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Colorado Water Conservation Board – March 2017 Drought Update

Colorado Water Conservation Board – March 2017 Drought Update

February of this year was the second warmest February on record, and the warmest since 1954. Well above average temperatures have continued into March. Precipitation in February was average but has slowed considerably with only 29 percent of average month –to-date in March. However, the forecast for the next two weeks indicates that the state […]

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

Gov. Hickenlooper to hold Town Hall April 19 at LCC

(Lamar, Colorado; March 24, 2017) Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and members of his Cabinet will host a town hall event at Lamar Community College on Wednesday, April 19, from 6:00-7:30pm.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the LCC Wellness Center. The town hall will feature remarks by […]

PMC Activities Highlighted for City Council

PMC Activities Highlighted for City Council

Craig Loveless, CEO for Prowers Medical Center, briefed the Lamar City Council, Monday, March 13th on the latest developments at the hospital. “Our Patient Family Advisory Council is meeting for the first time this month in an effort to improve the general health standards for our area,” he explained, adding this is part of the […]

Classes Focus on Managing Diabetes In Prowers and Surrounding Counties

Classes Focus on Managing Diabetes In Prowers and Surrounding Counties

Living with diabetes is not a picnic, but is possible, though, and learning how is the focus of a six-class series beginning March 22, 2017. Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center based in Pueblo will host its second free weekly class at the Lamar Community Center from 12:30 pm – 2 pm  on Wednesday’s through April […]

Nidey Back on Council, Pocket Park Plans Proceed

Nidey Back on Council, Pocket Park Plans Proceed

The Lamar City Council filled the vacancy created by the resignation of former councilmember, Felix Dias, during their March 13th meeting.  The council appointed former councilman, Keith Nidey Sr. for Dias who represented Ward lll, but who had to resign as he had moved out of boundary of his service area last year.  Nidey will […]

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

Water and Landfill Issues are Growing Concern in Granada

The Granada Trustees are faced with two expensive issues that will impact the town’s residents in the future. The Trustees discussed their revenue options to upgrade the aging water lines in the community, a matter that is being carried over from last year; and how to afford to bring the town’s landfill into compliance with […]

22 Percent of Coloradans Admit to Reading Messages While Driving

22 Percent of Coloradans Admit to Reading Messages While Driving

New CDOT Survey Reveals Other Dangerous Roadway Behaviors STATEWIDE — A new statewide driver survey finds that almost a quarter of Coloradans admit to reading a text, email or social post on their phones while driving. The survey also finds that nearly 40 percent of adult drinkers drove within two hours of drinking alcohol; and […]

Radon: What’s the Hoopla All About?

Radon: What’s the Hoopla All About?

Radon, maybe a word that you have heard buzzing around; but do you know what it is, why radon is a concern, how to test for it, and how to fix it? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.  You cannot see or smell radon and the only way to […]

Ye Olde Rummage Shoppe, Still Going Strong for SDS

Ye Olde Rummage Shoppe, Still Going Strong for SDS

Ye Olde Rummage Shoppe, headquartered for several decades at 119 North Main Street in Lamar, remains in full operation and is currently seeking donations of clothing for the family. Annabelle Munoz and Loretta Johnson, long-time volunteers, were on duty Tuesday afternoon, February 28th.  Johnson recollected that she has been volunteering her time for around twenty-five […]

Hemp in Agriculture, Part ll

Hemp in Agriculture, Part ll

This is the second article in The Prowers Journal relating to a Hemp Road Show held February 25th at Lamar Community College. The program offered three speakers who described the history of hemp agriculture and production in the U.S. and its recent resurgence in the farming community. The first article focused on the mechanics and […]

Lamar Council Continues to Remove 'Blight'/Unsafe Residences

Lamar Council Continues to Remove ‘Blight’/Unsafe Residences

In a continuing effort to alleviate blight in local neighborhoods, the Lamar City Council approved and adopted a resolution to condemn the property at 315 North 12th Street in Lamar during their regular meeting, Monday, February 27th.   The council was informed that efforts to have the property taken care of have failed with the owner […]

Future of Hemp Farming in Colorado Discussed at LCC

Future of Hemp Farming in Colorado Discussed at LCC

Area farmers were presented with three aspects of hemp farming this past Saturday, February 25th, at a Hemp Road Show, presented at Lamar Community College.  The presenters at the seminar, which was attended by about 50 persons, included Rick Trojan, Northeast Colorado Hemp Farmer, Mitch Yergert from the Colorado Department of Agriculture and John Finamore, […]

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

Prowers Medical Center Receives Excellence Rating in National Standard

“Last week Prowers Medical Center was listed as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation which puts us in the top 7.5%,” stated hospital CEO, Craig Loveless. He was briefing the Prowers County Commissioners on an update of events at the hospital on Tuesday, February 21st.  Loveless explained that there are […]

Colorado Blueprint of Food and Agriculture

Colorado Blueprint of Food and Agriculture

Colorado State University Research Centers and Extension are part of a team of partners formulating a Blueprint for our state’s food and agriculture system over the coming year, and we are inviting all Coloradans to be a part of this effort. The purpose of formulating a Blueprint is to: have conversations about Colorado agriculture; highlight […]

Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

Simply Fit Board, from QVC to ABC’s 20/20

It’s been a busy year for Linda Clark and her daughter, Gloria Hollman, since their November 6, 2015 appearance on Shark Tank, the ABC award winning show where entrepreneurs pitch their products to investors, the sharks, to try to get a deal. The Simply Fit Board, created by Gloria and Linda, has seen sales skyrocket […]