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Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Gains Continue

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Gains Continue

    Sales tax revenue remains health for the City of Lamar as the May Sales and Use Tax report shows a 10.61% climb over last year for a $30,812 gain with Use Tax revenues up 26.35% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 11.50% for a gain of $35,782. Total collections for May […]

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 […]

Injury Crash in Bent County

Injury Crash in Bent County

  On Friday, July 3, 2020 at approximately 10:07 am, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle injury crash that occurred on Colorado 50 Highway 50, approximately 1 miles west of Las Animas. A bicycle, ridden by 58 year old Russell Holcomb of Las Animas, was westbound on Colorado Highway 50 in the westbound […]

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 […]

2020 Will be a Dry Year

2020 Will be a Dry Year

  With the end of June marking the half year on the calendar, precipitation reports for southeast Colorado are stark. On June 22, Governor Jared Polis requested activation of Colorado’s Drought Task Force and Phase 2 of the State Drought Mitigation and Response Plan as drought conditions deepen, reaching more than 81% of the state, […]

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 […]

(UPDATED INFORMATION) 8 Killed in Crash near Kit Carson Colorado

(UPDATED INFORMATION) 8 Killed in Crash near Kit Carson Colorado

CHEYENNE COUNTY – On June 26th, 2020 at 4:34 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle crash on Highway 40 near mile post 437.  This location is between Kit Carson and Hugo on Highway 40. A white Ford F-150 pickup towing a boat was westbound on Highway 40.  The pickup passed a semi that was […]

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 […]

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

Lamar Council Details Progress for Funding to Develop Local Economy

    The City of Lamar and other Prowers County communities will receive financial funding through the federally originated Cares Act, designed to aid communities impacted by COVID-19. Funding is allowed by way of population with Prowers County set to receive $1,044,201 which will be divided among the six local governmental entities. Lamar’s population, at […]

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 […]

Primary Ballot Information-/-Instructions

Primary Ballot Information-/-Instructions

Primary ballots will be mailed to active registered voters starting next week (June 8-12).  You can double check your voting status or affiliation by going to www.govotecolorado.gov and do a voter search on your name.  After you have voted your mail-in ballot please drop it the ballot drop box located in the parking lot east […]

Prowers County Public Health & Environment COVID Up-Date

Prowers County Public Health & Environment COVID Up-Date

    Statistics received from the Prowers County Public Health & Environment Department show that as of Wednesday, June 3, 2020 there have been a total of 15 cases of coronavirus in Prowers County, two more than the week prior. Only two cases have thus far, required hospitalization and there have been no deaths attributed […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION WEEK ENDING MAY 31, 2020 AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY

  Warm and dry weather interspersed with isolated moisture advanced spring crop development ahead of average gains for this time of year, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. In northeastern counties, continued hot and windy conditions depleted soil moisture supplies and crop stress from lack of moisture […]