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Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel Update

    Bryan Jordan from Vista Works, a social media marketing firm first employed by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel three years ago, gave an update on activities for the Lamar City Council during a recent work session. He also made a similar presentation to the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, August 24th. The […]

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 […]

Covid Cases Going Up Again in Prowers County

Covid Cases Going Up Again in Prowers County

    The Covid weekly update from the Prowers County Department of Health and Environment indicates COVID-19 cases have recently climbed in the county. The 7-day average Test Positivity rate is 4.10%, up from 3.49% last week (goal is <5%).  There have been 13 cases in the past seven days and 22 cases in the […]

Southeastern Developmental Services Awareness Day, April 29, 2021

Southeastern Developmental Services Awareness Day, April 29, 2021

      David Harbour, Executive Director of Southeastern Developmental Services, briefed the Prowers County Commissioners on the upcoming annual open house/public forum from 11:30am to 1:00pm on Thursday, April 29th at the main office at 1111 South 4th Street in Lamar. The annual event will include refreshments, information, a drawing for a “mystery gift” […]

New Mask Wearing Guidelines from State Health Officials, April 3, 2021

New Mask Wearing Guidelines from State Health Officials, April 3, 2021

  A mandatory mask-wearing requirement for Colorado first went into effect in July 2020 and recently was amended in Executive Order D 2021 079 on Saturday, April 3, 2021.  The new requirement will expire on May 3rd of this year.  Prowers County is now rated at Level Blue by CDPHE. The updated Executive Order will […]

County Fair Board Position Open

County Fair Board Position Open

  The Prowers County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from persons who are residents, and/or property owners of Prowers County to fill one (1) position on the Sand & Sage Round-Up Fair Board with a remaining term to expire in February 2022.   Any person living in Prowers County or owning property in Prowers […]

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 […]