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Lamar Community Building & Playgrounds Reopen June 8

Lamar Community Building & Playgrounds Reopen June 8

Lamar, Colorado – Following the Governor’s address on June 2, 2020 and the publication of the new Public Health Order 20-28, The City of Lamar is excited to announce the reopening of the Lamar Community Building and playgrounds to the public. The Lamar Community Building will resume regular business hours beginning June 8, 2020 with […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment COVID Up-Date

Prowers County Public Health & Environment COVID Up-Date

    Statistics received from the Prowers County Public Health & Environment Department show that as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020 there have been a total of 15 cases of coronavirus in Prowers County, two more than the week prior. Only two cases have thus far, required hospitalization and there have been no deaths attributed […]

CWCB May 2020 Drought Outlook

CWCB May 2020 Drought Outlook

  As predicted in last month’s report, snowpack has rapidly declined. Soils are exceptionally dry throughout the southern half of the state and much of the eastern plains. Thus, despite average mountain snowpack, drought conditions have quickly intensified – particularly in the San Luis Valley, Arkansas Valley, and parts of the western slope. Outlooks show […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

  Warm and dry weather interspersed with isolated moisture advanced spring crop development ahead of average gains for this time of year, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, continued hot and windy conditions depleted soil moisture supplies and crop stress from lack of moisture […]

Prowers County Public Health COVID Weekly Update-Variance Request Approved

Prowers County Public Health COVID Weekly Update-Variance Request Approved

    Statistics received from the Prowers County Public health and Environment office show that as of Wednesday, May 27, 2020, there have been a total of 13 cases of coronavirus in Prowers County, two requiring hospitalization. There have been no deaths from the virus in Prowers County. Additional information shows that of the 13 […]

Governor Polis Issues Guidance for Restaurants, Summer Camps and Private Camping

Governor Polis Issues Guidance for Restaurants, Summer Camps and Private Camping

DENVER – Gov, Jared Polis today announced updates to Safer at Home and changes to restaurants, summer camps and private camping. “We are still a long way from returning to normal, but these updates are a step in the right direction because Coloradans are doing a good job so far limiting our social interactions. If […]

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 […]

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 […]

Quick Action by CPW Park Rangers, Employees Averts Destructive Fire

Quick Action by CPW Park Rangers, Employees Averts Destructive Fire

WALSENBURG, Colo. – A small fire that threatened a Great Blue heron nesting habitat on an island on Horseshoe Lake at Lathrop State Park was doused and two suspects apprehended thanks to quick action by park employees and rangers. Off-duty park employee Cameron Chitwood was fishing when he noticed the fire on the island around […]

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 […]

Camping at Colorado State Parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain Closed until Further Notice

Camping at Colorado State Parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain Closed until Further Notice

  DENVER – Camping at Colorado state parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain closed until further notice, as Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) works to implement system-wide safety protocols related to social distancing in campgrounds. Customer, volunteer, and employee safety remain a top priority. CPW is committed to providing park services at the highest […]

City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

City of Lamar Reopens Skate Park

  Lamar, Colorado – The City of Lamar, upon consultation with the Governor’s office, was advised there are no current restrictions that direct the closure of skate parks. Based upon this new information, the City is excited to re-open the Skate Park to the public. This was a cooperative effort between the City of Lamar, […]

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 […]

Municipal Swimming Pool Closed in Responseto the COVID-19 Pandemic

Municipal Swimming Pool Closed in Responseto the COVID-19 Pandemic

  The City of Lamar is committed to follow guidelines set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Governor of the State of Colorado. In compliance with the State of Colorado Safer at Home order​s​, the City of Lamar must close the Municipal Swimming Pool for the 2020 season. The […]