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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 […]

New President Announced at Otero Junior College

New President Announced at Otero Junior College

  LA JUNTA — Dr. Nancy J. McCallin, President of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), announced today that Dr. Timothy Alvarez will be the fifth president of Otero Junior College (OJC), ending a five-month search conducted by college and community representatives. Dr. Alvarez is expected to start in mid-July. “After completing a nationwide search, […]

Colorado Employment Situation for March 2018

Colorado Employment Situation for March 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 5,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,707,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government increased 1,100. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from February to March at 3.0 percent. The […]

Statement from the Lamar Education Association RE: the Colorado Teacher Walkout

Statement from the Lamar Education Association RE: the Colorado Teacher Walkout

    LAMAR, CO, April 15, 2018 On Monday, April 16, hundreds of teachers across Colorado will leave their classrooms to march at the State Capitol for education reform. While the Lamar Education Association (LEA) supports these teachers, LEA will not be joining their colleagues in Denver. LEA members will be wearing red shirts to […]

New Business Filings Show Growth in Colorado

New Business Filings Show Growth in Colorado

  DENVER, April 12, 2018 — New business filings in Colorado increased 32 percent this quarter compared to last quarter, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data. Over the 12 months ending March 31, a total of 120,870 new business filings were recorded with the Secretary of State’s office. In the […]

City of Lamar Enjoys a Continuing Sales Tax Revenue Increase

City of Lamar Enjoys a Continuing Sales Tax Revenue Increase

  The February 2018 Revenue Report for the City of Lamar shows collections for Sales and Use Tax increased 11.05% over this same time last year. City Sales Tax was up 12.15% for a $28,052 gain over February 2017 and Use Tax was up a slight 1.85% over last year.  Combined, that makes for a […]

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

Redevelopment Authority Postpones Action on Two Construction Requests

  The City of Lamar Redevelopment Authority Board postponed any reimbursements for construction costs for two development incentive applications for businesses at 411 South Main Street and the other at 1202 North Main Street during their regular meeting on Monday, April 9th.  The presentations were made by Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director. The application […]

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

Planning Commission Approves Dairy Special Use Permit

On a unanimous vote, following a public hearing, the Prowers County Planning Commission approved a request for a special use permit to construct and operate a commercial cattle dairy in the southeastern section of Holly. The district is zoned as A-2 and A-3.  Most of the facility, owned and operated by Syracuse Dairy, LLC-Holly Location, […]