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Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part Two

        (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more.  This […]

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

  A display of simple playground equipment was hosted by Radian and Lamar Parks and Recreation this past Saturday, October 27th east of the ballfields near Savage Avenue. The equipment, according to Rachel Hultin of Radian Company, was designed from ideas contributed during the Lamar community’s “Inspired Play” from this past August during the grand […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado, Part One

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 26, 2018) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Office of Research and Statistics today (October 26, 2018) released “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado,” a report that compiles and analyzes data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations and ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In […]

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

    Four Lamar residents were recently recognized for their contribution to their community by the Lamar Rotary as part of their Vocation Recognition program during October. The four were Dr. Gino Figlio, pediatrician at High Plains Community Health Center for health care, Ron Cook, Prowers County Commissioner for community service, the Emick Family for […]

High Plains to Form Patient Advisory Council

High Plains to Form Patient Advisory Council

    High Plains Community Health Center is adding an opportunity for patients and families to provide feedback about their patient experience. Applications are currently being accepted from active patients for membership on a Patient & Family Advisory Council.  We want to make sure that our patient’s point of view, perspective and experience are not […]

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence - Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

Why We Blame Victims for Domestic Violence – Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

    Victim-Blaming Makes Survivors Afraid: It took one victim 12 years after leaving her abuser to identify as a survivor. “I was afraid of being shamed and judged,’ she says. ‘There’s still this stigma…a reluctance to believe women’s stories. And I think that hasn’t changed. We need to believe women when they tell their […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

    The Lamar Police Department will take part in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs, the program allows for their safe disposal and to make sure the drugs are not used in an improper or illegal manner. Drugs […]

Lamar Middle School Conducting Field Science Experiments

Lamar Middle School Conducting Field Science Experiments

  Lamar Middle School will host a Water Week from October 22th through the 26th. A MESO (Mobile Earth Space Observation) Vehicle, equipped with telescopes, will be parked in front of the school during those days.  Scientists will be presenting information during an assembly, during science classes and at the Friday Science Festival.  The Assembly […]

Free Confidential Help IS Available - Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

Free Confidential Help IS Available – Contact Domestic Safety Resource Center

  1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will witness domestic violence in their lifetime. And more than 3-5 million U.S. children will witness it at home, it’s heartbreaking. Domestic Safety Resource Center provides support for survivors and their loved ones during those moments of crisis. Every year, we help victims seek safety […]

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

      [Denver]— Today, officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving (CTFDID) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joined together to spread the word about the dangers of drug-impaired driving and to remind all drivers that if they are impaired […]

High Plains Community Health Center Recognized

High Plains Community Health Center Recognized

  High Plains Community Health Center meets with Deb Zambrano from Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment who was on site to present our provider staff with the Silver Award for Immunization Quality Improvement Star Award. This award is given to sites that show excellence in innovation, achievement, commitment, and collaboration to improve childhood/adolescent […]

Domestic Safety Resource Center Announces - Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

Domestic Safety Resource Center Announces – Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

  “Butterfly… A Story of Survival and Rebirth”   October is National Domestic Violence awareness Month. Domestic Safety Resource Center is joining organizations across Colorado and the nation using our voices to promote greater public awareness about Domestic Violence. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Survey 1 in 3 women and 1 in […]

Big Timbers Community Alliance Goals Detailed at PEP Meeting

Big Timbers Community Alliance Goals Detailed at PEP Meeting

    George Gotto, Monette Sutphin and Craig Loveless, chairman of the Alliance, detailed the goal of the organization during the monthly board meeting of Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, Tuesday, October 2nd. The Alliance is the third in a series of health oriented, grant funded, community organizations which conducted studies on local health needs, mostly […]

It’s time to BREAK THE SILENCE!

It’s time to BREAK THE SILENCE!

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF HOMLESNESS! On a single night last September, 476 victims of domestic violence across Colorado found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing. The annual count by the National Census of Domestic Violence Services shows an additional 173 requests for housing by victims in Colorado that same day could not be […]

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health

    Prowers County Public Health & Environment has posted their annual flu shot clinics for 2018. Vaccine is plentiful and available for both children and adults. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has Quadrivalent vaccine for both children and adults as well as High Dose vaccine for adults > 65 years of age. The […]