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City Pays off Water Bond

City Pays off Water Bond

    Kristin McCrea, City Treasurer explained to the council, the city’s Series 2009 Water Activity Revenue Refunding Bonds were paid in full on June 17, 2019 and the balance is now down to $0.00 and there are no further obligations for the District to pay interest and principal on the bonds. The Water Bond […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Helps Fund Development of Former K-Mart

    Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, outlined a funding proposal submitted by Lamar Main Street LLC, aka Gateway Safety Products, which has been manufacturing road flares in Lamar for the past several years. The company plans to expand its operation from its initial manufacturing site, the former Greenstreet Distributing Company on West Poplar […]

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Takes Southeast State Tour

    Lamar Community College was the last stop of the evening for Kate Greenberg, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, this past Thursday, June 20th.  Greenberg, who has been Commissioner since the start of the year, held a meet and greet with area ag producers, ranchers and the public in general at the college’s library, capping […]

New Program Supports Agricultural Intern Opportunities

New Program Supports Agricultural Intern Opportunities

    BROOMFIELD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) introduces the new Agricultural Workforce Development Program, which provides incentives to agricultural businesses, including farms and ranches, to hire interns. Qualified businesses may be reimbursed up to 50% of the actual cost of hiring an intern, not to exceed $5,000 per internship. “Investing in […]

OEDIT Launches Colorado Mutual Prosperity Program to Expand Workforce Dispersion

OEDIT Launches Colorado Mutual Prosperity Program to Expand Workforce Dispersion

Participating Rural Counties Eligible for Program Awareness Grants   DENVER – Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) unveiled a new economic development initiative aimed at encouraging economic prosperity throughout rural Colorado. Colorado’s Mutual Prosperity (COMP) Program incents new jobs that can be performed from eligible rural areas of the state. The program […]

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2019

Colorado Employment Situation in May 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,766,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 900 and government increased 1,300. April estimates were revised down to 2,764,300, and the over the month change from March to April was […]

Guided Tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site

Guided Tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site

  On Saturday June 29, Park Guide Teri Jobe will present a free guided tour at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site. The 90-minute tour will begin promptly at 10 am at the lower parking area, and will follow the Monument Hill Trail, a distance of a half mile, before concluding at the Monument Hill […]

June forecast shows continued growth for Colorado economy

June forecast shows continued growth for Colorado economy

    DENVER — The Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) released the June forecast showing stronger than expected revenue growth. Strong wage growth is driving continued consumer spending, sustaining our economic expansion. However, trade conflicts pose a risk to Colorado’s economy, as recently proposed escalations could result in higher prices for domestic consumers and […]

City of Lamar Received Award for Wheels Park

City of Lamar Received Award for Wheels Park

  STARBURST AWARDS 2019 DENVER June 17, 2019 – Lamar residents really know how to use their pedal power. The City of Lamar will receive a Colorado Lottery Starburst Award for building Lamar Wheels Park bike and skate park. The award will be presented at Willow Creek Park on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. […]

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

  The annual Youth Horse Camp at Blue Rose Ranch was held June 10th – 14th. Participants had a great week working with horses. Kids learned to groom and care for horses, how to lead horses and handle them on the ground, and they had extensive riding sessions each day. Our two guest riding instructors, […]

Nice Touch for Downtown

Nice Touch for Downtown

  It didn’t take long for the new decorative flower pots to grace the Lamar downtown business district once the CDOT TAP grant letter was received by the City of Lamar this past Monday, June 10th. Angie Cue, Downtown Development Director, informed the council during their regular meeting, that the long-awaited funds-release letter had been […]

Fishing Heating Up at John Martin Reservoir, New Reservation System in Place

Fishing Heating Up at John Martin Reservoir, New Reservation System in Place

  HASTY, Colo. – A few weeks ago, staff at Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s John Martin Reservoir State Park watched as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the gates on the massive 70-year-old dam for the first time since Nov. 1, 2019.  This is big news to anglers who covet fishing in the stilling […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Receives $5,696 to Improve Two Buttes State Wildlife Area Habitat

    DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded a $5,696 grant to Area 12 of Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) to restore and diversify the area’s wildlife habitat. The grant is part of GOCO’s CPW Director’s Innovation Fund (DIF), a partnership between GOCO and CPW to create a funding source for […]

Baca County Receives Grant for Fairgrounds Upgrades

Baca County Receives Grant for Fairgrounds Upgrades

  June 12, 2019   The Honorable Glen Ausmus, Chair Baca County 741 Main Street Suite 1 Springfield, CO 81073 RE: EIAF 8917 – Baca County Fairgrounds Improvements Dear Chair Ausmus: The Department of Local Affairs is in receipt of your application for state Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance funds. These revenues are derived from […]

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

Car Seats Colorado Provides Tips for Summer Travelers

      STATEWIDE — After a nearly record-setting cold spring, warm weather is here, and families are packing up the car for summer road trips. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that only one in four children is properly secured when riding in a vehicle, putting the majority at severe risk […]