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Crowder Town Hall Meeting Focuses on Education, Finance

Crowder Town Hall Meeting Focuses on Education, Finance

State Senator from District 35, Larry Crowder, tried to cover as many topics as possible for the full audience for his Town Hall Meeting this past Saturday, February 21, before he was on the road to La Junta for another session. In anticipation of the pending weekend snows, Senator Crowder was in town Friday night […]

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

PCDI Sets Annual Meeting Date, Three Board Positions Opening

Prowers County Development Incorporated will hold its annual meeting on Friday, March 27 at the Holly School District.  The economic development organization will have two featured speakers for the dinner/meeting event: Kari Linker, Executive Director, Morgan County Economic Development and Emily Nieschburg, LiveWell Coordinator. Nieschburg will show how a community’s orientation towards a healthy lifestyle […]

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Two New Officers Join Lamar Police Depart, Council Discusses Permit Fees

Rick Robbins, President of Prowers County Development Incorporated, invited the Lamar City Council to a March 2 meeting which will bring to the table, representatives from PCDI, Prowers County Commissioners, the City of Lamar as well as representatives from Wiley, Granada, Bristol and Holly.  “We’re going to review our goals and finances and have everyone’s input […]

Storm Watch Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning by NWS

Storm Watch Upgraded to Winter Storm Warning by NWS

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 314 PM MST FRI FEB 20 2015 NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 8500 AND 11000 FT- NORTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS BETWEEN 7500 AND 11000 FT- SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FT- WET MOUNTAINS […]

CDOT Prepares for Winter Storm

CDOT Prepares for Winter Storm

  Drivers urged to check conditions, get snow tires mounted, take it slow. STATEWIDE — As the storm moves into the high country later this afternoon, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) crews across the state have prepped vehicles and are scheduled on round-the-clock storm patrol shifts. For the I-70 mountain corridor (Golden to Dotsero), the […]

Work Set to Start on Three Bridge Project near Granada

Work Set to Start on Three Bridge Project near Granada

PROWERS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins a multiple bridge replacement project on U.S. 50, east and west of Granada, on Monday, February 23. Three bridges are being replaced at the following locations: Nine miles east of Lamar over a dry gulch (Carlton), built in 1937, about three miles east of Granada […]

Snow is on the Way...Amounts Vary

Snow is on the Way…Amounts Vary

  URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 342 AM MST FRI FEB, 20, 2015   PUEBLO…WALSENBURG…ORDWAY…OLNEY SPRINGS…LA JUNTA… ROCKY FORD…EADS…SHERIDAN LAKE…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR 342 AM MST FRI FEB 20 2015 …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SUNDAY NIGHT… * LOCATION…THE WET MOUNTAINS…WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY…SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS…SPANISH […]

Holly & Granada Economic Development Discussion Planned

Holly & Granada Economic Development Discussion Planned

    Residents of Holly and Granada are invited to a discussion regarding economic development in their respective communities, Tuesday evening, March 3, from 6pm to 8pm at the Granada Community Center.  Both communities are using funds from a REDI grant to assess potential economic growth based on their infrastructure. The discussion is offered by […]

Granada Deals with Budget and Equipment Needs

Granada Deals with Budget and Equipment Needs

  Rick Reed from 4 Rivers Equipment in Lamar outlined costs associated with with a John Deere replacement backhoe for the Town of Granada this past Wednesday, February 11.  Granada Trustees agree a backhoe is needed at the town landfill, but are comparing models to prices as far as the town budget will allow.  One […]

Speed, Seat Belts and Impaired Driving Cause Most Fatalities on Colorado Roads

Speed, Seat Belts and Impaired Driving Cause Most Fatalities on Colorado Roads

  STATEWIDE—According to a report released today by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the total number of motor vehicle fatalities in Colorado increased for the second time in seven years in 2013, after steadily declining between 2007 and 2011. There were 481 motor vehicle fatalities in 2013, a 1.9 percent increase in fatalities from […]

Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan Adopted

Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan Adopted

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to adopt the Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan during Monday night’s council meeting.  Mayor Roger Stagner and City Administrator John Sutherland specified that many of the plans are contingent on adequate funding and this long-term project will not be completed in just a few years.  It will involve […]

Semi Fire Near Gobbler’s Knob Torches Acreage

Semi Fire Near Gobbler’s Knob Torches Acreage

A semi hauling avocados caught fire 23 miles south of Lamar this past Saturday morning, February 7.  The Prowers County Rural Fire Department responded  to the scene at 8:30am as the cab was burning and the fire had spread to the refrigerated portion of the semi. Highway 287 was closed to one lane by the […]

Holly Trustees Preparing for REDI Grant Hearings

Holly Trustees Preparing for REDI Grant Hearings

The Holly Boar of Trustees listened to concerns from property owner, Sherrie Brownfield regarding the scope of coverage mentioned in the annual contract between the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Holly.  Sheriff Sam Zordel attended the meeting in which Brownfield criticized a lack of response on a call to the Sheriff’s Office […]

Breakfast Time for City Council at LCC

Breakfast Time for City Council at LCC

Lamar City Council informal breakfasts are becoming more popular, at least when they’re held at the Lamar Community College cafeteria for an early morning buffet.  A comprehensive representation of Lamar residents attended the February 4 breakfast, sharing seating with some early risers from the student population.  Business owners, retirees, Prowers County Commissioners and County Sheriff […]

Doug Harbour, Lamar Chamber Citizen of the Year for 2014

Doug Harbour, Lamar Chamber Citizen of the Year for 2014

Doug Harbour was honored by the Lamar community as Citizen of the Year for 2014 during the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce banquet, Wednesday, February 4, at the Lamar Elks Lodge. Harbour thanked the Chamber for its recognition, remarking how, several years ago, the idea of a tribute to 9/11 victims and first responders brought […]

CSP Releases State Stats on Driving High

CSP Releases State Stats on Driving High

In 2014, the Colorado State Patrol saw a new era of impaired driving enter into our state. In an attempt to document the trends, Colonel Scott Hernandez, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol ordered the specific tracking of marijuana related citations.  A summary of the 2014 DUI/DUID data is as follows. 5,546 citations were issued […]

Colorado Employment Situation in December 2014

Colorado Employment Situation in December 2014

Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 4,700 over the month from November to December to 2,467,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,500 and government decreased 800 over the month. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one tenth of a percentage point in December to 4.0 […]

Dias Selected to Lamar City Council

Dias Selected to Lamar City Council

  Lamar resident, Felix Dias, was elected by a split ballot vote by the City Council as the Ward III replacement for Ron Cook during the January 26 meeting.   Cook became a Prowers County Commissioner following the November General Election.  Dias was sworn in as the newest council member by Judge Larry Stutler and began […]

Winter Weather Advisory from National Wx Service

Winter Weather Advisory from National Wx Service

350 PM MST TUE JAN 20 2015 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM WEDNESDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST WEDNESDAY NIGHT. * LOCATION…EL PASO…FREMONT…CUSTER…PUEBLO…CROWLEY…OTERO…KIOWA… BENT…AND PROWERS COUNTIES…INCLUDING COLORADO SPRINGS… […]

Granada Town Seeking New Landfill Equipment

Granada Town Seeking New Landfill Equipment

Following some discussion regarding purchase cost comparisons and lease options, the Granada Trustees decided to table action on replacing the town’s aging backhoe which is used at the landfill.  Several written bids had been presented for consideration, but the Trustees decided to wait for more information, comparing prices between a lease to an outright purchase. […]