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Atty Gen Weiser Announces $5M Funding for SE CO Housing Project

Atty Gen Weiser Announces $5M Funding for SE CO Housing Project

  Southeastern Colorado community colleges get a $5 million boost from Attorney General’s Office to revitalize rural housing, support trades programs Aug. 26, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.)— Communities in Southeast Colorado have long faced challenges with blighted housing and shortages on available housing stock. This housing shortage is largely due to the age of houses and […]

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

County Health Testing Developmental Center Employee for COVID-19

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) LAMAR RE-2 SCHOOL DISTRICT ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 08/25/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We will update you as things change and appreciate your patience. Today, we received notification that a Melvin Hendrickson Developmental Center staff member has multiple symptoms of COVID-19 […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 23, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report, Week Ending August 23, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Conditions continued to deteriorate due to extreme heat and worsening drought, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Northeastern counties received isolated moisture last week, but was not enough to improve local conditions. A county report indicated producers were noting more failure of non-irrigated crops […]

State Senator Crowder Honored for Service to Veterans

State Senator Crowder Honored for Service to Veterans

  Sunday, August 23, 2020 Colorado State Senator Crowder received the Marvin Meyers Lifetime achievement award from the UVC (United Veteran Coalition of Colorado) for decades of distinguished service to veterans and veteran causes. “Veterans in rural Colorado are better off today through your efforts as a VSO (Veteran Service Officer). During your past eight […]

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

End of summer means the start of the Labor Day DUI enforcement today

  CDOT and BACtrack help Coloradans drink responsibly this Labor Day with 50% off breathalyzers STATEWIDE — As Coloradans prepare to celebrate the end of summer over Labor Day weekend, statewide law enforcement officers are preparing for the Labor Day DUI enforcement period from Aug. 21 – Sept. 8. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), […]

CSP Investigates on Kiowa Highway Fatal for KS Driver

CSP Investigates on Kiowa Highway Fatal for KS Driver

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on Highway 96 approximately 5 miles east of Eads in Kiowa County Colorado. The crash occurred on August 21, 2020 at approximately 1209 PM. A 2003 GMC 1500 pickup was traveling west on Highway 96 near mile marker 182. The driver of the GMC […]

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2020

6,200 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Falls to 7.4% Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in July from 10.6 percent, as revised, in June. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined nine-tenths of a percentage point to 10.2 […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2020 - UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – JULY 2020 – UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.81 billion pounds in July, up 5 percent from the 4.59 billion pounds produced in July 2019. Beef production, at 2.42 billion pounds, was 3 percent above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.92 million head, down 1 percent from July 2019. The average live weight […]

Colorado Approved for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program

Colorado Approved for the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) Program

    (DENVER) – Today, Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced Colorado’s application for the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program was approved and the Department has now begun a system reprogramming effort to administer the new benefits. On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order […]

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

Governor Polis is Ordering Temporary Fire Restrictions

  As of August 18, 2020, the Pine Gulch Fire in Mesa and Garfield Counties has burned over 93,000 acres, making it the third largest fire in Colorado history. The Grizzly Creek Fire in Garfield County has burned over 29,000 acres, forced the closure of Interstate 70, and is threatening critical infrastructure. Grizzly Creek is […]

Armed Robbery, Gunshots, Car Chase-Lamar Police Department

Armed Robbery, Gunshots, Car Chase-Lamar Police Department

August 20, 2020 On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at approximately 4:00 AM, officers responded to the 600 block of North Main Street on a report of an armed robbery. Officers arrived in the area shortly after the call and observed a subject running eastbound across Main Street. After a foot chase, gunshots were exchanged between […]

Prowers County COVID WEEKLY UPDATE as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Prowers County COVID WEEKLY UPDATE as of Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Cumulative cases are at 70 with four hospitalizations and no deaths. The two week Cumulative Incidence Rate is listed as Very High. Prowers has had 149.03 cases per 100,000 people, or 18 total new cases in the past two weeks. The Two Week Average Positivity rate is listed as High. Prowers has an average positivity […]

Trooper Tips "Always Know Where You’re Going”

Trooper Tips “Always Know Where You’re Going”

  Our vehicles today seem to have everything we can possibly want in them.  We can connect to the internet, talk on our phones through the vehicle’s system, and of course use our GPS.  Doesn’t seem as if there is anything else we could possibly need for a road trip.  But should we give absolute […]

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report-Week ending August 16, 2020

Colorado Crop Progress and Condition Report-Week ending August 16, 2020

  AGRICULTURAL SUMMARY: Another extremely dry week across the state last week caused crop and pasture conditions to decline, according to the Mountain Region Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.   In northwestern counties, windy and hot weather persisted. Reports indicated rangeland grass production and regrowth greatly diminished without precipitation.  Northeastern counties […]

Voters Checklist Prior to Election Deadlines and November 3rd

Voters Checklist Prior to Election Deadlines and November 3rd

  Is your voter registration up to date? Is your address correct, did you add a PO Box, or have a name change? If you are not sure about your voter registration information check it out online at the Secretary of State’s Office website: www.govotecolorado.gov or contact the County Clerk’s Office at: election@prowerscounty.net or 719-336-8011 […]