RSSArchive for 2019

PATS Provides New Year’s Rides into 2020

PATS Provides New Year’s Rides into 2020

    Prowers Area Transit Service (PATS), will have transit services available from 7pm to 2am on January 1, 2020. If you need a ride, please call 336-8034. If you have a large group, please call prior to December 31, 2019 to make reservations. Donations will be accepted and encouraged. PATS will accept sponsorship from […]

Economic Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Colorado’s Economy

Economic Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Colorado’s Economy

    The Office of State Planning and Budgeting has released the December economic forecast showing continued growth in Colorado’s economy.   “Colorado’s economy remains strong with low unemployment, and we must continue to ensure our agriculture, technology, manufacturing, and other critical industries remain on the right path,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We want every […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture Announces 2019 Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

Colorado Department of Agriculture Announces 2019 Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

    Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) has approved four new industrial hemp seed varieties, bringing the total number of approved industrial hemp seed varieties in Colorado to 17. Following a year-long, statewide THC validation and observation trial period, the newly approved industrial hemp seeds are now eligible to be grown […]

Council Begins Community Improvements for 2020

Council Begins Community Improvements for 2020

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority voted to table a request for $5,105 in additional funding for Wild West Athletics during its December 23rd meeting. The funding is intended to cover unanticipated exterior work at Wild West Athletics at 110 North Main Street in Lamar. The LRA had earlier approved a request for $8,920 for […]

CATTLE ON FEED-Colorado/U.S.

CATTLE ON FEED-Colorado/U.S.

  COLORADO   The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1,100,000 head as of December 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 3 percent above last month’s inventory and 9 percent above the December 1, 2018 inventory. […]

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

    The annual Christmas Lighting Contest was held recently in Granada and Holly. Here are the winners: Holly: TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS: 1st Place:   Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:   Bill & Shawna Kissell RELIGIOUS: 1st Place:   Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:   Tony & Nellie Garcia ORIGINAL: 1st Place:   Mark & Linda Bagley 2nd Place:   […]

2019 Year in Review Articles - FEBRUARY

2019 Year in Review Articles – FEBRUARY

  The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year.   John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years The cleaning project, underway since this past November, is nearing completion at John Martin Dam in Bent […]

2019 Year in Review-JANUARY

2019 Year in Review-JANUARY

    The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year.   Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures 2019 began with the finalization of the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park project, the three large umbrella-type coverings that […]

City of Lamar New Year’s Holiday Schedule

City of Lamar New Year’s Holiday Schedule

  City offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The Community Building and the Public Library will also be closed. All city offices will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Commercial Refuse Collection scheduled for Wednesday, January 1, 2020 will remain the same. Residential Refuse Collection will remain the same. Cardboard Collection for […]

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

  Old Saint Nick, in one of his last visits before the BIG night, paid a visit with Mrs. Claus to the Shore Arts Center in Lamar this past Saturday, December 21st.  This is the fourth year the Lamar Rotarians have invited the Jolly Old Gent to help them entertain, educate and amuse youngsters in […]

Jon Alan Littler…March 7, 1947 – December 19, 2019

Jon Alan Littler…March 7, 1947 – December 19, 2019

    A celebration of life memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Jon A. Littler will be held at 10:00AM on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Reverend Kathy Leathers of the Holly United Methodist Church officiating. Per Jon’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Jon […]

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

County Sheriffs of Colorado Scholarship Program

    Sheriff Sam Zordel announced today that County Sheriffs of Colorado, Inc. (CSOC), the state Sheriffs Association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Prowers County student next spring. CSOC established the scholarship program in 1978. Since then, this effort has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ confidence in and respect […]

CPW Celebrates 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

CPW Celebrates 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

  DENVER, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is celebrating 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act this month. NAWCA, signed in December 1989, provides financial support for waterfowl habitat that also supports a multitude of other wetland-related wildlife species. NAWCA provides matching grants to wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, […]

ARPA December 2019 Business Operations Summary

ARPA December 2019 Business Operations Summary

ARPA Board Adopts 2020 Budget. At its December meeting, the ARPA Board approved its operating budget for 2020 in the amount of $26,412,190. The 2020 Budget supports the Board’s ongoing plan to accumulate sufficient cash to retire 2010 bonds when they become callable in 2020. The Budget will ensure funding for operations including adequate revenue […]

Lamar Selects New City Administrator

Lamar Selects New City Administrator

LAMAR, COLORADO (December 20, 2019) – After an extensive search, Lamar’s Mayor and City Council of Lamar have announced that Steve Kil will be the City’s new Administrator. Steve Kil is currently the Town Manager for the Town of St. John, Indiana, a position he has held since 2001.  Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of […]