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Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

Colorado River Basin States Move Forward with Contingency Plan to Address Looming Crisis

  DENVER – The seven Colorado River Basin States of Colorado, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming signed a letter to Congress today requesting legislation to implement a negotiated contingency plan that responds to the historic dry conditions and the effects of climate change on the Colorado River. “Water is the lifeblood of […]

Livestock Slaughter - US Highlights - February 2019

Livestock Slaughter – US Highlights – February 2019

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.17 billion pounds in February, up 3 percent from the 4.06 billion pounds produced in February 2018. Beef production, at 1.99 billion pounds, was slightly above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.45 million head, up 2 percent from February 2018. The average live weight was […]

CATTLE ON FEED- March 22, 2019

CATTLE ON FEED- March 22, 2019

COLORADO The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 1,050,000 head as of March 1, 2019. The latest inventory was 1 percent above last month’s revised inventory of 1,040,000 head and up 11 percent from the March […]

Colorado's Employment Situation - February 2019

Colorado’s Employment Situation – February 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 700 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,749,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government decreased 500. January estimates were revised down to 2,748,900, and the over the month change from December to January was […]

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

Granada Trustees Move Forward on Water Project

    The Granada Trustees, following a public hearing Wednesday, March 20th, voted to move forward on water system improvements for the community.  A resolution on the project and financing costs will be on the April 10th agenda during their regular monthly meeting. David Frisch, consulting engineer for GMS, Inc., said, “This is a great […]

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

    The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors weighed some pros and cons for sponsoring a speaker who specializes in teaching businesses and sometimes communities on ideas to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations. Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director and Cheryl Sanchez, Small Business Development Center Advisor, gave an overview of the program held […]

New Name Coming for Lamar Airport

New Name Coming for Lamar Airport

  The Lamar City Council approved a resolution of support to change the name of the Lamar Municipal Airport to Southeast Colorado Regional Airport, which will better reflect the scope of the market area being served. A request had been made of the council earlier in the year and this action, taken during the council […]

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

Lamar Seeking Grant for Main Street Building Purchase

      The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the application for an $18,000 DoLA Mini-Grant to purchase the building known years ago as the Main Café at 114 South Main Street in Lamar. The property has been in disrepair although inside demolition work began in 2014 after the property had been purchased in an effort […]

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

City Sales Tax Lagging from 2018 Figures

    The Sales Tax for the City of Lamar was up 2.43% for January, 2019, collected in February of this year. The gain accounts for $5,792.85 in revenue comparing 2018 figures to $243,849.61 collected for this year.  Use Tax collections for this period dropped 65.14% for a loss of $25,889.36 and Other Collections were […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government increased 1,200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to […]

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

  DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded Baca County $350,000 to make needed improvements to its fairgrounds. The project was one of 17 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation grants awarded by GOCO from a pool of 54 applications. Baca County Fairgrounds welcomes a wide variety of events, including rodeos, tractor pulls, […]

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

      BEAR, as described by Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, stands for Business Expansion Attraction and Retention, a series of goals that are hoped to be achieved by the economic development organization. Leiker addressed the annual meeting of PEP, held Monday, March 4th at the Shore Arts Center in downtown Lamar.  […]

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

CPW News: Colorado and Kansas Sign Historic Agreement

Create Permanent Water Supply at CPW’s John Martin Reservoir State Park   HASTY, Colo. – A 40-year deadlock between Colorado and Kansas has been resolved with the signing of a historic agreement that will provide a new source of water for a permanent fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir. The long-sought compromise between […]

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

Commissioners Appoint Board Members

    The Prowers County Commissioners made appointments to two boards during their regularly scheduled meeting, Tuesday, February 26th, reappointing Clifford Boxley to the County Planning commission for a term that will end February 2020.  There were only three submissions for four seats on the County Fair Board and Lane Malone, Wynter Dorenkamp and Gerry […]

Lamar Utilities Board Reschedules Meeting with Solar Customers

Lamar Utilities Board Reschedules Meeting with Solar Customers

      The Lamar Utility Board will reschedule a planned meeting with solar customers, tentatively set for March 12th at the Light Plant offices at 100 North Second Street.  The customers have been meeting with members of the Prowers Economic Prosperity board and will make a full presentation of their concerns regarding solar interconnect […]