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Lamar Family Honored by State for Adoption Month

Lamar Family Honored by State for Adoption Month

    In celebration of National Adoption Month and to encourage more Coloradans to adopt from foster care, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) will recognize five adoptive families from across the state in a virtual celebration on Nov. 7. One of the five families being honored lives in Lamar.  Bill and Leilanie Kisamore, […]

State 2020 General Election Turnout Sets Records

State 2020 General Election Turnout Sets Records

DENVER, Colo- Even with ballots still being processed and counted throughout Colorado, it is clear that this is an historic election.  As of 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 4, a total of 3,303,265 ballots have been received into the statewide voter registration system to be processed for tabulation in the 2020 General Election, with more […]

COVID-19 Increasing in Prowers County

COVID-19 Increasing in Prowers County

This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We appreciate your patience.  There are several new developments in our efforts to contain this COVID-19 Pandemic: We are now at 197 cases as of 2:00pm today (October 30, 2020) and now have 8 COVID-19 associated deaths. We are in Safer at Home Level 2. Capacities are reduced […]

Spectacular Spook Night for Moonlight Madness

Spectacular Spook Night for Moonlight Madness

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce will have more details about the winners in the Moonlight Madness event held in Lamar this past Thursday, October 29th. An almost full moon, warm weather, the absence of wind gusts and a need for some safe socialization brought out area residents in droves to the sidewalks of […]

Polis Issuing $375 Unemployment Check to Qualifying Colorado Residents

Polis Issuing $375 Unemployment Check to Qualifying Colorado Residents

Governor’s Executive Order Directs State Labor  Department to Issue One-Time Stimulus  Payments to Eligible UI Claimants.  Many Unemployed Coloradans to Receive $375 Payment Per Executive Order (DENVER) – Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced it would soon begin making one-time stimulus payments of $375 to Coloradans facing economic hardships related to the […]

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 […]