December 4, 2020


Prowers County Board of Commissioners

The Prowers County Board of Commissioners will meet tomorrow via teleconference through google meet. Information from the district attorney as an update is placed on the agenda; along with a Budget Director announcement related to the Prowers county budget for 2021. (visit www. for the teleconference attendance information.

Bent County

The county of Bent has moved to Level Red on the covid-19 dial as of last Friday. The Bent County Community Center is currently OPEN and operating normal hours, but will adjust to level red protocols to ensure it is compliant with State and Local Health Department recommendations. Group training is now restricted and occupancy limits have been established throughout the Bent County community center. Youth sports have been canceled until further notice while all events have been canceled until re-evaluation January 2021.

Vehicle Thefts in Cheyenne County

Cheyenne County sheriffs announce an increase in vehicle thefts throughout the county. The Cheyenne county sheriffs have also become victims of the recent crimes with property stolen as well. Residents are reminded to keep their vehicles locked when not in use, and watch out for suspicious activity.

Wiley School District

Wiley school district preschool remote learning materials will be available for pickup between 7:30 and 8:00 am today, December 7th, 2020. Remote learning for Wiley preschoolers will continue through December 17th with in-person learning set to resume January 4th 2021.


Kansas High School Sports

The Kansas State High School Activities Association is reconsidering the ban on spectators at winter events. The association's Board of Appeals voted on Friday to recommend that the board of directors allow one or two spectators per participant. The board of directors will meet tomorrow to discuss the matter.

Old Colorado City Santa

Photos with a coronavirus-safe Santa are going on in Old Colorado City. Santa sits behind plexiglass at Bancroft Park while kids are still able to tell him what they want for Christmas. Brittnee Long brought her kids to the plexiglass Santa shoot and says she appreciates everyone being safe. (14 sec) Photographer James Sibert is hopeful people will be able to look back at 2020 as just a crazy year when things are back to normal. Santa is at the park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m on Sundays.

Colorado Governor with COVID-19

Governor Jared Polis' partner, Marlon Reis is in the hospital as his COVID-19 symptoms have worsened. The governor's office says Reis was experiencing a slightly worsening cough and shortness of breath, so as a precaution he has been transported to the hospital for review and treatment. The pair tested positive for the virus on November 28th and the governor's symptoms are still mild.

Blood Donations Needed

Blood donation centers are calling on the public to consider donating plasma as COVID-19 hospitalizations are rising in the state. Vitalant Blood Donation Centers officials say they have been seeing a 400-percent increase in the number of units being distributed to hospitals they serve across the country since September. Federal officials have dubbed blood donation as something that is essential amid the pandemic and those who test positive for COVID antibodies are urged to donate. People can schedule appointments with Vitalant Blood Donation Centers and donations collected go directly to hospitals.

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