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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 […]

Prowers County Democrats - March Activities

Prowers County Democrats – March Activities

  Are you interested in becoming a candidate, for an elected position, in Prowers County? Four positions, in Prowers County, are up for election on November 06, 2018 The best way to get your name on the ballot, is to announce your candidacy at CAUCUS Tuesday, March 6, 2018, … and then proceed to the […]

15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

MEDIA RELEASE The 15th Judicial District Community Corrections board is accepting applications from persons who are residents of the 15th Judicial District that includes Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers Counties. There are four (4) openings on the board to be filled by one citizen from each of the aforementioned counties. A citizen member term is […]

PMC Announces Board of Director Elections

PMC Announces Board of Director Elections

  Prowers Medical Center will hold an election May 8, 2018 for three positions on the hospital’s board of directors. The election will be held within the Prowers County Hospital District of Prowers County. The three directors that have expiring terms this year are Ronny Farmer, Constance Brase, and Matthew Snyder. Eligible electors of the […]

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

Lack of Snow Reduces Expected Water Availability for Lower Arkansas

  The National Weather Service (NWS) continues to monitor the accumulation of snow in the Arkansas and Rio Grande river basins. The amount of water contained in the snowpack is measured in Snow-Water Equivalent (SWE). This is basically a translation of how much water would be produced by melting all the snow.  The primary source […]

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

  The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors conducted their annual meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, at the Lamar Community Building. PEP President Rick Robbins and Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt capped the accomplishments of the revised economic development organization for 2017. Last year, the PCDI organization had been given new guidance by an economic focus […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – 1055 AM MST Friday, Jan 26, 2018 After a relatively wet late Summer and early Fall, especially across southeastern Colorado, a very warm and dry late Fall and early Winter has allowed for moderate to severe drought conditions to develop and expand across much of the area. With that said, the […]

Enrollment Climbs at Lamar Community College

Enrollment Climbs at Lamar Community College

  The headcount for Lamar Community College’s spring semester, according to President Linda Lujan, is up 9.9% and is showing a Full Time Equivalency of 10.39%. She added, “As of last week, only Trinidad Junior College surpassed LCC in growth in the Colorado Community College System.”  Dr. Lujan told the Prowers County Commissioners that of […]

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 5,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,671,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government increased 800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from November to December […]

Prowers County Department of Human Services Honored with Performance Award

Prowers County Department of Human Services Honored with Performance Award

  Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, presented a County C-Stat Award to the Prowers County Department of Human Services Adult and Family Services staff on Monday, January 22nd at the Prowers County Annex. The presentation was attended by various staff members, Lanie Meyers-Miriles, Director of Prowers County Department of […]