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HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

HOPE Center Coalition Focuses on Funding

The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar received several visits from funding sources, according to Executive Director, Lori Hammer. She informed HOPE Coalition board members of recent visits from representatives from the Adolph Coors Foundation in late August and is awaiting word of grant funding from the Anschutz Family Foundation.  Hammer said the Center […]

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

  Several revenue projections were discussed before the Granada Trustees arrived at a fee increase for use of the landfill during their monthly meeting, September 13th.   One trustee was absent from the meeting but it was a unanimous vote to raise the monthly fee to $15 from the previous $4 paid by an estimated 240 […]

Labor Day DUI Arrests Are Up Over 2016

Labor Day DUI Arrests Are Up Over 2016

1184 Drivers Cited for DUI During Labor Day Enforcement Fall Festivals Enforcement Begins Sept. 15   STATEWIDE — Law enforcement agencies across the state cited 1184 impaired drivers during the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) The Heat Is On Labor Day DUI enforcement period, which ran from Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. This number represents […]

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

    The Prowers County Commissioners invited the Holly Trustees to their meeting with a senior advisor from Governor’s Hickenlooper’s office on September 26th to voice their concerns regarding landfill rules and regulations. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade told the Trustees during their September 6th meeting, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pushing […]

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

 Discusses Developing Town Hall Meetings for Community Input on Marijuana   Syracuse Dairy is considering expanding into Prowers County. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Properity (PEP) Executive Director, told board members he has discussed the potential with the company.  Depperschmidt provided an update on various local business development positions and potential during the board’s bi-monthly meeting […]

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

6th Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Ready for September 9

The 6th annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute will begin with the traditional parade at 10am with entrants lined along West Beech Streets, ready to begin their procession along South 6th Street and into the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The annual tribute began as a simple gathering at the Prowers County Courthouse to honor and remember the First Responders […]

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

  Glenn Otto and Tony Garcia, Mayors of Granada and Holly, respectively, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss their landfill problems on Tuesday, August 29th.  Both communities are between a financial rock and a hard place in their efforts to remain in compliance to regulatory mandates for their landfill operations from the Colorado […]

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a renewal contract with Buxton Group for continued marketing strategy and a retail development program for the City of Lamar. Angie Cue, Lamar Community Development Manager, told the Authority Buxton has identified specific retailers who seek markets with household purchasing habits similar to those in Lamar.  “We have an account […]

ITMATTRS Survey to Focus on Local Perceptions of Opioid Addiction

ITMATTRS Survey to Focus on Local Perceptions of Opioid Addiction

  Opioid addiction can be more prevalent in rural areas of the nation than major cities and southeast Colorado is not exempt from an influx of misuse of the pain-killing drugs. Colorado is high on the list for deaths by misuse with one study from 2014 indicating as many as three dozen deaths a month […]

PMC Sets Sights on New Strategic Plan, Recaps Current Accomplishments

PMC Sets Sights on New Strategic Plan, Recaps Current Accomplishments

  The final report on Prowers Medical Center’s Strategic Plan was summarized for PMC board members by CEO Craig Loveless this past Wednesday, August 23rd.  He noted that although it was a final report, many of the programs are on-going for improvements to the hospital’s interaction with the community and improved medical care for patients. […]

A Spray a Day Keeps the Skeeters Away

A Spray a Day Keeps the Skeeters Away

    The summer rainfall totals for southeast Colorado could contribute to mosquito growth, providing ample breeding grounds for the remaining summer months. “August and September are generally the most active for mosquito breeding,” said Tammie Clark, Director of the Prowers County Public Health Department. “Because we’ve already been introduced to the West Nile Virus […]

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

  Southeast Colorado residents who attended the PEP Town Hall Meeting at Lamar Community College this past Thursday, August 17, expressed an interest in economic development, landowner rights, hemp production, conservation easements, landfill regulations and the potential development of Camp Amache under the guidance of the National Park Service.   State Representative Kimmi Lewis, House […]

CDOT Ramps Up for Eclipse Traffic Increase

CDOT Ramps Up for Eclipse Traffic Increase

CDOT: Eclipse traffic could be the most significant traffic event of the year Traffic going to Wyoming and Nebraska for Monday viewing is expected to be very heavy through the weekend COLORADO – The Colorado Department of Transportation is doing everything it can to ensure folks who are driving to Wyoming or Nebraska to view […]

High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

The Prowers County Commissioners received a guided tour of the High Plains Community Health Center campus this past Wednesday, August 16th, accompanied by the Center’s Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer, Marija Weeden-Osborn –Alternative Payment and Care Model Manager Colorado Community Health Network out of Denver, Shae Emick – Vice President of Operations and Laurie Dimitt, Vice […]

Prowers Honored as Reach Out & Read County

Prowers Honored as Reach Out & Read County

  Prowers County recognized as Reach Out and Read Colorado Book-End County. Annually, more than 3000 Reach Out and Read Colorado books are prescribed to children and families at health check-ups in Prowers County at seven partner sites. Prowers County, Colorado (August 7, 2017) – Prowers County is the most recent Colorado County to be […]