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Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

Trooper Tips-Don’t Get Swept Away

  With all of the fires Colorado has had over the past few years we are starting to see a real problem with flash flooding affecting our roadways in burn areas.  Recently, I-70 near Glenwood Springs has been shut down multiple times due to mudslides covering the roadway.  I thought this would be a good […]

PCPHE Weekly COVID-19 Update (July 28, 2021) Shows Increase in Test Positivity Rate

PCPHE Weekly COVID-19 Update (July 28, 2021) Shows Increase in Test Positivity Rate

    The seven-day test positivity rate is 3.69% and the goal is <5%. This is up from 0.9% from last week.  There were eight cases in the past seven days and ten cases in the past 14 days. CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are NO current active outbreaks in Prowers County. Demographic breakdown:  the 30-39 age […]

CDOT Launches Campaign REminding Drivers to Lookout for Motorcycles

CDOT Launches Campaign REminding Drivers to Lookout for Motorcycles

    Motorcycle deaths down 18% this year after record number in 2020   STATEWIDE – Following the deadliest year on record for motorcycle riders, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is launching a new campaign, Some Things are Hard to See. Launching today, the campaign recognizes that motorcycles are much smaller than cars and […]

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

Prowers County Public Health Department COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 21, 2021

  The weekly Test Positivity Rate for Prowers County Covid cases is as of July 21st, 0.90%, up from 0.44% last week.  The number of hospitalizations has climbed slightly to 90 with 1,281 cases reported.  There have been two cases in the past two days and four cases reported in the past fourteen days.  There […]

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

Colorado Division of Criminal Justice Publishes Report on Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado

  (LAKEWOOD, Colo.) – The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Office of Research and Statistics has published the latest “Impacts on Marijuana Legalization in Colorado” report, which presents data on marijuana-related topics including crime, impaired driving, hospitalizations, ER visits, usage rates, effects on youth, and more. In 2013, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB 13-283 […]

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

The Colorado State Patrol Urges In-State and Out-of-State Motorists to use Seatbelts

  (COLO) – With pandemic restrictions easing across the country, summer travel was anticipated to be even higher this year. In a proactive measure, Colorado and five surrounding states came together to send a consistent message to motorists – stay buckled no matter how far you are traveling.  These states launched the campaign on Memorial […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment: COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 14, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment: COVID WEEKLY UPDATE, July 14, 2021

    TESTS: The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 0.44% (goal is <5%). This is down from 0.91% 2 weeks ago.  There has been one case in the past seven days and two cases in the past 14 days. CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are NO current active outbreaks in Prowers County! NEWS: WALK-IN VACCINE CLINICS: […]

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

Lamar Marijuana Ballot Questions Approved on First Reading

  Voters in the City of Lamar will have two marijuana-related questions on their November 2, General Election ballot this year.  The Lamar City Council, during their July 12th meeting, presented the two ordinances creating the questions.  One deals with authorization to establish and operate medical and retail marijuana cultivation, manufacturing and testing facilities and […]

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

Governor Polis Ends COVID-19 Health Emergency Order

DENVER – Today, Governor Polis ended the Health Emergency Executive Orders for COVID-19 and rescinded all previous Executive Orders issued due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and signed a Recovery Executive Order to focusing only on those measures related to the State’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic emergency, focusing Colorado’s efforts on building back stronger from […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for July 7, 2021

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for July 7, 2021

    The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 0.91% (goal is <5%). This is down from 1.61% 2 weeks ago. There has been one case in the past seven days and two cases in the pasts fourteen. There are NO current outbreaks in Prowers County. A demographic breakdown by age shows approximately 200 cases […]

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Gov. Polis Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

  Child Support Commission The commission reviews the child support guidelines and is required to issue a report every four years to the Governor and the General Assembly of the results of the review of child support guidelines and any recommended statutory changes. effective July 2, 2021 for a term expiring July 1, 2025: Lanie […]

New Ag Workers Protection Law Signed into Effect for Colorado

New Ag Workers Protection Law Signed into Effect for Colorado

  Colorado’s agricultural industry will soon have new rules aimed at protecting workers under a law that Gov. Jared Polis signed last Friday. SB21-087 will allow agriculture workers to join unions, get paid at least minimum wage, and be eligible for overtime pay. It also requires employers to provide their workers with certain health and […]

Bennet, Hickenlooper Announce $5.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics

Bennet, Hickenlooper Announce $5.7 Million in American Rescue Plan Funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics

    Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper announced $5.7 million in funding for 57 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Colorado from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The funding for RHCs is a part of the Rural Health Clinic […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for June 24, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update for June 24, 2021

    The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 1.61% (goal is <5%). This is unchanged since last week.  There have been four cases in the past seven days and six cases in the past 14 DAYS.  There are NO current outbreaks in Prowers County! As of Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 38.7% of eligible Prowers […]

Lamar Fire and Ambulance Service on Prohibited Fireworks

Lamar Fire and Ambulance Service on Prohibited Fireworks

  The day of our great nation’s independence is almost upon us! With this we would like to recap what fireworks are permissible (and what are not). Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back, and fire them, you may be violating state statutes and city ordinances. Here is […]