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Southeast Colorado Tourist Sites Reopening for Visitors

Southeast Colorado Tourist Sites Reopening for Visitors

    Canyons & Plains, the Southeast Colorado heritage tourism organization, is announcing that many of the major tourist sites in our area are reopening for visitation with the approach of Memorial Day weekend. From visiting Bent’s Old Fort to camping at John Martin Reservoir State Park, opportunities to recreate in southeast Colorado abound. As […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT-May 16 2020

    Severe to Extreme Drought Conditions Expand across South Central and Southeast Colorado Snow packs in the Arkansas and Rio Grande basins were near normal over the past winter. However, that snow was not enough to relieve the on- going drought which developed through the late summer and early fall of 2019, due to […]

UPDATE: Kiowa County Incident-Officer-involved Use of Force on April 9, 2020

UPDATE: Kiowa County Incident-Officer-involved Use of Force on April 9, 2020

  (May 14, 2020, Kiowa County, CO)–The investigation of the April 9, 2020 officer-involved Use of Force is continuing.  The purpose of this release is to provide additional information about the initial timeline of events, the status of the investigation to date, and future steps to anticipate. The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office is committed to a full […]

Near Normal Snowpack Not Enough to Break on-Going Drought Across Southern Colorado

Near Normal Snowpack Not Enough to Break on-Going Drought Across Southern Colorado

      Pueblo, 14 May 2020 – Snow packs in the Arkansas and Rio Grande basins were near normal this year.  That snow was not enough to relieve the on-going drought. Runoff in both basins is expected to be well below normal and looks to be coming early. Warm temperatures and lack of precipitation […]

Election Information: 2020 Primary Election Alerts:

Election Information: 2020 Primary Election Alerts:

June 30, 2020 is the Primary Election. Please be aware that Primary Elections are to select candidates to go on to the November General Election. Voting in a Primary Election can be the deciding vote for an office if there is no one else running for that office. Pursuant to C.R.S. 1-4-105 “No person who […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Reopening State Campgrounds

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Reopening State Campgrounds

        DENVER – At a COVID-19 response update at the state capitol today, Colorado Governor Jared Polis indicated Colorado Parks and Wildlife will begin working to reopen campgrounds at its state parks, phasing in available sites by park in coordination with counties. “Today, I am proud to announce that Colorado State Parks […]

Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy

Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy

      DENVER – Today the Office of State Planning and Budgeting released the May 2020 Economic Forecast showing the impact of COVID-19 on Colorado’s economy. “Just as families across Colorado are tightening their belts because of this pandemic, so is our state. I know this is a difficult time for many hardworking people […]

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in El Paso and Prowers Counties

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Confirmed in El Paso and Prowers Counties

  Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) have confirmed cases of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus type 2 (RHDV2) in feral rabbits near Calhan, CO, about 35 miles northeast of Colorado Springs, and in a cottontail in rural Prowers County. RHDV2 is highly contagious and lethal among […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment--Prowers County Has A New Positive Case of COVID-19

Prowers County Public Health and Environment–Prowers County Has A New Positive Case of COVID-19

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Prowers County Has A New Positive Case of COVID-19 Please note that this is a fluid and frequently changing situation! Your patience is appreciated. Prowers County has a new confirmed positive case of COVID-19. This brings our total to 4 positive, 5 probable for a total of 9. The […]

Prowers Aggregate Donates $100,000 to Kick Start the SE COVID-19 Business Support Fund; Businesses Encouraged to Apply

Prowers Aggregate Donates $100,000 to Kick Start the SE COVID-19 Business Support Fund; Businesses Encouraged to Apply

    Lamar, Colo — The Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, Inc.), the regional economic development agency representing Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, announced today it has a major donation to jump start its Business Support Fund project to aid local businesses affected by COVID-19. SECED is now encouraging businesses in […]

New Tourism Website Showcases Prowers County

New Tourism Website Showcases Prowers County

  Discover Prowers County’s beauty, history, and outdoor recreation on its new tourism website www.VisitProwersCounty.com Lamar, Colorado, May 6, 2020 — The Prowers County Lodging Tax Board, a board of officials charged with promoting tourism in Prowers County in southeastern Colorado, announced the launch of its new website, www.VisitProwersCounty.com, the most comprehensive resource for anyone […]

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

How a COVID-19 Case is Managed by Health Care

      The Prowers Journal contacted Meagan Hillman, Director of Prowers County Public Health and Environment, who replied on HIPAA regulations which outline privacy requirements for patients. (HIPAA-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) is United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. Perhaps it is best […]

Prowers County Has Another New Positive Case of COVID-19 (County COVID Count Climbs to Eight)

Prowers County Has Another New Positive Case of COVID-19 (County COVID Count Climbs to Eight)

Please note that this is a fluid and frequently changing situation! Your patience is appreciated.  Prowers County has a new confirmed positive case of COVID-19. This brings our total to three positive, five probable for a total of 8. Zero deaths and zero hospitalizations have occurred at this time.  • Public health practitioners are investigating. […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Week Ending May 3, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Week Ending May 3, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and dry weather was favorable for spring planting progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Northeastern counties received measurable precipitation in areas which was very welcome. Isolated small hail was also reported. Late-week moisture benefitted winter wheat, but livestock producers […]

PATS-Prowers Area Transit Open for Limited Service

PATS-Prowers Area Transit Open for Limited Service

Prowers Area Transit has reopened as of today, Monday, May 4, 2020, with restrictions. We are only going to Grocery stores: Walmart, Safeway and Farmers Market; We are only going to Pharmacies: Walmart, Safeway and Willow Creek Pharmacy; We are only going to Medical Sites with Appointments: We are only doing 24 hours in advance reservations. […]