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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. […]

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 […]

Lamar Community College Announces the Hiring of New Faculty and Staff

Lamar Community College Announces the Hiring of New Faculty and Staff

(LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College (LCC) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of several new faculty and adjunct instructors and Academic Support Staff. LCC’s newest faculty and adjunct instructors are Dr. Khaled Chowdhury, Ron Dunn, Dr. David Friedman, Cortney Beshara, Susan Gibbons, Donnie Hollingsworth, Russ Waston, Colby Mick, and Elizabeth Kenny. New staff […]

LCC Hires New Director of Nursing and Allied Health Programs

LCC Hires New Director of Nursing and Allied Health Programs

  (LAMAR, Colo.) — Morgan Clark is the new Lamar Community College (LCC) Director of Nursing and Allied Health Programs, but she is hardly a stranger to the two-year institution. Clark served as an adjunct professor of nursing at the college for four years and is an alum of LCC, so she has, quite literally, […]

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 […]

City of Lamar Selects New City Administrator

City of Lamar Selects New City Administrator

After an extensive search, the City of Lamar Mayor and City Council have announced that Robert Evans will be the City’s new Administrator. Robert currently serves as City Manager in Willis, Texas, a position he has held since 2019. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council hosted the final candidates for […]

PMC Board Hosts Special Meeting on Vaccine Mandates

PMC Board Hosts Special Meeting on Vaccine Mandates

    The Prowers Medical Center Board of Directors heard from over 100 callers and in-person attendees during a special meeting September 29th, held to receive comments and questions from the audience regarding vaccine and health guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Colorado Department of Health. The majority of residents, […]

Letter to the Editor:  To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

Letter to the Editor: To the Employees of Prowers Medical Center and the Citizens of Prowers County:

    9/30/2021 As you are aware, the State of Colorado Board of Health issued a statewide mandate requiring the vaccination of all hospital employees. The Board of Directors of Prowers Medical Center never issued such a mandate and had no plans of ever doing so. Last night, a board meeting was held to discuss […]

City of Lamar Administrator Candidate's List Narrows

City of Lamar Administrator Candidate’s List Narrows

  LAMAR, CO (September 21, 2021) – Continuing its search that began earlier this Summer, the City of Lamar has narrowed the field for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates. Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of the Lamar City Council will be hosting a public meet and greet with the Candidates […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021

    Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in August to 5.9 percent. This marks the first time since March 2020 that the state’s unemployment rate has been below six percent. The national unemployment rate also declined by two-tenths of a […]

Scooter's, New Addition to Lamar's Retail Offerings

Scooter’s, New Addition to Lamar’s Retail Offerings

  Scooter’s Coffee, at 1231 North Main Street in Lamar, made its opening in Lamar official this morning, September 10th with a ceremonial ribbon cutting attended by franchise representatives, owner Dale Willhite and family, county and city representatives, the Lamar Chamber of Commerce as well as members of local economic development organizations. Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

LCC Hires Dr. Janet Steinkamp, Interim VP of Academic and Student Services, Announces National Search

LCC Hires Dr. Janet Steinkamp, Interim VP of Academic and Student Services, Announces National Search

      (LAMAR, Colo.) — Lamar Community College (LCC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Janet Steinkamp as its Interim Vice President of Academic and Student Services. Steinkamp will serve in the position as the college conducts its national search for someone to fill the position permanently. Steinkamp is currently Chief Executive […]

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2021

    Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was little changed in July at 6.1 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate fell five-tenths of a percentage point to 5.4 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force decreased by 2,800 in July […]

USDA Approves Colorado’s State Hemp Plan, Creating a Pathway to Expanded Operations and Testing

USDA Approves Colorado’s State Hemp Plan, Creating a Pathway to Expanded Operations and Testing

      LONGMONT – Governor Polis, Commissioner Kate Greenberg, and officials from the U.S. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the approval of Colorado’s State Hemp Management Plan that provides details on practices and procedures to enable hemp producers to operate in Colorado in compliance with federal laws. “Colorado is the undisputed leader in […]

Council Review for Two City Administrator Finalists

Council Review for Two City Administrator Finalists

  The Lamar City Council held an executive session meeting this past Monday, August 2nd, to review the applications of the two finalists for the City Administrator position. A community meet and greet was held last Friday at the Cultural Events Center for Vidal Martinez, former County Manager in San Miguel County, New Mexico and […]