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Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 26 New Members

LCC’s Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 26 New Members

  (Lamar, Colorado; April 5, 2017) Lamar Community College’s Beta Eta Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society welcomed 26 new members to the ranks during the spring induction ceremony on March 21, 2017. The new inductees included Cristian Alvarez (Walsh), Halbert Alvarez (Walsh), Andrew Astalos (Lakeport, Michigan), Michael Benz (Pueblo), Sam Boone […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Robbins, Boxley and KVAY Honored at Lamar Chamber Banquet

Robbins, Boxley and KVAY Honored at Lamar Chamber Banquet

Two Lamar citizens and one local business were recognized for their service to the community during the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet, held Wednesday, January 25th, at the Lamar Eagles Lodge.  The event also introduced the incoming president for 2017, Ginger Coberley, as well as the board members who will serve for the year.  […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Seeks Project Coordinator

Prowers Economic Prosperity Seeks Project Coordinator

LAMAR, CO, January 3, 2017 – With the New Year, Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP), the economic development organization for Prowers County, is poised to implement its prosperity plan that was adopted in late 2016.  The prosperity plan provides a potential road map for economic growth in Prowers County. A large portion of the plan calls […]

PCDI Prepares for Final Meeting with Advisory Group

PCDI Prepares for Final Meeting with Advisory Group

Prowers County Development Incorporated board members held a brief monthly meeting in open session as they reviewed the agenda for their September 15th briefing with Progressive Urban Management Associates.   This meeting will finalize the eight month contract with the advisory group which developed a 72 page economic assessment and an outline of recommendations for potential […]

PCDI Begins to Focus on Short Term Financial Goals

PCDI Begins to Focus on Short Term Financial Goals

Prowers County Development Incorporated (PCDI) has until mid-September before the economic advisory group, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, returns to the county to present its final review of suggested changes to the local organization. PUMA will finalize its eight month study of the local county economy and make proposals for changes in PCDI; board membership […]

PCDI Transitioning to PEP

PCDI Transitioning to PEP

Prowers County Economic Development will undergo a change by mid-September to become PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  This will be more than just a name change, according to Rick Robbins, PCDI President, and Brad Segal, the President of Progressive Urban Management Associates, a study group that has been contracted by PCDI and joint funded by the […]

Syncora Lawsuit Against ARPA Ratepayers Dismissed

Syncora Lawsuit Against ARPA Ratepayers Dismissed

Syncora Guarantee Corp. of New York, a bond insurer for the Lamar Repowering Project, has seen its lawsuit against the Ratepayers recently dismissed in court. The lawsuit was filed in August 2015 against Colorado Mills, the Ports to Plains Truck Plaza and the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn.  The suit alleged that the defendants, through their […]

Jackson Cartage is Coming Down

Jackson Cartage is Coming Down

  Jackson Cartage, a transportation warehouse established in Lamar in the mid 1950’s is being torn down. Originally owned and operated by A.J. Jackson on East Maple Street, the company delivered for the Red Ball Freight Company from the former Pet Milk Factory. It was one of several freight carriers in Lamar, but not the […]

PCDI Annual Meeting Set for March 29

PCDI Annual Meeting Set for March 29

The Annual Meeting for Prowers County Development, Inc. (PCDI) has been set for Tuesday, March 29th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Colorado Room at the Cow Palace, 1301 North Main Street, Lamar, CO. There is no admission charge for the Annual Meeting this year.  Cookies, pasties, coffee, iced tea and water will be served prior […]