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Polis Makes Appointments to 15th Judicial District Courts

Polis Makes Appointments to 15th Judicial District Courts

  Governor Polis also appointed Tarryn L. Johnson to fill a vacancy on the 15th Judicial District Court. The vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Stanley Brinkley and is effective December 10, 2022. Ms. Johnson is a Senior Deputy Public Defender in the La Junta Regional Office, a position she has held […]

Area Veterans Get Welcome News on Lamar VA Clinic Status

Area Veterans Get Welcome News on Lamar VA Clinic Status

    Mostly in their 60s and 70s, veterans from the Prowers County area attended an afternoon information forum at the County SOS Center last Tuesday, August 9th.  Several information booths were set up in the main meeting room and a self-contained info trailer was providing more brochures in the parking lot for several hours. […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Notified of Monkeypox Case       

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Notified of Monkeypox Case       

  Monkeypox identified and confirmed in Prowers County   PROWERS COUNTY – On August 4, 2022, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) of a confirmed case of monkeypox. The risk to the general public continues to be low. Meagan Hillman, Director of PCPHE said, […]

Ribbon Cutting Held for MRI Unit at PMC

Ribbon Cutting Held for MRI Unit at PMC

    “After several years of planning, we’re celebrating the official grand opening of Prowers Medical Center’s MRI unit with our ribbon cutting,” said PMC, Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bryant during the ceremony Wednesday morning, July 27th at the hospital. “This new suite will provide a more comfortable experience for our patients, faster testing times […]

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

      VA ECHCS provides health care to Veterans in Eastern Colorado and surrounding states. Through a series of resource, Veterans, along with their spouses and caregivers, will get one-on-one support with understanding, accessing and using VA benefits and services. VA ECHCS Director Michael Kilmer will finish the fairs with town halls, encouraging an […]

Colorado Employment Situation – May 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – May 2022

  Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.5% in May; 5,400 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in May to 3.5 percent. This marks the lowest rate since February 2020, when it was 2.8 percent. The national unemployment […]

Lamar Thunder Mascot Approved by CCIA

Lamar Thunder Mascot Approved by CCIA

    The Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs voted to remove the Lamar Re-2 School District from their list of schools using a mascot or logo deemed offensive to Native Americans last week, following a special session with Lamar School Board officials.  Listed mascot removals or alterations were mandated throughout the state last year with […]

Historic Amache Pilgrimage

A rainy, chilly Saturday didn’t deter visitors from attending the annual Camp Amache Pilgrimage in Granada this past Saturday, May 21st, following a two-year gap due to the Covid pandemic.  The recent passage of the Amache National Historic Site Act by President Biden and an opportunity for an in-person visit, brought a strong attendance of […]

Prowers County Elected Officials Sign Statewide Letter Calling on Polis to Veto Collective Bargaining Bill 

Prowers County Elected Officials Sign Statewide Letter Calling on Polis to Veto Collective Bargaining Bill 

  Prowers County, Colorado, May 19, 2022 – Prowers County Commissioners have joined a statewide coalition of over 170 county elected officials to call on Governor Polis to veto the collective bargaining bill. The letter, and the signers are below. An Open Letter from Elected County Officials throughout Colorado Concerning the expansion of county employees’ rights […]

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election Results

  (Lamar, CO) May 4, 2022 – The Prowers County Hospital District Board of Director Election was conducted on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. “Unofficial” results are in as we wait for the absentee ballots associated with the Uniformed And Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). These ballots must be received by May 11th. An “official” […]

Prowers County Sand Creek Junction Fire Recap

Prowers County Sand Creek Junction Fire Recap

  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office would like to release the following information concerning the Sand Creek Junction Fire, near the 13000 block of Hwy 196, Prowers County, Colorado on 4-22-2022 at approx. 1219 hours. The fire continued well into the day of Saturday, 4-23-2022 as well, with mop-up and hot spot efforts. The fire […]

PMC Board Candidate Forum

PMC Board Candidate Forum

  Voters in the Prowers County Hospital District will cast their ballots for two Prowers Medical Center board members from the eight candidates vying for office.  The election will be held May 3rd.  The term of office is three years.  Norm Arends, the candidate for a one-year term on the board was not opposed. Five […]

Amache Potential Highlighted at PEP Annual Meeting

Amache Potential Highlighted at PEP Annual Meeting

    John Hopper, Granada Dean of Students, provided details on the recent efforts that transformed the World War Two Japanese-American Internment Camp Amache into National Park status.  Hopper was the keynote speaker during the Prowers Economic Prosperity annual meeting held at the End of the Line Arena on the Camp property this past Thursday, […]

Election Information: 2022 Primary Election Alerts:

Election Information: 2022 Primary Election Alerts:

    June 28, 2022 is the Primary Election. Please be aware that Primary Elections are to select candidates to go on to the November General Election. Voting in a Primary Election can be the deciding vote for an office if there are more than one candidate running for an office. Pursuant to C.R.S. 1-4-105 […]

Lamar Council Votes Against Challenging Court Ruling on Petitions

Lamar Council Votes Against Challenging Court Ruling on Petitions

  The Lamar City Council voted no twice, following an open discussion of the avenues left open to it regarding the March 24, 2022 District Court ruling by Judge Michael Davidson, declaring the marijuana election results invalid.  The votes were challenged in January resulting in a court trial against the City of Lamar and City […]