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Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

Finance Ballot Questions Lining Up for State November Elections

  Measure that would authorize bonds for transportation projects makes the ballot DENVER, Aug. 22, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that a proposed measure that authorizes bonds for transportation projects has made the ballot. Backers of the “Fix Our Damn Roads” proposal submitted their petition signatures on Aug. 6. A […]

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

Lodging Panel Approves Three Fall Events

  Activities around Prowers County are moving into the fall season as the county Lodging Tax Panel recently approved several activities set for September and October of this year. The Panel, meeting for their August session on Tuesday, the 21st, approved funding for the November 9th, Farm-/- City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, the […]

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

What the Hail is Going On this Year?

The 2018 severe weather season over southeast Colorado started slow this year. With dry southwest mid-level flow over the region, the area experienced below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures through most of the spring (April, May and into June). With the warm and dry weather over the region, thunderstorm coverage was less than normal, […]

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 2,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,737,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 100. June estimates were revised up to 2,734,500, and the over the month increase from May to June was 9,100 […]

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

  The Prowers County Commissioners met on August 14th with County Attorney Darla Scranton Specht, members of the County Planning Commission and Michelle Hiigel, County Land Use Administrator on what steps may be taken to enforce operating regulations pertaining to county-based salvage yards and auto body shops. The main goal is to keep them within […]

NWS Report: Monsoonal Rains Offer Some Relief to Drought Stricken Southeast Colorado

NWS Report: Monsoonal Rains Offer Some Relief to Drought Stricken Southeast Colorado

  SYNOPSIS: Weather systems over the past few months have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado, with the Southwest Monsoon kicking in throughout the month of July, bringing more widespread and much needed moisture to much of Southeastern Colorado. Further west, the summer monsoonal rains have been more spotty and generally not enough […]

931 Drivers Cited During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

931 Drivers Cited During Rural Seat Belt Enforcement

  55 Citations Issued for Unbuckled Children STATEWIDE — From July 16 to 22, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies across the state conducted a weeklong Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign. The crackdown focused on rural areas of Colorado where fewer people tend […]

Lodging Panel Reviews Requests from Sip & Savor, Lamar Partnership Inc and Dutch Oven Cookers

Lodging Panel Reviews Requests from Sip & Savor, Lamar Partnership Inc and Dutch Oven Cookers

  Every two years, the Share the Spirit Foundation hosts the Sip and Savor Fundraiser, held in the fall at Prowers Farms. Foundation co-creator, Karen Voepel, told the Prowers County Lodging Panel, funds from the October 6th event will be used to purchase shoes, socks and other needed essentials for local school children.  The Panel […]

Wollert from Wiley to Compete in NHSFR in Wyoming

Wollert from Wiley to Compete in NHSFR in Wyoming

  DENVER- Wyatt Wollert, a 16 year old from Wiley, Colorado, will compete at the upcoming National High School Finals Rodeo. Wyatt, a member of the Southeast All Stars High School Rodeo team who recently completed his sophomore year at Branson School Online, has earned a position on the Colorado State National High School Rodeo […]

Unofficial Prowers County Primary Results,  Wittman  Wins Treasurer Seat

Unofficial Prowers County Primary Results, Wittman Wins Treasurer Seat

      The June 26th primary for Prowers County and the state featured a new element in that unaffiliated voters were able to cast their votes for the Republican or Democratic candidates, one or the other but not both.  Proposition 108, passed in the last election, allowed unaffiliated electors to vote in the primary […]

Lamar Area Hospice Receives 2018 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

Lamar Area Hospice Receives 2018 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

LAMAR, COLORADO, JUNE 6, 2018 Lamar Area Hospice, a Colorado independent, non-profit hospice organization, serving all of Prowers County and portions of Bent and Kiowa Counties, has been notified that they are the recipient of the Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2018 Customer Experience Award. Qualifying for the award in the category of hospice/healthcare services, Lamar Area […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2018

    Employers in Colorado added 7,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,723,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,400 and government decreased by 700. April estimates were revised down to 2,715,700, and the over the month increase from March to April […]

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

Prowers County Fire Ban in Effect

  MEDIA RELEASE To the Citizens and Visitors of Prowers County, Based upon current environmental conditions, the perceived fire threat and the fires we have already experienced in the areas of Prowers County, the Sheriff as Fire Warden, the County Commissioners and the Rural Fire Chief have agreed to place Prowers County in a Fire […]

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

    NWS Pueblo  SYNOPSIS…Updated May 24, 2018   Spring weather systems throughout the month of May have produced beneficial precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across Southern Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome […]

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 15-16th 2018

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 15-16th 2018

  The annual event begins with a 6pm Friday softball fundraising tournament on June 15th to honor Jenea Aguilera which is followed by the Come Back Car Show until 9pm and a Poker Run will be held at the Wash Spott in Lamar. Wiley Lions Bingo at 7pm and the King will be crowned prior […]