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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 […]

Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

      Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will be closed to the public on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of those public holidays. The fort will be open regular winter hours of 9 am to 4 pm daily during the rest of the holiday season. Through the […]

Elks Hosting Annual Toy Show

Elks Hosting Annual Toy Show

      Prowers County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the Lamar Elks Toy Show, to be held Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at the Lamar Elks Lodge 28157 Hwy 287 South, Lamar CO 81052. The show will start at 9 am and run until 3 pm mountain time.  Toys of all shapes and sizes, new in […]

Holly Commercial Club Christmas Lighting Contest Winners

Holly Commercial Club Christmas Lighting Contest Winners

    The results are in for the annual Christmas Lighting Contest held in the Holly community. Each first and second place winners in the three categories receive $100 and $50 respectively for their decorations. Traditional Christmas Category went to Christie and Tim Weeder for First place and Mark and Barb VanCampen were selected as […]

Tips for Donating Wisely this Holiday Season

Tips for Donating Wisely this Holiday Season

   DENVER, Dec. 18, 2018 — The holiday season is in full swing and Secretary of State Wayne Williams asks Coloradans to give generously to their favorite charities but to keep in mind of how to give wisely. “This time of year is when local nonprofits step up their fundraising efforts and Coloradans begin to […]

LCC Announces Winter Holiday Closures

LCC Announces Winter Holiday Closures

(Lamar, Colorado; December 17, 2018) Lamar Community College’s fall semester has officially come to an end and the holidays are near. The LCC campus will be closed starting Tuesday, December 25, and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, so that faculty and staff can spend time with their families. Certain departments on campus will […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS

Drought Information Statement from NWS

    Drought Conditions Persist Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday December 13th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwest Colorado, including extreme westerly Rio Grande County and the western 2/3rds of Mineral County.  Extreme Drought (D3) conditions remain depicted across the rest […]

HOPE Center Receives Annual Donation from Rupp’s Truck in Lamar

HOPE Center Receives Annual Donation from Rupp’s Truck in Lamar

      The HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar recently received an annual donation from Rupp’s Truck and Trailer Repair on Highway 50 in Lamar. Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Coalition said the $2,500 was a welcome gift for right around the holidays and this isn’t the first time that Roman […]

2018 Farm Bill Headed to the President's Desk, View from CCG

2018 Farm Bill Headed to the President’s Desk, View from CCG

  Dec. 14, 2018 – Earlier this week the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018” began its final journey to President Trump’s desk. Monday the House and Senate Agriculture committees and Congressional leadership released the conference report for the 2018 Farm Bill. Tuesday, the Senate passed the bill with 87 to 13 votes. Wednesday, the House […]

CCA Comments, "Congress Passes the 2018 Farm Bill"

CCA Comments, “Congress Passes the 2018 Farm Bill”

  On Wednesday, December 12, the House of Representatives passed the 2018 Farm Bill with a landslide of 369-47. This decision came on the heels of the Senate vote, which also passed the bill on Tuesday with an 87-13 margin. According to the Farm Bill: House Agriculture Committee’s website, the bill focuses on the nation’s […]

Arkansas River Power Authority to Reduce Electric Rate for 2019

Arkansas River Power Authority to Reduce Electric Rate for 2019

      December 13, 2018. Lamar, Colo. – At its December meeting, the Arkansas River Power Authority (ARPA) Board of Directors adopted its 2019 budget that included a 2% reduction in its wholesale energy rate. The rate decrease comes after several years of stable rates that have not seen any rate increases since 2011. […]

End of Year Tax Revenues Show a Dip for Final Months

End of Year Tax Revenues Show a Dip for Final Months

    City of Lamar Sales Tax collected in November dropped 5.84% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections were also off 7.37%. The difference for the 3% sales tax drop is $16,373.96 which shows collections for this November at $26,148.48 compared to 2017 with collections at $280,522.44.  The 7.37% drop results in a difference […]

Trooper Tips for December, "Hidden Scars"

Trooper Tips for December, “Hidden Scars”

                               Each month I usually write about topics to help you and your families stay safe on the roadways. This month I would like to touch on why that is so important.  There is a hidden scar that goes on under the radar of public perception.  So this time, I would like to help […]

Wreaths Across America Held this Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery

Wreaths Across America Held this Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery

Peacock Funeral Home would like to invite everyone to the 7th annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony being held at 10am on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar at the Veteran’s Section. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day it is our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. Remember the fallen, […]

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

Holiday Parties DUI Enforcement Period Begins

    CDOT Campaign Includes Naughty or Nice List   STATEWIDE — The turkey has been carved and holiday parties are right around the corner, which means an increase in impaired drivers on Colorado roads. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies are teaming up for heightened […]