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Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

Governor Polis Deploying Colorado National Guard to Washington, D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

DENVER –  Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed an Executive Order activating members of the Colorado National Guard to assist with the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. “Colorado will proudly do our part, joining 40 other states across our great nation in sending members of our National Guard to the nation’s capital for our country’s […]

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

Field Notes of a Colorado Sportsperson

  Trees burned in the Hayman Fire of 2002 stand in stark, black contrast to the surrounding landscape in Teller County. Photo courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife DENVER – The 2020 wildfires in Colorado were historic. Before last summer, the Hayman Fire was, for 18 years, the largest wildfire in Colorado’s recorded history at […]

LUB Starts Work for 2021

LUB Starts Work for 2021

  The Lamar Utilities Board began their 2021 meeting sessions on Tuesday, January 12th continuing to observe pandemic protocols. Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh informed the board of continuing upgrades to sections of the plant including the 5-4kv distribution circuits power protection relays in the plant. The current relays date back to the 1960s. No […]

City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

City Upgrading Council Chambers and North Gateway Park

    The Lamar City Council held its first meeting of 2021 this past Monday, January 11th. City Treasurer, Kristin McCrea noted her findings for the city’s Water/Wastewater fund from 2016 to 2020 which indicated the operating expenditures for four of the past five years have been overspent. Her written report suggested the need to […]

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at approximately 08:55 hours, there was a 10 vehicle crash in a dust storm on Highway 40 just west of Wild Horse, Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol reported Vehicle #1 was travelling west on Highway 40 approximately at milepost 432 when it came upon a vehicle stopped in the west […]

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- […]

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for December 30, 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for December 30, 2020

    There have been 986 COVID-19 cases for Prowers County to date with 47 cumulative hospitalizations and 20 deaths for those people who tested positive for COVID-19. The demographic breakdown shows the highest incidents of the pandemic in the 30-39 age group at 150 cases. The next highest, from ages 60-69 is 140 cases. […]

Gov. Polis and State Public Health Officials Announce First Case of COVID Variant of COVID-19 in Colorado

Gov. Polis and State Public Health Officials Announce First Case of COVID Variant of COVID-19 in Colorado

DENVER – Today, Gov. Polis and state health officials announced Colorado’s first case of the of COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7, the same variant discovered in the UK. The Colorado State Laboratory confirmed and notified the Center for Disease Control (CDC) of the case. The individual is a male in his 20s who is currently in isolation […]

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 […]

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

  The Lamar City Council finished business for 2020 with their final meeting of the year, Monday, December 21st with a reminder that city offices will be closed December 24th and 25th as well as January 1, 2021. City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted the Community Development Block Grant of $900,000 for the administration of funds […]

Toys for Tots Distribution Schedule for 12/24

Toys for Tots Distribution Schedule for 12/24

    The annual Toys for Tots, Food for Families Christmas give-away in Prowers County had to undergo some changes for the pandemic this year. Organizer, Darlene Lopez said gifts and a hot meal will be distributed on Thursday, December 24th in this manner: Holly residents may pick up their gifts and dinner between 9am […]

MEDIA RELEASE - FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MEDIA RELEASE – FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

  We know that this year has been profoundly disappointing for so many; no celebrations, graduations, weddings, funerals, reduced income, isolation, sickness and loss of life. We deeply appreciate you all and all of those in our communities that have sacrificed for the safety of our at-risk and elderly residents. We ask that, for 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 […]

Trooper Tips - What’s around the Bend

Trooper Tips – What’s around the Bend

      I hope everyone has been enjoying the holidays this year. It’s been a hard and difficult year for a lot of people. With that being said, people don’t need anything else sad happening to them. The last thing I want for anyone is to get that knock on the door and being […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Being Administered by PMC and PCDHE per CDC Prioritization

COVID-19 Vaccine Being Administered by PMC and PCDHE per CDC Prioritization

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department now lists 897 cumulative pandemic cases in the county with 38 hospitalizations and 17 deaths as of December 15, 2020. The two age groups most heavily impacted by COVID-19 in Prowers County remains 30-39 and 60-69 years of age with 45 under ten years and […]