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LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

LCC Prepares for New Academic Year

  Lamar Community College President, Dr. Linda Lujan, noted that summer enrollment is up almost 25% from last year. “This is exciting,” she told the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, July 10th, “We finished our regular year at almost 6% up and our target annual enrollment is about 5% a year, so this is nice […]

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

Lamar Council, No Motion on Nursing Home Resolution

    Proponents of the Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home were given their public hearing Monday, July 9th, by the Lamar City Council, their apparent final chance to have the council approve a Special District presented through their Service Plan, which outlined the need for a new nursing home in Lamar and would include an […]

Holly Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors Re-Appointed

Holly Fire and Ambulance Board of Directors Re-Appointed

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution on Monday, June 25th re-appointing the current five members as directors of the Holly Fire and Ambulance District.  They are:  Robert Fletcher, Viola Melcher, Dale Seufer, Thomas Wagner and Janice Weisenhorn.  This act makes the board representation official as there had been no duly elected board […]

Stapleton Campaign Swing Through the Southeast

Stapleton Campaign Swing Through the Southeast

  Colorado Treasurer, Walker Stapleton, visited with local constituents and local GOP representatives during a stop at Brew Unto Others in Lamar, Wednesday, June 13th. Stapleton, the current state treasurer for over seven years, is the leading Republican candidate for governor heading into the June 26th state primary.  He discussed some of the citizens’ concerns […]

City Council Votes Against 6th Street Broadband Tower

City Council Votes Against 6th Street Broadband Tower

    The Lamar City Council, on a four to three ballot, voted against erecting a 100 foot tall wireless broadband communication tower at 207 South 6th Street in Lamar.  The address is in a C-2 zoning district.  NE Colorado Cellular, Inc, d/b/a Viaero Wireless and Mountain Tower & Land LLC, submitted an application which […]

Council Requests Clarifications on Resolution to Create Health Services District

Council Requests Clarifications on Resolution to Create Health Services District

    The Lamar City Council has asked the proponents of the Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home project for additional detailed information on their service plan and distinctions regarding how the proposed 1% sales tax increase for the new district would distinguish sales tax from user’s tax applications. The proponents of the health services district […]

Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

Development Plans for Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home Moving Forward

  Jay Brooke, representing the proposed Sage Brush Meadows Nursing Home, provided an update on the progress being made to the development of the facility, which will be located just south of Lamar along Highway 287 and north of Spreading Antlers Golf Course. The plans call for a comprehensive long-term and innovative skilled care facility, […]

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

PEP Annual Meeting Notes County Economic Growth

  The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors conducted their annual meeting on Tuesday, February 6th, at the Lamar Community Building. PEP President Rick Robbins and Executive Director Eric Depperschmidt capped the accomplishments of the revised economic development organization for 2017. Last year, the PCDI organization had been given new guidance by an economic focus […]

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 […]

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

Community Corrections Facility on Contract Deadline

    The Prowers County Commissioners approved a fourth amendment deadline for the contract to purchase property intended to be used for a community corrections facility on East Maple Street in Lamar. The final extended closing date is December 15th, 2017. Prowers County and Douglas Carrigan agreed to a contract in July, 2016 for the […]

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority is working to alleviate blight, generally known as Brownfield, in commercial areas of the city. The Authority approved an application for an EPA Brownfield assessment grant which will review environmental conditions of public or private properties.  The funds will be used to hire Ayres Associates which will conduct the study […]

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

Community Strategies Institute (Part 3) : Rental and Housing Recommendations

  As part of their study of the housing market in southeast Colorado’s six counties, Community Strategies Institute, (CSI) conducted a comprehensive of the demographics of the region. The study viewed each of the six counties with regard to the number of available units for rent or for sale, wages and income of residents, earning […]

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

Housing Assessment Information for Southeast Colorado, Part Two

  This article offers additional information on the quality of the housing market in southeast Colorado, a housing needs assessment report prepared for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development by the Communities Strategies Institute. The assessment pulled data from various sources, ranging from the U.S. Census and economic development organizations, to statistics provided by realtors, lenders, […]

SECED Report Indicates Need for New/Affordable Housing in Southeast Colorado

SECED Report Indicates Need for New/Affordable Housing in Southeast Colorado

    The quality of the houses on the sale and rental market for the six counties in southeast Colorado is deteriorating and aging. That’s the general summary of a housing needs assessment conducted from July through October, 2017, by the Community Strategies Institute for SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development.  The overview was presented by […]

Secretary Williams: "Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong"

Secretary Williams: “Our Economy Remains Fundamentally Strong”

    DENVER, Oct. 13, 2017 — New business filings in Colorado have grown more than 5 percent over the last year, according to the latest report analyzing Colorado Secretary of State data. The Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators Report also shows residential construction is poised for a strong finish this year, and positive but lower growth […]