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Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

    Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick offered some welcome news at the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting held December 5th at the Granada City Complex.  Buxton-Andrade said that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, in the face of a unanimous presentation from Colorado County Commissioners, has decided to […]

Frontier Bank Welcomes Jake Chamberlain

Frontier Bank Welcomes Jake Chamberlain

Jake Chamberlain joins Frontier Bank’s Commercial-Ag Lending Department as Assistance Vice President/Loan Officer. Jake got his start in banking at Frontier Bank though the Lamar School D.E.C.A. program in 1997 and worked there until graduating from Lamar Community College. He has had a successful career over the past 17 years in consumer finance, before coming […]

Michael Lewis New Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation

Michael Lewis New Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Transportation

      DENVER — Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today Michael Lewis will be the next Executive director for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Lewis most recently served as the Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for CDOT where he provided policy, technical, organizational and operational direction for […]

Zordel to Seek Re-election as Prowers County Sheriff

Zordel to Seek Re-election as Prowers County Sheriff

It has been a great pleasure serving as the Sheriff of Prowers County over the last three years. I have made progress with my goals for the Sheriff’s Office, and with the services we provide our communities. This job hasn’t always been the easiest, but it has been the most rewarding, being able to interact […]

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

PMC Focuses on Physician Recruitment for 2018

  The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors has always focused on gaining additional physicians and according to Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, the board is looking into a new physician recruitment strategy that will benefit the local community. “We’ve decided to shift the focus on the way we’re recruiting and we plan to attend […]

Colorado Employment Situation in October 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in October 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 1,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,659,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government decreased 2,900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from September to October […]

Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy Grand Opening

Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy Grand Opening

  Dozens of area residents were treated to lunch and dessert Wednesday, November 8th, during the grand opening festivities for the Willow Creek Health Mart Pharmacy at 1700 South Main Street in Lamar. The building, which housed the former Deb’s Near New Shop, went through a complete transformation this past summer and fall, to become […]

Hickenlooper Declares November, "Hire a Veteran First" Month

Hickenlooper Declares November, “Hire a Veteran First” Month

DENVER –  Governor Hickenlooper has declared November “Hire A Veteran First” Month. With Veterans Day falling every year on November 11, the month has long been a time to honor our veterans and ensure they are returning home to opportunity. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and its network of veteran employment specialists in […]

PEP Board Meets in Holly, Talks Focus on Hotel Development and Port of Entry Regulations

PEP Board Meets in Holly, Talks Focus on Hotel Development and Port of Entry Regulations

  Prowers Economic Prosperity board members held their monthly meeting at the Catholic Hall in Holly this month, part of their community outreach program to bring their meetings to other communities in the county. Over 30 persons were on hand for economic and business updates from PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt and Rick Robbins, Board […]

Prowers Commissioners Accept Resignations from Two County Health Personnel

Prowers Commissioners Accept Resignations from Two County Health Personnel

The Prowers County Commissioners held executive session meetings Tuesday, October 31st for personnel matters with two employees of the County’s Public Health and Environment Department, pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402 (4)(f).  A third executive session was held with Prowers County Attorney, Darla Scranton-Specht to receive legal advice on specific legal questions regarding the personnel matters. Following […]

Main Street Construction Work Update

Main Street Construction Work Update

    The majority of construction crew workers along the southern section of Main Street have been absent for the past several days, with only a handful working at the intersection of Main and Oak Streets. At this point, employees of American Civil Constructors are removing about 100 feet of the concrete topping moving south […]

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2017

      Employers in Colorado added 4,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from August to September for a total of 2,656,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,100 and government decreased 4,100. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from August […]

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

  This article offers additional information on the quality of the housing market in southeast Colorado, a housing needs assessment report prepared for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development by the Communities Strategies Institute. The assessment pulled data from various sources, ranging from the U.S. Census and economic development organizations, to statistics provided by realtors, lenders, […]

Secretary Williams: "Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong"

Secretary Williams: “Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong”

    DENVER, Oct. 13, 2017 — New business filings in Colorado have grown more than 5 percent over the last year, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report also shows residential construction is poised for a strong finish this year, and positive but lower growth […]

CSP Opens Cadet Applications

CSP Opens Cadet Applications

  Colorado State Patrol to Give Hiring Preference to Colorado Residents If you are a Colorado Resident trying to secure a career in law enforcement, the odds of being selected by the Colorado State Patrol just got a lot better.  Monday, October 16, the Colorado State Patrol again begins accepting applications for those wanting to […]