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Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 UPDATE-April 21, 2021

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 UPDATE-April 21, 2021

    NEWS The Dial 3.0 Public Health Order (PHO) expired last week. The new PHO limits indoor events to max capacity 500. If more than 500 people indoors, PCPHE and CDPHE are to be consulted. 100 or more attendees indoors must social distance and wear face coverings. Outdoor gatherings have no capacity restrictions. You […]

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2021

  Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in March, matching the revised February rate of 6.4 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.0 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by […]

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

  5,200 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in February; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.6%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in February at 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point from January to 6.2 percent. Other highlights from the household […]

Coalition of Ag Leaders Forms to Oppose Initiative 16

Coalition of Ag Leaders Forms to Oppose Initiative 16

Files for Rehearing with Title Board CENTENNIAL, Colo – A coalition of state agriculture leaders and their organizations has formed to oppose Initiative 16, a potential 2022 ballot initiative that would ask voters to criminalize commonly accepted veterinary and animal care practices in Colorado. It would also ban the slaughter of livestock that have not yet […]

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

    Prowers County is now Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial.  The update was issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment on Wednesday, March 23, 2021. What does this mean for the county? Restaurants can now open at full capacity. Restrictions are lifted except for: The following businesses and activities […]

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2021

  32,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in January; Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.6%   Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased in January to 6.6 percent from the revised December rate of 6.9 percent. The national unemployment rate dropped by four-tenths of a percentage point from December […]

2020 Statewide Crime Statistics Available

2020 Statewide Crime Statistics Available

  (March 9, 2021—CBI—Lakewood, CO)—The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has posted the 2020 crime data for hundreds of statewide law enforcement agencies through the Colorado Crime Stats website. Some of the highlights from this year’s Colorado Crime Stats report include: 353,528 total crimes reported in Colorado in 2020, reflecting a 3.9% increase from last […]

COVID-19 Cases Decline Another Week in Prowers County

COVID-19 Cases Decline Another Week in Prowers County

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department’s weekly COVID-19 update as of Wednesday, March 3rd, shows the seven day average for the Test Positivity rate is now down to 0.42%, a drop from 0.52% last week. The goal remains at 5% or below. There have been only two cases between February 23rd […]

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges in three counties likely will never legally hunt again in Colorado or 47 other states after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing examiner permanently suspended his hunting privileges.  Iniki Vike Kapu, 28, had been accused by Colorado Parks […]

Chad Krug, Ed.D. Selected as Lamar School District Superintendent

Chad Krug, Ed.D. Selected as Lamar School District Superintendent

  The Lamar School District held interviews of Superintendent Candidates on February 11th and 12th, which also included tours of the district buildings, a community roundtable, and a candidate forum with the Lamar Education Association. Interviews were conducted with four candidate finalists and consisted of three interview committees made up of community representatives, district staff […]

City Making Inquiry into Charter Spectrum Cable Service

City Making Inquiry into Charter Spectrum Cable Service

    Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin and City Attorney Lance Clark are composing a letter of concern to officials at Charter Spectrum, the city’s cable and internet provider. “I’ve received quite a few calls and emails regarding Spectrum’s services which have been interrupted recently and most of the calls I’ve received in the past month […]

Prowers County Notes Single Covid Case Over Last Seven Days

Prowers County Notes Single Covid Case Over Last Seven Days

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Prowers County continues to decline according to the February 22nd report issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment.  There was only one new case registered between February 16th and 4pm on the 22nd.  There have been six cases over the past 14 days.  […]

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

Prowers County, “Feeling Blue and Liking It”

    Prowers County is now operating at the Blue Level regarding the numbers of persons who may congregate at businesses or attend community or retail operations. The County managed to lower the number of related COVID-19 cases to a level in which the county made the official switch from Yellow to Blue Level as […]

Freezing Fire in February

Freezing Fire in February

  Shortly after 9am Saturday, February 13, Lamar Fire and Ambulance responded to a call of a structure fire at the southern end of South 10th Street in Lamar. A storage-type building, which shares the alley east of the Life Center Church, was in flames when the department responded. Details are not available on the […]

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

Future Airport Ownership Discussed by Council

      The fate of the Southeast Colorado Regional Airport is up in the air. The need for new operators or a new contract was discussed during the February 8th Lamar City Council meeting. Tanya and Eric McSwan, who have been the fixed base operators at the airport for several years, have asked the […]