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Colorado Employment Situation in August 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 4,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,655,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 1,700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from July to August at 2.4 percent. The […]

Granada Hosting Fiesta De Colores Coronation this Saturday

Granada Hosting Fiesta De Colores Coronation this Saturday

  Dee Melgosa, Fiesta De Colores Trustee, visited with the Granada Trustees on Wednesday, September 13th to review the annual Saturday, September 16th event and make last minute preparations for the celebration at the town park.  “The parade will start at the school and make its way to the park at 10am,” she confirmed, adding […]

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

Granada Trustees Approve Increased Landfill Fees

  Several revenue projections were discussed before the Granada Trustees arrived at a fee increase for use of the landfill during their monthly meeting, September 13th.   One trustee was absent from the meeting but it was a unanimous vote to raise the monthly fee to $15 from the previous $4 paid by an estimated 240 […]

Summer of 2017 Climate Review from NWS

Summer of 2017 Climate Review from NWS

  After a wet spring of 2017, the first month of “Meteorological Summer” warmed up and dried out across south central and southeast Colorado. While some portions of Eastern Colorado saw spotty amounts of above normal precipitation through the month of June, along with bouts of severe weather, most of south central and southeast Colorado […]

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

PEP Contributes $$$ to Second Year with Buxton Group

 Discusses Developing Town Hall Meetings for Community Input on Marijuana   Syracuse Dairy is considering expanding into Prowers County. Eric Depperschmidt, Prowers Economic Properity (PEP) Executive Director, told board members he has discussed the potential with the company.  Depperschmidt provided an update on various local business development positions and potential during the board’s bi-monthly meeting […]

OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

  According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, agriculture contributed about $2.5 billion to the Colorado economy in 2015. In 2016, this contribution had declined to about $2.1 billion, a decrease of approximately 15.3%. Colorado growers have been struggling in 2017 due to suppressed commodity prices.   Both wheat and corn prices are below […]

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

  Glenn Otto and Tony Garcia, Mayors of Granada and Holly, respectively, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss their landfill problems on Tuesday, August 29th.  Both communities are between a financial rock and a hard place in their efforts to remain in compliance to regulatory mandates for their landfill operations from the Colorado […]

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

Senator Gardner Tours Camp Amache, Offers Support with NPS Project

The National Park Service is considering taking steps to manage Camp Amache in Granada. U.S. Senator, Cory Gardner, visited the site and the Amache Museum in Granada Monday, August 21st to get a better understanding of the scope of the Camp and the private efforts that have allowed the site and the museum to be […]

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

Crowder/Lewis Town Hall Covers Economics, Landfill, Easements and Hemp

  Southeast Colorado residents who attended the PEP Town Hall Meeting at Lamar Community College this past Thursday, August 17, expressed an interest in economic development, landowner rights, hemp production, conservation easements, landfill regulations and the potential development of Camp Amache under the guidance of the National Park Service.   State Representative Kimmi Lewis, House […]

Colorado Employment Situation for July 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for July 2017

Employers in Colorado added 3,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,648,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 100 and government increased 3,500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in July to 2.4 percent. […]

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

CDOT Provides 20% Discount on BACtrack Breathalyzers STATEWIDE —Last month, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are […]

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Colorado Businesses and Residents Affected by Severe Thunderstorm

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Colorado businesses and residents affected by the severe thunderstorm, hail, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred June 25, 2017, U.S. Small Business Administration’s Administrator Linda McMahon announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA […]

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

Busy Saturday for Lamar Streets

  While the annual Sand and Sage Parade was traveling on a new route along South 6th, West Cedar and South 9th Streets this year, the American Legion Legacy Run was heading towards Lamar as a food and re-fueling point. The Parade route was altered due to Main Street Construction this year, but it also […]

Safety Tips for Storm-Related Home Repairs

Safety Tips for Storm-Related Home Repairs

August 14, 2017 RE: Important preventive safety tips for the citizens of Lamar With the recent damage caused by the recent storms, the City of Lamar Building Department is issuing some tips that are meant to help our citizens through the process of getting qualified bids and contractors while trying to protect our citizens: Please […]

Granada Trustees Had Light Agenda for August Meeting

Granada Trustees Had Light Agenda for August Meeting

Two items were tabled by the Granada Trustees during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, August 9th.  Mayor Glenn Otto said he would contact TBK Bank officials for additional information on future banking fees for the town and bring the information back to the Trustees.  Approval for a building permit for a proposed 30’ by 45’ foot […]