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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, […]

So You Think You Have an Interesting Job

So You Think You Have an Interesting Job

    A tower paint crew scaled the KLMR main tower last week as part of regular maintenance service, repainting the red and white colors that had been eroded by the elements of the past several years, as well as some probable damage to the paint from last August’s hail storm. The FCC/FAA dictates that […]

Colorado Employment Situation for February 2018

Colorado Employment Situation for February 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 8,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,701,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 9,000 and government decreased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from January to February at 3.0 percent. The […]

Colorado Employment Situation in January, 2018

Colorado Employment Situation in January, 2018

  Employers in Colorado added 7,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,693,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 7,300 and government decreased 200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from December to January at 3.0 percent. The […]

LCC’s Innovate & Make Space to host spring break Maker Camp

LCC’s Innovate & Make Space to host spring break Maker Camp

  (Lamar, Colorado; February 24, 2018) The Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) at Lamar Community College will host its first-ever Maker Camp this coming spring break.  The four-day camp is open to area 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  It will be held March 12-15 from 9:00am to noon each day. The Maker Camp will […]