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Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

  5,200 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in February; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.6%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in February at 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point from January to 6.2 percent. Other highlights from the household […]

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

Prowers County Receives Covid Upgrade to Green Level

    Prowers County is now Level GREEN on the dial https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial.  The update was issued by the Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment on Wednesday, March 23, 2021. What does this mean for the county? Restaurants can now open at full capacity. Restrictions are lifted except for: The following businesses and activities […]

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2021

  32,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in January; Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.6%   Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased in January to 6.6 percent from the revised December rate of 6.9 percent. The national unemployment rate dropped by four-tenths of a percentage point from December […]

Prowers County Rates Yellow Level for COVID-19 Restrictions

Prowers County Rates Yellow Level for COVID-19 Restrictions

Prowers County Dial Change February 5, 2021 – Effective Saturday February 6, 2021 at 9:00 am, Prowers County will move to Level Yellow on the COVID-19 Dial.  The changes can be viewed in detail at covid19.colorado.gov. Highlights: RESTAURANTS: 50% capacity or 50 people (we have no restaurants large enough to go to 150 with 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 […]

COVID-19 Cases Move Prowers to Level Red (Severe Risk)

COVID-19 Cases Move Prowers to Level Red (Severe Risk)

    There have been 124 new pandemic cases in Prowers County since November 11th prompting the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to move the risk factor for Covid from orange to red. Prowers County is one of five with the new designation this week due to the climb in COVID-19 cases. The […]

COVID-19 Update from Prowers County Public Health & Environment

COVID-19 Update from Prowers County Public Health & Environment

    Prowers County has registered 223 cumulative cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon, November 3rd, 2020, according to PCPH&E. There have been 12 hospitalizations and 11 deaths associated with the pandemic. The county’s Positivity rate is at 17.01%, up from 11.63 the week prior. The goal is a minimum of 5%. 389 tests […]

Unofficial Election Results for the State and Prowers County

Unofficial Election Results for the State and Prowers County

  While it may take some time before the National Presidential Election results are known, Colorado has posted the unofficial tally for contests in the Centennial State from the November 3rd election.   There were 21 candidates on the Colorado ballot for President including a slot for any write-in candidate.  The unofficial tally for Colorado […]

COVID-19 Increasing in Prowers County

COVID-19 Increasing in Prowers County

This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We appreciate your patience.  There are several new developments in our efforts to contain this COVID-19 Pandemic: We are now at 197 cases as of 2:00pm today (October 30, 2020) and now have 8 COVID-19 associated deaths. We are in Safer at Home Level 2. Capacities are reduced […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Prowers County

New Outbreak of COVID-19 Cases in Prowers County

  PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT (PCPHE) PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 10/19/2020 This is a rapidly changing and fluid situation. We appreciate your patience. There are several new developments in our efforts to contain the COVID-19 Pandemic: We are now at 131 cases (we were at 98 a week ago!) Lamar Estates is […]

Up Date-Full Press Release - Polis Issues Executive Order on Masks

Up Date-Full Press Release – Polis Issues Executive Order on Masks

  Governor Polis Announces Statewide Mask Order DENVER – Governor Jared Polis today announced a Statewide mask order, directing Coloradans to wear a face covering while indoors. This Executive Order goes into effect at midnight tonight. The Governor also provided an update on the State’s response to COVID-19.  “Wearing a mask is an easy and […]

CSP Investigates Kiowa County Fatality

CSP Investigates Kiowa County Fatality

On Saturday, May 30, 2020 at approximately 0535 hours, the Colorado State Patrol responded to a single rollover crash. The crash occurred on Kiowa County Road 78 north of Kiowa County Road K, which is approximately 5 miles south of Towner, Colorado. Upon arrival, Troopers determined a Chevrolet Tahoe had traveled off the right side […]