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Arkansas River Power Authority - BUSINESS OPERATIONS – JUNE 2020

Arkansas River Power Authority – BUSINESS OPERATIONS – JUNE 2020

ARPA Scholarship Program: In 2000 ARPA established a College Scholarship Program that awards a $1,000 scholarship to one high school senior in each of the high schools served by ARPA members. The Program is administered through the member municipalities of Holly, La Junta, Lamar, Las Animas, Springfield and Trinidad. The scholarships are funded equally between […]

Prowers County VA Resumes Medical Transportation

Prowers County VA Resumes Medical Transportation

    Gary Harbert, Prowers County Veteran’s Representative, announced that veterans can be transported to their medical appointments now that some social distancing rulings on the covid pandemic have been eased. Harbert released a statement urging every veteran in southeast Colorado to contact him at 719-336-2606 or email at gharbert@prowerscounty.net to learn what VA benefits […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment COVID Up-Date

Prowers County Public Health & Environment COVID Up-Date

    Statistics received from the Prowers County Public Health & Environment Department show that as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020 there have been a total of 15 cases of coronavirus in Prowers County, two more than the week prior. Only two cases have thus far, required hospitalization and there have been no deaths attributed […]

Prowers County Public Health COVID Weekly Update-Variance Request Approved

Prowers County Public Health COVID Weekly Update-Variance Request Approved

    Statistics received from the Prowers County Public health and Environment office show that as of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, there have been a total of 13 cases of coronavirus in Prowers County, two requiring hospitalization. There have been no deaths from the virus in Prowers County. Additional information shows that of the 13 […]

ARPA BUSINESS OPERATIONS – MAY 2020

ARPA BUSINESS OPERATIONS – MAY 2020

  ARPA Board Holds its Annual Election of Officers: The ARPA Board of Directors held officer elections at its meeting on April 30. Board Members elected to continue serving as officers through April 2021 include Rick Stwalley (Las Animas), President; Lorenz Sutherland (La Junta), Vice President; Gary Cranson (La Junta), Treasurer; and ARPA staff member, […]

New Tourism Website Showcases Prowers County

New Tourism Website Showcases Prowers County

  Discover Prowers County’s beauty, history, and outdoor recreation on its new tourism website www.VisitProwersCounty.com Lamar, Colorado, May 6, 2020 — The Prowers County Lodging Tax Board, a board of officials charged with promoting tourism in Prowers County in southeastern Colorado, announced the launch of its new website, www.VisitProwersCounty.com, the most comprehensive resource for anyone […]

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

      The Prowers Journal contacted Meagan Hillman, Director of Prowers County Public Health and Environment, who replied on HIPAA regulations which outline privacy requirements for patients. (HIPAA-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Perhaps it is best […]

Prowers County Has Another New Positive Case of COVID-19 (County COVID Count Climbs to Eight)

Prowers County Has Another New Positive Case of COVID-19 (County COVID Count Climbs to Eight)

Please note that this is a fluid and frequently changing situation! Your patience is appreciated.  Prowers County has a new confirmed positive case of COVID-19. This brings our total to three positive, five probable for a total of 8. Zero deaths and zero hospitalizations have occurred at this time.  • Public health practitioners are investigating. […]

ARPA Board Elects Directors, Notes Anticipated Revenue Decline Due to Virus

ARPA Board Elects Directors, Notes Anticipated Revenue Decline Due to Virus

    Election of Arkansas River Power Authority board of officers showed no change in the directors’ line-up from 2019-2020 during the monthly meeting, Thursday, April 30th. Officers are: Rick Stwalley-President, Lorenz Sutherland-Vice President, Gary Cranson-Treasurer, Arvenia Morris-Secretary and Rick Rigel as ARPA General Manager. Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noted under the operating […]

COVID-19 Community Test Site

COVID-19 Community Test Site

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

Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Lamar Community College Granted Over $500,000 in Relief From CARES Act

Half of the funds will go directly to students impacted by COVID-19   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lamar, CO) – Through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law last month, Lamar Community College will be granted $588,420, half of which must go directly to students whose education has been impacted by […]

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE-FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE-FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

  On April 27th, the Governor’s Order will change from Stay At Home to SAFER AT HOME Directive. Per the Commissioners: • All County Buildings will have limited access to the General Public through May 12th. Manner in which department business will be conducted is at the Department Head’s discretion. Please call the County Department […]

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

  On Monday, April 27th, the Governor’s Order will change from Stay At Home to SAFER AT HOME Directive. Per the Commissioners: All County Buildings will have limited access to the General Public through May 12th. Manner in which department business will be conducted is at the Department Head’s discretion. Please call the County Department […]

SECED Qualifies for COVID Emergency EZ Business Support

SECED Qualifies for COVID Emergency EZ Business Support

  In less than three months, COVID-19 has made a significant impact on Colorado residents and our economy. Worse yet, it has made a detrimental impact in Southeast Colorado as most businesses have been affected, even before the health effects are seen region-wide. COVID-19 is expected to remain a destabilizing force in the months to […]

Colorado Employment Situation - March 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2020

    Important note: This release provides information on industry employment and labor force statistics for March 2020, the most current estimates available from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The reference period for the establishment and household surveys was the pay period or week that includes the 12th of the month. Therefore, this […]