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Senator Crowder Attends Christening of Submarine “Colorado”

Senator Crowder Attends Christening of Submarine “Colorado”

  A large Colorado contingency was on hand at Groton, Connecticut General Dynamics Ship Yard for the Christening of Virginia Class Submarine “Colorado”. The 377 foot nuclear powered vessel will undergo testing prior to her commissioning this coming summer. The Sponsor, Annie Mabus, daughter of the Secretary of the Navy, did the honors of breaking […]

Unofficial Election Results from Prowers County and Colorado

Unofficial Election Results from Prowers County and Colorado

The following are the unofficial results on balloting in the State of Colorado and Prowers County from numbers issued by the Secretary of State’s office and from the Prowers Count Clerk and Recorder.  There were 7201 registered voters in the county. Prowers County Commissioner, Wendy Buxton-Andrade ran unopposed for her seat in District Three and […]

Election Day News from Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

Election Day News from Prowers County Clerk & Recorder

  County Offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, for Election Day. The Courthouse will remain open for the Courts and the County Clerk & Recorder. The Clerk & Recorder’s Office will be open only for Election transactions. The Welcome Home Child and Family Development Center will also remain open.    

Election News--Countdown to November 8th

Election News–Countdown to November 8th

  Ballots should be in full swing by now. Ballots were mailed to all Active Eligible Voters the week of October 17th. Make sure that you sign the back of your envelope before returning your ballot along with adequate amount of postage when sending to the Prowers County Clerk’s Office. Election Judges are required by […]

Live Candidate Forum at Cow Palace Inn, Oct 20th

Live Candidate Forum at Cow Palace Inn, Oct 20th

Colorado Farm Bureau and ACT for AMERICA are combining efforts to host a candidate’s forum for southeast Colorado candidates in the November General Election. KVAY radio will broadcast the event from the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn on Thursday, October 20th. A candidates meet & greet will be held at 4:30pm and the forum will follow […]

Granada Residents Deliberate November Electricity Vote

Granada Residents Deliberate November Electricity Vote

The issue to sell Granada’s electricity distribution assets to SECPA, Southeast Colorado Power Association, will appear on the November 8th General Election ballot.  A similar vote was defeated in a town wide election in April of 2014 by a vote of 53 to 30.  The sale price two years ago was $475,000 and has increased […]

Candidates and Issues on November General Election Ballot

Candidates and Issues on November General Election Ballot

  What will be on the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Mail Ballot? Presidential Candidates United States Senator Candidates Representative to the 115th United States Congress- District 4 Candidates Regent to the University of Colorado-At Large Candidates Regent of the University of Colorado-Congressional District 4 Candidates State Senator-District 35 Candidates State Representative-District 64 District Attorney-15th […]

County to do Fact Finding for Potential Marijuana Ordinance

County to do Fact Finding for Potential Marijuana Ordinance

  Prowers County Sheriff, Sam Zordel, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss revamping the ordinance pertaining to regulations for growing, cultivating and processing marijuana in the county. Amendment 64, passed several years ago, legalized the sale of marijuana for recreational use and amendment 20 pertains to the use of marijuana for medical purposes. […]

State Revenue Forecast Shows Solid Performance

State Revenue Forecast Shows Solid Performance

  DENVER — Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic forecast. State General Fund revenue is projected to increase 4.5 percent in FY 2016-17; the forecast is lower relative to June’s projections by $160.6 million, or 1.5 percent. “Economic expansion is expected to […]

Holly Trustees Prepare for 2017 Budget

Holly Trustees Prepare for 2017 Budget

Most of the items on the Holly Trustee’s agenda touched upon current spending and areas of concern regarding the 2017 budget during their monthly meeting, September 7th. Although ARPA, Arkansas River Power Authority, has said it anticipates no rate hikes for the New Year, Town Administrator, Jerry L’Estrange, said the Trustees will need to review […]

PCDI Prepares for Final Meeting with Advisory Group

PCDI Prepares for Final Meeting with Advisory Group

Prowers County Development Incorporated board members held a brief monthly meeting in open session as they reviewed the agenda for their September 15th briefing with Progressive Urban Management Associates.   This meeting will finalize the eight month contract with the advisory group which developed a 72 page economic assessment and an outline of recommendations for potential […]

More Access to Primary Balloting to be Determined in November Election

More Access to Primary Balloting to be Determined in November Election

  Measures to Restore Presidential Primary and Change Primary Elections Make November Ballot DENVER, Aug. 24, 2016 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that two separate ballot measures, one restoring a presidential primary and the other making it easier for unaffiliated voters to participate in primary elections, will be on the November […]

"State Minimum Wage" Makes Colorado Ballot

“State Minimum Wage” Makes Colorado Ballot

DENVER, Aug. 11, 2016 — Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced today that the proposed ballot measure “State Minimum Wage” will be on the ballot this November. The proposed constitutional amendment would boost Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. Backers of No. 101 submitted their petitions to the Secretary of State’s […]

Amtrak Officials Return to Lamar, Discuss Rail Upgrade Strategies

Amtrak Officials Return to Lamar, Discuss Rail Upgrade Strategies

The Tiger VIII Funding grant for 2016 for BNSF railroad track improvements was passed over for 2016. Members of the Southwest Chief Commission are requesting a debriefing from CDOT officials to determine why, in light of past awards on Tiger Grant VI and VII applications in the previous two years.  Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, […]

Commissioners Meet with New Action 22 President

Commissioners Meet with New Action 22 President

Action 22 recently announced its new leadership team as Chairman Ivor Hill and President and CEO Jennifer Herrera.   Herrera is replacing John Marrin who is stepping down as president of Lamar Community College at the end of July.  She has been the Action 22 President/CEO for the past six weeks. Herrera was in Lamar July […]