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Two Cases OF PERTUSSIS CONFIRMED for Prowers County

Two Cases OF PERTUSSIS CONFIRMED for Prowers County

News Release:  Prowers County Health and Environment Lamar, CO– Prowers County Public Health officials have received lab confirmation of pertussis in 2 Prowers County children, an 8 week old infant, and a 2 year old child, over the past 2 weeks. Due to the outbreak, Prowers County Public Health and Environment is advising parents to […]

Siemsen Replacing Mary Root in County Land Use Position

Siemsen Replacing Mary Root in County Land Use Position

The Prowers County Commissioners approved the appointment of Keith Siemsen, Environmental Health Manager for the county, as the Environmental Health and Land Use Manager, Prowers County Floodplain Administrator, and Prowers County Planning and Zoning Supervisor.  This move will consolidate two offices under one director in light of the retirement of Mary Root which takes effect […]

Courthouse Boiler Needs Repairs

Courthouse Boiler Needs Repairs

  The Prowers County Courthouse is currently being heated by a back-up boiler that dates back to 1965.  Kirk Powers, Operations Manager for the county, told the commissioners that a crack has developed on one of fourteen sections comprising the primary boiler.  “If we had some serious cold weather issues, we’d be noticing the difference,” […]

Commissioners Discuss Various Health Issues

Commissioners Discuss Various Health Issues

    Joined by members of Janea Aguilera’s family, the Prowers County Commissioners signed a proclamation recognizing the first week in November as Childhood Cancer Awareness Week in Prowers County. Janea Aguilera passed away in April earlier this year, a young teenage girl who had battled several forms of cancer for several years.  Her struggle […]

Flu Season is Far from Over

Flu Season is Far from Over

  January and February are the two months of the year when the flu season peaks, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.  Their statistics show that 748 Colorado residents have been hospitalized with the flu, and those numbers don’t reflect the persons who are recovering at home.  The Center for Disease Control […]

Clark Confirmed as Director of County Health & Environment

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 […]

Clark Hired as County Deputy Director of Health & Environment

Clark Hired as County Deputy Director of Health & Environment

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved the hiring of R.N. Tammi Clark as the Deputy Director for the County’s Health and Environment Department.  Clark will begin her duties on Monday, July 15.  She has been a Prowers County resident for almost 30 years and has been in the medical field for almost 20 years, […]