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Big Timbers Community Alliance Goals Detailed at PEP Meeting

Big Timbers Community Alliance Goals Detailed at PEP Meeting

    George Gotto, Monette Sutphin and Craig Loveless, chairman of the Alliance, detailed the goal of the organization during the monthly board meeting of Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, Tuesday, October 2nd. The Alliance is the third in a series of health oriented, grant funded, community organizations which conducted studies on local health needs, mostly […]

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 50 near Prowers County Road 1, in Prowers County.  A 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 20-year-old Lesly Chacon, of McClave, was westbound on Highway 50. Ms. Chacon drifted out of the lane and the right side of the vehicle collided with […]

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Fatal Crash in Prowers County

CSP Investigates Two Vehicle Fatal Crash in Prowers County

    The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on County Road SS, Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 at approximately 1739 hours (5:39pm).  The crash was approximately three miles east of Wiley. 91 year old Thomas Gilbert of Lamar, Colorado was driving a 1980 John Deere tractor eastbound on Prowers County Road […]

Future of LRP Coal Domes Explored

Future of LRP Coal Domes Explored

    The two coal storage domes, an integral part of the Lamar Repowering Project, have sat empty and idle for several years north of East Maple Street. Per a settlement agreement, the City of Lamar owns them and they have been offered for sale.  City Administrator, John Sutherland, informed the city council, there has […]

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 […]

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

Highway 287 Road Construction Update

  American Civil Constructors, the firm which is renovating portions of North and South Main Streets through Lamar, is progressing through the third stage of the project which involves the section of work on the west side of North Main from Hickory to Sherman Streets.  It will be moving the operation onto the east side […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

    While the Lamar City July Sales and Use Tax collected in August were up a fraction of a percent, the year to date figures continued to show a healthy gain for that period. City Sales Tax was up 0.27% for a slim gain over last year of $758.94 with 2017 totals at $282,334.72 […]

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

Teen Traffic Fatalities up 22 percent Last Year

CDOT Launches Teen Driving Safety Campaign Focused on Driving Restrictions   STATEWIDE – Last year 67 young people between the ages of 15 and 20 were killed in traffic crashes in Colorado. This is a 22 percent increase from 2016 when 55 were killed and the highest number of fatalities for that age group since […]

Mobile Vet Center Offers Aid/Information for Local Veterans

Mobile Vet Center Offers Aid/Information for Local Veterans

John Berentz, MSW, Readjustment Counseling Technician from the Pueblo Vet Center was in Lamar last week, headquartered in the VA’s mobile center at the northwest corner of Walmart’s parking lot. The trailer was in Lamar Thursday and Friday, August 30th and 31st by invitation of the Prowers County Veterans Service Officer, Gary Harbert.   Vet Center […]

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

    The approaching November 7th E-Fair was one of two topics presented to board members of Prowers Economic Prosperity during their monthly meeting, held in the Holly Senior Center, Tuesday, September 4th.  The other presentation described the potential financial impact for state and local highway improvements should Proposition 110 pass in the November General […]

Lamar Memorial Airshow and Fly-In Set for Sept 9th

Lamar Memorial Airshow and Fly-In Set for Sept 9th

  Eric and Tanya McSwan, managers of the Lamar Municipal Airport, have been at work on their airshow and fly-in since this past November. All the work should finally pay off on Sunday, September 9th between 8a and Noon when the free show gets underway.  The couple hosted a smaller airshow last September, featuring mostly […]

Rep. Ken Buck Challenger Karen McCormick Launches Weeklong Southeast Colorado Tour

Rep. Ken Buck Challenger Karen McCormick Launches Weeklong Southeast Colorado Tour

    Karen McCormick will tour southeastern Colorado in her bid to oust Rep. Ken Buck, beginning in Trinidad September 3, making stops in Las Animas, Bent, Baca, Prowers, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Otero Counties through September 8. McCormick will visit local farms, Southeast Colorado Hospital, and Otero County Public Schools; meet with elected officials and […]

CDOT Prepares for Labor Day with Heightened DUI Enforcement

CDOT Prepares for Labor Day with Heightened DUI Enforcement

1,000 Breathalyzers have been sold at Deep Discount – Offer Continues STATEWIDE — As summer winds down, law enforcement agencies across the state prepare to crack down on impaired driving during the weeks leading up to Labor Day and during the holiday weekend. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

    Three years ago, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, provided the PCDI board with suggestions and objectives on how to better develop a county-wide economic development organization. What followed was a change in direction and the creation of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  Now current board members are planning to re-evaluate the effectiveness of those […]

Prowers Medical Center Celebrates Quorum Award

Prowers Medical Center Celebrates Quorum Award

    Prowers Medical Center was recently recognized by Quorum Health Resources as “2018 Best Overall Performance for a Critical Access Hospital”, according to Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless. Loveless informed the Prowers County Commissioners of the award during his regular updates pertaining to hospital developments.  “The award doesn’t belong to any one individual or […]