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Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

Attorney General Coffman Holds Listening Tour Meeting for Prowers County

    Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman spent the majority of her day, Tuesday, May 23rd at the Prowers County Annex in Lamar, holding a series of listening sessions that began with local, elected officials and continued through the day with such topics as farming/ranching, a sex assault program at Lamar Community College and efforts […]

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

Three Die in Early Morning Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash involving three fatalities. The crash occurred on Colorado 287 approximately five miles north of Campo.  On Wednesday morning, at approximately 2:23am, a semi tractor-trailer was southbound on Hwy 287 when it traveled into the northbound lane colliding head-on with a northbound semi-tractor flatbed trailer. After […]

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Hitch for ARPA/City of Lamar Settlement Agreement

Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, announced that The City Council of La Junta cast a collective ‘no’ vote May 15th to approve the settlement agreement between ARPA and the City of Lamar.  Their counterparts in Trinidad, also an ARPA municipal member, decided to table their decision during their May meeting.  All six ARPA members, […]

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations over the course of the last several months. The below arrests are the outcome of two of the investigations. On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain an arrest warrant […]

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. […]

Lodging Panel Funds Car-Related Events

Lodging Panel Funds Car-Related Events

    Requests for marketing funds for a demolition derby/monster car show and a car show/concert were approved by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel at their monthly meeting, May 16th. Jacob Holdren of Holly received $3,656 to fund the Holly Gateway Classics Car Show to run concurrent with the annual Holly Fair on September […]

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, […]

Commissioners Hosting Attorney General for Public Forum

Commissioners Hosting Attorney General for Public Forum

The Prowers County Commissioners will be hosting a Public Forum and conversation with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Tuesday, May 23rd in the Mezzanine Room of the County Annex Building, 1001 South Main Street, Lamar, Colorado. Ms. Coffman and staff would like to meet with parties representing the following topics: 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 […]

Alert for Snakes at Start of Warm Weather

Alert for Snakes at Start of Warm Weather

MEDIA RELEASE May 16, 2017 Now that spring is upon us, remember the reptiles are coming out to enjoy the warmer weather also. While you are out enjoying the warm weather, make sure and keep an eye out for snakes and other reptiles.  Snakes have been spotted in the Riverside and Fairmount Cemeteries so if […]

HOPE Coalition Closing Out School Season

HOPE Coalition Closing Out School Season

  The last day of school will be May 23rd and Project HOPE activities are winding down for the season at the Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar.  “We’ll be on hand with a few things, mostly paperwork into June, as well as summer field trips early in June, but we’re slowing up […]

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

Rosengrants Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship for 2017

  Courtney Rosengrants submitted the application selected for the Walter Ely Scholarship of $1,000 for 2017 which was presented by the SDS Board of Directors on Monday, May 15th at the Southeastern Development Services offices on South 4th Street in Lamar. There was a change in criteria for this year’s award, a departure from the […]

Three Equine Health Updates for Colorado

Three Equine Health Updates for Colorado

BROOMFIELD, Colo. –In an effort to prevent confusion, the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing an update on three separate equine health concerns currently affecting horses in Colorado. There are confirmed cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA), Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis, and Strangles. “The Colorado Department of Agriculture is working with the equine industry and veterinarians […]

Top graduates of Lamar Community College

Top graduates of Lamar Community College

    (Lamar, Colorado; May 11, 2017) Lamar Community College held its 78th Annual Commencement this past Saturday, May 6, in the LCC Wellness Center.  Leading the procession of graduates were LCC students graduating with honors. “For our size, Lamar Community College has an impressive number of graduates achieving honor designations,” said Dr. Linda Lujan, […]

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2017 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – MAY 2017 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

 Winter wheat production in Colorado, based on conditions as of May 1, 2017, is forecast at 72.15 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is 31 percent below last year’s production of 105.12 million bushels and 11 percent below the 81.03 million bushel crop […]

McClave Students Win LUB/ARPA Scholarships

McClave Students Win LUB/ARPA Scholarships

Two McClave High School students, James Steerman, who will be attending Western State Colorado University where he plans to study Business Finance and Administration and Blake Brubacher who will be attending Colorado State University where he plans to study Construction Management, were announced as the Lamar Utility Board/ARPA scholarship winners during the board’s regular meeting, […]