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  I wish to inform you, the property owners, and citizens of Prowers County of my decision to seek re-election to the office of Prowers County Assessor. “Indebted to the Past and Obligated to the Future”. I am “Indebted” to the citizens of Prowers County for the trust and confidence they have placed in me […]

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2021

  9,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in December; Unemployment Rate Declines to 4.8% Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point in December to 4.8 percent. The national unemployment rate declined by three-tenths of a percentage point to 3.9 percent. Other highlights from […]

Good Citizens Recognized by DAR

  Good Citizen winners are (Left to Right) Alea Wittler, daughter of John and Trina Witter, Vilas High School; Alayah Meltabarger, daughter of Tucker and Patricia Meltabarger, Springfield High School; Rochelle Casey, daughter of Donny and Maegen Casey, Walsh High School; Rhealie Rittgers, daughter of Robert and Jacqueline Rittgers, Eads High School; Kaitlin Baca, daughter […]

Community Celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

  The Lamar School District RE-2 will join the other 178 school districts throughout Colorado in celebrating January as School Board Recognition Month. “Our school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students,” said district Superintendent Chad Krug. “They also serve as the corporate board […]

CCA Members and Stakeholders Gather for Another Highly Successful and Policy-Driven Mid-Winter Conference!

  ARVADA, Colo. – It was a busy two days for Colorado Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) at the 2022 Mid-Winter Conference, which wrapped up earlier this week at the DoubleTree Hotel in Denver. After a virtual 2021 event, it was great to return to business and tackle issues and opportunities facing the industry.  The event was […]

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE for January 19, 2022 from PCPHE

  COVID-19 Cases have increased over the past two weeks in Prowers County.  There were 2,080 reported cases on January 5th and as of January 19th the Prowers County Department for Public Health and Environment reports 2,309 with 156 hospitalizations and 45 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The seven-day Test Positivity Rate […]

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  • Sharon Pippin – August 12, 1951 – January 16, 2022

    Sharon Pippin – August 12, 1951 – January 16, 2022

        A memorial service for longtime Wiley resident, Sharon Pippin will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Pastor Paul Floyd of the High Plains Fellowship Church officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Wiley Cemetery.   Per Sharon’s request cremation will take place. Sharon was born on […]

  • Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

    Drought Information Statement from NWS-Pueblo

    January 13, 2022…Drought Conditions Deepen across Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS: After a very warm and dry start to the 2022 Water-Year (October 1-September 30), snow accumulation started in earnest in early December, with several passing weather systems bringing abundant mountain precipitation through the middle and end of December. By the end of the month, state wide snowpack […]

  • CDOT Prepares for 2022 with the First DUI Enforcement Campaign

    CDOT Prepares for 2022 with the First DUI Enforcement Campaign

        STATEWIDE — With the new year in full effect, the Colorado Department of Transportation asks Coloradans to put safety first when behind the wheel and to never drive impaired. CDOT, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies welcome 2022 with The Heat Is On Winter Blitz enforcement period from Jan. 14-17, holding […]

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    LCC Receives Housing Project Funding

      CO AG’s Office awards $1.66 million to LCC for Colorado Partnership for Education and Rural Revitalization (COPERR) Project (LAMAR, Colo.) — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office awarded $1.66 million to Lamar Community College (LCC) in 2021 for a workforce training program that will also see the remediation of blighted housing in the southeastern part […]

  • PEP Board Receives 2021 Summary

    PEP Board Receives 2021 Summary

        The need for new housing construction and renovation will remain the primary goal for Prowers Economic Prosperity, the economic development organization which serves the county.  Executive Director, Cheryl Sanchez provided an overview of notable developments for 2021 for board members during their monthly meeting on Monday, January 17th at their South Main Street […]

  • Elda I. McKinnis – May 15, 1955 – January 14, 2022

    Elda I. McKinnis – May 15, 1955 – January 14, 2022

        A memorial service for longtime Eads, Colorado resident, Elda I. McKinnis will be held at a later date.  Per Elda’s wishes cremation will take place. Elda was born on May 15, 1955 at Lamar, Colorado to Ervie James and Juanita M. (Greene) Reeves and passed away on January 14, 2022 at her home […]

  • The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Takes Flight February 3rd

    The 2022 High Plains Snow Goose Festival Takes Flight February 3rd

        LAMAR, Colorado — Southeastern Colorado’s High Plains Snow Goose Festival is set to return to Lamar from February 3rd through the 6th. Lamar is home to more than 400 species of birds over a year, making it one of the best birding locations in Colorado. Surrounded by grasslands and plains, the riparian habitats […]

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