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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 […]

Commissioner Brown Announces Yezak as Deputy Commissioner

Commissioner Brown Announces Yezak as Deputy Commissioner

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Jennifer Yezak has been named Deputy Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The vacancy was created when Chris Wiseman retired from CDA in November 2017. Yezak was raised in Texas in a small rural community where she still helps run the family’s cow/calf operation. She was a Senior Advisor […]

Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen named new Vice President at LCC

Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen named new Vice President at LCC

      Lamar Community College has named Dr. Lisa Schlotterhausen as the next Vice President for Academic and Student Services.  Dr. Schlotterhausen, who is currently serving as the Interim Dean of Academic Affairs at Riverland Community College in Austin, Minnesota, will assume her role at LCC on April 16, 2018. “Each of our finalists […]

25-7 Media Acquiring Cherry Creek Media Radio Stations in S.E. Colorado

25-7 Media Acquiring Cherry Creek Media Radio Stations in S.E. Colorado

LAMAR, CO – 25-7 Media, Inc. and Cherry Creek Media announced today their plans to formally file with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer ownership of 920 KLMR-AM and 93.5 KLMR-FM in Lamar and 1400 KBLJ-AM and 92.1 KTHN-FM in La Junta from Cherry Creek Media to 25-7 Media, Inc. Regarding the transfer, Jonathan Brewster, […]

15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

15th Judicial District Community Corrections Board has Open Position

MEDIA RELEASE The 15th Judicial District Community Corrections board is accepting applications from persons who are residents of the 15th Judicial District that includes Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers Counties. There are four (4) openings on the board to be filled by one citizen from each of the aforementioned counties. A citizen member term is […]

Enrollment Climbs at Lamar Community College

Enrollment Climbs at Lamar Community College

  The headcount for Lamar Community College’s spring semester, according to President Linda Lujan, is up 9.9% and is showing a Full Time Equivalency of 10.39%. She added, “As of last week, only Trinidad Junior College surpassed LCC in growth in the Colorado Community College System.”  Dr. Lujan told the Prowers County Commissioners that of […]

27th Annual Governor's Forum on Colorado Agriculture

27th Annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture

  February 21, 2018 – Renaissance Hotel in Denver The Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program is proud to host the 27th annual Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, titled “Colorado’s Agricultural Impact: Economic, Environmental, Social”. This year’s theme will bring together producers, consumers, experts, and other ag stakeholders to examine how each of those sectors converge to […]

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2017 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

LIVESTOCK SLAUGHTER – DECEMBER 2017 UNITED STATES HIGHLIGHTS

  Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.40 billion pounds in December, up slightly from the 4.40 billion pounds produced in December 2016. Beef production, at 2.15 billion pounds, was 1 percent below the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.58 million head, down 1 percent from December 2016. The average live weight […]

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in December, 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 5,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,671,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,300 and government increased 800. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point from November to December […]

2017 Was a Banner Year for Construction in Lamar

2017 Was a Banner Year for Construction in Lamar

  The Building Department in the City of Lamar provides a monthly record indicating the number of construction permits that have been issued, the fees assessed by the city based on the value of the overall project and a year to date project valuation on potential property value increases. The reports provide one look at […]

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

Pilot Travel Center is Up and Running

    “We’ve had a line of people coming in through the doors since earlier this morning,” said Center Manager, Kirt Jackson this past Saturday, January 13th.  Local residents have been watching the progress of the new facility since ground was broken and construction began this past July at the former TL Tucker buildings at […]

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

Granada Trustees Continue Landfill Discussions into New Year

  The Granada Trustees voted to use Frontier Bank as a second institution in which to deposit a majority of the town’s funds. This is a similar action that other communities have adopted in light of changes in fees for certain accounts which maintain a high level of deposits. The Trustees will put together a […]