October 28, 2020


SE Colorado County restrictions

Otero and Crowley counties will be moving to a more restrictive phase 2 starting on Friday per the health department. Restrictions include: gathering sizes from 25 down to 10 persons. Places of worship and restaurants will be at 50 percent of capacity or 50 people. Offices will be at 50 percent capacity of staff. Bars will be closed and gyms will be at 25 percent capacity. Otero and Crowley Counties are to remain at phase 2 until reevaluation of Covid cases occurs on November 6th.

Lamar COVID Figures

Lamar Mayor Kirk Crespin announces 175 Total cases and 3 total deaths so far related to covid19 and within Prowers county, as of Monday. Crespin grows concerns for possible greater restrictions to the country saying “...there is a concern that we can slip back to greater restrictions for our stores, our gathering places such as restaurants and municipal buildings and our schools. We need to keep these open in order to maintain our economy and keep residents employed.” The mayor thanked the residents for their efforts, but reminded them of the need to follow quarantine rules and maintain minimum contact.

Voter Information

Voters are asked only to use voter drop box locations, voter centers, or to vote in person from now until the day of the General Election on Nov 3. Mail in ballots are not recommended at this time. All ballots must be received by the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder's office or voter center no later than 7pm on November 3rd.

Town Of Bristol Improvements Board

The Town of Bristol Improvements Board is requesting grant funding, in order to build a multi-use community/senior center. The non-profit board has received land from a Bristol community member and hopes to create a facility for the growing senior citizen population, preservation of historical artifacts, and a Memorial Park. The mission of the Town of Bristol Improvement board is to improve the overall quality of life for residents in the area.

Snow Fall Helps Fires

This week's snow is helping the battle against wildfires in Colorado, especially in the Rocky Mountain National Park area. The Cameron Peak Fire and the East Troublesome Fire are both burning in the region. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the snowfall was a gift from Mother Nature. (20 sec) The fires have burned through hundreds of thousands of acres combined. Fire officials are concerned the flames will flare up as the snow melts and things dry out again in the coming days.

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