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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 […]

Jena Griswold Sworn in as Colorado's 39th Secretary of State

Jena Griswold Sworn in as Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State

  DENVER, Jan. 8, 2019 —  Jena Griswold was sworn in as Colorado’s 39th Secretary of State. Griswold grew up in Estes Park, Colorado in a working-class family. She was the first person in her family to go to a four-year college and then on to law school. “I am honored to serve the people […]

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 […]

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 […]

COLORADO’S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DIVISION READY TO ASSIST FEDERAL WORKERS IMPACTED BY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

COLORADO’S UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE DIVISION READY TO ASSIST FEDERAL WORKERS IMPACTED BY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

    Approximately 53,200 federal workers may be eligible for jobless benefits (DENVER) – Today civilian federal workers in Colorado received word that they will be furloughed as a result of a shutdown of the federal government and many of them will likely be eligible to receive unemployment insurance benefits while they are out of […]

Colorado Employment Situation - November 2018

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 1,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from October to November for a total of 2,749,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 700 and government increased 1,100. October estimates were revised up to 2,748,000, and the over the month change from September to October was an […]

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

Lamar’s Main Street Project, 99.5% Complete

    They’re gone! Construction workers, flag holders, earth moving machines, concrete trucks…all seemed to disappear as of late Friday, December 14th.  The last observed task was steam-blasting away the temporary road stripes at the north end of Main, around Loaf and Jug and putting down some new paint for lanes now that almost all […]

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

Colorado Employment Situation for October 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 4,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,747,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,100 and government decreased 1,300. September estimates were revised down to 2,742,300, and the over the month change from August to September was a […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenues Take an Early Fall Dip

Lamar Sales Tax Revenues Take an Early Fall Dip

    The City of Lamar Sales Tax revenues declined slightly for September sales collected this past October. City Sales Tax collected was down 14.26% for a drop of $48,428.71 for the month, posting $291,109.75 for 2018 compared to $339,538.46 collected for the same period in 2017. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down […]

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

  Wednesday, November 7th, was a win-win day for a lot of middle and high school students from the region participating in the first annual Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair in Lamar.  Working with Ogallala Commons, a non-profit community development network offering leadership and education to students around the region, 63 students from the 5th to […]

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

Lamar Rotary Honors Local Citizens for Vocation Recognition Month

    Four Lamar residents were recently recognized for their contribution to their community by the Lamar Rotary as part of their Vocation Recognition program during October. The four were Dr. Gino Figlio, pediatrician at High Plains Community Health Center for health care, Ron Cook, Prowers County Commissioner for community service, the Emick Family for […]

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in September 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 5,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from August to September for a total of 2,748,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 700. August estimates were revised up to 2,743,000, and the over the month increase from July to August was 4,000 […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Weighs Main Street Business Request

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Weighs Main Street Business Request

    The former Bettiann’s building, a long time fixture at 112 South Main Street in Lamar, is currently owned by Haley May Rhodes of Lamar who is requesting funding from the Lamar Redevelopment Authority to develop her own store. The request was made during the LRA’s September 24th meeting. The total cost of interior […]