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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 […]

Innovate & Make Space Now Open at LCC

Innovate & Make Space Now Open at LCC

  (Lamar, Colorado; September 11, 2017) After a summer of hard work and preparation, the Lamar Community College Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) is now open for business.  Community members as well as LCC students and staff are welcome to become members of the I&MS and learn how to use a wide range of equipment. […]

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

    The Prowers County Commissioners invited the Holly Trustees to their meeting with a senior advisor from Governor’s Hickenlooper’s office on September 26th to voice their concerns regarding landfill rules and regulations. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade told the Trustees during their September 6th meeting, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pushing […]

Holly Commercial Club Organizing Cornhole Tournament for Sept. 23rd

Holly Commercial Club Organizing Cornhole Tournament for Sept. 23rd

  All those younger years of lawn darts or a bean bag toss may pay off for some accurate throwers during the Holly Gateway Fair on September 23rd. The Holly Commercial Club voted to host a Cornhole Tournament in connection with the newly created Holly Gateway Classics Car Show. The cost for a two-person team […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hail Damage and Street Flooding from Prowers County Storm

Hail Damage and Street Flooding from Prowers County Storm

    The Lamar Public Works Department, along with local police and fire department personnel, were at work Thursday evening, dealing with the aftermath of a severe weather system that hit the county shortly before 7pm last night. Police officers were posted in high-water intersections, helping traffic safely navigate a course to a higher, dryer […]

International Education Comes to S.E. Colorado

International Education Comes to S.E. Colorado

Nine students from Europe and Asia will be attending high school classes in southeast Colorado this year, part of the EF High School Exchange program which has offered these services for over 50 years. Some of the students, accompanied by their host families, attended the events for Family Night this past Tuesday, August 8th, at […]