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November 16, 2020



LOCAL

Prowers County Clerk Restrictions

The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be restricting public access to their office and will be moving to appointments only beginning Today; due to the rapid increase of COVID cases in our area. Prowers county Clerks are limiting the number of in-person transactions for processing new titles, marriage license issuance, and recording documents in the real estate recording records. Customers are encouraged to renew their vehicle license plates online at mydmv.colorado.gov, or send their renewal notice and payment in the mail, or use the ballot drop box located in the parking lot east of the Prowers county courthouse building. Call 719-336-8011 to make an appointment.

Potential Parade of Lights

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is potentially hosting the annual parade of lights. The celebration will have restrictions and rules due to coronavirus and level Orange restrictions. Individuals interested in having a float in the parade of lights are encouraged to call the Lamar Chamber at 336-4379.


STATE

Colorado Hospitals Prepare

Colorado's hospitals are preparing more COVID-19 patients as fall cases continue to surge. Governor Jared Polis says the state has activated emergency medical workforce staffing contracts. Hospitals can also begin to discontinue elective surgeries in order to free up beds and space. Currently, 12-hundred-and-78 people in Colorado are hospitalized due to COVID-19.


Kansas Wildfire

A wildfire burns thousands of acres in Kansas. The Wheat State Fire broke out on Saturday and burned more than five-thousand acres in Harvey County. Crews from multiple fire departments and the National Guard worked to contain the fire. Officials say the fire caused minimal damage to structures in the area. Firefighters remained at the scene yesterday to

extinguish hot spots.


Colorado Restaurant Survey

A new survey from the Colorado Restaurant Association is painting a gloomy picture for the industry amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It shows nearly 80-percent of owners say they would consider shutting down permanently if they're forced to close again due to coronavirus restrictions. Industry leaders say capacity limits are already crippling eateries. Most counties in the metro area are currently limiting that figure to 25-percent as cases of the illness spike in the region.


Colorado Christmas Tree Project

The coronavirus pandemic is not putting a damper on The Christmas Tree Project in Colorado Springs. Project Head David Fein says they did have to make some changes to the tree and decoration giveaway.

Fein says he doesn't care what religion or political party someone belongs to; he just wants to give them Christmas trees. People will have to sign up to receive a tree at the Christmas tree project.org. The giveaway is set for December 12th.


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