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STATE LABOR DEPARTMENT: MORE THAN 60,000 INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FILED MARCH 22-28*

STATE LABOR DEPARTMENT: MORE THAN 60,000 INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FILED MARCH 22-28*

(DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced there were 61,583 initial unemployment claims filed the week ending March 28, 2020. This is more than three times the number of initial unemployment claims filed the week ending March 21, 2020, which was 19,745. The initial claims numbers are those weekly claims […]

Changes in Prowers County Commodity Distribution for April 14th

Changes in Prowers County Commodity Distribution for April 14th

    Due to the impact of COVID-19 in our communities, the Commodity Foods Distribution will still be held at 8am on Tuesday, April 14th, but with some safeguards for everyone’s health and protection. Darren Glover, TEFAP Coordinator for Prowers County has stated that in April, all sites will have drive-up distribution only. NO Walk-Ups […]

* Lamar VA CLINIC CLOSURE * (for face-to-face appointments)

* Lamar VA CLINIC CLOSURE * (for face-to-face appointments)

  Dear Eastern Colorado Veteran, In an effort to reallocate our resources to ensure that we can provide our Veterans with the safest care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System has made the decision to close the Lamar VA Clinic for all face-to-face appointments beginning April 1, 2020. If you […]

CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

CSP Investigating Possible Impersonator in S.E. Colorado

The Colorado State Patrol, Otero County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies in Southeast Colorado are currently investigating several reports where motorists have been contacted by a white male driving a dark, possibly black, unmarked Dodge Charger. Several drivers reported they have been asked for papers regarding their authority to drive to their […]

Cattlemen Annual Meeting via Zoom/Virtual Connection

Cattlemen Annual Meeting via Zoom/Virtual Connection

Cattlemen to hold virtual meeting Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association will hold its 151st annual meeting on Saturday, April 4. Due to the coronavirus concerns, the annual meeting, educational panel and industry updates will be on Zoom, said Pres. Amber Freouf of Bristol. The virtual meeting or webinar-style session will begin at 10 a.m. […]

State Posts some Alterations to Stay-at-Home Order

State Posts some Alterations to Stay-at-Home Order

Colorado Releases Updated Public Health Order to Include Other Critical Services DENVER – Today Gov. Polis and the Department of Public Health and Environment are releasing an updated public health order in accordance with yesterday’s executive order implementing a statewide stay-at-home order.    The public health order was updated to include a number of critical […]

Prowers County Clerk's Office Reducing Staff per Stay-at-Home

Prowers County Clerk’s Office Reducing Staff per Stay-at-Home

MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  As a result of the Governor’s STAY-AT-HOME orders, effective 8:30 A.M., Friday, March 27, 2020 Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be operating at 50% staff until April 17, 2020. There will be NO FACE-TO-FACE operations for conducting Prowers County Clerk’s business. The […]

Prowers County is on a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

Prowers County is on a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 3/26/2020 You should stay home as much as possible except for critical activities including: •Obtaining food and other household necessities including medicine •Going to and from work if you are a critical employee •Seeking medical care •Caring for dependents or pets •Caring for a vulnerable person in […]

Governor Polis Issues Stay at Home Order (Press Release from PCPHE)

Governor Polis Issues Stay at Home Order (Press Release from PCPHE)

    Colorado Governor Polis issue STAY AT HOME orders effective 0600 hours for Thursday, March 26, 2020. The official order will be released at midnight tonight (Wednesday) and guidance will be available in the morning.   Prowers County Public Health and Environment will issue another release Thursday morning with complete guidance.   Please stay […]

Gov. Polis: Colorado is Leading by Example and Taking Action to Address COVID-19

Gov. Polis: Colorado is Leading by Example and Taking Action to Address COVID-19

**This has been updated to include CDPHE’s public health order. ***INFORMACIÓN SEGUIDA EN ESPAÑOL*** CENTENNIAL – Gov. Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19. Yesterday he signed an executive order directing all of Colorado’s non-critical employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50 percent. In accordance with the executive order, the Colorado […]

Be Prepared for Drive Thru Testing for Coronavirus-Steps to Follow for Such an Event

Be Prepared for Drive Thru Testing for Coronavirus-Steps to Follow for Such an Event

DENVER, March 20, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is sending testing resources to specific communities that have not yet had testing that will yield vital information about how the disease is spreading. CDPHE is also strongly advising the public: If you have symptoms (fever, cough, and shortness of breath), don’t […]

Colorado Continues to Take Action in Response to COVID-19--Insurance Coverage Becoming Available

Colorado Continues to Take Action in Response to COVID-19–Insurance Coverage Becoming Available

  DENVER – Today Governor Polis announced a number of state actions to address the impact of COVID-19. Actions include a special enrollment period for uninsured Coloradans, executive orders temporarily suspending elective surgeries and reducing in-person contact related to election requirements, and an updated public health order from the Colorado Department of Public Health and […]

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

State extends suspension of downhill ski operations, limits gatherings to no more than 10 people, suspends in-person learning in public & private schools   DENVER – Today Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and announced new executive actions to protect the health and safety of Coloradans. Earlier today at […]

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

    DENVER – Gov. Polis declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The declaration will help ensure resources are available to the state to combat COVID-19. “Our top priority is protecting public health and our vulnerable populations which is why we are taking swift bold action. Our administration’s response will be […]

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

    In an effort to bring first-hand details of the Coronavirus situation to the city’s residents, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin invited Karen Bryant, the Interim CEO from Prowers Medical Center, Eric Niemeyer, CEO of High Plains Community Health Center and the Prowers County Public Health Department to the City Council meeting this past Monday […]