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CDPHE Amends Safer-At-Home Public Health Order for Pro Sports and Bar Closings

CDPHE Amends Safer-At-Home Public Health Order for Pro Sports and Bar Closings

      DENVER, July 1, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an amended Public Health Order 20-28 for the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors phase. The order is effective until July 30. The new guidance and changes are as follows: Professional sports may resume pre-season […]

Governor Polis Issues Guidance for Restaurants, Summer Camps and Private Camping

Governor Polis Issues Guidance for Restaurants, Summer Camps and Private Camping

DENVER – Gov, Jared Polis today announced updates to Safer at Home and changes to restaurants, summer camps and private camping. “We are still a long way from returning to normal, but these updates are a step in the right direction because Coloradans are doing a good job so far limiting our social interactions. If […]

Camping at Colorado State Parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain Closed until Further Notice

Camping at Colorado State Parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain Closed until Further Notice

  DENVER – Camping at Colorado state parks and State Wildlife Areas will remain closed until further notice, as Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) works to implement system-wide safety protocols related to social distancing in campgrounds. Customer, volunteer, and employee safety remain a top priority. CPW is committed to providing park services at the highest […]

Health Officials Caution Against Virus Complacency

Health Officials Caution Against Virus Complacency

    The Prowers County Commissioners conducted their regular April 28th meeting via conference call to determine the safest course of action in light of Governor Polis’, Safer-at-Home regulations which went into effect on April 27th. The new regulations suggest an easing of some COVID-19 restrictions which will help open general, non-essential businesses to the […]

Be Prepared for Drive Thru Testing for Coronavirus-Steps to Follow for Such an Event

Be Prepared for Drive Thru Testing for Coronavirus-Steps to Follow for Such an Event

DENVER, March 20, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is sending testing resources to specific communities that have not yet had testing that will yield vital information about how the disease is spreading. CDPHE is also strongly advising the public: If you have symptoms (fever, cough, and shortness of breath), don’t […]

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

    DENVER – Gov. Polis declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). The declaration will help ensure resources are available to the state to combat COVID-19. “Our top priority is protecting public health and our vulnerable populations which is why we are taking swift bold action. Our administration’s response will be […]

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

Local Health Officials Discuss Coronavirus Impact

    In an effort to bring first-hand details of the Coronavirus situation to the city’s residents, Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin invited Karen Bryant, the Interim CEO from Prowers Medical Center, Eric Niemeyer, CEO of High Plains Community Health Center and the Prowers County Public Health Department to the City Council meeting this past Monday […]

Granada Cancels Trustees Election in April

Granada Cancels Trustees Election in April

    The Granada Trustees passed a resolution during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, February 12th, as the number of candidates equaled the number of open positions. Resolution NO. 2020-002 stated that if there were only candidates for the election to the Town Board for the five offices available and no write-in affidavits of intent had […]

Holly Gets Landfill Extension, Talks Continue

Holly Gets Landfill Extension, Talks Continue

    Holly Trustees were in general acknowledgement after their January meeting, that the town landfill would be closed by April. They decided to postpone awarding a bid to hire a trash collector who would transport residential refuse to an out-of-town landfill, perhaps Lamar or Springfield. The February 5th meeting brought some changes in that, […]

Holly Electric Rates to Remain Unchanged

Holly Electric Rates to Remain Unchanged

    Holly Mayor, Calvin Melcher, cast the tie-breaking vote for Ordinance 530 to prevent the raising of rates and tariffs for municipal electric customers. The four to three split had Trustees Corey Stephens, Jacob Holdren and Joshua Reinert in favor and Larry Sitts, Anthony Moldenhauer and Rod Swisher opposed. The tie was ended with […]

Holly Administrator Search Narrows

Holly Administrator Search Narrows

        The search for a new administrator for the Town of Holly has been narrowed to two candidates. Interim Administrator, Steven Rabe, told the Trustees Monday night, October 2nd, he will contact the two, Edward Patton of Sedgwick, Kansas and Michael Tanner from Barling, Arkansas, to set up interview dates to meet […]

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

    The more trash you recycle, the less goes into your landfill, your water and your planet. A mix of state and local representatives gathered at the Lamar Public Works offices on North Second Street, Wednesday, August 14th, for a brief update on landfill status in Prowers County and the City of Lamar and […]

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

  Many rural communities in southeast Colorado are coming to terms with limited landfill space, coupled with what they term are costly regulations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Granada recently received approval from CDPHE to dig a 300 foot long trench, 55 feet wide and ten feet deep which should give […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

Prowers Economic Prosperity Conducts Monthly Meeting in Wiley

    The PEP board meeting held at the community building in Wiley Tuesday, December 4th, concluded the year-long outreach program in which board members were hosted in Holly, Lamar, Granada and Wiley each quarter of the year. Eric Depperschmidt, Executive Director of the economic development group, outlined the latest progress he has made with […]

Granada Receives Guidance on Golf Carts, Donates to PEP

Granada Receives Guidance on Golf Carts, Donates to PEP

    The Granada Trustees were informed that, according to CIRSA, their risk policy carrier, they bear little liability for after-dark, golf cart accidents on the town’s streets. For several months, the Trustees have attempted to decide on an ordinance that allows residents to drive their golf carts on municipal streets as long as they […]