“Prowers County represents rural life at its finest. The wholesome vitality of our friendly, attractive communities reflects the diversity of our agricultural and cultural heritage coupled with the opportunities of modern technology, and exportation of renewable energy.”
The County Seat of Prowers County, Lamar serves as the industrial and retail center for southeast Colorado, with a population of 7,776. Lamar is a Home Rule City. Located in the fertile Arkansas River Valley, the surrounding agricultural landscape features wide-open spaces with panoramic views of irrigated corn and alfalfa fields, as well as dry land wheat fields. This semi-arid climate is favorable to livestock production and offers an average of 340 days of sunshine annually. Communities within Prowers County are known for their hometown friendliness and character, and offer many incentives for those relocating businesses and homes. The Town of Granada is 17.7 miles east of Lamar on US Highway 50, with a population of 500. The Town of Hartman is 24 miles Northeast of Lamar on Colorado Highway 196, with a population of 75. The Town of Holly lies 28.2 miles east of Lamar on US Highway 50, with a population of 780. The Town of Wiley lies Northwest of Lamar 10.5 miles on US Highway 287, with a population of 400. All four of these towns are Statutory towns. The Town of Holly is the least elevated town in Colorado, with an elevation of 3,392 feet, and is only four miles from the Kansas border.
Visitors and guests can find a variety of recreational activities, historically significant sites and western traditions to visit or attend year around in Prowers County. Many fine restaurants and places to stay afford comfort and convenience.
Colorado Green Wind Farm is located south of Lamar in Prowers County. Xcel Energy purchases the energy created from Colorado Green and converts it at the AC/DC Electricity Converter Station in northern Prowers County. This is one of seven such transfer stations located along the nation’s heartland.
The entire region of Prowers County and Southeastern Colorado is connected with high speed redundant fiber optic networks providing T-1, DS-3 & OC-3+ speeds.
Southeast Colorado Latitude: 38° 04’ N Longitude: 102° 37’ WElevation: 3,622
DISTANCE TO MAJOR CITIES
|10,000 - 49,999||103||Garden City, KS|
|100,000 - 1 Million||150||Colorado Springs, CO|
|Over 1 Million||236||Denver, CO|
Average January Temperature 36° F Average Annual Snowfall 27.0 in.
Average July Temperature 83° F Climate Semi-Arid/Mild
Average Annual Precipitation 14.8 in. Topography High Plains