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Temporary Closure of Monument Hill area at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Temporary Closure of Monument Hill area at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) Acting Superintendent Janet Frederick announces the temporary closure of the Monument Hill Overlook and areas immediately surrounding the overlook. “As part of the long range management improvements to the park, the Monument Hill area is being rehabilitated to assure safety and accessibility to all visitors.” said Frederick. The […]

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

John Martin Stilling Basin is Cleaned Out for First Time in 70 Years

    The cleaning project, underway since this past November, is nearing completion at John Martin Dam in Bent County. A trip to the dam this past Sunday, February 17th, shows that the water from the stillway has been drained and earth moving equipment has scraped clean, almost all the accumulated sediment that has built […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - Slow Improvement In Drought Conditions Continue

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Slow Improvement In Drought Conditions Continue

  National Weather Service National Weather Service Pueblo, CO    SYNOPSIS…Updated  Abundant and beneficial snow across much of Colorado`s Mountains over the past few months has prompted the US Drought Monitor to improve the Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions that has plagued southwest Colorado over the past year. With that said, the latest Drought Monitor, issued […]

PMC Auxiliary: The Few Who Aid Many

PMC Auxiliary: The Few Who Aid Many

    Members of the Prowers Medical Center Auxiliary were on hand at this year’s annual Heritage Snow Goose Festival vendor’s sale at the Department of Wildlife offices on Highway 287. The Auxiliary has several dozen members and ten or so volunteer their time to keep the hospital gift shop open Monday through Friday from […]

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

A Presentation by Dr. Henrietta Mann   Join us on Thursday, February 21st at 6 pm for a free presentation by Cheyenne elder and well-respected American Indian educator, Dr. Henrietta Mann, at the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO.  Her informative presentation entitled “What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View” will focus on […]

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

    Ordinance 2019-1 regulating control of public parks, land and facilities in the county was approved on second reading by the Prowers County Commissioners during their February 12th meeting. ‘Open Space’ as defined in the ordinance includes any park, public lands or facilities that Prowers County owns in fee: and all trails, waters, buildings, […]

Colorado Opportunity Zone Office Opening to Assist Investments in Communities

Colorado Opportunity Zone Office Opening to Assist Investments in Communities

Governor Polis Announces New Office to Help Colorado Communities Realize Opportunity Zone Investment -/- OEDIT and DOLA to support newly-established unit.   DENVER — Governor Jared Polis has announced the formation of a dedicated office within the Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) to cultivate active investment in Colorado’s 126 federally designated Opportunity […]

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

Southeast Colorado Offers Choices for Snow Goose Visitors

  The weatherman cooperated for the High Plains Snow Goose Festival this past weekend in Lamar and portions of southeast Colorado. While the breeze picked up during the late afternoons and evenings, the days were crisp and mostly sunny for those attending the 17th annual Festival. Birding enthusiasts selected from a list of options on […]

LCC Hosting 3rd Annual SCALE in Lamar

LCC Hosting 3rd Annual SCALE in Lamar

    Several dozen area farmers and ranchers, coupled with about a dozen ag-oriented exhibitors attended the second annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo (SCALE) at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center on Friday, February 8th. The expo featured former Colorado Ag Commissioner, Don Brown, as the main speaker at 12:30 at the Wellness Center. […]

Prowers County Commissioners Seeking to fill Seats on Fair Board and Planning Commission

Prowers County Commissioners Seeking to fill Seats on Fair Board and Planning Commission

    Fair Board Positions: The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill four (4) positions on the Prowers County Fair Board with a term of three (3) years and will expire in February 2022. Any person living in Prowers County, at least 21 […]

Southeast Colorado Students Make Dean’s List at Fort Hays

Southeast Colorado Students Make Dean’s List at Fort Hays

  HAYS, Kan. – Local and area students from Colorado are among the 1,606 named by deans at Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kan., to the Deans Honor Roll for the fall 2018 semester. The Deans Honor Roll includes undergraduate students only. To be eligible, students must have completed 12 or more credit hours and […]

PEP Annual Meeting Set for March 4

PEP Annual Meeting Set for March 4

    The PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity board announced that the “BEAR” is coming and those attending the annual business meeting at the Shore Arts Center on Monday, March 4th, will be introduced to how the four points of the ‘BEAR’ can help augment economic growth in Prowers County. The recent strategic planning meeting held […]

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Relies on Community Volunteers

    The 2019 Pedal the Plains, three-day biking event, will be held in Lamar, Springfield and Holly between Friday, September 13th through the 15th.  Each of the three days takes a commitment from community volunteers, according to Tour Director, Deirdre Moynihan.  She and several members of the planning group held an overview meeting for […]

Panel Discusses How to Grow Tourism in Southeast Colorado

Panel Discusses How to Grow Tourism in Southeast Colorado

  The tourist industry in Colorado is growing and motivated local municipal leaders and Prowers County residents are seeking ways to share in that new revenue. SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development hosted a second meeting at its West Elm Street address this past Wednesday, January 30th to address those concerns.  The first prioritized housing development […]

Discussion Focuses on Lamar Housing Needs

Discussion Focuses on Lamar Housing Needs

  Adequate, affordable housing and job/business growth are intertwined. If Lamar and Prowers County can’t meet future housing needs, the job market and new businesses may not develop in the community.  A lot of rental and ownership properties are sub-standard and out-of-date according to a 2017 study that assessed six counties in southeast Colorado.  These […]