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PEP Board Initiates Business Round Table Discussions

PEP Board Initiates Business Round Table Discussions

While the Prowers Economic Prosperity screening committee narrows its search for an executive director and a projects coordinator, the focus of the Tuesday, February 7th meeting centered on adding members to take part in a series of business roundtable discussions.  PEP President, Rick Robbins, said the groups will focus on categories that represent the economic […]

Baca County Fatality in Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

Baca County Fatality in Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash, which resulted in a single fatality.  The crash occurred Saturday, February 4, 2017, at 5:10 PM, on Colorado Highway 160 approximately two-miles west of Springfield, Colorado, in Baca County. A 1993 International Flatbed Truck driven by Adrian Bloomfield, 54, of Springfield, Colorado was traveling eastbound […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years - Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up 24% in Two Years – Motorcycle Deaths at All-Time Record

  STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities have risen by 24 percent since 2014. In 2016 there were 605 traffic fatalities in Colorado, compared to 547 fatalities in 2015. “Colorado is growing but that doesn’t mean traffic fatalities must grow too,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive […]

SECED Provides Update for Board of County Commissioners

SECED Provides Update for Board of County Commissioners

Stephanie Gonzales, SECED Executive Director, highlighted several of the funding programs available to qualified residents, homeowners and businesses in the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development district during a recent Prowers County Commissioners meeting. Gonzales remarked that 2016 was a fairly average year for interest in the funding programs. “Our Operating Housing Rehabilitation program had five customers, […]

Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) Set for LCC on Feb. 3

Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) Set for LCC on Feb. 3

(Lamar, Colorado; January 23, 2017) The Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) will be held on Friday, February 3, at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.  This event is an exciting opportunity for locals working in production agriculture for a full day of quality information that they can immediately put into practice. SCALE is free […]

Main Street Renovations are Ready to Roll

Main Street Renovations are Ready to Roll

Look for the long-anticipated Main Street renovation project in Lamar to begin in February. A standing room only capacity crowd attended the CDOT open house briefing at the Cultural Events Center Thursday evening, January 19, to hear the plans from American Civil Constructors, the firm hired to conduct the renovation work, a project that will run […]

Prowers and Hamilton County Deputies Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

Prowers and Hamilton County Deputies Make Arrest After High Speed Chase

Media Release from Prowers County Sheriff’s Office: On Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at approximately 0700 hours, deputies were dispatched to an address in Holly, Colorado to a report of a domestic violence in progress. When deputies arrived, the male suspect had already left in a vehicle.  The suspect was identified as Rito Tarango, 25, of […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Delivers Annual State of the State Address

Gov. Hickenlooper Delivers Annual State of the State Address

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered his annual State of the State address. The governor’s remarks focused on transportation, economic development, health care, infrastructure and the marijuana grey market. Here is the text of the speech as prepared: —- I couldn’t sleep last night, so I thought about delivering […]

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 8:01 PM MST FRI JAN 13 2017 …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… * LOCATION…KIOWA…BENT…PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES…INCLUDING EADS…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR AND SPRINGFIELD. * CAUSE AND TIMING…A PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW TO THE […]

City Sales Tax Revenues Enter 2017 with Gains

City Sales Tax Revenues Enter 2017 with Gains

  Sales tax revenue figures for November sales and Use Tax collected in December show a 6.27% gain for City of Lamar sales tax and a 6.46% increase for Total Sales and Use Tax collections. Sales tax collections were up $14,636 compared to 2015 and up $16,252 for the same period.  Total monthly collections for […]

New Windfarm Construction Set for this Spring

New Windfarm Construction Set for this Spring

Thirty-six wind turbines are scheduled to be built 23 miles south of Lamar beginning this spring. Mark Stacy, the director for Iberdrola Renewables LLC, told the Prowers Journal that roadwork east of Highway 287 is expected to begin in April.  “Our operations and management building will go up in March and our central location will […]

CDOT Open House for Hwy 287 Project Set for January 19

CDOT Open House for Hwy 287 Project Set for January 19

  LAMAR, COLO– The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the City of Lamar is hosting an open house on Thursday January 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to kick-off the reconstruction of US Highway 287 through the City of Lamar.  The meeting will be held at the Cultural Events Center located at 102 East Parmenter […]

New Year’s DUI Enforcement Begins Friday

New Year’s DUI Enforcement Begins Friday

Don’t Get Locked Up After The Ball Drops STATEWIDE — For most of us, the new year marks a time for reflection and growth — not the beginning of a series of penalties levied because of a DUI arrest. From Dec. 30 to Jan. 3, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) […]

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Arrests 552 Impaired Drivers

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Arrests 552 Impaired Drivers

    STATEWIDE — In an effort keep Colorado roads safe during early holiday celebrations, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies recently concluded the Holiday Parties DUI enforcement as part of The Heat Is On campaign. From Dec. 2 to Dec. 12, officers arrested 552 impaired […]

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide Storm to Impact Motorists Beginning this Afternoon

Statewide – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is encouraging motorists to consider traveling home earlier in the day today as winter storm conditions move into the state. Flash freezing conditions are a major concern as many of the interstates and highways may see rain that will quickly turn to snow or ice as temperatures are expected […]