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Local Election Results: Granada-Wiley-Holly

Local Election Results: Granada-Wiley-Holly

      Two Prowers County communities conducted municipal elections this past Tuesday, April 7th. Wiley voters approved Ordinance 2019-3 which proposed a 2% municipal sales tax that will generate an estimated $20,200 for general and capital expenses for street maintenance and repairs. The tax on tangible personal property and services will go into effect […]

Two Local Elections Cancelled

Two Local Elections Cancelled

    The North Lamar Sanitation District has cancelled the election scheduled for May 5, 2020 as by the nomination deadline there were no more candidates for director than offices to be filled including candidates filing affidavits or intent to be write-in candidates. The following candidates are declared elected: Dustin DeWitt, James Habutzel, Bryan Herrera […]

Colorado Presidential Primary Turnout Sets Records

Colorado Presidential Primary Turnout Sets Records

  As ballots are still being counted throughout the state, it’s already clear that more people participated in Colorado’s 2020 Presidential Primary than in any other primary in state history. Colorado’s turnout is also expected to lead the states that held primaries on Super Tuesday as well as every primary held so far. “The massive […]

Guide to Prowers County Democratic Caucus/Convention Assembly

Guide to Prowers County Democratic Caucus/Convention Assembly

    Only Prowers County residents registered as Democrats by Friday, February 14th, 2020 can vote on various actions, but all are welcome to the assembly which will be held on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. The meeting begins at 2pm and will be a combination of County Caucus and County Convention/Assembly for all 13 Prowers […]

PRESS RELEASE: Holtorf Appointed to State House District 64 Seat

PRESS RELEASE: Holtorf Appointed to State House District 64 Seat

By Landan Schaffert, Campaign Manager, Holtorf for HD 64  On Saturday, December 28, 2019, Richard Holtorf, a Republican farmer, rancher, feedlot manager, and Army veteran of Washington County, was appointed as the new State Representative for House District 64. In Kiowa, 115 delegates gathered to appoint a representative to fill this position, which was recently […]

Electronic Recording Technology Board Awards $723,000 in Grants to Seven Colorado Counties

Electronic Recording Technology Board Awards $723,000 in Grants to Seven Colorado Counties

  The Electronic Recording Technology Board (ERTB), housed in the Secretary of State’s office, this month awarded grants to seven Colorado counties totaling $723,000 for enhancements to land recording services. With this latest round of grants, the ERTB has now awarded more than $5 million to counties across Colorado since the board was created in […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

  LAMAR, CO – The City of Lamar has narrowed its search for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates: Erik Hansen, Michael Patterson, and Steve Kill. The City received 29 applications from candidates in 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mayor […]

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

Lamar Council Approves 2020 Budgets, Selects Two New Councilmen

The council approved the 2020 budget for the City of Lamar, passing Ordinance 1234 which provides for the appropriation of revenues and expenditures for the fiscal year. The general fund is $8,681,941 and the sales tax fund is listed at $3,921,246. Other areas covered include E-911 Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Sanitation, Water & Sewer and […]

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

  Nine candidates from two Wards, I and III, in the City of Lamar were interviewed for the two open positions on the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, November 25th by newly elected Mayor Kirk Crespin and councilmembers Rafael Rodriguez, Gerry Jenkins, Oscar Riley and Anne-Marie Crampton. Manuel Tamez and Joe Gonzales were […]

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

  Two Lamar City Council meetings were held Monday, November 11th. The first, conducted by the outgoing council detailed the city sales and use tax report and accepted a 25th Anniversary Plaque presented to the City by the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association. In closing remarks regarding his municipal service, Mayor Roger Stagner offered thanks to […]

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Unofficial Election Results-Crespin Mayor

Kirk Crespin was elected Mayor of Lamar following Tuesday’s general election on November 5th. The vote was 1,046 defeating his challenger, fellow city councilman, Bev Haggard who had 699 votes for the office. Crespin will take his oath of office on Monday, November 11th during two city council meetings. Current Mayor Roger Stagner, who opted […]

ELECTION NEWS:  Just Four Days Left

ELECTION NEWS: Just Four Days Left

  27.69% of voted ballots have now been returned to the County Clerk’s Office and there’s only have 4 days left to return your voted ballot! If you haven’t received a ballot in the mail you will need to come into the County Clerk’s Office for a ballot replacement right away. Drop off your voted […]

November Election Information

November Election Information

  Election News: Ballots will be sent to all active registered electors the week of October 14 – 18, 2019 for the 2019 Coordinated Election.   Tips for Mail Ballots: You will receive a ballot, secrecy sleeve, and a return envelope. Select candidates and questions you wish to vote on. Use a Black pen that […]

The Local Ballot for November General Election

The Local Ballot for November General Election

    Prowers County voters will cast their ballots by mail for the November General Election on Tuesday, November 5th.  These are the local issues and candidates voters will consider. The sample coordinated ballot from the Prowers County Clerk and Recorders office shows three candidates for two positions on the Holly RE-3 District school board. […]

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center for Prowers County

Designation of Voter Service and Polling Center for Prowers County

    Pursuant to 1-5-101 and 1-7.5-107 C.R.S., Prowers County Clerk and Recorder Jana Coen is seeking written comments from residents of Prowers County regarding the designation of a voter service and polling center in conjunction with HB13-1303. House Bill 13-1303 requires a County Clerk and Recorder to solicit public comment concerning the location of […]