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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 […]

Lamar High School Class of 2020: Graduation Innovations

Lamar High School Class of 2020: Graduation Innovations

    The coronavirus has altered how we go about our day and no less the graduation activities for the Lamar High School Class of 2020. Realizing the traditional cap and gown procession was no longer viable, the students voted to hold a parade on Sunday, May 17th, which would follow some usual graduation activities […]

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

      The Prowers Journal contacted Meagan Hillman, Director of Prowers County Public Health and Environment, who replied on HIPAA regulations which outline privacy requirements for patients. (HIPAA-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Perhaps it is best […]

Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Half of the funds will go directly to students impacted by COVID-19   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last month, Lamar Community College will be granted $588,420, half of which must go directly to students whose education has been impacted by […]

LCC Serving Students from New Locations

LCC Serving Students from New Locations

  (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College is expanding its capacity to serve students in Prowers, Baca and Kiowa Counties by creating Distance Learning Sites in addition to campus in Lamar. In addition to LCC’s main campus, it will add sites in Eads, Granada and Springfield. Classes will be offered at these distance learning sites, […]

Lamar Community College Announces Alternate Plans for its 81st Annual Commencement Ceremony

Lamar Community College Announces Alternate Plans for its 81st Annual Commencement Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Despite hopes for one last gathering to celebrate student accomplishments, Lamar Community College has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person events through the end of May. This includes year-end LCC celebrations such as the 81st Annual Commencement Ceremony, the annual Antelope Night awards ceremony, and the Nursing Pinning […]

Lamar Community College Honors Employees of the Year

Lamar Community College Honors Employees of the Year

Lamar, CO – The students at Lamar Community College (LCC) are supported by an experienced and highly trained faculty and staff. The best of the best were highlighted recently by LCC president Dr. Linda Lujan when she named the 2018-2019 Employees of the Year. In addition to recognition by the college, each recipient will also […]

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19 – School Closures Extended

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19 – School Closures Extended

  Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – ENTENNIAL – Gov. Polis today provided an update to the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is one of the greatest challenges we’ve ever faced. The more we stay home, the sooner we’ll be able to squash this threat, start earning money, and support our families,” said Governor […]

Lamar School Dist Brd of Ed Halts Current Super Search

Lamar School Dist Brd of Ed Halts Current Super Search

Submitted by the Lamar School District Board of Education March 31, 2020 The Lamar School District Board of Education met March 30, 2020 and voted to suspend the superintendent search until fall of 2020. Superintendent Dave Tecklenburg has agreed to remain in his current position as superintendent through June 30, 2021. The Board of Education […]

RE-2 District School Information Update

RE-2 District School Information Update

Dear Parents/Guardians:                                                                                    March 19, 2020 Governor Polis issued an executive order on March 18, 2020 suspending in-person instruction at all public and private schools from March 23, 2020 to April 17, 2020. The school district’s original plan to have parents and students pick up educational materials at the schools on March 24th has been cancelled. […]

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

State extends suspension of downhill ski operations, limits gatherings to no more than 10 people, suspends in-person learning in public & private schools   DENVER – Today Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and announced new executive actions to protect the health and safety of Coloradans. Earlier today at […]

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

    In an effort to bring first-hand details of the Coronavirus situation to the city’s residents, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin invited Karen Bryant, the Interim CEO from Prowers Medical Center, Eric Niemeyer, CEO of High Plains Community Health Center and the Prowers County Public Health Department to the City Council meeting this past Monday […]

Severe Weather Climatology for Southeast and South-Central Colorado

Severe Weather Climatology for Southeast and South-Central Colorado

  The National Weather Service Pueblo Severe Weather climatology page shows numerous severe convective weather statistics in graphical format for the National Weather Service (NWS), Pueblo (PUB) County Warning Area (CWA). The NWS Pueblo CWA consists of southeast and south-central Colorado. Data for the charts and figures were created from information from STORM DATA (published […]

CSP Trooper Tips - “Just Concentrate”

CSP Trooper Tips – “Just Concentrate”

Recently I was fortunate enough to travel to New Zealand. I tell you this, not to make you envious (you should be though, it’s an amazing country), but to of course bring to light new driving tips. Now I have to say I’ve been driving for decades and have extensive additional emergency driver training, but […]

Northwest Tech Announces Honors Lists

Northwest Tech Announces Honors Lists

Goodland, KS. (03/4/2020) – Northwest Kansas Technical College has announced the names of full-time students who earned spots on the President’s and Dean’s honor lists for the 2019 fall semester from Holly, CO. Students on the President’s Honor List earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average while students on the Dean’s Honor List earned a […]