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City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

City Council Has Municipal Funding on the Agenda

  A brief public hearing was held by the Lamar City Council during their December 10th meeting on the proposed 2018 Supplemental Budget to transfer appropriated monies between funds for the current year ending December 31st, 2018. Mayor Pro-Tem, Kirk Crespin, administered the oath of office to Lamar’s newest police officer, Bianca Hernandez during the […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

    The PEP board meeting held at the community building in Wiley Tuesday, December 4th, concluded the year-long outreach program in which board members were hosted in Holly, Lamar, Granada and Wiley each quarter of the year. Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of the economic development group, outlined the latest progress he has made with […]

Sanchez Returns to SBDC

Sanchez Returns to SBDC

The Southeast Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce the return of Cheryl Sanchez as a SBDC Consultant for Prowers, Baca, and Kiowa Counties. Sanchez served as both SBDC Director and LCC Business faculty in 2000 – 2001 before becoming a full-time faculty member. She eventually retired from LCC as the Vice […]

Kyle Jara New Granada Trustee

Kyle Jara New Granada Trustee

  Kyle Jara was sworn in as the latest Granada Trustee member during the regular monthly meeting this past Wednesday, November 14th.  The board had advertised for letters of interest from qualified citizens to fill the position. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Prosperity Executive Director, briefed the board on recent developments during his quarterly report to […]

PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

PEP Offers Incentive Loan for Proposed Packing Company

    Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board members voted unanimously to loan $20,000 to Prairieland Packing, LLC of Wiley to help fund the development of a meat packing operation in that community.  The action was taken during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 6th at the Lamar Truck Plaza restaurant. The loan is offered on […]

Big Timbers Community Alliance Goals Detailed at PEP Meeting

Big Timbers Community Alliance Goals Detailed at PEP Meeting

    George Gotto, Monette Sutphin and Craig Loveless, chairman of the Alliance, detailed the goal of the organization during the monthly board meeting of Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, Tuesday, October 2nd. The Alliance is the third in a series of health oriented, grant funded, community organizations which conducted studies on local health needs, mostly […]

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

    The approaching November 7th E-Fair was one of two topics presented to board members of Prowers Economic Prosperity during their monthly meeting, held in the Holly Senior Center, Tuesday, September 4th.  The other presentation described the potential financial impact for state and local highway improvements should Proposition 110 pass in the November General […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

    Three years ago, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, provided the PCDI board with suggestions and objectives on how to better develop a county-wide economic development organization. What followed was a change in direction and the creation of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  Now current board members are planning to re-evaluate the effectiveness of those […]

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

Buxton Reps Explain Company’s Role in Local Economic Development

  Just over 62% of local revenue in Lamar is generated from non-resident sources, while $5M is spent out of the county each year for health and personal care issues, accountable for an area of major dollar leakage for the community. Those were two of the facts presented to Prowers Economic Prosperity board members during […]

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

PEP Board Concerned Over Potential Loss of Southwest Chief Route

    Railroad line maintenance costs are playing a major role in continued passenger service for Amtrak’s Southwest Chief which runs through southeast Colorado, connecting a number of small communities in New Mexico, Colorado and Kansas. The economic impact to La Junta, Lamar, Garden City, Kansas and other communities was discussed by Prowers Economic Prosperity […]

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

PEP Hosting Town Hall Meeting July 19th

Prowers Economic Prosperity will host an upcoming Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, July 19, 2018, 6:30 pm at Lamar Community College in the Large Lecture Hall with Colorado State Senator Larry Crowder (Senate District 35) and Colorado State Representative Kimmi Lewis (House District 64). Residents are invited to join Senator Crowder and Representative Lewis to […]

Holly Trustees Review Impact of ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

Holly Trustees Review Impact of ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

  A special event liquor permit was granted by the Holly Trustees to the Holly Volunteer Fire Department following a public hearing at the town depot on Wednesday, June 6th.  The permit allows alcoholic beverages to be served during a car show and concert event from 10am to midnight on Saturday, September 29th. The Holly […]

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

PEP Considers Developing New Funding Group ala “Shark Tank

  Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, suggested board members consider inviting groups or individuals to meet with prospective business developers for potential financing. Leiker explained the idea during the monthly board meeting held in Granada this past Tuesday, June 5th.   He said the group would be similar to ABC’s “Shark Tank” and would […]

Sage Brush Meadows Prepares for City Council Meeting, Briefs PEP Board

Sage Brush Meadows Prepares for City Council Meeting, Briefs PEP Board

Jillane Hixson, one of the organizers of the proposed Sage Brush Meadows skilled-care facility planned for Lamar, briefed the Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board members on their progress, during the PEP monthly meeting held at the Green Garden Restaurant this past Tuesday, May 1st. Hixson stated, “We are moving forward, and the feasibility study is […]

Marquez New Granada Trustee, More Landfill Discussions

Marquez New Granada Trustee, More Landfill Discussions

    Traegon Marquez took his oath of office as a Granada Trustee, April 11th, replacing Carrie Esquibel in that position.  A municipal election was held on April 3rd.  Returning Trustees included Pete Hernandez, Andria Riddle and Argie Thrall, with Mayor Glenn Otto also receiving his oath of office for a new term.  The Trustees […]