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City of Lamar Adopts Restrictions Due to Recent Pandemic Surge in County

City of Lamar Adopts Restrictions Due to Recent Pandemic Surge in County

      The Prowers County Public Health and Environment department issued a press release on Thursday, October 22nd, stating a death occurred 10/21/2020 associated with COVID-19. The person was a resident of the nursing facility experiencing the outbreak in Lamar. We send our condolences to the family. The process of death investigation to determine […]

Upsurge in COVID-19 in Prowers County--Media Release

Upsurge in COVID-19 in Prowers County–Media Release

    FROM PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN OF GRANADA, TOWN OF HOLLY, TOWN OF WILEY, AND CITY OF LAMAR October 20, 2020 As it has throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prowers County Board of Commissioners, Town of Granada, Town of Holly, Town of Wiley, and City of Lamar shares a commitment to protecting public health […]

Voters: Track Your Ballot

Voters: Track Your Ballot

  Track the status of your individual mail ballot and receive notifications by phone, email or text for the 2020 General Election. Colorado Secretary of State now has a ballot tracking and messaging system for all 64 counties to offer to their citizens. You can sign yourself up at https://colorado.ballottrax.net at any time.  If you have […]

Election Day Information & Guidelines

Election Day Information & Guidelines

  There will be no motor vehicle or real estate recording services provided on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in the Clerk and Recorders office, we’ll only be open for Election transactions from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Also, since the County Courthouse is a Voter Service and Polling Center (VSPC) for elections, starting […]

Equipment Removal Underway at Lamar Light Plant

Equipment Removal Underway at Lamar Light Plant

    The process has begun for the eventual removal of the Lamar Repowering Project along North Second and East Maple Streets in Lamar. For the past two days, a crew has been breaking down the Light Plant’s gas turbine, a five-megawatt Merc 50 unit which was purchased by Quantum Power. They subcontracted the transport […]

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 […]

Annual 9/11 Tribute Observed with Car Rally

Annual 9/11 Tribute Observed with Car Rally

    The current pandemic has caused numerous long-range plans to be curtailed and the annual 9/11 Tribute and Memorial Parade was among the events that had to offer a postponement until next year. Not to say that an observance wasn’t held though. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual event honoring law enforcement, our military […]

New Face Mask Extension to October 12

New Face Mask Extension to October 12

    Colorado Governor Jared Polis, using a series of Executive Orders extended the order requiring the wearing of face masks for anyone over the age of 11 in public places until October 12, 2020, D 2020 190. Polis declared a disaster emergency on March 10, 2020 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in […]

2020 General Election Ballot Information

2020 General Election Ballot Information

  Election Day – November 3, 2020 2020 General Election ballots will be mailed to “ACTIVE” registered electors (voters) during the week of October 12-16, 2020. UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act) ballots will go out no later than Saturday, September 19, 2020. (Military and Citizens living overseas during the election) If an […]

The Weather is CHANGING

The Weather is CHANGING

Hazardous Weather Outlook-National Weather Service Pueblo CO-1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today […]

9/11 Memorial Rally Planned for September 11th

9/11 Memorial Rally Planned for September 11th

    The annual 9/11 and First Responder Tribute Memorial Parade is not being held this year due to COVID-19 concerns for the health and welfare of local residents. It has been re-scheduled for September 12, 2021, but Doug Harbour, organizer of the yearly memorial activities, has announced that a motor rally and parade will […]

Colorado Providing 368 Voting Drop Boxes for November 3 Election

Colorado Providing 368 Voting Drop Boxes for November 3 Election

DENVER, Colo- Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold today announced that Colorado will have 368 ballot drop boxes available to voters statewide for the November 3 election, a significant increase from 2018, when 247 drop boxes were available statewide. “I am happy to announce that over the last two years Colorado has added 121 new […]

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Colorado’s 2020 Census Total Response Rate Exceeds 84%    Denver, CO – Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census. Data collection is scheduled to end on September 30 and the Census Bureau is encouraging all Coloradans to respond today.    “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, […]

State Senator Crowder Honored for Service to Veterans

State Senator Crowder Honored for Service to Veterans

  Sunday, August 23, 2020 Colorado State Senator Crowder received the Marvin Meyers Lifetime achievement award from the UVC (United Veteran Coalition of Colorado) for decades of distinguished service to veterans and veteran causes. “Veterans in rural Colorado are better off today through your efforts as a VSO (Veteran Service Officer). During your past eight […]

Armed Robbery, Gunshots, Car Chase-Lamar Police Department

Armed Robbery, Gunshots, Car Chase-Lamar Police Department

August 20, 2020 On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at approximately 4:00 AM, officers responded to the 600 block of North Main Street on a report of an armed robbery. Officers arrived in the area shortly after the call and observed a subject running eastbound across Main Street. After a foot chase, gunshots were exchanged between […]