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Prowers County Moves to Level Orange for Covid Lesser Restrictions

Prowers County Moves to Level Orange for Covid Lesser Restrictions

EFFECTIVE Monday January 4, 2021, Prowers County will be moved to Orange on the dial! The dial and specifics can be found at covid19.colorado.gov. What changes will be most noticeable? PERSONAL GATHERINGS: Up to 10 people from no more than 2 households RESTAURANTS: INDOOR DINING IS BACK! 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever is few- […]

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 […]

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 […]

CPW Seeks Public’s Help Finding Elk Poacher at John Martin Reservoir SWA

CPW Seeks Public’s Help Finding Elk Poacher at John Martin Reservoir SWA

  HASTY, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person who killed two cow elk at the John Martin Reservoir State Wildlife Area and left them to waste.  CPW officers responded to a call on Dec. 13 about two cow elk that had been shot and left in […]

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 […]

Winter Wx Advisory for SE Colorado

Winter Wx Advisory for SE Colorado

  URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – National Weather Service Pueblo CO 603 PM MST Fri Dec 11 2020 Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-Eastern Las Animas County- Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County- 603 PM MST Fri Dec 11 2020 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM […]

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

Prowers County to Extend COVID-19 Business Relief Grant Program

    Beginning today, Prowers County is again offering grants to assist small businesses in Prowers County that have been adversely affected by COVID-19. The grants will be paid from the County’s available allocation of federal relief funds under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Grants are available to assist with payroll, […]

Prowers County Weekly COVID-19 Update as of November 24th, 2020

Prowers County Weekly COVID-19 Update as of November 24th, 2020

  551 cumulative total patients with 15 hospitalizations  and 12 deaths for people who have tested positive for COVID. The majority of cases has 85 patients in the 60-69 age range, followed fractionally, by 50-59 years and at least 25 patients are under the age of 10. TESTS Positivity rate is 27.12%, up from 23.56% last week (goal […]

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

Council and Cobblestone Sign Construction Contract

  The City of Lamar and Cobblestone Development, LLC are moving forward with plans for a franchise motel to be constructed over the next two years. The economic development incentive agreement has been approved and the council authorized Mayor Kirk Crespin to sign during their meeting on November 23rd. The motel project would be located […]

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

FROM PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN OF GRANADA, TOWN OF HOLLY, TOWN OF WILEY, AND CITY OF LAMAR November 20, 2020 The rate of COVID-19 cases is increasing at an alarming rate across much of Colorado and in Prowers County. Beginning Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the State of Colorado has assigned Prowers County […]

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2020

    According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in October at 6.4 percent. The national unemployment rate declined one percentage point from September to 6.9 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by 17,600 in October to 3,138,700. The labor force participation rate rose […]

COVID-19 Cases Move Prowers to Level Red (Severe Risk)

COVID-19 Cases Move Prowers to Level Red (Severe Risk)

    There have been 124 new pandemic cases in Prowers County since November 11th prompting the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to move the risk factor for Covid from orange to red. Prowers County is one of five with the new designation this week due to the climb in COVID-19 cases. The […]

Governor Polis Calls for Return to Level 1 Emergency Response to COVID-19 Increases

Governor Polis Calls for Return to Level 1 Emergency Response to COVID-19 Increases

“I will never give up on Coloradans and I know we have the resolve to do what is necessary to defeat this virus. Cases and hospitalizations have continued rising with over 1100 Coloradans currently hospitalized for COVID,” said Governor Polis. “We simply must do a better job of wearing masks, physically distancing and avoiding social […]

Prowers County Clerk's Office Access by Appointment Only

Prowers County Clerk’s Office Access by Appointment Only

As of November 13, 2020, Prowers County moved to a Level Orange/High Risk of the SAFER AT HOME Directive, therefore the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be restricting public access to our office and will be moving to appointment only beginning Monday, November 16, 2020 due to the rapid increase of COVID cases in […]

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 312 in Prowers County, Now Rated at Level Orange-High Risk

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 312 in Prowers County, Now Rated at Level Orange-High Risk

The majority of cases in the county are in the 40 to 79 years age range. TESTS Positivity rate is 18.77%, up from 17.01% last week (goal is <5%) as of 4pm 11/09/2020. We have added testing days. The state lab is overwhelmed with demand and that has increased the turnaround time. We are changing […]