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PEP Hosts State and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives

PEP Hosts State and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Representatives

  Tiffany Garcia, Business Outreach Specialist for the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Don Yoxsimer, Client Consultant for the Lamar Workforce Center, presented an overview for the Prowers Economic Prosperity board on the programs available to assist businesses and employees in the Prowers County Region. “We have the ability to help workers to repurpose […]

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

Riverside Communications, LLC signs agreement to purchase KLMR (AM) and KLMR-FM Radio

KLMR radio, in Lamar, Colorado, originally signed on the air as an AM radio station in December of 1948.  Nearly 28 years later, KLMR-FM was added and signed on the air in November of 1976.  Both stations were destroyed by a microburst in July of 2022 and 25/7 Media, Inc. subsequently elected to shut the […]

Colorado Work-Related Fatalities Increased in 2021

Colorado Work-Related Fatalities Increased in 2021

  (DENVER) – The Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) program conducted by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE)’s Office of Labor Market Information (LMI), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), revealed that Colorado had 96 work-related fatalities in 2021. Nationally, a total of […]

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2022

  4,300 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in November; Unemployment Rate Declines to 3.5%   Since May 2020, Colorado’s private sector has grown by 448,500 jobs, compared to declines of 358,800 in early 2020. That translates to a job recovery rate of 125.0 percent and outpaces the U.S. rate of 107.2 percent. Household survey data: According […]

City of Lamar 2022 Award Recipients

City of Lamar 2022 Award Recipients

  Every year, the City of Lamar celebrates employees achieving a milestone of service beginning with five years.  Congratulations to all who recached a milestone year of service and thank you for your commitment and dedication to the City of Lamar.   5 Years 10 Years 15 Years 20 Years 30 Years 35 Years Cheri […]

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

City Moves Forward on Recreation Grants

    Proposals to apply for two different grants to create new outdoor recreational outlets for Lamar and area residents were approved by the Lamar City Council during the December 12th meeting.  A grant request for $17,600 for an archery range north of North Gateway Park was approved.  The Shooting Range Development Grant had been […]

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2022

    17,700 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in October; Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.6%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point in October to 3.6 percent. The number of unemployed individuals rose by 6,800 over the same time period to 116,400. […]

Dr. Rosana Reyes named President of Lamar Community College

Dr. Rosana Reyes named President of Lamar Community College

November 17, 2022 (Denver) — Today, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Chancellor Joe Garcia announced Dr. Rosana Reyes as the next president of Lamar Community College (LCC). Dr. Reyes, a transformative leader, educator, and administrator with more than 20 years of experience in building equitable pathways to and through higher education will assume the LCC […]

Senior Center to Transfer Operations to City of Lamar

Senior Center to Transfer Operations to City of Lamar

  The Lamar City Council and Prowers County Commissioners came to an understanding for the continued operation of the Community Resource Center on East Olive Street following a joint work session Monday, November 7th. Both groups contribute financial support to maintain its operation, but there will be future changes that will shift responsibilities from the […]

Western Healthcare® Named Hospitalist Physician Staffing Partner for Prowers Medical Center

Western Healthcare® Named Hospitalist Physician Staffing Partner for Prowers Medical Center

  (DALLAS, TX) –Western Healthcare®, a leading national provider of physician staffing services, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Prowers Medical Center in Lamar, Colorado. Effective November 1, 2022, Western Healthcare will be staffing the Medical/Surgical unit with healthcare providers, allowing for 24/7 acute in-patient hospital care to Lamar and surrounding communities. “Our […]

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2022

    5,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in September Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.4%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was flat in September at 3.4 percent. While the number of unemployed individuals fell by 2,200, the unemployment rate was unchanged due to rounding. The national […]

Tempel Updates PEP Board on Meat Packing Project

Tempel Updates PEP Board on Meat Packing Project

  Curtis Tempel hopes a new USDA grant can provide additional funding for his meat packing business which will be located in Granada.  Tempel provided an update to the Prowers Economic Prosperity board during their monthly meeting on Monday, October 17th. “Building costs have increased by at least 50% since we began planning for this […]

Prowers County Commissioners and LCC Foundation Seek Solutions for EMT Shortfall

Prowers County Commissioners and LCC Foundation Seek Solutions for EMT Shortfall

    Prowers County and rural agencies throughout Colorado are in significant need for EMTs.  Since most rural agencies do not have the funds to pay EMTs, they rely on volunteers to provide critical services to our region.  As area EMTs “age out” or move away and less residents volunteer, Prowers County ambulance services are […]

CDA Hiring for Up to Four Regional Assistant Commissioners of Agriculture Positions

  Broomfield, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Agriculture announced a search to fill new regionally based positions that will serve as a liaison between the Department and agricultural communities across Colorado. The Regional Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture roles will serve as a key resource and conduit to CDA to support the Department’s goals of […]

Lamar Honkers Quench their Thirst at Colorado Drink Company

Lamar Honkers Quench their Thirst at Colorado Drink Company

    Colorado Drink Company is a first for your thirst!!  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers paid a recent visit to Colorado Drink Company, a new, drive-through business venture at 1610 South Main Street in Lamar. Owner Kolby Brubacher has been in operation for several months, serving customers who are looking for a new […]