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Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

Small Landfills in Southeast Colorado Get Reprieve

    Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick offered some welcome news at the monthly Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting held December 5th at the Granada City Complex.  Buxton-Andrade said that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, CDPHE, in the face of a unanimous presentation from Colorado County Commissioners, has decided to […]

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1

MEDIA RELEASE EXPLANATION OF PROWERS COUNTY ORDINANCE NO. 2017-1. Regulating Personal Growing, Cultivation and Processing of Marijuana   On November 5, 2012, by majority vote, the citizens of Colorado voted to amend the Colorado Constitution to allow for statewide personal growing, cultivation and use of marijuana by individuals 21 years old or older. This became […]

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

The Prowers County Commissioners approved an ordinance regulating the personal growing, cultivation and procession of marijuana within the county limits during their meeting, November 14th , 2017.  Ordinance 2017-1 states that there can be no more than 12 plants grown at one specific residence within the county.  They must be cultivated or processed at a […]

Police Seize Pound of Pot, Make Local Arrest

Police Seize Pound of Pot, Make Local Arrest

  On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 officers from the Lamar Police Department contacted Pedro Navarrette, 52, of Lamar in the 800 block of South 9th Street for an active felony arrest warrant from the Colorado Department of Corrections. During the contact officers located more than a pound of marijuana in Mr. Navarrette’s possession.  Mr. Navarrette […]

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

Drug Talk on Effects of Marijuana

    How much do you know about the medical impact of marijuana? How well can you separate fact from fiction on the impact legalized marijuana could have on a community?  These and other questions were addressed recently at a recent public meeting at the HOPE Center on North 10th Street, sponsored by the Lamar Elks […]

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

Marijuana Forum Set for Lincoln School October 5th

  The Lamar Elks Lodge #1319 is hosting a public forum to discuss the pros and cons of marijuana use and to bring understanding on the health and societal effects of marijuana usage. The one hour forum will be held at the Lincoln School HOPE Center at 200 North 10th Street in Lamar on Thursday, […]

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

 Discusses Developing Town Hall Meetings for Community Input on Marijuana   Syracuse Dairy is considering expanding into Prowers County. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Properity (PEP) Executive Director, told board members he has discussed the potential with the company.  Depperschmidt provided an update on various local business development positions and potential during the board’s bi-monthly meeting […]

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On Thursday, July 27, 2017, at approximately 2:19 AM, Lamar Police Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 9th Street and Maple Street in Lamar. The driver, identified as Mitcheal Shackelford, age 40 of Elkhart, Kansas, was found to have a suspended Kansas driver’s license. Shackelford was taken into custody […]

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Marijuana Economic Feasibilities Discussed for Prowers County

Several decades ago, a Doonesbury cartoon character, Zonker, stated about marijuana, “It may not be right or wrong, but it sure is against the law!” The passage of Amendment 64 in Colorado changed that aspect for the new state industry and members of the PEP board, Prowers Economic Prosperity, discussed how some communities have prospered […]

Hemp in Agriculture, Part ll

Hemp in Agriculture, Part ll

This is the second article in The Prowers Journal relating to a Hemp Road Show held February 25th at Lamar Community College. The program offered three speakers who described the history of hemp agriculture and production in the U.S. and its recent resurgence in the farming community. The first article focused on the mechanics and […]

Future of Hemp Farming in Colorado Discussed at LCC

Future of Hemp Farming in Colorado Discussed at LCC

Area farmers were presented with three aspects of hemp farming this past Saturday, February 25th, at a Hemp Road Show, presented at Lamar Community College.  The presenters at the seminar, which was attended by about 50 persons, included Rick Trojan, Northeast Colorado Hemp Farmer, Mitch Yergert from the Colorado Department of Agriculture and John Finamore, […]

Prowers County Sheriff's Office Confiscates Half a Million in Marijuana Bust

Prowers County Sheriff’s Office Confiscates Half a Million in Marijuana Bust

On the early morning of Thursday, December 1st, 2016, The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to contact a semi-tractor trailer for a traffic infraction at approximately mile marker 58 on Hwy 287, south of Lamar. After issuing a written warning for the infraction, the driver gave consent for a search. The Sheriff’s Office was […]

Sheriff’s Deputies Find Drugs in Traffic Stop

Sheriff’s Deputies Find Drugs in Traffic Stop

On Sunday, 11-6-16 at approximately 0136 hours, (1:36am) a Prowers County Sheriff’s Deputy contacted a male driver in Holly for speed. During the stop the driver was unable to present a valid proof of insurance. Deputy issued the summons for Speed and No Proof of Insurance. The vehicle was to be towed due to having […]

Commissioners Discuss Intended Land Use and Marijuana Ordinance

Commissioners Discuss Intended Land Use and Marijuana Ordinance

There was no forward motion by the Prowers County Commissioners to adopt a new ordinance which could close loopholes regarding marijuana practices in the county. Sheriff Sam Zordel approached the commissioners last week with an ordinance which would place some restrictions on how Amendments 20 and 64 are regulated pertaining to recreational and medical marijuana […]

DOLA Announces Marijuana Impact Grant Awards, Otero County is Recipient

DOLA Announces Marijuana Impact Grant Awards, Otero County is Recipient

  Denver, CO – Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 – Today the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Local Government announced the award of $985,760 to seven local governments as part of the Local Government Marijuana Impact Grant Program. Projects include equipment for law enforcement, training/education for school district staff and law enforcement officers, and youth […]