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Motels are in the Works

Motels are in the Works

  As the Cow Palace Inn on the west side of North Main Street is currently being refurbished, plans are underway to build a new motel across from it on the east side of North Main, a Best Western Inn and Suites. And there could be another distant future motel project with the city council’s motion […]

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

Prowers County Public Health Scheduling Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinics

      Prowers County Public Health & Environment announces their annual flu shot clinics for 2020. Due to the current situation of COVID 19 and to protect our staff and residents, only drive through flu clinics will be offered. Vaccine will be available for both children and adults including High Dose vaccine, for those […]

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

Municipal Authorities Applying for More Relaxed Covid Restrictions

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment September 23, 2020 The cumulative total for Prowers County is now at 94 cases with seven hospitalizations and zero deaths. Kiowa County has just posted its first covid case, a sixty-plus year-old female who is under observation at home and is doing well. The Covid cases […]

VA Eastern Colorado Free Flu Shot Schedule

VA Eastern Colorado Free Flu Shot Schedule

The VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System is hosting free drive-thru clinics for Veterans across all sites of care. This year during the pandemic, it is more important than ever to get a flu shot. If a veteran is unable to attend a drive-thru clinic, they should speak with their patient aligned care team. Here […]

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

Lamar City Council Opposes LUB Proposed Rate Hike

  The Lamar City Council unanimously voted to adopt Resolution No. 20-09-01 which opposes a basic rate adjustment for Light Plant customers during their September 14th meeting. Prior to the Lamar Utilities Board public hearing on Tuesday, September 29th, regarding a proposed 1.4% electric rate increase for several classes of customers, including residential, the Lamar […]

The Weather is CHANGING

The Weather is CHANGING

Hazardous Weather Outlook-National Weather Service Pueblo CO-1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 1024 AM MDT Mon Sep 7 2020 This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central…east central…south central and southeast Colorado. DAY ONE…Today […]

PCPHE Weekly COVID Update:  September 2, 2020

PCPHE Weekly COVID Update: September 2, 2020

  Total cumulative COVID-19 cases are up to 87 for Prowers County with seven hospitalizations and zero deaths. The age breakdown of cumulative cases shows twelve cases for ten and under age group, eleven each for 10-19 and 20-29, nine each for 30-39, 50-59 and 60-69 with fourteen for 40-49, seven for 70-79 and five […]

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Only September Left for 2020 Census Count

Colorado’s 2020 Census Total Response Rate Exceeds 84%    Denver, CO – Now is the time to be counted in the 2020 Census. Data collection is scheduled to end on September 30 and the Census Bureau is encouraging all Coloradans to respond today.    “It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, […]

Check your voter registration record TODAY!

Check your voter registration record TODAY!

Be sure your information is current and updated! Visit www.govotecolorado.gov NOW to update or even register to vote but do it as soon as possible! Don’t chance a delay in getting your ballot. Colorado ballots will be mailed starting October 9, 2020 so watch for them during the week of October 12-16, 2020 in your […]

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) LAMAR RE-2 SCHOOL DISTRICT ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 08/25/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We will update you as things change and appreciate your patience. Today, we received notification that a Melvin Hendrickson Developmental Center staff member has multiple symptoms of COVID-19 […]

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2020

6,200 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.4% Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in July from 10.6 percent, as revised, in June. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined nine-tenths of a percentage point to 10.2 […]

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

  As of August 18, 2020, the Pine Gulch Fire in Mesa and Garfield Counties has burned over 93,000 acres, making it the third largest fire in Colorado history. The Grizzly Creek Fire in Garfield County has burned over 29,000 acres, forced the closure of Interstate 70, and is threatening critical infrastructure. Grizzly Creek is […]

Armed Robbery, Gunshots, Car Chase-Lamar Police Department

Armed Robbery, Gunshots, Car Chase-Lamar Police Department

August 20, 2020 On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at approximately 4:00 AM, officers responded to the 600 block of North Main Street on a report of an armed robbery. Officers arrived in the area shortly after the call and observed a subject running eastbound across Main Street. After a foot chase, gunshots were exchanged between […]

Prowers County COVID WEEKLY UPDATE as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Prowers County COVID WEEKLY UPDATE as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Cumulative cases are at 70 with four hospitalizations and no deaths. The two week Cumulative Incidence Rate is listed as Very High. Prowers has had 149.03 cases per 100,000 people, or 18 total new cases in the past two weeks. The Two Week Average Positivity rate is listed as High. Prowers has an average positivity […]

Voters Checklist Prior to Election Deadlines and November 3rd

Voters Checklist Prior to Election Deadlines and November 3rd

  Is your voter registration up to date? Is your address correct, did you add a PO Box, or have a name change? If you are not sure about your voter registration information check it out online at the Secretary of State’s Office website: www.govotecolorado.gov or contact the County Clerk’s Office at: election@prowerscounty.net or 719-336-8011 […]