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New Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Prowers County

New Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Prowers County

  PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 10/19/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We appreciate your patience. There are several new developments in our efforts to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic: We are now at 131 cases (we were at 98 a week ago!) Lamar Estates is […]

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today discussed the state’s response to COVID-19 and the state’s plan to distribute the vaccine once one is made available. The Governor was joined by Jill Ryan, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Dr. Eric France, CDPHE, Chief Medical Officer, and Diana Herrero, CDPHE, Interim […]

Prowers County COVID-19 Update as of October 14, 2020

Prowers County COVID-19 Update as of October 14, 2020

  Only one new hospitalization has been registered by the Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department for COVID cases as of Wednesday, October 14th. Three new cases were reported between October 5th and 12th, four cases between September 29th and October 12th. 320 tests have been conducted in the county as of October 12th […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending 10-11-20

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition, Week Ending 10-11-20

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another dry week with above normal temperatures advanced harvest progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Harvest of most spring crops was ahead of average. In northeastern counties, corn for grain harvest progressed although moisture content was still high in several locales. […]

Hemp Production Key Component of Rural Economic Development

Hemp Production Key Component of Rural Economic Development

  DENVER – Gov. Jared Polis and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg have submitted additional comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the Interim Final Rule related to the establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program. USDA solicited additional comments on 12 topics and plans to release the Final Rule in early […]

Mask Wearing to Continue into November Following Executive Order Extension

Mask Wearing to Continue into November Following Executive Order Extension

  Colorado Governor, Jared Polis amended his original executive order regarding the wearing of protective mask coverings to an extra month. The extension will run from October 11th to November 11th. The order read, in part, “We have learned that widespread mask use is a low cost and highly effective way to reduce the spread […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health & Environment

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health & Environment

    95 cumulative cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Prowers County to date with eight hospitalizations and zero deaths. 335 tests have been done between from 9/29-10/05/2020. Positivity rate is <1%. There has been one case of COVID-19 in the past seven days, from September 22 to 29th. One case in the past […]

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition-Week Ending October 4, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition-Week Ending October 4, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Dry conditions across the state last week allowed corn for grain harvest to progress quickly, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Virtually no precipitation was received last week. In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest neared completion and producers continued to seed winter wheat. Sugarbeet […]

Polis Sends Letter to Ag Secretary Requesting Emergency Relief

Polis Sends Letter to Ag Secretary Requesting Emergency Relief

  To: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue From: Jared Polis, Governor, State of Colorado Date: September 28, 2020 RE: Emergency Relief Needed for Colorado Producers Dear Honorable Secretary Perdue, Farmers and ranchers in Colorado are suffering deep financial losses due to persistent drought conditions, extreme weather events, and compounding disasters. Our state’s producers report […]

Covid Restrictions Reduced, Cases Stay Steady from Last Week

Covid Restrictions Reduced, Cases Stay Steady from Last Week

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department released its weekly update showing the Covid cases in the county held firm at 94 from this week to last. There were three cases reported between September 15th and the 29th and zero cases between September 22nd and the 29th. The county is now listed […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending September 27, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week ending September 27, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Overall, conditions were once again warm and dry in the state during the past week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Minor amounts of precipitation were received in some areas, but on average, there were seven days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

    DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife recognizes the contributions of the state’s sportspeople by celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. National Hunting and Fishing Day is observed annually on the fourth Saturday of September, honoring hunters and anglers for their leadership in conserving America’s wildlife and wild places. “For […]

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

      Prowers County Public Health & Environment announces their annual flu shot clinics for 2020. Due to the current situation of COVID 19 and to protect our staff and residents, only drive through flu clinics will be offered. Vaccine will be available for both children and adults including High Dose vaccine, for those […]

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment September 23, 2020 The cumulative total for Prowers County is now at 94 cases with seven hospitalizations and zero deaths. Kiowa County has just posted its first covid case, a sixty-plus year-old female who is under observation at home and is doing well. The Covid cases […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report; Week Ending September 20, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Warm and dry weather persisted last week, allowing good harvest progress of spring crops and hay, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northeastern counties, corn silage harvest picked up quickly due to dry weather and producers were preparing for grain harvest. County […]