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CDC  COVID-19 Updates

CDC COVID-19 Updates

January 19, 2024 Amount of Respiratory Illness Is Elevated or Increasing in Most Areas of the Country Respiratory Virus Data Channel Weekly Snapshot The amount of respiratory illness (fever plus cough or sore throat) causing people to seek healthcare is elevated or increasing across most areas of the country. CDC’s Respiratory Virus Data Channel provides […]

Sparrow House Victory Garden Offers Nutritional Benefits

    Although the idea for a produce garden had been planned for several years for the Sparrow House Food Pantry at 907 South 3rd Street in Lamar, it took 18 months, donations, volunteer work and some on-the-job training for the garden to come to fruition. Opening day was this past Saturday, September 16th, and […]

Nominating Ballot Petitions Indicate a Crowded Candidate Field for Lamar Council

Nominating Ballot Petitions Indicate a Crowded Candidate Field for Lamar Council

    There may be a crowded field for Lamar City Council elections this November as evidenced by the record request for petitions to be placed on the approaching ballot.  City Clerk, Linda Williams, said out of the fourteen application requests, twelve had been returned to her by the deadline of 4pm, Monday, August 28th.  […]

Lamar’s Arby’s Venture Finds New Backer

Lamar’s Arby’s Venture Finds New Backer

      LVP Food Service Concepts, LLC will become the new principal in the development of an Arby’s franchise restaurant at 1002 North Main in Lamar.  Mayor Kirk Crespin explained the situation during the June 12th city council meeting.  Crespin provided some historic background on how Arbys was considered as a viable venture following […]

PMC New Beginnings Birthing Center Grand Re-opening

  The New Beginnings Birth Center at Prowers Medical Center resumed operations on February 27, 2023 after having been closed for 16 months due to the medical impact of the pandemic, according to Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bryant. Bryant, hospital staff, board members and representatives from the community were present for the June 7th event […]

State Prepared for Transition as Federal Public Health Emergency Expires on May 11

State Prepared for Transition as Federal Public Health Emergency Expires on May 11

  STATEWIDE (May 10, 2023) — As announced in late January, the federal public health emergency declarations for COVID-19 will end on May 11. The State of Colorado has been planning for the end of the pandemic emergency for more than a year, authoring the Roadmap to Moving Forward as a way to navigate the changes. The Roadmap […]

In Prowers County, Colorado, Community Level is High for COVID-19

In Prowers County, Colorado, Community Level is High for COVID-19

  As of Thursday, November 24th, the COVID-19 Ranking for Prowers County was High according to the Center for Disease Control and CDPHE.  This is an increase from Medium from November 16th. Other counties rated as high are Kiowa and Otero, while Bent and Las Animas counties are Medium and Baca County is listed as […]

COVID-19 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

COVID-19 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

Prowers County moved to MEDIUM Community level by the CDC, per the July 11, 2022 report. Recommended actions based on current level: Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID Update for June 23, 2022

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID Update for June 23, 2022

    Prowers County has moved back to LOW Community level by the CDC.  These recommended actions are based on current level. Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others. For further information […]

COVID UPDATE from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

COVID UPDATE from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

  Prowers County moved to Medium Community level by the CDC as of June 17, 2022   Recommended actions based on current level: Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask […]

The Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration Hosting First Public Memorial Day Ceremonies Since 2019.

The Department of Veteran Affairs’ National Cemetery Administration Hosting First Public Memorial Day Ceremonies Since 2019.

  Veterans, families and the public are welcome to attend in-person traditional VA Memorial Day ceremonies held May 28 through May 30 to commemorate the nation’s fallen service members. NCA maintains 155 national cemeteries and 34 soldiers’ lots and monument sites in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The public is invited to attend ceremonies at […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment, May 18, COVID 19 Update

Prowers County Public Health and Environment, May 18, COVID 19 Update

  This is the latest Covid update from the PCPHE office since March 16, 2022.  At that time, there had been 2,719 cases reported with 167 hospitalizations and 48 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19.  As of the May 18th report, the numbers are at 2,727 cases, 170 hospitalizations and 51 deaths. The […]

PMC Board Candidate Forum

PMC Board Candidate Forum

  Voters in the Prowers County Hospital District will cast their ballots for two Prowers Medical Center board members from the eight candidates vying for office.  The election will be held May 3rd.  The term of office is three years.  Norm Arends, the candidate for a one-year term on the board was not opposed. Five […]

LCC Hosting Ribbon Cutting Events

LCC Hosting Ribbon Cutting Events

    Dr. Linda Lujan, Lamar Community College President, issued an invitation to the college on Thursday, April 14th for to celebrate the many new and renovated spaces on the campus. Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting: 11:00   MAP Center Ribbon Cutting – Betz Technology Building; Architect: HGF Architects, Inc., Pueblo CO – Construction Company: Skyler Design […]

PCDPHE, Weekly Covid Update for March 23, 2022 - Zero Cases for Two Weeks

PCDPHE, Weekly Covid Update for March 23, 2022 – Zero Cases for Two Weeks

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reports that for the first time in over a year, there are now Zero COVID-19 cases in the county for the past seven and fourteen days, respectively.  Reported cumulative cases have been steady at 2,719 with 167 hospitalizations and 48 deaths in people who […]