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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 […]

Bethany Ann Summers Named Good Citizen for Wiley High School

Bethany Ann Summers Named Good Citizen for Wiley High School Bethany Ann Summers, daughter of Jeremy and Dana Summers, is the Good Citizen from Wiley High School. Brooke is a member of the NHS (National Honor Society), Yearbook Editor, and received the Academic All-State in 2022-23. She has acquired a River Watch Certification that same […]

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 […]

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 […]

Action Packed Wiley Hay Days

Action Packed Wiley Hay Days

  The Wiley Hay Days Committee has a full schedule of events for the annual celebration, set for Friday, June 16th and all-day Saturday. Beach volleyball gets a 9am start on Friday at the baseball field, followed by the coed softball tournament over the two days.  The crowning of the royalty will take place at […]

West Boat Ramp Closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park Due to Low Water

West Boat Ramp Closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park Due to Low Water

HASTY, Colo. – Low water is forcing Colorado Parks and Wildlife to close the West Boat Ramp at John Martin Reservoir State Park to use by trailers. Hand-launched craft such as canoes and kayaks can continue launching, said Dan Kirmer, park manager. He expects the west ramp to remain closed the rest of the season, […]

Erin Brophy Named as Superintendent of Wiley Schools

WILEY— 5/18/23—It is with pleasure that the Board of Education of Wiley School District announces Erin Brophy as their choice for Superintendent starting July 1, 2023. “We are excited to have Mrs. Brophy accept the appointment to lead our district and look forward to welcoming her to our community. Her commitment will help support the […]

LUB/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

LUB/ARPA Scholarship Winners Announced

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh named the Lamar Utility Board – Arkansas River Power Authority scholarship winners for 2022.  There were eight entries, each vying for a $1,400 combined scholarship based on an essay pertaining to energy production and usage.  The winners are: Abigail Ross from Lamar, Annabell Mortimeyer from Wiley and Ansley Herrera […]

Prowers County Redistricting & Voting Precinct Procedures

Prowers County Redistricting & Voting Precinct Procedures

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners set public meetings to allow residents to view and comment on the proposed commissioner redistricting and voter precinct redistricting maps.  The three county commissioner district boundaries are being redrawn to equalize the reflected population changes in the counties following the latest census.  District One is represented by Commissioner […]

Prowers County Represented in National Investment Summit

Prowers County Represented in National Investment Summit

We are so excited that one of PEP’s very own, Cheryl Sanchez, got selected to represent Colorado at SelectUSA Investment Summit in Maryland this week! She is one of only two Economic Developers from Colorado that was selected to represent our state. What an achievement!! SelectUSA Investment Summit draws more than 3000 attendees featuring economic […]

Four Area Events Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

Four Area Events Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

    Promoters for four area events received funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during its April meeting this past Tuesday. A Colorado Springs convention center visit, the Holly Bluegrass Festival, the Firecracker Showdown Jackpot Clinic and the Tri-State 9/11 Tribute and Parade received funding for their future activities. Representatives from the Colorado […]

PEP Shares News of Broadband Expansion and Multi-Team Babe Ruth Tournament

PEP Shares News of Broadband Expansion and Multi-Team Babe Ruth Tournament

Prowers Economic Prosperity received several guests during the organization’s monthly board meeting on Monday, April 17th. Jimmy Bencomo explained his need for volunteers this summer to help organize and run a Babe Ruth state tournament which will bring several hundred participants of all ages and their families to Lamar between July 7th and 10th.  “We’re […]