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58 Cumulative COVID-19 Cases for Prowers County, August 12, 2020

58 Cumulative COVID-19 Cases for Prowers County, August 12, 2020

Information received from the Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department as of Wednesday, August 12, 2020 indicates there have been a total of 58 pandemic cases in the county with four hospitalizations and zero deaths. The Two Week Cumulative Incidence Rate is lasted as High as Prowers County has had 66.24 cases per 100,000 […]

COVID-19 Update for Lamar Eagles Lodge

COVID-19 Update for Lamar Eagles Lodge

Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) – Press Release – August 11, 2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. A third outbreak has been identified in Prowers County at The Lamar Eagles Lodge. An outbreak is defined as 2 cases in a 14-day period. Currently 5 people have tested positive. 4 are […]

Crop Progress and Condition Report Week Ending August 9, 2020

Crop Progress and Condition Report Week Ending August 9, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions continued to worsen across the state last week as hot and dry weather persisted, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Isolated moisture was confined to eastern counties. In northeastern counties, irrigated crops were maturing rapidly. Non-irrigated crop and pasture conditions continued to […]

CSP Investigates Injury Crash for Lamar Resident

CSP Investigates Injury Crash for Lamar Resident

  The Colorado State Patrol responded to a one vehicle injury crash that occurred Thursday, August 6, 2020 on Colorado Highway 50, at approximately milepost 408 . A gray 2002 Ford Explorer was driven by William Elliott, from Lamar, Colorado. The Ford Explorer was east bound at approximately mile marker 408 when it drove off […]

Lamar Chamber Decides to Postpone Annual Oktoberfest to 2021

Lamar Chamber Decides to Postpone Annual Oktoberfest to 2021

I am sorry to tell you the Lamar Chamber of Commerce will not host an Oktoberfest event this year.  With everything that is going on, we thought it was best to just wait till next year and have a huge one. We encourage everyone to go and support your local retailers and businesses. Thank you […]

LAND VALUES AND CASH RENTS for COLORADO and US

LAND VALUES AND CASH RENTS for COLORADO and US

  COLORADO   The 2020 Colorado average farmland real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, was $1,590 per acre. This is an increase of 1.3 percent from 2019 and 1.9 percent from 2018. The average value of cropland was $2,200, up 1.9 percent from 2019. The average […]

Lamar Swimming Pool Stays Open!

Lamar Swimming Pool Stays Open!

  Lamar, Colorado – Due to overwhelming support from the community and in accordance with the Department of Public Health and Environment guidelines, the City of Lamar is excited to announce that the Municipal Swimming Pool will stay open through Labor Day. The Municipal Swimming Pool will open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only beginning August […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update-August 5, 2020

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update-August 5, 2020

  The PCPH&E Department has advised there a cumulative total of 52 COVID-19 cases in Prowers County with three hospitalizations and zero deaths as of August 5, 2020. The two-week cumulative incidence rate is listed as ‘medium’ with 41.4 cases per 100,000 people, or five total new cases in the past two weeks. The two-week […]

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION - WEEK ENDING AUGUST 2, 2020

CROP PROGRESS AND CONDITION – WEEK ENDING AUGUST 2, 2020

    AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Much needed rain greened pastures, but also damaged alfalfa in the southern areas of the state, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Statewide, weather reports indicate that over the past week isolated areas received more than one inch of rain with most of […]

Overview of Back to School for RE-2 School District

Overview of Back to School for RE-2 School District

July 27, 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians: Our current plans for each school will be posted on the individual school websites by Friday, July 31, 2020. The plans are all designed around state and local health guidelines. All students in the fifth through twelfth grade will be required to wear masks, per the governor’s order. The following […]

DoLA Providing $23M in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance, Affordable Housing in July for Colorado

DoLA Providing $23M in Federal Emergency Rental Assistance, Affordable Housing in July for Colorado

      Denver, CO – July 30, 2020 – Up to $19.65M in federal CARES Act funding for emergency rental assistance is now available to property owners on behalf of their tenants through the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) Division of Housing (DOH). In addition, the division awarded $3.27M through the Colorado State […]

Prowers Medical Center Board Gets COVID Update, Discuss Opioid Treatment Program

Prowers Medical Center Board Gets COVID Update, Discuss Opioid Treatment Program

  Prowers Medical Center staff continue to evaluate and adjust their responses to the pandemic scenario in the county and those measures were among the agenda topics during the board of director’s meeting on Wednesday, July 22nd. The COVID-19 Community Testing Protocol and Preparedness Plan was presented to the board for approval by PMC Quality […]

Highway 40 Fatal Near Wild Horse, CSP Investigates

Highway 40 Fatal Near Wild Horse, CSP Investigates

The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 40 near milepost 437 in Cheyenne County, near the town of Wild Horse. A 2016 Volvo Truck with Trailer was westbound on Highway 40 when it crossed the center line and went into the eastbound lane. The 2016 Volvo struck […]

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

Statewide Seat Belt Enforcement Cites 1,695 Drivers for Not Buckling Up

  70 Drivers Cited for Unrestrained Children STATEWIDE — With Coloradans starting to travel more, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and 59 law enforcement agencies across Colorado teamed up for a statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement from July 12-19. A total of 1,695 drivers were cited during the enforcement for either the driver […]

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

Lamar Community College Announces Fall 2020 Safe Return to Campus Plan

  (Lamar, COLO.) – Administrators at Lamar Community College (LCC) announced the college’s fall semester Safe Return to Campus plan this week, while encouraging all faculty, staff, and students to join them in continuing to follow local and state health department suggestions to diminish the spread of COVID-19. “We are excited to welcome students back […]