August 31, 2020


Prowers County Youth Council

Prowers County Youth Council is hosting a question and answer session Friday Aug 28th. There will be two question and answer sessions. The first session will be at 9:00 am and the second session will be at 5:00 pm. The sessions will be virtual meetings for those interested in the Youth council. Check the Prowers County Youth Council Facebook link for more information.

Lamar School District Meals

Lamar School District is continuing Chartwells’ providing of breakfast and lunch for students that are doing online learning. This is taking place at the Central Kitchen, Monday through Thursday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. For questions on provided meals for off-site learning, contact the Lamar School District at 719-336-3251.


Pine Gulch Fires

The Pine Gulch wildfire grew to 139,006 acres on Thursday, surpassing the 2002 Hayman fire as the largest fire in Colorado history. But the two fires remain far apart in terms of property destruction, as well as in other means of measuring wildfire. The Pine Gulch fire, which is now 77% contained, is burning mostly on U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands, forcing evacuations, road closures and power outages, but burning few if any structures. More than 900 firefighters remain on the Pine Gulch fire, the fire began July 31st by lightning strike.

Denver COVID-19

Denver's outlook for the Coronavirus 9 pandemic is in a good place. Mayor Michael Hancock says the COVID-19 positive test rate remains low and hospitalizations are at a safe level, but there are some concerns on the horizon. City officials are also concerned about what impacts the upcoming flu season could have on COVID-19 cases. Denver is working on a plan to distribute this year's flu vaccine to more people.

Wichita Law Firm and Free Supplies

Hundreds of families made their way to Sedgwick County Park Thursday to pick up free backpacks and school supplies ahead of the new school year. Patterson Legal Group hosted a backpack giveaway to provide 300 backpacks and $1,000 in gift cards to local families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing and other precautions were in place to ensure the safety of everyone at the event.

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