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Lamar Community College's Jessica Medina Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Lamar Community College’s Jessica Medina Receives Outstanding Educator Award

Medina named the 2019 University of Colorado Boulder’s Outstanding Community College Educator Award   (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College (LCC) Academic Services Coordinator Jessica Medina has been named the 2019 University of Colorado Boulder’s Outstanding Colorado Community College Educator Award. “I feel absolutely honored that I was nominated for this award,” said Medina. “So […]

Hans Friederichs Selected as Construction Trades Faculty at Lamar Community College

Hans Friederichs Selected as Construction Trades Faculty at Lamar Community College

    (Lamar, CO) – Lamar Community College is excited to announce the hire of Hans Friederichs as the new Construction Trades faculty member at Lamar Community College for the upcoming school year. “Mr. Friederichs comes with a lot of experience in construction, and he is continuing the work of creating a state-of-the-art Construction Trades […]

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2019

Colorado Employment Situation in April 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 9,500 nonfarm payroll jobs from March to April for a total of 2,765,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 8,300 and government increased 1,200. March estimates were revised up to 2,755,700, and the over the month change from February to March was an […]

First Students Graduate LCC with Construction Trades Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

First Students Graduate LCC with Construction Trades Associate of Applied Sciences Degree

    (Lamar, CO) – LCC is pleased to announce that five students have successfully completed their Construction Trades Associate of Applied Science degree: Bill Williams, Montana Barlow, Hunter Wilson, Krystal Ramsey, and Quentin Coberley. The students completed all four semesters of the program and are the first graduates since the program’s redesign in 2016-2017. […]

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

Here’s a Way to Hurt a Community

One aspect of the difficulties of promoting economic growth for Prowers County, attracting new business and touting the county as a potential new home for future employees came to light during the Prowers Economic Prosperity, PEP, board meeting this past Tuesday, May 7th. Craig Loveless, Chief Executive Officer of Prowers Medical Center, shared a portion […]

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

USDA Urging State Agencies for SNAP Support

            WASHINGTON, May 1, 2019 – Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support […]

Holly Postponing New Administrator Search

Holly Postponing New Administrator Search

  The search for a new Holly Town Administrator is on hold for the summer, scheduled to resume in August. The Holly Trustees decided to resume the search several months from now during their May 1st board meeting.  There were several points of difference between the Trustees and the candidate, who, according to Holly Mayor, […]

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 […]

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

Lamar Community College Receives U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  LAMAR, CO- Lamar Community College (LCC) was named a recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Title III – Strengthening Institutions Grant. The grant, a five-year, $2.25 million award, is being implemented immediately to support LCC’s efforts to increase student success while strengthening the college and its surrounding communities.  “As a […]

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

SDS Observes 55 Years of Service

  David Harbour, Executive Director of Southeast Developmental Services, met with visitors at the headquarters this past Wednesday, April 3rd during the organization’s annual open house.  “We’ve been doing this since I’ve been here and that’s for at least 16 years,” he said. Last month, the Prowers County Commissioners met with Harbour to proclaim April […]

Honkers Welcome Bright Beginnings

Honkers Welcome Bright Beginnings

    The Lamar Honkers visited with Clara Sherrill, owner/operator of Bright Beginnings Child Care in Lamar. Located at 9765 County Road HH, Bright Beginnings is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 5:15pm and can be contacted at 970-380-5862. For those interested in Clara’s services, you can view Bright Beginnings Child Care on their […]

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 […]

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 […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 2,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,749,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,200 and government increased 1,200. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point from December to […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Koffee Kamper and Kan Du Construction

Lamar Honkers Visit Koffee Kamper and Kan Du Construction

  Members of the Lamar Honkers and Lamar Chamber Board of Directors spent a portion of their Friday afternoon visiting two businesses in Lamar, Koffee Kamper at 1002 North Main Street and Kan Du Construction at 1800 South Main Street. The Koffee Kamper is run by Shawnarae Falconburg and is open Tuesday through Friday from […]