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Colorado's Employment Situation - February 2019

Colorado’s Employment Situation – February 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 700 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,749,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government decreased 500. January estimates were revised down to 2,748,900, and the over the month change from December to January was […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government increased 1,200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Koffee Kamper and Kan Du Construction

Lamar Honkers Visit Koffee Kamper and Kan Du Construction

  Members of the Lamar Honkers and Lamar Chamber Board of Directors spent a portion of their Friday afternoon visiting two businesses in Lamar, Koffee Kamper at 1002 North Main Street and Kan Du Construction at 1800 South Main Street. The Koffee Kamper is run by Shawnarae Falconburg and is open Tuesday through Friday from […]

Spring Break Maker Camp Returns to LCC Makerspace

Spring Break Maker Camp Returns to LCC Makerspace

      (Lamar, Colorado; February 19, 2019) The popular Spring Break Maker Camp will return to Lamar Community College’s Innovate & Make Space (I&MS) in March. During the week of March 11-15, the I&MS will host a series of classes with fun, hands-on projects for middle and high school students. Laura Misenheimer, manager of […]

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

Construction Projects Underway in Lamar

    A visit to parts of Lamar indicates some people are busy this mid-winter. The pace has increased at the community correction facility, known as the Advantage Treatment Center on East Maple Street.  Mark Carrigan, who is handling most of the renovation project for the former WPA facilities, said he expects the eastern most […]

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

Holly Trustees Approve Contract Search for Administrator

    The Holly Trustees hired the services of consultant Steve Rabe of Canon City to search for a new town administrator for the community. Rabe will be engaged for special projects, duties and assignments, as determined by the Holly mayor under the agreement while the search for a permanent replacement is underway.  The contract […]

UPDATE: Senator Crowder Urging Action on Converted Military Vehicles

UPDATE: Senator Crowder Urging Action on Converted Military Vehicles

  Senator Crowder just announced that remote testimony on his bill will be available on Monday, January 28th at 1:30pm at Lamar Community College, saving the time and expense of having to drive to La Junta-(Editor’s Note)   State Senator, Larry Crowder, representing District 35 in southern Colorado, is offering testimony on SB19-054 in La […]

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 […]