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CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Divers recovered a body from deep in a pond behind the dam at the Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area late Thursday night, ending a four-day search for a missing camper. Colorado Parks and Wildlife initiated a search-and-rescue Monday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of Lamar in far […]

Twenty-Six Centennial Farms & Ranches Recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and History Colorado

Twenty-Six Centennial Farms & Ranches Recognized by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and History Colorado

    629 families have now been recognized by the program, which celebrates the powerful history of those who have sustained working farms and ranches for more than 100 years. Twenty-six Colorado families that have owned and operated their farms and ranches for 100 years or more were honored at the 35th annual Centennial Farms […]

Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

    Bryan Jordan from Vista Works, a social media marketing firm first employed by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel three years ago, gave an update on activities for the Lamar City Council during a recent work session. He also made a similar presentation to the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, August 24th. The […]

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

    Although there are no Covid outbreaks in Prowers County, the health department reported an increase in the Test Positivity Rate from last week, up now at 9.58% (goal is <5%). This is up from 5.79% from last week. There have been 28 cases in the past seven days and 45 cases reported in […]

Election Information from Jana Coen, Prowers County Clerk and Recorder

Election Information from Jana Coen, Prowers County Clerk and Recorder

  ELECTION NEWS: Is your registration up to date? Is your address correct or did you add a PO Box, had a name change, want to change your party affiliation? If you are not sure about your voter registration information, check it at www.govotecolorado.gov, contact the County Clerk’s Office at election@prowerscounty.net or call 719-336-8011 for […]

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

Big Boy Train Engine Visits Our Region

    The Union Pacific, “Big Boy” 1941 train engine, #4014, is making the rounds throughout the southwest, including stops for Kit Carson, Hugo and Deer Trail on Sunday, September 5th. If you’re a train enthusiast, you need to view this last of its kind locomotive, capable of hauling major loads up steep, mountainous tracks […]

Secretary of State Proceeds with Lawsuit to Remove Peters as Designated Election Official

Secretary of State Proceeds with Lawsuit to Remove Peters as Designated Election Official

    DENVER, Colo– Today, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold proceeded with a lawsuit to remove Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters as the Designated Election Official (DEO). In the filing, the Office requests that Wayne Williams be appointed as the DEO and Sheila Reiner be appointed as the Director of Elections for […]

Prowers COVID Cases Up Slightly for Week of 8-24-21

Prowers COVID Cases Up Slightly for Week of 8-24-21

  The COVID-19 Delta Variant has been identified in Prowers County.  The sequenced case numbers are updated at: https://covid19.colorado.gov/data.  Sequencing takes several weeks so results are delayed. There are multiple quarantines of school students in Prowers County.  We are absolutely committed to making all the recommendations we can to keep our kids in-person for learning.  […]

Jumper Talked Down from Roof of Prowers County Jail

Jumper Talked Down from Roof of Prowers County Jail

    On Sunday, August 29, 2021 at approximately 1617 hours (4:17pm), a male suicidal subject was discovered on the second story roof of the Prowers County Jail. A Detentions Sergeant had been checking pod when he observed glass falling from a skylight. He tasked detention staff with cleaning up the glass and went to […]

September Snow is Possible in Colorado

September Snow is Possible in Colorado

Chain Law Goes into Effect Wednesday, Sept. 1 (COLO) – With weather forecasts including 80 and 90-degree temperatures on the front range, it’s hard to imagine potential snowfall in Colorado’s high country. Yet, summer snow is not that unusual at higher elevations in our state. That’s why each year, from September 1 to May 31, […]

DUI Enforcement Ramps Up as Summer Winds Down

DUI Enforcement Ramps Up as Summer Winds Down

  36% of traffic fatalities involve a suspected impaired driver STATEWIDE — Summer will soon come to a close, but driving impaired is never in season. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are coming together for a late summer DUI campaign from Aug. 18 to Sept. 6. Additional […]

Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set to Honor Active Military, First Responders, and Veterans

Annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute Set to Honor Active Military, First Responders, and Veterans

  LAMAR, Colorado — The Tri-State 9/11 Tribute, honoring active military, first responders, and veterans, will take place on September 11, 2021, from 10 am to 11 am for the parade and then from 11 am to 6 pm at the Prowers County Fairgrounds in Lamar, Colorado. The event is the brainchild of Doug Harbour, […]

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2021

    Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was little changed in July at 6.1 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate fell five-tenths of a percentage point to 5.4 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,800 in July […]

Covid Update from PCPHE for Week of August 18, 2021

Covid Update from PCPHE for Week of August 18, 2021

    The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Prowers County is at 1,328 with 97 hospitalizations (up 2) and 24 deaths (up 1) as of August 17, 2021 for those who tested positive for Covid-19. The Test Positivity Rate is down slightly from last week’s report at 5.44% with a goal of <5%. There […]

Mesa County Election Equipment Hard Drive Images were Publicly Posted

Mesa County Election Equipment Hard Drive Images were Publicly Posted

Colorado Secretary of State’s Office and DHS Confirms Posting does not Heighten Risk to State or Nation’s Elections DENVER, Colo- The Colorado Department of State has been alerted to and confirmed the release of two hard drive images from Mesa County election servers by election conspiracy theorists. While the investigation is ongoing, it appears these […]