Prowers County

Prowers County, Colorado

301 S Main St Suite 210
Lamar, CO 81052
Phone: (719) 336-8011
Fax: (719) 336-5306
www.prowerscounty.net

On southeastern border of CO; organized Apr 11, 1889, from Bent County. Name Origin: For John Wesley Prowers (1839-84), a member of CO General Assembly who married Amanche, daughter of a Cheyenne chief, and worked with Indian agent Col. William Bent

Area (sq mi):: 1644.35 (land 1640.38; water 3.97) Population per square mile: 8.50
Population 2005: 13,892 State rank: 33 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.10%; 1990-2000 8.50% Population 2000: 14,483 (White 65.10%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 32.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 20.70%). Foreign born: 10.60%. Median age: 32.40
Income 2000: per capita $14,150; median household $29,935; Population below poverty level: 19.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,109-$24,406
Unemployment (2004): 4.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 15.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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each acquired an undivided one-fourth interest in 2,200 acres of land in Prowers County, Colorado.
Prowers County Public Health & Environment (until August 31)
Prior to the public health act that elevated the role and responsibility of county nursing services, Jackie worked to build Prowers County Nursing Service into a comprehensive local public health agency-providing broader public health services to community members Since the Act, Jackie has continued to support system change in the Colorado public health system and to share her experience and leadership with other local public health directors.
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Although Jensen Farms, producer of the cantaloupes, does not use pesticides, it is located in Prowers County, Colorado, which has a very high concentration of confined animal feeding operations (CAFO).
According to the Food and Water Watch website Factory Farm Map, Prowers County has an "extreme" concentration of CAFOs, with over 44,000 cattle and almost 140,000 hogs in confinement.
BRAD DOBBS BUCK Prowers County, Colorado Total points 15 (8R, 7L) Greatest spread 25 7/8 Inside spread 18 6/8 Main beams 25 2/8, 24 7/8 Longest tine 11 4/8 Antler bases 4 4/8, 4 5/8 Abnormal points 21 3/8 Gross typical 172 5/8 Deductions -5 7/8 Net NT score 188 1/8
K Gains, MS, Southeast Land and Environment, Prowers County; V Crocco, Chaffee County Environmental Health Dept; J Brown, MSN, Prowers County Nursing Svc; E Lawaczeck, DVM, W Ray, M Miller, MS, M Klaber, MS, A Doussette, MS, Colorado Dept of Public Health and Environment.
Prowers County Youth Center (PCYC), located in a frontier region of southeastern Colorado, meets the needs of youths at risk of out-of-home placement.
Prowers County Commissioner John Stulp is joining five other families to install their own turbines on their property, essentially starting their own power company.
This is an agricultural recession, and ag dollars turn seven times in our community," said Steve Sherlock, CEO of Colorado East Bank & Trust in Lamar and president of Prowers County Economic Development Inc.