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PEP Explores Video Promotion Grant

PEP Explores Video Promotion Grant

    Prowers Economic Prosperity board members heard a presentation on available grants and programs from Greg Thomason, a senior program manager for OEDIT, State Office of Economic Development and International Trade.  Thomason serves 20 counties in southeast Colorado as a Rural Opportunity Representative.  Thomason outlined several grant programs, one of interest to PEP from […]

Now Accepting Host Community Proposals for Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days - June 2023

Now Accepting Host Community Proposals for Southeast Rural Philanthropy Days – June 2023

  Serving Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, and Prowers counties.   The Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) conference is scheduled to return to the Southeast region in September of 2023. This unique conference provides a forum for quality professional development opportunities close to home as well as networking with other community leaders in […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Developing Community Promo Sheet

Prowers Economic Prosperity Developing Community Promo Sheet

  Once upon a time, southeast Colorado had several apparel manufacturing companies for jeans and winter sports.  Inquiries by several communities of interest have indicated a strong desire to re-establish the textile and sewn goods industries in our area.  Supply chain challenges of overseas production and logistics have prompted a resurgence of “Made in USA” […]

Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 10-12

Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 10-12

  The Holly Bluegrass Festival returns to Gateway Park, June 10-12 for 2022.  The festival, billed as Colorado’s only totally FREE Bluegrass concert, is being held in conjunction with Holly Days. This year’s event, is being partially funded by a $2,500 marketing contribution from the Prowers County Lodging Panel, will start on Friday with dinner […]

Bipartisan Bill to Create a Tax Credit to Increase Housing Supply and Revitalize Distressed Homes

Bipartisan Bill to Create a Tax Credit to Increase Housing Supply and Revitalize Distressed Homes

  Legislation Would Help Cover the Cost of Building or Renovating Homes, Help Existing Homeowners Stay in Their Homes Washington, D.C. –– Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, co-sponsored legislation led by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to build and revitalize housing in distressed […]

LUB Discusses New Meter Installation Schedule and Cyber Security Guards

LUB Discusses New Meter Installation Schedule and Cyber Security Guards

    The utility board approved $704,028.57 in March purchase orders from a total of $729,264.83 of which $631,771.43 was for the estimated power purchase from ARPA for March. Bills amounting to $242,911.64 were also paid. The low bid of $27,383.76 from Blazer Electric was approved for LED light fixtures to maintain street and yard […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Meeting on April 21st

Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Meeting on April 21st

    John Hopper, Dean of Students at the Granada School District, is the keynote speaker for the annual Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) meeting set for 6pm on Thursday, April 21st, at the End of the Line Arena at Camp Amache in Granada.  Hopper’s efforts in documenting and preserving the heritage and legacy of the […]

County Vital Records Department Received Award on Perfect Performance

County Vital Records Department Received Award on Perfect Performance

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issues the Vital Records Five Star Award to counties that achieve 100% on audits, zero deficiencies, complete all required training, and have no customer complaints.  According to Megan Hillman, Prowers County Public Health Director, the county received the 2021 award recently and is one of […]

Prowers Medical Center is Rebuilding Staff

Prowers Medical Center is Rebuilding Staff

  Karen Bryant, Prowers Medical Center CEO, briefed the Prowers County Commissioners on the recent success in hiring new providers for the hospital, “We’re developing a new provider base in the clinic and we’re successful with this process.”  Bryant said PMC hired two local individuals as nurse advanced practice providers and Dr. Rebecca Cisneros, a […]

Rodeos and Windmills Coming to Prowers County

Rodeos and Windmills Coming to Prowers County

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel voted to fund several events which were presented to them this past Thursday, March 17th. An earlier request from the regional tourism promotion group, Canyons and Plains, received approval for $1,000 to be applied to general marketing for activities in southeast Colorado.  Panel members discussed sending representatives […]

Planning Commission Reviews Junk Ordinance

Planning Commission Reviews Junk Ordinance

    The Prowers County Planning Commission, Michelle Hiigel, Land Use Administrator, as well as all three county commissioners, Tom Grasmick, Wendy Buxton-Andrade, Ron Cook and County Attorney Rose Pugliese via Zoom, discussed means by which the county’s junk ordinance could be beefed up with stricter enforcement.  Legislating the ordinance has been a continued concern […]

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2022

  Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased in January to 4.1 percent from the revised December rate of 4.2 percent. Colorado’s unemployment rate of 4.1 percent marks the lowest level since it was 2.8 percent in February 2020. The national unemployment rate moved upward by one-tenth […]

ARPA Business Operations Report for March 2022

ARPA Business Operations Report for March 2022

Integrated Resource Plan (IRP): The Arkansas River Power Authority is in the process of preparing an Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), as required by the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) under its Energy Planning and Management Program. ARPA will be accepting written and verbal comments from affected retail customers of the six ARPA communities through March […]

Lamar VA Clinic Recommended for Closure, One of Several in Eastern Colorado

Lamar VA Clinic Recommended for Closure, One of Several in Eastern Colorado

  A recommendation has been made to close the Lamar VA Clinic by 2026, according to a review commissioned by the 2019 Veteran’s Mission Act.  Similar clinics in La Junta, Burlington and Salida have also received a recommendation of closure.  The Lamar VA Clinic has been in operation since November, 2014. The recommendations stemmed from […]

PEP Board Receives Overview of DoLA for Southeast Region

PEP Board Receives Overview of DoLA for Southeast Region

    Tara Marshall, the Southeast Regional Director for the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, was invited to brief the Prowers Economic Board of Directors on various financing programs made available to communities around the state. “Most states don’t have a DoLA department,” she explained during the February 28th monthly meeting, adding, “The Colorado Constitution […]