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Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2022

Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2022

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  Candidates must be willing to serve a three year term, beginning January 1, 2022.  The Chamber Board of Directors annually considers applications and nominations in order to maintain a board of directors to represent […]

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report, August 2021

City of Lamar Sales Tax Revenue Report, August 2021

    Sales Tax Revenue continues to grow for the City of Lamar as the end of summer report for August, 2021 shows City Sales Tax collections up 10.85% for a gain of $32,987 over the same time period last year.  Collections for 2020 were $304,099 compared to this August at $337,086.  Use Tax collections […]

Groundbreaking for Cobblestone Motel

Groundbreaking for Cobblestone Motel

  The local owners/investors of the Lamar Colorado “Cobblestone Hotel & Suites” located at 1215 N. Main St., Lamar, Colorado held a ceremonial ground breaking for this much awaited addition to Lamar at the site on Wednesday, October 6th. The event was attended by members of the Prowers County Commissioners, Lamar City Council, Prowers Economic […]

Lamar Chamber Hosting Annual Moonlight Madness

Lamar Chamber Hosting Annual Moonlight Madness

Moonlight Madness will be held in Lamar on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5PM to 8PM. The Lamar Chamber of Commerce will host the annual window decoration contest.  Let the Chamber know that you want to be judged. Here are the Prizes: 1st Place, Traveling Trophy, and Advertising in Reals Deals Magazine, and on KVAY. 2nd […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Service to the Public’s Trust

  If you are like many Coloradans, you are probably familiar with or utilize the great assets managed by Colorado Parks & Wildlife (CPW). These include 42 state parks, including the recently created Fishers Peak State Park, which is a magnificent gift and legacy to our state. Another 350 wide-ranging state wildlife areas provide unparalleled […]

Trinidad to Host Action 22 Annual Meeting

Trinidad to Host Action 22 Annual Meeting

    Action22 is proud to host this year’s Annual Meeting in historic Trinidad, Colorado during their Colexico Spaghetti Western Festival. This destination event will begin Friday, October 15th at Trinidad State College Auditorium and will finish Saturday at the Arthur Mitchell Museum. We invite you to come share, inspire and recharge with your fellow […]

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

Cobblestone Hotel Groundbreaking Set for October 6th, Joe Giadone Honored

    The Lamar City Council approved a modification of the incentive package for BriMark Buildings Construction, LLC for the Cobblestone Hotel Development project during their September 27th meeting.  Their attorneys had requested a change from the City and Redevelopment Authority Board regarding the Substantial Completion Date clause, as long as the owner is in […]

Chamber Donut Friday at Grett Electric

Chamber Donut Friday at Grett Electric

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce board of directors came knocking on Grett Electric’s door this past Friday at 207 East Maple Street, bearing donuts to celebrate the end of a week. Grett Electric was established on June 1st, 1990 by Elmer Grett and has been family owned and operated since day one, serving […]

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

PEP Approves Wiley Clinic Matching Funds

  A new medical clinic, opening in Wiley, received matching funds of $5,000 from Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) after board members voted to approve the money which will be coupled with $5,000 from the Wiley Steering Committee.  The incentive funds will help pay for remodeling the facility which will be a small, single provider, family […]

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021

Colorado Employment Situation – August 2021

    Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell two-tenths of a percentage point in August to 5.9 percent. This marks the first time since March 2020 that the state’s unemployment rate has been below six percent. The national unemployment rate also declined by two-tenths of a […]

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

Council Okays Lamar Chamber Oktoberfest Beer Garden

  A special event permit for a beer garden requested by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce was approved by the Lamar City Council on Monday, September 13th, for the annual Oktoberfest event, set for October 2nd.  The beer garden will run from 10am to 11pm and be staffed by TIP certified hosts.  A public hearing […]

Scooter's, New Addition to Lamar's Retail Offerings

Scooter’s, New Addition to Lamar’s Retail Offerings

  Scooter’s Coffee, at 1231 North Main Street in Lamar, made its opening in Lamar official this morning, September 10th with a ceremonial ribbon cutting attended by franchise representatives, owner Dale Willhite and family, county and city representatives, the Lamar Chamber of Commerce as well as members of local economic development organizations. Lamar Mayor, Kirk […]

Cook’s Floor and Wall, Friday Donut Visit

Cook’s Floor and Wall, Friday Donut Visit

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce directors, hit the floor and were up against the wall at Cook’s Floor and Wall, 209 East Olive Street this past Friday. Each Friday, chamber directors grab a dozen and make their way to a local business as a gesture of goodwill and good eats. Cook’s Floor and […]

Feathers Takes a Third in State Fair Parade

Feathers Takes a Third in State Fair Parade

    Feathers, the world’s largest goose decoy and mascot of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honker’s turned heads once again during this past Saturday’s State Fair Parade in Pueblo. The Honkers came home with the bronze, awarded with 3rd Place by the Pueblo Chamber of Commerce judges in the Commercial Category.  This year’s theme […]

Donuts and Water…Lamar Chamber Pays a Friday Visit

Donuts and Water…Lamar Chamber Pays a Friday Visit

    Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, visited the friendly folks at DeLoach’s Water Conditioning this past Friday, bearing a dozen donuts to end the week on a sweet note. DeLoach’s Water has been serving the area since 1957, including Prowers, Baca, Bent, Kiowa, Cheyenne, Otero and Hamilton County in Kansas.  Delivery service […]