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Norma Atkinson…May 24, 1923 – January 16, 2017

Norma Atkinson…May 24, 1923 – January 16, 2017

Norma Carr Atkinson was born on May 24, 1923 in Cozad, Nebraska.  She passed away in Eads, Colorado on January 16, 2017. Norma lived in Lamar until the late 1970’s when she and her husband Jim Atkinson moved to Mt. Home Reservoir near Ft. Garland, Colorado. Jim passed away on January 21, 1990 and Norma […]

Council Reviews Assessments for Building Permit Fees

Council Reviews Assessments for Building Permit Fees

  The Lamar City Council is reviewing its pricing structure for building permits. The action is being taken following recent remarks made by Lamar area businessman, Ed Jones, on what he recounted was a disparity between the fees charged in Lamar versus the same scope of building project in metro Denver.  Using best available numbers […]

Colorado Employment Situation for December, 2016

Total nonfarm payroll jobs declined 4,000 from November to December to 2,627,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 3,700 and government decreased 300. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.0 percent. The number of people actively […]

January 2017 Drought Update from CWCB

January 2017 Drought Update from CWCB

Following a warm a dry autumn, winter has brought significant precipitation to the entire state, along with occasional cold snaps. As a result, all basins have experienced dramatic snow accumulation and are now well above normal for snowpack. Increased precipitation has also helped to alleviate drought conditions in many regions of the state, although moderate […]