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Letter to the Editor:  from Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

Letter to the Editor: from Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

  Hello Prowers County Residents: The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel has embarked on a county-wide branding project and is working toward honing a message that best reflects our corner of southeastern Colorado and the people who call it home. In order to craft a creative and fully representative message, the Lodging Tax Panel invites […]

Lamar Chamber Sets Annual Banquet, Invites Nominations for Awards

Lamar Chamber Sets Annual Banquet, Invites Nominations for Awards

    Details for the 2020 Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet were discussed by Chamber President, Clifford Boxley and board members during their monthly meeting, Thursday, February 20. The banquet, including dinner, will be held at the Lamar Eagles Lodge on Wednesday, April 8th. This will mark the 99th anniversary of the banquet held by […]

Zonta Club of Prowers County and UNICEF USA Working Together

Zonta Club of Prowers County and UNICEF USA Working Together

  As the Zonta Club of Prowers County’s main service project for the 2018-19 year we chose to sponsor a group of local middle school girls who were participating in the “Girls on the Run” program. Girls on the Run is a national program focusing on girls in 3rd – 8th grade. Their mission is […]

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

Prowers County Lodging Panel Starts 2020 with New Funding Guidelines

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel allocated the majority of their funding for events for 2020 this past Tuesday, January 21st. The budgeted contingency line item has about $9,000 left to cover any requests for the balance of the year, reduced from the usual $17,000 kept in reserves. This action comes from a […]

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

Remember Foundation for Alzheimer’s Fundraiser, A Night to Remember

    Sometimes the success of an event isn’t always based on the number of people attending or the amount of funds raised for a worthy cause. In either case you’d like the numbers to be high, but you also want the attendees to have a good time and the first fundraising event for the […]

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

Covered Pool Partnerships Sought for Feasibility Study

    Eric Niemeyer, Chief Executive Officer of High Plains Community Health Center, outlined the possibilities of developing a covered swimming pool for the Prowers County Commissioners Tuesday, January 14th. He approached the Lamar City Council in September with a memorandum of understanding to become a partner in financing a feasibility study for the project […]

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th - 5th

Bent’s Old Fort Closed February 4th – 5th

      Bent’s Old Fort will be closed on Tuesday, February 4th through Wednesday, February 5th. The closure will allow the National Park Service’s High Plains Group of parks– Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, Capulin Volcano National Monument, and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site—annual training and meeting time to discuss park operations. […]

2019 Year in Review - OCTOBER

2019 Year in Review – OCTOBER

  The following articles are a recap of various news events which have had an impact on residents of Prowers County this past year. Gateway Safety Flare acquired by Orion Safety Products LAMAR, October 10, 2019 – As of Friday, October 4, 2019, Gateway Safety Flare (GSF) of Lamar announced that it has completed the […]

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

Christmas Lighting Contest Winners- 2019

    The annual Christmas Lighting Contest was held recently in Granada and Holly. Here are the winners: Holly: TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS: 1st Place:   Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:   Bill & Shawna Kissell RELIGIOUS: 1st Place:   Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:   Tony & Nellie Garcia ORIGINAL: 1st Place:   Mark & Linda Bagley 2nd Place:   […]

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

  Old Saint Nick, in one of his last visits before the BIG night, paid a visit with Mrs. Claus to the Shore Arts Center in Lamar this past Saturday, December 21st.  This is the fourth year the Lamar Rotarians have invited the Jolly Old Gent to help them entertain, educate and amuse youngsters in […]

Lodging Panel Begins Work on Changes for Funding Requests

Lodging Panel Begins Work on Changes for Funding Requests

    Two requests for funding were tabled by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their meeting on Tuesday, December 17th. The applications from the annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival and Southeast All Stars Junior High and High School Rodeo were discussed, but no action was taken mostly due to the dollar amounts […]

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

County Commissioners Set 2020 Budget

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution setting the 2020 county budget at $31,811,431 this past Tuesday, December 10th following a public hearing. The mill levy was set at 27.17 mills upon each dollar of the total valuation for assessment of all taxable property in the county for 2020. That amount is $138,234,274 […]

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

A Great Winter Eve for Lamar’s Parade of Lights Festival

      The parade theme, “Christmas through the Eyes of a Child”, hit all the right notes for this past Friday’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights. The public enjoyed a crisp evening with hardly a breeze and temperatures in the low 30s, Friday, December 6th. Folks lining Lamar’s Main Street sampled […]

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

Tea for Tots Translates to Toys for Kids

  An annual seasonal event was held this past November to help raise funds for the Toys for Tots holiday gift campaign. This marks the sixth year the Saturday event has been, hosted at the Lamar Christian Church fellowship hall. Participants volunteer their time, expertise, imagination and materials to create a holiday themed and decorated […]

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

Lodging Panel Begins Marketing Changes

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel is employing a marketing firm, VistaWorks to help increase overnight visitors to the county by highlighting year-round attractions beyond one-time, annual events. To help clarity the practice, the Lodging Panel is mailing past and future recipients with a letter that addresses the new policy which states, “Dear […]