Crowley County, Colorado

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Crowley County is one of Colorado’s best places to relax and unwind. Fishing, camping, boating, jet skiing, bird watching, bicycling, you name it. In many ways, Crowley County is Colorado as it was intended to be.

Crowley County is located in the high plains of Southeast Colorado. Ordway, the County seat, lies about 50 miles east of Pueblo at the intersection of U.S. Highway 96 and Colorado 71. Crowley County is a rural community. Residents are a blend of ranchers and farmers, those involved in government and education and many are employed by correctional industries. Due to the mild climate, easy lifestyle and low cost of living, a number of retirees have recently selected Crowley County as their place of choice.




For Immediate Release

April 27, 2021

Contact: Anthony Rivera-Rodriguez

(202) 836-0797

Small Business Administration Announces Opening of Restaurant Revitalization Fund 

Fund will provide $28.6 billion in grants for struggling small businesses 

Restaurants can register starting this Friday; full application opens May 3

 Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper, a former brewpub owner, welcomed the Small Business Association’s announcement today that applications will open on Monday, May 3, 2021, at 10 am MT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, making billions in direct aid available to independent restaurants, bars, food trucks, caterers and others in the food and drink industry impacted by COVID-19. The $28.6 billion program was created under the American Rescue Plan, which was recently passed by Congress.

 Businesses are encouraged to register before the application opens. The SBA will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 7 am MT.

 Last week, Hickenlooper hosted a seminar with the Colorado Restaurant Association and Colorado office of the Small Business Administration to walk more than 200 business owners through the application process. Video of the event is availablHERE.

 For more information on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and to register, click HERE.

 “Local bars and restaurants struggled, sacrificed and innovated to keep their doors open and the public safe,” said Hickenlooper. “Now, help is on the way. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will deliver the aid restaurants urgently need to survive the pandemic and continue serving their communities.” 

 Grants under the Restaurant Revitalization Fund program are tax-free federal grants and do not need to be repaid. They are also more flexible than funds under the Paycheck Protection Program, answering a call from restaurant and bar owners for more versatility with relief funds. Restaurants can use this new funding to cover a range of expenses besides payroll, including rent, construction, maintenance and more.

 The program makes up to $5 million in grants available per restaurant location, or $10 million per restaurant group, based on total loss in revenue between 2019 and 2020. It specifically sets aside $5 billion for businesses with less than $500,000 in 2019 annual revenue.

 A wide variety of businesses in the food and drinks industry are eligible for the program -- including food trucks, food stands, breweries and caterers -- and businesses can apply for a grant even if they have already received a PPP loan. 

 Hickenlooper, sits on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship which oversees the SBA.



Current BOCC Meeting Agenda & Minutes


June 21, 2021




9:00        CONVENE

9:00        NEW BUSINESS


Current & Previous Meeting MINUTES   

Commissioner Office is located in the Courthouse Annex at 603 Main St. Ste. 2, Ordway CO 81063.   All scheduled Commissioner Meetings are held in at this address in the commissioner meeting room, minutes for these meetings can be found here:  https://crowleycounty.colorado.gov/commissioners-minutes.   Commissioner work sessions occur Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The public is permitted to attend.  

For more information contact Crowley County Administration, 719-267-5555 ext. 

For Previous Meeting Agendas visit our Note's Section on our Facebook page.

Covid -19




COVID-19 MEDIA LINE: 303-900-2849 (Please leave a message)

Email: media_info@state.co.us 

State health department launches pilot version of symptom tracker survey as part of statewide COVID-19 tracking

(DENVER) April 17, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has launched a short survey designed to track symptoms of COVID-19, even if the person experiencing symptoms is unable or does not need to get a test. Although the data collected using this survey cannot replace official case data confirmed by testing, it may help public health officials track early warning signs that an outbreak could be imminent in a given area or region. 

The symptom tracker will appear on the “do you have symptoms?” webpage on the COVID-19 website. Data from the tracker will provide local public health agencies with data for their coverage area. This could help public health officials understand when outbreaks are occurring in given locations and, in some cases, follow up with certain individuals who may need additional support. Knowing about potential outbreaks more immediately can help inform decisions to take action at the local level. 

Several local public health agencies had previously created their own symptom trackers over the last month. The results from their surveys will also be included in the aggregate data reports that CDPHE will eventually release publicly. 

“If Coloradans are feeling symptoms related to COVID-19, such as a dry cough, fever and shortness of breath, they can serve the public health response by isolating themselves and voluntarily reporting those symptoms using the symptom tracker,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director of CDPHE.

Future versions of the symptom tracker will route people with COVID-19 symptoms to the appropriate resources for them. People who report their symptoms will be able to opt in to receive automated help managing their symptoms via text message. The system will route them to various resources, from telemedicine to behavioral health support.

This survey will collect personal health information, which the department will safeguard, protect, and report only in aggregate. More information about how data will be collected, shared and protected is available on our FAQ page. 

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.


 Regarding the State of Colorado Prison Utilization Study

If you want to know more about the prison utilization study, please call: 

Bent County Commissioners 719-456-1600         Crowley County Commissioners 719-267-5555         

Mark Radtke, Colorado Department of Local Affairs, 720-576-0468

 Earlier this year, the Colorado General Assembly passed HB 20-1019 that, among other items, mandates a prison utilization study to be undertaken by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).  The study is now underway.  The study will evaluate prison bed needs in Colorado and provide a utilization analysis of all state and privately operated facilities. It also will provide an analysis of the feasibility of the Colorado Department of Corrections to obtain privately owned facilities located in Las Animas and Olney Springs, or to utilize unused state-owned buildings to meet prison bed needs.  A second aspect of the study will determine the economic and other impacts that potential private prison closure would have on local governments and the wider community, and recommend strategies to diversify the affected local economies.  

Input from affected community members, local governments, and stakeholder groups is a key element of the economic portion of the study.  This is an opportunity to submit written comments that will be part of the public record surrounding the prison utilization study for consideration by the Colorado.  Watch the Crowley and Bent Community Meetings here:  YouTube