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Prowers Aggregate Donates $100,000 to Kick Start the SE COVID-19 Business Support Fund; Businesses Encouraged to Apply

Prowers Aggregate Donates $100,000 to Kick Start the SE COVID-19 Business Support Fund; Businesses Encouraged to Apply

    Lamar, Colo — The Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development, Inc. (SECED, Inc.), the regional economic development agency representing Baca, Bent, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, announced today it has a major donation to jump start its Business Support Fund project to aid local businesses affected by COVID-19. SECED is now encouraging businesses in […]

Prowers County Has Another New Positive Case of COVID-19 (County COVID Count Climbs to Eight)

Prowers County Has Another New Positive Case of COVID-19 (County COVID Count Climbs to Eight)

Please note that this is a fluid and frequently changing situation! Your patience is appreciated.  Prowers County has a new confirmed positive case of COVID-19. This brings our total to three positive, five probable for a total of 8. Zero deaths and zero hospitalizations have occurred at this time.  • Public health practitioners are investigating. […]

NEW COVID Case Found in Prowers County, Testing for Five More Probables

NEW COVID Case Found in Prowers County, Testing for Five More Probables

PRESS RELEASE 05-02-2020 Prowers County Public Health and Environment  Prowers County Has New Positive Cases of COVID-19  Please note that this is a fluid and frequently changing situation! Your patience is appreciated.  Prowers County has a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 and 5 probable positive cases. This means that the cases meet all the clinical […]

COVID-19 Community Test Site

COVID-19 Community Test Site

Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) is proud to partner with High Plains Community Health Center (HPCHC) and Prowers Medical Center to provide a COVID-19 community testing site to expand community testing in our area. A person should call their PCP if they have these symptoms: Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to […]

Prowers County Hospital District Board Announces Karen Bryant as CEO for Prowers Medical Center

Prowers County Hospital District Board Announces Karen Bryant as CEO for Prowers Medical Center

  LAMAR, COLO. — The Board of Directors for Prowers County Hospital District announced today that Karen Bryant will serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Prowers Medical Center, effective immediately. Bryant previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the health care organization and has served as Interim CEO since September 2019. […]

Guidance for Curbside Delivery

Guidance for Curbside Delivery

  Guidance for Non-Critical Businesses to offer curbside delivery of products. Specifically:   ❑ On-site staffing of Non-Critical Businesses is limited to the minimum number of employees necessary to fill and process orders and to provide curbside delivery, in addition to Minimum Basic Operations. ❑ In no event shall the number of employees permitted at […]

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE-FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE-FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

  On April 27th, the Governor’s Order will change from Stay At Home to SAFER AT HOME Directive. Per the Commissioners: • All County Buildings will have limited access to the General Public through May 12th. Manner in which department business will be conducted is at the Department Head’s discretion. Please call the County Department […]

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

  On Monday, April 27th, the Governor’s Order will change from Stay At Home to SAFER AT HOME Directive. Per the Commissioners: All County Buildings will have limited access to the General Public through May 12th. Manner in which department business will be conducted is at the Department Head’s discretion. Please call the County Department […]

Prowers County Has First Case of COVID-19

Prowers County Has First Case of COVID-19

  Prowers County Public Health and Environment Please note that this is a fluid and frequently changing situation! Your patience is appreciated.  Prowers County has a confirmed case of COVID-19. • Public health practitioners are investigating. • The person has been in isolation since testing was obtained and close contacts have been notified and quarantined. […]

Local Election Results: Granada-Wiley-Holly

Local Election Results: Granada-Wiley-Holly

      Two Prowers County communities conducted municipal elections this past Tuesday, April 7th. Wiley voters approved Ordinance 2019-3 which proposed a 2% municipal sales tax that will generate an estimated $20,200 for general and capital expenses for street maintenance and repairs. The tax on tangible personal property and services will go into effect […]

Prowers County is on a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

Prowers County is on a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order

FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 3/26/2020 You should stay home as much as possible except for critical activities including: •Obtaining food and other household necessities including medicine •Going to and from work if you are a critical employee •Seeking medical care •Caring for dependents or pets •Caring for a vulnerable person in […]

Governor Polis Issues Stay at Home Order (Press Release from PCPHE)

Governor Polis Issues Stay at Home Order (Press Release from PCPHE)

    Colorado Governor Polis issue STAY AT HOME orders effective 0600 hours for Thursday, March 26, 2020. The official order will be released at midnight tonight (Wednesday) and guidance will be available in the morning.   Prowers County Public Health and Environment will issue another release Thursday morning with complete guidance.   Please stay […]

LPD Make Arrest Following Homicide Investigation-March 25, 2020

LPD Make Arrest Following Homicide Investigation-March 25, 2020

  The Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office and the 15th Judicial District Attorney’s Office thoroughly investigated the recent homicide which occurred on March 23, 2020. Continuous and diligent investigative efforts lead to officers being able to identify a male suspect and obtaining an arrest warrant for the individual. The individual was arrested and […]

Gov. Polis: Colorado is Leading by Example and Taking Action to Address COVID-19

Gov. Polis: Colorado is Leading by Example and Taking Action to Address COVID-19

**This has been updated to include CDPHE’s public health order. ***INFORMACIÓN SEGUIDA EN ESPAÑOL*** CENTENNIAL – Gov. Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19. Yesterday he signed an executive order directing all of Colorado’s non-critical employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50 percent. In accordance with the executive order, the Colorado […]

RE-2 District School Information Update

RE-2 District School Information Update

Dear Parents/Guardians:                                                                                    March 19, 2020 Governor Polis issued an executive order on March 18, 2020 suspending in-person instruction at all public and private schools from March 23, 2020 to April 17, 2020. The school district’s original plan to have parents and students pick up educational materials at the schools on March 24th has been cancelled. […]