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COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

COVID-19 September 7, 2021 Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment

  The seven-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.51% (goal is <5%). This is down from 9.58% from last week.  There have been fourteen cases in the past seven days and 42 cases in the past fourteen days. Of this week’s positives, 2 were vaccinated, 12 unvaccinated.  ALL of the hospitalizations and deaths in Prowers County […]

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

New Search for New Administrator, Highway Work Continues

        The City of Lamar will have to wait a longer period until a new city administrator is selected.  Mayor Kirk Crespin reiterated his remarks from an earlier facebook update that no candidate was chosen from the short list of two who visited Lamar recently.  During the Monday evening council meeting on […]

Lamar Rotary Showcases a Young Man with ‘Potential Plus’

Lamar Rotary Showcases a Young Man with ‘Potential Plus’

  The Lamar Rotary hosted a very unique and talented young man during a recent luncheon meeting.  Armaan Gill, an 8th grade student at Lamar Middle School, was invited to discuss his accomplishments regarding his science fair project that had quite a few in the audience wondering how far this young man may succeed in […]

Meagan Hillman, PA, Honored for Her Professional Services to Community

Meagan Hillman, PA, Honored for Her Professional Services to Community

  The Colorado Academy of PAs offered its first PA leader of the year award this year. CAPA board members elected to add this inaugural award to honor PAs in our state that have proven to be collaborative leaders. It was my pleasure to nominate my colleague, and friend, Meagan Hillman, MBA, PA-C for this […]

New Testing Procedures Become Available:  COVID-19 PCPHE Update for February 10, 2021

New Testing Procedures Become Available: COVID-19 PCPHE Update for February 10, 2021

    The Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department’s February 10, 2021 report notes 1,153 cumulative COVID-19 cases in the county with 61 hospitalizations and 22 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The county’s Positivity Rate for the past two weeks averages at 5.53% which is a fractional increase from last week’s […]

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

COVID-19 Community Test Site LOCATION CHANGE

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

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 […]

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 […]

City Council Covers Varied Agenda

City Council Covers Varied Agenda

      The council appointed Roger Stagner as the City of Lamar’s replacement representative to the Arkansas River Power Authority, ARPA. He will replace John Sutherland who resigned his position this past July following his retirement.  Colleen Messersmith was appointed to fill the vacancy on the Lamar Housing Authority Board when the term of […]

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

Adult Health Clinic Reopening in September

    Eric Niemeyer, Executive Director of the High Plains Community Health Center, told the Prowers County Commissioners, construction work on the Adult Clinic off Kendall Drive in Lamar has only a few stages to go through before it will re-open this September. Niemeyer briefed the Commissioners with the latest updates from the Clinic this […]

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

First Steps for the Lamar Loop

    The Lamar Loop is complete. The six year project which involved numerous alternative plans and flexible funding was officially dedicated with ribbon cutting ceremonies this past Saturday, May 4th at 1pm at Willow Creek Park.  Several dozen residents were on hand to enjoy a free hotdog lunch and some snacks from High Plains […]

High Plains Community Health Center Named as ‘Health Care Innovator’ by Gov. Hickenlooper

High Plains Community Health Center Named as ‘Health Care Innovator’ by Gov. Hickenlooper

  High Plains Community Health Center accepted into CO State Innovation Model   Denver – June 2018 – High Plains Community Health Center clinics that include: Holly Clinic, Wiley Clinic, Adult Health Center, Main Clinic, LCC Campus Clinic, and the Pediatric Office were accepted into the Colorado State Innovation Model (SIM), a federally funded, governor’s […]

Construction Projects at HPCHC Nearing Completion

Construction Projects at HPCHC Nearing Completion

    July will be a busy month for High Plains Community Health Center, according to CEO, Eric Niemeyer. He provided a recap on the construction work underway at the campus for the Prowers County Commissioners during a visit on Tuesday, May 16th. The Adult Heath Center, closed since this past January because of structural […]

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

High Plains Temporarily Closes the Adult Health Center-Press Release

  Recently, High Plains Community Health Center began to see structural concerns at its Adult Health Center located at 2221 Wellness Way in Lamar. These building concerns prompted High Plains Leadership Staff and Board of Directors to hire an independent contractor that specializes in structural engineering to survey the damage to the building. On Thursday, […]

High Plains Adult Health Center Closed

High Plains Adult Health Center Closed

    The Adult Health Center at 2221 Wellness Way in Lamar was closed Thursday, January 18th following an inspection of the facility by Lamar’s Chief Building Official, Craig Brooks. Felten Group of Denver, an engineering firm, was requested to do an assessment of the building which also took place on Thursday, January 18th. The […]