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Cases Continue to Climb: PCPHE COVID-19 Update - October 20, 2021

Cases Continue to Climb: PCPHE COVID-19 Update – October 20, 2021

    CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are current active outbreaks in Prowers County! See  https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19-outbreak-data. It is updated on Wednesdays. PCPHE will announce any outbreaks that put the public at risk. The seven-day average Test Positivity rate has climbed to 11.36% in the past week (goal is <5%). This is up from 6.01%from last week, ending October 13th.  […]

Questions and Answers: Lamar Council Candidates and Marijuana Forum

Questions and Answers: Lamar Council Candidates and Marijuana Forum

    A Lamar City Council and Mayoral a seat and sales of recreational marijuana and its taxation were the two topics of discussion at a candidate’s forum held Wednesday evening, October 13that the Lamar City Council chambers.  The forum was streamed on the city’s website and broadcast live over KLMR radio. Nick Lopez is […]

Drug Take-Back Event Set for LPD, Saturday, October 23rd

Drug Take-Back Event Set for LPD, Saturday, October 23rd

  The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the […]

COVID-19 Cases Climb in Prowers County

COVID-19 Cases Climb in Prowers County

  COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for Week Ending October 13, 2021 The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment reported the number of COVID-19 cases increased from 1,513 from last week to 1,553 over the past seven days.  Hospitalizations increased from 109 to 113 and deaths remained unchanged at 28. The seven-day Test Positivity […]

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for October 6th, 2021

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for October 6th, 2021

    The Prowers County Test Positivity Rate as of October 6, 2021 is 4.9% out of a goal of 5%.  This is down from 9.22% post from last week.  There have been 33 cases in the county in the past seven days with one person having been vaccinated and 65 cases of COVID-19 in […]

Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

  (COLO) – From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the Colorado State Patrol, along with state transportation and law enforcement agencies from Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah came together with a united message for the State2State. Buckle Up. Campaign. Over the summer Colorado State Troopers issued 4,248 seatbelt citations with the […]

Thrifty Food Plan Re-evaluation Puts Nutrition in Reach for SNAP Participants

Thrifty Food Plan Re-evaluation Puts Nutrition in Reach for SNAP Participants

    More than 42 million of our neighbors rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to feed their families. USDA recently re-evaluated the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP), used to set SNAP benefits, which increased the purchasing power of the plan by 21% for the first time since it was introduced in 1975. As […]

State Vet Confirms Additional Equine West Nile Virus Cases in Multiple Counties

State Vet Confirms Additional Equine West Nile Virus Cases in Multiple Counties

  Broomfield, Colo. — Since the index case of the equine West Nile Virus (WNV) was identified in Colorado on July 30, 2021, horses from multiple Colorado counties have tested positive for WNV. Four additional horses in Weld County, three horses in Adams County, two horses in Boulder County and one horse each in Elbert, […]

PMC Board Hosts Special Meeting on Vaccine Mandates

PMC Board Hosts Special Meeting on Vaccine Mandates

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors heard from over 100 callers and in-person attendees during a special meeting September 29th, held to receive comments and questions from the audience regarding vaccine and health guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado Department of Health. The majority of residents, […]

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk, Speak Up About the Silent Illness, Set for October 9th

3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk, Speak Up About the Silent Illness, Set for October 9th

  On February 27, 2021 the 2nd Annual Anthony W. LaTour, Speak Up about the Silent Illness 5K Run Walk was held in Lamar.  We were unable to have the run in 2020 due to the pandemic but are pleased to announce that recently, Talin Niemeyer was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to attend Brigham Young […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Covid Update as of September 29, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Covid Update as of September 29, 2021

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 9.22% (goal is <5%). This is up from 8.47% from last week.  There have been 32 cases in the past seven days of which two had been vaccinated and 30 were not.  There have been sixty-one cases in the past fourteen days.  The cumulative number of cases […]

Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

Lamar Legacy Hosting National Assisting Living Week, Sept 12-18

  Lamar Legacy Assisted Living will be celebrating National Assisted Living week September 12-September 18, 2021.  The dates for Assisted Living week are no coincidence.  The second Sunday in September is Grandparents Day, which is the kickoff to National Assisted Living Week.  Lamar Legacy has a full schedule of activities planned for the residents and […]

COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.51% (goal is <5%). This is down from 9.58% from last week.  There have been fourteen cases in the past seven days and 42 cases in the past fourteen days. Of this week’s positives, 2 were vaccinated, 12 unvaccinated.  ALL of the hospitalizations and deaths in Prowers County […]

Covid Vaccination Rates for Southeast Colorado

Covid Vaccination Rates for Southeast Colorado

    Crowley County has the lowest percentage figures for people having received full COVID-19 vaccinations as of September 7th, according to the CDC and numbers provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The weekly report shows Las Animas County with the highest percentage of fully vaccinated persons at 52.57% of the […]

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

    Although there are no Covid outbreaks in Prowers County, the health department reported an increase in the Test Positivity Rate from last week, up now at 9.58% (goal is <5%). This is up from 5.79% from last week. There have been 28 cases in the past seven days and 45 cases reported in […]