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PMC Site Plan Development Outlined

PMC Site Plan Development Outlined

    “We are developing an on-going site plan for long term issues at the hospital. Once it’s completed, the board will put it up for bid,” said Prowers Medical Center, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless.  He listed several areas that will be addressed as he briefed the Prowers County Commissioners during their meeting on […]

Lamar Utility Board Reviewing Long Term Power Contract

Lamar Utility Board Reviewing Long Term Power Contract

  Lamar Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, outlined a 33 year contract proposal between the board and WAPA, Western Area Power Administration during the board’s October 24th meeting.  When asked by board member, Michael Horning, why it was for so long a duration, Hourieh replied, “Because we get a great rate.”  The superintendent explained this […]

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

  As part of their study of the housing market in southeast Colorado’s six counties, Community Strategies Institute, (CSI) conducted a comprehensive of the demographics of the region. The study viewed each of the six counties with regard to the number of available units for rent or for sale, wages and income of residents, earning […]

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

USDA Cattle on Feed Report

CATTLE ON FEED – 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 940,000 head as of October 1, 2017. The latest inventory was 9 percent above last month and 11 percent above the October 1, 2016 […]

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Bumper Crop Expected for Colorado Corn

Colorado corn farmers’ 2017 grain crop expected to break state record   Although weather has caused the state’s corn to mature slowly and harvest is behind schedule, the quality of the crop looks solid — enough so that the latest USDA forecast calls for Colorado farmers to haul in 184.15 million bushels this year. That […]

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2017

      Employers in Colorado added 4,000 nonfarm payroll jobs from August to September for a total of 2,656,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,100 and government decreased 4,100. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from August […]

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

  This article offers additional information on the quality of the housing market in southeast Colorado, a housing needs assessment report prepared for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development by the Communities Strategies Institute. The assessment pulled data from various sources, ranging from the U.S. Census and economic development organizations, to statistics provided by realtors, lenders, […]

Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

The Annual Southeast Colorado Two Shot Goose Hunt is observing its 51st year in Lamar next month.  Rose Ann Yates and John Ritter detailed the plans for the three day hunt which will be held from Wednesday, November 29th through December 1st and requested marketing and contract funding from the Lodging Tax Panel during their […]

SECED Report Indicates Need for New/Affordable Housing in Southeast Colorado

SECED Report Indicates Need for New/Affordable Housing in Southeast Colorado

    The quality of the houses on the sale and rental market for the six counties in southeast Colorado is deteriorating and aging. That’s the general summary of a housing needs assessment conducted from July through October, 2017, by the Community Strategies Institute for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development.  The overview was presented by […]

Colorado Certified Small Business Community Winners Announced

Colorado Certified Small Business Community Winners Announced

DENVER – Wed., Oct. 11, 2017 – Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne, the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) and local economic development professionals from around the state gathered at Limon Town Hall to announce the four winners of the Certified Small Business Community initiative (CSBC). This Blueprint 2.0 program assists rural communities who want to expand their […]

City of Lamar Eligible for Tree Replacement Funding

City of Lamar Eligible for Tree Replacement Funding

The City of Lamar may become eligible for a tree removal grant under a program administered by the Colorado State Forest Service. Lamar City Councilmember, Anne-Marie Crampton said the funds would finance tree removal and replacement on public property.  Without specifying the amount, Crampton said the grant is a 50/50 match. Jane Felter, long-time member […]

Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award

Seeking Nominations for the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award

The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust invite you to submit a nomination for the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award. The Leopold Conservation Award Program recognizes agricultural landowners who actively exemplify Aldo Leopold’s “Land Ethic”.  The award recognizes and celebrates extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation by private landowners, and provides a prominent […]

Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

Nominations Sought for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will become vacant in December 2017.  Nominations are now being sought to fill these important positions. The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado’s weed management challenges and craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests.  The committee then makes […]

Secretary Williams: "Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong"

Secretary Williams: “Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong”

    DENVER, Oct. 13, 2017 — New business filings in Colorado have grown more than 5 percent over the last year, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report also shows residential construction is poised for a strong finish this year, and positive but lower growth […]

CROP PRODUCTION – OCTOBER 2017

CROP PRODUCTION – OCTOBER 2017

  COLORADO HIGHLIGHTS Based on October 1 conditions, corn production in Colorado is forecast at 184.15 million bushels, up 15 percent from last year’s 160.29 million bushels, according to the October 1 Agricultural Yield Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. The 1.27 million acres expected to […]