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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,” […]

 New LCC Dean of Academics Meets Commissioners, West Nile Found in Prowers  County

New LCC Dean of Academics Meets Commissioners, West Nile Found in Prowers County

Lamar Community College President, John Marrin, introduced Fred Hampel the college’s new Dean of Academics to the commissioners.  Hampel hailed from Kansas and had an agricultural background from having farmed and ranched in his early adult life.  He returned to college to become an economist, employed by corporations before he moved into higher education, teaching […]

Recent Rains Add to Mosquito Season

Recent Rains Add to Mosquito Season

Equal elements of prevention and protection are needed to combat mosquito infestation.  Prevention helps keep their numbers down and protection help keeps them from biting you. Local authorities agreed that the recent heavy rains experienced in Prowers County added to the potential of having more mosquitoes in the area, especially in areas of standing water […]

First 2013 Human West Nile Case Registered in Prowers County

First 2013 Human West Nile Case Registered in Prowers County

First 2013 Human case of West Nile In Prowers County   Lamar, CO– Prowers County Public Health and Environment (PCPHE) officials received word on August 6th of the determination by of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment of the first human case of West Nile Virus in Prowers County.   Recently West Nile Virus was […]

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

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

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 […]

First 2012 Human Case of West Nile in Prowers County

First 2012 Human Case of West Nile in Prowers County

Lamar, CO– Prowers County Public Health and Environment officials have received word of the determination by of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment of the first human case of West Nile Virus in the county. In 2012 Prowers County only recently had West Nile Virus confirmed in mosquitoes from a pool of samples […]

Health Department Alerts SE CO Residents Against West Nile Virus

Health Department Alerts SE CO Residents Against West Nile Virus

August 1, 2012-The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment advises all residents to take precautions against West Nile Virus. We had a very dry first half of the summer and recent mosquito trapping has yielded low mosquito numbers and to date there have been no collected mosquitoes that have tested positive for West […]

West Nile Virus Found in Two Colorado Horses

West Nile Virus Found in Two Colorado Horses

CDA Provides Tips for Protecting Horses LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Two equine cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) have been diagnosed in Colorado as of July 18, 2012.  The cases that have been recently diagnosed represent the first reported cases of West Nile Virus this year. The WNV positive tests were submitted from horses in Fremont […]

West Nile Virus Found in Otero County, Prowers Residents Alerted

West Nile Virus Found in Otero County, Prowers Residents Alerted

August 15, 2011-The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment advises all residents to take precautions against West Nile Virus. We had a very dry first half of the summer but with the more recent moisture it is likely that our area will see increased mosquito activity including those that can carry the virus. […]

Older Residents Urged to Take Precautions against West Nile Virus

Older Residents Urged to Take Precautions against West Nile Virus

June, 2011-The Prowers County Department of Public Health and Environment advises all residents to take precautions against West Nile Virus. Summer has arrived and this is the time of the year that mosquitoes that carry the virus become active. Residents can take simple steps to minimize contact with mosquitoes and prevent infection with West Nile […]