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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT...National Weather Service

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT…National Weather Service

A Wet and Cool May Help to End Drought across Southeastern Colorado… SYNOPSIS: An unsettled weather pattern across the area at the end of April continued throughout most of the month of May across south central and southeast Colorado. This unsettled weather pattern allowed for multiple slow moving storm systems to move across the state, […]

PEP Provides Business Development Update for Prowers County

PEP Provides Business Development Update for Prowers County

Eric Depperschmidt of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, is beginning his sixth month in his capacity as the organization’s executive director. Depperschmidt began his job in early March and provided the PEP board with an overview of recent business development in Prowers County.  He led the monthly board meeting at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn on […]

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

Small Business Development Center Office Planned for LCC

  Pending receipt of a grant, Lamar Community College could host a Small Business Development Center office with a part time manager to start, according to Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP). “The Office of Economic Development and International Trade offers a three year grant up to $30,000 to provide a salary […]

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Nominations Opening for Prowers County School Board Elections

Elections for the Prowers County School Board will be held November 7th, 2017 To be qualified, a candidate must have been a registered elector and a resident of the school district for at least twelve consecutive months before the election, and a resident of the director district which will be represented, with the exception of […]

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for June, 2017

Employers in Colorado added 6,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,647,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government increased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from May to June at 2.3 percent. The number […]

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

July 18, 2017 – Statewide – First-Time DUI Offenders Being Recruited to Use Smartphone Breathalyzers STATEWIDE — Approximately one-third of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions nationwide involve someone with a prior DUI arrest, and the rate of DUI recidivism is higher in Colorado. In 2016, of the more than 21,000 DUI filings made in Colorado, 40 […]

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center

  PRESS RELEASE: Pursuant to 1-5-101 and 1-7.5-107 C.R.S., Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen is seeking written comments from residents of Prowers County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center in conjunction with HB13-1303. House Bill 13-1303 requires a County Clerk and Recorder to solicit public comment concerning the location […]

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Watershed Plan

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Watershed Plan

    Concerns about the increasing amount of trace minerals and salinity content in the Lower Arkansas River Basin has prompted a series of meetings to identify causes and develop solutions to the problem. The first stakeholders meeting was held July 13th at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn and hosted by Blake Osborn, CSU Extension […]

Buying or Selling a House; How Much and Where?

Buying or Selling a House; How Much and Where?

Jennie Rodgers, from the Community Strategy Institute, toured Baca, Prowers and Kiowa Counties, discussing the current housing markets with municipal leaders as well as local realtors. Following a morning tour of the communities in Prowers County on Wednesday, July 12th, she met with interested parties, at the SECED offices along with Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director […]

Secretary Williams' Response to Request for Public Voter Files

Secretary Williams’ Response to Request for Public Voter Files

  DENVER, June, 29, 2017 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said today that his office will release voter information that is public under state law to a presidential election commission that asked for “publicly-available roll data,” but it will withhold data that is confidential. Williams received a letter on Wednesday from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity signed by vice […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announced Public Housing Study Meetings will take place on Wednesday, July 12th. The sessions will take place throughout the morning and afternoon at the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED) Office, 112 West Elm Street, Lamar, CO. The public is encouraged to attend and share their thoughts in the […]

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

NWS Posts Severe Storms Watch for S.E. Colorado for Thursday Afternoon

  A few severe storms to impact southeast Colorado today.  REMINDER-a watch is not as severe for an immanent storm as a warning post. A few severe thunderstorms are likely this afternoon and into this evening across the plains. Severe thunderstorms will be capable of hail up to the size of golfballs and wind gusts […]

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2017

Employers in Colorado added 10,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,645,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 11,500 and government decreased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from April to May at 2.3 percent. The number […]

Firewise Homeowners Checklist

Firewise Homeowners Checklist

Last fall, with the concern of continued dry weather, the Crowley County Commissioners and the local Colorado State University Extension office in Crowley County printed a brochure obtained from the Firewise website (http://www.firewise.org/wildfire-preparedness/teaching-tools/brochures-andbooklets.  aspx): How to Have a Firewise Home. With the wildfires that occurred in Colorado late last summer and with the much needed […]