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Prowers County Commissioners had Full Agenda

Prowers County Commissioners had Full Agenda

    The Prowers County Commissioners met Tuesday, August 9th in routine session and approved various agenda action items through the day before attending the local VA Town Forum held that afternoon at the County SOS Center on East Olive Street. To that end, the commissioners noted in a letter to U.S. Congressman, Michael Bennet, […]

Area Veterans Get Welcome News on Lamar VA Clinic Status

Area Veterans Get Welcome News on Lamar VA Clinic Status

    Mostly in their 60s and 70s, veterans from the Prowers County area attended an afternoon information forum at the County SOS Center last Tuesday, August 9th.  Several information booths were set up in the main meeting room and a self-contained info trailer was providing more brochures in the parking lot for several hours. […]

BoCC Joins High Plains in National Health Center Proclamation

BoCC Joins High Plains in National Health Center Proclamation

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved a proclamation for National Health Center Week, August 4-18 in recognition of the valuable health services provided by High Plains Community Health Center in Lamar. Laurie Dimitt, Vice-President of Human Resources at the Center, along with several providers/employees, were on hand as she read from the proclamation, highlighting […]

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

  Mark Westoff, co- founder of Sangre de Cristo Tiny Homes, met with the Lamar City Council for a work session Monday, August 8th, to discuss regulations concerning establishing tiny homes ordinances in the city.  The council has discussed some ramifications of having the small-sized homes, approximately 400 square feet, within the city limits during […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Notified of Monkeypox Case       

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Notified of Monkeypox Case       

  Monkeypox identified and confirmed in Prowers County   PROWERS COUNTY – On August 4, 2022, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) of a confirmed case of monkeypox. The risk to the general public continues to be low. Meagan Hillman, Director of PCPHE said, […]

High Plains Director Provides Hiring Update for County Commissioners

High Plains Director Provides Hiring Update for County Commissioners

  Gene Sobczak, Interim Executive Director of High Plains Community Health Center, met with the Prowers County Commissioners last Tuesday, providing an update on areas he is addressing at the community health facility. “We are going to conduct some work on the organization in three areas of critical importance, not just High Plains, but other […]

Ribbon Cutting Held for MRI Unit at PMC

Ribbon Cutting Held for MRI Unit at PMC

    “After several years of planning, we’re celebrating the official grand opening of Prowers Medical Center’s MRI unit with our ribbon cutting,” said PMC, Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bryant during the ceremony Wednesday morning, July 27th at the hospital. “This new suite will provide a more comfortable experience for our patients, faster testing times […]

CPW Providing Upgrade to Decontamination Stations

CPW Providing Upgrade to Decontamination Stations

  DENVER – An upgrade to decontamination systems at 27 CPW facilities will lead to better protection for Colorado’s waters and a better experience for boaters during Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) inspections. The ANS program has been utilizing heated power washers for decontamination since its inception in 2008. Starting in 2018, The ANS program began […]

Fungus Linked to Fatal Bat Disease Found in Southeastern Colorado

Fungus Linked to Fatal Bat Disease Found in Southeastern Colorado

  The fungus that causes a disease deadly to bats has been detected for the first time in Colorado.  Laboratory tests conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) was found on a bat captured at Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in Otero County outside of La Junta, Colorado. Pd is an invasive fungus […]

County Adopts Rubbish and Junk Regulations

County Adopts Rubbish and Junk Regulations

    The Prowers County Commissioners and Planning Commission have been working for some time to create an ordinance regulating rubbish and junk accumulations throughout the county.  The commissioners approved the final draft on July 5th.  The regulations were established to compel the removal of rubbish or junk within the unincorporated areas of Prowers County, […]

Safe2Tell Sees Decrease in Report Numbers due to Summer Break

Safe2Tell Sees Decrease in Report Numbers due to Summer Break

(DENVER)—Safe2Tell report volume decreased 76% last month when compared to May, according to the monthly report released today. Historically, the program records significant decreases in report numbers when students are on summer break. In June, the program received 450 reports, and to date for the 2021-22 school year, Safe2Tell has received 19,015 reports. Suicide threats […]

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Guidelines for Rattlesnake Bite

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sharing safety information on rattlesnakes with the public for awareness in an instance a person, or even your dog, is bitten. The messaging comes after a tragic incident where a young child died following a bite from a rattlesnake near Colorado Springs. Why are people bitten and what is the […]

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

CPW Orders Emergency Fish Salvage at Queens Reservoir as Drought Intensifies

  LAMAR, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Monday ordered an emergency public fish salvage at Queens Reservoir about 15 miles north of Lamar in Kiowa County due to declining water levels related to intensifying drought conditions. Queens is a warm water irrigation storage reservoir as part of the Great Plains Reservoir system that […]

COVID-19 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

COVID-19 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

Prowers County moved to MEDIUM Community level by the CDC, per the July 11, 2022 report. Recommended actions based on current level: Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on […]

Lamar Council Discusses Tiny Homes Regulations, Accepts Brownsfield Grant

Lamar Council Discusses Tiny Homes Regulations, Accepts Brownsfield Grant

  The Lamar City Council, under the June 27th consent agenda, approved Ordinance No. 1523 which amends the Lamar Municipal Code, encouraging the residents to enjoy and safely use North Gateway Park.  The body of the ordinance pertains to an off-leash area for dogs at the park and use of a future designated archery range.  […]