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Lodging Panel Funds 2019 Requests

Lodging Panel Funds 2019 Requests

    A funding request for promotional materials from Spreading Antlers Golf Course was the only funding application to the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel that wasn’t slated for 2019. Jack Van Hook and Ray Gilbert, representing the Golf Course, explained that the nine-hole course is leased from the City of Lamar for $1 per […]

Sanchez Returns to SBDC

Sanchez Returns to SBDC

The Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce the return of Cheryl Sanchez as a SBDC Consultant for Prowers, Baca, and Kiowa Counties. Sanchez served as both SBDC Director and LCC Business faculty in 2000 – 2001 before becoming a full-time faculty member. She eventually retired from LCC as the Vice […]

November 2018 Drought Update

November 2018 Drought Update

  The 2018 Water Year (which ended on September 30) was the warmest and second driest in 124 years of records for the state of Colorado. Water Year 2019, which began on October 1st, has seen above normal precipitation and below average temperatures across most of the state. This is the first time in over […]

Two Shot Goose Hunt President’s Reception

Two Shot Goose Hunt President’s Reception

    The public is welcome to this year’s 52nd Annual Southeast Colorado Celebrity Two-Shot Goose Hunt, President’s Reception at the Lamar Eagles Lodge, Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30pm. The annual gathering features a host of activities ranging from complimentary cocktails, a live and silent auction and Calcutta. The funds raised through the auctions support […]

Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

Colorado Seat Belt Use Increases to 86 Percent

  State Still Below National Average of 90 Percent STATEWIDE — Last year, there were 222 unbuckled fatalities on Colorado roads — accounting for about half of the 410 total passenger vehicle deaths in the state. According to a just-released survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), seat belt usage in Colorado increased by […]

FLCC Board Approves Water Delivery -- LAWMA/Colorado Springs Utilities Water Sharing Agreement Finalized

FLCC Board Approves Water Delivery — LAWMA/Colorado Springs Utilities Water Sharing Agreement Finalized

First permanent water sharing agreement with augmentation association in Colorado   Las Animas, CO — The Fort Lyon Canal Company (FLCC) board approved to allow a Lower Arkansas Water Management Association (LAWMA) member to deliver FLCC water for municipal purposes. The vote makes a permanent water sharing agreement between LAMWA and Colorado Springs Utilities complete. […]

Kyle Jara New Granada Trustee

Kyle Jara New Granada Trustee

  Kyle Jara was sworn in as the latest Granada Trustee member during the regular monthly meeting this past Wednesday, November 14th.  The board had advertised for letters of interest from qualified citizens to fill the position. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Prosperity Executive Director, briefed the board on recent developments during his quarterly report to […]

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 4,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,747,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government decreased 1,300. September estimates were revised down to 2,742,300, and the over the month change from August to September was a […]

Local Talent Shines at Farm-City Banquet

Local Talent Shines at Farm-City Banquet

    The Rhett Uhland Band from Eads, Colorado provided the entertainment for this year’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Farm-City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, Friday, November 9th.  Uhland is honing his abilities to join the ranks of other notable regional entertainers who hail from areas around the High Plains, having released his first […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

      Old Business: Old-Fashioned Christmas will be December 4 from 5-7 P.M. Be looking for information on businesses that will be open that evening.  Santa will be visiting the library that evening as well. The Christmas lighting contest will be held on December 18. Prizes will again be awarded in three different categories:  […]

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

Financial Fallout from 1A’s Defeat

  Prowers County Impact: 4,002 votes were cast on November 6th concerning Prowers County Ballot Issue 1A, a proposed county tax increase to generate additional revenues for the ambulance service in and around Prowers County.  The measure was defeated 2,102 against to 1,900 in favor.  Had it passed, it was estimated to be able to […]

Sand Creek Massacre Observes 154th Year at National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre Observes 154th Year at National Historic Site

    Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre with a pair of free public programs on November 29, 2018. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site: At 10:00 am on Thursday, November 29, join Park Guide John Launius for a free guided walking tour. The program […]

PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

    Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board members voted unanimously to loan $20,000 to Prairieland Packing, LLC of Wiley to help fund the development of a meat packing operation in that community.  The action was taken during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 6th at the Lamar Truck Plaza restaurant. The loan is offered on […]

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

Bad Weather Driving…Some Call it Ski Season

  It’s that time of year again, which means snow storms are on the horizon. Bad weather isn’t all that bad, because with it comes all of the fun activities we like to do in Colorado such as skiing, sledding, skiing, hiking, and skiing/snowboarders. I joke about the ski season, but when we see a […]

Drought Conditions Continue to Improve across Southeast Colorado

Drought Conditions Continue to Improve across Southeast Colorado

October Drought Information Statement from National Weather Service Abundant precipitation over the Summer of 2018 across southeast Colorado has continued throughout the early Fall, with several weather systems bringing more beneficial precipitation across the area in September and October. This abundant moisture has brought an end to the drought across portions of the far Southeastern […]