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Colorado Employment Situation - July 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 7,200 nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July for a total of 2,787,000 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 5,700 and government increased 1,500. June estimates were revised up to 2,779,800, and the over the month change from May to June was an […]

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

DoLA Severance Tax Dollars Help Improve S.E. CO Infrastructure

  DENVER, CO – August 16, 2019 – The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) awarded over $17M for the Tier I and Tier II Energy and Mineral Impact Assistance Funds (EIAF) program. Programs that receive Tier I grant funding are eligible for up to $200,000 for their projects. In the most recent cycle, 19 […]

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

Recycling Efforts in Rural Colorado

    The more trash you recycle, the less goes into your landfill, your water and your planet. A mix of state and local representatives gathered at the Lamar Public Works offices on North Second Street, Wednesday, August 14th, for a brief update on landfill status in Prowers County and the City of Lamar and […]

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

Granada Pricing Community-Sized Recycle Bins

  Many rural communities in southeast Colorado are coming to terms with limited landfill space, coupled with what they term are costly regulations from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Granada recently received approval from CDPHE to dig a 300 foot long trench, 55 feet wide and ten feet deep which should give […]

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

Troy Manor Motel Donated to the City of Lamar

    The Lamar City Council did not hold a meeting for the Urban Development Authority this past Monday, August 12th, but the council ratified an earlier phone poll approving a letter of intent regarding the Troy Manor Motel property acceptance of donation.  The property, at 1101 South Main Street, had been owned by Cruikshank […]

Lamar June Sales Tax Revenue Report

Lamar June Sales Tax Revenue Report

    City of Lamar Sales Tax revenue collected for June, 2019 showed less than a full percentage point loss while Total Sales and Use Tax collections were just up by a negligible amount. City Sales Tax revenue was down 0.15% for a drop of $459.63 with collections for this June at $315,892 compared to […]

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

USDA Forecasts U.S. Corn and Soybean Production Down from 2018

      WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2019 – The Crop Production report issued today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) forecasted soybean and corn production down from 2018. Soybean production is down 19 percent from 2018, forecast at 3.68 billion bushels; corn growers are expected to decrease their production 4 percent from last year, […]

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

Pedal the Plains Needs Volunteers

  Pedal the Plains is right around the corner and we need volunteers! The event is September 12-15 and we need volunteers on the afternoon of Thursday September 12, all day on Friday September 13 and on Sunday September 15. Lamar is the start & finish line so we will get to launch the riders […]

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

Holly Commercial Club Seeking Pedal the Plains Volunteers

  The Holly Commercial Club met August 7 at noon with eight members present. Minutes from the July meeting were read and approved as written by Calvin and second by Pearl. Motion carried. John gave the treasurer’s report and the Shopper’s report. Both were approved as given by Viola and second by Jackie. Motion carried. […]

Colorado Economy Continues to Show Growth According to Secretary of State

Colorado Economy Continues to Show Growth According to Secretary of State

Secretary Griswold Releases Economic Indicators Report for Second Quarter 2019   Colorado’s business entity filings increased and wages continued to see growth through the second quarter, according to the latest Quarterly Business and Economic Indicators report released by Secretary of State Jena Griswold today. During the second quarter of 2019, 31,762 new business entities filed […]

2019 Pedal the Plains Preview

2019 Pedal the Plains Preview

    The Pedal the Plains bicycling event is set for southeast Colorado September 13-15 this year, marking the second time the event will be held in this area. The first Pedal was hosted in Lamar in 2013.  This year Lamar, Holly and Springfield are on the agenda for the 100 mile-plus riding event. Organizers […]

Farm Production Expenditures - 2018.  United States Highlights

Farm Production Expenditures – 2018. United States Highlights

    Farm production expenditures in the United States are estimated at $354.0 billion for 2018, down from $357.8 billion in 2017. The 2018 total farm production expenditures are down 1.1 percent compared with 2017 total farm production expenditures. For the 17 line items, 7 showed an increase from previous year, while the rest showed […]

Lamar Council Notes Pedal the Plains Attendance Size, Sets Administrator Recruitment in Motion

Lamar Council Notes Pedal the Plains Attendance Size, Sets Administrator Recruitment in Motion

  The bikes are coming, and with them and their riders presenting the need for parking space in Lamar during the Pedal the Plains event September 13-15th. The organizing group received council permission to expand the originally approved parking area for RV’s for overnight camping on Park Street.  Because of increased reservations, the organizers are […]

Colorado Employment Situation - June, 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – June, 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 8,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from May to June for a total of 2,779,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,500 and government increased 1,600. May estimates were revised up to 2,771,300, and the over the month change from April to May was […]

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

Changes for PEP with Hosick Arrival

    Tara Hosick, Consulting Executive Director for Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP), conducted her first board meeting this past Thursday, July 11th at Lamar Community College.  Hosick, a former Lamar native, was hired by the organization last month following the departure of former executive director, Eric Depperschmidt earlier this year. Aaron Leiker tended his letter […]