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PCDI Should Reflect Unique Offering to Potential Business Developers

PCDI Should Reflect Unique Offering to Potential Business Developers

George Gotto, Interim Executive Director for PCDI, Prowers County Development Incorporated, recapped his visit to the hemp farm that is developing in La Junta during the organization’s monthly meeting. The Whole Hemp Company has 100 acres planted using drip irrigation this year and employs about 30 people. He stated, “They expect to have from 200 […]

Lamar Council Okays Funding to Support Southwest Chief Route

Lamar Council Okays Funding to Support Southwest Chief Route

Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller gave the oath of office to the city’s newest officer, Thomas Dunagan, who recently graduated from the Otero Junior College Law Enforcement Agency.  He began his orientation training in Lamar on April 30 of this year.  “With Officer Dunagan’s hiring, we’re now at our budgeted strength of 20 officers for […]

2014 Year in Review-September/October

2014 Year in Review-September/October

September: Shawna Hodge, Executive Director for Lamar Partnership Incorporated, announced that the city had won first place for the 2014 Colorado Main Street of the Year.  She said the selection was made by the Colorado Main Street Advisory Board and announced by the State Department of Local Affairs.  The judging was based on two criteria:  […]

KVAY Maintains Current Studios, Local American Legion Being Revamped

KVAY Maintains Current Studios, Local American Legion Being Revamped

KVAY Radio, at 224 South Main in Lamar, will not move into their property at 114 South Main Street, the former Main Cafe.  Debbie Ellis, station General Manager, told the Lamar City Council there has been a hold up on investor funding to continue developing the property into a new radio station.  “We intend to […]

Lamar Partnership Inc Plans for 2013

Lamar Partnership Inc Plans for 2013

Lamar Partnership Incorporated board members reviewed the balanced budget for 2012 during their final meeting of the year, Wednesday, December 12 at the Lamar Chamber of Commerce offices.  Various municipal and civic organizations funded the group at $18,205 for the year and the City of Lamar has contributed $15,900 to operating expenses for 2013.  Main […]

Lamar Partnership Inc Begins Downtown Branding Program

Lamar Partnership Inc Begins Downtown Branding Program

  Shawna Hodge, Executive Director of Lamar Partnership Incorporated, announced that the downtown painting project on several sidewalk light poles, flower pots, benches and trash receptacles will begin this week. It’s part of a branding project that will develop into a recognizable theme for downtown Lamar and associated businesses. Hodge made the announcement Tuesday, October […]

Motel Lodger's Tax Proposed to Lamar City Council for November Ballot

Motel Lodger’s Tax Proposed to Lamar City Council for November Ballot

Lamar voters should decide this November to approve a proposed lodgers or pillow tax on motel room rentals.   As outlined during the city council work session on Monday, July 9, by Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Director, and Pat Palmer, President of the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel, the proposed tax will levy a simple $2 […]

Lamar Partnership Inc. Annual Board Meeting

Lamar Partnership Inc. Annual Board Meeting

Lamar Partnership Inc., a Colorado Main Street Community, will be holding its Annual Board meeting on February 29, 2012 at the Lamar Chamber board room starting at noon. The Board has one At-Large Board member position available. Anyone interested in serving must be employees or owners of retail and non-retail businesses, as well as, from […]