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Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 5,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from August to September for a total of 2,748,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 700. August estimates were revised up to 2,743,000, and the over the month increase from July to August was 4,000 […]

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

    Spark, the latest addition to the Lamar Police Department, has been on the job with her handler, Officer Thomas Campbell since the beginning of the month. She’s identified drug contraband as recently as the 15th of this month during a search.  Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, said arrests have already been made from […]

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

    Prowers County Public Health & Environment has posted their annual flu shot clinics for 2018. Vaccine is plentiful and available for both children and adults. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has Quadrivalent vaccine for both children and adults as well as High Dose vaccine for adults > 65 years of age. The […]

Holly Fire and Ambulance Election Set for October 9

Holly Fire and Ambulance Election Set for October 9

    Approximately 900 voters in the Holly Ambulance and Fire District will be able to cast their ballots for the five new District board members by Tuesday, October 9th, according to Jana Rushton, Election Official. There are 13 candidates on the ballot as well as a write-in candidate and voters will be able to […]

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 1,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,740,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. There was no change in private sector payroll jobs and government increased 1,500. July estimates were revised up to 2,739,000, and the over the month increase from June to […]

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days

      DENVER, COLO. (Sept. 19, 2018)—The Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, announced it has granted $5,000 each to five rural nonprofit organizations in southeast Colorado in conjunction with the June 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days. Rural Philanthropy Days connects funders with nonprofit […]

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

Aggravated Robbery in Holly

    On September 10, 2018 at approximately 1350 hours, Deputies were dispatched to the 100 Block of South Main in Holly, on a report of an armed robbery involving a weapon. Deputies were informed the suspect was wearing a mask at the time and had fled the business southbound and on foot with an […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes In-Depth Report on Colorado DUI Offenses

      (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 6, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice has published a report analyzing more than 27,000 Driving Under the Influence (DUI) cases that were filed in Colorado in 2016. It is the first report of its kind in the nation to make such a robust and thorough examination […]

Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

Lamar District School Board Receives Best Grant, Needs Matching Funds

    Lamar High School and Lincoln School are in dire need of infrastructure upgrades. The RE-2 District School Board approved a resolution during their August 13th meeting to place a question on the November 6th ballot to secure the balance of funds needed to complete a BEST Cash Grant Award to pay for the […]

Five Arrested on Various Drug Charges

Five Arrested on Various Drug Charges

  As a result of the search warrants executed on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, several arrest warrants were obtained. Officers of the Lamar Police Department obtained arrest warrants for Anthony Freyta, 39 of Lamar, Vanessa Gaucin, 24 of Lamar, Vincent Flores, 22 of Lamar, Josette Freyta, 36 of Lamar, and Joseph Martinez, 44 of Lamar. […]

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

  Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Shows Decrease in Driver Arrests STATEWIDE — Instead of fireworks, 337 impaired drivers watched the red, white and blue flashing lights of a patrol vehicle this past Fourth of July holiday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies teamed up to […]

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

Colorado wildfires call for wise giving

DENVER, July 3, 2018 — Secretary of State Wayne Williams warned Coloradans today to beware of possible charity scams in the wake of wildfires affecting many parts of Colorado. He also offered guidance to help citizens raise funds legally or donate wisely to help affected communities recover. “Tragedy like this moves people to help,” Williams said. […]

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

Prowers Economic Prosperity will host an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm at Lamar Community College in the Large Lecture Hall with Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (Senate District 35) and Colorado State Representative Kimmi Lewis (House District 64). Residents are invited to join Senator Crowder and Representative Lewis to […]

June 26 Primary Election Update

June 26 Primary Election Update

  DENVER, June 27, 2018 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced that, as of June 27th, 1,172,780 Coloradans have returned ballots for the primary election on June 26th. Of that, 467,924 ballots were cast by Democrats, 414,217 by Republicans and 290,639 by unaffiliated voters. County clerks are still processing ballots. July 5 is […]

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

Unknown Cause of Fires Along Highway 287

    Two fires broke out on the southeast Colorado plains Friday afternoon, June 15th, and as of Monday, June 18th, according to Prowers County Fire Chief, Staffon Warn, the causes have not been determined. 148 acres of uncut wheat were burned, just south of the Hixson farms, along Highway 287, about 7 miles south […]