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Workforce Job Fair in Lamar Matches Seekers with Interested Employers

Workforce Job Fair in Lamar Matches Seekers with Interested Employers

The winter job Fair and the State Workforce Center in Lamar had just as many attendees as the earlier one in September, with an average of 100 persons on hand for the four hour session which ran between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday, January 25th. Elva Macias, the local workforce center labor and employment specialist […]

Colorado Employment Situation for December, 2016

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 […]

Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority Equipped to Receive Text 911 Messages

Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority Equipped to Receive Text 911 Messages

The Prowers County Emergency Telephone Authority is pleased to announce the ability to send a text message to 9-1-1 as an integrated service to our 9-1-1 network and 9-1-1 equipment. Thorough testing has been conducted and Text to 9-1-1 is live, for the public in Prowers County. Texting to 9-1-1 provides accessibility to the hearing […]

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

Winter Storm Approaching S.E. Colorado

WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO 8:01 PM MST FRI JAN 13 2017 …WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY MORNING… * LOCATION…KIOWA…BENT…PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES…INCLUDING EADS…LAS ANIMAS…LAMAR AND SPRINGFIELD. * CAUSE AND TIMING…A PACIFIC STORM WILL BRING A WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN AND SNOW TO THE […]

Report: 62,000 Clean Energy Workers in Colorado

Report: 62,000 Clean Energy Workers in Colorado

  Top 10 Counties: Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams, Douglas, Boulder, Larimer, Weld, El Paso, Mesa; Energy Efficiency, Renewables Are Top Industries for Jobs DENVER (January 6, 2016) – More than 62,000 people in Colorado work in the clean energy sector, according to a new report unveiled today by the national, nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs […]

New Year Means Big Problems for 272 Impaired Drivers

New Year Means Big Problems for 272 Impaired Drivers

Heat Is On Campaign Logs Over 7000 arrests in 2016  STATEWIDE — Parties and celebrations rang in the new year across Colorado, but for 272 impaired drivers, the ring came from law enforcement sirens instead of festive horns and whistles. From Dec. 30, 2016 to Jan. 3, 2017, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Seeks Project Coordinator

Prowers Economic Prosperity Seeks Project Coordinator

LAMAR, CO, January 3, 2017 – With the New Year, Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP), the economic development organization for Prowers County, is poised to implement its prosperity plan that was adopted in late 2016.  The prosperity plan provides a potential road map for economic growth in Prowers County. A large portion of the plan calls […]

New Year: New County Officials

New Year: New County Officials

Swearing-in ceremonies for four elected officials for Prowers County have been scheduled for 1pm, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Prowers County District Courtroom. The newly remodeled courtroom will be the location for the swearing-in ceremony and reception to follow for Stanley Brinkley, Chief Judge for the 15th Judicial District; Joshua Vogel, District Attorney for […]

Annual Precipitation Figures Plus December 2016 Climate Review and January Preview

Annual Precipitation Figures Plus December 2016 Climate Review and January Preview

December of 2016 started out where November left off, cool and unsettled with a modified Arctic airmass moving across the region December 6 through the 8th. Another Arctic airmass moved across the region December 17th through the 19th, with several more weather systems moving across the state throughout the month, bringing abundant precipitation, especially to […]

Canyons & Plains 2016 Annual Report

Canyons & Plains 2016 Annual Report

Canyons & Plains-2016 Annual Report-Mission Statement Canyons and Plains’ mission is to grow a vibrant Southeast Colorado heritage economy by promoting our attractions and increasing the visibility of the region. The board of directors is as follows: President Chad Hart, Vice President Pat Palmer, Treasurer Pam Denahy, Secretary Carla Scranton, directors – Alexa Roberts, Richard […]

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Arrests 552 Impaired Drivers

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Arrests 552 Impaired Drivers

    STATEWIDE — In an effort keep Colorado roads safe during early holiday celebrations, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies recently concluded the Holiday Parties DUI enforcement as part of The Heat Is On campaign. From Dec. 2 to Dec. 12, officers arrested 552 impaired […]

Colorado Employment Situation in November 2016

Colorado Employment Situation in November 2016

Total non-farm payroll jobs declined 12,500 from October to November to 2,620,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 12,600 and government increased 100. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased three-tenths of a percentage point in November to 3.2 percent. The number of people actively […]

2016 Fee Deadlines Approaching for County Residents

2016 Fee Deadlines Approaching for County Residents

As a result of the passing of SB16-115, Colorado recording fees will be increasing and will be calculated as follows: $13.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page for all recorded documents. If you need to record a document the fees listed above will be charged at the time of recording. Some […]

District FFA Receives Funds for Farm-City Service

District FFA Receives Funds for Farm-City Service

Jenna Davis and Ginger Coberly from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce presented Lamar FFA District members with a $4,000 check, payment for their assistance with the annual Farm City Banquet held at the Lamar Community Building. The yearly banquet features entertainment, updates from the local FFA Chapters, carcass payments from the annual Sand and Sage […]

Fall of 2016 Climate Review Across Southern Colorado

Fall of 2016 Climate Review Across Southern Colorado

The Fall of 2016 (September, October and November ) was very warm and dry across most of south central and southeast Colorado and ended up as the warmest and driest Fall Season on record in Colorado Springs, the warmest Fall Season on record in Pueblo and the 4th warmest and 8th driest Fall Season on […]