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Bailey Hernandez Named Good Citizen of Granada High School

Bailey Hernandez Named Good Citizen of Granada High School

    Bailey Hernandez, son of Pete and Samantha Hernandez, was named Good Citizen from Granada High School. Bailey is in the National Honor Society, maintained the Superintendent’s Honor throughout high school while participating in football, basketball, baseball, track, a member of FBLA and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. For the past four years he […]

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

KLMR radio, in Lamar, Colorado, originally signed on the air as an AM radio station in December of 1948.  Nearly 28 years later, KLMR-FM was added and signed on the air in November of 1976.  Both stations were destroyed by a microburst in July of 2022 and 25/7 Media, Inc. subsequently elected to shut the […]

Toys for Tots Concludes Christmas 2022

Toys for Tots Concludes Christmas 2022

    Saturday, December 24th was bright and crisp as the final chapter of this year’s Toys for Tots campaign in Prowers County concluded with a delivery of bikes for area youngsters. “There weren’t as many bike donations this year as in year’s past,” said organizer, Darlene Lopez from the headquarters at 500 West Beech […]

LCC Begins Training Program for IT Technicians

LCC Begins Training Program for IT Technicians

A new information technology program is under development at Lamar Community College.  Mittie Helm, Business Faculty and Kendra King, Department Head of the Cosmetology Department at Lamar Community College, briefed the Prowers Economic Prosperity board members on ways the new courses will help students find jobs in information technology. “The grant-funded program will develop in […]

Food for Families Holiday Schedule for 2022

Food for Families Holiday Schedule for 2022

    The manner in which the annual Christmas meal will be presented is following the changes made earlier in the season for the Toys for Tots distribution schedule. The meal will be available on a first-come, first-served basis between 9am and 11am at various distribution sites in Lamar and throughout the county. The Lamar […]

USDA Confirms Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Game Bird Operation In Prowers County

USDA Confirms Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in a Commercial Game Bird Operation In Prowers County

  Lamar, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) has confirmed the detection of Highly Pathogenic H5N1 Avian Influenza (HPAI) virus in a commercial game bird operation in Prowers County. Avian influenza does not present a food safety risk; poultry and eggs are safe to eat when handled and cooked […]

PEP Guest Outlines Rural Jump Start Program

PEP Guest Outlines Rural Jump Start Program

    Morgan VanKat, a representative from OEDIT, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, outlined a state program developed to provide tax relief and grants for new business start-ups and business relocations, specifically in rural areas of the state. “We’re targeting those communities and counties that are experiencing economic distress,” she explained to […]

Press Release from Granada Police Department

Press Release from Granada Police Department

  Stolen Bronco Memorabilia from Cemetery The following items were stolen from a grave at the Granada, Colorado Hillside Cemetery sometime between Tuesday, October 25th and Friday, October 28th, 2022: One (1) Denver Broncos Helmet with a name and initials of the deceased inscribed on it, One (1) Denver Bronco Flag and pole it has […]

Harmon Receives Service to Ag Award

Harmon Receives Service to Ag Award

  Prowers County Farm Bureau Ty Harmon, veteran broadcaster from Granada, received Prowers County Farm Bureaus first annual Service to Ag Award at the county Farm Bureau’s 2022 annual meeting Wednesday evening in Lamar. Harmon, who began his broadcasting career at KLMR radio station, conveyed some of his observations and experiences to the meetings attendees. […]

Changes Coming for Toys for Tots Distribution this Holiday

Changes Coming for Toys for Tots Distribution this Holiday

Darleen Lopez is taking a new tack for this year’s Toys for Tots, Food for Families holiday drive.  Families qualified to receive kid’s toys will still arrive at her headquarters at 500 West Beech Street in Lamar, but the manner in which the toys will be handed out will be changed as well as the […]

Tempel Updates PEP Board on Meat Packing Project

Tempel Updates PEP Board on Meat Packing Project

  Curtis Tempel hopes a new USDA grant can provide additional funding for his meat packing business which will be located in Granada.  Tempel provided an update to the Prowers Economic Prosperity board during their monthly meeting on Monday, October 17th. “Building costs have increased by at least 50% since we began planning for this […]

Election Information – Understanding Your November 8, 2022 Ballot

Election Information – Understanding Your November 8, 2022 Ballot

  What will my November 8, 2022, General Election Ballot look like?  Sample ballots are posted to the Prowers County website at www.prowerscounty.net under the Departments then Election. Election Offices will be reporting by precinct for this 2022 General Election. Q: What does that mean? A: A certain Ballot Style will be mailed to a voter. […]

“Imagine Rotary” Opens Doors to Learning for Elementary School Students

“Imagine Rotary” Opens Doors to Learning for Elementary School Students

    The Lamar Rotary and Interact members continued a unique tradition this past Thursday, September 14th, by distributing just over 230 dictionaries to third grade students in various schools in southeast Colorado. Judy Turpin, Lamar Rotary President, noted this year’s theme is, “Imagine Rotary”, believing that if we can imagine a better world, we […]

Business Growth in Prowers County Noted

Business Growth in Prowers County Noted

  Two recent ribbon-cutting events in Prowers County on August 26th noted business growth with the expansion of the Rocky Ford Pipe Yard into the county from its Rocky Ford headquarters where it has been in operation for fifty years.  Mark Carrigan said the pipe yard is an irrigation pipe and sprinkler system parts supplier […]

ARPA Funding to Assist EMT Training for County Recruits

ARPA Funding to Assist EMT Training for County Recruits

    Prowers County is attempting to address the shortfall of EMT responders in each community in the county.  To that end, the Prowers County Commissioners met with Lamar Fire Chief Jeremy Burkhart, Heather Burkhart from the LCC nursing program and Ann-Marie Crampton representing the Lamar Community College Foundation. The county has access to ARPA […]