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58 Cumulative COVID-19 Cases for Prowers County, August 12, 2020

58 Cumulative COVID-19 Cases for Prowers County, August 12, 2020

Information received from the Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department as of Wednesday, August 12, 2020 indicates there have been a total of 58 pandemic cases in the county with four hospitalizations and zero deaths. The Two Week Cumulative Incidence Rate is lasted as High as Prowers County has had 66.24 cases per 100,000 […]

County Planning Commission Hears Plans for Housing Project, Holly Transfer Station

County Planning Commission Hears Plans for Housing Project, Holly Transfer Station

    The Town of Holly has settled on a course of action for dealing with refuse, establishing a Roll Off Transfer Station Waste Disposal System near the present landfill site. Holly Town Manager, Michael Tanner, along with Meagan Hillman, Director Prowers County Public Health and Environment, discussed the proposal for a Special Use Permit […]

COVID-19 Update for Lamar Eagles Lodge

COVID-19 Update for Lamar Eagles Lodge

Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) – Press Release – August 11, 2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. A third outbreak has been identified in Prowers County at The Lamar Eagles Lodge. An outbreak is defined as 2 cases in a 14-day period. Currently 5 people have tested positive. 4 are […]

Prowers County Clerk’s Office Regarding COVID-19 Measures

Prowers County Clerk’s Office Regarding COVID-19 Measures

  We can only have 3 customers at a time at our counter to comply with the COVID-19 social distancing rule.   Since facial coverings are required when entering county buildings and offices (effective July 23, 2020) and if you do not have a facial covering please choose one of the following options for the […]

Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Hwy 287

Three Vehicle Injury Crash on Hwy 287

On Friday, August 07, 2020 at approximately 1:30 pm, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a three vehicle injury crash that occurred on Colorado Highway 287, at approximately milepost 64 . A red 2003 Kia Rio was driven by Nathanial Ratthamone, from Irving Texas. The Kia was northbound on Highway 287 when it crossed over […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update-August 5, 2020

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update-August 5, 2020

  The PCPH&E Department has advised there a cumulative total of 52 COVID-19 cases in Prowers County with three hospitalizations and zero deaths as of August 5, 2020. The two-week cumulative incidence rate is listed as ‘medium’ with 41.4 cases per 100,000 people, or five total new cases in the past two weeks. The two-week […]

DoLA Providing $23M in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance, Affordable Housing in July for Colorado

DoLA Providing $23M in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance, Affordable Housing in July for Colorado

      Denver, CO – July 30, 2020 – Up to $19.65M in federal CARES Act funding for emergency rental assistance is now available to property owners on behalf of their tenants through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH). In addition, the division awarded $3.27M through the Colorado State […]

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

    While the first six months of 2020 have been lean as far as rainfall is concerned, July has tried to make up for the lack of moisture with a series of showers through the month that swept across southeastern Colorado. Here are the precipitation results, in inches, for regional counties for the full […]

CSP Investigates Three Vehicle, One Injury Crash near Springfield

CSP Investigates Three Vehicle, One Injury Crash near Springfield

    The Colorado State Patrol responded to a three vehicle, one injury accident near mile marker 24 on Highway 287 in Baca County Thursday, July 30, 2020. According to the report, vehicle one, driven by 43-year-old Joe Brazil of Fort Stockton, Texas was northbound just prior to 2pm when his vehicle sideswiped a southbound […]

Highway 40 Fatal Near Wild Horse, CSP Investigates

Highway 40 Fatal Near Wild Horse, CSP Investigates

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 40 near milepost 437 in Cheyenne County, near the town of Wild Horse. A 2016 Volvo Truck with Trailer was westbound on Highway 40 when it crossed the center line and went into the eastbound lane. The 2016 Volvo struck […]

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

  70 Drivers Cited for Unrestrained Children STATEWIDE — With Coloradans starting to travel more, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and 59 law enforcement agencies across Colorado teamed up for a statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement from July 12-19. A total of 1,695 drivers were cited during the enforcement for either the driver […]

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

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

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE - Prowers County Public Health and Environment - July 29, 2020

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE – Prowers County Public Health and Environment – July 29, 2020

Total of 46 cases, two hospitalizations, zero deaths. OUTBREAKS: Total Current Outbreaks: 1 Sonic, 2 cases, no need to close and no customers linked. Resolved: 1 McDonalds Lamar, 11 cases associated, no customers linked. COVID FAQ’s Q. What events have you approved in the near future? A. Public Health does not approve events. We work […]

Governor Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Governor Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

    “The key to our success continues to be a strong response at the individual and community level. In order to avoid unnecessary loss of life and more economic pain, we are looking to our local governments to lead during this time,” said Governor Jared Polis. “No one wants a major setback and I […]

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Recently published estimates on lesser prairie-chickens from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) indicate good news for the species across its range which includes the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The latest lesser prairie-chicken aerial survey from WAFWA shows that bird population estimates remain […]