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Guide to Prowers County Democratic Caucus/Convention Assembly

Guide to Prowers County Democratic Caucus/Convention Assembly

    Only Prowers County residents registered as Democrats by Friday, February 14th, 2020 can vote on various actions, but all are welcome to the assembly which will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. The meeting begins at 2pm and will be a combination of County Caucus and County Convention/Assembly for all 13 Prowers […]

County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill seven (7) positions on the Prowers County Fair Board with a term of three (3) years and will expire in February 2023. Any person living in Prowers County, at least 21 years of age, and […]

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

    Charlotte, NC – The NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association has selected four prominent head coaches for its 2020 Hall of Fame class, announced by the NJCAA National Office on Thursday. Among the four inductees was Scott Crampton of Lamar (CO) added to this year’s illustrious class. Scott Crampton arrived on campus at Lamar in […]

Gardner Secures $28 Million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

Gardner Secures $28 Million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

  Funds will be used to begin construction of critical drinking water infrastructure project in Southeastern Colorado Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced he secured $28 million of funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) project, which will be provided by the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation’s Fiscal Year […]

Zonta Club of Prowers County and UNICEF USA Working Together

Zonta Club of Prowers County and UNICEF USA Working Together

  As the Zonta Club of Prowers County’s main service project for the 2018-19 year we chose to sponsor a group of local middle school girls who were participating in the “Girls on the Run” program. Girls on the Run is a national program focusing on girls in 3rd – 8th grade. Their mission is […]

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

  Local Dual-Enrollment Instructor and Historian Wins Prestigious Teaching Award LAMAR, CO – John Hopper, teacher and dean of students at Granada Public Schools and dual-enrollment instructor for Lamar Community College (LCC), has been awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize by the American Historical Association (AHA). This biennial prize is AHA’s most prestigious honor for […]

Lamar Utility Board Gains Member, Loses Member

Lamar Utility Board Gains Member, Loses Member

    Lamar resident, Jay Brooke became the latest Lamar Utility Board member with his oath of office, administered prior to the January 28th meeting by County Court Judge, Lane Porter. Brooke’s new position comes at the same time that Leo Hernandez tended his resignation to the board effective, January 26th after serving for seven […]

Lamar Council Okays Renovation/Construction Projects for the City

Lamar Council Okays Renovation/Construction Projects for the City

    Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Inspector, presented an ordinance for the dedication of a new city street. Originally, Ordinance 733 vacated Clifton Street and Fifth Street in March, 1979. Brooks explained the request to repeal the ordinance in light of the possible development of the property located north of the Lamar Inn and […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Okays Construction Funding for Max Hotel

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Okays Construction Funding for Max Hotel

  The former Stockman’s Motor Inn, built in 1938, and now known as the MAX Hotel is currently being renovated by the new owner, Nancy Clark of Clark Broadway Building LLC, since its purchase in August, 2019. Clark has requested an economic incentive agreement of $14,600 for exterior improvements to the building located at the […]

Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

Alta Vista Receives Irwin Academic Award

  Alta Vista Charter School Principal, Talara Coen, announced last year the school was selected for the John Irwin Award for Academic Achievement under guidelines from the Colorado Department of Education. “We’re really excited to have been selected,” she said, adding that the school was also chosen for the annual award in 2007. “You need […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

  Following the announcement of retirement by Superintendent Dave Tecklenburg, the Lamar School District has commenced the search for a new superintendent. The District has engaged the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to facilitate the process. The search process will begin effectively immediately with focus group meetings tentatively scheduled for February 10th. The focus […]

Colorado Employment Situation - December 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2019

      Employers in Colorado added 1,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,803,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,100 and government increased 300. November estimates were revised up to 2,802,100, and the over the month change from October to November […]

County Clerk Conducting Logic and Accuracy Testing

County Clerk Conducting Logic and Accuracy Testing

  The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be performing a Private and Public Logic and Accuracy Test of the election voting equipment. The Private Test is scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2020 and the Public Test is Friday, January 31, 2020, to start at 9:00 a.m. for both days, in the County Commissioner’s […]

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel allocated the majority of their funding for events for 2020 this past Tuesday, January 21st. The budgeted contingency line item has about $9,000 left to cover any requests for the balance of the year, reduced from the usual $17,000 kept in reserves. This action comes from a […]

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

    Sometimes the success of an event isn’t always based on the number of people attending or the amount of funds raised for a worthy cause. In either case you’d like the numbers to be high, but you also want the attendees to have a good time and the first fundraising event for the […]