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Linked in Pink Activities Round Out October

Local medical providers are sponsoring several information seminars and outdoor events to highlight the annual Linked in Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns held in local settings across the country. Women and their families are invited to the LCC Wellness Center, Saturday, October 25 from 9am to 1pm, for a ‘Git Fit and Relax’ event. A […]

Prowers County Flu Shot Clinics Scheduled

    Lamar, CO-Prowers County Public Health & Environment would like to announce their annual flu shot clinics. Vaccine is plentiful and there are no anticipated shortages this year. Prowers County Public Health & Environment has received their vaccine and has vaccine available for both children and adults. The charge for the flu vaccination is […]

To the Editor: National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month; this is an opportunity to discuss the importance of early detection and prevention for the most-commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Early detection is critical, as the majority of those diagnosed have no family history of the disease.  Annual exams and routine mammograms as recommended by a […]

Clark Confirmed as Director of County Health & Environment

  Tammi Clark’s appointment as the Prowers County Public Health & Environment Director was made official by the county commissioners during their meeting on Thursday, November 21.  Clark, a Registered Nurse with 20 years medical experience in the community, was hired as deputy director on July 15.  She has lived in Lamar for almost 30 […]

Letter to the Editor: Linked in Pink

  I just wanted to express my appreciation to all those who participated in the “Linked in Pink” campaign this year.  It is a credit to our community when groups come together and provide education and services.  So, thank you, Prowers Medical Center, High Plains Community health Center, Prowers County Public Health and Environment, and […]

Second 2013 mosquito pool positive test for West Nile Virus Confirmed for Prowers County

   Lamar, CO– Prowers County Public Health and Environment officials have received lab confirmation of West Nile in a sample pool of mosquitoes collected on the night of July 15th.  This positive result is from a number of surveillance locations in and around the city.  Seth Odette, Environmental Health Specialist for Prowers County Public Health […]

First 2013 Mosquito Pool Positive Test for West Nile Confirmed for Prowers County

   Lamar, CO– Prowers County Public Health and Environment officials have received lab confirmation of West Nile in a sample pool of mosquitoes collected on the night of July 15th.  This positive result is from a number of surveillance locations in and around the city. Seth Odette, Environmental Health Specialist for Prowers County Public Health […]

Working for a Healthier Prowers County

The Thursday, October 25 Prowers County Commissioners meeting focused on health oriented issues, with the continuation of IGAs, Intergovernmental agreements between the Prowers County Health Department and Kiowa, Baca and Bent Counties. Justin Lee, new Director of the Prowers County Health and Environment Department, and Keith Siemsen, Environmental Health Manager, explained that the agreements are […]

Local Medical Providers Collaborating on New Health Information Program

The four main health organizations in Prowers County are forming an information group to foster community wellness and take steps to counter chronic illness and increasing obesity in the county.  This is being done, according to Jackie Brown from Prowers County Public Health & Environment, as the LiveWell grants are going away over the next […]