hickenlooper Town Hall Focuses on State Economy and Rural Growth Issues

Governor Hickenlooper’s last town hall meeting in Lamar was in September, 2015 and the format for his April 19th meeting held at Lamar Community College was unchanged.  Accompanied by several members of the state cabinet, Hickenlooper first addressed the audience at the LCC Wellness Center on relevant issues for Colorado residents before his cabinet briefed […]

PEP Hosts High School Entrepreneurs

PEP Hosts High School Entrepreneurs

Two young Wiley students developed an idea for a future business and it was good enough to garner an inclusion in the top three teams in the High School Entrepreneur Fair in La Junta for their proposal, “Tractor and Farm Equipment Repair”. Harold Stewart, a sophomore at Wiley High School and senior, Antonio Lucero, attended […]

Buxton Economic Report Highlights Community Growth Potential

Buxton Economic Report Highlights Community Growth Potential

  Cheyenne Robinson, liaison to the City of Lamar from the Buxton Company, presented an analysis of surplus and leakage spending in Lamar and Prowers County during a meeting with Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board members this past Tuesday, April 4th.  Her meeting with PEP offered a continuation of the information on the local retail […]