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Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

Successful Evening for Moonlight Madness, More Halloween to Come

    A warm October evening and a variety of new presentations helped bring a large gathering to downtown Lamar for the annual Retail Merchants, Moonlight Madness, Thursday, October 25th.  This year’s theme was ‘Dancing with the Stars’. The Shore Arts Center Pocket Park was filled with relatives and attendees who watched several dance routines […]

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 […]

November Ballots Are on Their Way

November Ballots Are on Their Way

2018 General Election Ballots should be arriving at your mailing address any time now. Reminder: Ballot drop-off, VSPC location, hours of operation, and other information are listed as the following: Location:  Prowers County Clerk’s Office, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO Dates:      October 22th – November 6, 2018 excluding Sunday Hours:      8:30 a.m. […]

Holly Election Determines New Board for Fire/Ambulance District

Holly Election Determines New Board for Fire/Ambulance District

    Voting was held in the Holly Fire and Ambulance District Tuesday, October 9, 2018 to determine the top five vote-getters who will receive a seat on the District Board and will be selected to serve a two year or four year term. That board will also appoint a representative to serve on a […]

Stolen Vehicle Makes for Wild Chase on Hwy 50 in SE CO

Stolen Vehicle Makes for Wild Chase on Hwy 50 in SE CO

    The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating an incident Monday, October 8, 2018, involving a stolen vehicle that crashed into multiple vehicles, causing serious and life-threatening injuries. David Refice, age 48, of Pueblo, Colorado, stole a 2007 GMC Sierra Pickup that was parked on the west side of Fowler, near the sale barn. […]

Election Ballots Mailing Schedule & Important Dates

Election Ballots Mailing Schedule & Important Dates

    ELECTION NEWS: Ballots will be mailed the week of October 15-19, 2018. If you are not sure about your registration information, contact the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office at 719-336-8011, election@prowerscounty.net for assistance.  Make your corrections today to ensure you are able to vote for all of the candidates and issues in your […]

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 […]

Ballot Question 1A Will Determine Ambulance Economic Future

Ballot Question 1A Will Determine Ambulance Economic Future

    The need for Ballot Question 1A to be passed in the November General Election was addressed by the Prowers County Commissioners and the Lamar City Council during a community forum held at the Cultural Events Center Wednesday evening, September 26th.  Both municipal entities contribute general budget funding to operate the Lamar Fire and […]

Holly Gateway Fair, “Homestead Memories”, September 26th-29th

Holly Gateway Fair, “Homestead Memories”, September 26th-29th

    Homestead Memories has been selected as the theme for this year’s Holly Gateway Fair which runs from Wednesday, September 26th through Sunday, the 30th. Each afternoon and evening offers an event or exhibition for every taste beginning with Barrel Racing Exhibitions on the 26th at 5:30pm to the actual competition which starts at […]

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 […]

Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

Investigation Leads to Drug Arrest

  The Drug Task Force consisting of the Prowers County, Kiowa County, Baca County, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices have been conducting drug related investigations. The Colorado State Patrol also assisted for this incident. On 6-8-2017, the Task Force executed a search warrant for a residence in the 7000 block of County Road MM, in […]

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations over the course of the last several months. The below arrests are the outcome of two of the investigations. On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain an arrest warrant […]

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

Holly Trustees are Third ARPA Member to Approve Settlement

The Holly Trustees voted to join their counterparts in Las Animas and Springfield, voting unanimously May 3rd, in favor of the proposed settlement agreement in litigation between Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA and the City of Lamar.  ARPA general manager, Rick Rigel, was on hand for the monthly Trustees meeting to offer explanations on the […]