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Lodging Tax Panel Meeting with County over Funding Changes

Lodging Tax Panel Meeting with County over Funding Changes

    While continuing to provide funding for mostly annual events in Prowers County, the Lodging Tax Panel is seeking a ruling from the county on developing a different marketing outlet for promoting tourism for the county at large.   The idea has received lengthier considerations over the past year in an effort to drive […]

Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

Lodging Panel Considers Marketing/Funding Alternatives

    Since its inception, the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel has used a 2% pillow tax on motel room usage to fund advertising for specific events intended to draw visitors to the county for an overnight stay. This is a common practice used by almost every community in Colorado and neighboring states, although the […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Reviewing By-Laws Regarding Promotions

Prowers Lodging Panel Reviewing By-Laws Regarding Promotions

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel will begin to review their by-laws in support of a proposal to use Panel funding to promote Prowers County in general as well as specific events as they have in the past. Panel member, Chad Hart, suggested the current by-laws do allow a general advertising campaign which […]

Lodging Panel Reviewing Funding Policies for 2019

Lodging Panel Reviewing Funding Policies for 2019

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel set Wednesday, January 9th of next year as a work session to review some of their general policies for funding future events in the county as well as to determine the best way to attract events that will increase overnight visitors to Prowers County. The Lodging Tax […]

County Lodging Panel Funds Two Events

County Lodging Panel Funds Two Events

  Two funding requests were approved during the May meeting of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, May 15th. Holly Gateway Classics/Concert was approved for $3,500 and the 2018 Downtown Custom & Classic Expo received $3,150. This will be the second year the Holly Gateway event will be held in late September. […]

Lodging Panel Approves, Tables and Denies Funding Requests

Lodging Panel Approves, Tables and Denies Funding Requests

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel held a relatively brief monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17th to discuss funding requests that had been submitted to them for approval. An earlier $1,000 pledge to the Rural Philanthropy Days event, set for mid-June in Lamar was approved, but the full amount requested, an additional $3,800 was […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Two Events, Discusses Finances

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Two Events, Discusses Finances

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel voted to fund two springtime events and tabled a third during their March 20th meeting.  Panel members have been aware that some repeat event requests have grown larger from one year to the next and are being made earlier on the calendar.  While at the same time, the amount of […]

Busy Entertainment Schedule Planned for Spring and Summer in Prowers County

Busy Entertainment Schedule Planned for Spring and Summer in Prowers County

    Even though it’s still February, the majority of funding applications on the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel’s agenda were for the approaching spring and summer. Presentations were made for the 2nd Annual Holly Gateway Classics/Concert for the end of September, Wild West BBQ for mid-May, Wiley Hay Days Car Show, Holly Bluegrass Festival and […]

Lodging Panel Seeking Directors for 2018

Lodging Panel Seeking Directors for 2018

    The Prowers County Lodging Panel ended their year with $27,973 in carry-over funds for 2018, three outstanding pledges for future events and three vacancies on the Panel Board. Pat Palmer, who has served as the Panel president announced at the November meeting that he will not seek another term, joining one other panel […]

Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

There were no new applications for funding on the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel for their monthly meeting on November 14th.  Discussion did focus on replacement members as Panel President, Pat Palmer, submitted his resignation from the board which will be effective at the end of this year.  Palmer, who has been president for several […]

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Tax Panel

The request for $10,370 in marketing funds and contract fees for the 16th Annual High Plains Snow Goose and Heritage History Festival was approved Tuesday, September 19th by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel.  Organizer, Vincent Gearhart, made the presentation for funding to help produce the annual event which brings numerous bird watchers to southeast […]

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Panel

Snow Goose Festival Funded by Lodging Panel

The annual Southeast Colorado Snow Goose Festival, set for February 2017, received almost the full amount of their request made last month by Festival organizer, Vincent Gearhart. The request for $9,233 had been tabled at the September meeting, pending availability of funds, but was approved during the October 18th meeting for $9,000. Two other long-range […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Sets 2017 Budget

Prowers Lodging Panel Sets 2017 Budget

The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel spent most of their meeting, Tuesday, September 20th, developing their budget for the approaching year.  Although the panel uses past revenues as a guideline, there was limited discussion on how the downtown Main Street renovation project might impact next year’s tourist trade.  The panel uses revenues based on a […]

Antelope Stampede Okayed for Lodging Panel Funding

Antelope Stampede Okayed for Lodging Panel Funding

  The annual Lamar Community College rodeo event, the Antelope Stampede, received funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their July 19th meeting.  The request for $9,700 had been made by organizer Fred Sherwood months earlier, but the board delayed awarding the funds until there was a sufficient balance in their account.  The […]