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PCDI Focus on Housing Market, Proactive Business Viewpoint

PCDI Focus on Housing Market, Proactive Business Viewpoint

  Adequate housing has been a key factor in the list of economic development priorities in Prowers County. The need for construction of higher priced housing to match potential demand was discussed by the Prowers County Development Incorporated board during their monthly meeting on August 25. Interim director, George Gotto recapped a conversation initiated by […]

CSP Reports Fatality on Highway 287 South of Lamar

CSP Reports Fatality on Highway 287 South of Lamar

  The Colorado State Patrol investigated a two vehicle crash involving one fatal injury which occurred early Tuesday afternoon, August 25, 2015, approximately 12 miles south of Lamar. A 2013 Ford Mustang was traveling southbound on Highway 287 when it went into the northbound lane of traffic and collided with the left saddle tank and […]

Lamar Council Approves Grants and Funding for Police, Fire, Computer Software

Lamar Council Approves Grants and Funding for Police, Fire, Computer Software

The Lamar City Council approved requests for grant applications and city equipment during their Monday, August 24th meeting, including the GOCO grant needed to finish the two remaining ball fields at the Four Plex. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Rec Director, outlined the final work to be done by the lowest bidder, Timberline Landscaping of […]

Four Vehicle Pile Up on 287, Dust Closes Hwy S. of Lamar

Four Vehicle Pile Up on 287, Dust Closes Hwy S. of Lamar

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a four-vehicle injury crash, which occurred on Colorado State Highway 287 near milepost 69.5, approximately 6.5 miles south of Lamar.  The accident occurred shortly after 5pm on Saturday, August 22.  A white 2000 Peterbuilt tractor trailer driven by Jose Ortiz a 43 year old Texas male collided with […]

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Period Begins Today

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Period Begins Today

  STATEWIDE — Beginning today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local agencies are stepping up education and enforcement for the 2015 Labor Day DUI enforcement period. The enforcement period, part of CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign, runs from Friday, August 21, through Tuesday, September 8. In conjunction […]

U. S. Department of Argriculture

Crop Production – August 2015 / Colorado Highlights

  Based on August 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 144.00 million bushels, according to the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 2 percent from last year’s 147.46 million bushels. The 960,000 acres expected to be harvested for grain this year is unchanged […]

Agriculture and Drone Safety Seminar

Agriculture and Drone Safety Seminar

Colorado Corn encourages farmers and any others interested to attend its upcoming District 7 meeting in Springfield, where attendees will hear updates about the organization and issues impacting the agriculture industry. There will also be a presentation from Colorado Agricultural Aviation Association officials, who are looking to inform ag producers on safety and the liabilities […]

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Agreement

Council Approves Water Infrastructure Agreement

Almost 20,000 linear feet of water main which runs north/south along U.S. 287 is owned and maintained by the City of Lamar. That water distribution system will be impacted by CDOT’s highway reconstruction project, set to begin next spring. The City of Lamar is working with CDOT to replace all the affected water infrastructure connections […]

REACH Air Medical Services Opens New Air Ambulance Base in Colorado

REACH Air Medical Services Opens New Air Ambulance Base in Colorado

La Junta, CO – August 6, 2015 – REACH Air Medical Services announces the opening of its new air ambulance base in La Junta, Colorado, which will operate under the name Southern Colorado CareConnect. This much needed and anticipated emergency medical helicopter service will provide Pueblo County and an expansive surrounding region with 24/7/365 emergency […]

Wagons for Sale at Sand and Sage Fair

Wagons for Sale at Sand and Sage Fair

History buffs and/or wagon enthusiasts can offer a silent bid on five wagons owned by Prowers County during the Sand and Sage Fair. Last Tuesday, July 21st, commissioners Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Ron Cook, along with Big Timbers Museum curator, Kathleen Scranton, viewed seven wagons which have been parked outside on the south side of the […]

PCDI to Host Business Seminars, Discusses Colorado Space Business Roundtable

PCDI to Host Business Seminars, Discusses Colorado Space Business Roundtable

The Prowers County Development Incorporated Board of Directors held their monthly meeting this past Tuesday, July28, with new member Cindy Otto attending her first meeting. She was appointed to replace Deb Choat for her unfinished term. Otto, like Choat, is a Granada resident. Interim Executive Director, George Gotto recapped his most recent activities including a […]

Water Main Break Closes SOS Center on East Olive Street

Water Main Break Closes SOS Center on East Olive Street

Due to a water main break on Olive Street in Lamar, resulting in the lack of water in the building, the Lamar Community Resource & Senior Center and SAGE Nutrition are closed today, July 30, 2015. The Prowers Area Transit Services (PATS) continue at this time, however, PATS may need to close early today. Any […]

Air Ambulance Insurance Considered

Air Ambulance Insurance Considered

Prowers Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, outlined what could be a low-cost means of providing air ambulance coverage for residents in Prowers County this past Tuesday, July 28. Loveless met with the Prowers County Commissioners and discussed a proposal with a commercial service, REACH, to headquarter a medical response helicopter in La Junta […]

Colorado Employment Situation / June 2015

Colorado Employment Situation / June 2015

Employers in Colorado added 11,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,525,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,800 from May to June and government increased 2,500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in […]

Funding Crucial to Ports to Plains Development

Funding Crucial to Ports to Plains Development

A series of connected highways running 1,390 miles from Mexico to Canada through Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and other northward states Dakota make up the basic Ports to Plains Corridor project. Lamar hosted a regional meeting this past Wednesday, July 15,  allowing participants to learn about the most recent developments for highway development and the need […]

Gotto Offers Specifics on PCDI Goals

Gotto Offers Specifics on PCDI Goals

“We’re looking for businesses that can provide the county with primary jobs and create new money for the area,” said George Gotto, interim executive director for PCDI, during an update on activities he provided for the Lamar City Council.  He added, “What we’re interested in helping is retailers who will not be competing with similar […]

Lamar Council Approves Utility Developments

Lamar Council Approves Utility Developments

The council authorized an agreement for engineering services for $10,000 for the Main Street Water Distribution System Project Needs Assessment.  The goal is to replace the city’s aging water mains underneath Main Street in anticipation of CDOT’s re-surfacing project set to begin in early 2016.  A Needs Assessment on the project, costing $10,000, is required […]

Chief Warn Provides Updates on County Fire Department

Chief Warn Provides Updates on County Fire Department

Stafffon Warn, Rural Fire Chief and Emergency Operations Manager for Prowers County provided a scheduled update on the department for the Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, July 7.  The County and City had a combined burn exercise, torching several trailer houses recently, with the County Fire Department supplying water for the on-site exercise.  “We […]

Granada Safe Route to Schools Project Could Begin in September

Granada Safe Route to Schools Project Could Begin in September

Granada Police Chief, David Dougherty, stated that the Safe Routes to School project will be rebid after three weeks of advertising for the project.  The pre-bid meeting is July 23 with CDOT officials and any area contractors interested in the project.  It has been revamped in light of the lack of any close estimated bids […]

Local History on the Move

Local History on the Move

Linda Hawkins, President of the Prowers County Historical Society, approached the Prowers County Commissioners for permission to relocate a 1920s vintage filling station building to the Big Timbers Museum property.  The building is being donated by Sharon and Greg Bullock and the Society will pay the bill needed to relocate the small structure which is […]