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2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Mental Illness

2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Mental Illness

    This second annual fundraiser, Speak Up about the Silent Illness, sponsored by the Anthony W. LaTour Memorial fund, is set for Saturday, February 27th from 9am to Noon beginning at the downtown Lamar Pocket Park. The $25 registration fee, if paid by January 31st, places your order for a commemorative tee shirt. Free […]

COVID-19 Weekend Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for January 12, 2020

COVID-19 Weekend Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for January 12, 2020

  There are 1,054 cumulative totals for COVID-19 in Prowers County as of 01/12/2021 5pm. These are 21 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has listed Baca County with 212 cases and one death; Bent County with 1,237 cases and 17 deaths; Crowley County with […]

Coloradans Be Wary of COVID VACCINATION SCAMS

Coloradans Be Wary of COVID VACCINATION SCAMS

      Dec. 30, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)—Attorney General Phil Weiser released an advisory warning Coloradans about potential COVID-19 vaccine scams and vowing that the State will enforce laws prohibiting fraudulent or deceptive sales of fake COVID-19 vaccinations and cures. Currently, only two vaccines are FDA-approved, with more anticipated: the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for use […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for December 30, 2020

    There have been 986 COVID-19 cases for Prowers County to date with 47 cumulative hospitalizations and 20 deaths for those people who tested positive for COVID-19. The demographic breakdown shows the highest incidents of the pandemic in the 30-39 age group at 150 cases. The next highest, from ages 60-69 is 140 cases. […]

Gov. Polis and State Public Health Officials Announce First Case of COVID Variant of COVID-19 in Colorado

Gov. Polis and State Public Health Officials Announce First Case of COVID Variant of COVID-19 in Colorado

DENVER – Today, Gov. Polis and state health officials announced Colorado’s first case of the of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the UK. The Colorado State Laboratory confirmed and notified the Center for Disease Control (CDC) of the case. The individual is a male in his 20s who is currently in isolation […]

Prowers County COVID-19 Update for December 23, 2020

Prowers County COVID-19 Update for December 23, 2020

  As of 5pm, December 22, 2020, Prowers County Public Health and Environment noted there had been 948 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported including 46 hospitalizations and 20 deaths for those who tested positive for COVID-19. The two age groups showing the most significant numbers, approximately 140 reported cases are 30-39 and 60-69 years. The […]

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

  The Lamar City Council finished business for 2020 with their final meeting of the year, Monday, December 21st with a reminder that city offices will be closed December 24th and 25th as well as January 1, 2021. City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted the Community Development Block Grant of $900,000 for the administration of funds […]

Governor Polis Announces Paid Family Medical Leave for State Employees

Governor Polis Announces Paid Family Medical Leave for State Employees

        DENVER – Monday, December 21, 2020, Governor Polis announced that effective January 2021, state employees will be eligible for Paid Family Medical Leave program to care for a loved one, welcome a new child into the home, or recover from a serious illness.  “One of the core values of my administration […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at Prowers Medical Center

COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives at Prowers Medical Center

    The first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived today at Prowers Medical Center, according to hospital Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bryant. “The hospital has received 175 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and we expect 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine will also be forthcoming once it has been approved for general distribution by […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Being Administered by PMC and PCDHE per CDC Prioritization

COVID-19 Vaccine Being Administered by PMC and PCDHE per CDC Prioritization

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department now lists 897 cumulative pandemic cases in the county with 38 hospitalizations and 17 deaths as of December 15, 2020. The two age groups most heavily impacted by COVID-19 in Prowers County remains 30-39 and 60-69 years of age with 45 under ten years and […]

Lamar Community College Announces Spring 2021 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Spring 2021 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s spring 2021 semester Safe Return to Campus plan today, while encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to join them in continuing to follow local and state health department suggestions to diminish the spread of COVID-19. “While the COVID-19 pandemic is still having […]

Colorado Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

Colorado Receives First Shipment of COVID-19 Vaccine

  DENVER –   The state of Colorado received its first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine today. Governor Jared Polis personally signed for and received the first shipment of the vaccine this morning at the State Lab in Denver. The Governor was joined by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) staff, CDPHE incident commander […]

State Health Officials Release Tips for Safer Winter Holidays

State Health Officials Release Tips for Safer Winter Holidays

  Virtual Christmas celebration (Dec. 10, 2020): As we approach the winter holidays, it’s important to think about the best ways to keep our loved ones and communities safe during our celebrations. This year is an opportunity to reimagine what togetherness can look like. To help slow the alarming spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department […]

Colorado Distribution Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine

Colorado Distribution Plan for COVID-19 Vaccine

  The first delivery of the Pfizer vaccine will provide 46,800 vaccine doses. These vaccines will go to health care workers who are treating COVID-19 patients. These workers have been on the front lines since the beginning of the pandemic and are directly exposed to COVID-19 as part of their job. Protecting the people who […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment COVID-19 Update

Prowers County Public Health & Environment COVID-19 Update

Prowers County is still listed as Level Red by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment as of December 9, 2020 with 815 cumulative cases and 29 hospitalizations and 15 deaths reported. Those 15 deaths are for those people who tested positive for COVID-19. The county’s positivity rate is 21.68% which is down from 25.44% […]