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Prowers Medical Center Supports Statewide Mask Mandate

Prowers Medical Center Supports Statewide Mask Mandate

      Lamar, Colorado – July 16, 2020 “Prowers Medical Center supports Colorado’s move to establish a statewide mask mandate,” said Karen Bryant, CEO. “We have learned many things about this virus over the last several months, and we know that it will take a combination of actions to protect ourselves and our community […]

Prowers County Health and Environment COVID-19 Update – 40 Cumulative Total Cases

Prowers County Health and Environment COVID-19 Update – 40 Cumulative Total Cases

      The Prowers County Health Department reports there are seven cases for children ten years and under; 4 cases from 10-19 years of age; 6 cases for 20-29 years; 4 cases for 30-39; 8 cases each for 40-49 and 50-59 and one case each for 60-69; 70-79 and 80 plus.  OUTBREAKS: Total Outbreaks: […]

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

COVID Concerns Cancels State Fair Parade

  The Annual Colorado State Fair Parade, themed “A Walk on the Wild Side” set to take place Saturday, August 29th has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Colorado State Fair Parade is one of the oldest parades in Colorado and is coordinated by the Greater Pueblo Chamber of Commerce and its State Fair […]

33 Cases in Prowers County-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE-PCPHE-July 8, 2020

33 Cases in Prowers County-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE-PCPHE-July 8, 2020

  Out case positivity rate is approximately 5.5% at this time. More than 600 tests have been done. Of the 33 cases in Prowers County, six are under 10 years of age, three are from 10 to 19 years, four are from 20-29, three from 30-39, seven each for 40-49 and 50-59 and one each […]

CDPHE Amends Safer-At-Home Public Health Order for Pro Sports and Bar Closings

CDPHE Amends Safer-At-Home Public Health Order for Pro Sports and Bar Closings

      DENVER, July 1, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an amended Public Health Order 20-28 for the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors phase. The order is effective until July 30. The new guidance and changes are as follows: Professional sports may resume pre-season […]

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

Lamar Library Announces Writing Contest Winners, COVID-19 Restrictions Remain

  The Lamar Library is accepting ten patrons at a time and social distancing will continue to be in place. Reservations are required for most services including use of computers. Your full name, email and phone number will be asked of each patron using the library. Masks will be required to be worn during the […]

COVID Case at Lamar McDonald's

COVID Case at Lamar McDonald’s

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 06/30/2020 As of this morning, a second positive case of COVID-19 was resulted for an employee of McDonald’s in Lamar. The location has been closed for deep cleaning. They are cooperating with our ongoing investigation. No direct increased risk to the public has been […]

PMC Establishing Responses for a Potential Fall Virus Surge

PMC Establishing Responses for a Potential Fall Virus Surge

  Prowers Medical Center continues to deal with COVID-19 on several fronts according to Karen Bryan, Chief Executive Officer. She briefed the Prowers County Commissioners on June 23rd to address some areas as pandemic protocols remain status quo, and discussions are underway to relax some older restrictions at the hospital while still maintaining safety for […]

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State Response to COVID-19

  DENVER – Gov. Polis today provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and was joined by State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy to remind Coloradans about the importance of social distancing and wearing masks, especially with the upcoming 4th of July holiday. “It remains critical that Coloradans continue taking steps to protect themselves […]

Governor Polis Activates Drought Plan and Task Force

Governor Polis Activates Drought Plan and Task Force

Severe Drought Expands Across Southern, Eastern Regions June 23, 2020 (Denver, CO) – Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan this week as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, with severe and extreme drought conditions in 33% […]

To Mask or Not to Mask, That is the Question!

To Mask or Not to Mask, That is the Question!

  While it may not be quite as philosophical as Shakespeare’s “to be or not to be,” I find myself in constant struggle trying to determine whether facemasks are really helping slow the spread of COVID-19. It seems there are experts on both sides. So who do I believe? In fact, I spent 2 ½ […]

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

CDOT Starts Summer Season with Summer Blitz DUI Enforcement Period

  STATEWIDE: For the past four years, the three-month period between June and August has had the highest passenger vehicle fatality total of any other three-month period. To combat impaired driving in the state, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement are back for the Summer Blitz DUI […]

LCC's Innovate & Make Space Coordinated Mask-Making Efforts for SE Colorado

LCC’s Innovate & Make Space Coordinated Mask-Making Efforts for SE Colorado

        (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College (LCC) is home to an Innovate & Make Space (I&MS), where volunteers and seamstresses from 6 counties in southeastern Colorado donated countless hours making masks for community members and healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.  Volunteers from Baca, Kiowa, Bent, Prowers, Crowley and Otero Counties […]

City Council Notes Easing of COVID Requirements

City Council Notes Easing of COVID Requirements

  Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin, began the June 7th city council meeting noting that the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool, after some long deliberations, would be open to the public on Monday, June 15th. “We’ve hired lifeguards that are undergoing training in Holly so they’ll be ready to go along with the concession stands, the pool […]

Lamar Swimming Pool Opens June 15th

Lamar Swimming Pool Opens June 15th

  Lamar, Colorado – Pursuant to the most recent Public Health Order 20-28, the municipal pool will open on June 15, 2020. The municipal swimming pool will open at a limited capacity, and restricted to no more than 50 people at a time. Bathrooms and showers will be open. Frequently touched surfaces, shared objects and […]