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Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

Council Gains More Background on Tiny Home Specs

  Mark Westoff, co- founder of Sangre de Cristo Tiny Homes, met with the Lamar City Council for a work session Monday, August 8th, to discuss regulations concerning establishing tiny homes ordinances in the city.  The council has discussed some ramifications of having the small-sized homes, approximately 400 square feet, within the city limits during […]

City Sales Tax Report Posts Another Monthly Gain

City Sales Tax Report Posts Another Monthly Gain

    The June, 2022 Lamar Tax Revenue collection report shows a 10.10% increase over the same time last year, with a gain of $38,241, putting total collections for the month at $416,781 compared to $378,540 in 2021.  Use Tax collections were down 14.36% for a decrease of $5,846.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections […]

Golden Plains Insurance Celebrates Their 10 Year Anniversary

Golden Plains Insurance Celebrates Their 10 Year Anniversary

  This August marks the 10 year anniversary of Golden Plains Insurance. Golden Plains Insurance provides coverage for a variety of different areas of your life, from personal, home, business, and agricultural insurance policies. Over the past 10 years, Golden Plains Insurance has been successful at evolving and changing to stay ahead of other staffing […]

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS) Hosting Resource Fairs and Town Hall Meetings for Veterans

      VA ECHCS provides health care to Veterans in Eastern Colorado and surrounding states. Through a series of resource, Veterans, along with their spouses and caregivers, will get one-on-one support with understanding, accessing and using VA benefits and services. VA ECHCS Director Michael Kilmer will finish the fairs with town halls, encouraging an […]

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

Lamar City Council Plans Future Discussion on Tiny Homes

      The Lamar City Council decided to table a continued discussion on the regulation of Tiny Homes which might be constructed in the city.  Three issues came from the June 27th meeting and were discussed during a joint meeting of Planning and Zoning and Adjustment and Appeals Boards.   Proposed regulations for consideration include […]

Honkers at Nomad Chiropractic

Honkers at Nomad Chiropractic

  Members of the Lamar Chamber Honkers and Chamber board members recently welcomed a new business in Lamar, Nomad Chiropractic at 10 Forrest Street in Lamar. Owned by Dr. Sarah Schroeder Nieschburg, Nomad Chiropractic offers a variety of adjustment services (use of table, manual adjustments and activator), also offers targeted muscle work and sports physicals.  […]

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2022

Colorado Employment Situation – June 2022

    Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.4% in June; 4,500 Nonfarm Payroll Jobs Added   Household survey data: According to the survey of households, Colorado’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point in June to 3.4 percent. This marks the lowest rate since February 2020, when it was 2.8 percent. The national […]

Lamar Chamber of Commerce "Chamber Chatter"

Lamar Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Chatter”

In lieu of our usual Chamber Chatter article we have had each month, the board would like to use this opportunity instead to thank our amazing sponsors from our first annual Glow Golf Tournament. We could not have done it without all the generous donations of the following community businesses, and we feel so lucky […]

More Colorado Roads now Eligible for Federal Money to Build Electric Chargers

More Colorado Roads now Eligible for Federal Money to Build Electric Chargers

  Federal decision will help build an interconnected state and national network for EV travel DENVER — Colorado’s ability to create a network of electric vehicle-friendly roadways just got even better thanks to the Federal Highway Administration’s decision to approve all six stretches of road the state wanted to add to a national network of […]

PEP Explores Video Promotion Grant

PEP Explores Video Promotion Grant

    Prowers Economic Prosperity board members heard a presentation on available grants and programs from Greg Thomason, a senior program manager for OEDIT, State Office of Economic Development and International Trade.  Thomason serves 20 counties in southeast Colorado as a Rural Opportunity Representative.  Thomason outlined several grant programs, one of interest to PEP from […]

City of Lamar May 2022 Sales and Use Tax Revenue Report

City of Lamar May 2022 Sales and Use Tax Revenue Report

    There was a slight fall-off and a slow gain indicated in the May, 2022 City of Lamar sales tax revenue report issued this past Monday, July 11th. City sale tax was down 2.63% for a loss of $9,471 in revenue compared to the same month last year.  Collections for 2021 was $360,259 and […]

Lamar City Council Extends Arby’s Sales Agreement

Lamar City Council Extends Arby’s Sales Agreement

    An Arby’s fast-food restaurant is still a ‘go’ for Lamar.  The city council authorized Mayor Kirk Crespin to sign an amendment to the purchase and sales agreement for the former WHO property at 1002 North Main Street.  The amendment with RB Colorado LLC, extends the review period to August 12 and includes a […]

National Awards for Colorado Byways

National Awards for Colorado Byways

      DENVER – Colorado is receiving national recognition for its efforts to improve and publicize its Scenic and Historic Byways program. The state was presented with two awards by the National Scenic Byway Foundation – for communications and viewshed improvements. Colorado’s diverse transportation system links all of us together, but most importantly takes […]

Lamar Council Discusses Tiny Homes Regulations, Accepts Brownsfield Grant

Lamar Council Discusses Tiny Homes Regulations, Accepts Brownsfield Grant

  The Lamar City Council, under the June 27th consent agenda, approved Ordinance No. 1523 which amends the Lamar Municipal Code, encouraging the residents to enjoy and safely use North Gateway Park.  The body of the ordinance pertains to an off-leash area for dogs at the park and use of a future designated archery range.  […]

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

Final Phase of 287 Project Gets Underway

  The third and final phase of the US 287/50 resurfacing project through the southern section of Lamar began in late May 2022.  Motorists and pedestrians have been witness to preliminary groundwork and survey teams on site along South Main Street up to Savage Avenue and north to Park Street.  The project will remove the […]