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Commissioners Send Drought Letter of Concern to Ag Secretary

Commissioners Send Drought Letter of Concern to Ag Secretary

July 28, 2020 Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC   20250 (via USPS & email: agsec@usda.gov) Dear Honorable Secretary Perdue: The past three years have been devastating for Colorado farmers, due to extreme weather events; 2018 (drought), 2019 (freeze) and 2020 (drought) and, according to credentialed agronomists, […]

PMC Establishing Responses for a Potential Fall Virus Surge

PMC Establishing Responses for a Potential Fall Virus Surge

  Prowers Medical Center continues to deal with COVID-19 on several fronts according to Karen Bryan, Chief Executive Officer. She briefed the Prowers County Commissioners on June 23rd to address some areas as pandemic protocols remain status quo, and discussions are underway to relax some older restrictions at the hospital while still maintaining safety for […]

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

  On Monday, April 27th, the Governor’s Order will change from Stay At Home to SAFER AT HOME Directive. Per the Commissioners: All County Buildings will have limited access to the General Public through May 12th. Manner in which department business will be conducted is at the Department Head’s discretion. Please call the County Department […]

County Begins Funding Process for Fairgrounds Improvements

County Begins Funding Process for Fairgrounds Improvements

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved SECOG grant applications for improvements to the county fairgrounds and a building sign for the Prowers County Annex. Approval was given during the commissioner’s February 18th meeting and the applications are being sent next month. The county is applying for $2,700 to purchase several metal picnic tables, coated […]

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

    Eric Niemeyer, Executive Director of the High Plains Community Health Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners, construction work on the Adult Clinic off Kendall Drive in Lamar has only a few stages to go through before it will re-open this September. Niemeyer briefed the Commissioners with the latest updates from the Clinic this […]

Commissioners Approve Special Events Permit for Bent-Prowers Cattle

Commissioners Approve Special Events Permit for Bent-Prowers Cattle

  The Prowers County Commissioners held a brief regular meeting Tuesday afternoon, March 26th following their morning work session. Following a public hearing on the matter, the commissioners approved an application for a special events permit for the Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association, set for Saturday, April 6th at the Lamar Community College Equine […]

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

    The Prowers County Commissioners made appointments to two boards during their regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday, February 26th, reappointing Clifford Boxley to the County Planning commission for a term that will end February 2020.  There were only three submissions for four seats on the County Fair Board and Lane Malone, Wynter Dorenkamp and Gerry […]

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

Prowers County Commissioners OK Fairground Use

    Several organizations were granted waivers for use of the Prowers County Fairgrounds for their scheduled events in 2019. The Prowers County Commissioners approved the rental of the fairgrounds for the annual Sand and Sage Roundup set for August 3rd through the 10th this year.  Axel Thurner, representing the Vaqueros Saddle Club and the […]

Orthopedic Surgery Soon Available at Prowers Medical Center

Orthopedic Surgery Soon Available at Prowers Medical Center

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners during their meeting, Tuesday, January 15th, that, “An agreement is in place,” to bring an orthopedic surgeon to the hospital sometime in February.  The exact date hasn’t been announced at this time, but following a training period with hospital […]

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

    The Holly Trustees decided to delay action for another month on a requested letter of support from the Prowers County Commissioners, pending additional specific information on how funds from a $0.25 county sales tax hike would benefit the Holly Fire and Ambulance District. A discussion by the Trustees during their July 11th board […]

Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

Commissioners Recognize Lee Berndt for 12 Years to Service to Area Veterans

      Lee Berndt has been a volunteer driver for the Prowers County Veteran Service Office for 12 years. His last day of service was July 1st, 2018. Lee has transported thousands of veterans to their medical appointments and has driven thousands of miles traveling to VA hospitals in Colorado. Lee’s devotion to helping […]

LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

  Lamar Community College President, Dr. Linda Lujan, noted that summer enrollment is up almost 25% from last year. “This is exciting,” she told the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10th, “We finished our regular year at almost 6% up and our target annual enrollment is about 5% a year, so this is nice […]

Holly Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors Re-Appointed

Holly Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors Re-Appointed

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution on Monday, June 25th re-appointing the current five members as directors of the Holly Fire and Ambulance District.  They are:  Robert Fletcher, Viola Melcher, Dale Seufer, Thomas Wagner and Janice Weisenhorn.  This act makes the board representation official as there had been no duly elected board […]

New LCC Dorm Nearing Completion, Almost at Full Capacity

New LCC Dorm Nearing Completion, Almost at Full Capacity

Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, had her first meeting with the Prowers County Commissioners, Monday, August 29th.  Periodic meetings with the college president have been on-going for the past several years as a means of maintaining communication between the college and the county in an informal setting. Dr. Lujan said the new dorm is almost […]

PCDI Transitioning to PEP

PCDI Transitioning to PEP

Prowers County Economic Development will undergo a change by mid-September to become PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  This will be more than just a name change, according to Rick Robbins, PCDI President, and Brad Segal, the President of Progressive Urban Management Associates, a study group that has been contracted by PCDI and joint funded by the […]