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COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for October 6th, 2021

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for October 6th, 2021

    The Prowers County Test Positivity Rate as of October 6, 2021 is 4.9% out of a goal of 5%.  This is down from 9.22% post from last week.  There have been 33 cases in the county in the past seven days with one person having been vaccinated and 65 cases of COVID-19 in […]

Holly Trustees Search Options for New City Well Development

Holly Trustees Search Options for New City Well Development

  The Holly Trustees reviewed their options for the town’s water infrastructure plan during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, September 1st.   The town’s wells are aging out and a new water storage tank is also needed. Following a Zoom meeting with Water Engineer Nick Marcotte from Element Engineering, the Trustees are looking at the most financially […]

Covid Update from PCPHE for Week of August 18, 2021

Covid Update from PCPHE for Week of August 18, 2021

    The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Prowers County is at 1,328 with 97 hospitalizations (up 2) and 24 deaths (up 1) as of August 17, 2021 for those who tested positive for Covid-19. The Test Positivity Rate is down slightly from last week’s report at 5.44% with a goal of <5%. There […]

Prowers Youth Council Outlines Goals

Prowers Youth Council Outlines Goals

  Matt Biszak from Prowers County Public Health and Abigail Ross, Lamar High School junior, described the goals of the Prowers Youth Council for the Lamar City Council recently. Biszak explained the organization, which operates in schools in Lamar, Wiley, Granada and Holly, is funded with state and federal dollars, administered by the Colorado Office […]

ARPA Business Operations Report-August 2021

ARPA Business Operations Report-August 2021

2020/2021 Operations: As the ARPA Board prepares to begin its budgeting process for 2022, it does so by looking back over a handful of significant events that occurred during the first half of 2021. The events ranged from the repurposing and demolition of the Authority’s coal fired Lamar Repowering Plant to new legislation impacting the operations […]

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

SCEDD Housing Project for Southeast Colorado

    The housing shortage in southeast Colorado is critical and a center point for future economic development in this region.  Without adequate housing, prospective employers will pass on a community where there are no homes or apartments for employees. SCEDD, Southern Colorado Economic Development District and SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development Incorporated have joined […]

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

Colorado Employment Situation June 2020

  Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in June at 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,200 in June to 3,197,100. The share […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment: COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 14, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment: COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 14, 2021

    TESTS: The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 0.44% (goal is <5%). This is down from 0.91% 2 weeks ago.  There has been one case in the past seven days and two cases in the past 14 days. CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are NO current active outbreaks in Prowers County! NEWS: WALK-IN VACCINE CLINICS: […]

July 9 Set for Lamar Residents to Weigh in on Redistricting Plans for Colorado

July 9 Set for Lamar Residents to Weigh in on Redistricting Plans for Colorado

    Colorado’s redistricting commissions will begin a statewide touring session seeking resident input on the congressional and legislative district maps that are being created.  Essentially because of Colorado’s increased population from the 2020 Census, a new district can be created in the state.  It is mandated to occur every ten years following a census.  […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

Prowers Economic Prosperity:  Building Our Own Destiny

    Dr. Linda Lujan, President of Prowers Economic Prosperity for 2021, invited the audience attending the organization’s annual meeting this past Thursday, June 17th, and encouraged them and area residents in general, to take a more active role in moving economic growth forward in Prowers County. “Compare what the accomplishments of the past year […]

Colorado Employment Situation – May 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – May 2021

    Household Survey Data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point in May to 6.2 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point to 5.8 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by […]

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for Week of June 16, 2021

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for Week of June 16, 2021

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported that as of June 15th, 2021, the seven-day Test Positivity Rate for Covid cases in the county is 1.61% which falls below the goal of 5% of less.  There have been two cases in the past seven days and five within the past […]

Memorial Day Observance Held at Tribute Memorial

Memorial Day Observance Held at Tribute Memorial

    With each passing year more elements to the 9-11 Memorial at the Big Timbers Museum are added thanks to the considerable donations from local and state contributors as well as those local residents and businesses who have contributed to its establishment and maintenance. This past rainy Memorial Day, three dozen residents were on […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Job Fair Thursday, June 10

Lamar Chamber of Commerce Job Fair Thursday, June 10

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is hosting an open, in-person Job Fair in conjunction with Prowers Economic Prosperity and the Lamar Workforce Center this Thursday, June 10th from 9am to 1pm at the Lamar Eagles Lodge on South Main Street in Lamar. As the nation begins to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, many […]

The 18th Annual Holly Blue Grass Festival is set for June 11-13th

The 18th Annual Holly Blue Grass Festival is set for June 11-13th

      The 18th annual Holly Bluegrass Festival is held at Gateway Park, June 11-13th in conjunction with Holly Days which commemorates Holly’s recovery from the 1965 flood. It is a free, fun-filled time for the entire family. FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE PARK – Begins with meals prepared by the Holly Commercial Club from […]