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Slow November for Tax Collections

Lamar City Sales Tax and Total Sales and Use Tax Collections were off for November 2015 with City Sales Tax at -8.72% for a drop of $22,304 compared to last year. Total Sales and Use Tax Collections were also off at -6.89% for a drop of $18,595 for that same period. Total Collections for November […]

Colorado Revenue Forecast Shows Increase for Current, Next Fiscal Years

  DENVER — Tuesday March 18, 2014 — The state’s general fund budget forecast for the current budget year (FY 2013-14) will be $93 million higher than forecast in December and $61 million higher in FY 2014-15, roughly a 1 percent increase. “Colorado’s economy continues to show sustained economic momentum with many indicators showing that […]

Ft. Lyon Prison Receives $5M for Repurposing Project

  Governor Hickenlooper’s office reported today that $5 million in settlement funds from mortgage lenders will be spent on developing the Fort Lyon Correctional Facility in Las Animas into a housing and treatment center for homeless military veterans. The prison closed its doors to prisoners and guards and administrative staff several months ago, leaving only […]

Holly Experiencing Steady Economic Growth

Holly residents have had a busy four years since the spring tornado swept through their town.  Many of the destroyed homes were completely rebuilt or upgraded, along with several businesses and churches.  Most recently, new curbs, gutters and sidewalks along Main Street gave downtown Holly a newer, more prosperous appearance. Marsha Willhite, Holly Town Administrator, […]

PCDI Board Urges Website Completion, Approves Pond Study Funding

Don McBee, Vice President of the Prowers Conservation District, requested operating funds from the Prowers County Development Incorporated board to help cover the cost of a two-year study to determine seepage loss from 20 surface irrigation ponds in the lower Arkansas Valley.  The results, he said, will set the standard for determining pond loss for augmentation between Rocky […]

PCDI Hosts Prowers County Economy Review

Southern Colorado Economic Development District is hosting a series of town hall meetings across a 12 county region of southern Colorado. The Prowers County meeting will be held Thursday, May 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the Mezzanine Room at the Prowers County Annex. This meeting is being co-sponsored by Prowers County Development, Inc. The town […]

The Honkers Visit Two New Businesses

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce Honkers visited two businesses this past Friday, Jennifer Morlan Insurance and Lamar Starter and Generator.  Honker members present new businesses with their first ‘dollar of profit’ plaques, and introduce the new businesses to the Lamar Chamber of Commerce. The Honkers visited Jennifer Morlan Insurance and Lamar Starter & Generator. Both […]