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Ron Manly Appreciation for Service with PCSO

Ron Manly Appreciation for Service with PCSO

  Ron Manly’s career with the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office began 41 years ago when he volunteered for the Junior Sheriff’s Posse. He retired this past Thursday, September 12th, after a career that saw him rise from junior volunteer to the rank of Senior Sergeant. Ron joined the Junior Sheriff’s Posse as a volunteer in […]

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased

    Advanced Treatment Center at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar, owned by Doug Carrigan, held a by-invitation open house for those associated with the corrections program in Lamar and Prowers County this past Wednesday, September 11th.  The Lamar facility, which opened in late spring, is one of four Advanced Treatment Centers with others […]

Hemp Processing Business Slated for Lamar

Hemp Processing Business Slated for Lamar

    The Lamar City Council added an extra item to its September 9th meeting agenda to provide information for a proposed hemp processing business to be located at the former Kmart building at 701 North Main Street in Lamar. The council contacted by phone, Hiver Salley of Isolate Kings LLC and Tara Hosick, Prowers […]

Congratulations to Sr. Sergeant Ron Manly on his Retirement!

Congratulations to Sr. Sergeant Ron Manly on his Retirement!

      We are having a celebration of Manly’s 35 years of service at the Prowers County Sheriff’s Department! The public is welcome to come out between 1pm and 4pm (come and go) on Thursday, September 12th at the Multi-Purpose room at the Sheriff’s Office. Please drop in and join us for cake and […]

Lamar Workforce Center Hosting Customer Appreciation and Job Fair Events Thursday, September 5

Lamar Workforce Center Hosting Customer Appreciation and Job Fair Events Thursday, September 5

This September is Workforce Development Month, an annual tradition in Colorado.  Throughout the month, the state’s Workforce Centers (a network of both state and county run employment and training offices) will be teaming with the Department of Labor and Employment to provide a variety of special events. Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with […]

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 […]

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 […]

Brad Young Honored for Service

Brad Young Honored for Service

    Brad Young, Lamar native, recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award, from Independent Pharmaceuticals, in Denver, CO on Saturday, August 10th. Young recently retired as Legislative Director of Governmental Affairs for Independent Pharmacists in Colorado. Seated with Young, (center photo) are Joe Valdez, LaJara Pharma, LaJara, CO, and Ky Davis, Harris Health Mart, Rocky Ford, […]

Holly Hires Interim Administrator, Melcher Sworn in as Mayor

Holly Hires Interim Administrator, Melcher Sworn in as Mayor

    Steve Rabe of Canon City was hired as interim town administrator and Calvin Melcher took his oath of office as Mayor of Holly this past Wednesday, August 7th during the regular Trustees monthly meeting. Rabe, (pronounced Rob) who has had extensive municipal leadership experience, has been working with the Trustees since this spring […]

John Sutherland to Retire as City of Lamar Administrator

John Sutherland to Retire as City of Lamar Administrator

  Lamar’s City Administrator John Sutherland has announced his retirement effective July 29, 2019. Overseeing daily operations within the City, John has served as the City Administrator since August 2012. He is a conduit between the City Council and City employees who deliver services daily to the citizens of Lamar. Through John’s leadership the City […]

Colorado Employment Situation - June, 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – June, 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 8,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,779,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,500 and government increased 1,600. May estimates were revised up to 2,771,300, and the over the month change from April to May was […]

Melcher Appointed as Holly Mayor

Melcher Appointed as Holly Mayor

    Calvin Melcher’s lone application for Mayor of Holly was unanimously approved by the Holly Trustees during their board meeting on Wednesday, July 17th.  Melcher will serve the unfinished term of five months, replacing former Mayor Tony Garcia who resigned this past May.  He will be eligible for two full terms at the start […]

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

    Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, announced his retirement plans to the Lamar City Council earlier this week. As it stands, Sutherland’s, last official day as Administrator will be Monday, July 29th. Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, told The Prowers Journal, Sutherland will be missed. “He has been an excellent administrator for the City of […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

    Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, outlined a funding proposal submitted by Lamar Main Street LLC, aka Gateway Safety Products, which has been manufacturing road flares in Lamar for the past several years. The company plans to expand its operation from its initial manufacturing site, the former Greenstreet Distributing Company on West Poplar […]

New Program Supports Agricultural Intern Opportunities

New Program Supports Agricultural Intern Opportunities

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) introduces the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire interns. Qualified businesses may be reimbursed up to 50% of the actual cost of hiring an intern, not to exceed $5,000 per internship. “Investing in […]