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Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Pedal The Plains Cycling Tour Showcases the Uniqueness of Southeastern Colorado

Highlighting Historical Sites of Lamar, Holly and Springfield   Denver, CO (August 15, 2019) — The 3-day tour Pedal The Plains (PTP) presented by Viaero Wireless will take participants on a 200-mile adventure as they cycle through the Southeastern Plains of Colorado where history runs deep from outlaws and bandits, to the Santa Fe Trail […]

County Planning Commission Approves GP Special Use Permit

County Planning Commission Approves GP Special Use Permit

      The Prowers County Planning Commission approved an amended Special Use Permit request from Karl Nyquist and Bill Grasmick of GP Aggregates and GP Irrigated, LLC-West Farm Pit, operating on County Road HH.5, west of and parallel to, the Burlington Northern railroad tracks east of Lamar. The lands are zoned as Irrigated Agricultural […]

Veterans’ Administration Representatives Hold Town Hall Meeting

Veterans’ Administration Representatives Hold Town Hall Meeting

    In an effort to maintain lines of communication and provide information updates for veterans in southeast Colorado, several representatives from the VA hosted a Town Hall Meeting Tuesday, August 20th at the Senior Citizen Center in Lamar. On hand were Greg Crenshaw, Veteran Experience Officer from the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Katie […]

Big Timbers Museum Plans End of Summer Events

Big Timbers Museum Plans End of Summer Events

    The Big Timbers Museum in Prowers County has an active calendar for September. Kathleen Scranton, Museum Curator, told the Prowers County Commissioners, the Fort William Bent Chapter of the NSDAR will have a photo opportunity and mini dedication for their group on Saturday, September 7th.  The kiosks for the Santa Fe Trail Scenic […]

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

    Lisa Thomas, coordinator of the Collaborative Management Program for Prowers County Department of Human Services, led a discussion of about the development of a Family Resource Center for Prowers County during an afternoon meeting at Brew Unto Others this past Monday, August 19th. “We’d like to begin a conversation about what a Family […]

Reed Selected as New Prowers County Coroner

Reed Selected as New Prowers County Coroner

    Dave Reed, a former officer with the Lamar Police Department, was selected by the Prowers County Commissioners to become the county’s new coroner. Reed, with his wife Heather looking on, took his oath of office from Judge Stan Brinkley Tuesday afternoon, August 20th,  at the Prowers County Courthouse. “We had eight applicants for […]

Digital Age Record Keeping at County Courthouse

Digital Age Record Keeping at County Courthouse

    How long do you hang on to your private papers? Do you have IRS returns from 20 years ago, a sales receipt for a mattress you bought six years back?  How about an instruction manual for a dishwasher you replaced last year? Since 1889, past Clerk and Recorders have been storing various records […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

  The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for visitors to “step back in time” and glimpse the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been 172 years ago at Bent’s Fort on the Santa Fe Trail for our Military Encampment. 1847 was a year when things continued to go badly […]

Colorado Employment Situation - July 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,787,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,700 and government increased 1,500. June estimates were revised up to 2,779,800, and the over the month change from May to June was an […]

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

  DENVER, CO – August 16, 2019 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) awarded over $17M for the Tier I and Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program. Programs that receive Tier I grant funding are eligible for up to $200,000 for their projects. In the most recent cycle, 19 […]

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – The Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production down from 2018. Soybean production is down 19 percent from 2018, forecast at 3.68 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to decrease their production 4 percent from last year, […]

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

  Pedal the Plains is right around the corner and we need volunteers! The event is September 12-15 and we need volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday September 12, all day on Friday September 13 and on Sunday September 15. Lamar is the start & finish line so we will get to launch the riders […]

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

  The Holly Commercial Club met August 7 at noon with eight members present. Minutes from the July meeting were read and approved as written by Calvin and second by Pearl. Motion carried. John gave the treasurer’s report and the Shopper’s report. Both were approved as given by Viola and second by Jackie. Motion carried. […]

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

    Eric Niemeyer, Executive Director of the High Plains Community Health Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners, construction work on the Adult Clinic off Kendall Drive in Lamar has only a few stages to go through before it will re-open this September. Niemeyer briefed the Commissioners with the latest updates from the Clinic this […]

Trooper Tips - Patience

Trooper Tips – Patience

  Recently I helped with directing traffic for the Iron Man competition held in Boulder County.  It got me thinking about safety issues when dealing with special events and emergency situations while I was trying to endure standing in the 90 degree plus temperatures. We were tasked to shut down part of Highway 119, which […]