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NOTICE-The Courts Are Closed

NOTICE-The Courts Are Closed

Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and 15th Judicial District – Prowers County & District Courts   Only the following essential services will be provided: Petitions for temporary civil protection orders and permanent protection order hearings; Petitions for temporary emergency risk protection orders (TERPO) & hearings on ERPO orders; In-custody Advisement hearings. Revocation hearings on complaints to revoke […]

Digital Age Record Keeping at County Courthouse

Digital Age Record Keeping at County Courthouse

    How long do you hang on to your private papers? Do you have IRS returns from 20 years ago, a sales receipt for a mattress you bought six years back?  How about an instruction manual for a dishwasher you replaced last year? Since 1889, past Clerk and Recorders have been storing various records […]

Roof Goes Up, Tree Comes Down

Roof Goes Up, Tree Comes Down

    Signs of warmer weather are apparent in town. Several Lamar City work crews were taking down two trees in Willow Creek Park on Wednesday while our winds weren’t as strong as they have been recently.  One crewman on the ground said the two trees, one on either side of the creek, are about 85% […]

15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

MEDIA RELEASE The 15th Judicial District Community Corrections board is accepting applications from persons who are residents of the 15th Judicial District that includes Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers Counties. There are four (4) openings on the board to be filled by one citizen from each of the aforementioned counties. A citizen member term is […]

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved a fourth amendment deadline for the contract to purchase property intended to be used for a community corrections facility on East Maple Street in Lamar. The final extended closing date is December 15th, 2017. Prowers County and Douglas Carrigan agreed to a contract in July, 2016 for the […]

County Facing Costly Water Safety Upgrade

County Facing Costly Water Safety Upgrade

The Prowers County Commissioners are taking steps to comply with the Colorado Department of Public health and Environment to install water backflow devices in county owned buildings.   The statewide order impacts most commercial or industrial operations where there is a chance of contamination to public water sources.  The device, which is installed at the point […]

Courthouse Improvement Project Reviewed

Courthouse Improvement Project Reviewed

The infrastructure of the Prowers County Courthouse is beginning to show its age. Built in the late 1920s, some of the facility operation systems are breaking down including on-going HVAC, electrical and safety failures.  This need has prompted the Prowers County Commissioners to hire a construction firm, 360 Energy Engineers, to provide an assessment and […]

New Year: New County Officials

New Year: New County Officials

Swearing-in ceremonies for four elected officials for Prowers County have been scheduled for 1pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Prowers County District Courtroom. The newly remodeled courtroom will be the location for the swearing-in ceremony and reception to follow for Stanley Brinkley, Chief Judge for the 15th Judicial District; Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for […]

Courthouse Courtroom Renovations Completed

Courthouse Courtroom Renovations Completed

  The renovations for the third floor courtroom at the Prowers County Courthouse were given a public showing recently, during an open house attended by the public, Prowers County Commissioners, county employees and members of the 15th Judicial Court. The courthouse was built in 1929 and, with the added impact of some unfortunate water leakage […]

County Seeks $1M Grant for Courthouse Repairs

County Seeks $1M Grant for Courthouse Repairs

The Prowers County Courthouse, constructed and dedicated in 1929, is in need of at least $1M in upgrades. The Prowers County Commissioners have applied for a grant to cover the costs of the comprehensive project which includes a new HVAC system, complete replacement of the electrical infrastructure and LED lighting replacement and retrofits. The courthouse […]

County Taking Safety Precautions on Asbestos in Courthouse

County Taking Safety Precautions on Asbestos in Courthouse

October 11, 2016 – Media Release In the process of planning for a new HVAC system in the Prowers County Courthouse, a required asbestos inspection was performed. Asbestos-containing material was detected in a non-public access area. The area is sealed off and contained. We are taking the necessary steps to secure a company to perform […]

Ceiling Repairs Underway in County Courthouse

Ceiling Repairs Underway in County Courthouse

Prowers County Commissioners, as well as Judge Stan Brinkley of the 15th Judicial District, viewed the new colors on third floor courtroom ceiling in the Prowers County Courthouse on Monday, October 10th.  Commissioners met with representatives of EverGreene Architectural Arts which was selected to restore the 1928 ceiling to its original colors, restore some materials […]

County Courthouse Upgrades Discussed

County Courthouse Upgrades Discussed

The HVAC system at the Prowers County Courthouse is in need of dire repairs or replacement. The Prowers County Commissioners discussed best-case scenarios with Kirk Powers, Operations Manager for the County, and a service representative.  Although the furnace was replaced two years ago, an aging pipe/conduit system for heated or chilled water as atop the […]

Primary Election Ballots Set for Mailing

Primary Election Ballots Set for Mailing

  ELECTION INFORMATION:  Watch for your ballot this week in the mail.  Ballots for the June 28, 2016 Primary Election will be mailed this week June 6 – June 10, 2016.  The Primary Election will be conducted as an all Mail Ballot Election. This means there will be no voting at precincts on Election Day […]

Courthouse Work Above, Courthouse Work Below

Courthouse Work Above, Courthouse Work Below

A new roof is going on the Prowers County Courthouse. A construction crew and crane were just south of the courthouse Monday afternoon, May 9th for just the amount of time needed to haul new roofing materials to the top.  The old roof will be stripped down to the concrete and a new surface will […]