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CDOT Launches Campaign REminding Drivers to Lookout for Motorcycles

CDOT Launches Campaign REminding Drivers to Lookout for Motorcycles

    Motorcycle deaths down 18% this year after record number in 2020   STATEWIDE – Following the deadliest year on record for motorcycle riders, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching a new campaign, Some Things are Hard to See. Launching today, the campaign recognizes that motorcycles are much smaller than cars and […]

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

  The weekly Test Positivity Rate for Prowers County Covid cases is as of July 21st, 0.90%, up from 0.44% last week.  The number of hospitalizations has climbed slightly to 90 with 1,281 cases reported.  There have been two cases in the past two days and four cases reported in the past fourteen days.  There […]

Dr. Nicki Gonzales Is Colorado’s New State Historian, First Latina to Hold the Role

Dr. Nicki Gonzales Is Colorado’s New State Historian, First Latina to Hold the Role

  Denver, Colo. (July 20, 2021) — An expert on the history of the American West is taking on an important new role in service to Colorado. Dr. Nicki Gonzales, professor of history and vice provost for diversity and inclusion at Regis University, begins her one-year term as the official Colorado State Historian on Colorado […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

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: […]

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis ended the Health Emergency Executive Orders for COVID-19 and rescinded all previous Executive Orders issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and signed a Recovery Executive Order to focusing only on those measures related to the State’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, focusing Colorado’s efforts on building back stronger from […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for July 7, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for July 7, 2021

    The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 0.91% (goal is <5%). This is down from 1.61% 2 weeks ago. There has been one case in the past seven days and two cases in the pasts fourteen. There are NO current outbreaks in Prowers County. A demographic breakdown by age shows approximately 200 cases […]

Pueblo NWS Drought Information Statement-June 29, 2021

Pueblo NWS Drought Information Statement-June 29, 2021

  Southeast Colorado Remains Drought Free SYNOPSIS: Spring storm systems provided abundant precipitation to portions of south central Colorado, and especially southeastern Colorado, where precipitation accumulations through out the month of May totaled 3 to 4 inches, along with pockets of 6 to 7 inches of precipitation recorded across the southeast mountains. While the beginning […]

Trooper Tips:  Drive by Example

Trooper Tips: Drive by Example

    “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is a proverb that simply means trying to do what someone else does, or think like someone else thinks is a compliment to that person.  Well, parents you should feel flattered, because your kids spend a large amount of time watching your actions and then imitating […]

Prowers County Historical Society Quarterly Meeting: Muskets and Ice Cream

Prowers County Historical Society Quarterly Meeting: Muskets and Ice Cream

    The Prowers County Historical Society will host a quarterly meeting on Thursday, July 15th at 7pm at Big Timbers Museum.  The Board is happy to be able to resume these quarterly meetings. This program will feature the Hacket family musket from the 1700s.  This will be an exceptional program you won’t want to […]

New Ag Workers Protection Law Signed into Effect for Colorado

New Ag Workers Protection Law Signed into Effect for Colorado

  Colorado’s agricultural industry will soon have new rules aimed at protecting workers under a law that Gov. Jared Polis signed last Friday. SB21-087 will allow agriculture workers to join unions, get paid at least minimum wage, and be eligible for overtime pay. It also requires employers to provide their workers with certain health and […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 27, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending June 27, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Cooler temperatures and isolated moisture in areas ended an otherwise warm week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern and east central counties, warm weather pushed crop development and maturity. Producers were actively irrigating spring crops. Winter wheat maturity advanced but problems due […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper Announce $5.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics

Bennet, Hickenlooper Announce $5.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics

    Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper announced $5.7 million in funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Colorado from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding for RHCs is a part of the Rural Health Clinic […]

154th Year of State’s Leading Cattle Organization to be Led by Colorado Generational Rancher

154th Year of State’s Leading Cattle Organization to be Led by Colorado Generational Rancher

  ARVADA, Colo – Steve Wooten, rancher from Kim, Colo., was welcomed into his role as the 116th president of Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) at CCA’s 2021 Annual Convention hosted last week in Grand Junction, Colo. Wooten has served on CCA’s Board of Directors for over 10 years, including as CCA President in 2019-2020, and […]