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Sanchez Becomes PEP Interim Director

Sanchez Becomes PEP Interim Director

  Prowers Economic Prosperity has named Cheryl Sanchez as its interim director with the recent departure of Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt.  The Board of Directors has full confidence in Cheryl’s ability to keep PEP’s momentum as it seeks a permanent replacement.  Board members are also engaged in their responsibilities within BEAR – Business Expansion Attraction […]

Lamar Library to Display Moon Rocks

Lamar Library to Display Moon Rocks

  The Lamar Library will have several moon rocks on display for the general public as part of the Summer Reading Program, “Universe of Stories”, June 3rd through July 12th.    The Lamar Police will provide security on Friday, June 14th from 2pm to 4pm when the lunar rock samples will be on display.  Lamar Librarian, […]

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

  DENVER – The seven Colorado River Basin States of Colorado, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming signed a letter to Congress today requesting legislation to implement a negotiated contingency plan that responds to the historic dry conditions and the effects of climate change on the Colorado River. “Water is the lifeblood of […]

Ill Wind

Ill Wind

    The High Wind Warning from the National Weather Service in Pueblo began Wednesday afternoon and is expected to diminish by mid day Thursday in southeast Colorado. The areas impacted in the region were all of Kiowa, Bent, Prowers and Baca Counties.  An intense low pressure system moving north and east across Northwestern Kansas […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government increased 1,200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to […]

Trooper Tips - “A Call to Action Part 3”

Trooper Tips – “A Call to Action Part 3”

  Over the past 2 months I’ve talked about crashes over the 2018 holiday season which took 9 lives in 7 crashes over a 72 hour period. We touched on the topic of mixing drinking, drugs, and driving.  Now let’s look at two of the most common ones we deal with every day; distracted driving […]

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

      BEAR, as described by Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, stands for Business Expansion Attraction and Retention, a series of goals that are hoped to be achieved by the economic development organization. Leiker addressed the annual meeting of PEP, held Monday, March 4th at the Shore Arts Center in downtown Lamar.  […]

Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

    The Oxygen television network announced recently it will feature an episode at 4pm MST on Saturday March 9th, entitled “Golden Years Gone” which highlights the unsolved case of the shooting deaths of Curly and Darlene Culberth in Lamar in 1991. A press release details how the ‘Cold Justice’ investigator team travels around the […]

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

Create Permanent Water Supply at CPW’s John Martin Reservoir State Park   HASTY, Colo. – A 40-year deadlock between Colorado and Kansas has been resolved with the signing of a historic agreement that will provide a new source of water for a permanent fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir. The long-sought compromise between […]

Winter Storm Watch for S.E. Colorado for Saturday

Winter Storm Watch for S.E. Colorado for Saturday

Winter Storm Watch URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pueblo CO 505 AM MST Fri Feb 22 2019 Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Feet- Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County- Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County- Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County- Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 505 AM MST Fri Feb […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Reviewing By-Laws Regarding Promotions

Prowers Lodging Panel Reviewing By-Laws Regarding Promotions

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel will begin to review their by-laws in support of a proposal to use Panel funding to promote Prowers County in general as well as specific events as they have in the past. Panel member, Chad Hart, suggested the current by-laws do allow a general advertising campaign which […]

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

Winter Weather Advisory Issued for S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING (Sunday) TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY… * WHAT…Periods of snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 9 inches expected. * WHERE…Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below 7500 Feet, Crowley County, La Junta Vicinity/Otero County, Eastern Las Animas County, Western Kiowa County, Eastern […]

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

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 […]

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

Beverly Augustine Presented with Chamber Appreciation Award at 2019 Banquet

    Three community service awards were presented to Lamar citizens and three new directors for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce were introduced to the public at the 98th Annual Chamber Banquet, held Wednesday evening, January 30th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge #3898. However, the highlight of the evening was an unannounced award which was […]