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COVID Case at Lamar McDonald's

COVID Case at Lamar McDonald’s

PROWERS COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 06/30/2020 As of this morning, a second positive case of COVID-19 was resulted for an employee of McDonald’s in Lamar. The location has been closed for deep cleaning. They are cooperating with our ongoing investigation. No direct increased risk to the public has been […]

Economic Forecast Shows Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic

Economic Forecast Shows Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic

    DENVER – The Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) released its quarterly economic forecast Friday, June 19, 2020.   “This global pandemic has had a terrible impact on the economy and our way of life. Coloradans are resilient, innovative, and talented and we will get through this challenging time together. While […]

Colorado Job Situation for May 2020

Colorado Job Situation for May 2020

  Employers in Colorado added 68,800 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,539,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 80,800 and government declined by 12,000. April estimates were revised down to 2,471,100, and the over the month change from March to April was […]

Colorado Employment Situation April 2020

Colorado Employment Situation April 2020

    Nonfarm payroll jobs in Colorado declined by 323,500 from March to April to 2,473,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Government declined by 12,100 payroll jobs and the private sector lost 311,400. March estimates were revised down to 2,796,900, and the over the month change from February to March was a […]

CSU Extension Notes:  Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

CSU Extension Notes: Experiencing Loss of Income can be Devastating

  When you have had a loss of income, it can be devastating. Now you face some very difficult financial decisions when your paychecks stop coming and you do not have enough money to cover your family’s basic living expenses. Spending habits must change when income is reduced and prioritizing needs vs wants is going […]

Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy

Economic Forecast Shows COVID-19’s Significant Impact on Colorado Economy

      DENVER – Today the Office of State Planning and Budgeting released the May 2020 Economic Forecast showing the impact of COVID-19 on Colorado’s economy. “Just as families across Colorado are tightening their belts because of this pandemic, so is our state. I know this is a difficult time for many hardworking people […]

CDLE Over 41,000 Unemployment Claims Filed April 26-May 2

CDLE Over 41,000 Unemployment Claims Filed April 26-May 2

(Total includes both regular unemployment and federal benefit claims filed) (DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced there were 28,164 initial regular unemployment claims and 13,149 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed the week ending May 2nd. Over the past seven weeks, a total of 419,547 claims (including PUA) have […]

City of Lamar Submits Variance Support Letter in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

City of Lamar Submits Variance Support Letter in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The City of Lamar is committed to continue to follow guidelines set forth by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Governor of the State of Colorado. However, the City of Lamar understands that we do not have the same challenges that larger communities in Colorado face and strongly supports a variance […]

CDLE:  Over 79,000 Unemployment Claims, April 18-25*

CDLE: Over 79,000 Unemployment Claims, April 18-25*

  (Total includes both regular unemployment and federal benefit claims filed) (DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced there were 38,384 initial regular unemployment claims filed the week ending April 25. This is compared to 67,334 the week prior (week ending April 18). In addition, there were 40,906 Federal Pandemic […]

Council Approves Bed Bug Ordinance, Notes Schedule Changes

Council Approves Bed Bug Ordinance, Notes Schedule Changes

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority tabled making a $14,600 payment to Max Hotel LLC under an earlier URA agreement, pending additional information regarding the nature of the amount that was submitted to the Authority. The Authority, during its April 27th meeting voted to approve payment of bills for Lamar Rotary Club Dues in the amount […]

Prowers County Hospital District Board Announces Karen Bryant as CEO for Prowers Medical Center

Prowers County Hospital District Board Announces Karen Bryant as CEO for Prowers Medical Center

  LAMAR, COLO. — The Board of Directors for Prowers County Hospital District announced today that Karen Bryant will serve as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Prowers Medical Center, effective immediately. Bryant previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the health care organization and has served as Interim CEO since September 2019. […]

Guidance for Curbside Delivery

Guidance for Curbside Delivery

  Guidance for Non-Critical Businesses to offer curbside delivery of products. Specifically:   ❑ On-site staffing of Non-Critical Businesses is limited to the minimum number of employees necessary to fill and process orders and to provide curbside delivery, in addition to Minimum Basic Operations. ❑ In no event shall the number of employees permitted at […]

CDLE:  Over 67,000 Initial Unemployment Claims Filed April 12-18th

CDLE: Over 67,000 Initial Unemployment Claims Filed April 12-18th

(DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced there were 67,334 initial unemployment claims filed the week ending April 18. This is compared to 104,217 the week prior (week ending April 11). Over the past four weeks 279,199 initial claims have been filed. The initial claims numbers are those weekly claims […]

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

Media Release from Prowers County Commissioners RE: Safer At Home Directive

  On Monday, April 27th, the Governor’s Order will change from Stay At Home to SAFER AT HOME Directive. Per the Commissioners: All County Buildings will have limited access to the General Public through May 12th. Manner in which department business will be conducted is at the Department Head’s discretion. Please call the County Department […]

CDLE:  Over 100,000 Initial Unemployment Claims Filed April 5-11*

CDLE: Over 100,000 Initial Unemployment Claims Filed April 5-11*

  (DENVER) — Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) announced there were 104,217 initial unemployment claims filed the week ending April 11. This is 55,000+ more than the week prior (week ending April 4). Over the past four weeks 231,610 initial claims have been filed. The initial claims numbers are those weekly […]