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Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

Snow Goose Festival Plans 16th Annual Event

  Sharon Stiteler, AKA “BIRDCHICK” to Keynote the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival LAMAR, Colo. (September 15, 2017) – International speaker and author, Sharon Stiteler, also known as “Birdchick” is sure to be insightful and entertaining for the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival as the featured […]

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2017

Colorado Employment Situation in August 2017

  Employers in Colorado added 4,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from July to August for a total of 2,655,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 1,700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from July to August at 2.4 percent. The […]

Labor Day DUI Arrests Are Up Over 2016

Labor Day DUI Arrests Are Up Over 2016

1184 Drivers Cited for DUI During Labor Day Enforcement Fall Festivals Enforcement Begins Sept. 15   STATEWIDE — Law enforcement agencies across the state cited 1184 impaired drivers during the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) The Heat Is On Labor Day DUI enforcement period, which ran from Aug. 18 through Sept. 5. This number represents […]

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report for July 2017

Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report for July 2017

  The City of Lamar Sales Tax collection report showed a healthy bump for taxes collected for July. City Sales Taxes were up 1.91% for a $5,283 growth over the same month in 2016.  2017 collections were at $282,234 while last years were at $277,051.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections for the same period […]

CCAC President Joins US Ag Industry Opposing President's Plan to Withdraw from S. Korea Trade Deal

CCAC President Joins US Ag Industry Opposing President’s Plan to Withdraw from S. Korea Trade Deal

Many representatives of the U.S. agriculture industry spent recent days voicing concerns to their delegates in Washington, D.C., about President Trump’s threat to withdrawal from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). Among those ag leaders was Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) President Mike Lefever, who reached out to both Sen. Michael Bennet and Sen. Cory […]

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

Holly Trustees Meet with Commissioners on Landfill Issues

    The Prowers County Commissioners invited the Holly Trustees to their meeting with a senior advisor from Governor’s Hickenlooper’s office on September 26th to voice their concerns regarding landfill rules and regulations. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade told the Trustees during their September 6th meeting, that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is pushing […]

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

Multiple Fatalities in Baca County Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash that occurred at approximately 0530 hours on Colorado 287 Mile Post 42, which is approximately 12 miles north of the town of Springfield in Baca County on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. A 2002 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound on Colorado 287. A 2003 Kia STL, 2015  Hyundai […]

LCC Offers CDL Training this September

LCC Offers CDL Training this September

(Lamar, Colorado; August 28, 2017) This September 23, Lamar Community College will be offering a one-day, noncredit course for those interested in obtaining their CDL licensure.  The training will be held 8:00am to 6:00pm at the LCC Equine Center. This is a training, not the official CDL exam.  It will cover the written test, pre-trip […]

OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

OEDIT Offers Colorado Ag-Business Summary

  According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, BEA, agriculture contributed about $2.5 billion to the Colorado economy in 2015. In 2016, this contribution had declined to about $2.1 billion, a decrease of approximately 15.3%. Colorado growers have been struggling in 2017 due to suppressed commodity prices.   Both wheat and corn prices are below […]

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

Commissioners Review Landfill Problems with Holly and Granada

  Glenn Otto and Tony Garcia, Mayors of Granada and Holly, respectively, met with the Prowers County Commissioners to discuss their landfill problems on Tuesday, August 29th.  Both communities are between a financial rock and a hard place in their efforts to remain in compliance to regulatory mandates for their landfill operations from the Colorado […]

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

Council Renews Buxton Contract for Business Development

The Lamar Redevelopment Authority approved a renewal contract with Buxton Group for continued marketing strategy and a retail development program for the City of Lamar. Angie Cue, Lamar Community Development Manager, told the Authority Buxton has identified specific retailers who seek markets with household purchasing habits similar to those in Lamar.  “We have an account […]

September 3rd Fly-In at Lamar Airport

September 3rd Fly-In at Lamar Airport

Eric and Tanya McSwan, the new managers at the Lamar Municipal Airport, remind the public of their Fly-In, set for Sunday, September 3rd from 9am to 3pm at the airport.  “This will be to honor our First Responders,” she said, adding that it’s an early tie-in for the September 9th, annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute and […]

Upcoming Happenings at Bent’s Old Fort

Upcoming Happenings at Bent’s Old Fort

  The National Park Service will celebrate its 101st birthday this Friday, August 25, with free admission on Friday to all National Park units across the country.  Locally, Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will waive fees for touring the fort.  The fort will be free to all that day, with operating hours from 8 […]

Colorado Employment Situation for July 2017

Colorado Employment Situation for July 2017

Employers in Colorado added 3,600 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,648,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 100 and government increased 3,500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in July to 2.4 percent. […]

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Underway, August 18-Sept 5

CDOT Provides 20% Discount on BACtrack Breathalyzers STATEWIDE —Last month, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law agencies are […]