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Lorraine Woolley Announces Retirement as Prowers County Treasurer

Lorraine Woolley Announces Retirement as Prowers County Treasurer

  Lorraine Woolley, Prowers County Treasurer, announces she will retire at the end of this term. I will not seek re-election for a seventh term as the Prowers County Treasurer and Public Trustee.  I first ran for the office in 1994 and will complete my sixth term in December 2018. During my time in office […]

Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

Save the Date: Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days to Take Place in Lamar June 13 – 15, 2018

    3-day event promises to have large impact on pressing regional needs Lamar, CO (June 13 – 15, 2018) – Organizers expect more than 250 attendees at this year’s Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD), a three-day event that brings together Colorado’s foundations, nonprofits, and local stakeholders. Held June 13-15, 2018 in Lamar, Colorado, the […]

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

Pilot Flying J Truck Stop Opening January 13th in Lamar

    Pilot Flying J representatives are planning what is called a ‘soft’ opening of their new store at 708 North Main Street in Lamar on Saturday, January 13th.  It will be a normal day of activity with no special events planned at this time. This will mark the 4th Pilot Flying J location in […]

PMC Update Presented to Lamar City Council

PMC Update Presented to Lamar City Council

Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer for Prowers Medical Center, provided an over-view of the past year’s activities at the hospital for the Lamar City Council during their first meeting of 2018. Loveless referenced six areas of interest: Quality, People, Service, Finance, Growth and Community where the hospital had designed goals for general improvement for the […]

Wyatt Declares Re-election Bid as Assessor

Wyatt Declares Re-election Bid as Assessor

    It is with great modesty, that I announce my decision to seek re-election to the office of Prowers County Assessor. I am indebted to the citizens of Prowers County for the trust and confidence they have placed in me in the past, and obligated to serving the property owners of Prowers County in […]

Bent’s Fort Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting

Bent’s Fort Chapter to Hold Annual Meeting

  The Bent’s Fort Chapter Annual Meeting will be held on January 13th at the JW Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum in Las Animas (560 Bent Ave). The general meeting will begin at 11am followed by a catered lunch (cost $10).  The meeting will include the election of officers for 2018, announcement of the Member […]

Nickelson Announces for Prowers County Treasurer Position

Nickelson Announces for Prowers County Treasurer Position

To: The Citizens of Prowers County I would like to announce my candidacy for election to the office of Prowers County Treasurer. I was born and raised in Lamar and am a graduate of Lamar High School.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and have over […]

Coen Re-election Announcement for Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

Coen Re-election Announcement for Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

  To: The Citizens of Prowers County,   I, Jana Coen, would like to announce my candidacy for re-election to the office of Prowers County Clerk. I have had the pleasure of serving the citizens and would like to continue in doing that.  I am registered as a Republican but it is my honor as […]

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

Perhaps it Just Seemed Drier this Year

  The National Weather Service website for local precipitation levels from the past year shows that for the most part, 2017 was actually wetter than 2016. A lot of our moisture has come in scattered rainfalls, usually measuring less than half an inch at a time spread over a 24 hour period. Some, however, have […]

PEP Searching for New Headquarters

PEP Searching for New Headquarters

  Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, is looking for a new office as their last day at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn will be Friday, January 5th.  Several locations have been considered, according to PEP President, Rick Robbins, during their January 2nd meeting at Las Brisas Restaurant.  He stated a facility that includes a conference room […]

Board Positions Open with Prowers County

Board Positions Open with Prowers County

Media Release  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill two (2) positions on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel. Each term is for three (3) years and will expire in December 2020. The Lodging Tax Tourism Panel was established in December […]

Local Drug Arrest Cases Listed for Past Year

Local Drug Arrest Cases Listed for Past Year

Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, released information related to drug arrests and sentencing for various convictions over the past 12 months:   12/21/16 Ignacio Quinones 16CR199 *pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) (DF3) *sentenced to 30 months in prison with 1 year of parole   […]

CO State Demography Office Releases US Census Bureau Estimates

CO State Demography Office Releases US Census Bureau Estimates

  DENVER – Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017 – Today, the Census Bureau released their July 2017 population estimates and the State Demography Office provides the following review: The U.S. increased by 2.3 million people between 2016 and 2017 to reach an estimated population of 325,719,178. During the same time Colorado increased by just over 77,049 […]

Sentencing Ordered in JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Hay Theft

Sentencing Ordered in JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Hay Theft

Press Release from Joshua Vogel, District Attorney, 15 Judicial District On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, Douglas Morris pled guilty to Theft, a class four felony, for his criminal conduct occurring between October 19, 2015 and December 31, 2015 for allegedly having stolen, sold and kept sums of money for illegally selling hay from his company of […]

ELECTION NEWS for 2018:

ELECTION NEWS for 2018:

January 2, 2018 Last day to affiliate with a major or minor party to run as a party candidate in the primary (either through nomination or petition). What this means is if you want to run as a candidate affiliated with a political party you must be registered with that party by this date. January […]