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Colorado Employment Situation – March 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – March 2021

  Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in March, matching the revised February rate of 6.4 percent. During the same period, the national unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point to 6.0 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: Colorado’s labor force grew by […]

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

  5,200 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in February; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.6%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in February at 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point from January to 6.2 percent. Other highlights from the household […]

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2021

  32,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in January; Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.6%   Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased in January to 6.6 percent from the revised December rate of 6.9 percent. The national unemployment rate dropped by four-tenths of a percentage point from December […]

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Packing Plant

Granada Trustees Receive Update on Packing Plant

    Curtis Tempel and Clint States provided updated information for the Granada Trustees on their plans to construct a packing plant west of the community, beginning sometime later this year. Tempel laid out his initial plans to the Trustees last year and secured the property adjacent to Camp Amache, west of Granada, off Highway […]

City Council Okays Water Distribution Projects

City Council Okays Water Distribution Projects

      Lamar City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted several areas of council interest on the calendar during the February 8th meeting, including improvements that had been planned for the Public Meeting Room in council chambers. The facelift includes a new sound system and council digital voting system for display. There is also new seating […]

Chamber Micro-Bash Generates Business Interest

Chamber Micro-Bash Generates Business Interest

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held the first of three Micro-Bash dinners this past Friday, February 26th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge. Lamar Chamber President, Jerry Roseberry, noted that these are information-based meetings, the first of which was created as a basic introduction to some of the business-connected organizations in Lamar and how […]

Chad Krug, Ed.D. Selected as Lamar School District Superintendent

Chad Krug, Ed.D. Selected as Lamar School District Superintendent

  The Lamar School District held interviews of Superintendent Candidates on February 11th and 12th, which also included tours of the district buildings, a community roundtable, and a candidate forum with the Lamar Education Association. Interviews were conducted with four candidate finalists and consisted of three interview committees made up of community representatives, district staff […]

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – December 2020

  Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Decline by 20,300 in December – Unemployment Rate Increases to 8.4%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased in December to 8.4 percent. The national unemployment rate was unchanged from November at 6.7 percent. Other highlights from the household survey: The Colorado […]

Consolidated Mail Center Officially Opens in Granada

Consolidated Mail Center Officially Opens in Granada

    Members of the Granada Trustees, local school board and Prowers County Commissioners were on hand for a streaming and live-time ribbon cutting ceremony today for the Consolidated Return Mail Center in Granada. Commissioner Wendy Buxton-Andrade provided opening remarks at the outset of the January 14th event, “This day and journey started a year […]

Governor Polis Statement on Space Command Announcement

Governor Polis Statement on Space Command Announcement

Statement on Space Command Announcement DENVER –  Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera released the following statement upon reports that the Trump administration is relocating U.S. Space Command from Colorado Springs to Alabama.  “Colorado’s proud military heritage, unparalleled aerospace ecosystem, and unmatched quality of life for our service members and their families […]

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

City of Lamar Prepares for 2021

  The Lamar City Council finished business for 2020 with their final meeting of the year, Monday, December 21st with a reminder that city offices will be closed December 24th and 25th as well as January 1, 2021. City Administrator, Steve Kil, noted the Community Development Block Grant of $900,000 for the administration of funds […]

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2020

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2020

  Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Decline by 6,900 in November; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.4% Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in November at 6.4 percent. The national unemployment rate declined two-tenths of a percentage point from October to 6.7 percent. Other highlights from the household […]

CDLE: Unemployment Claims and Featured Job Openings Ending December 12

CDLE: Unemployment Claims and Featured Job Openings Ending December 12

    (DENVER) –Today the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) reported that 19,854 regular initial unemployment claims were filed the week ending December 12th. There were also 20,621 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) claims filed for the same week. Since mid-March, a total of 682,362 regular initial unemployment claims have been filed and a […]

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

Governor Polis, CDLE Announce Arrival of Direct Cash Payments for Hardworking Coloradans Impacted by Pandemic

    DENVER – Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced that the state has begun issuing one-time stimulus payments of $375 to Coloradans facing economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Whether you’ve suffered from the virus itself, faced economic struggles, or felt the mental toll – no one is […]

Colorado State Patrol Opens Applications for Trooper Position

Colorado State Patrol Opens Applications for Trooper Position

    COLORADO – The Colorado State Patrol is currently accepting applications for the Trooper career path. If you or someone you know has an interest in joining law enforcement, now is the time to apply online at CSP Cadet Announcement. The window for applications is set to close on December 18, 2020 at 5:00 […]