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COVID-19 Weekend Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for January 12, 2020

COVID-19 Weekend Update from Prowers County Public Health and Environment for January 12, 2020

  There are 1,054 cumulative totals for COVID-19 in Prowers County as of 01/12/2021 5pm. These are 21 deaths in people who tested positive for COVID-19. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has listed Baca County with 212 cases and one death; Bent County with 1,237 cases and 17 deaths; Crowley County with […]

MEDIA RELEASE - FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

MEDIA RELEASE – FROM THE PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

  We know that this year has been profoundly disappointing for so many; no celebrations, graduations, weddings, funerals, reduced income, isolation, sickness and loss of life. We deeply appreciate you all and all of those in our communities that have sacrificed for the safety of our at-risk and elderly residents. We ask that, for the […]

Prowers County Weekly COVID-19 Update as of November 24th, 2020

Prowers County Weekly COVID-19 Update as of November 24th, 2020

  551 cumulative total patients with 15 hospitalizations  and 12 deaths for people who have tested positive for COVID. The majority of cases has 85 patients in the 60-69 age range, followed fractionally, by 50-59 years and at least 25 patients are under the age of 10. TESTS Positivity rate is 27.12%, up from 23.56% last week (goal […]

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

Prowers County Commissioners Ask for Community Support in COVID Safeguards

FROM PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN OF GRANADA, TOWN OF HOLLY, TOWN OF WILEY, AND CITY OF LAMAR November 20, 2020 The rate of COVID-19 cases is increasing at an alarming rate across much of Colorado and in Prowers County. Beginning Sunday, November 22, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., the State of Colorado has assigned Prowers County […]

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 312 in Prowers County, Now Rated at Level Orange-High Risk

COVID-19 Cases Rise to 312 in Prowers County, Now Rated at Level Orange-High Risk

The majority of cases in the county are in the 40 to 79 years age range. TESTS Positivity rate is 18.77%, up from 17.01% last week (goal is <5%) as of 4pm 11/09/2020. We have added testing days. The state lab is overwhelmed with demand and that has increased the turnaround time. We are changing […]

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

PRESS RELEASE: Welcome Home Child & Family Center Announces Quarantine Closure

    October 31, 2020 Dear Parents and Community, Today we received notification that a staff member of Welcome Home Child & Family Development Center (WHC) tested positive for COVID-19. Prowers County Public Health & Environment will be contacting the impacted children and staff and will provide guidance to those that require quarantine or isolation. […]

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 […]

Prowers County Planning Board Reviews Requests for Wind Test Towers

Prowers County Planning Board Reviews Requests for Wind Test Towers

    A Special Use Permit was approved for Wild Horse Wind Project, LLC by the Prowers County Planning Commission Board, following a public hearing on Wednesday, October 21st at the County Annex. Josh Framel, representing the wind farm, explained that three temporary meteorological (MET) towers will be constructed on three sites approximately 14, 15 […]

Upsurge in COVID-19 in Prowers County--Media Release

Upsurge in COVID-19 in Prowers County–Media Release

    FROM PROWERS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, TOWN OF GRANADA, TOWN OF HOLLY, TOWN OF WILEY, AND CITY OF LAMAR October 20, 2020 As it has throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prowers County Board of Commissioners, Town of Granada, Town of Holly, Town of Wiley, and City of Lamar shares a commitment to protecting public health […]

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 […]

Applications Sought for Redistricting Commission

Applications Sought for Redistricting Commission

  The Prowers County Commissioners are encouraging interested citizens to apply for the newly formed Colorado Independent Redistricting Commissions. Colorado is among 14 states that have Redistricting Commissions to assist in the development of boundary maps for congressional and state legislative districts. In 2018, more than 70% of voters approved the formation of these independent […]

Info Mailings to Unregistered Voters Begins

Info Mailings to Unregistered Voters Begins

    Voter Participation Center (VPC) and the Center for Voter Information (CVI), will be sending out a mailing to Colorado beginning September 7, 2020. Their mission is to expand access to Democracy by Underrepresented Populations. The VPC and CVI have one key mission to bring more people into democracy. Both organizations successfully utilize direct […]

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID Cases Climb to 79 in Prowers County

COVID WEEKLY UPDATE Prowers County Public Health and Environment August 26, 2020 OUTBREAKS: Total Current Outbreaks: 2 Prowers County Fair, 5 cases linked. Testing offered to possibly exposed community members. Eagles, 5 cases, closed for cleaning, members and employees linked (4 Prowers, 1 Bent) Resolved: #1. McDonalds Lamar, 11 cases associated, no customers linked. #2. […]

Commissioners Send Drought Letter of Concern to Ag Secretary

Commissioners Send Drought Letter of Concern to Ag Secretary

July 28, 2020 Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC   20250 (via USPS & email: agsec@usda.gov) Dear Honorable Secretary Perdue: The past three years have been devastating for Colorado farmers, due to extreme weather events; 2018 (drought), 2019 (freeze) and 2020 (drought) and, according to credentialed agronomists, […]

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

Good News for Lesser Prairie Chicken

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Recently published estimates on lesser prairie-chickens from the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) indicate good news for the species across its range which includes the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. The latest lesser prairie-chicken aerial survey from WAFWA shows that bird population estimates remain […]