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Prowers County COVID-19 Update for December 23, 2020

Prowers County COVID-19 Update for December 23, 2020

  As of 5pm, December 22, 2020, Prowers County Public Health and Environment noted there had been 948 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported including 46 hospitalizations and 20 deaths for those who tested positive for COVID-19. The two age groups showing the most significant numbers, approximately 140 reported cases are 30-39 and 60-69 years. 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 […]

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

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

    “The key to our success continues to be a strong response at the individual and community level. In order to avoid unnecessary loss of life and more economic pain, we are looking to our local governments to lead during this time,” said Governor Jared Polis. “No one wants a major setback and I […]

33 Cases in Prowers County-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE-PCPHE-July 8, 2020

33 Cases in Prowers County-COVID WEEKLY UPDATE-PCPHE-July 8, 2020

  Out case positivity rate is approximately 5.5% at this time. More than 600 tests have been done. Of the 33 cases in Prowers County, six are under 10 years of age, three are from 10 to 19 years, four are from 20-29, three from 30-39, seven each for 40-49 and 50-59 and one each […]

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 […]

PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: Coronavirus

PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RE: Coronavirus

  DATE: 3/17/2020 Contact: Prowers County Administration Office 301 S. Main Street, Ste. 215 Lamar, CO 81052 719 336-8025 On March 13, 2020, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, declared a national state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Prowers County Commissioners have issued an Emergency Declaration and in response to the […]

Planning Commission Approves Subdivision Requests, Discusses Enhancement Grant Provisions

Planning Commission Approves Subdivision Requests, Discusses Enhancement Grant Provisions

  The Prowers Planning Commission approved two subdivision requests at their March 11 meeting at the County Annex. The request from VCRAF Agis Bent 50, LLC to subdivide 13.7 acres, which contains a homestead, from the existing acreage was approved. This was a first subdivision for A-1 Irrigated Land. Ron Peterson told the board the […]

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel allocated the majority of their funding for events for 2020 this past Tuesday, January 21st. The budgeted contingency line item has about $9,000 left to cover any requests for the balance of the year, reduced from the usual $17,000 kept in reserves. This action comes from a […]

Letter to the Editor-Prowers Journal

Letter to the Editor-Prowers Journal

  We are writing once again in regards to the murder case of Curly and Darlene Culbreth, the elderly couple murdered at the Lamar VFW in August 1991. As most of you know, the case was featured on an episode of Cold Justice. The Cold Justice crew was there in September 2018 and the show […]

County Moves Forward with Energy Efficiency Programs

County Moves Forward with Energy Efficiency Programs

    The Prowers County Commissioners, during their September 17th meeting, approved a resolution concerning the authorization of the Colorado New Energy Improvement District to conduct the program, called Colorado Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) within Prowers County. ‘(C-PACE) is a financing tool that allows commercial and multifamily property owners to finance qualifying energy […]

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

    Tara Hosick, Consulting Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP), conducted her first board meeting this past Thursday, July 11th at Lamar Community College.  Hosick, a former Lamar native, was hired by the organization last month following the departure of former executive director, Eric Depperschmidt earlier this year. Aaron Leiker tended his letter […]

Position Open on East Prowers Weed Control District

Position Open on East Prowers Weed Control District

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of East Prowers Weed Control District to fill the remaining term of one (1) position on the Board. Board members are required to meet at least once each month. Additional meetings may be required as needed. Appointed members serve as […]

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

    The Prowers County Commissioners unanimously approved an amended resolution, No. 2019-5 declaring Prowers County a Sanctuary County after hearing from over a dozen citizens regarding the Board’s support of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and recognizing the Board’s belief that Colorado HB-1177 is inconsistent with the right of law abiding citizens to keep and […]

Prowers County Commissioners Seeking to fill Seats on Fair Board and Planning Commission

Prowers County Commissioners Seeking to fill Seats on Fair Board and Planning Commission

    Fair Board Positions: The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents of Prowers County to fill four (4) positions on the Prowers County Fair Board with a term of three (3) years and will expire in February 2022. Any person living in Prowers County, at least 21 […]

PEP Conducts Annual Business Survey

PEP Conducts Annual Business Survey

  Prowers Economic Prosperity is issuing a ten question survey for county business owners, pertaining to future expectations and current performance for 2018, according to PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt. “We’ve only received a few replies at this early date, but we will compile the information to help determine how to better focus our efforts […]