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Zonta Rose Day Benefits Scholarships for Area Women

Zonta Rose Day Benefits Scholarships for Area Women

  Did you know that one of 8 targets established in the year 2000 by the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals committee was to ensure by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling? “Enrollment in primary education in developing regions has reached 90%, but today […]

Fief Sworn in as Undersheriff

Fief Sworn in as Undersheriff

  Sam Fief was sworn in as the new Undersheriff for Prowers County, Monday, March 2, at the Sheriff’s Office in Lamar.  Fief was selected as Undersheriff several weeks after Sam Zordel became the new Prowers County Sheriff, replacing James Faull who retired in 2014. In his hiring announcement, Zordel said Fief’s duties will include […]

PMC Selects Ty Rushton as New Board Member

PMC Selects Ty Rushton as New Board Member

Holly resident, Ty Rushton, was selected to replace Kevin McGrath on the Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors this past Wednesday evening, February 25.  The meeting was held at Shorty’s Café in Granada.  Rushton will serve the remainder of McGrath’s term, until May 20, 2016 which is the next board election cycle for PMC. “We’re […]

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, INC) Announces Gonzales as New Director

Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, INC) Announces Gonzales as New Director

The Board of Directors for Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, Inc.) in Lamar is pleased to announce that Mrs. Stephanie Gonzales of Granada has accepted the position of Executive Director for SECED, Inc. and will commence her duties on March 2, 2015. Stephanie, along with her husband Manuel Gonzales, Jr. and children Bryan, Brittany […]

New Business Development for Lamar, LPI Holds Annual Board Meeting

New Business Development for Lamar, LPI Holds Annual Board Meeting

The annual report for 2014 for Lamar Partnership Incorporated was delivered to board members by Shawna Hodge, Executive Director this past Wednesday, February 25 at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices. The organization’s goal is to educate and broaden the business district of Lamar by promoting Lamar’s cultural, historical and social significance. Hodge highlighted some […]

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

Prowers County Development Incorporated will hold its annual meeting on Friday, March 27 at the Holly School District.  The economic development organization will have two featured speakers for the dinner/meeting event: Kari Linker, Executive Director, Morgan County Economic Development and Emily Nieschburg, LiveWell Coordinator. Nieschburg will show how a community’s orientation towards a healthy lifestyle […]

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated, invited the Lamar City Council to a March 2 meeting which will bring to the table, representatives from PCDI, Prowers County Commissioners, the City of Lamar as well as representatives from Wiley, Granada, Bristol and Holly.  “We’re going to review our goals and finances and have everyone’s input […]

Work Set to Start on Three Bridge Project near Granada

Work Set to Start on Three Bridge Project near Granada

PROWERS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a multiple bridge replacement project on U.S. 50, east and west of Granada, on Monday, February 23. Three bridges are being replaced at the following locations: Nine miles east of Lamar over a dry gulch (Carlton), built in 1937, about three miles east of Granada […]

Tractor Supply Ribbon Cutting

Tractor Supply Ribbon Cutting

Tractor Supply in Lamar opened to invited guests, including the Lamar Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chamber Honkers,  following a Friday afternoon ribbon cutting on February 13.  The official grand opening was conducted the following day at the store’s location at 300 Savage Avenue in Lamar.  Over one hundred invitations had been distributed […]

Granada Deals with Budget and Equipment Needs

Granada Deals with Budget and Equipment Needs

  Rick Reed from 4 Rivers Equipment in Lamar outlined costs associated with with a John Deere replacement backhoe for the Town of Granada this past Wednesday, February 11.  Granada Trustees agree a backhoe is needed at the town landfill, but are comparing models to prices as far as the town budget will allow.  One […]

Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan Adopted

Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan Adopted

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan during Monday night’s council meeting.  Mayor Roger Stagner and City Administrator John Sutherland specified that many of the plans are contingent on adequate funding and this long-term project will not be completed in just a few years.  It will involve […]

Transitions: PCDI Executive Director Lance Benninghoff

Transitions: PCDI Executive Director Lance Benninghoff

PCDI Board  To Assess New Directions for Economic Development  A farewell reception was held for Lance Benninghoff, Prowers County Development Incorporated Executive Director last Friday, February 6.  Benninghoff, who became the director for the economic development organization in September, 2013, accepted an offer to supervise waste management departments for communities on the Colorado Western Slope […]

Transitions:  Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook

Transitions: Lamar Fire Chief Marshall Cook

As photographs from his past 30 year career with the Lamar Fire and Ambulance Department scrolled on a video screen at the Lamar Cultural Center this past Friday evening, February 6, Marshall Cook was presented with a series of appreciation awards and plaques for his years of service to the community. Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner […]

LPD Make Two Drug Arrests

LPD Make Two Drug Arrests

  On Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at approximately 8:15 PM Lamar Police Officers responded to Walmart on a report of suspicious prescriptions being passed to the pharmacy. Officers later arrested Julia Compton (Howards), 33 of Lamar, for four counts of fraud and three counts of possession of a schedule two controlled substance. Ryan Birney, 26 […]

Prowers Medical Center Enhances Customer Service

Prowers Medical Center Enhances Customer Service

In preparation for the building expansion project set to break ground in the Spring of 2015, Prowers Medical Center has initiated several projects focused on enhancing their customer service!   We are reorganizing operations and realigning patient care with best practices in an effort to move toward providing patients with the best possible encounter at every […]

Public Hearing Set for New Wind Turbine Construction

Public Hearing Set for New Wind Turbine Construction

A proposal to add 38 more wind turbines to the 108 south of Lamar has been reviewed by the Prowers County Planning Commission ahead of a public hearing.  Pacific Wind Development, LLC, a subsidiary of Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, is submitting a special use application for 11,000 acres of land 23 miles south of Lamar to […]

Gov. Hickenlooper names Don Brown as Agriculture Commissioner

Gov. Hickenlooper names Don Brown as Agriculture Commissioner

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015— Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Don Brown will be the Commissioner of Agriculture, effective Feb. 17, 2015. He replaces John Salazar who retired last month, having served since 2011. “We are fortunate to welcome Don Brown to the team and thrilled to add his experience and leadership to Colorado’s […]

PMC Expansion  Construction Planned for April

PMC Expansion Construction Planned for April

The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors plans to announce the newest board member by their February 25 meeting.  The hospital has advertised for a replacement board member since Kevin McGrath resigned late last year.  PMC is still open to candidates, as board chair, Julie Branes, stated,” Any interested candidate may contact Karen Bryant, Craig […]

Fund Transfer Needed for County Employee Payroll

Fund Transfer Needed for County Employee Payroll

Due to a delay in funding payments, the Prowers County Commissioners approved a transfer of $5,000 from the sales tax revenue fund to cover payroll for employees at the Child Hotline Center.  For reasons not yet determined, the funding from the state has been delayed, as in, “The check is in the mail,” but has […]

PCDI Plans Future Business Seminars, Annual Meeting

PCDI Plans Future Business Seminars, Annual Meeting

Prior to Executive Director Lance Benninghoff’s resignation announcement to the board members of Prowers County Development Incorporated in executive session, he reviewed some options for guest speakers at the PCDI annual meeting and future business seminar topics. “We might consider moving our annual meeting to Granada or Holly and have Lee Merkel from the Department […]