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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 […]

Colorado Employment Situation - November 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – November 2019

  Employers in Colorado added 4,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from October to November for a total of 2,796,800 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 3,100 and government increased 1,000. October estimates were revised up to 2,792,700, and the over the month change from September to October was an […]

Lamar City Administrator Finalists Meet the Public

Lamar City Administrator Finalists Meet the Public

    The two candidates for Lamar City Administrator remain from the 29 first considered for the position. They are: Erik Hansen and Steve Kill. Candidates from 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas were offered by a commercial recruitment Firm (SGR), which was hired […]

Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

Holly Trustees Welcome New Administrator, Sets Infrastructure Goals for 2020

  Michael Tanner, Holly’s newly hired city administrator, attended his first Trustees meeting on Wednesday, December 4th and got right into the mix of an agenda that covered the town’s 2020 budget and mill levy, discussion of the need for a personnel policy manual, appointments to the ARPA board following the resignation of David Wilhite […]

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

City of Lamar Announces City Administrator Finalists

  LAMAR, CO – The City of Lamar has narrowed its search for the next City Administrator to three highly qualified candidates: Erik Hansen, Michael Patterson, and Steve Kill. The City received 29 applications from candidates in 13 states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, and Texas. Mayor […]

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

Tamez and Gonzales New City Council Members

  Nine candidates from two Wards, I and III, in the City of Lamar were interviewed for the two open positions on the Lamar City Council this past Monday evening, November 25th by newly elected Mayor Kirk Crespin and councilmembers Rafael Rodriguez, Gerry Jenkins, Oscar Riley and Anne-Marie Crampton. Manuel Tamez and Joe Gonzales were […]

Colorado Employment Situation - October 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – October 2019

    Employers in Colorado added 3,100 nonfarm payroll jobs from September to October for a total of 2,791,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,200 and government decreased 1,100. September estimates were revised down to 2,788,400, and the over the month change from August to September was […]

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

Crespin in as Lamar’s New Mayor

  Two Lamar City Council meetings were held Monday, November 11th. The first, conducted by the outgoing council detailed the city sales and use tax report and accepted a 25th Anniversary Plaque presented to the City by the Colorado Junior Rodeo Association. In closing remarks regarding his municipal service, Mayor Roger Stagner offered thanks to […]

Lamar City Sales Tax Report, September 2019

Lamar City Sales Tax Report, September 2019

    September 2019 Sales Tax collections for the City of Lamar showed an 8.77% gain over the same period last year for $25,542. Collections were $316,652 compared to $291,109 in 2018. Use Tax collections were off 11.06% for a drop of $3,635. Total Sales and Use Tax collections were up 6.76% for the month […]

Holly Trustees Hire New Administrator

Holly Trustees Hire New Administrator

    Michael Tanner, who hails from Arkansas, accepted the offered position of administrator for the Town of Holly following final discussions among the Trustees and interim administrator, Steve Rabe who oversaw the search and hiring process. Rabe said Tanner will be in Holly on Tuesday, November 12th to begin his duties during the Trustees […]

Colorado Employment Situation - September 2019

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2019

  Nonfarm payroll jobs in Colorado decreased by 1,900 from August to September to 2,789,100 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Government decreased by 1,200 payroll jobs and the private sector declined by 700. This is the first over the month decline since September 2018. August estimates were revised down to 2,791,000, and […]

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Interpretation Ranger

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site Welcomes New Interpretation Ranger

      Jess Mason is the newest member of the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site staff. She grew up in the mountains of Eastern Oregon. Growing up with two wildlife biologist parents, she has always had an interest in the outdoors, and a stewardship to public lands. She spent her childhood summers traveling […]

Dr. Maggie Baldwin Named Colorado Assistant State Veterinarian

Dr. Maggie Baldwin Named Colorado Assistant State Veterinarian

        Broomfield, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Maggie Baldwin as Assistant State Veterinarian for the state of Colorado. In the role, Dr. Baldwin will focus on emergency management and disease response activities, overall management of division activities, and supporting Colorado State […]