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Consolidated Mail Center Officially Opens in Granada

Consolidated Mail Center Officially Opens in Granada

    Members of the Granada Trustees, local school board and Prowers County Commissioners were on hand for a streaming and live-time ribbon cutting ceremony today for the Consolidated Return Mail Center in Granada. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade provided opening remarks at the outset of the January 14th event, “This day and journey started a year […]

Granada Trustees Briefed on SCEDD Services

Granada Trustees Briefed on SCEDD Services

      Brent Frazee, the representative for SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District, presented an outline of services available to the Granada community, during the Trustees monthly meeting, January 13th. Frazee serves Otero, Crowley, Kiowa, Bent, Baca and Prowers Counties and described CED’s, or  Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies which helps determine a region’s economic […]

Prowers County Continues Efforts to Support COVID Impacted Businesses

Prowers County Continues Efforts to Support COVID Impacted Businesses

Press Release: December 30, 2020  The Prowers County Commissioners have been committed to helping the county’s businesses and supporting them through this unprecedented time. When the CARES Act funding was given to the County, we made a commitment to open up the funding to grants for the business community that has suffered losses due to […]

Toys for Tots Distribution Schedule for 12/24

Toys for Tots Distribution Schedule for 12/24

    The annual Toys for Tots, Food for Families Christmas give-away in Prowers County had to undergo some changes for the pandemic this year. Organizer, Darlene Lopez said gifts and a hot meal will be distributed on Thursday, December 24th in this manner: Holly residents may pick up their gifts and dinner between 9am […]

MEDIA RELEASE - FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MEDIA RELEASE – FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

  We know that this year has been profoundly disappointing for so many; no celebrations, graduations, weddings, funerals, reduced income, isolation, sickness and loss of life. We deeply appreciate you all and all of those in our communities that have sacrificed for the safety of our at-risk and elderly residents. We ask that, for the […]

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2020

  Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Decline by 6,900 in November; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.4% Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in November at 6.4 percent. The national unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point from October to 6.7 percent. Other highlights from the household […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Being Administered by PMC and PCDHE per CDC Prioritization

COVID-19 Vaccine Being Administered by PMC and PCDHE per CDC Prioritization

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department now lists 897 cumulative pandemic cases in the county with 38 hospitalizations and 17 deaths as of December 15, 2020. The two age groups most heavily impacted by COVID-19 in Prowers County remains 30-39 and 60-69 years of age with 45 under ten years and […]

State Health Officials Release Tips for Safer Winter Holidays

State Health Officials Release Tips for Safer Winter Holidays

  Virtual Christmas celebration (Dec. 10, 2020): As we approach the winter holidays, it’s important to think about the best ways to keep our loved ones and communities safe during our celebrations. This year is an opportunity to reimagine what togetherness can look like. To help slow the alarming spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department […]

NWS-Pueblo 2020 Fall Weather Review & Precipitation Summary

NWS-Pueblo 2020 Fall Weather Review & Precipitation Summary

  The start of Meteorological Fall 2020 (September, October and November) was extremely warm, with Alamosa, Colorado Springs and Pueblo all setting new September and Fall record high temperatures, with a possible new Colorado September record high temperature of 108 degrees set in La Junta on September 6th. This record warmth was followed by record […]

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

    Beginning today, Prowers County is again offering grants to assist small businesses in Prowers County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The grants will be paid from the County’s available allocation of federal relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants are available to assist with payroll, […]

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

    DENVER – Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that the state has begun issuing one-time stimulus payments of $375 to Coloradans facing economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Whether you’ve suffered from the virus itself, faced economic struggles, or felt the mental toll – no one is […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Weekly COVID-19 Update for December 2, 2020

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Weekly COVID-19 Update for December 2, 2020

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department reports a cumulative total of 669 COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday, December 1st. There have been 24 cases requiring hospitalization for at least a 24 hour duration. The department notes this is a difficult number to track as some patients are being hospitalized after their […]

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

Off and Running for Toys for Tots 2020

  Toys and cash donations were accepted this past Friday, November 27th, by volunteers from the Colorado State Patrol and Lamar Port of Entry. Cruisers were parked on property owned by Tri County Ford adjacent to the Walmart parking lot this year between 8am to 4pm. “Donations were a little slow today, partly because of […]

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

FROM PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN OF GRANADA, TOWN OF HOLLY, TOWN OF WILEY, AND CITY OF LAMAR November 20, 2020 The rate of COVID-19 cases is increasing at an alarming rate across much of Colorado and in Prowers County. Beginning Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the State of Colorado has assigned Prowers County […]

COVID-19 Increasing in Prowers County

COVID-19 Increasing in Prowers County

This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We appreciate your patience.  There are several new developments in our efforts to contain this COVID-19 Pandemic: We are now at 197 cases as of 2:00pm today (October 30, 2020) and now have 8 COVID-19 associated deaths. We are in Safer at Home Level 2. Capacities are reduced […]