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Colorado Employment Situation in August 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 1,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,740,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. There was no change in private sector payroll jobs and government increased 1,500. July estimates were revised up to 2,739,000, and the over the month increase from June to […]

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days

      DENVER, COLO. (Sept. 19, 2018)—The Colorado Trust, a foundation dedicated to creating fair and equal opportunities for Coloradans to lead healthy lives, announced it has granted $5,000 each to five rural nonprofit organizations in southeast Colorado in conjunction with the June 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days. Rural Philanthropy Days connects funders with nonprofit […]

Southern Colorado Drought Update

Southern Colorado Drought Update

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT…Monsoonal Rains Bring Some Drought Relief to Southeast Colorado While Drought Conditions Deepen across South Central Colorado SYNOPSIS… Weather systems over the latter half of the Spring and throughout the past Summer of 2018 brought some much needed precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the amounts of beneficial rainfall varied widely across […]

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

September 2018 Drought Update from CWCB- -Hotter and Drier

  In response to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018. With only three weeks left in the 2018 water year, October through August of this year […]

Raising Funds on the Run

Raising Funds on the Run

  Sparrow House Ministries received cash, coupons and discounts this past Friday, September 14th, worth approximately $2,000 that will purchase groceries for the organization’s food bank. The way the funds were raised during a unique event held at Safeway on East Olive Street. Theron Hammer, of Edward Jones Investments on South Main Street, incorporated an […]

Lamar School District Sets Community Forum for Proposed Levy Increase

Lamar School District Sets Community Forum for Proposed Levy Increase

  The Lamar Re-2 School District has set Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm as the date for a community forum at the Lamar High School auditorium to explain ballot 4A, a mill levy question for district voters in the November General Election. Earlier this summer, Lamar Superintendent of Schools, David Tecklenburg, told The Prowers Journal, […]

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2018 - COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

CROP PRODUCTION – SEPTEMBER 2018 – COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS

    Based on September 1st conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 174.20 million bushels, according to the September 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. This forecast is down 2 percent from the August 1st forecast and down 6 percent from […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Staying the Course for Gains

    While the Lamar City July Sales and Use Tax collected in August were up a fraction of a percent, the year to date figures continued to show a healthy gain for that period. City Sales Tax was up 0.27% for a slim gain over last year of $758.94 with 2017 totals at $282,334.72 […]

Enroll in Online Classes, Get Money for School at LCC

Enroll in Online Classes, Get Money for School at LCC

Class Enrollment Still Available for September and October There’s still time to enroll in college courses this fall and Lamar Community College is here to get students started on the track to reaching their educational goals with a full schedule of online courses. Online courses are offered in 16-week, 10-week, or short six-week long sessions […]

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

PEP Board Learns About Planned Lamar-Based Youth Entrepreneurship Fair

    The approaching November 7th E-Fair was one of two topics presented to board members of Prowers Economic Prosperity during their monthly meeting, held in the Holly Senior Center, Tuesday, September 4th.  The other presentation described the potential financial impact for state and local highway improvements should Proposition 110 pass in the November General […]

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development Month

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development Month

    (DENVER) — Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado. Workforce Development Month began modestly in 2004 with just a handful of events.  The annual series has grown exponentially over the last 14 years, through good times and bad, and Workforce Development Month 2018 is bigger […]

Financial Struggle for Holly Library

Financial Struggle for Holly Library

    The Holly Public Library needs to be open 20 hours a week in order to be considered a municipal library, but according to librarian Elaine Anderson and Cheryl Roup, the don’t have the funds to pay the employees for their time at the current hourly wage. They addressed their concerns to the Prowers […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

Prowers Economic Prosperity Plans Puma Review

    Three years ago, PUMA, Progressive Urban Management Associates, provided the PCDI board with suggestions and objectives on how to better develop a county-wide economic development organization. What followed was a change in direction and the creation of PEP, Prowers Economic Prosperity.  Now current board members are planning to re-evaluate the effectiveness of those […]

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

Heritage Defenders Submit Resolutions to Council on Library Policy Changes

  Quizno’s Restaurant, at 113 East Olive Street in Lamar, occupies a building which has been in existence in the community for numerous decades, dating back to 1947 as the former Allen & DeLoach Tire Shop. The building, according to Angie Cue, Community Development Director, still contains single-pane windows on the east, south and west […]

CCA & CSU to Host Ranch Gathering in Burlington

CCA & CSU to Host Ranch Gathering in Burlington

  Join Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado State University (CSU) for the second Ranch Gathering, to be held at the Marshall Cattle Company on September 6th, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Burlington, Colo. CCA members and the surrounding ranching community are invited and welcome to attend for an evening of great […]