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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 […]

VA Eastern Colorado Free Flu Shot Schedule

VA Eastern Colorado Free Flu Shot Schedule

The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is hosting free drive-thru clinics for Veterans across all sites of care. This year during the pandemic, it is more important than ever to get a flu shot. If a veteran is unable to attend a drive-thru clinic, they should speak with their patient aligned care team. Here […]

“Something Old, Something New Forever Red-White and Blue”

“Something Old, Something New Forever Red-White and Blue”

    The annual Holly Gateway Fair is open this week with some traditional highlights which include the newer attraction of the Cornhole tournament with registration, Thursday, September 24th, 6pm at the Arena. The event begins at 6:30pm as well as the Swine Show. Friday events include the opening of the gym at 7:30 for […]

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 […]

NWS-Moderate to Exceptional Drought Status for Southern Colorado

NWS-Moderate to Exceptional Drought Status for Southern Colorado

  SYNOPSIS: August was mainly hot and dry across Colorado, with the state as whole experiencing its warmest and fifth driest August on record (126 years). With that said, drought deepened across the state with over 98 percent of Colorado experiencing drought conditions by the end of the month. However, an unseasonably strong and cold […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2020

  Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.7%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent in August from 7.4 percent in July. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined one and eight-tenths of a percentage point to 8.4 percent. Other highlights from the […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2020 COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

  Based on September 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 152.10 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is unchanged from the August 1 forecast and down 5 percent from the 159.90 million […]

21 Candidates for President on the Colorado Ballot. Clerks Office Offers a Sample!

21 Candidates for President on the Colorado Ballot. Clerks Office Offers a Sample!

  Prowers County 2020 General Election Sample Ballots are now posted to the Prowers County Website under Departments and then select Elections. Ballots Styles for this 2020 General Election will be by Precinct Number (Example: PRECT-1, PRECT-2, through PRECT-13 which is associated with your physical address listed on your voter registration record. If you are […]

Holly Makes Progress on Transfer Station

Holly Makes Progress on Transfer Station

    Holly Town Administrator, Michael Tanner, appeared via phone before the Prowers County Planning Commission to request a special use permit for a proposed roll off transfer station waste disposal system. There was no opposition to the request during the commission’s public hearing held on Wednesday, September 16th. Tanner explained the Holly Trustees, during […]

Ag Department Appoints Six New Hemp Advisory Committee Members

Ag Department Appoints Six New Hemp Advisory Committee Members

      Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce the appointment of six new members to the statewide Hemp Advisory Committee under the approval of the Colorado Agricultural Commission. The 10-member committee, established in 2013, advises and assists the Commissioner of Agriculture on matters regarding the regulation of industrial […]

Lamar Utility Board Explores Rate Options

Lamar Utility Board Explores Rate Options

    The Lamar Utility Board spent the better part of their September 15th meeting discussing rate increase options with Andrew Ross, Director of Retail Utility Services and Member Relations from Nebraska Municipal Power Pool, the firm that conducted the rate analysis for a proposed rate increase to take effect January 1, 2021. The proposed […]

General Election Ballot Information

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) […]

Prowers County Elections Ballot Trax Now Available to Voters

Prowers County Elections Ballot Trax Now Available to Voters

    Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold today announced that for the first time, voters in all 64 counties will be able to track the status only of their individual mail ballots for the 2020 General Election with a program offered by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. Voters will be able to receive […]

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

  The Lamar City Council unanimously voted to adopt Resolution No. 20-09-01 which opposes a basic rate adjustment for Light Plant customers during their September 14th meeting. Prior to the Lamar Utilities Board public hearing on Tuesday, September 29th, regarding a proposed 1.4% electric rate increase for several classes of customers, including residential, the Lamar […]

Tax Revenues for Lamar Continue to Gain

Tax Revenues for Lamar Continue to Gain

      City Sales Tax collections for the City of Lamar for this past July increased by 4.82% for an increase of $14,491.47 and Use Tax collections were up 13.56% for a gain of $4,048.71. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 4.65% for a gain over last July of $15,376.54. Year to […]