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Coronavirus Contact in Southeast Colorado by County

Coronavirus Contact in Southeast Colorado by County

    Colorado had 4,173 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state as of Friday, April 3, according to the state Department of Health. That puts the state in the top 50% on the list of states with the most U.S. coronavirus cases. These cases include people who have tested positive as well as a […]

Holly Trustees Pass Local Disaster Emergency Resolution, Discuss Collection Fees

Holly Trustees Pass Local Disaster Emergency Resolution, Discuss Collection Fees

    The Holly Trustees held their monthly meeting via conference call this past Wednesday, April 1st, due to concerns with COVID-19. The Trustees passed Resolution 2020-4, declaring a Local Disaster Emergency in and for the Town of Holly, Colorado. Town Administrator, Michael Tanner, explained the enactment will help the town qualify for future federal […]

APRIL 3, 2020 - Lamar - Prowers County Public Health

APRIL 3, 2020 – Lamar – Prowers County Public Health

  Prowers County Public Health & Environment (PCPHE) has activated their Departmental Operations Center (DOC) in response to COVID-19 activities.   Currently Prowers County has no positive cases of COVID-19 however in an effort to prepare and best serve the public, PCHPE will be in Incident Command today and in the following days as needed. […]

CPW Warns of False Info on Hunting-Fishing Regs Due to COVID-19

CPW Warns of False Info on Hunting-Fishing Regs Due to COVID-19

  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has noted an increase in false social media posts and prank calls regarding hunting and fishing licenses, parks passes and fee changes on April 1. Any changes to CPW seasons or recreational opportunities will be posted at cpw.state.co.us. DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is receiving an influx of […]

STATE LABOR DEPARTMENT: MORE THAN 60,000 INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FILED MARCH 22-28*

STATE LABOR DEPARTMENT: MORE THAN 60,000 INITIAL UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FILED MARCH 22-28*

(DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced there were 61,583 initial unemployment claims filed the week ending March 28, 2020. This is more than three times the number of initial unemployment claims filed the week ending March 21, 2020, which was 19,745. The initial claims numbers are those weekly claims […]

Lunches Will Still be Served

Lunches Will Still be Served

  Shumae Mestas from Chartwell food service is handing out lunch today at Lamar High School. She drives her car to the front of the building, sets up a table and fills it with bags for the kid’s brown bag lunch, ready to go when people start to arrive. “We prepare 450 sandwiches for the […]

Changes in Prowers County Commodity Distribution for April 14th

Changes in Prowers County Commodity Distribution for April 14th

    Due to the impact of COVID-19 in our communities, the Commodity Foods Distribution will still be held at 8am on Tuesday, April 14th, but with some safeguards for everyone’s health and protection. Darren Glover, TEFAP Coordinator for Prowers County has stated that in April, all sites will have drive-up distribution only. NO Walk-Ups […]

* Lamar VA CLINIC CLOSURE * (for face-to-face appointments)

* Lamar VA CLINIC CLOSURE * (for face-to-face appointments)

  Dear Eastern Colorado Veteran, In an effort to reallocate our resources to ensure that we can provide our Veterans with the safest care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System has made the decision to close the Lamar VA Clinic for all face-to-face appointments beginning April 1, 2020. If you […]

State of Colorado Activates 2-1-1 Colorado to Connect Coloradans with Human Services Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

State of Colorado Activates 2-1-1 Colorado to Connect Coloradans with Human Services Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

  CENTENNIAL (March 26): Today, in partnership with Mile High United Way, the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center activated 2-1-1 Colorado to connect Coloradans with human service resources statewide. Coloradans can reach 2-1-1 Colorado online at 211Colorado.org, by dialing 2-1-1 or texting your Zip Code to 898-211. Do not call 911 for COVID-19 questions unless […]

Colorado Ag Department Response to Stay-at-Home from Commissioner Greenberg

Colorado Ag Department Response to Stay-at-Home from Commissioner Greenberg

Dear Customers & Colleagues, On March 25, 2020, Governor Polis issued a statewide Stay-At-Home Order and CDPHE issued the amended Public Health Order (PHO) 20-24 to implement the Governor’s EO. The order began today, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. It requires all Colorado residents to stay at home whenever possible, except those who work in […]

State Posts some Alterations to Stay-at-Home Order

State Posts some Alterations to Stay-at-Home Order

Colorado Releases Updated Public Health Order to Include Other Critical Services DENVER – Today Gov. Polis and the Department of Public Health and Environment are releasing an updated public health order in accordance with yesterday’s executive order implementing a statewide stay-at-home order.    The public health order was updated to include a number of critical […]

Prowers County is on a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

Prowers County is on a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 3/26/2020 You should stay home as much as possible except for critical activities including: •Obtaining food and other household necessities including medicine •Going to and from work if you are a critical employee •Seeking medical care •Caring for dependents or pets •Caring for a vulnerable person in […]

Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis Announces Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, Provides Update on Colorado Response to COVID-19

***INFORMACIÓN SEGUIDA EN ESPAÑOL*** CENTENNIAL – Today Gov. Polis announced a statewide stay-at-home order beginning on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and will last until April 11, 2020. The Governor also provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and actions taken to limit the spread of the virus.  “Coloradans are living through […]

Governor Polis Issues Stay at Home Order (Press Release from PCPHE)

Governor Polis Issues Stay at Home Order (Press Release from PCPHE)

    Colorado Governor Polis issue STAY AT HOME orders effective 0600 hours for Thursday, March 26, 2020. The official order will be released at midnight tonight (Wednesday) and guidance will be available in the morning.   Prowers County Public Health and Environment will issue another release Thursday morning with complete guidance.   Please stay […]

List/Schedules of Medical Providers for Lamar as of March 24, 2020

List/Schedules of Medical Providers for Lamar as of March 24, 2020

  Lamar Family Dental                 336-7719        Seeing emergencies only Dr. Keith Messersmith               336-9092      Seeing emergencies only – Office closed for regular appointments until April 13 High Plains Dental Clinic          336-8445       Emergencies only and admitting 1 person with a minor patient or adult patient with no attendant PMC Convenient Care Facility 336-4343        Closed till further notice PMC […]