Happy Hotline Lamar & Lajunta
Southeast Colorado communities have been working together in unity throughout local businesses. The Happy Hotline is a place where residents can share your outstanding experiences, positive feedback, or just an encouraging message. By calling 719-691-6099. , you can leave a recorded message of happiness for radio listeners to hear! Give the happy Hotline a call, and share your positive experience with Southeast Colorado. Again, that number is 719-691-6099.
National Park Service Virtual Meeting (Granada Rec. Center)
The National Park Service invites the public to participate in 1 of 3 virtual public meetings. The meeting is related to a special resource study of the Granada Recreation Center, known as Amache. Amache was one of 10 centers built during World War II, and today consists of a cemetery, monument, and historic landscape. The National Park Service is conducting this study to determine whether Amache should be considered for inclusion as a unit of the National Park system. The meetings will take place July 16th at 5pm, July 25th at noon, and August 1st as noon. To join the virtual meeting visit www.parkplanning.nop.gov/amache.
Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office
The Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of vandalism at the Kit Carson Cemetery. The vandalism is said to have occurred between July 3rd, 2020 and July 6th, 2020. Numerous gravestones suffered substantial damage. A cash reward has been offered by members of the public for direct information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. If you have information please contact the Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Office at (719) 767-5633.
Lamar Fire & Emergency Services
Lamar Fire and Emergency services warns Prowers County and other surrounding counties of upcoming Severe ThunderStorm warnings in the area parts of this week. These storms could produce egg-sized hail with wind gusts 60-80 Miles Per Hour. The storm may hit in most of the Southeastern Colorado region and the Kansas Border. Pay close attention to weather, and seek shelter if needed.
Colorado COVID Cases Increase
Governor Jared Polis is warning Coloradans to not become complacent with the state's progress in battling the coronavirus pandemic. He says neighboring states saw a steady increase of COVID-19 cases before things accelerated.(14 sec) Polis pointed to the rise in hospitalizations in Colorado. Last week, 181 patients were in the hospital to be treated for COVID-19. That number is now above 250.
Kansas’ Finney County Mask Decision
Last week, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly required that masks be worn in public places throughout Kansas where social distancing cannot take place. Within Gov. Kelly’s order is a provision for local counties to make adjustments to fit the needs of its residents. Fenny County will not require face masks in public based on a unanimous decision by Kansas commissioners. Finney county strongly recommends and encourages face coverings. However, the county will not fine individuals who choose not to wear a mask. Kansas Commissioner Larry Jones said it should be up to individuals to decide whether or not to wear a mask