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CDHS recognizes 25 counties for distinguished performance

CDHS recognizes 25 counties for distinguished performance

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) recently recognized 25 counties with the 2023 C-Stat Distinguished Performance Award. C-Stat is a performance management tool that allows CDHS to better focus on and improve performance outcomes that enhance people’s lives. The Distinguished Performance Award recognizes counties that meet goals for timeliness, safety and accuracy in their […]

Prowers County Commissioners proclaim May 2024 National Mental Health Month

Prowers County Commissioners proclaim May 2024 National Mental Health Month

 

Colorado Farm Bureau Launches Good Neighbor Project for Third Year

Colorado Farm Bureau Launches Good Neighbor Project for Third Year

  Centennial, Colo. – In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month, Colorado Farm Bureau is launching the Good Neighbor Project for the third consecutive year. “The Good Neighbor Project, a vital initiative in our ongoing efforts to address mental health in rural communities, was created to foster connections. The data underscores the urgency of our […]

New medical school coming to University of Northern Colorado as state tries to solve workforce shortages

New medical school coming to University of Northern Colorado as state tries to solve workforce shortages

  An artist’s rendering of University of Northern Colorado’s College of Osteopathic Medicine shows one possibility of the building’s design May 1, 2024. The college will become Colorado’s third medical school and is part of a $247 million legislative package geared toward expanding health care programs at higher education institutions across the state amid a […]

Colorado Ag Commission Approves Avian Influenza Emergency Rule

Colorado Ag Commission Approves Avian Influenza Emergency Rule

  Broomfield, Colo. — Yesterday, the Colorado Agricultural Commission approved, and Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg adopted an emergency rule to help limit the spread of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Colorado. Since the initial detection of HPAI in dairy cattle in March 2024, the virus has spread to dairies in at least nine states, including […]

Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative (SECCI) asks community for financial support

Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative (SECCI) asks community for financial support

  Southeast Colorado Cancer Initiative, or SECCI, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in August of 2001 by survivors and passionate residents of Southeast Colorado, and currently serves the counties of Prowers, Baca, Bent, and Kiowa.  Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals affected by a cancer diagnosis […]

USDA Confirms Detection of Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle in Colorado

USDA Confirms Detection of Avian Influenza in Dairy Cattle in Colorado

State Veterinarian’s Office Monitoring Situation Broomfield, Colo. — Yesterday, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) confirmed a detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in dairy cows in Northeast Colorado. This is the first detection of avian influenza diagnosed in cattle in Colorado. Detections of HPAI in dairy cattle have occurred in eight […]

Prowers County Board of Commissioners Work Session of April 23, 2024

Prowers County Board of Commissioners Work Session of April 23, 2024

  Meagan Hillman, Director of Prowers County Public Health and Environment department, shared with the Board a recent press release from the Colorado Office of Communications regarding a recent sharp increase in congenital syphilis cases.  The State of Colorado is organizing an all-government, comprehensive response to save the lives of babies.  From 2018 to 2023, […]

Prowers County Commissioners Work Session of April 9, 2024

Prowers County Commissioners Work Session of April 9, 2024

    Lamar Community Development Director Anne-Marie Crampton, Lamar Public Works Director Pat Mason and Lamar School Superintendent Dr. Chad Krug met with the Commissioners during its morning work session on April 9 to discuss ways to improve road conditions on 14th St. near the site of the new Thunder Stadium that would be mutually […]

Colorado's EpiPen Cost Cap Proves Tricky to Implement

Colorado’s EpiPen Cost Cap Proves Tricky to Implement

Colorado’s EpiPen cost cap has proven trickier to implement than the state’s limits on insulin expenses, with some families struggling to find a pharmacy that will sell them the medical devices for the required $60. One of the law’s main sponsors and some pharmacies point the finger at manufacturers, who they allege are refusing to […]

DMV and Donor Alliance celebrate National Donate Life Month with third-annual flag-raising ceremony

DMV and Donor Alliance celebrate National Donate Life Month with third-annual flag-raising ceremony

LAKEWOOD – Thursday, April 4, 2024 — A familiar face seen at driver license offices across Colorado shared her heartfelt tribute of receiving the gift of life during a National Donate Life Month flag raising ceremony hosted by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles and Donor Alliance at the Department of Revenue’s main office in […]

Free Naloxone available to the public at Prowers County Courthouse

Free Naloxone available to the public at Prowers County Courthouse

Most people in Prowers County are probably unaware of the availability and easy accessibility of something that could save lives at no cost to them.  Inside the Elm Street entrance to the Prowers County Courthouse is a purple box with a large label reading “Free Naloxone”.   Inside are rows of small white boxes, each containing […]

Bill to Reduce Overdose Deaths, Improve Public Health Clears Committee

Bill to Reduce Overdose Deaths, Improve Public Health Clears Committee

  Legislation would support harm reduction efforts by local public health agencies and expand good faith protections for Coloradans. DENVER, CO – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee today voted to advance Senator Kevin Priola’s, D-Henderson, bill to reduce overdose deaths and improve public health in Colorado. HB24-1037 would support efforts by local public […]

Prowers County Commissioners declare April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Prowers County Commissioners declare April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

The front lawn of the Prowers County Annex is adorned with a large, blue pinwheel in recognition of April being declared as Child Abuse Prevention Month by the Prowers Commissioners. The Prowers County Commissioners recently signed a proclamation declaring April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The proclamation read as follows: WHEREAS, every one of the […]

Prowers County Commissioners Work Session March 19, 2024

Prowers County Commissioners Work Session March 19, 2024

  Pete Hernandez, Director of the Prowers County Consolidated Return Mail Center and Overflow Processing Center in Granada, updated the Commissioners on the new shift work at the centers.  Employees are working 4 or 5 day per week shifts to enable the departments to be open their contracted 7 am – 6 pm hours and […]