RSSAll Entries in the "Employment" Category

Colorado Employment Situation in February 2020

Colorado Employment Situation in February 2020

        Important note: This release provides information on industry employment and labor force statistics for February 2020, the most current estimates available from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. The reference period for the establishment and household surveys was the pay period or week that includes the 12th of the month. […]

Colorado Ag Department Response to Stay-at-Home from Commissioner Greenberg

Colorado Ag Department Response to Stay-at-Home from Commissioner Greenberg

Dear Customers & Colleagues, On March 25, 2020, Governor Polis issued a statewide Stay-At-Home Order and CDPHE issued the amended Public Health Order (PHO) 20-24 to implement the Governor’s EO. The order began today, March 26, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. It requires all Colorado residents to stay at home whenever possible, except those who work in […]

Gov. Polis: Colorado is Leading by Example and Taking Action to Address COVID-19

Gov. Polis: Colorado is Leading by Example and Taking Action to Address COVID-19

**This has been updated to include CDPHE’s public health order. ***INFORMACIÓN SEGUIDA EN ESPAÑOL*** CENTENNIAL – Gov. Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19. Yesterday he signed an executive order directing all of Colorado’s non-critical employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50 percent. In accordance with the executive order, the Colorado […]

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

Colorado Takes Further Action to Address Public Health Threat of COVID-19

State extends suspension of downhill ski operations, limits gatherings to no more than 10 people, suspends in-person learning in public & private schools   DENVER – Today Governor Jared Polis provided an update on the state’s response to COVID-19 and announced new executive actions to protect the health and safety of Coloradans. Earlier today at […]

Colorado Employment Situation - January 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2020

    Employers in Colorado added 1,300 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,814,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 900 and government increased 400. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from December to January at 2.5 percent. […]

PMC Begins New Approach for Provider Recruitment

PMC Begins New Approach for Provider Recruitment

    The medical profession has long acknowledged varying difficulties in recruiting physicians to rural hospitals and Prowers Medical Center is no different. Karen Bryant, Interim Chief Executive Officer, detailed some new avenues the hospital will take for more positive results when she met with the Prowers County Commissioners on Tuesday, February 25th. “Our recruitment […]

Lamar Can Benefit from Switch of Funding Sources for Main Street Projects

Lamar Can Benefit from Switch of Funding Sources for Main Street Projects

    The Lamar City Council decided to go with a different funding source for civic improvement projects during its February 24th meeting. Community Development Director, Angie Cue, explained the estimated duration of the City of Lamar’s Main Street Streetscaping project, estimated at $500,000, could extend into 2023. Local CDOT engineers have expressed concerns that […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Form

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Form

  The Lamar School District is seeking volunteers to participate in the interviews of finalists for the superintendent of schools position. If you wish to participate, please complete the attached application and return it to Terri Farmer at terri.farmer@lamarschools.org. Additionally, you should have the following times available: Two-hour training session to be held on April […]

Gov Polis Makes Judicial Appointments

Gov Polis Makes Judicial Appointments

  Judicial Nominating Commission  There is a judicial district nominating commission for each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts that selects nominees for district and county judicial vacancies. Each district nominating commission is chaired by a justice of the Supreme Court, who is a non-voting member of the commission.  Fifteenth Judicial District  for terms expiring December […]

Trooper Tips - “CSP Youth Academy”

Trooper Tips – “CSP Youth Academy”

Once again, it’s time to look towards the youth of Colorado where we give them an experience of a lifetime. The mission of a Colorado State Patrol Trooper is not just enforcing the laws on the state’s highways, and interstates. We are also very involved in educating the public in various areas. One way we […]

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

Lamar School District Superintendent Search Underway

  Following the announcement of retirement by Superintendent Dave Tecklenburg, the Lamar School District has commenced the search for a new superintendent. The District has engaged the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) to facilitate the process. The search process will begin effectively immediately with focus group meetings tentatively scheduled for February 10th. The focus […]

Colorado Employment Situation - December 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2019

      Employers in Colorado added 1,400 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,803,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 1,100 and government increased 300. November estimates were revised up to 2,802,100, and the over the month change from October to November […]

2019 Year in Review - SEPTEMBER

2019 Year in Review – SEPTEMBER

The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year.   Advanced Treatment Center in Lamar Showcased Advanced Treatment Center at 800 East Maple Street in Lamar, owned by Doug Carrigan, held a by-invitation open house for those associated with the corrections […]

Economic Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Colorado’s Economy

Economic Forecast Shows Continued Growth for Colorado’s Economy

    The Office of State Planning and Budgeting has released the December economic forecast showing continued growth in Colorado’s economy.   “Colorado’s economy remains strong with low unemployment, and we must continue to ensure our agriculture, technology, manufacturing, and other critical industries remain on the right path,” said Governor Jared Polis. “We want every […]

Lamar Selects New City Administrator

Lamar Selects New City Administrator

LAMAR, COLORADO (December 20, 2019) – After an extensive search, Lamar’s Mayor and City Council of Lamar have announced that Steve Kil will be the City’s new Administrator. Steve Kil is currently the Town Manager for the Town of St. John, Indiana, a position he has held since 2001.  Mayor Kirk Crespin and the members of […]