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Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

Lamar Council Moves Ahead on Airport Purchase/Upgrades, Main Café Funding

    Will recreational marijuana be able to be legally sold in Lamar?  A petition may be circulating to determine if there’s sufficient interest among registered voters to have the question placed on the City of Lamar’s November ballot.  SoCo, a cannabis retail company with interests in the state, is undertaking the task of circulating […]

Lamar Chamber’s Friday Donuts go to Peterson Payne Agency-Farm Bureau

Lamar Chamber’s Friday Donuts go to Peterson Payne Agency-Farm Bureau

    Members of the Lamar Chamber Board of Directors paid their regular Friday visit (with donuts) to the Peterson Payne Agency-Farm Bureau at 313 South 5th Street this past Friday. Peterson Payne is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and provides insurance for home, auto and life as well as farm and […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Lamar Nails and Spa

Lamar Honkers Visit Lamar Nails and Spa

    Lamar Nails and Spa is available for various treatments six days a week at 109 West Elm Street in Lamar. Lamar Nails and Spa is open from 9:30am to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9:30am to n54pm. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome and gift certificates are available. Services include several varieties […]

Lamar Chamber Brings Donut Friday to Wallace Gas & Oil

Lamar Chamber Brings Donut Friday to Wallace Gas & Oil

    Wallace Gas and Oil, a full-service gas station at 606 North Main Street in Lamar, played host to the several directors from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, bearing donuts for their weekly visit and treat to various members each Friday. Wallace Gas and Oil has been a mainstay for bulk fuel services in […]

Chamber Directors Take Donut Friday to Golden Plains Insurance

Chamber Directors Take Donut Friday to Golden Plains Insurance

    A dozen donuts were served to Golden Plains Insurance this past Friday by members of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, part of their weekly campaign to become better acquainted with members in the community. Golden Plains Insurance provides coverage for numerous areas in your everyday life including personal possessions, home, care, business and […]

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – February 2021

  5,200 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in February; Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 6.6%   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in February at 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate declined one-tenth of a percentage point from January to 6.2 percent. Other highlights from the household […]

Honkers Welcome Sage Wind Apartments

Honkers Welcome Sage Wind Apartments

  The Lamar Honkers visited with Yvonne Watkins, property manager of Sage Wind Apartments, owned by SGL Enterprises and located on Yucca Street in Lamar.  Watkins explained the complex has over three dozen units in 1-2 and 3 bedrooms, all newly renovated with all-new appliances. Sage Wind office hours are Monday through Friday from 8am […]

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Willow Creek Pharmacy

Lamar Chamber Donut Friday at Willow Creek Pharmacy

  Directors from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce brought their weekly gift of donuts this past Friday morning to Willow Creek Pharmacy at 1700 South Main Street. Over the past several months, chamber directors pay a surprise visit to local merchants, bearing a gift of donuts each Friday.  Willow Creek Pharmacy is a locally-owned independent […]

Bring on the Beef!

Bring on the Beef!

    Hamburger sales at restaurants around Colorado probably took a slight nose-dive in view of the Meat-Ins which were held around the state this past Saturday, March 20th, a response to a state declaration that suggested residents do without beef for that day. The local response was pretty well heard around southeast Colorado as […]

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

      The Lamar City Council is moving forward with purchase plans for the municipal airport, having negotiated a purchase price from the Fixed Base Operators, Eric and Tanya McSwan. The council decided the best course of action, in light of the McSwan’s announcement to end their contract with the city earlier this year, […]

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

Lodging Panel Funding Two Events

    With some COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in Prowers County, two annual events are making their way back to the calendar and requesting funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel. Cindy Bennet, representing the Sand and Sage Prowers County Round-up and BBQ received $3,000 for the event which will be held May 7th […]

Rancher’s Supply Gets Donuts, Hosts Beef BBQ

Rancher’s Supply Gets Donuts, Hosts Beef BBQ

    Several directors from the Lamar Chamber of Commerce brought the donuts to Rancher’s Supply on East Olive in Lamar last Friday. Even though only Donnie Coberley is the only employee pictured holding the tasty pastries, he promised to share. Speaking of sharing, Rancher’s Supply in Lamar and La Junta is breaking out the […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Local Businesses:  Ed Jones, Tack Shack, La Lupita's

Lamar Honkers Visit Local Businesses: Ed Jones, Tack Shack, La Lupita’s

    The Lamar Honkers paid several visits to local businesses recently, with visits to Edward Jones Investments, Tack Shack Feed & Supply and La Lupita’s. Melissa Bower is the new financial advisor at Edward Jones at 800 South Main Street in Lamar offering holistic retirement planning as well as advice on investments. Bower is […]

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – January 2021

  32,000 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added in January; Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.6%   Household survey data According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased in January to 6.6 percent from the revised December rate of 6.9 percent. The national unemployment rate dropped by four-tenths of a percentage point from December […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Beards and Balayage

Lamar Honkers Visit Beards and Balayage

    Hair stylist Micah Middleton is the owner of Beards and Balayage in Lamar and was recently visited by the Lamar Chamber Honkers at his business at 1306 South 14th Street in Lamar. We all know what beards are, but this reporter needed a prompt from Google to find out what balayage is: “balayage […]