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Community Development Highlighted at PEP Meetings

Community Development Highlighted at PEP Meetings

    Prowers County communities are being given the opportunity to highlight economic developments for the next several months during Prowers Economic Prosperity board meetings.  While the PEP board continues to focus on essential care housing in the county, other areas of growth are being highlighted in a new series of programs, according to Dr. […]

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 […]

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

  A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

CDOT shares safety tips for keeping teens safe following fatal crash

CDOT shares safety tips for keeping teens safe following fatal crash

DENVER – In light of this week’s tragic crash in Prowers County, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is sharing safety messages to help protect Colorado teenagers on Colorado roads. Colorado’s Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) laws have been successful in helping to reduce the number of teen deaths in the state by 50% since 2005. GDL laws minimize […]

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 […]

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

West Boat Ramp closed at John Martin Reservoir State Park due to low water

HASTY, Colo. – John Martin Reservoir State Park has closed its West Boat Ramp to trailer launching due to low water levels. It has become too difficult to launch vessels from the ramp because the end of the concrete boat ramp will soon be completely exposed. To protect the safety of boating guests, Park Manager […]

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 […]

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 […]