June 26, 2020


High Plains Community Health Center

High Plains Commnity Health Center Operations Officer Shae Emmik has information on well-child visits for local students. Emmik also relates student sports physicals to the importance of immunizations and safety precautions put in place at the Community Health Center.

Fowler/Las Animas County Pools

The Fowler and Las Animas city councils both voted in favor of reopening their public pools during a council meeting. The Las Animas public pool began its first reopening, and has been closed due to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Las Animas director of Public Works Ken Wagner says “The council decided to open the pool under the protections provided by the health department.” The Fowler swimming pool is scheduled to open July 1st; while each location mandates 50 people or less, with hourly cleaning processes. Private parties, and swim lessons will be unavaliable at this time.

Prowerc County Election News

The Prowers County election set to be held on June 30th will be a mail-in only election. Ballots may be turned in through the mail, or through the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office Election Department; and can be turned in before the June 30th election day. Replacement ballots are available upon request. Voters who have not received their ballot should call the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s office at 719-336-8011. Voters are encouraged to: use a black or blue ink pen to select options, completely fill in the bubble for the selected vote, and sign the envelope upon completion.

Main Street Construction

The City of Lamar is continuing the Phase II infrastructure improvements on South Main Street. The Waterline Project will replace the existing 70 year old water distribution system along Main Street/Highway 287. The waterline work will focus between Park and Cedar from June until the end of July. During the week of July 3rd, crews will work under the Fort Bent Canal. Residents will be notified prior to any water outages along with the anticipated duration of each outage. The second phase of waterline work will begin August 1st and will affect the area from Savage Avenue South to Saddle Club Drive until the end of September.

Walsh Water Restrictions

The town of Walsh continues to mandate its water restrictions for residents in the area. Water use outside after 6am or before 6pm is prohibited. Sundays are also restricted as a day for water use outdoors, and residents are to use water outside only 3 days per week. Violations will result in a penalty on the address’ utility bill, as the sity makes efforts to conserve. Water use schedules for residents are available based on addresses until further notice.


Virtual Family Law Day

A virtual family law clinic is going on today in Southern Colorado. The Justice Center's Family Law Day will feature webinars and other advice for those who need help in a family situation. Attorney Lisa Younger Anderson says there's no limit to how many people can get advice because it's all online. More information, and to sign up can be found at www. Justice

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