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July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

    While the first six months of 2020 have been lean as far as rainfall is concerned, July has tried to make up for the lack of moisture with a series of showers through the month that swept across southeastern Colorado. Here are the precipitation results, in inches, for regional counties for the full […]

Prowers Medical Center Board Gets COVID Update, Discuss Opioid Treatment Program

Prowers Medical Center Board Gets COVID Update, Discuss Opioid Treatment Program

  Prowers Medical Center staff continue to evaluate and adjust their responses to the pandemic scenario in the county and those measures were among the agenda topics during the board of director’s meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd. The COVID-19 Community Testing Protocol and Preparedness Plan was presented to the board for approval by PMC Quality […]

Bill Wishard...August 31, 1930 - July 29, 2020

Bill Wishard…August 31, 1930 – July 29, 2020

A graveside celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Bill Wishard will be held at 11:00AM on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Barber Ranch located at 27007 County Road U, Hasty, Colorado 81044 with David Barber officiating. Due to the Covid there will be no reception following the graveside service.  Per Bill’s request there will […]

CSP Investigates Three Vehicle, One Injury Crash near Springfield

CSP Investigates Three Vehicle, One Injury Crash near Springfield

    The Colorado State Patrol responded to a three vehicle, one injury accident near mile marker 24 on Highway 287 in Baca County Thursday, July 30, 2020. According to the report, vehicle one, driven by 43-year-old Joe Brazil of Fort Stockton, Texas was northbound just prior to 2pm when his vehicle sideswiped a southbound […]

Randell Allan Alba, Jr….April 15, 1993 – July 29, 2020

Randell Allan Alba, Jr….April 15, 1993 – July 29, 2020

    Services are pending for lifelong Lamar resident, Randell Allan Alba, Jr. Randell was born April 15, 1993 at Lamar, Colorado to Randell Allan and Mona Lisa (Hernandez) Alba, Sr. and passed away on July 29, 2020 at his home in Lamar at the age of 27. He is preceded in death by his […]

Highway 40 Fatal Near Wild Horse, CSP Investigates

Highway 40 Fatal Near Wild Horse, CSP Investigates

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 40 near milepost 437 in Cheyenne County, near the town of Wild Horse. A 2016 Volvo Truck with Trailer was westbound on Highway 40 when it crossed the center line and went into the eastbound lane. The 2016 Volvo struck […]

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

  70 Drivers Cited for Unrestrained Children STATEWIDE — With Coloradans starting to travel more, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and 59 law enforcement agencies across Colorado teamed up for a statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement from July 12-19. A total of 1,695 drivers were cited during the enforcement for either the driver […]

Letter to the Editor from State Senator Larry Crowder on Food Assistance Programs

Letter to the Editor from State Senator Larry Crowder on Food Assistance Programs

  Food assistance programs are important. One item on the issue of school re-openings that needs be considered are those programs offering free breakfast and lunch for students and the potential health problems through a lack of nutrition for those that do not have access to the programs.   Lack of food is a growing […]

RV Storage Facility Making Progress

RV Storage Facility Making Progress

      Demolition work has begun on the property at 700 East Parmenter Street in Lamar, the site for a future RV and boat storage area. The Lamar City Council was approached this past January by Ivor Hill, a real estate developer from Pueblo who was purchasing the property that came with three abandoned […]

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s fall semester Safe Return to Campus plan this week, while encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to join them in continuing to follow local and state health department suggestions to diminish the spread of COVID-19. “We are excited to welcome students back […]

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

  Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) is proud to partner with Prowers Medical Center and High Plains Community Health Center (HPCHC) to continue to provide a COVID-19 community testing site in our area.  A person should call their healthcare provider if they have any of the following symptoms: Symptoms may appear 2-14 days […]

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE - Prowers County Public Health and Environment - July 29, 2020

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE – Prowers County Public Health and Environment – July 29, 2020

Total of 46 cases, two hospitalizations, zero deaths. OUTBREAKS: Total Current Outbreaks: 1 Sonic, 2 cases, no need to close and no customers linked. Resolved: 1 McDonalds Lamar, 11 cases associated, no customers linked. COVID FAQ’s Q. What events have you approved in the near future? A. Public Health does not approve events. We work […]

Governor Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Governor Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

    “The key to our success continues to be a strong response at the individual and community level. In order to avoid unnecessary loss of life and more economic pain, we are looking to our local governments to lead during this time,” said Governor Jared Polis. “No one wants a major setback and I […]

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

Lamar Utility Board Conducts General Meeting

    Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, briefed Lamar Utility Board members on wind turbine power generated for the first half of 2020 during its July 28th meeting. The three turbines have generated about 70.59% more power in 2020 then they did for the same period in 2019, he stated. The three generated 6,860.58 […]

Colorado Crop Condition Report as of July 26, 2020

Colorado Crop Condition Report as of July 26, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hot and dry weather pushed winter wheat harvest to completion in several areas across the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Statewide, winter wheat harvest was 97 percent complete, compared to 76 percent last year and 88 percent on average. […]