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Wittman Declares Candidacy for Prowers County Treasurer

Wittman Declares Candidacy for Prowers County Treasurer

  I, Judy Wittman, am announcing my candidacy for election to the office of Prowers County Treasurer and Public Trustee. For the past four years, I have had the pleasure of working in the Prowers County Treasurer’s office for Lorraine Woolley, Treasurer.  During this time I have learned the importance of safeguarding public funds, collecting, […]

Wyatt Declares Re-election Bid as Assessor

Wyatt Declares Re-election Bid as Assessor

    It is with great modesty, that I announce my decision to seek re-election to the office of Prowers County Assessor. I am indebted to the citizens of Prowers County for the trust and confidence they have placed in me in the past, and obligated to serving the property owners of Prowers County in […]

Nickelson Announces for Prowers County Treasurer Position

Nickelson Announces for Prowers County Treasurer Position

To: The Citizens of Prowers County I would like to announce my candidacy for election to the office of Prowers County Treasurer. I was born and raised in Lamar and am a graduate of Lamar High School.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Northern Colorado and have over […]

ELECTION NEWS for 2018:

ELECTION NEWS for 2018:

January 2, 2018 Last day to affiliate with a major or minor party to run as a party candidate in the primary (either through nomination or petition). What this means is if you want to run as a candidate affiliated with a political party you must be registered with that party by this date. January […]

Ron Cook Announces Bid for Re-election as County Commissioner

Ron Cook Announces Bid for Re-election as County Commissioner

  I am announcing my candidacy for re-election, for the Office of Prowers County Commissioner, District 2. It has been a honor to serve the citizens of Prowers County for the past three years. I have developed a positive working relation relationship with fellow Commissioners, elected officials, and Department Heads. I have worked with surrounding […]

Concerns Continue Over Fate of Granada Landfill

Concerns Continue Over Fate of Granada Landfill

    The Granada Trustees are hoping some new information on the potential closing of the town’s landfill will come to light during another region-wide meeting set for January at the Prowers County Courthouse. Mayor Glenn Otto told the Trustees during their December 13th meeting, he was contacted by a representative from the Colorado Department […]

Rodriguez, New City Council Member

Rodriguez, New City Council Member

  Rafael Rodriguez became the newest Lamar City Councilman, following his oath of office administered by Judge Lane Porter during the December 11th council meeting. Rodriguez was appointed by the council to fill the vacancy created by departing councilman Keith Nidey, who declined to run for another term.    Rodriguez will hold the term for four years, […]

Senator Crowder Aims at Tax Relief on Used Vehicles

Senator Crowder Aims at Tax Relief on Used Vehicles

Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder plans to introduce a bill eliminating the state sales tax on the purchase of used vehicles. In the media release explaining his reasoning, Crowder stated, “A bill I will be introducing concerns economic empowering of the middle class. The bill is to eliminate state sales tax on the purchase of […]

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 […]

Election Alerts from Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

Election Alerts from Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

ELECTION ALERTS: If you have not received your ballot by October 28, 2016 contact our office at 719-336-8011. IMPORTANT: If you live in the Granada School District you will NOT receive a ballot in the mail for this November 7, 2017 Coordinated Election.  November 7, 2017 Coordinated Election will be conducted as an all Mail […]

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

  As part of their study of the housing market in southeast Colorado’s six counties, Community Strategies Institute, (CSI) conducted a comprehensive of the demographics of the region. The study viewed each of the six counties with regard to the number of available units for rent or for sale, wages and income of residents, earning […]

Roger Stagner for Lamar Mayor

Roger Stagner for Lamar Mayor

  Roger Stagner, the incumbent candidate for Mayor of Lamar in the November 7th election, responded to several questions from The Prowers Journal regarding his candidacy.   What is the one best thing that can be done to open doors to new businesses in Lamar? “Some ideas are being tried out in the city, working […]

Felix Dias for Lamar Mayor

Felix Dias for Lamar Mayor

    Felix Dias, the challenger candidate for Mayor of Lamar in the November 7th election, responded to several questions from The Prowers Journal regarding his candidacy.   What is the one best thing that can be done to open doors to new businesses in Lamar? “If we could get a large scale business operation […]

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

    How much do you know about the medical impact of marijuana? How well can you separate fact from fiction on the impact legalized marijuana could have on a community?  These and other questions were addressed recently at a recent public meeting at the HOPE Center on North 10th Street, sponsored by the Lamar Elks […]

Zonta Hosting Lamar Mayoral Forum

Zonta Hosting Lamar Mayoral Forum

The Zonta Club of Prowers County will sponsor a Lamar Mayoral Candidates’ Forum between Felix Dias and Roger Stagner on Monday, October 16th at 7pm in the Lamar HOPE Center Library (200 N. Tenth Street).  Lamar voters are encouraged to attend the event to listen to why each candidate feels he is the best fit for Lamar’s next […]