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Pandemic Spreads-CDPHE Issues New Precautions

Pandemic Spreads-CDPHE Issues New Precautions

  All six southeast Colorado counties are listed as those who are limited on gatherings under the “Safer at Home” status. This order affects 59 out of 64 in Colorado. People should not congregate in groups larger than ten and from no more than two separate households. Most recent statistics indicate one third of the […]

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update-August 5, 2020

Prowers County Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Update-August 5, 2020

  The PCPH&E Department has advised there a cumulative total of 52 COVID-19 cases in Prowers County with three hospitalizations and zero deaths as of August 5, 2020. The two-week cumulative incidence rate is listed as ‘medium’ with 41.4 cases per 100,000 people, or five total new cases in the past two weeks. The two-week […]

Virus Variance Approved for Prowers County

Virus Variance Approved for Prowers County

    A variance request allowing the easing of some social distancing restrictions in Prowers County was approved by Governor Polis and went into effect this past Friday, May 31st. The request was issued by the Prowers County Public Health and Environment Department. The variance was based in part, on several factors, the low numbers […]

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

  David Harbour, Executive Director of Southeast Developmental Services, met with visitors at the headquarters this past Wednesday, April 3rd during the organization’s annual open house.  “We’ve been doing this since I’ve been here and that’s for at least 16 years,” he said. Last month, the Prowers County Commissioners met with Harbour to proclaim April […]

Methamphetamine Drug Arrest for Lamar Resident

Methamphetamine Drug Arrest for Lamar Resident

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices recently made an arrest after an investigation in the distribution of illegal drugs. On Friday, 4-13-2018, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jacob Martinez, 39, of Lamar, Colorado for a warrant with the charges of: Unlawful Distribution or Sale of Methamphetamine, […]

Drug Arrests for Two Lamar Residents

Drug Arrests for Two Lamar Residents

The Drug Task Force comprised of the Prowers, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Baca Counties Sheriffs Offices filed charges on James Douglas Rose, 50, of Lamar, CO. After an investigation resulted in a search warrant of his residence on 12-14-2017. The search warrant revealed suspected methamphetamine, marijuana, and other items of evidence. Rose was charged with the […]

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Just as a sports team will run through their practice drills, health agencies throughout Colorado took part in a coordinated Pubic Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise to practice the distribution of medicines to the general public in a simulated emergency. The plan was set up by the CDPHE, Colorado Department of Health and Environment for action […]

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association Annual Meeting April 1 in Lamar

Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association Annual Meeting April 1 in Lamar

The Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association donated $1,000 to the Northeast Colorado Fire Disaster Fund during its March board meeting. The disaster funds were an opportunity for local ranchers to help their fellow ranchers in Phillips and Logan counties needing assistance with fire recovery. The six-county board also voted to nominate Curtis Russell of […]

Lamar Rotary Offers the World in a Book

Lamar Rotary Offers the World in a Book

Third graders in Parkview Elementary school in Lamar were among several hundred students in four counties that received their own personal dictionary from the Lamar Rotary. Each book included a letter which described the on-going donation which is now in its 16th year in southeast Colorado. Boxes of books were opened in several third grader […]