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Colorado Employment Situation - June, 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – June, 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 8,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,779,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,500 and government increased 1,600. May estimates were revised up to 2,771,300, and the over the month change from April to May was […]

Melcher Appointed as Holly Mayor

Melcher Appointed as Holly Mayor

    Calvin Melcher’s lone application for Mayor of Holly was unanimously approved by the Holly Trustees during their board meeting on Wednesday, July 17th.  Melcher will serve the unfinished term of five months, replacing former Mayor Tony Garcia who resigned this past May.  He will be eligible for two full terms at the start […]

Lodging Tax Panel Meeting with County over Funding Changes

Lodging Tax Panel Meeting with County over Funding Changes

    While continuing to provide funding for mostly annual events in Prowers County, the Lodging Tax Panel is seeking a ruling from the county on developing a different marketing outlet for promoting tourism for the county at large.   The idea has received lengthier considerations over the past year in an effort to drive […]

Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Suspect Caught Following High Speed Chase

Press Release from Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office: At approximately 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019, Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Quinton Stump encountered a 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe speeding. The Tahoe was southbound on Highway 287 south of Eads.… Stump followed the vehicle for nine miles, attempting to stop the driver. During the pursuit, after crossing […]

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — As of Monday, July 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a week-long Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through Sunday, July 21. In 2018, five […]

Lamar Chamber Hosts ‘Taste of Lamar’

Lamar Chamber Hosts ‘Taste of Lamar’

      The 4th Annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Taste of Lamar was held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge this past Saturday, July 13th. For a set price, attendees enjoyed sampling various treats, eats, wines and liquors offered by local restaurants, chamber members and businesses such as Colorado Mills. Don Compton’s businesses took the […]

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

    Tara Hosick, Consulting Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP), conducted her first board meeting this past Thursday, July 11th at Lamar Community College.  Hosick, a former Lamar native, was hired by the organization last month following the departure of former executive director, Eric Depperschmidt earlier this year. Aaron Leiker tended his letter […]

Two Injured in Stolen Car Crash in Baca County

Two Injured in Stolen Car Crash in Baca County

  On Sunday, July 14, 2019 at approximately 05:00 hours, an accident occurred on Baca County Road 24.6 approximately 170’ north of 13th Ave. in Baca County Colorado. A stolen red 2006 Pontiac G6, driven by a 16 year old juvenile, along with a 16 year old juvenile passenger was traveling north bound on Baca […]

2019 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update - July 9, 2019

2019 Colorado Wheat Harvest Update – July 9, 2019

  Harvest in Colorado saw some progress over the July 4th holiday and into the weekend. According to the July 7th USDA-NASS Colorado Crop Progress Report, Colorado is 10% harvested. The overall crop condition is 84% good to excellent, 15% fair, and 4% poor to very poor.  Harvest is still in full force in southeastern […]

Holly Trustees to Meet July 17th

Holly Trustees to Meet July 17th

    The Holly Trustees voted to hold their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 17th as there were too few members to form a quorum this past Wednesday, July 10th. Agenda items for consideration on Wednesday included the deadline for letters of interest for the Mayor’s seat. The Trustees set 60 days as a […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

Lamar City Sales Tax Revenue Inches Down

    The City of Lamar Sales and Use Taxes collected for May, 2019 indicated a downward turn for revenues for the city for that month. City Sales Tax was off 2.5% for a drop of $7,455 comparing $297,846 in 2018 to the current figures of $290,391.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were down […]

More Downtown Improvements for City of Lamar

More Downtown Improvements for City of Lamar

    The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved the City Council authorize Mayor Roger Stagner to sign price quotes for trash receptacles and benches that will be paid for from the CDOT Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant. The city received a grant of $400,000 almost three years ago from CDOT to fund projects of this nature. […]

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

    While most of us made last minute plans for July 4th parties, picnics or provisions, a group of hang gliders were at the Lamar Airport on Wednesday, July 3rd, going over their equipment in preparation for another leg in a 1,600 mile north/south, border to border journey.   What had been a competitive […]

Serve Colorado Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Service Awards

Serve Colorado Accepting Nominations for 2019 Governor’s Service Awards

      DENVER — Tuesday, July 2, 2019 — Serve Colorado is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Service Awards. Nominations will be accepted now through Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm MT.  These annual awards are presented in recognition and appreciation to individuals and community and civic leaders for their outstanding […]

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

CSP Trooper Tips: Motorcycle Safety by Trooper Gary Cutler

  According to the meteorologists it is now officially summer. So that means there will be a lot more motorcycles on our roadways.  So that is this month’s topic. I was a motor officer for the State Patrol for 11 years, so I have a few insights when dealing with this topic.  No matter what […]