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County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

County Seeks Fair Board Applicants

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill seven (7) positions on the Prowers County Fair Board with a term of three (3) years and will expire in February 2023. Any person living in Prowers County, at least 21 years of age, and […]

S.E. Colorado Law Enforcement Officers in Baca County Car Crash

S.E. Colorado Law Enforcement Officers in Baca County Car Crash

    A trooper with the Colorado State Patrol, along with the Baca County Sheriff’s Office, was investigating a single vehicle, semi-tractor and trailer crash that occurred on Highway 287 on Friday afternoon, February 7th, 2020 at 1645 hours. The accident occurred three miles north of Springfield near mile post 33. The trooper was in […]

Primary Election Ballots Set to be Mailed

Primary Election Ballots Set to be Mailed

  Democratic and Republican Ballots, and Unaffiliated Ballot Packets will be mailed out automatically to all Actively registered Voters in Prowers County for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary the week of February 10-14, 2020. What about registered Unaffiliated Voters?  Unaffiliated voters may observe a precinct caucus but may not participate. For the first time […]

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

Retired Lamar Community College Coach Inducted to NJCAA Baseball Hall of Fame

    Charlotte, NC – The NJCAA Baseball Coaches Association has selected four prominent head coaches for its 2020 Hall of Fame class, announced by the NJCAA National Office on Thursday. Among the four inductees was Scott Crampton of Lamar (CO) added to this year’s illustrious class. Scott Crampton arrived on campus at Lamar in […]

Gardner Secures $28 Million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

Gardner Secures $28 Million for the Arkansas Valley Conduit

  Funds will be used to begin construction of critical drinking water infrastructure project in Southeastern Colorado Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced he secured $28 million of funding for the Arkansas Valley Conduit (AVC) project, which will be provided by the Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation’s Fiscal Year […]

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – 2019 Year in Review

Colorado Water Conservation Bureau – 2019 Year in Review

  2019 Calendar Year in Review: 2019 followed one of Colorado’s warmest, driest years on record with a severe drought in southwest Colorado. This drought (of 2018) was followed by a cold, wet 2019 spring and 150% of normal snowpack that helped clear the state of drought by June 2019. The 2019 monsoon season, however, […]

People’s Credit Union Announces Scholarship Applications

      Peoples Credit Union will award four (4) each scholarships in the amount of $3,000 to each to our area’s high school seniors that plan to continue their education by attending a college, university or technical school this summer or fall. All of the schools have received the application, as well as a […]

Cattle Inventory Report - February 1, 2020

Cattle Inventory Report – February 1, 2020

    COLORADO The January 1, 2020 inventory of all cattle and calves in Colorado totaled 2.80 million head, down 2 percent from the January 1, 2019 inventory, according to the January 1 Cattle Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Beef cows, at 771,000 head, were […]

U.S. Census Bureau Recruiting for Colorado Jobs

U.S. Census Bureau Recruiting for Colorado Jobs

Prowers County, CO – The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting for a variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, to assist with the nationwide 2020 Census count. Applying now to work as a census taker is a great way to make extra money and line up spring and summer employment ahead of time. Census taker […]

Presidential Primary Election Information

Presidential Primary Election Information

ELECTION NEWS for 2020: With the passage of Proposition 107 in 2016 that was approved by Colorado voters, created and reenacted state laws for allowing Presidential Primary Elections. With this change, Colorado will hold a 2020 Presidential Primary Election on March 3, 2020. All voters that are active eligible electors will be mailed a ballot […]

NPS Hosting Public Informational Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

NPS Hosting Public Informational Meetings on Amache Special Resource Study

      DENVER—On Tuesday, February 11th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the National Park Service (NPS) invites the public to participate in one of two informational meetings and open houses regarding the Amache special resource study. The first public meeting will be held at the Granada City Complex at 103 South Main Street […]

Zonta Club of Prowers County and UNICEF USA Working Together

Zonta Club of Prowers County and UNICEF USA Working Together

  As the Zonta Club of Prowers County’s main service project for the 2018-19 year we chose to sponsor a group of local middle school girls who were participating in the “Girls on the Run” program. Girls on the Run is a national program focusing on girls in 3rd – 8th grade. Their mission is […]

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

John Hopper was awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Award.

  Local Dual-Enrollment Instructor and Historian Wins Prestigious Teaching Award LAMAR, CO – John Hopper, teacher and dean of students at Granada Public Schools and dual-enrollment instructor for Lamar Community College (LCC), has been awarded the Beveridge Family Teaching Prize by the American Historical Association (AHA). This biennial prize is AHA’s most prestigious honor for […]

Another Successful Year for the Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee

Another Successful Year for the Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee

  The dedicated and extremely capable Lamar Area Hospice Fundraising Committee presented a check for $53,000 to Deb Pelley, Executive Director of Hospice, highlighting the results of three enormously successful events; the Pirate’s Party in February hosted by The Buzzard’s Roost, Jay Gruber, Karen Moreno and Joe Malecki, The Annual Dinner/Dance and Auction at the […]

Colorado Department of Agriculture to hold 2020 Hemp Symposium

Colorado Department of Agriculture to hold 2020 Hemp Symposium

    Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) will present a public Hemp Regulatory and Production Symposium at the Department’s Broomfield, Colorado campus and via live webinar on February 19, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. To provide increased service and in response to stakeholder interest, the symposium will expand on […]