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COVID-19 Climbing in Prowers County; Level 2 Restrictions to be Enacted

COVID-19 Climbing in Prowers County; Level 2 Restrictions to be Enacted

  The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department has reported the county, as of Tuesday afternoon, October 27th, 2020, has 179 cumulative cases of COVID-19, with twelve persons hospitalized and three deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The majority of the total cases are those in the 40-49 age group followed by […]

Lamar Light Plant Approves Colorado Beef Line Extension Request

Lamar Light Plant Approves Colorado Beef Line Extension Request

    Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC (Colorado Beef) has requested a line extension on their property at CR2 and KK in Prowers County. Light Plant Superintendent Houssin Hourieh told the board this will result in a minimum monthly electrical charge based on usage or the cost of the extension, whichever is greater. The agreement […]

Council Approves Infrastructure Funding, Mayor Urges COVID Precautions

Council Approves Infrastructure Funding, Mayor Urges COVID Precautions

  The Lamar City Council had only a few items on its brief agenda this past Monday evening, October 26th. Before business began, Mayor Kirk Crespin noted the recent, dramatic climb in pandemic cases in Prowers County, urging residents to take the necessary steps to maintain covid-related safety measures. “In the last six days, we’ve […]

Pandemic Spreads-CDPHE Issues New Precautions

Pandemic Spreads-CDPHE Issues New Precautions

  All six southeast Colorado counties are listed as those who are limited on gatherings under the “Safer at Home” status. This order affects 59 out of 64 in Colorado. People should not congregate in groups larger than ten and from no more than two separate households. Most recent statistics indicate one third of the […]

CSP - Bent County Fatal Accident

CSP – Bent County Fatal Accident

  On Friday, October 23, 2020 at approximately 0820 hours, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Highway 50. The crash occurred approximately 8 miles east of La Junta Colorado. Troopers determined a Chevrolet Malibu was westbound when the driver lost control and went off the right side of the roadway. The […]

CSP Investigates Two Car Crash north of Wiley on 287

CSP Investigates Two Car Crash north of Wiley on 287

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at approximately 1:55 PM. The crash occurred 9 miles north of Wiley on Colorado 287 in Prowers County. A Black 2013 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by Michael Braeuer (40-year-old male from Austin, TX) was northbound on Colorado Highway […]

COVID Cancels Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament

COVID Cancels Annual Holiday Basketball Tournament

  As much as we would love to see all of you this year, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 edition of the Lamar Holiday Basketball Tournament. There remains too much uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic. Tournament co-director Chad DeBono said, “The history of this tournament spans generations. This is a decision […]

Prowers County Planning Board Reviews Requests for Wind Test Towers

Prowers County Planning Board Reviews Requests for Wind Test Towers

    A Special Use Permit was approved for Wild Horse Wind Project, LLC by the Prowers County Planning Commission Board, following a public hearing on Wednesday, October 21st at the County Annex. Josh Framel, representing the wind farm, explained that three temporary meteorological (MET) towers will be constructed on three sites approximately 14, 15 […]

City of Lamar Adopts Restrictions Due to Recent Pandemic Surge in County

City of Lamar Adopts Restrictions Due to Recent Pandemic Surge in County

      The Prowers County Public Health and Environment department issued a press release on Thursday, October 22nd, stating a death occurred 10/21/2020 associated with COVID-19. The person was a resident of the nursing facility experiencing the outbreak in Lamar. We send our condolences to the family. The process of death investigation to determine […]

COVID Outbreaks Put Prowers County at Risk for a More Restrictive Social-Business Level

COVID Outbreaks Put Prowers County at Risk for a More Restrictive Social-Business Level

  Prowers County Public Health and Environment notes there have been 46 cases of COVID-19 in an outbreak that has impacted Lamar Estates with as many as 35 related cases. The county has noted two current outbreaks. Forty-six cases were noted by the health department between Monday, October 5th and Tuesday, October 20th. Forty-nine cases […]

State Fire Agency Urges Caution as Wildfire Danger Rises

State Fire Agency Urges Caution as Wildfire Danger Rises

October 20, 2020: The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) is encouraging those that live, work, and play in Colorado to be aware of the current fire danger. Fire danger has increased throughout the state due to windy conditions and critically low relative humidity that will continue over the coming days. These weather […]

Upsurge in COVID-19 in Prowers County--Media Release

Upsurge in COVID-19 in Prowers County–Media Release

    FROM PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN OF GRANADA, TOWN OF HOLLY, TOWN OF WILEY, AND CITY OF LAMAR October 20, 2020 As it has throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prowers County Board of Commissioners, Town of Granada, Town of Holly, Town of Wiley, and City of Lamar shares a commitment to protecting public health […]

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

Governor Polis, Public Health Officials Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today discussed the state’s response to COVID-19 and the state’s plan to distribute the vaccine once one is made available. The Governor was joined by Jill Ryan, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Dr. Eric France, CDPHE, Chief Medical Officer, and Diana Herrero, CDPHE, Interim […]

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of "Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day"

CSP Increases Enforcement as Part of “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”

  COLORADO – A proclamation signed by Governor Polis, officially declares October 19, 2020, as “Slow Down, Move Over Awareness Day”. Together with AAA Colorado, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Department of Transportation, and law enforcement agencies across the state are teaming up this weekend in an effort to educate about new changes to this […]

Funding Available for Various Lamar Municipal Projects

Funding Available for Various Lamar Municipal Projects

    The City of Lamar is moving forward with plans to develop recreational outlets for visitors and local residents. Recently Greater Outdoors Colorado informed the city it could use previous grant funding for capital improvement projects. The city now has $656,000 made up from GoCO, the city’s Conservation Trust Fund and Community Partnership contributors. […]