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Lodging Panel Considering Caps on Funding for Events

The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel is giving thought to adjusting the amount of funding for some county events through a cap and if it’s worthwhile to continue to try to determine how many people spend the night in the county to attend those events. The cap will be aimed specifically at a one day […]

Lodging Panel Entertains Requests from Two New Events

  Two of the five presentations made to the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel are first-time events. The Panel met for the first time this year, January 19th and introduced a new board member, Chad Hart, the Executive Director of Canyons and Plains tourism group, which serves the southeast Colorado area.  The two new events […]

Key Events for 2016 Presented to County Lodging Tax Panel

  The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel voted to approve funding to secure the rights to host the Colorado State High School Rodeo Association Finals for 2016 and 2017. Panel members also approved $240 for shared funding of the Lamar Chamber of Commerce website and tabled a request for funds for the annual Sand and […]

Lodging Panel Funds Halloween Event & Snow Goose Festival

Next February will mark the 14th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival in Lamar and Shawna Hodge, Lamar’s Main Street Coordinator, outlined the plans and advertising campaign for members of the Prowers County Lodging Panel this past Tuesday, September 15. Board members fully funded the request of $7,548 which is less than the $9,000 asked […]

Michael Martin Murphy to Headline Farm-City Banquet

Noted country-western singer, Michael Martin Murphy, will perform at the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Farm-City banquet. Chamber President, Kynlee Emick and Chamber Manager, Lisa Carder, requested $6,650 in marketing funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, July 21. Tickets for the FFA District meal and the show are $30 and $20 […]

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Tightens the Funding Belt

  The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel went into executive session during their April 21st meeting to discuss funding requests which are growing larger, as well as a means of developing an accountability of how some funds are being used. Board members have expressed concerns over increasing costs associated with some repeat events, along with the […]

Growing Funding Requests Concerns Lodging Panel Board

  How much money is coming in versus how much funding has been requested has raised concerns among the board members of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel. The board usually receives four quarterly annual payments from the state, based on receipts from the 2% tax levied on all rented motel rooms in Prowers County.  […]

Lodging Panel Funds New/Old Events

Members of the Two Shot Goose Hunt are at work finalizing the 48th annual get-together for Lamar and Southeast Colorado.  Bob and Rose Ann Yates, President and Executive Director, respectively, detailed some of the financial benefits the Two Shot has brought to Prowers County for almost a half century for members of the Prowers County […]

Lodging Panel Provides Funds for Oktoberfest Car Show

  Ron Cook, long affiliated with car shows in the Lamar community, requested and received $1,500 for advertising costs for a car show and Toys for Tots Fun Run for Lamar’s Oktoberfest, October 4 on East Beech Street.  The request was the only one before the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting, […]

Lodging Panel Approves Spring/Summer Rodeo Funding

      The Prowers County Lodging Panel approved contract fees for stock for two rodeos coming to the county this spring and summer.  Cade Spitz outlined some aspects of the Colorado Jr. Rodeo Association event set for August 14 – 17th at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  “These will be the year end finals for […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Spring and Summer Events

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved $23,740 to help promote and market six future events this coming spring and summer.  The Annual Car Show and Rod Run received $2,000 on a three to two vote for the May 17-19 event at Willow Creek Park, the Lamar Chamber of Commerce received $2,740 in funding for Lamar […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Helps Fund 9/11 Tribute

The Second Annual Tri-State 9/11 Remembrance event received $1,035 in funding from the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting, March 19.  Organizer Doug Harbour detailed the growing list of activities and participants scheduled for the September 14 event at the Prowers County Fairgrounds.  Harbour said the funds will finance letters of invitation […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Tables All Requests

Members of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel tabled action on the five requests on the agenda for their monthly meeting, February 21 at the PCDI offices in Lamar. Only representatives for the Lamar Days Festivities were on hand to make their presentation; Ron Cook for the annual Rod Run Car Show, Toni McPherson for […]

County Wraps Up 2011 with Board Appointments

The Prowers County Board of Commissioners made several committee appointments to close out their final meeting of 2011 last week. Jim Larrick was appointed to serve a three year term on the Prowers County Planning Commission beginning January 2012. David Wagner was selected for a four year term on the East Prowers Weed Control District […]

Lodging Panel Approves Events to Close Year of Funding

All three requests received funding during the last meeting of the year by Lodging Tax Panel Board members, although not all votes were unanimous.    Mary Breslin, Lamar Ledger publisher, requested funding for a full page ad in the paper’s tourism publication, Discover Magazine.   The board voted to approve a half page advertisement at $350 focusing […]

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Funds Two Projects

The 10th Annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival will be held February 23-25 next year.  Shawna Hodge, Lamar Main Street Director informed the panel board, that a new Festival logo, in recognition of the event’s first decade, is being developed.  Hodge presented a marketing plan for various forms of advertising to reach several border states, […]

Mayhem II Coming to Lamar this Fall

The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved $5,000 for marketing for Mayhem II, coming to the Lamar Community Building November 5.  Arnulfo Ortega, local organizer, requested funding for the second Professional Mixed Martial Arts competition to be held in Lamar this year.  The first was held during Cinco de Mayo this past May.  The Lamar […]

Lodging Tax Panel Approves Antelope Stampede Funding

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved a $7,230 request from Fred Sherwood of Lamar Community College, to finance advertising for the annual LCC Antelope Stampede set for this September and October.  The Stampede is an annual regional college rodeo held at the Prowers County fairgrounds and hosts an estimated 400 college-age contestants from Wyoming and […]