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Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update-August 5, 2020

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update-August 5, 2020

  The PCPH&E Department has advised there a cumulative total of 52 COVID-19 cases in Prowers County with three hospitalizations and zero deaths as of August 5, 2020. The two-week cumulative incidence rate is listed as ‘medium’ with 41.4 cases per 100,000 people, or five total new cases in the past two weeks. The two-week […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING AUGUST 2, 2020

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING AUGUST 2, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Much needed rain greened pastures, but also damaged alfalfa in the southern areas of the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, weather reports indicate that over the past week isolated areas received more than one inch of rain with most of […]

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

July 2020 Brought Some Nice and Welcome Rains

    While the first six months of 2020 have been lean as far as rainfall is concerned, July has tried to make up for the lack of moisture with a series of showers through the month that swept across southeastern Colorado. Here are the precipitation results, in inches, for regional counties for the full […]

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

  Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) is proud to partner with Prowers Medical Center and High Plains Community Health Center (HPCHC) to continue to provide a COVID-19 community testing site in our area.  A person should call their healthcare provider if they have any of the following symptoms: Symptoms may appear 2-14 days […]

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE - Prowers County Public Health and Environment - July 29, 2020

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE – Prowers County Public Health and Environment – July 29, 2020

Total of 46 cases, two hospitalizations, zero deaths. OUTBREAKS: Total Current Outbreaks: 1 Sonic, 2 cases, no need to close and no customers linked. Resolved: 1 McDonalds Lamar, 11 cases associated, no customers linked. COVID FAQ’s Q. What events have you approved in the near future? A. Public Health does not approve events. We work […]

Governor Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Governor Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

    “The key to our success continues to be a strong response at the individual and community level. In order to avoid unnecessary loss of life and more economic pain, we are looking to our local governments to lead during this time,” said Governor Jared Polis. “No one wants a major setback and I […]

Colorado Crop Condition Report as of July 26, 2020

Colorado Crop Condition Report as of July 26, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Hot and dry weather pushed winter wheat harvest to completion in several areas across the state last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Statewide, winter wheat harvest was 97 percent complete, compared to 76 percent last year and 88 percent on average. […]

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

Council Begins Progress on Main Café Rehab-Sidewalks and Stage

  The City of Lamar’s Redevelopment Authority approved the Department of Local Affairs REDI Grant application for $122,010 to begin rehabilitating the Main Street Café in Lamar. The city will hire an architectural consultant for the comprehensive plan which includes engineers for the building’s structure as well as plumbing and electrical needs. The city will […]

New Covid-19 Case for Prowers County

New Covid-19 Case for Prowers County

Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) Press Release July 27, 2020 Over the weekend a second positive case of COVID-19 was resulted in an employee of Sonic in Lamar. This person had not been at work for a week. An outbreak is defined as 2 cases in a 14- day period. The 2 cases […]

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Recently published estimates on lesser prairie-chickens from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) indicate good news for the species across its range which includes the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The latest lesser prairie-chicken aerial survey from WAFWA shows that bird population estimates remain […]

Prowers County Health Department COVID-19 Up-date with 45 Cases Reported as of July 22, 2020

Prowers County Health Department COVID-19 Up-date with 45 Cases Reported as of July 22, 2020

Prowers County, as of July 22, 2020 has had 45 total cumulative cases of COVID-19 with two hospitalizations and zero deaths. The demographics of those impacted are seven under 10 years, five from 10-19, six from 20-29, seven from 30-39, eight from 40-49, eight from 50-59, one from 60-69, two from 70-79 and one 80 […]

119th Annual Sand & Sage Round-Up Cowboy Boots and Buckin’ Chutes

119th Annual Sand & Sage Round-Up Cowboy Boots and Buckin’ Chutes

The Sand & Sage Round-Up is on schedule for August 1-8, 2020. The health and safety of the community is and always will be the highest priority in producing the annual fair. In the interest of public health, the fair has regretfully canceled the following events for the safety of all: concert, open classes, carnival, […]

Up Date-Full Press Release - Polis Issues Executive Order on Masks

Up Date-Full Press Release – Polis Issues Executive Order on Masks

  Governor Polis Announces Statewide Mask Order DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today announced a Statewide mask order, directing Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors. This Executive Order goes into effect at midnight tonight. The Governor also provided an update on the State’s response to COVID-19.  “Wearing a mask is an easy and […]

Prowers Medical Center Supports Statewide Mask Mandate

Prowers Medical Center Supports Statewide Mask Mandate

      Lamar, Colorado – July 16, 2020 “Prowers Medical Center supports Colorado’s move to establish a statewide mask mandate,” said Karen Bryant, CEO. “We have learned many things about this virus over the last several months, and we know that it will take a combination of actions to protect ourselves and our community […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING JULY 12, 2020

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING JULY 12, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Winter wheat harvest continued to progress amidst hot and dry conditions last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, winter wheat harvested was 70 percent complete, compared to 19 percent last year and 45 percent on average.   In northwestern counties, crop […]