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Cardiovascular Health Screening at Prowers Annex

Cardiovascular Health Screening at Prowers Annex

    Prowers County Public Health and Environment offers a free Cardiovascular Health Screening at Prowers Annex from 8:30am to 11:30am on Wednesday, February 7th.  Call 336-8721 to schedule an appointment for this 20 minute exam. A finger stick measures your cholesterol and blood sugar and combining your blood pressure and age, you’ll receive an […]

Colorado Traffic Fatalities up 29 Percent Since 2014

Colorado Traffic Fatalities up 29 Percent Since 2014

211 Unbelted People Died in Crashes STATEWIDE — Preliminary data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) indicates that traffic fatalities rose 29 percent since 2014 when 488 traffic fatalities were recorded. In 2017 there were 630 traffic fatalities in Colorado, up 4% from 2016 when 608 people died.  This includes pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and […]

Governor Sets Bold Goals for Electric Vehicles

Governor Sets Bold Goals for Electric Vehicles

Conservation Organizations and Business Groups Commend Plan Today Governor John Hickenlooper released Colorado’s Electric Vehicle Plan, which outlines a process to electrify the state’s transportation corridors and includes bold goals to further accelerate adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and ensure Colorado remains a leader in the EV market. This plan represents the next step for […]

Prowers County Department of Human Services Honored with Performance Award

Prowers County Department of Human Services Honored with Performance Award

  Reggie Bicha, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Human Services, presented a County C-Stat Award to the Prowers County Department of Human Services Adult and Family Services staff on Monday, January 22nd at the Prowers County Annex. The presentation was attended by various staff members, Lanie Meyers-Miriles, Director of Prowers County Department of […]

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

  Recently, High Plains Community Health Center began to see structural concerns at its Adult Health Center located at 2221 Wellness Way in Lamar. These building concerns prompted High Plains Leadership Staff and Board of Directors to hire an independent contractor that specializes in structural engineering to survey the damage to the building. On Thursday, […]

High Plains Adult Health Center Closed

High Plains Adult Health Center Closed

    The Adult Health Center at 2221 Wellness Way in Lamar was closed Thursday, January 18th following an inspection of the facility by Lamar’s Chief Building Official, Craig Brooks. Felten Group of Denver, an engineering firm, was requested to do an assessment of the building which also took place on Thursday, January 18th. The […]

49 States Hit by Flu this Season

49 States Hit by Flu this Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Recent headlines have brought to the country’s awareness the seriousness of influenza. Forty nine states are reporting widespread influenza with Influenza A (H3N2) viruses as the most common associated with illness. Those affected most by influenza are people over 65 years of age and children. The most recent statistics for Colorado […]

Nieschburg Details Goals of Big Timbers Community Alliance for Commissioners

Nieschburg Details Goals of Big Timbers Community Alliance for Commissioners

    Emily Nieschburg, Executive Director of Big Timbers Community Alliance, told the Prowers County Commissioners that based on several community surveys and statewide health reports, the Alliance wants to focus on four specific goals for health improvement for local residents. “We found there are common themes of interest in our communities,” she explained during […]

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

EPA Rep Offering Landfill Info to S.E. Colorado Towns

    Patrick Davis, Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator for Public Engagement of the Environmental Protection Agency, met Tuesday with representatives from various towns in southeast Colorado as well as the Prowers County Commissioners. The meeting was called to offer some insights to the on-going problems associated with the attempts of small rural communities […]

Craig R. Loveless, CEO at Prowers Medical Center Receives Seven Seals Award

Craig R. Loveless, CEO at Prowers Medical Center Receives Seven Seals Award

  (Lamar, CO) January 9, 2018 – Prowers Medical Center recognizes the importance of providing full support of the men and women who serve our country in the National Guard and Reserve. On Tuesday, January 9, 2018, Craig R. Loveless, CEO of Prowers Medical Center was the proud recipient of the Seven Seals Award – […]

County Coroner Joe Giadone Provided County with Annual Report

County Coroner Joe Giadone Provided County with Annual Report

  Prowers County Coroner, Joe Giadone, provided the commissioners with his annual report on activities from his office during their January 9th meeting. Giadone noted there had been a slight decrease in calls to the coroner’s office comparing 2017 to 2016. “We had 98 coroner calls for this past year, compared to 108 in 2016 […]

PMC Update Presented to Lamar City Council

PMC Update Presented to Lamar City Council

Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer for Prowers Medical Center, provided an over-view of the past year’s activities at the hospital for the Lamar City Council during their first meeting of 2018. Loveless referenced six areas of interest: Quality, People, Service, Finance, Growth and Community where the hospital had designed goals for general improvement for the […]

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

Troy Manor Motel Eyed for Demolition

  The City of Lamar will seek funds from the CDPHE 1306 Brownfields Cleanup Grant to tear down and remove the former Troy Manor Motel at 1101 South Main in Lamar.  The council believes tearing down the structure would be the first best step into developing the property for a potential commercial enterprise and rid […]

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

      PROWERS AREA TRANSIT WILL BE CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF PROVIDING TRANSIT SERVICES DURING THE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS.  THE TRANSIT SERVICE WILL START AT 7:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND RUN TO 2:00 A.M. ON JANUARY 1, 2018.  IF YOU HAVE A LARGE GROUP THAT YOU WILL BE WANTING TRANSIT SERVICE […]

Local Drug Arrest Cases Listed for Past Year

Local Drug Arrest Cases Listed for Past Year

Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for the 15th Judicial District, released information related to drug arrests and sentencing for various convictions over the past 12 months:   12/21/16 Ignacio Quinones 16CR199 *pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance (Methamphetamine) (DF3) *sentenced to 30 months in prison with 1 year of parole   […]