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Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

    Lamar Community College was the last stop of the evening for Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, this past Thursday, June 20th.  Greenberg, who has been Commissioner since the start of the year, held a meet and greet with area ag producers, ranchers and the public in general at the college’s library, capping […]

OEDIT Launches Colorado Mutual Prosperity Program to Expand Workforce Dispersion

OEDIT Launches Colorado Mutual Prosperity Program to Expand Workforce Dispersion

Participating Rural Counties Eligible for Program Awareness Grants   DENVER – Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) unveiled a new economic development initiative aimed at encouraging economic prosperity throughout rural Colorado. Colorado’s Mutual Prosperity (COMP) Program incents new jobs that can be performed from eligible rural areas of the state. The program […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2019

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,766,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 900 and government increased 1,300. April estimates were revised down to 2,764,300, and the over the month change from March to April was […]

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

      STATEWIDE — After a nearly record-setting cold spring, warm weather is here, and families are packing up the car for summer road trips. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that only one in four children is properly secured when riding in a vehicle, putting the majority at severe risk […]

STATE OF THE WATER STATE

STATE OF THE WATER STATE

Drought Free Colorado   Water Year 2018 (Oct 2017- Sept 2018) was the warmest and second driest on record for Colorado, with significant loss to crops and livestock, and multiple large wildfires. Since the onset of the drought and throughout 2018, the State’s Drought Task Force, in collaboration with the Agricultural Impact Task Force has […]

Colorado's Online Voter Registration System Reaches Over 2 Million Transactions

Colorado’s Online Voter Registration System Reaches Over 2 Million Transactions

  DENVER, June 12, 2019 — Since the debut of the online voter registration system (OLVR) in 2010, Coloradans have made more than 2.4 million transactions using the system. This number includes registration updates like changes in party affiliation or address, new registrations, and withdrawals.  In 2010, Colorado became the fourth state to allow online […]

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

PEP Introduces Lamar Native as New Economic Development Lead

LAMAR, CO – Significant upward momentum is what Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) is planning for as the organization finalized the hiring of an economic development consultant on Monday, June 10. Following a recommendation from the hiring committee, the Board of Directors approved the contract for Lamar native Tara Smith-Hosick. Hosick is expected to serve as […]

Kennedy Swopes Recipient of Rod Crum Memorial Scholarship

Kennedy Swopes Recipient of Rod Crum Memorial Scholarship

      Kennedy Swopes, a senior at Holly High School, is a member of Student Council and the High School Basketball team, as well as a Ten Year member of 4-H. While carrying 11 hours of college courses, and working part time, Kennedy completed her certification as a nurse’s assistance during her senior year. […]

HOLLY’S 17th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - JUNE 7, 8, AND 9

HOLLY’S 17th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL – JUNE 7, 8, AND 9

    In conjunction with the Holly Days celebration, which commemorates Holly’s recovery from the 1965 flood, the Bluegrass Festival will kick-off FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 7th at 6:00 p.m. with the Commercial Club Bar-B-Q and Open Jam Session in Gateway Park. All musicians are welcome to join in. Everyone is invited to come out and […]

Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

    Since its inception, the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel has used a 2% pillow tax on motel room usage to fund advertising for specific events intended to draw visitors to the county for an overnight stay. This is a common practice used by almost every community in Colorado and neighboring states, although the […]

FATAL CRASH ON PROWERS COUNTY ROAD 35

FATAL CRASH ON PROWERS COUNTY ROAD 35

  On May 17, 2019 at approximately 14:20 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash that occurred on Prowers County Road 35, north of Prowers County Road NN.5, approximately 8 miles north of town of Holly. A 1998 Ford Ranger, driven by 58 year old Robert Davis of Holly, CO, was […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2019

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 9,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,765,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,300 and government increased 1,200. March estimates were revised up to 2,755,700, and the over the month change from February to March was an […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from NWS for May

NWS Pueblo Co – Sat May 11 2019 -/- Abnormally Dry Conditions Remain Across Portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  Abundant precipitation across the state of Colorado over the past several months, especially for areas over and near the higher terrain from January through March, has brought significant improvement in the drought that […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Bluegrass Festival

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Bluegrass Festival

  The Holly Commercial Club met Wednesday, May 1st, with eight members present. The September Pedal the Plains bicycle event was on the minds of those present. The Commercial Club is contemplating selling post cards, with or without stamps. There’d be a drop box and we would get them to the post office for the bikers, […]

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

One aspect of the difficulties of promoting economic growth for Prowers County, attracting new business and touting the county as a potential new home for future employees came to light during the Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board meeting this past Tuesday, May 7th. Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared a portion […]