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U.S. Livestock Slaughter-September 2020

U.S. Livestock Slaughter-September 2020

    UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS: Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.71 billion pounds in September, up 6 percent from the 4.44 billion pounds produced in September 2019. Beef production, at 2.35 billion pounds, was 8 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.81 million head, up 5 percent from September […]

CSP Investigates Two Car Crash north of Wiley on 287

CSP Investigates Two Car Crash north of Wiley on 287

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at approximately 1:55 PM. The crash occurred 9 miles north of Wiley on Colorado 287 in Prowers County. A Black 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Michael Braeuer (40-year-old male from Austin, TX) was northbound on Colorado Highway […]

Prowers County Planning Board Reviews Requests for Wind Test Towers

Prowers County Planning Board Reviews Requests for Wind Test Towers

    A Special Use Permit was approved for Wild Horse Wind Project, LLC by the Prowers County Planning Commission Board, following a public hearing on Wednesday, October 21st at the County Annex. Josh Framel, representing the wind farm, explained that three temporary meteorological (MET) towers will be constructed on three sites approximately 14, 15 […]

County Clerk & Recorder Office Closed for Motor Vehicle Transactions on Nov. 3rd

County Clerk & Recorder Office Closed for Motor Vehicle Transactions on Nov. 3rd

  ELECTION NEWS: Ballots have now been sent out. Have you returned your voted ballot back to the County Clerk and Recorder’s Office? The earlier voted ballots are returned, the earlier election night unofficial results can be released. If you have not received a ballot you can request a replacement ballot but do it as […]

COVID Outbreaks Put Prowers County at Risk for a More Restrictive Social-Business Level

COVID Outbreaks Put Prowers County at Risk for a More Restrictive Social-Business Level

  Prowers County Public Health and Environment notes there have been 46 cases of COVID-19 in an outbreak that has impacted Lamar Estates with as many as 35 related cases. The county has noted two current outbreaks. Forty-six cases were noted by the health department between Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 20th. Forty-nine cases […]

State Fire Agency Urges Caution as Wildfire Danger Rises

State Fire Agency Urges Caution as Wildfire Danger Rises

October 20, 2020: The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) is encouraging those that live, work, and play in Colorado to be aware of the current fire danger. Fire danger has increased throughout the state due to windy conditions and critically low relative humidity that will continue over the coming days. These weather […]

Upsurge in COVID-19 in Prowers County--Media Release

Upsurge in COVID-19 in Prowers County–Media Release

    FROM PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN OF GRANADA, TOWN OF HOLLY, TOWN OF WILEY, AND CITY OF LAMAR October 20, 2020 As it has throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prowers County Board of Commissioners, Town of Granada, Town of Holly, Town of Wiley, and City of Lamar shares a commitment to protecting public health […]

Prowers County to Launch COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

Prowers County to Launch COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

  Beginning today, Prowers County is 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, capital, equipment, […]

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2020

  13,400 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in September; Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.4%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.4 percent in September from 6.7 percent in August. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined half of a percentage point to 7.9 […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending October 18, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending October 18, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Harvest continued ahead of average for most crops last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Conditions remained very dry. According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report, the entire state was experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions. Over 59 percent of the […]

New Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Prowers County

New Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Prowers County

  PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 10/19/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We appreciate your patience. There are several new developments in our efforts to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic: We are now at 131 cases (we were at 98 a week ago!) Lamar Estates is […]

Voters: Track Your Ballot

Voters: Track Your Ballot

  Track the status of your individual mail ballot and receive notifications by phone, email or text for the 2020 General Election. Colorado Secretary of State now has a ballot tracking and messaging system for all 64 counties to offer to their citizens. You can sign yourself up at https://colorado.ballottrax.net at any time.  If you have […]

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today discussed the state’s response to COVID-19 and the state’s plan to distribute the vaccine once one is made available. The Governor was joined by Jill Ryan, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Dr. Eric France, CDPHE, Chief Medical Officer, and Diana Herrero, CDPHE, Interim […]

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of "Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day"

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”

  COLORADO – A proclamation signed by Governor Polis, officially declares October 19, 2020, as “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”. Together with AAA Colorado, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation, and law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up this weekend in an effort to educate about new changes to this […]

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 […]