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Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

Colorado Unemployment Situation – March 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 6,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from February to March for a total of 2,755,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,300 and government increased 800. February estimates were revised down to 2,749,200, and the over the month change from January to February was an […]

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

Water Release Underway at John Martin Dam

        At 7:00 am this morning, (Monday, April 15, 2019) John Martin Dam opened up its gates for the first time since November 1st! This is the first release since the completion of the stilling basin project. Flows are starting out relatively low, but expect them to increase as we start to […]

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

SECPA 2019 Annual Meeting Hosted at LCC Wellness Center

  Kevin Karney, Southeast Colorado Power Association Board President, noted the anniversaries of SECPA at 80 years of service and 20 years for SECOM in his address to the gathering, Thursday, April 11th  at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center.  Southeast Colorado Power Association, formed in 1937, provides electric power to approximately 10,458 meters in […]

Wiley Student to Represent SE CO in Cinderella State Pageant

Wiley Student to Represent SE CO in Cinderella State Pageant

  Elizabeth Mortimeyer, 7-year-old Wiley 1st grader and daughter of Justin and Jenni Mortimeyer, of Lamar, will be representing Southeast Colorado at the 2019 Colorado State Cinderella Pageant, to be held in Westminster from May 24th-27th. Elizabeth was crowned the Overall Winner in the Miniature Miss (7-9 year-old) division at the Littleton Cinderella Preliminary Pageant […]

Call 811 to Protect Underground Utilities

Call 811 to Protect Underground Utilities

April is National Safe Digging Month LAMAR, Colo. (Apr. 1, 2019) More than 50 percent of Atmos Energy’s hazardous leaks are caused by excavation damage to its natural gas distribution system. Accidental damage is the greatest risk to underground utilities and even minor damage, such as a scrape, dent, or crease in a pipeline or […]

LCC Hosts FFA Competition

LCC Hosts FFA Competition

    Almost 850 FFA high school students from over 40 schools took part in the annual FFA Career Development Day hosted by Lamar Community College this past Wednesday, April 3rd. According to Tori Hawks, LCC Recruiting Coordinator, this is the largest contest of its kind in the state, with the exception of the State […]

Sanchez Becomes PEP Interim Director

Sanchez Becomes PEP Interim Director

  Prowers Economic Prosperity has named Cheryl Sanchez as its interim director with the recent departure of Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt.  The Board of Directors has full confidence in Cheryl’s ability to keep PEP’s momentum as it seeks a permanent replacement.  Board members are also engaged in their responsibilities within BEAR – Business Expansion Attraction […]

Improvement in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

Improvement in Drought Conditions across South Central and Southeast Colorado

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Pueblo – Mar 21, 2019 SYNOPSIS Abundant and much needed precipitation across Colorado`s High Country over the past few months has allowed the US Drought Monitor to indicate marked improvement in the drought that has plagued much of Colorado over the past year. Abundant precipitation through the first half of March, […]

Colorado's Employment Situation - February 2019

Colorado’s Employment Situation – February 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 700 nonfarm payroll jobs from January to February for a total of 2,749,600 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government decreased 500. January estimates were revised down to 2,748,900, and the over the month change from December to January was […]

Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

Citizens of Prowers County: Info on Motor Vehicle Tax Overpayment

  It was discovered by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles and the Colorado Clerk and Recorders’ that there was an error in the State’s motor vehicle system when calculating the Specific Ownership Tax (SOT) for vehicles whose renewal was in the month of December 2018. The calculation errors overcharged certain customers Specific Ownership Tax […]

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

PEP Board Discusses Business Boot Camp

    The Prowers Economic Prosperity Board of Directors weighed some pros and cons for sponsoring a speaker who specializes in teaching businesses and sometimes communities on ideas to turn themselves into Consumer Destinations. Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director and Cheryl Sanchez, Small Business Development Center Advisor, gave an overview of the program held […]

LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

LUB Recaps Recent Power Outage

The Lamar Utility board held a brief meeting on Tuesday, March 12th as they tabled a planned customer presentation regarding Solar Interconnect with Lamar Light and Power.  A group of citizens who use solar power to offset a portion of their electrical costs have approached board members in the past, seeking a clarification of the […]

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

Prowers County Moves to Sanctuary Status Regarding Proposed HB-1177

    The Prowers County Commissioners unanimously approved an amended resolution, No. 2019-5 declaring Prowers County a Sanctuary County after hearing from over a dozen citizens regarding the Board’s support of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and recognizing the Board’s belief that Colorado HB-1177 is inconsistent with the right of law abiding citizens to keep and […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

    The Lamar Honkers group visited three businesses from Wiley this past Friday afternoon, making stops at the County Line Convenience Store, The Butcher Shop and Cornerstone Cafe and Coffee. County Line Convenience Store at 36020 Highway 287 in Wiley serves area residents and motorists seven days a week with fuel and snacks, plus a […]

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

PEP Annual Meeting Details BEAR Essentials

      BEAR, as described by Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) President, Aaron Leiker, stands for Business Expansion Attraction and Retention, a series of goals that are hoped to be achieved by the economic development organization. Leiker addressed the annual meeting of PEP, held Monday, March 4th at the Shore Arts Center in downtown Lamar.  […]