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Honkers Help Wash Spott Celebrate Grand Opening

The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers and Chamber board members visited the Hot Spott Car Wash at 1200 East Olive Street in Lamar, Saturday, February 27th for their grand opening celebration. Owners Matt and Shea Reinhardt converted the former Hot Spotte night club into a unique car wash, serving the motorists of southeast Colorado from […]

Board Members Elected at LPI Annual Meeting

  Four officers were elected to the Lamar Partnership Board and one new board member was welcomed during the LPI annual meeting held Wednesday, February 24th. Cindy Bennett from the Prowers County Fair Board was selected as a new board member while Lisa Carder was voted as LPI President with Tera Binder as Vice-President, Carla […]

Willow Creek Park Selected as Potential Skateboard Site

The Lamar City Council weighed the pros and cons of several potential sites for a skateboard park within the city limits and informally agreed that the southern end of Willow Creek Park would be the best location. Other viable sites discussed during the February 29th work session included Escondido Park, Bicentennial Park and the horseshoe […]

Construction Underway for LCC’s New Dorm

  John Marrin, Lamar Community College President, standing a few yards from where the school’s newest dormitory will be constructed this spring and summer, welcomed dozens of guests to the February 16th groundbreaking ceremonies. “This will be a large building that will house 30 to 32 students and this will be the future of this […]

Lamar Honkers Around the Town

  My Health & Wellness The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers paid a welcome visit recently to Dr. Samantha Befidi, Chiropractor/Acupuncture-Certified, at her offices at 206 East Olive Street in Lamar. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 5pm and Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 6:30pm.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Call 719-336-0108 or […]

2016 Begins with Healthy City Sales Tax Report

  December 2015 Sales and Use Tax collected in January 2016 indicated a healthy shopping community with City Sales Tax up 6.07% and Total Sales and Use Tax collections up 16.51% from the latest report. City Sales Tax collections were up $19,417.70 at $339,221.23.  That’s compared to the 2015 collection figure of $319,803.53. Year to […]

CDOT Provides Estimated Timeline for Main Street Construction

  The Main Street construction project in Lamar will be conducted in three phases over several years and the bidding for a contractor for the first phase will begin May 5th of this year.  Brian Long, CDOT resident engineer for southeast Colorado and Dean VanDeWege, P.E. Senior Project Manager for Jacobs Consulting, hosted a public […]

Canyons & Plains to Hold Regional Meeting in Lamar Colorado

  Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold its regional meeting at Cow Palace Inn, 1301 North Main Street Lamar , CO on Thursday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 11 am.  The topic of the meeting will be Snow Goose Festival. Following the meeting, attendees are invited to have lunch together at Cow Palace, […]

Chamber Holds Awards Banquet

Four citizens were honored for their service to the community during the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Banquet held at the Wolves Den Event Center Thursday, January 28th.  The annual meeting served to introduce incoming and outgoing chamber directors for 2015/2016. Clay Peacock was honored as Citizen of the Year as Ian […]

Council Okays Contracts for Lamar Loop Planning and GoCO Inspire Grant

A brief Lamar City Council meeting on January 25th dealt mostly with appointments and contract renewals. One of the next steps in the construction of the proposed Lamar Loop, a walking path encircling most of the city and connecting several exercise areas, is the hiring of a firm for design and construction documents. Two firms […]

Need a Charge? Give Your Car a Boost in Lamar

Electric powered car owners will be able to charge up in Lamar in the near future, according to Stephanie Gonzales, Executive Director of SECED, Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development. She told the Prowers County Commissioners recently, a grant application to Colorado Charge Ahead from November has been approved.  “We don’t have any charge units for electric […]

Lamar Will Host State High School and Jr. High Finals Rodeos

The Lamar City Council voted unanimously to have the city host the May 2016/2017 Colorado State High School Rodeo Association and Junior High School State Finals at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved a $32,000 commitment to support the bid to become the host city for two years during their […]

Lamar Chamber Accepting Citizen of the Year Nominations

  Lamar, CO – The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year award. This award is presented annually to honor an individual that has made a substantial contribution to the Prowers County area. The nominees must have exhibited leadership in community projects and be involved in civic […]

Lamar Sales Tax Showing Year Long Growth

  Sales Tax collections for the City of Lamar, year to date through November, show a gain of 7.92% for city sales tax, translating to $217,579 over last year at this time. Total sales tax collected since January of this year is $2,964,860 compared to last year’s figure of $2,747,281. Total Sales and Use Tax […]

Lamar High School Painters Become Santa Helpers

These Lamar high school students are on Santa’s ‘nice’ list this year for the work they contributed to upgrading and painting the decorative panels on the sides of Santa’s train. Art instructor, John Gersick, answered a request to use his painting skills to spruce up the side panels for the train known as Santa’s Express. […]

How to Use Them: LUV BUCKS 101

  Luv Bucks are a special community currency developed by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce to promote our local economy. When your dollars are spent locally, nearly 70% of that money will remain within our local economy. Doing business locally supports not only the place where your dollar is spent but also the city itself […]

Lamar Chamber Selects New Board, Schedules Annual Banquet

This year’s annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be held Thursday, January 28th at the Wolves Den Event Center, south of Spreading Antlers Golf Course at 27534 Highway 287 in Lamar. Chamber board members recently selected five new members for the new year, replacing one member who resigned and four others whose terms had […]

Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation inducted into the Lamar Chamber of Commerce

LAMAR, Colo. — The Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) hosted the Lamar Chamber of Commerce for a “business to business” ribbon cutting on Tuesday, December 8th. The ribbon cutting marks the Lamar DVR induction into the Chamber of Commerce. The offices are located at 1006 South Main Street in Lamar, directly across from the […]

Parade of Lights Goes a Little Bit Country

“A Tumbleweed Country Christmas” was this year’s theme for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights, held along Main Street in Lamar on Friday, December 4th.  Chilly southerly winds kept the crowds bundled up along the parade route while others ducked into stores for an early shopping bargain, or sampled some of the […]

Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation inducted into the Lamar Chamber of Commerce

     LAMAR, Colo. — The Lamar Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) will host the Lamar Chamber of Commerce for a “business to business” ribbon cutting. The ribbon cutting marks the Lamar DVR induction into the Chamber of Commerce. The event will be at the DVR offices; 1006 South Main Street, Lamar CO 81052 on […]