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Adult Community Corrections Facility Suggested for Lamar

  Doug Carrigan from ATC, Advantage Treatment Center in Sterling, Colorado, addressed the Lamar City Council during a March 12th work session and outlined a concept for a 30-40 bed client facility in town.  Carrigan is the executive director of the Sterling facility and he told the council he believes the Lamar community would benefit […]

Colorado CATTLE ON FEED Report

The number of cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Colorado feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or larger was estimated at 880,000 head as of February 1, 2016. The latest inventory was up 1 percent from January 1, 2016 but down 1 percent from February 1, 2015. Cattle feeders with […]

Colorado Ranks 5th in Nation for LEED Green Building

DENVER — Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 – Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced Colorado ranks fifth in the nation for LEED green building in 2015, as released by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED-certified spaces use less energy and water resources, save money for families, businesses and taxpayers, reduce carbon emissions and create a healthier […]

Colorado Employment Situation / December 2015

  Employers in Colorado added 10,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from November to December for a total of 2,539,400 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 10,000 and government increased 700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate decreased one-tenth of a percentage point in December to 3.5 […]

Santos Gonzales….January 21, 2016

  Santos Gonzales passed away on January 21, 2016 in Las Animas, Colorado. Funeral Services for Santos will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Horber Funeral Chapel in Las Animas, Colorado. Interment will follow in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado. Full obituary to follow at a later […]

CWCB Drought Update, October 2015

Following a very warm and dry start to the fall, November to-date has seen more seasonal temperatures west of the divide and increased precipitation on the west slope and northeastern plains. This has helped to alleviate abnormally dry conditions over parts of the state. Storage levels in some basins are at the highest levels since […]

Colorado Agencies Team Up for Fresh Air Friday, Nov. 27

DENVER — Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) and the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office are teaming up to offer access to all 42 Colorado state parks with ‘Fresh Air Friday,’ to encourage one-and-all to enjoy the outdoors on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Fresh Air Friday means Colorado […]

RMFU Convention Discusses Urban Agriculture, GMOs and Drones

  DENVER, Colo. ­­– Farmers and ranchers attending the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union’s annual convention did not shy away from hot topics during policy discussion and adoption. The Nov. 13-14 event drew members from Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming.  Increasingly, the changing face of agriculture is including beginning farmers who are younger and focusing more […]

CPW Announces New Camping Fees Effective November 1st

DENVER – To assure the continued high quality of Colorado’s State Parks, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announces increases to basic, electric, full hook-up and cabin/yurt camping fees at the 33 parks where camping is available, effective Nov. 1. This is the first increase in camping fees since 2010. “Our wonderful state parks require a large […]

Gov. Creates Commission to Study American Indian School Mascots

Gov. Hickenlooper creates commission to study American Indian representation in public schools DENVER — Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today signed an Executive Order that creates a commission to study American Indian representations in public schools. The Executive Order was inspired by some school districts in Colorado that have found constructive and […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Appoints Davidson as District Court Judge

  DENVER — Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today announced the appointment of Michael Davidson as district court judge for the 15th Judicial District, which includes Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers counties.   Davidson will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable P. Douglas Tallman, effective Oct. 3, 2015.  Davidson […]

Employment Status for Lamar Welcome Center Manager is Altered

The Lamar City Council, minus Mayor Roger Stagner who excused himself from the chambers, engaged in a lengthy discussion regarding terminating the Welcome Center Manager’s contract with the State of Colorado, and hiring the manager as a city employee. Mayor Stagner is married to the manager, Leslie Stagner and he did not take part in […]

Hickenlooper Declares September as Workforce Development

(DENVER) — Governor John Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation declaring September as Workforce Development Month in Colorado. State and county run employment offices called Workforce Centers will partner with the Department of Labor and Employment to spotlight a variety of services and resources available to the state’s 2.7 million men and women in the state’s […]

Colorado Water Conservation Board, August 2015 Drought Update

Colorado Water Conservation Board, August 2015 Drought Update Colorado remains largely drought free despite decreased precipitation in late July and early August. This is in part due to moderate summer temperatures over the same time period. Drier conditions in recent weeks have led to declining soil moisture levels, but overall evapotranspiration rates are below average […]

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Period Begins Today

  STATEWIDE — Beginning today, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local agencies are stepping up education and enforcement for the 2015 Labor Day DUI enforcement period. The enforcement period, part of CDOT’s The Heat Is On campaign, runs from Friday, August 21, through Tuesday, September 8. In conjunction […]

Gov. Hickenlooper Proclaims August ‘Child Support Services Month’

(Denver) – Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a proclamation recognizing August as Child Support Services Month in order to highlight the importance of both parents in the lives of Colorado’s children, and to recognize the achievements of child support professionals statewide. “Colorado is committed to promoting the health and well-being of all our children by providing […]

Lady Lopes Volleyball Honored for Academic Excellence

The Lamar Community College volleyball program recently earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award for the 2014-2015 season. This is the second time in program history that the team has received this award. “I’m very proud of how all our athletes have performed in the classroom and hope to continue to achieve […]

Marrin Takes Over as Action 22 Board Chair.

  At the July Board meeting held at Wildwood Casino in Cripple Creek John Marrin, President of Lamar Community College and board delegate from Prowers County took the reins as Chair of the Action 22 board. Marrin was Chair-elect but stepped in after Betty Clark-Wine resigned. Marrin has been President of LCC since 2008 and […]

Colorado Employment Situation for May 2015

Employers in Colorado added 4,900 nonfarm payroll jobs from April to May for a total of 2,514,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 4,400 and government increased 500. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased one-tenth of a percentage point in May to 4.3 percent. […]

Colorado Employment Situation: January 2015

Employers in Colorado added 3,700 nonfarm payroll jobs from December to January for a total of 2,496,500 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,400 and government decreased 2,700. According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate was unchanged from December 2014 to January 2015 at 4.2 percent. […]