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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 […]

Colorado Apprenticeship Month: Honoring Apprentices, Employers, Partners, Mentors, and Champions

Colorado Apprenticeship Month: Honoring Apprentices, Employers, Partners, Mentors, and Champions

    (DENVER) – As November unfolds, Apprenticeship Colorado, in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and a network of statewide partners, is proud to launch Colorado Apprenticeship Month. This month-long initiative is dedicated to promoting awareness about the myriad advantages of Registered Apprenticeship Programs for both employers and the workforce […]

Ty Winter Pledges to Continue his Fight for Colorado’s 47th House District

Ty Winter Pledges to Continue his Fight for Colorado’s 47th House District

      TRINIDAD — State Representative Ty Winter has formally announced his candidacy for reelection in the 47th House District in southeastern Colorado. “More than ever, rural Colorado needs the strongest leadership possible to protect our ranchers and farmers, our oil and gas workers, our coal miners and our small businesses,” Winter said.  “I […]

Lamar Prepares for New Arby's

Lamar Prepares for New Arby’s

  (Lamar, Colorado – October,  2023) The City of Lamar and LVP Food Service Concepts, an entity of LV Petroleum, have taken a significant step forward recently. LVP Food Service Concepts and their partners are officially bringing an Arby’s restaurant to the community. “With the signing of our agreement and the closing of the land […]

Colorado Employment Situation – September 2023

  1,500 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in September; Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.2 Percent   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in September to 3.2 percent compared to the August rate of 3.1 percent. The number of unemployed individuals grew by […]

Lamar Utilities Board Reviews 2024 Budget

Lamar Utilities Board Reviews 2024 Budget

  With the addition of Jill Bellomy to the Lamar Utilities Board, replacing Clifford Boxley, a reorganization of members is required.  Following her oath of office, administered by Judge Lane Porter, the board elected Doug Thrall to remain as Chairman with Jay Brooke as Vice-Chairman, Houssin Hourieh continues as Light Plant Superintendent and Lance Clark […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2023

  5,600 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in August; Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.1 Percent   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a percentage point in August to 3.1 percent compared to the July rate of 2.9 percent. The number of unemployed individuals grew by […]

LUB Selects Jill Bellomy as New Member

LUB Selects Jill Bellomy as New Member

  Jill Bellomy was chosen as the latest Lamar Utility Board member.  Her application was approved by the Lamar City Council during its September 11th meeting on the recommendation of the Utilities Board and her term will expire in 2028, replacing former member, Clifford Boxley.  Bellomy will be sworn in at the next board meeting […]

LCC-/-PEP Job Fair and Career Expo Set for September 20th

LCC-/-PEP Job Fair and Career Expo Set for September 20th

        The Lamar Community College/Prowers Economic Prosperity Job Fair and Career Expo is scheduled for September 20th at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center. There will be a morning session for students from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and an afternoon session for job seekers from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This […]

Lamar Leaders Seek Economic Opportunities at Ute Powwow

Lamar Leaders Seek Economic Opportunities at Ute Powwow

Lamar Mayor, Kirk Crespin and Rob Evans, City Administrator, expressed optimism for future talks with representatives of the Southern Ute and Mountain Ute tribes during a recent tribal council and powwow held in Towaoc, Colorado earlier this month. The initial meeting was the result of the city and Prowers Economic Prosperity hiring J.B. Cisneros to […]

Colorado Employment Situation – July 2023

    800 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in July; Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly to 2.9 Percent Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in July to 2.9 percent compared to the June rate of 2.8 percent. The number of unemployed individuals grew […]

Workforce Development Committee Strategizes to Grow the Local Workforce

Workforce Development Committee Strategizes to Grow the Local Workforce

  Prowers Economic Prosperity’s (PEP) Business Expansion, Attraction, and Retention Committee has embarked on tours of industrial businesses in Prowers County. The goal of these tours is to better understand the needs of the local business community and determine how PEP and others in our region can provide assistance. According to business owners in Prowers […]