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Michael Lewis New Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation

Michael Lewis New Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation

      DENVER — Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Michael Lewis will be the next Executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Lewis most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for CDOT where he provided policy, technical, organizational and operational direction for […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2017 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – OCTOBER 2017 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

    Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.64 billion pounds in October, up 5 percent from the 4.43 billion pounds produced in October 2016. Beef production, at 2.30 billion pounds, was 4 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.80 million head, up 6 percent from October 2016. The average […]

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 1, and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, December 2. The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1. Groups are led by lantern light through the rooms of the fort […]

Zordel to Seek Re-election as Prowers County Sheriff

Zordel to Seek Re-election as Prowers County Sheriff

It has been a great pleasure serving as the Sheriff of Prowers County over the last three years. I have made progress with my goals for the Sheriff’s Office, and with the services we provide our communities. This job hasn’t always been the easiest, but it has been the most rewarding, being able to interact […]

Official Election Results Posted by County Clerk and Recorder

Official Election Results Posted by County Clerk and Recorder

  The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s office has completed a canvass of the November 7, 2017 Coordinated Election and has issued the results. Mayor Roger Stagner defeated Felix Dias for Mayor of Lamar by 135 votes, 887 to 752. Kirk Crespin and Oscar Riley ran unopposed for re-election to the Lamar City Council with […]

Colorado Drought Update-November 2017

Colorado Drought Update-November 2017

  Water Year 2017 ended up being tied for the third warmest on record and the 30th wettest on record. So far in October and November of the current water year, most of the state has experienced above normal temperatures. The southern half of the state has recorded below normal precipitation at SNOTEL stations, while […]

Colorado Employment Situation in October 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in October 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 1,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,659,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government decreased 2,900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from September to October […]

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

MEDIA RELEASE EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1. Regulating Personal Growing, Cultivation and Processing of Marijuana   On November 5, 2012, by majority vote, the citizens of Colorado voted to amend the Colorado Constitution to allow for statewide personal growing, cultivation and use of marijuana by individuals 21 years old or older. This became […]

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

    10-Day Enforcement Stretch Begins Friday STATEWIDE — As Thanksgiving motorists flock to Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up DUI enforcement efforts to keep Colorado roads safe from impaired drivers. Starting Friday, Nov. 17 […]

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved a fourth amendment deadline for the contract to purchase property intended to be used for a community corrections facility on East Maple Street in Lamar. The final extended closing date is December 15th, 2017. Prowers County and Douglas Carrigan agreed to a contract in July, 2016 for the […]

Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

There were no new applications for funding on the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel for their monthly meeting on November 14th.  Discussion did focus on replacement members as Panel President, Pat Palmer, submitted his resignation from the board which will be effective at the end of this year.  Palmer, who has been president for several […]

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

The Prowers County Commissioners approved an ordinance regulating the personal growing, cultivation and procession of marijuana within the county limits during their meeting, November 14th , 2017.  Ordinance 2017-1 states that there can be no more than 12 plants grown at one specific residence within the county.  They must be cultivated or processed at a […]

Film Presentation on Sand Creek and Civic War this Saturday in Eads

Film Presentation on Sand Creek and Civic War this Saturday in Eads

  Sand Creek Massacre Commemorates November as National Native American Heritage Month In 1990, President George H. W. Bush proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month. Every November since 1990, each president has followed with a proclamation encouraging Americans to honor and observe the history of the very first Americans and to remember the […]

Lamar Eagles Honor Local Veterans with Free Luncheon

Lamar Eagles Honor Local Veterans with Free Luncheon

      The Lamar Eagles Lodge paid their respects and a ‘thank you’ to area veterans with a complimentary lunch for all who served in the armed forces on Friday, November 11th.   Veteran’s Day, which was earlier called Armistice Day, celebrated the signing of a peace treaty marking the end of World War 1.  […]

‘Tis the Season for Giving

‘Tis the Season for Giving

    Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar is organizing its 7th Annual Stocking for Soldiers drive.   Residents can pick up a gift stocking at Peacock Funeral Home to be filled and sent overseas to soldiers overseas.  Stockings are available until Wednesday, November 22nd and they need to be filled with gifts for men and women […]