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COVID-19 Cases Decline Another Week in Prowers County

COVID-19 Cases Decline Another Week in Prowers County

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department’s weekly COVID-19 update as of Wednesday, March 3rd, shows the seven day average for the Test Positivity rate is now down to 0.42%, a drop from 0.52% last week. The goal remains at 5% or below. There have been only two cases between February 23rd […]

New Vaccine Qualifiers as of March 5th in Colorado

New Vaccine Qualifiers as of March 5th in Colorado

  DENVER-  Governor Jared Polis provided an update on Colorado’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the State’s efforts to vaccinate Coloradans. During his remarks, Governor Polis was joined by Brigadier General Scott Sherman and CDPHE Incident Commander Scott Bookman. “Equitable distribution of the vaccine is a top priority for Colorado and to continue […]

PMC Board Receives Review for 2020, COVID-19 Update

PMC Board Receives Review for 2020, COVID-19 Update

    The decrease in Covid cases coming in to Prowers Medical Center is corresponding to the latest decrease in the Positivity Test Rate for Prowers County, according to PMC Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bryant. The County is now designated at a Blue Level for cases and the Positivity Rate is currently under 1%, much […]

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

  Beginning today, February 24, 2021, Prowers County is again offering grants to assist small businesses in Prowers County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The grants will be paid from the County’s available allocation of federal relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants are available to assist […]

Prowers County Notes Single Covid Case Over Last Seven Days

Prowers County Notes Single Covid Case Over Last Seven Days

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Prowers County continues to decline according to the February 22nd report issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment.  There was only one new case registered between February 16th and 4pm on the 22nd.  There have been six cases over the past 14 days.  […]

Council Approves Water Deal for Highway 287 Construction

Council Approves Water Deal for Highway 287 Construction

    Several weeks from now, CDOT and Scott Contracting will begin a road improvement project from Savage Avenue, south along Highway 287.  The 3.5-mile-long project will require 3 million gallons of water by the time it’s completed in July.  The construction company is building a batch plant north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course and […]

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

    Prowers County is now operating at the Blue Level regarding the numbers of persons who may congregate at businesses or attend community or retail operations. The County managed to lower the number of related COVID-19 cases to a level in which the county made the official switch from Yellow to Blue Level as […]

New Testing Procedures Become Available:  COVID-19 PCPHE Update for February 10, 2021

New Testing Procedures Become Available: COVID-19 PCPHE Update for February 10, 2021

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department’s February 10, 2021 report notes 1,153 cumulative COVID-19 cases in the county with 61 hospitalizations and 22 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The county’s Positivity Rate for the past two weeks averages at 5.53% which is a fractional increase from last week’s […]

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

      The fate of the Southeast Colorado Regional Airport is up in the air. The need for new operators or a new contract was discussed during the February 8th Lamar City Council meeting. Tanya and Eric McSwan, who have been the fixed base operators at the airport for several years, have asked the […]

Prowers County Rates Yellow Level for COVID-19 Restrictions

Prowers County Rates Yellow Level for COVID-19 Restrictions

Prowers County Dial Change February 5, 2021 – Effective Saturday February 6, 2021 at 9:00 am, Prowers County will move to Level Yellow on the COVID-19 Dial.  The changes can be viewed in detail at covid19.colorado.gov. Highlights: RESTAURANTS: 50% capacity or 50 people (we have no restaurants large enough to go to 150 with the […]

PCPHE COVID-19 Update, February 3, 2021, Positivity Rate Declining

PCPHE COVID-19 Update, February 3, 2021, Positivity Rate Declining

  The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department’s weekly COVID-19 report shows there have been 1,132 cumulative cases as of Wednesday, February 3, 2021. This includes 59 hospitalizations and 22 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The 30-39 age group has shown the most cases at approximately 170, followed by 60-69 years […]

PMC Board Covers 2021 Developments

PMC Board Covers 2021 Developments

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors discussed several projects during their January 27th meeting including a construction update on the nuclear medicine camera laboratory and available funding for the new MRI unit. The completion date for the laboratory should be by the end of March or early April, according to hospital Chief […]

In-Person Business Resumes February 1st at County Offices

In-Person Business Resumes February 1st at County Offices

  In response to Prowers County citizens and businesses remaining dedicated to the safety of our at-risk and elderly residents, the rate of the spread of COVID-19 in Prowers County has slowed. While there have been occasional increases in the overall infection rate, the general COVID-19 spread has decreased since December 2020. Beginning February 1, […]

Weekly PCPHE COVID-19 Update, January 27, 2021

Weekly PCPHE COVID-19 Update, January 27, 2021

    Based on recent testing, the Positivity Rate is continuing to decline in Prowers County. The current rate is 6.85% down from 7.97% last week and 8.37% the week before. The goal is 5% or less. As of January 27th, there have been 1,112 reported cases and 56 hospitalizations with 22 deaths. For January […]

Lamar City Council Discusses Owner Accountability for Vacant Buildings

Lamar City Council Discusses Owner Accountability for Vacant Buildings

      Lamar City Council members discussed an ordinance, suggested by City Administrator, Steve Kil, that can help officials identify the owners of vacant buildings and the level of the structure’s current code compliance. A 2020 report generated by the city indicated there are over 100 residential and commercial properties in Lamar that are […]