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CWCB May 2020 Drought Outlook

CWCB May 2020 Drought Outlook

  As predicted in last month’s report, snowpack has rapidly declined. Soils are exceptionally dry throughout the southern half of the state and much of the eastern plains. Thus, despite average mountain snowpack, drought conditions have quickly intensified – particularly in the San Luis Valley, Arkansas Valley, and parts of the western slope. Outlooks show […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

  Warm and dry weather interspersed with isolated moisture advanced spring crop development ahead of average gains for this time of year, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, continued hot and windy conditions depleted soil moisture supplies and crop stress from lack of moisture […]

Virus Variance Approved for Prowers County

Virus Variance Approved for Prowers County

    A variance request allowing the easing of some social distancing restrictions in Prowers County was approved by Governor Polis and went into effect this past Friday, May 31st. The request was issued by the Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department. The variance was based in part, on several factors, the low numbers […]

CSP Investigates Kiowa County Fatality

CSP Investigates Kiowa County Fatality

On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at approximately 0535 hours, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a single rollover crash. The crash occurred on Kiowa County Road 78 north of Kiowa County Road K, which is approximately 5 miles south of Towner, Colorado. Upon arrival, Troopers determined a Chevrolet Tahoe had traveled off the right side […]

PMC Board Notes Virus Impact on Community, Hospital Operations

PMC Board Notes Virus Impact on Community, Hospital Operations

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors will remain almost the same as before the May, 2020 election. During the board’s monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 27, the motion was made and approved to have Julie Branes serve as chair, Ron Farmer as vice-chair, Connie Brase as secretary/treasurer and Amber Thompson will assume her […]

Prowers County Clerk's Office Opening with Restrictions June 1st

Prowers County Clerk’s Office Opening with Restrictions June 1st

  Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be opening to the public on Monday, June 1, 2020 with restrictions. Because of social distancing guidelines we will be limiting the number of people standing at our counter for in-person transactions regarding titles/license plates, marriage license issuance, and recording documents in the real estate recording records […]

Prowers County Public Health COVID Weekly Update-Variance Request Approved

Prowers County Public Health COVID Weekly Update-Variance Request Approved

    Statistics received from the Prowers County Public health and Environment office show that as of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, there have been a total of 13 cases of coronavirus in Prowers County, two requiring hospitalization. There have been no deaths from the virus in Prowers County. Additional information shows that of the 13 […]

Governor Polis Issues Guidance for Restaurants, Summer Camps and Private Camping

Governor Polis Issues Guidance for Restaurants, Summer Camps and Private Camping

DENVER – Gov, Jared Polis today announced updates to Safer at Home and changes to restaurants, summer camps and private camping. “We are still a long way from returning to normal, but these updates are a step in the right direction because Coloradans are doing a good job so far limiting our social interactions. If […]

Colorado Employment Situation April 2020

Colorado Employment Situation April 2020

    Nonfarm payroll jobs in Colorado declined by 323,500 from March to April to 2,473,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Government declined by 12,100 payroll jobs and the private sector lost 311,400. March estimates were revised down to 2,796,900, and the over the month change from February to March was a […]

Colorado state park swim areas and beaches remain closed to protect public health

Colorado state park swim areas and beaches remain closed to protect public health

  DENVER – With the warm weather and upcoming holiday weekend, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds all state park visitors that designated swim and beach areas remain closed at Colorado’s state parks to protect public health due to COVID-19.   It is important that everyone respect all posted seasonal, wildlife and COVID-19 related closures, and […]

Need Help Paying Your Natural Gas Bill?

Need Help Paying Your Natural Gas Bill?

Atmos Energy Has Solutions to Manage Past Due Balances LAMAR, CO – May 19, 2020 – Widespread recommendations to stay home amid the public health emergency have many Americans anxious about balancing unforeseen energy expenses with the desire for a comfortable home. As the country continues to navigate these uncertain times, Atmos Energy reminds customers […]

CSU Extension Notes:  Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

CSU Extension Notes: Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

  When you have had a loss of income, it can be devastating. Now you face some very difficult financial decisions when your paychecks stop coming and you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses. Spending habits must change when income is reduced and prioritizing needs vs wants is going […]

Southeast Colorado Tourist Sites Reopening for Visitors

Southeast Colorado Tourist Sites Reopening for Visitors

    Canyons & Plains, the Southeast Colorado heritage tourism organization, is announcing that many of the major tourist sites in our area are reopening for visitation with the approach of Memorial Day weekend. From visiting Bent’s Old Fort to camping at John Martin Reservoir State Park, opportunities to recreate in southeast Colorado abound. As […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

    Severe to Extreme Drought Conditions Expand across South Central and Southeast Colorado Snow packs in the Arkansas and Rio Grande basins were near normal over the past winter. However, that snow was not enough to relieve the on- going drought which developed through the late summer and early fall of 2019, due to […]

UPDATE: Kiowa County Incident-Officer-involved Use of Force on April 9, 2020

UPDATE: Kiowa County Incident-Officer-involved Use of Force on April 9, 2020

  (May 14, 2020, Kiowa County, CO)–The investigation of the April 9, 2020 officer-involved Use of Force is continuing.  The purpose of this release is to provide additional information about the initial timeline of events, the status of the investigation to date, and future steps to anticipate. The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a full […]