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Colorado Employment Situation – September 2021

Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point in September to 5.6 percent. The national unemployment rate declined by four-tenths of a percentage point to 4.8 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 900 in September to 3,192,300. […]

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

CPW Seeks Feedback on Big Game Hunting License Distribution

  DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is considering changes to policies and regulations that could potentially impact how big game hunting licenses are distributed in the state. CPW is currently seeking public input from resident and nonresident big game hunters and stakeholders through an online comment form, followed by a survey and public meetings […]

Questions and Answers: Lamar Council Candidates and Marijuana Forum

Questions and Answers: Lamar Council Candidates and Marijuana Forum

    A Lamar City Council and Mayoral a seat and sales of recreational marijuana and its taxation were the two topics of discussion at a candidate’s forum held Wednesday evening, October 13that the Lamar City Council chambers.  The forum was streamed on the city’s website and broadcast live over KLMR radio. Nick Lopez is […]

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

Canyons & Plains Tourism Stakeholder Survey

  Canyons & Plains Regional Heritage Taskforce is currently working through a Restart Destinations Program sponsored by the Colorado Tourism Office. This program includes a full-day workshop (which will take place Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 9 am to 3 pm at Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community outside of Las Animas), 75 hours of mentorship, and […]

BallotTrax Returns for November’s Election

BallotTrax Returns for November’s Election

  DENVER, Colo– Colorado voters will once again have the opportunity to track their ballots online for this November’s election using BallotTrax, an initiative that was implemented by Secretary of State Jena Griswold in 2020. “Last year, we introduced a new technological advancement that added transparency and access to our elections, BallotTrax,” said Secretary Griswold. […]

Lane Splitting is Against the Law in Colorado

Lane Splitting is Against the Law in Colorado

  Motorcyclists can share a lane with a fellow rider, but stripe-riding is a “no go” (COLORADO) – The Colorado State Patrol is sending a clear reminder to motorcycle riders that lane splitting is illegal in Colorado. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, “Passing or overtaking a vehicle in the same lane is illegal […]

Farm-To-Market Grants to Help Create Greater Resilience in Colorado’s Food Supply Chain

Farm-To-Market Grants to Help Create Greater Resilience in Colorado’s Food Supply Chain

  Broomfield, Colo. — To strengthen local food systems and create greater supply chain resilience, the Colorado Department of Agriculture will distribute grant funding to be used for agricultural processing projects. Up to $2 million will be awarded through a competitive Farm-to-Market Infrastructure Grant Program to help farmers, ranchers, food processors and manufacturers improve local […]

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2022 Budget

Lamar Utility Board Approves 2022 Budget

    The Lamar Utility Board approved the 2022 Budget with a unanimous vote during the October 12th meeting.  The budget includes total revenues in excess of $17.8M, $16.4M from retail electric sales and the remaining primarily from wind turbine production.  The budget is proposing expenses of $15.3M which includes $11M for power supply.  Additional […]

Lamar Council Approves Electric Charging Stations

Lamar Council Approves Electric Charging Stations

    The Lamar City Council voted to meet the growing demand for charge stations for vehicles using electricity for their main power source.  The action came following considerable discussion during the October 11th meeting over how the location of the two proposals would encroach on daily traffic around the Lamar Chamber of Commerce and […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report, August 2021

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report, August 2021

    Sales Tax Revenue continues to grow for the City of Lamar as the end of summer report for August, 2021 shows City Sales Tax collections up 10.85% for a gain of $32,987 over the same time period last year.  Collections for 2020 were $304,099 compared to this August at $337,086.  Use Tax collections […]

Groundbreaking for Cobblestone Motel

Groundbreaking for Cobblestone Motel

  The local owners/investors of the Lamar Colorado “Cobblestone Hotel & Suites” located at 1215 N. Main St., Lamar, Colorado held a ceremonial ground breaking for this much awaited addition to Lamar at the site on Wednesday, October 6th. The event was attended by members of the Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council, Prowers Economic […]

Lamar Chamber Hosting Annual Moonlight Madness

Lamar Chamber Hosting Annual Moonlight Madness

Moonlight Madness will be held in Lamar on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5PM to 8PM. The Lamar Chamber of Commerce will host the annual window decoration contest.  Let the Chamber know that you want to be judged. Here are the Prizes: 1st Place, Traveling Trophy, and Advertising in Reals Deals Magazine, and on KVAY. 2nd […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

  If you are like many Coloradans, you are probably familiar with or utilize the great assets managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW). These include 42 state parks, including the recently created Fishers Peak State Park, which is a magnificent gift and legacy to our state. Another 350 wide-ranging state wildlife areas provide unparalleled […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Urges Public to Avoid Harassing Wildlife When Using Drones

  DENVER, Colo. – As drone use becomes increasingly popular, Colorado’s state parks and wildlife agency urges the public to help protect wildlife, even from the air. Although technology increases access in many positive ways, it can also pose a threat to wildlife by causing increased stress and even death for some animals. Wildlife biologists […]

NCGA Sees Benefits from Ethanol for Fuel Legislation

NCGA Sees Benefits from Ethanol for Fuel Legislation

  The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) recently welcomed the reintroduction of The Next Generation Fuels Act (H.R. 5089), legislation to transition gasoline and vehicles to low-carbon, higher octane fuel to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet future needs of more advanced vehicles by taking advantage of the benefits of higher ethanol blends. The […]