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May Ranch in Lamar Selected for 2021 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®.

May Ranch in Lamar Selected for 2021 Colorado Leopold Conservation Award®.

  The May Ranch is owned and operated by the Dallas and Brenda May family of Prowers County. The conservation practices that the Mays have implemented on their cattle ranch have improved the wildlife habitat, water quality and grass and soil health. The award, given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, recognizes ranchers, farmers, […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 UPDATE-April 21, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 UPDATE-April 21, 2021

    NEWS The Dial 3.0 Public Health Order (PHO) expired last week. The new PHO limits indoor events to max capacity 500. If more than 500 people indoors, PCPHE and CDPHE are to be consulted. 100 or more attendees indoors must social distance and wear face coverings. Outdoor gatherings have no capacity restrictions. You […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition, Week Ending APRIL 18, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition, Week Ending APRIL 18, 2021

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY:   Snow and rain slowed fieldwork in areas last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern counties received snow with good moisture content, boosting soil moisture supplies.   County reports noted winter wheat development was behind in some areas. More moisture is needed […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT from Pueblo NWS

  March Storms Bring Beneficial Moisture to southern Colorado  SYNOPSIS:  Several storm systems moving across the Rockies through the month of March provided beneficial and much needed precipitation to much of south central and southeast Colorado. This is especially true across southeast Colorado, which recorded widespread precipitation amounts of 1 to 2 inches throughout the […]

Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

Changes for State COVID-19 Regulations Expected this Week

  Prowers County was rated Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial. The Dial order is no longer in effect as 0f Thursday, April 15, 2021. On Friday, April 16, 2021 the state issued a new and much less restrictive order. PCPHE will not issue additional more restrictive local orders unless hospitalizations increase significantly. TESTS: 7-day […]

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Colorado Crop and Progress Report for week of April 11, 2021

Colorado Crop and Progress Report for week of April 11, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry and windy weather was prevalent throughout the state last week as spring fieldwork continued, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, planting preparations progressed but soil temperatures remained cold. A county report noted cold temperatures held winter wheat progress back slightly in […]

Prowers County Remains at Level Green Covid Status

    The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment’s weekly Covid update indicates the county remains at Level Green with a seven-day Test Positivity rate of 0.77%, up from 0.36% from the week of March 31st.  There has been only one case of COVID-19 in the past seven days and only two in […]

Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

Mask Mandate Update for Prowers County

  The Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council and the Prowers County Department of Public Health would like to inform the citizens of Prowers County that we are in the Green dial and masks are no longer required, except in the below instances, per the State of Colorado Department of Health.  The updated Executive Order […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 4-2-21

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Week Ending 4-2-21

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Mostly dry conditions allowed fieldwork to continue without delay last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received limited precipitation in areas, but most remained dry. Above normal temperatures were observed. Concerns remained for pasture and range condition if more moisture isn’t […]

New Mask Wearing Guidelines from State Health Officials, April 3, 2021

New Mask Wearing Guidelines from State Health Officials, April 3, 2021

  A mandatory mask-wearing requirement for Colorado first went into effect in July 2020 and recently was amended in Executive Order D 2021 079 on Saturday, April 3, 2021.  The new requirement will expire on May 3rd of this year.  Prowers County is now rated at Level Blue by CDPHE. The updated Executive Order will […]

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

Lamar Police Department Participates in Drug Take-Back Program

  The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on April 24, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is […]

USDA Highlights Prospective Plantings Report for March, 2021

USDA Highlights Prospective Plantings Report for March, 2021

COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS: As of March 1, Colorado growers intend to plant 1.28 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2021, down 140,000 acres, or 10 percent from last year’s plantings, according to the March 1st Agricultural Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Sorghum planting intentions total 410,000 […]

No Change Yet on Statewide Mask Mandate

No Change Yet on Statewide Mask Mandate

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department says that while our Positivity Rate is improving, masks are still required until any new notification has been received. There have been 1,172 Covid cases reported as of March 31st with 76 hospitalizations and 22 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The new […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending March 28, 2021

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending March 28, 2021

AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Spring fieldwork continued last week amid scattered precipitation events, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern and east central counties received isolated moisture that supported soil moisture supplies, but warmer temperatures and high winds were also noted. Producers continued preparing for spring planting. Calving and lambing progressed, supported […]