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Not Your Mother's WIC

Not Your Mother’s WIC

A government nutrition program for low-income women, infants, and children under age 5 is embracing technology to make it easier for participants to use their benefits and eat healthier. The Colorado Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program has launched WICShopper, a free smart phone app that allows WIC families to […]

Buxton Economic Report Highlights Community Growth Potential

Buxton Economic Report Highlights Community Growth Potential

  Cheyenne Robinson, liaison to the City of Lamar from the Buxton Company, presented an analysis of surplus and leakage spending in Lamar and Prowers County during a meeting with Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board members this past Tuesday, April 4th.  Her meeting with PEP offered a continuation of the information on the local retail […]

DSCR Notes Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Denver April 4th

DSCR Notes Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Denver April 4th

Domestic Safety Resource Center Announces 16th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) “Engaging New Voices” Lamar— April 4, 2017 — This April, Domestic Safety Resource Center (DSRC) would like to invite everyone to attend this year’s SAAM kick-off at the State Capital from 12:30-2:30pm. Each year, April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness month in the […]

Southern Colorado Economic Development Summary

Southern Colorado Economic Development Summary

The 2017 CEDS, available on the Prowers County website, offers specific information on county demographics. This includes population and income trends for residents, climate and cultural information and assessments for such areas as housing, education, infrastructure and industry sectors.  It’s an analysis which also shows or strengths and weaknesses for economic growth and provides information […]

Prowers County Commissioners Discuss Department with Sheriff Zordel

Prowers County Commissioners Discuss Department with Sheriff Zordel

Prowers County Sheriff, Sam Zordel, provided a general update of his department’s activities with the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 28th. Commissioner Buxton-Andrade asked if any progress has been made identifying the person who impersonated a deputy, stopping a 19 year old girl in the Wiley area last month. Zordel replied that there is […]

Proclamations Day for Prowers County Commissioners

Proclamations Day for Prowers County Commissioners

Southeastern Developmental Services and the Department of Human Services for the county, each had proclamations affirmed by the Prowers County Commissioners recently.  Dave Harbour of SDS presented the commissioners with an update on activities at the Lamar-based organization, including the annual open house set for Thursday, April 6, from 11am to 2pm. Residents can enjoy […]

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. Through March, the museum has seen 118 visitors. This compares to 2,204 visitors in 2016, 2,327 in 2015, 2,147 for 2014 and 2,052 for 2013.  Students from the Alta Vista Charter School recently held a field trip with […]

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 the 19th.  Approximately 150 attendees from eleven counties will 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 meeting which will […]

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 […]