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Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Banquet - March 21, 2024

Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Banquet – March 21, 2024

The Holly Pride Center was the setting for the 2024 Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) annual banquet.  89 people attended and were treated to a delicious barbeque meal provided by Gary’s Backyard BBQ.  Outgoing PEP President Anne-Marie Crampton welcomed the attendees, first by mentioning Ag Week and thanking all the area farmers for all that they […]

GOAL High School another option for local students

GOAL High School another option for local students

High School is a coming-of-age period in a person’s life.  A time where teens begin to morph into the young adults they are rapidly becoming.  A time of beginning to be autonomous – students join clubs and sports and forge new friendships of their own choosing.  Today’s high school students are faced with a constant […]

2024 Zonta Rose Day is March 18

 2024 Zonta Rose Day  is March 18 The Prowers County Zonta Club will be making their yearly deliveries of the iconic yellow roses on Monday, March 18.  Rose orders will be taken until March 10.  For those who may not have had time to mail in a form before the deadline, order forms can be […]

Camp Amache - New National Park is part of Prowers County History

Camp Amache – New National Park is part of Prowers County History

A mere 17 miles east of Lamar is a site that, were it not for the brown wooden sign reading “Amache Japanese-American Relocation Center”, could easily remain unnoticed to anyone passing by.  The sign, at the intersection of County Rd. 23.5 and Highway 50, points to one of our nation’s darkest pockets of history.  Growing […]

Amache Now an Official National Historic Site

Amache Now an Official National Historic Site

FEBRUARY 15, 2024 STATEMENT THE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATIONS ASSOCIATION: The National Park Service shared a press release about the formally established Amache National Historic Site in Colorado. Sec. Deb Haaland signed the park’s activation memo, a formal process that authorizes and establishes the park site. That means the site will have a budget, national park signage, dedicated park service […]

Jaleesa Yasmen Rodriguez Named Good Citizen of Granada High School

  Jaleesa Yasmen Rodriguez, daughter of Hopie Rincon and Justin Gomez, was named Good Citizen from Granada High School. Jaleesa has truly demonstrated exceptional academic achievement throughout her high school career maintaining a 4.00 G.P.A. while taking challenging courses at both the high school and collegiate level. She has been honored on the Superintendent’s Honor […]

Grasmick Announces Re-election Bid for 2024

Grasmick Announces Re-election Bid for 2024

      Prowers County Commissioner Tom Grasmick announced he has decided to run for commissioner in 2024 when his term expires.  Grasmick has been in office for the past seven years, representing District One. Grasmick said the Commissioners have been working on several areas of improvement for local residents, stressing economic growth and assisting […]

County Steering Committee Candidates Sought

County Steering Committee Candidates Sought

  Prowers County is updating its 2003 Master Plan to guide the day-to-day decisions of the County more accurately into the future. This planning effort will address topics pertinent to the rural unincorporated areas of Prowers County as well as areas of mutual interest with the local municipalities. As such, the engagement process seeks to […]

Outstanding Benefit Event for DuVall Family

Outstanding Benefit Event for DuVall Family

  “Pretty much a packed house”, was the way one person summed up the attendance for the DuVall Benefit Concert at the Prowers County Fairgrounds this past Saturday, September 2nd. The grandstands, the beer tent, the BBQ tables…all had a great turnout for the evening.  The fund-raising event contributed to the rebuilding of their lives […]

Dunn in Benefit Concert for DuVall Family

Dunn in Benefit Concert for DuVall Family

  Country-western recording artist, Clare Dunn, performs about 100 concerts a year.  She says a lot of them are for fairs and other events and she and her band are even booked for special occasions, “We’ve been hired to play on a yacht off San Diego for a surprise birthday party a gentleman has planned […]

Secretary of State Griswold Completes the Colorado Election Security Act Grant Awards

Secretary of State Griswold Completes the Colorado Election Security Act Grant Awards

    Denver, Colo – Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold awarded $945,319.62 in security grants to Colorado county clerk’s offices over two funding cycles made possible by the Colorado Election Security Act (SB22-153). These grant awards were for upgrading physical security in County election offices across the state. “These new resources are critical in […]

Bennet Announces $79.3 Million for Colorado Projects in Senate Appropriations Bills

  Denver — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that he secured nearly $74 million for 78 Colorado projects through the congressionally directed spending (CDS) process in the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) Senate appropriations bills. In total, this year’s Senate appropriations bills included $79.3 million in funding for projects across the state. These bills […]

DuVall’s Benefit Scheduled for September 2nd

DuVall’s Benefit Scheduled for September 2nd

  A storm can wipe out almost all of your possessions in a matter of minutes, but it can’t take away true friendship and community spirit.  That has become evident with the outpouring of assistance for John and Myrna DuVall following the June 23rd tornado that wiped away all their possessions from their home and […]

Council Moves Forward on City Comprehensive Plan

Council Moves Forward on City Comprehensive Plan

    The Lamar City Council awarded a contract to Ayres Associates/Bohannan Huston, consultants who will complete a review of the City of Lamar’s Comprehensive Plan Update.  The city received a $150,000 grant from the Department of Local Affairs to complete the update and the city is required an equal match.  $400,000 had been budgeted […]

Preliminary NWS Damage Survey for 06/23/23 Granada, Colorado Tornado Event

Preliminary NWS Damage Survey for 06/23/23 Granada, Colorado Tornado Event

  A well-documented strong and long-lasting EF-3 tornado meandered across Prowers County south of Granada, Colorado, on Friday, June 23, 2023, remaining over open countryside for most of its life. Early during the tornado’s lifespan, it heavily impacted John and Myrna DuVall’s family farm.  Two wooden barns were completely destroyed, with little evidence remaining of them […]