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Cases Continue to Climb: PCPHE COVID-19 Update - October 20, 2021

Cases Continue to Climb: PCPHE COVID-19 Update – October 20, 2021

    CURRENT OUTBREAKS: There are current active outbreaks in Prowers County! See  https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19-outbreak-data. It is updated on Wednesdays. PCPHE will announce any outbreaks that put the public at risk. The seven-day average Test Positivity rate has climbed to 11.36% in the past week (goal is <5%). This is up from 6.01%from last week, ending October 13th.  […]

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for October 6th, 2021

COVID-19 Update from PCPHE for October 6th, 2021

    The Prowers County Test Positivity Rate as of October 6, 2021 is 4.9% out of a goal of 5%.  This is down from 9.22% post from last week.  There have been 33 cases in the county in the past seven days with one person having been vaccinated and 65 cases of COVID-19 in […]

City of Lamar Selects New City Administrator

City of Lamar Selects New City Administrator

After an extensive search, the City of Lamar Mayor and City Council have announced that Robert Evans will be the City’s new Administrator. Robert currently serves as City Manager in Willis, Texas, a position he has held since 2019. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council hosted the final candidates for […]

Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

Colorado State Patrol Sees Thousands of Motorists Not Wearing Seatbelts This Summer

  (COLO) – From Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, the Colorado State Patrol, along with state transportation and law enforcement agencies from Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Utah came together with a united message for the State2State. Buckle Up. Campaign. Over the summer Colorado State Troopers issued 4,248 seatbelt citations with the […]

Election Information and Timeline

Election Information and Timeline

  If you have moved and didn’t update your voter registration you could be inactive at this time. Inactive voters will not automatically get a ballot in the mail for this election. Please call the County Clerk’s Office for election information regarding your voting status or go on line to: www.govotecolorado.gov for more information. What […]

Rights of Colorado Voters Enforced

Rights of Colorado Voters Enforced

    In Response to Reported Unofficial Door-to-Door Canvassing of Colorado Voters, the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office Reminds Voters of Their Constitutionally Protected Rights DENVER, Colo– In response to reported unofficial door-to-door canvassing of Colorado voters, the Colorado Secretary of State’s office issued the following reminders to voters: If an individual comes to your […]

Letter to the Editor:  To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

Letter to the Editor: To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

    9/30/2021 As you are aware, the State of Colorado Board of Health issued a statewide mandate requiring the vaccination of all hospital employees. The Board of Directors of Prowers Medical Center never issued such a mandate and had no plans of ever doing so. Last night, a board meeting was held to discuss […]

Meeting with the Mayor on Community Business Creation/Infrastructure Growth

Meeting with the Mayor on Community Business Creation/Infrastructure Growth

    It’s easy enough to take a look at the road construction on Main Street in Lamar and acknowledge, despite the detours, that the street will be an improvement once it’s completed.  There are other areas of development and improvement taking place around the city that doesn’t always meet the eye. Several of these […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Covid Update as of September 29, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment Covid Update as of September 29, 2021

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 9.22% (goal is <5%). This is up from 8.47% from last week.  There have been 32 cases in the past seven days of which two had been vaccinated and 30 were not.  There have been sixty-one cases in the past fourteen days.  The cumulative number of cases […]

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

    The Lamar City Council approved a modification of the incentive package for BriMark Buildings Construction, LLC for the Cobblestone Hotel Development project during their September 27th meeting.  Their attorneys had requested a change from the City and Redevelopment Authority Board regarding the Substantial Completion Date clause, as long as the owner is in […]

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

PCPHE Weekly (September 22, 2021)  COVID-19 Update

    Prowers County Public Health and Environment notes there are now 1,448 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Prowers County with 103 hospitalizations and 25 deaths in people who tested Positive for COVID-19.  All hospitalizations and deaths have been in the unvaccinated population. Modeling shows that an estimated 1 in 40 people are currently infectious […]

City of Lamar Council and Mayoral Elections will be Contested

City of Lamar Council and Mayoral Elections will be Contested

Two names will be placed on the November 2nd, General Election ballot for the City of Lamar.  City Clerk, Linda Williams stated the contests will be for Mayor and Ward lll for City Council.  Nick Lopez will vie with incumbent Kirk Crespin for the two-year seat for Mayor and Mike Bellomy will run against incumbents […]

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

Four Teenagers Killed in 2 Car Crash in Prowers County

  On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:34 p.m., The Colorado State Patrol was notified of a 2 vehicle crash on Highway 287 and Prowers County Road 196 near Wiley, Colorado.  CSP investigators determined a Ford Explorer, occupied by 5 teenagers, was southbound on Highway 287 and made a left turn in front of […]

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

CPW officers find body in pond below Two Butte Reservoir after four-day search

TWO BUTTES, Colo. – Divers recovered a body from deep in a pond behind the dam at the Two Buttes Reservoir State Wildlife Area late Thursday night, ending a four-day search for a missing camper. Colorado Parks and Wildlife initiated a search-and-rescue Monday evening at the wildlife area, 40 miles south of Lamar in far […]

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

Test Positivity Rate in Prowers County Climbs as of August 30th Report

    Although there are no Covid outbreaks in Prowers County, the health department reported an increase in the Test Positivity Rate from last week, up now at 9.58% (goal is <5%). This is up from 5.79% from last week. There have been 28 cases in the past seven days and 45 cases reported in […]