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Training / Drill at Prowers Medical Center

Training / Drill at Prowers Medical Center

  (Lamar, CO) March 25, 2019 – Team Members at Prowers Medical Center in coordination with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting emergency preparedness training on Friday, March 29, 2019. The training exercise is not open to the general public. This notification is being provided to alert the community that the exercise is […]

Improvement in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

Improvement in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Pueblo – Mar 21, 2019 SYNOPSIS Abundant and much needed precipitation across Colorado`s High Country over the past few months has allowed the US Drought Monitor to indicate marked improvement in the drought that has plagued much of Colorado over the past year. Abundant precipitation through the first half of March, […]

New All-Time State Low Pressure Record at Lamar, Colorado 970.4 mb

New All-Time State Low Pressure Record at Lamar, Colorado 970.4 mb

    The National Weather Service in Pueblo, Colorado, the Colorado Climate Center, the Weather Prediction Center, and the National Center for Environmental Information have determined that a new all-time State of Colorado record for lowest pressure measured was set at Lamar, Colorado during the historic March 2019 blizzard.  On Wednesday, March 13, 2019 a […]

CSP Youth Academy Extends Online Enrollment to March 29

CSP Youth Academy Extends Online Enrollment to March 29

  The Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy will be held in Golden, CO at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy on July 14-20, 2019. The youth academy focuses on leadership development through team exercises and individual achievement. Cadets will become familiar with the basic elements of the Colorado State Patrol Academy through a demanding daily […]

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

  DENVER – The seven Colorado River Basin States of Colorado, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming signed a letter to Congress today requesting legislation to implement a negotiated contingency plan that responds to the historic dry conditions and the effects of climate change on the Colorado River. “Water is the lifeblood of […]

Colorado's Employment Situation - February 2019

Colorado’s Employment Situation – February 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 700 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,749,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government decreased 500. January estimates were revised down to 2,748,900, and the over the month change from December to January was […]

Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

  It was discovered by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles and the Colorado Clerk and Recorders’ that there was an error in the State’s motor vehicle system when calculating the Specific Ownership Tax (SOT) for vehicles whose renewal was in the month of December 2018. The calculation errors overcharged certain customers Specific Ownership Tax […]

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

    The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors weighed some pros and cons for sponsoring a speaker who specializes in teaching businesses and sometimes communities on ideas to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations. Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director and Cheryl Sanchez, Small Business Development Center Advisor, gave an overview of the program held […]

Bryan Martinez Sentenced in Prowers County Drug Case

Bryan Martinez Sentenced in Prowers County Drug Case

  On Monday, March 11, 2019, the Honorable Michael Davidson sentenced Bryan Martinez to serve seven years in Colorado Department of Corrections to be followed by two years of mandatory parole.  Mr. Martinez had previously pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute Methamphetamine as a result of the Lamar Police Department’s execution of a […]

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

    The Prowers County Commissioners unanimously approved an amended resolution, No. 2019-5 declaring Prowers County a Sanctuary County after hearing from over a dozen citizens regarding the Board’s support of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and recognizing the Board’s belief that Colorado HB-1177 is inconsistent with the right of law abiding citizens to keep and […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government increased 1,200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

    The Lamar Honkers group visited three businesses from Wiley this past Friday afternoon, making stops at the County Line Convenience Store, The Butcher Shop and Cornerstone Cafe and Coffee. County Line Convenience Store at 36020 Highway 287 in Wiley serves area residents and motorists seven days a week with fuel and snacks, plus a […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 3”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 3”

  Over the past 2 months I’ve talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We touched on the topic of mixing drinking, drugs, and driving.  Now let’s look at two of the most common ones we deal with every day; distracted driving […]

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

  DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded Baca County $350,000 to make needed improvements to its fairgrounds. The project was one of 17 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation grants awarded by GOCO from a pool of 54 applications. Baca County Fairgrounds welcomes a wide variety of events, including rodeos, tractor pulls, […]

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

      BEAR, as described by Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, stands for Business Expansion Attraction and Retention, a series of goals that are hoped to be achieved by the economic development organization. Leiker addressed the annual meeting of PEP, held Monday, March 4th at the Shore Arts Center in downtown Lamar.  […]