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Prowers County COVID-19 Update as of October 14, 2020

Prowers County COVID-19 Update as of October 14, 2020

  Only one new hospitalization has been registered by the Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department for COVID cases as of Wednesday, October 14th. Three new cases were reported between October 5th and 12th, four cases between September 29th and October 12th. 320 tests have been conducted in the county as of October 12th […]

Utility Board Approves 2021 Budget, Moves Forward on Rate Adjustment

Utility Board Approves 2021 Budget, Moves Forward on Rate Adjustment

    The Lamar Utility Board members discussed the Light Plant’s 2021 budget with Superintendent Houssin Hourieh during their October 13th meeting. The budget includes total revenues in excess of $17.8 million of which $16.4 million is from retail electric sales and the balance generated from wind turbine production. Total operating expenses are estimate at […]

Mask Wearing to Continue into November Following Executive Order Extension

Mask Wearing to Continue into November Following Executive Order Extension

  Colorado Governor, Jared Polis amended his original executive order regarding the wearing of protective mask coverings to an extra month. The extension will run from October 11th to November 11th. The order read, in part, “We have learned that widespread mask use is a low cost and highly effective way to reduce the spread […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health & Environment

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health & Environment

    95 cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Prowers County to date with eight hospitalizations and zero deaths. 335 tests have been done between from 9/29-10/05/2020. Positivity rate is <1%. There has been one case of COVID-19 in the past seven days, from September 22 to 29th. One case in the past […]

Election Day Information & Guidelines

Election Day Information & Guidelines

  There will be no motor vehicle or real estate recording services provided on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in the Clerk and Recorders office, we’ll only be open for Election transactions from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Also, since the County Courthouse is a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) for elections, starting […]

Covid Restrictions Reduced, Cases Stay Steady from Last Week

Covid Restrictions Reduced, Cases Stay Steady from Last Week

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department released its weekly update showing the Covid cases in the county held firm at 94 from this week to last. There were three cases reported between September 15th and the 29th and zero cases between September 22nd and the 29th. The county is now listed […]

Lamar Utility Board Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Hike

Lamar Utility Board Holds Public Hearing on Proposed Rate Hike

  Andrew Ross, Rate Consultant of Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, provided an updated cost of service and rate design presentation for the Lamar Utility Board prior to its move into a public hearing for proposed changes to the current electric rate schedule on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. He, along with Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin […]

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

      Prowers County Public Health & Environment announces their annual flu shot clinics for 2020. Due to the current situation of COVID 19 and to protect our staff and residents, only drive through flu clinics will be offered. Vaccine will be available for both children and adults including High Dose vaccine, for those […]

“Something Old, Something New Forever Red-White and Blue”

“Something Old, Something New Forever Red-White and Blue”

    The annual Holly Gateway Fair is open this week with some traditional highlights which include the newer attraction of the Cornhole tournament with registration, Thursday, September 24th, 6pm at the Arena. The event begins at 6:30pm as well as the Swine Show. Friday events include the opening of the gym at 7:30 for […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

  Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.7%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined one and eight-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent. Other highlights from the […]

Holly Makes Progress on Transfer Station

Holly Makes Progress on Transfer Station

    Holly Town Administrator, Michael Tanner, appeared via phone before the Prowers County Planning Commission to request a special use permit for a proposed roll off transfer station waste disposal system. There was no opposition to the request during the commission’s public hearing held on Wednesday, September 16th. Tanner explained the Holly Trustees, during […]

General Election Ballot Information

General Election Ballot Information

  Election Day – November 3, 2020   2020 General Election ballots will be mailed to “ACTIVE” registered electors (voters) during the week of October 12-16, 2020.   UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) ballots will go out no later than Saturday, September 19, 2020. (Military and Citizens living overseas during the election) […]

Prowers County Elections Ballot Trax Now Available to Voters

Prowers County Elections Ballot Trax Now Available to Voters

    Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold today announced that for the first time, voters in all 64 counties will be able to track the status only of their individual mail ballots for the 2020 General Election with a program offered by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Voters will be able to receive […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations-September 2020

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operations-September 2020

  ARPA Board Reviews Preliminary 2021 Budget: A preliminary budget was presented to the ARPA Board of Directors at its August 27 meeting that anticipates a rate decrease for 2021. The proposed decrease in the energy rate for 2021 will reduce ARPA’s rate by approximately 3%. The budget includes total revenues of $30.4 million, power […]

Holly Postpones Landfill Closing to November

Holly Postpones Landfill Closing to November

    The Holly town landfill may have more lives than a cat! The Trustees were to consider closing the landfill by Saturday, September 5th during their monthly meeting and move forward with an alternative plan for refuse collection and disposal. The concerns over opening or closing have always revolved around customer costs and trying […]