RSSAll Entries in the "Environment" Category

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending August 30, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress & Condition Report, Ending August 30, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Crops continued to mature quickly and barley harvest made good progress last week, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   Northwestern counties received isolated moisture, but overall pasture conditions continued to suffer from lack of consistent precipitation and hot weather. In northeastern counties, scattered […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet September 2 - 3 in virtual meeting

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to meet September 2 – 3 in virtual meeting

  The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will discuss the annual review of regulations related to parks and outdoor recreation lands, as well as passes, permits and registrations. The commission will also consider authorizing the use of a Temporary Authorization Number (TAN) as proof of privilege for most division products for up to 45 days; […]

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment August 26, 2020 OUTBREAKS: Total Current Outbreaks: 2 Prowers County Fair, 5 cases linked. Testing offered to possibly exposed community members. Eagles, 5 cases, closed for cleaning, members and employees linked (4 Prowers, 1 Bent) Resolved: #1. McDonalds Lamar, 11 cases associated, no customers linked. #2. […]

LUB Discusses Dismantling of Portions of Lamar Repowering Project

LUB Discusses Dismantling of Portions of Lamar Repowering Project

      Some movement has begun with the dismantling and removal of portions of the Lamar Repowering Project along North Second and East Maple Streets in Lamar. Buyers had been sought for the Project for several years while the equipment has lain idle even since it was determined the coal-fired plant could not live […]

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) LAMAR RE-2 SCHOOL DISTRICT ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 08/25/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We will update you as things change and appreciate your patience. Today, we received notification that a Melvin Hendrickson Developmental Center staff member has multiple symptoms of COVID-19 […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 23, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 23, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions continued to deteriorate due to extreme heat and worsening drought, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern counties received isolated moisture last week, but was not enough to improve local conditions. A county report indicated producers were noting more failure of non-irrigated crops […]

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

  As of August 18, 2020, the Pine Gulch Fire in Mesa and Garfield Counties has burned over 93,000 acres, making it the third largest fire in Colorado history. The Grizzly Creek Fire in Garfield County has burned over 29,000 acres, forced the closure of Interstate 70, and is threatening critical infrastructure. Grizzly Creek is […]

Prowers County COVID WEEKLY UPDATE as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Prowers County COVID WEEKLY UPDATE as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Cumulative cases are at 70 with four hospitalizations and no deaths. The two week Cumulative Incidence Rate is listed as Very High. Prowers has had 149.03 cases per 100,000 people, or 18 total new cases in the past two weeks. The Two Week Average Positivity rate is listed as High. Prowers has an average positivity […]

Trooper Tips "Always Know Where You’re Going”

Trooper Tips “Always Know Where You’re Going”

  Our vehicles today seem to have everything we can possibly want in them.  We can connect to the internet, talk on our phones through the vehicle’s system, and of course use our GPS.  Doesn’t seem as if there is anything else we could possibly need for a road trip.  But should we give absolute […]

COVID-19 Impacting Lamar Middle School-/-8-18-2020

COVID-19 Impacting Lamar Middle School-/-8-18-2020

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 08/17/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We will update you as things change and appreciate your patience. A Lamar Middle School student, who is a close contact of a COVID-19 positive case, has become ill and testing is pending. Due […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report-Week ending August 16, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report-Week ending August 16, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another extremely dry week across the state last week caused crop and pasture conditions to decline, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northwestern counties, windy and hot weather persisted. Reports indicated rangeland grass production and regrowth greatly diminished without precipitation.  Northeastern counties […]

58 Cumulative COVID-19 Cases for Prowers County, August 12, 2020

58 Cumulative COVID-19 Cases for Prowers County, August 12, 2020

Information received from the Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department as of Wednesday, August 12, 2020 indicates there have been a total of 58 pandemic cases in the county with four hospitalizations and zero deaths. The Two Week Cumulative Incidence Rate is lasted as High as Prowers County has had 66.24 cases per 100,000 […]

County Planning Commission Hears Plans for Housing Project, Holly Transfer Station

County Planning Commission Hears Plans for Housing Project, Holly Transfer Station

    The Town of Holly has settled on a course of action for dealing with refuse, establishing a Roll Off Transfer Station Waste Disposal System near the present landfill site. Holly Town Manager, Michael Tanner, along with Meagan Hillman, Director Prowers County Public Health and Environment, discussed the proposal for a Special Use Permit […]

COVID-19 Update for Lamar Eagles Lodge

COVID-19 Update for Lamar Eagles Lodge

Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) – Press Release – August 11, 2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. A third outbreak has been identified in Prowers County at The Lamar Eagles Lodge. An outbreak is defined as 2 cases in a 14-day period. Currently 5 people have tested positive. 4 are […]

Prowers County Clerk’s Office Regarding COVID-19 Measures

Prowers County Clerk’s Office Regarding COVID-19 Measures

  We can only have 3 customers at a time at our counter to comply with the COVID-19 social distancing rule.   Since facial coverings are required when entering county buildings and offices (effective July 23, 2020) and if you do not have a facial covering please choose one of the following options for the […]