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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 […]

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 […]

Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

Lodging Panel Funds Car Show

    The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved funding for the 2nd Annual Downtown Custom and Classic Expo set for downtown Lamar and East Beech Street August 16-17.  The funding, $3,500, will go toward marketing and advertising for the car show which will offer five bands and a mature-material comedy show as well as custom […]

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

County Commissioners OK Public Land Ordinance, Approve Lodging Tax Applicants

    Ordinance 2019-1 regulating control of public parks, land and facilities in the county was approved on second reading by the Prowers County Commissioners during their February 12th meeting. ‘Open Space’ as defined in the ordinance includes any park, public lands or facilities that Prowers County owns in fee: and all trails, waters, buildings, […]

Lodging Panel Reviews Requests from Sip & Savor, Lamar Partnership Inc and Dutch Oven Cookers

Lodging Panel Reviews Requests from Sip & Savor, Lamar Partnership Inc and Dutch Oven Cookers

  Every two years, the Share the Spirit Foundation hosts the Sip and Savor Fundraiser, held in the fall at Prowers Farms. Foundation co-creator, Karen Voepel, told the Prowers County Lodging Panel, funds from the October 6th event will be used to purchase shoes, socks and other needed essentials for local school children.  The Panel […]

Lodging Panel Funds Air Show and 9/11 Tribute Events

Lodging Panel Funds Air Show and 9/11 Tribute Events

  Eric McSwan, Fixed Base Operator of the Lamar Municipal Airport and Danny Tinnes of AirCare, presented an overview of the Lamar Memorial Airshow scheduled for Sunday, September 9th at the airport to the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel.  This was one of three presentations discussed during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19th. The […]

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16th with three new board members at a new, interim location. Kay Hainer, Valerie Baldwin and Craig Brooks were appointed to the Panel by the Prowers County Commissioners, filling three vacancies. New officers were also elected with Jane […]

Funding Approved for LCC Antelope Stampede

Funding Approved for LCC Antelope Stampede

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved a request of $9,700 for marketing funds to promote this year’s LCC Antelope Stampede Rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Fred Sherwood, who organizes the annual September event, said the event, which began in 1951, continues to grow with 350 contestants from 14 different colleges competing between September 29th […]

Creation of Tourism Advisory Board Proposed for Lamar

Creation of Tourism Advisory Board Proposed for Lamar

  An unofficial petition for a tourism-oriented lodging tax is being circulated among Lamar residents in an effort to provide a headcount for the Lamar City Council. The proposal for the new ordinance, which is being promoted by local citizens, offers some similarities to the current Lodging Tax and some important differences. The main similarity […]

Municipal Lodging Tax Idea Presented to Lamar City Council

Municipal Lodging Tax Idea Presented to Lamar City Council

The idea of a municipal lodging tax was presented by two of its proponents to the Lamar City Council during their work session, Monday, April 24th.  A 2% lodging tax currently exists for guests of motels throughout Prowers County.  The one recently proposed would be for Lamar motels.  Lamar residents Pat Palmer and Chris Wilkinson […]

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

Lodging Panel Supports Tourism Promotion Group

SoCo, a newly formed tourism promotion group, will hold its first meeting May 17th to the 19th.  Approximately 150 attendees from eleven counties will discuss ways to promote and increase tourist visits in the southern and central sections of the state including Prowers County.  Lodging Panel members approved a $1,200 request to promote the meeting which will […]

Springtime Events Funded by Prowers Lodging Tax Panel

Springtime Events Funded by Prowers Lodging Tax Panel

The annual Wild West BBQ Cook-off, Prairie Showdown, Cowboy Up at the Wagons and the S.E. Colorado All Star High School Rodeo had their marketing and contract fee requests approved by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel on Tuesday, February 21st.  The total requests amounted to $13,500 which was covered by funds in the Panel […]

Lodging Panel Okays Horse Puller Event for Lamar Days

Lodging Panel Okays Horse Puller Event for Lamar Days

Only one funding request came before the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 17th.  Now in its fifth year, the Arkansas Valley Horse Pullers group will appear for Lamar Days, scheduled for May 20th at Willow Creek Park.  Palmer, who is the president of the Panel, excused himself from […]

Lodging Tax Panel Receives Timely, Hefty Payment

Lodging Tax Panel Receives Timely, Hefty Payment

Not that the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel was absent any funds, but their October payment from the state of $28,874 helped fund some recent requests and added to their contingency fund. “This is the largest payment we received from the state all year,” said Carla Scranton, Panel Business Manager, “we knew it was coming […]

Tri State 9/11 Tribute, Airport Fly-in Granted Funds by Lodging Panel

Tri State 9/11 Tribute, Airport Fly-in Granted Funds by Lodging Panel

Two September events were approved for marketing funds by the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel and one event for October also received financial support during the Panel’s monthly meeting, June 21st.  The annual Tri-State 9/11 Tribute received full funding and the bi-annual Fly-In received a portion of their request.  Two other events were tabled pending receipt […]