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Lower Rates on Utility Bills for Lamar Customers Noted in City Council Meeting

Lower Rates on Utility Bills for Lamar Customers Noted in City Council Meeting

      The Lamar City Council, during its January 14th meeting offered council liaison reports which noted from Councilman Riley that the Municipal Airport is beginning work on an updated Master Plan for 2019 and will be seeking federal funding for upgrades. The airport board is still seeking permission from the FAA for a […]

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2018 - Unemployment Numbers up for S.E. Colorado

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2018 – Unemployment Numbers up for S.E. Colorado

  Employers in Colorado added 9,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,762,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 9,100 and government increased 700. November estimates were revised up to 2,752,400, and the over the month change from October to November was an […]

City Council Begins 2019 with Full Agenda

City Council Begins 2019 with Full Agenda

        The Lamar City Council began their first meeting in 2019 with almost three dozen items on the agenda, this past Monday, January 14th. Councilmembers ratified a phone poll approving the cancellation of a court appearance for Prowers Aggregate Operators, LLC with the State of Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board. According to […]

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

City Ends Year with Positive Tax Revenues

    The December 2018 revenue report from the City of Lamar indicates that although the month closed down for total sales and use tax collections compared to the year before, the year to date figures posted a positive return. City Sales Tax for December was up 1.13% for a $3,134 gain over 2017 with […]

PEP Focus Meeting Prioritizes Housing as Key to County’s Economic Growth

PEP Focus Meeting Prioritizes Housing as Key to County’s Economic Growth

    Almost three years after PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, downsized the number of its board members, hired an executive director and transitioned into PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity, members compared their initial goals to current priorities. This past Friday, January 11th,   working with strategic plan expert, Sheryl Trent, of SBrand Consulting, members conducted a […]

Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

Council Discusses Motel Development for Lamar

  Since the City of Lamar helped fund a feasibility study with SECED last year for building a motel within the city limits, the council has been speaking with potential developers on the cost and what type of financial incentives could be brought into play. The council expanded on that note this past Monday, January […]

3rd Annual SCALE Event Set for LCC

3rd Annual SCALE Event Set for LCC

  Lamar Community College and CSU Southeast Area Agronomy are providing a great day of FREE information on Friday, February 8th for producers and those interested in agriculture at the 3rd Annual Southeast Crops and Livestock Expo at the LCC Wellness Center from 8am to 3pm. The day features Colorado State University College of Agricultural […]

Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

Granada Trustees Begin Grant Process for Town Water Infrastructure

    The Granada Trustees decided to pursue a grant application to finance water main improvements in the community during their monthly meeting, Wednesday, January 9th.  This project was researched by the Trustees in June 2016, working with the GMS engineering firm from Colorado Springs.  Mayor Glenn Otto was contacted by David Frisch from the […]

Council Discusses Lamar Housing Status - Growth Potential

Council Discusses Lamar Housing Status – Growth Potential

    The Lamar City Council opened discussions on developing construction for new houses in the city during their January 7th work session.  Available and affordable housing has a direct bearing on business development in Lamar, a point of discussion that has been addressed on numerable occasions by a variety of municipal and civic organizations […]

Empty Bowls Soup Supper Fund-Raising Event in McClave

Empty Bowls Soup Supper Fund-Raising Event in McClave

  5 Loaves Pantry is hosting an Empty Bowls Soup Supper featuring ceramic bowls handcrafted by McClave School students on Friday, January 25th from 5:30 to 7 pm at the school cafeteria. Attendees will choose a one-of-a-kind bowl, then have it filled with a delicious soup prepared by pantry volunteers.  Cost of a bowl and […]

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

    January 7, 2019  BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” […]

Holly Commercial Club Anticipates News for 2019 ‘Pedal the Plains’ Event

Holly Commercial Club Anticipates News for 2019 ‘Pedal the Plains’ Event

  Holly is unofficially one of three communities in southeast Colorado that will be included in the annual Pedal the Plains bike-riding event that is set this year for September 13-15th.  The specific announcement about this year’s course, that involves an estimated 1,000 bike riders, will be held on January 19th in Denver.  Lamar was […]

PATS Serves as New Year’s Designated Driver for 2019

PATS Serves as New Year’s Designated Driver for 2019

  108 area residents made use of the Prowers Area Transit (PATS) services this past New Year’s Eve, according to Darren Glover, PATS Operations Director for the 20 year old transportation facility serving Prowers County and Lamar. “The numbers were off a little this year, probably due to the extreme cold temperatures and the snowfall […]

Quarterly Revenue Forecast Shows Moderate Growth for Next Fiscal Year

Quarterly Revenue Forecast Shows Moderate Growth for Next Fiscal Year

    DENVER — Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 — The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today released its quarterly economic and revenue forecast. The December forecast for General Fund revenue shows moderate growth in the months ahead. Revenue collections in the first half of FY 2018-19 continued to increase due to steady […]

PEP Conducts Annual Business Survey

PEP Conducts Annual Business Survey

  Prowers Economic Prosperity is issuing a ten question survey for county business owners, pertaining to future expectations and current performance for 2018, according to PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt. “We’ve only received a few replies at this early date, but we will compile the information to help determine how to better focus our efforts […]