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Wind Turbine Project Approved

Wind Turbine Project Approved

The five members of the Prowers County Planning Commission, following a March 31st public hearing on a proposed addition to a wind turbine project, voted in favor of approving a special use permit allowing for construction to begin within a year. Pacific Wind Development, LLC, a subsidiary of Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, has plans to construct […]

Granada Trustees Search for Replacement on Board

Granada Trustees Search for Replacement on Board

  Shannon Venturi, Granada Trustee, recently submitted her resignation to the Granada Trustees Board, leaving one vacancy for the unexpired term.  Venturi took a seat on the board last April, 2014.  At this point, there are no nominations and the Trustees will contact potential appointees before an at-large announcement is made for a replacement.  The […]

Root Retiring from County Land Use Office

Root Retiring from County Land Use Office

Mary Root is retiring as the Prowers County Land Use Manager, effective May 29 of this year.  Root submitted her resignation notice to the Prowers County Commissioners during their March 24 meeting.  Root, Keith Siemsen from County Environmental Health and Tammi Clark, County Public Health Director, discussed a possible restructuring of the two departments in […]

Travis Noted at Ford Seminar in Michigan

Travis Noted at Ford Seminar in Michigan

Jeff Travis of Tri County Ford Lincoln in Lamar CO. recently participated in an intensive, four-day seminar for dealers in Dearborn, Michigan, sponsored by Ford Motor Company. The seminar discussed ways to meet or exceed customer expectations and to help those customers be more completely satisfied every time they visit the dealership to shop, to […]

Highway 287 Water Main Repair Project

Highway 287 Water Main Repair Project

Water began erupting from Highway 287, almost under the intersection traffic light at Savage and Main Streets last Monday, March 16.  Work crews, according to Lamar Public Works Director, Pat Mason, managed to excavate to the five foot long rupture and repair the eight inch water main.  It wasn’t an easy task as the main […]

PCDI Board of Director Elections Set for March 27

PCDI Board of Director Elections Set for March 27

    Three positions on the Prowers County Development Incorporated board of directors will be up for election during the business portion of the annual business meeting, Friday, March 27.  The meeting will be held at the Holly High School which will feature a tour of the facilities at 6pm, conducted by members of the […]

News and Notes from Around the Town

News and Notes from Around the Town

  The PCDI Annual Banquet will be held Friday, March 27 beginning with 6pm tours of the Holly High School, the dinner and banquet meeting starts at 7pm, including the election of three new board officers.  Nominations can be taken from the floor that night. The Friends of the Lamar Library will start their spring […]

Colorado Employment Situation: January 2015

Colorado Employment Situation: January 2015

Employers in Colorado added 3,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,496,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,400 and government decreased 2,700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from December 2014 to January 2015 at 4.2 percent. […]

New Economic Development Directions for PCDI?

New Economic Development Directions for PCDI?

  What is Rural Economic Development, what is its purpose and how does it influence economic change in a community?  Those were topics addressed by Kari Linker, Economic Development Director for Morgan County.  Linker was invited by Prowers County Development Incorporated to host a program called Economic Development 101, geared specifically for economic development in […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Turnaround?

Lamar City Sales Tax Turnaround?

  For the second straight month, the Sales Tax Revenue for the City of Lamar has posted a gain.  January 2015 Sales Tax collected in February shows a $20,511 gain of 9.32% and Total Sales and Use Tax posted an increase of 6.69% for a gain of $16,247 on the year.  Total collections were $258,989 […]

Holly-Granada Forming Joint Economic Development Task Force

Holly-Granada Forming Joint Economic Development Task Force

  Holly and Granada decided to pursue an economic assessment study for both communities following a joint REDI Grant meeting in Granada this past Tuesday, March 3.  The initial meeting helped provide a broad overview of how primary and secondary dollars and jobs contribute to a community’s economy.  Each of the 40 participants took part […]

Growth at Lamar Airport

Growth at Lamar Airport

Recent hangar construction at the Lamar Municipal Airport has helped reduce the lack of adequate storage for airplane owners.  The two most recent T-hangars were constructed through private funding, are owned by Peter Page and Dean Reed and are located on city owned land.  “With a tight squeeze, we can fit three planes in each […]

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 […]