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Update at Big Timbers Museum

Update at Big Timbers Museum

Big Timbers Museum curator, Kathleen Scranton, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with her monthly update on museum activities. The museum is still operating under winter hours, and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 1pm to 4pm until May 31st. Through March, there have been 118 visitors to the museum. This compares to 2,204 visitors in […]

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

SoCo, a newly formed tourism promotion group, will hold its first meeting May 17th to 19th.  Approximately 150 attendees from eleven counties will gather to discuss ways to promote and increase tourist visits in the southern and central sections of the state including Prowers County.  Lodging Panel members approved a $1,200 request to promote the […]

County Democratic Meeting Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 in the Cow Palace, Colorado Room.

County Democratic Meeting Wednesday, March 22 at 6:00 in the Cow Palace, Colorado Room.

This will be a night of action for Prowers County Democrats! We will discuss what’s going on in Congress and writing postcards to send to Ken Buck and Cory Gardner about important legislation. As we write postcards, keep these bills in mind. Feel free to add to this list. The American Health Care Act A […]

Depperschmidt Begins Position with PEP

Depperschmidt Begins Position with PEP

“We’re excited to be at this point with Eric joining us as the new Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity, (PEP)”, stated Rick Robbins, President of the county economic development organization, during the Tuesday, March 7th board meeting. Eric Depperschmidt, who hails from Ness and Finney Counties in Kansas, was the last applicant for the […]

PEP Hires Executive Director

PEP Hires Executive Director

Eric Depperschmidt has been hired by the Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board to serve as its new Executive Director. The unanimous vote was taken during a special PEP directors meeting on Friday, February 17th.  The hiring of an experienced director is pivotal to the future implementation of the Prowers County Economic Prosperity Plan. A western […]

Courthouse Rehab Project Gets Underway

Courthouse Rehab Project Gets Underway

Prowers County Courthouse employees are going to have to get used to some changes in the workplace while the HVAC and boiler system undergoes a complete top to bottom overhaul. Work is currently underway on the boiler complex and according to Lee Macke, construction manager of the project and Weston Gouger of 360 Energy, work […]

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, […]

Council Discusses Opening for New Member, Pending ARPA Trial

Council Discusses Opening for New Member, Pending ARPA Trial

The City of Lamar is advertising for a replacement councilmember for Felix Dias who recently resigned his seat. Dias remains in Lamar, but a recent address change to another district prevents him from serving on the council.  Dias had represented residents of Ward lll along with Beverly Haggard.  The ward is located west of Eighth […]

Schnabel Steps Down as Commissioner

Schnabel Steps Down as Commissioner

Prowers County Commissioner, Henry Schnabel, brought his eight years of municipal service to the county to a close shortly before noon today, January 10th. Just prior to the lunch break which would be followed by official swearing-in ceremonies in the county district courtroom at 1pm, Commission Chairman, Ron Cook, presented Schnabel with a framed photograph […]

New Year: New County Officials

New Year: New County Officials

Swearing-in ceremonies for four elected officials for Prowers County have been scheduled for 1pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Prowers County District Courtroom. The newly remodeled courtroom will be the location for the swearing-in ceremony and reception to follow for Stanley Brinkley, Chief Judge for the 15th Judicial District; Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for […]

2016 Year in Review:  January and February

2016 Year in Review: January and February

2016 is coming to a close. The annual End-of-Year edition of the Prowers Journal serves to recap some of the more notable highlights of the past 12 months.  We’ll review the news in each of those months in our Wednesday publications and on our website at www.theprowersjournal.com, we’re recapping those events which had an impact […]

Lodging Panel Funds Annual Car Show

Lodging Panel Funds Annual Car Show

The Lamar Days Car Show and Rod Run will hold its 22nd annual event next year, partially funded by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel.  Ron Cook, organizer, requested $3,500 for marketing funds for the show which will be held May 19th and 20th at Willow Creek Park during Lamar Days.  Cook said, “I’m requesting […]

Ride Safe into 2017 with PATS

Ride Safe into 2017 with PATS

Prowers Area Transit will have transit services available from 7:00p.m. December 31, 2016 to 2:00a.m. January 1, 2017. If you need a ride please call 336-8034. If you have a large group, please call prior to December 31st to make your reservations. Donations will be accepted.  Prowers Area Transit will also be accepting sponsorship from […]

2016 Fee Deadlines Approaching for County Residents

2016 Fee Deadlines Approaching for County Residents

As a result of the passing of SB16-115, Colorado recording fees will be increasing and will be calculated as follows: $13.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page for all recorded documents. If you need to record a document the fees listed above will be charged at the time of recording. Some […]

SAGE Nutrition is in Desperate Need of ‘Meals on Wheels’ Volunteer Drivers.

SAGE Nutrition is in Desperate Need of ‘Meals on Wheels’ Volunteer Drivers.

The number of volunteer drivers for ‘Meals on Wheels’ deliveries in the Lamar area has been dramatically reduced and replacement volunteers are needed. Darren Glover, Operations Director for Prowers Area Transit and Diane Williams, Director of the Lamar SAGE program at the Lamar SOS Center said the lack of drivers will greatly impact senior citizens […]