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High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

High Plains Clinic Observes National Health Center Week

The Prowers County Commissioners received a guided tour of the High Plains Community Health Center campus this past Wednesday, August 16th, accompanied by the Center’s Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer, Marija Weeden-Osborn –Alternative Payment and Care Model Manager Colorado Community Health Network out of Denver, Shae Emick – Vice President of Operations and Laurie Dimitt, Vice […]

Prowers Honored as Reach Out & Read County

Prowers Honored as Reach Out & Read County

  Prowers County recognized as Reach Out and Read Colorado Book-End County. Annually, more than 3000 Reach Out and Read Colorado books are prescribed to children and families at health check-ups in Prowers County at seven partner sites. Prowers County, Colorado (August 7, 2017) – Prowers County is the most recent Colorado County to be […]

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

CDA Survey Preference for Local Foods

  Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Survey Reveals Positive Consumer Perceptions of Agriculture Statewide, Strong Preference for Local Foods BROOMFIELD, Colo. – It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with […]

First Confirmed Case in 2017 of Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) in Colorado

First Confirmed Case in 2017 of Equine West Nile Virus (WNV) in Colorado

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – A horse residing in Larimer County has been diagnosed with West Nile Virus; this is Colorado’s first confirmed case of WNV in a horse in 2017.  This index case was diagnosed by Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Fort Collins on August 02, 2017. Vaccines in horses have proven to […]

High Plains Celebrates National Health Center Week

High Plains Celebrates National Health Center Week

    National Health Center Week will be observed August 13th-19th and High Plains Community Health Center is inviting the community to a day touring the facility on Kendall Drive on Tuesday, August 15th at 3pm. Laurie Dimitt, Vice President of Human Resources with High Plains Community Health Center, invited the Lamar City Council when […]

Buck and McCormick Greet Lamar Residents at Town Hall Meetings

Buck and McCormick Greet Lamar Residents at Town Hall Meetings

Two candidates for the same seat, U.S. Representative for District 4 in Colorado, were on hand for their separate town hall meetings in Lamar this past Friday, August 4th.  Speaking at the Cultural Events Center, incumbent Ken Buck, the current representative, spent a lot of his time answering questions from the audience about the GOP failure […]

Prowers County on the Route for the American Legion Legacy Motorcycle Run August 12th

Prowers County on the Route for the American Legion Legacy Motorcycle Run August 12th

    On Saturday, August 12, 2017 the American Legion Legacy Run takes off from the Fort Dodge Soldier’s Home in Fort Dodge, Kansas. This year’s route will be along US Hwy 50. On Day 1 the Legacy Run will be traveling through Granada, Holly, Lamar, Las Animas, La Junta, Swink, Rocky Ford, Manzanola and […]

SOUTHEAST AREA EXTENSION SAYS - Rabies on the Rise

SOUTHEAST AREA EXTENSION SAYS – Rabies on the Rise

Earlier this week the Colorado Department of Agriculture Animal Health Division sent out a release indicating that the number of reported rabies cases in Colorado was on the rise in 2017. So far in 2017, 93 animals have tested positive. Sixty of those animals are known to have exposed domestic pets, livestock, and humans. Early […]

Honey Bee Colonies Down Slightly for Operations with Five or More Colonies

Honey Bee Colonies Down Slightly for Operations with Five or More Colonies

  Honey bee colonies for operations with five or more colonies in the United States on January 1, 2017 totaled 2.62 million colonies, down slightly from January 1, 2016. The number of colonies in the United States on April 1, 2017 was 2.89 million colonies. During 2016, honey bee colonies on January 1, April 1, […]

PMC CEO Provides Hospital Update to County Commissioners

PMC CEO Provides Hospital Update to County Commissioners

Craig Loveless, Prowers Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, provided the Prowers County Commissioners with an update on hospital activities during their July 25th meeting. Loveless noted the hospital has been recognized by an international accreditation firm based in Norway, DNV GL. He said PMC has received its accreditation based on the company’s standards recognized by […]

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

CDOT Breathalyzer Program to Focus on DUI Offenders

July 18, 2017 – Statewide – First-Time DUI Offenders Being Recruited to Use Smartphone Breathalyzers STATEWIDE — Approximately one-third of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions nationwide involve someone with a prior DUI arrest, and the rate of DUI recidivism is higher in Colorado. In 2016, of the more than 21,000 DUI filings made in Colorado, 40 […]

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Watershed Plan

Water Quality Concerns Prompt Watershed Plan

    Concerns about the increasing amount of trace minerals and salinity content in the Lower Arkansas River Basin has prompted a series of meetings to identify causes and develop solutions to the problem. The first stakeholders meeting was held July 13th at the Rodeway Cow Palace Inn and hosted by Blake Osborn, CSU Extension […]

CDA Study Shows Consumer Perceptions on State Ag Industry/Crops

CDA Study Shows Consumer Perceptions on State Ag Industry/Crops

Colorado Dept. of Agriculture Survey Reveals Positive Consumer Perceptions of Agriculture Statewide, Strong Preference for Local Foods BROOMFIELD, Colo. – It’s no secret that consumers have shown a preference for locally grown and produced foods over the last decade, and a recent survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA), in collaboration with Colorado […]

Lamar Might Become Landfill Hub

Lamar Might Become Landfill Hub

  Once a week the City of Lamar’s garbage trucks collect your trash from the container in your street or alley and once a month you get a bill in the mail for services rendered. It’s been less than a financial break-even situation for the city’s sanitation department. As explained in the work session held […]

Granada Landfill Facing October Deadline

Granada Landfill Facing October Deadline

    The Granada Trustees were provided with a brief update on the legislative side of their landfill problem by Prowers County Commissioner, Tom Grasmick, during their monthly meeting, July 12th.  The state’s health department, CDPHE, has given the community until October to make the required changes to the way the landfill is operated, measures […]