September 14, 2020


Prowers County Commissioners

Prowers County Commissioners will meet Tuesday September 15th at 1pm in the Lamar Courthouse on the 2nd floor. Discussion items include: considered approval for the letter of support for National park Designation of Amache, and community statements addressed to Prowers County Commissioners. Meetings are open to the public.

Las Animas Museum

The Boggsville historic site and the Museum are open for business with the usual restrictions of masks and social distancing. The historic site is open Tuesday – Saturday, from 11am to 4pm through September. Specific Museum hours are Tuesday 9am – 4pm; Wednesday - Saturday noon-4pm. And Sunday and Monday by appointment only Boggsville’s latest enhancements are children mannequins, Native American exhibit additions; and a World War II exhibit. Call 719-456-6066 for any questions or to schedule a private visit.

Cheyenne County Public Health

Cheyenne County Public Health has announced test swabbing available for area patrons in need of coronavirus testing. Cheyenne county has a total of 9 COVID-19 cases, but has released that 0 of the total cases are currently active and all 9 previous cases have made a full recovery. For testing of questions related to symptoms, contact Cheyenne County Public Health at 719-767-5616.

Lamar School District

Lamar School district announces, due to the fact that Parent Teacher Conferences have been cancelled for the Lamar Middle School and Lamar High School; there will be no early release on Wednesday September 16th and Thursday 17th. Both Washington and Parkview elementaries will dismiss at their regular time 3:45 pm both days.

DMV Services

The Prowers County Clerk and Recorder's office announced that the State’s Motor Vehicle System software is back up and running. Prowers County is now able to process any motor vehicle transactions at this time. Call (719-336-8011) for questions related to the stated Motor vehicle system.

Phishing Scam

Authorities are warning the public about a phishing scam used by cybercriminals. The scammers send out text messages related to a package pending in order to get victims to click a malicious link or provide personal data. If you get one of these texts, delete it. If you've already clicked the link and/or entered your credit card information, watch for suspicious charges. These text messages can also be reported to the Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker.


Governor Polis Executive Order

Gov. Jared Polis has issued his 190th executive order this year, extending Colorado’s mandated mask order for 30 more days. The order is expected to expire October 12th, 2020. The order passed hopes to protect Coloradans during COVID-19, first announced March 5, 2020. The most recent executive order still requires medical or non-medical face coverings such as a homemade mask, bandana, purchased face covering, or scarf. This is to be the 3rd month in a row of the mandate.

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