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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 […]

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 3) Horse Rescue Operations in Springfield, CO

Blue Rose Ranch (Part 3) Horse Rescue Operations in Springfield, CO

  Blue Rose Ranch (Part 3) This is the third and final article in the series describing the work behind the scenes of the horse rescue and adoption facilities at the Blue Rose Ranch in Springfield, Colorado, owned and operated by Cheryl and John Webb since 2007. Since the first day of operation to current […]

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 […]

LCC Make Space Director Updates Rotary on Computer Technology

LCC Make Space Director Updates Rotary on Computer Technology

    You start with a block of plastic, add some software programming, put it into a laser cutter machine and out pops a functioning monkey wrench, cut from the plastic block. That’s a simplification of an involved process, but taken down to basic elements, that’s a part of what’s offered from the Innovative Make […]

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 […]

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in July 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 2,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,737,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 100. June estimates were revised up to 2,734,500, and the over the month increase from May to June was 9,100 […]

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Welcome New Motel Owners

Lamar Chamber and Honkers Welcome New Motel Owners

  The Lamar Chamber and Lamar Honkers recently paid a welcome visit to new owners of the former Chek Inn, now known as Main Street View Inn and Suites on South Main Street in Lamar, adjacent to the Lamar Eagles Lodge. Owner Don Nordo is remodeling the units and although the pool has not been […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2018

    Employers in Colorado added 7,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,723,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,400 and government decreased by 700. April estimates were revised down to 2,715,700, and the over the month increase from March to April […]

Collins Takes Command of Women’s Basketball at LCC

Collins Takes Command of Women’s Basketball at LCC

      (Lamar, Colorado; June 1, 2018) Lamar Community College has named former assistant coach Nolan Collins its new head coach of women’s basketball. Collins takes the helm after serving as the assistant coach for two years under former head coach Landon Steele. “I am just proud of the journey over the last two […]

Lamar Honkers Welcome New Locksmith Business

Lamar Honkers Welcome New Locksmith Business

  Lamar Chamber of Commerce directors and Honker members welcomed E & D Locksmith to the area. The locksmith service, owned and operated by Eric George and Denise Carder, will provide on-call 24/7 response at 719-691-4726. Formerly Mikey’s Locksmith, George and Carder recently assumed the operation and may also be reached at edlockslamar@gmail.com. Photo:  Ashley […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,717,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,300 and government increased 900. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point from March to April […]

Holly Trustees Discuss Landfill Location, ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

Holly Trustees Discuss Landfill Location, ARPA Power Purchase Agreement

  The monthly Holly Trustees meeting on Wednesday, May 2nd, hosted a full audience as several residents expressed concerns about a preliminary location for a proposed garbage transfer station near 4 River-John Deere in the community.  Due to costs associated with maintaining the current landfill, the Trustees have taken initial steps to close it in […]

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 21 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,398 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2017 spent $1,509,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 21 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative […]

Sage Brush Meadows Prepares for City Council Meeting, Briefs PEP Board

Sage Brush Meadows Prepares for City Council Meeting, Briefs PEP Board

Jillane Hixson, one of the organizers of the proposed Sage Brush Meadows skilled-care facility planned for Lamar, briefed the Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) board members on their progress, during the PEP monthly meeting held at the Green Garden Restaurant this past Tuesday, May 1st. Hixson stated, “We are moving forward, and the feasibility study is […]