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Prowers County Elected Officials Sign Statewide Letter Calling on Polis to Veto Collective Bargaining Bill 

Prowers County Elected Officials Sign Statewide Letter Calling on Polis to Veto Collective Bargaining Bill 

  Prowers County, Colorado, May 19, 2022 – Prowers County Commissioners have joined a statewide coalition of over 170 county elected officials to call on Governor Polis to veto the collective bargaining bill. The letter, and the signers are below. An Open Letter from Elected County Officials throughout Colorado Concerning the expansion of county employees’ rights […]

Council Seeks Solution to Three Mile Agreement

Council Seeks Solution to Three Mile Agreement

  If you live within the boundaries of the City of Lamar, you are subject to property taxes and pay a fee for utilities and trash collection, but if you reside outside those boundaries, you are free from property taxes, but pay twice the city rate if you use those municipal resources.  And somewhere in […]

Cook for Commissioner, Candidacy Announcement

Cook for Commissioner, Candidacy Announcement

  Prowers County Commissioner, Ron Cook, has released a statement announcing his re-election for County Commissioner.   February 2, 2022 As a lifetime resident, I am announcing my candidacy for re-election, for the Office of Prowers County Commissioner, District 2. It has been an honor to serve the citizens of Prowers County for the past seven […]

Consolidated Mail Center Officially Opens in Granada

Consolidated Mail Center Officially Opens in Granada

    Members of the Granada Trustees, local school board and Prowers County Commissioners were on hand for a streaming and live-time ribbon cutting ceremony today for the Consolidated Return Mail Center in Granada. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade provided opening remarks at the outset of the January 14th event, “This day and journey started a year […]

Prowers County to Launch COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

Prowers County to Launch COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

  Beginning today, Prowers County is offering grants to assist small businesses in Prowers County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The grants will be paid from the County’s available allocation of federal relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants are available to assist with payroll, capital, equipment, […]

Letter to the Editor:  Prowers County Citizens:

Letter to the Editor: Prowers County Citizens:

  Governor Polis has determined that a blanket facial coverings order is needed at this time for the State of Colorado, which includes Prowers County. This decision was based in part upon a concern regarding the rising number of COVID-19 cases throughout Colorado and a desire to avoid stretching some smaller hospitals’ ability to sufficiently […]

Health Officials Caution Against Virus Complacency

Health Officials Caution Against Virus Complacency

    The Prowers County Commissioners conducted their regular April 28th meeting via conference call to determine the safest course of action in light of Governor Polis’, Safer-at-Home regulations which went into effect on April 27th. The new regulations suggest an easing of some COVID-19 restrictions which will help open general, non-essential businesses to the […]

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution setting the 2020 county budget at $31,811,431 this past Tuesday, December 10th following a public hearing. The mill levy was set at 27.17 mills upon each dollar of the total valuation for assessment of all taxable property in the county for 2020. That amount is $138,234,274 […]

Financial Struggle for Holly Library

Financial Struggle for Holly Library

    The Holly Public Library needs to be open 20 hours a week in order to be considered a municipal library, but according to librarian Elaine Anderson and Cheryl Roup, the don’t have the funds to pay the employees for their time at the current hourly wage. They addressed their concerns to the Prowers […]

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 […]

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

Scrap and Debris, Illegal Dumping, Salvage Yards…Commissioners Seeking Solutions

  The Prowers County Commissioners met on August 14th with County Attorney Darla Scranton Specht, members of the County Planning Commission and Michelle Hiigel, County Land Use Administrator on what steps may be taken to enforce operating regulations pertaining to county-based salvage yards and auto body shops. The main goal is to keep them within […]

Holly Trustees OK Letter of Support Favoring Ballot for Ambulance Funding Tax

Holly Trustees OK Letter of Support Favoring Ballot for Ambulance Funding Tax

  Prowers County Voters will decide on a quarter percent sales and use tax this November to provide funding for ambulance service to area residents. The Prowers County Commissioners met with the Holly Trustees during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, August 1st to provide answers to questions from the Trustees regarding use of the funds for […]

Skateboarders Are Enjoying Wheels Park

Skateboarders Are Enjoying Wheels Park

    Ms Ashley Mayjoy, RN, BSN is involved in a capstone project researching a community health policy which could benefit Lamar as the city has opened the long-awaited Wheels/Skateboard Park and the proposed Lamar Loop. Her research involves the question of personal safety for residents who will use the facilities, specifically for safety headgear […]

Hotel Feasibility Study Conducted for Prowers County

Hotel Feasibility Study Conducted for Prowers County

    Can Lamar support a new upscale hotel year round? A feasibility study has been conducted by Jessica Junker, a Core Distinction Group Representative who visited Lamar March 27th to determine the lodging needs in Prowers County.  One of Junker’s stops was with the Prowers County Commissioners, where she outlined some of the criteria […]

Contract Criteria for Sand and Sage Round-Up Discussed, New Fair Board Members Selected

Contract Criteria for Sand and Sage Round-Up Discussed, New Fair Board Members Selected

    Representatives from the Sand and Sage Round-Up met with the Prowers County Commissioners and County Attorney, Darla Scranton Specht, to clear up some language and designations of responsibility regarding contracts with entertainment providers for the annual Sand and Sage Fair and other similar agreements. Over the years, apparently the description and responsibilities of […]