Thursday January 21, 2021

High Plains Building Addition

Today, High Plains Community Health Center will complete final inspections on their newest building scheduled for opening on Monday January 25th. The recent addition was created for more comfortable drive thru COVID-19 testing, and will be used in the future for patient convenience. Community testing will be from 11am-noon Monday-Friday with reservations required through Prowers County Public Health. Call 336-8721 to schedule an appointment.

Rocky Ford Police Receive Donations

The Rocky Ford Police Department thanks the Arkansas Valley National Rifle Association for a recent donation. Through a grant approval, Rocky Ford Police received brand new model Glock 45s and new Safariland holsters. The Ark Valley Friends of the NRA purchased 10 new duty weapons and holsters for the department in total. Once proper ammunition and training have been secured the new donation will be implemented into service for officers.


Motor Vehicle Service Delays

Due to COVID-19-related shutdowns or reduction in operations, there may be significant delay in either state or county Motor Vehicle offices performing vehicle titling or registration activities or the manufacturing of license plates. Customers who purchased their license plates via or specialty license plates at your County Clerk’s Office will experience significant delays in those license plates being produced and mailed to them. Vehicle owners with expired or soon to be expired temporary tags may request a new temporary tag due to this delay. For more information contact your local county Clerk of Motor Vehicle Office.

Colorado Accountability Commission

A member of Colorado’s new police accountability commission is promising the group will do its best to represent the community. Law Enforcement Transparency and Accountability Commissioner Steve Kern wants to make sure everyone is willing to listen and learn about police policy and possible changes. The group will be meeting on the first and third Monday of each month through the beginning of May.

Colorado Health Insurance

More people are being covered by healthcare through the state marketplace this year. Connect for Health Colorado says preliminary figures show nearly 180-thousand residents purchased plans during open enrollment for 2021. That's an eight-percent increase over last year's figure. Officials say nearly 70-percent of the people who bought coverage qualified for financial help to reduce their monthly premium.

Rocky Mountain National Park Reservations

Visitors to Rocky Mountain National Park won't need to make a reservation beforehand this year. Officials at Rocky Mountain National Park are not planning to use a reservation system to coordinate visitors this year. Officials say a permanent reservation system to prevent congestion is under consideration.

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