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November General Election Information

November General Election Information

      November 2, 2021 Coordinated Election will be an all mail-in ballot delivery.   Ballots will be mailed to all actively registered electors the week of October 11 – 15, 2021. How do I return my ballot? After receiving your ballot in the mail, you may vote and return it in the return envelope […]

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

    Prowers County Public Health and Environment notes there are now 1,448 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Prowers County with 103 hospitalizations and 25 deaths in people who tested Positive for COVID-19.  All hospitalizations and deaths have been in the unvaccinated population. Modeling shows that an estimated 1 in 40 people are currently infectious […]

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 […]

Trooper Tips - Is It Winter Driving Season Already

Trooper Tips – Is It Winter Driving Season Already

  I guess it’s that time of year to make sure everyone is ready for the impending snow season.  This is mostly a list of making sure you haven’t taken anything out of your vehicles that you may need when you are traveling this winter. Let’s go over the basics.  Are your tires in good […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021

    Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in August to 5.9 percent. This marks the first time since March 2020 that the state’s unemployment rate has been below six percent. The national unemployment rate also declined by two-tenths of a […]

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operation Report - September 2021

Arkansas River Power Authority Business Operation Report – September 2021

  ARPA Board Reviews Preliminary 2022 Budget: A preliminary budget was presented to the ARPA Board of Directors at its August 26 meeting. The budget includes total revenues of $30.4 million, power supply costs of $14.3 million, transmission costs of $3.5 million, A&G costs of $1.4 million, and debt service costs of $8.3 million. This […]

Election Information and Timeline

Election Information and Timeline

  If you have moved and didn’t update your voter registration you could be inactive at this time. Inactive voters will not automatically get a ballot in the mail for this election. Please call the County Clerk’s Office for election information regarding your voting status or go on line to: www.govotecolorado.gov for more information.   […]

The Summer of 2021 Weather Review from National Weather Service-Pueblo

The Summer of 2021 Weather Review from National Weather Service-Pueblo

  Meteorological Summer (June, July and August) of 2021 started out very warm and dry with several high temperature records being set across Colorado through the first half of June, including June 16th when the temperature topped out at 100 degrees in Colorado Springs. This marks only the 10th time on record in which the […]

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

Moving Tribute Ceremonies on 20th Anniversary of 9/11

  The settings at the Prowers County Fairgrounds were familiar to anyone who had attended past Tri-State 9/11 Tributes; the grandstands, the speakers, the Hall of Honor… but this year’s event held a particular poignant atmosphere given that it was highlighted by a call of national and personal reflection with the measurement of 20 years […]

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 […]

Lodging Panel and Fair Board Openings for Prowers County

Lodging Panel and Fair Board Openings for Prowers County

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the nine-member Prowers County Lodging Tax Tourism Panel.  The term will expire in December 2023.  The Colorado Statutes stipulate that directors must be from the tourism industry. […]

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

  On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of […]

COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.51% (goal is <5%). This is down from 9.58% from last week.  There have been fourteen cases in the past seven days and 42 cases in the past fourteen days. Of this week’s positives, 2 were vaccinated, 12 unvaccinated.  ALL of the hospitalizations and deaths in Prowers County […]

Covid Vaccination Rates for Southeast Colorado

Covid Vaccination Rates for Southeast Colorado

    Crowley County has the lowest percentage figures for people having received full COVID-19 vaccinations as of September 7th, according to the CDC and numbers provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The weekly report shows Las Animas County with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated persons at 52.57% of the […]

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

Living Historians at Bent’s Old Fort

  So, who are these people in the funny clothing at history events? Re-enactors, living historians, actors, entertainment; which applies? Depending on the location it might be any of the above, or a little of each. During the Santa Fe Trail bi-Centennial you might encounter numerous people who have committed their time and passions to […]