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Colorado Employment Situation - April 2024

Colorado Employment Situation – April 2024

Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat from March to April at 3.7 percent. The number of unemployed individuals grew by 1,900 over the same time period to 120,100. The national unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.9 percent from March to April. Colorado’s labor force increased by 1,500 […]

Colorado Lawmakers reject proposed ban on new oil and gas drilling after 2030

Colorado Lawmakers reject proposed ban on new oil and gas drilling after 2030

A bill to ban new oil and gas drilling in Colorado after 2030 — which sparked a spate of industry TV ads with dire warnings — was rejected Thursday by a bipartisan majority of the Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee after a marathon hearing. The legislation, Senate Bill 159 — sponsored by two Democratic […]

Southeastern Developmental Services seeking new Executive Director

Southeastern Developmental Services seeking new Executive Director

The Southeastern Developmental Services Board of Directors extends its thanks to Nikki McDowell for her dedicated service as Interim Executive Director of Southeastern Developmental Services. As Nikki transitions from her role, we commend her for her commitment to the organization’s mission of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities within their local communities. With Nikki’s departure, the […]

Colorado Employment Situation - February 2024

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2024

8,500 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in February; Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.5 Percent Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in February to 3.5 percent compared to the January rate of 3.4 percent. The number of unemployed individuals grew by 4,200 over […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Banquet - March 21, 2024

Prowers Economic Prosperity Annual Banquet – March 21, 2024

The Holly Pride Center was the setting for the 2024 Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) annual banquet.  89 people attended and were treated to a delicious barbeque meal provided by Gary’s Backyard BBQ.  Outgoing PEP President Anne-Marie Crampton welcomed the attendees, first by mentioning Ag Week and thanking all the area farmers for all that they […]

Colorado Job Situation for January 2024

Colorado Job Situation for January 2024

  Household survey data • According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment degree increased one-tenth of a percentage point in January to 3.4 percent compared to the revised December rate of 3.3 percent. The number of unemployed individuals grew by 2,600 over the same time period to 110,200. The national unemployment rate […]

LCC Celebrates Employee of the Year Honorees

LCC Celebrates Employee of the Year Honorees

LCC Celebrates Employee of the Year Honorees Lamar Community College (LCC) is proud to announce the recipients of their 2024 Employee of the Year awards. Amidst a pool of exceptional talent and character, the winners of this year’s awards have emerged as shining examples of excellence. Nominated and selected by their colleagues for their outstanding […]

Prowers County Accepting Proposals/Bids for Website Upgrade

Prowers County Accepting Proposals/Bids for Website Upgrade

Request for Proposals/Bids Prowers County is seeking to enter into a professional services agreement with a vendor to update and redesign the Prowers County website. The detailed Request for Proposals, which includes terms, conditions, and specifications, can be obtained from the Prowers County Administration Office at 301 S Main St, #215, Lamar, CO 81052, on […]

Lamar Police Department Transitions Underway

Lamar Police Department Transitions Underway

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE POLICE DEPARTMENT TRANSITIONS UNDERWAY   The Lamar Police Department is honoring those who are retiring and is looking to restaff its department. The LPD has been serving the community since 1887. At full force, they employ up to 19 officers, including four sergeants and two detectives. Now funded to employ up to […]

Todd Inglee Announced as Next Brand Commissioner

  BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg and the State Board of Stock Inspection Commissioners (Brand Board) have announced that Todd Inglee will take on the role of Brand Commissioner for the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Brand Inspection Division starting February 5, 2024. “Todd’s experience in the beef industry will be invaluable to […]

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2023

  Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat from October to November at 3.3 percent. The number of unemployed individuals grew by 1,900 over the same time period to 107,900. The national unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point to 3.7 percent from October to […]

Lamar Council Begins Search for Police Chief

Lamar Council Begins Search for Police Chief

    Mayor Kirk Crespin announced during the December 11th city council meeting, that Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, is retiring from his position with the City of Lamar and as such, the council awarded the bid for replacement recruitment services to KRW Associates, LLC which provided the lowest overall cost and had the desired […]

Pipeyard Suppliers are Open for Business

Pipeyard Suppliers are Open for Business

    Friends, relatives, employees and various elected officials were on hand for the ribbon cutting at the new Pipeyard enterprise on Highway 50 just west of Granada this past Friday, December 8th.  Partners Mark Carrigan and Brad Johnson hosted the ceremonies marking the expansion of their operation in this portion of southeast Colorado. Carrigan […]

USDA Farm Labor Report

USDA Farm Labor Report

MOUNTAIN II REGION (COLORADO, NEVADA, UTAH) There were 18,000 workers hired directly by farms in the Mountain II Region (Colorado, Nevada, and Utah) during the reference week of October 8-14, 2023, according to the Agricultural Labor Survey conducted by the Mountain Regional Field Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. Farm operators paid their […]

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2023

  1,500 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in October; Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.3 Percent Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in October to 3.3 percent compared to the September rate of 3.2 percent. The number of unemployed individuals grew by 2,400 […]