Prowers County

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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.
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).
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