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Info Mailings to Unregistered Voters Begins

Info Mailings to Unregistered Voters Begins

    Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI), will be sending out a mailing to Colorado beginning September 7, 2020. Their mission is to expand access to Democracy by Underrepresented Populations. The VPC and CVI have one key mission to bring more people into democracy. Both organizations successfully utilize direct […]

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment August 26, 2020 OUTBREAKS: Total Current Outbreaks: 2 Prowers County Fair, 5 cases linked. Testing offered to possibly exposed community members. Eagles, 5 cases, closed for cleaning, members and employees linked (4 Prowers, 1 Bent) Resolved: #1. McDonalds Lamar, 11 cases associated, no customers linked. #2. […]

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, […]

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Recently published estimates on lesser prairie-chickens from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) indicate good news for the species across its range which includes the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The latest lesser prairie-chicken aerial survey from WAFWA shows that bird population estimates remain […]

Prowers County Has First Case of COVID-19

Prowers County Has First Case of COVID-19

  Prowers County Public Health and Environment Please note that this is a fluid and frequently changing situation! Your patience is appreciated.  Prowers County has a confirmed case of COVID-19. • Public health practitioners are investigating. • The person has been in isolation since testing was obtained and close contacts have been notified and quarantined. […]

List/Schedules of Medical Providers for Lamar as of March 24, 2020

List/Schedules of Medical Providers for Lamar as of March 24, 2020

  Lamar Family Dental                 336-7719        Seeing emergencies only Dr. Keith Messersmith               336-9092      Seeing emergencies only – Office closed for regular appointments until April 13 High Plains Dental Clinic          336-8445       Emergencies only and admitting 1 person with a minor patient or adult patient with no attendant PMC Convenient Care Facility 336-4343        Closed till further notice PMC […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity update and annual meeting postponement

Prowers Economic Prosperity update and annual meeting postponement

Good Afternoon Board Members and stakeholders, I hope you are all managing through these challenging times. I began full time with PEP on Monday and have been both excited to be here and busy with the many changes happening to our county over the past few days. Our offices are now located at 223 S. […]

GOP County Caucus Information

GOP County Caucus Information

Republican Caucus and County Assembly Saturday, March 7, 2020 10:00 a.m. The Prowers County Republicans will be holding their Caucus on March 7, 2020 starting promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the Lamar Community Building located at 610 S 6th St. in Lamar, CO. The Prowers County Republican County Assembly will be held immediately following the […]

PEP Begins 2020 Focus

PEP Begins 2020 Focus

    The first Prowers Economic Development (PEP) meeting of 2020 was conducted in the economic development organization’s new headquarters at 223 South Main Street in Lamar. Tara Hosick, Interim Executive Director, welcomed the board and delegates as well as Clifford Boxley, the 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce President, who represented the organization with his […]

Buxton-Andrade and Grasmick Announce Re-election Bids

Buxton-Andrade and Grasmick Announce Re-election Bids

  Two Prowers County Commissioners, Wendy Buxton-Andrade and Tom Grasmick, have announced their candidacies for new terms as commissioners. Buxton-Andrade has served for seven years and Grasmick has been in office for the past three years. Buxton-Andrade represents District 3 in the county and Grasmick represents District One. Buxton-Andrade noted she has witnessed a shift […]

Colorado Transportation Funding

Colorado Transportation Funding

  On Thursday, November 21 2019, the Colorado Transportation Commission approved three Ports-to-Plains corridor projects on U.S. 40/287, between the Oklahoma/Colorado border and Limon, totaling $27.5 million. This amount is in addition to the over $28 million in NHFP, INFRA and FASTER and SAFETY Funds committed to the corridor earlier this year. National Highway Freight […]

ARPA Business Operations – November 2019

ARPA Business Operations – November 2019

      ARPA- 40 Years and Counting: In the early 1970’s managers of southeastern Colorado municipal electric generating systems came together and began discussing the most immediate problems facing their electric utilities, price and availability of fuels. The managers eventually formed a combined utility organization called the Arkansas River Municipal Systems (ARMS), to work […]

Pep Holds Industrial Roundtable Meeting

Pep Holds Industrial Roundtable Meeting

    Michael Ward, Regional Director for Manufacturer’s Edge of Southern Colorado was the guest speaker at the Industrial Roundtable Luncheon of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity organization, hosted by Lamar Light and Power this past Thursday, October 24th. Ward presented an overview of Manufacturer’s Edge, a public/private partnership which provides small manufacturers with services to […]

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

PMC Update for Prowers County Commissioners

    Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared the latest developments at the hospital with Prowers County Commissioners this past Tuesday, August 20th. Loveless said the transition to the end of summer has been mostly routine, but there has been activity with the annual back-to-school vaccines and sports physicals. “This is […]

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

Family Resource Center Options Discussed

    Lisa Thomas, coordinator of the Collaborative Management Program for Prowers County Department of Human Services, led a discussion of about the development of a Family Resource Center for Prowers County during an afternoon meeting at Brew Unto Others this past Monday, August 19th. “We’d like to begin a conversation about what a Family […]