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City of Lamar Adopts Restrictions Due to Recent Pandemic Surge in County

      The Prowers County Public Health and Environment department issued a press release on Thursday, October 22nd, stating a death occurred 10/21/2020 associated with COVID-19. The person was a resident of the nursing facility experiencing the outbreak in Lamar. We send our condolences to the family. The process of death investigation to determine […]

County Clerk & Recorder Office Closed for Motor Vehicle Transactions on Nov. 3rd

  ELECTION NEWS: Ballots have now been sent out. Have you returned your voted ballot back to the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office? The earlier voted ballots are returned, the earlier election night unofficial results can be released. If you have not received a ballot you can request a replacement ballot but do it as […]

COVID Outbreaks Put Prowers County at Risk for a More Restrictive Social-Business Level

  Prowers County Public Health and Environment notes there have been 46 cases of COVID-19 in an outbreak that has impacted Lamar Estates with as many as 35 related cases. The county has noted two current outbreaks. Forty-six cases were noted by the health department between Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 20th. Forty-nine cases […]

Holly Commercial Club Starts Holiday Planning

  The Holly Commercial club met Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The Holly Town Council approved setting a visitor’s kiosk at Gateway Park and construction will begin once Rod Swisher and Jess get the necessary supplies. The Commercial Club is moving forward with holiday events, pending what pandemic sanctions and safeguards will be in effect. Work […]

State Fire Agency Urges Caution as Wildfire Danger Rises

October 20, 2020: The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) is encouraging those that live, work, and play in Colorado to be aware of the current fire danger. Fire danger has increased throughout the state due to windy conditions and critically low relative humidity that will continue over the coming days. These weather […]

October Monthly Summary from Arkansas River Power Authority

  BUSINESS OPERATIONS – OCTOBER 2020  ARPA to Issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Power Supply: The ARPA Board of Directors, at its September meeting, authorized the General Manager to engage JK Energy Consulting to develop a RFP for power supply that would begin February 1, 2025, to replace an existing power supply contract […]

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  • Birth Announcement: Deloach

    Birth Announcement: Deloach

      Kayla Olvera and Jarolon Deloach of Lamar, Colorado announce the birth of their son, Lukas Michael Deloach at 2:09pm at Prowers Medical Center on Friday, October 16, 2020 with Dr. Dinsmore attending. Lukas weighed eight pounds and nine ounces and was 20 ¾ inches in length at birth. Brothers/Sisters: Hailey Rogers, Nicole Deloach. Grandparents: […]

  • Prowers County to Launch COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

    Prowers County to Launch COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

      Beginning today, Prowers County is offering grants to assist small businesses in Prowers County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The grants will be paid from the County’s available allocation of federal relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants are available to assist with payroll, capital, equipment, […]

  • Colorado Employment Situation – September 2020

    Colorado Employment Situation – September 2020

      13,400 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in September; Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.4%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in September from 6.7 percent in August. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined half of a percentage point to 7.9 […]

  • Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending October 18, 2020

    Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending October 18, 2020

        AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest continued ahead of average for most crops last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Conditions remained very dry. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, the entire state was experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions. Over 59 percent of the […]

  • COVID Impacts Annual Holiday Event

    COVID Impacts Annual Holiday Event

      Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar is sad to announce there will be no Stockings for Soldiers campaign this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. Military bases in the United States and overseas will be unable to accept the gift stocks this year for the holidays. The following as an update received by Peacock Funeral Home. […]

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