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PEP Board Initiates Business Round Table Discussions

PEP Board Initiates Business Round Table Discussions

While the Prowers Economic Prosperity screening committee narrows its search for an executive director and a projects coordinator, the focus of the Tuesday, February 7th meeting centered on adding members to take part in a series of business roundtable discussions.  PEP President, Rick Robbins, said the groups will focus on categories that represent the economic […]

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Employee Teri Jobe

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Employee Teri Jobe

Teri Jobe joined the staff at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) on January 23, 2017, as an Interpretive Park Guide. Teri brings a growing passion for history and an expectation to further develop her skills as an effective employee of the National Park Service. Teri was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania (PA), a small […]

Lamar Light Plant Opens Annual Scholarship Program

Lamar Light Plant Opens Annual Scholarship Program

  The Lamar Utility Board went through a light agenda on Tuesday, January 24th.   Members were given wind turbine data for 2016 by Light Plant Superintendent, Houssin Hourieh, noting that Lamar’s three wind turbine generated 10,343.02 megawatts of electricity with is about 537.26 more than what was generated in 2015.  This performance is in light […]

Workforce Job Fair in Lamar Matches Seekers with Interested Employers

Workforce Job Fair in Lamar Matches Seekers with Interested Employers

The winter job Fair and the State Workforce Center in Lamar had just as many attendees as the earlier one in September, with an average of 100 persons on hand for the four hour session which ran between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday, January 25th. Elva Macias, the local workforce center labor and employment specialist […]

Colorado Employment Situation for December, 2016

Colorado Employment Situation for December, 2016

Total nonfarm payroll jobs declined 4,000 from November to December to 2,627,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs decreased 3,700 and government decreased 300. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in December to 3.0 percent. The number of people actively […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Delivers Annual State of the State Address

Gov. Hickenlooper Delivers Annual State of the State Address

DENVER — Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered his annual State of the State address. The governor’s remarks focused on transportation, economic development, health care, infrastructure and the marijuana grey market. Here is the text of the speech as prepared: —- I couldn’t sleep last night, so I thought about delivering […]

Newly Elected Take Their Oaths of Office in Prowers County

Newly Elected Take Their Oaths of Office in Prowers County

While the transition of political power plays out under national view in Washington, D.C., the same democratic procedures took place on a smaller, but no less important scale in Prowers County earlier this week. The oath of office was given to newly elected and re-elected officials at the county courthouse on Tuesday January 10th. 15th […]

Courthouse Improvement Project Reviewed

Courthouse Improvement Project Reviewed

The infrastructure of the Prowers County Courthouse is beginning to show its age. Built in the late 1920s, some of the facility operation systems are breaking down including on-going HVAC, electrical and safety failures.  This need has prompted the Prowers County Commissioners to hire a construction firm, 360 Energy Engineers, to provide an assessment and […]

City Sales Tax Revenues Enter 2017 with Gains

City Sales Tax Revenues Enter 2017 with Gains

  Sales tax revenue figures for November sales and Use Tax collected in December show a 6.27% gain for City of Lamar sales tax and a 6.46% increase for Total Sales and Use Tax collections. Sales tax collections were up $14,636 compared to 2015 and up $16,252 for the same period.  Total monthly collections for […]

Schnabel Steps Down as Commissioner

Schnabel Steps Down as Commissioner

Prowers County Commissioner, Henry Schnabel, brought his eight years of municipal service to the county to a close shortly before noon today, January 10th. Just prior to the lunch break which would be followed by official swearing-in ceremonies in the county district courtroom at 1pm, Commission Chairman, Ron Cook, presented Schnabel with a framed photograph […]

Report: 62,000 Clean Energy Workers in Colorado

Report: 62,000 Clean Energy Workers in Colorado

  Top 10 Counties: Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams, Douglas, Boulder, Larimer, Weld, El Paso, Mesa; Energy Efficiency, Renewables Are Top Industries for Jobs DENVER (January 6, 2016) – More than 62,000 people in Colorado work in the clean energy sector, according to a new report unveiled today by the national, nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs […]

New Windfarm Construction Set for this Spring

New Windfarm Construction Set for this Spring

Thirty-six wind turbines are scheduled to be built 23 miles south of Lamar beginning this spring. Mark Stacy, the director for Iberdrola Renewables LLC, told the Prowers Journal that roadwork east of Highway 287 is expected to begin in April.  “Our operations and management building will go up in March and our central location will […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Seeks Project Coordinator

Prowers Economic Prosperity Seeks Project Coordinator

LAMAR, CO, January 3, 2017 – With the New Year, Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP), the economic development organization for Prowers County, is poised to implement its prosperity plan that was adopted in late 2016.  The prosperity plan provides a potential road map for economic growth in Prowers County. A large portion of the plan calls […]

LCC announces Employees of the Year for 2016

LCC announces Employees of the Year for 2016

LCC honors employee’s hard work and dedication (Lamar, Colorado; December 29, 2016)  Lamar Community College is proud to recognize the following staff and faculty members who have been selected as Employees of the Year: Susan Frankel, Administrator; Valerie Reifschneider, Faculty; Roger Reamy, Classified Employee; and Rory Gillespie, Adjunct Instructor.  These individuals have made a true […]

Loveless Assesses PMC  Future Finances

Loveless Assesses PMC Future Finances

Prowers Medical Center, like similar hospitals across the country, may experience some financial changes next year in light of federal funding changes and potential program alterations from the new administration in Washington, DC. Chief Executive Officer, Craig Loveless, told the Prowers County Commissioners, the hospital is exploring those lines of service that can generate the […]