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Lodging Panel Receives Long-Range Funding Requests

  The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel entertained some new ideas for funding requests during their monthly meeting on October 20th.  The first came from the Spreading Antlers Golf Course, represented by Gib Sprout and Jack Van Hook, board members of the club.  Van Hook explained that in an effort to bring more revenue into […]

Cowboy Up at the Wagons in Granada

Area residents can enjoy the aroma of a chuck wagon fire and outdoor cooking at the annual Cowboy Up at the Wagons event, Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21st at the End of the Line Arena at Camp Amache in Granada.  The event is sponsored by the Santa Fe Trail Cookers and Arena Dust, […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Approves Funds for Summer Music Festival

The “Hotter than Hell Music & Art Festival” set for July 18 in Lamar, received $5,240 to pay for advertising and contract fees from the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, May 19.  Shawna Hodge, Executive Director for Lamar Partnerships Incorporated, presented an overview of the second annual daylong festival, set for downtown Lamar. […]

Lodging Panel Tables All Funding Requests at March Meeting

    There’s a line from a country-western song of a few years ago, about there being, “Too much month at the end of the money!” And that might apply to the situation being encountered by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel. For the first time in a long time, members of the Prowers County […]

Lodging Tax Panel Funds 2015 Summer Events

  The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved $3,000 in marketing funds for Larry Coberly’s Monster Truck Show planned for next summer.  “I am planning on two shows this year and perhaps we’ll hold a lawn mower race.  I’ll have to give that some more thought before it’s going to be offered,” Coberly told the […]

Lodging Panel Funds New Events

  An Old Cowboys’ Reunion, aerobatics exhibition and a Mr. and Miss Fall Festival Pageant were funded by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting August 19. Anne Marie Crampton from Lamar Community College and Alvin Jones explained the concept of the college’s plans for an Old Cowboys’ Reunion to coincide with […]

Share the Spirit Foundation Plans October Cooking Class

The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved $2,400 of a $6,000 request for marketing funds from Share the Spirit Foundation.  The philanthropic organization is hosting a New Orleans style cooking class and tasting event to raise funds for local children and throughout Colorado.  Through various events in past years, Share the Spirit has raised funds […]

Lodging Panel Helps Fund ‘Hotter than Hell’ Music Jam

  Members of the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved $3,500 for a new event for downtown Lamar this July, called the “Hotter than Hell” music jam, sponsored by Lamar Partnership Inc.  The funds will be used for advertising and contract fees for some of the musical entertainment.  The original request was for $5,390 to cover […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Helps Fund Local Retail Map

The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel approved a $1,000 request from Lamar Partnership Incorporated to help finance the printing of a shopping directory map for Lamar.  The 11 by 17 inch color-coded map provides a guide to retail outlets within the city.  Restaurants, media outlets, fuel and convenience stores, entertainment, schools, medical facilities and other […]

New Signage for Prowers County, Commodity Distributions Going Monthly in 2014

Pat Palmer and Brad Semmens, board members of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel, met with the County Commissioners for permission to mount an LED sign owned by Semmens on the courthouse lawn.  The sign would be used to promote various, non-commercial activities in the county through the year.  “Ever since PCDI moved its headquarters […]

Concert Funding Request Okayed by Lodging Panel

  Marketing and contract fees totaling $11,000 for the annual Kick-Off Concert for the Sand and Sage Round-Up were approved by the Prowers Lodging Panel during their monthly meeting, Tuesday, November 19.  The request is for the same amount as last year, according to Brandon Sherwood, who represented the Prowers County Fair Board who organizes […]

Prowers Lodging Tax Panel Funds Two Events

The annual High Plains Snow Goose Festival and Farm City Banquet both received marketing funding from the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, October 15, during the monthly board meeting. The Snow Goose Festival will receive $5,672 to advertise the February 2014 event in local, area, regional and national advertising publications. The three-day event […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds Babe Ruth Contract Fees

Contract fees for the 2013 Colorado Babe Ruth 13 Prep State Championship being held in Lamar this weekend, July 19-22, were approved by the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel on Tuesday, July 16.  The short notice request for the $850 was due only because the organizing committee learned about it after last month’s Panel meeting.  […]

Lodging Panel Approves Canyons and Plains Annual Request

  The Prowers County Lodging Panel approved a $5,000 request from the regional tourism group, Canyons and Plains, for their continued activities in southeast Colorado.  Their coverage area includes Prowers, Baca, Bent, Kiowa and Otero counties.  Funds are used for an advertorial announcement in the nationally distributed Audubon magazine, as well as signage and information […]

Commissioners Act on Several Requests

The Prowers County Commissioners had a full and varied agenda for their Tuesday meeting on March 12.  A special events permit was granted to the Lamar Elks Lodge for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Wine Tasting event on March 22.  The Vaqueros Saddle Club received approval for renting the fairgrounds for six events through […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Funds May Events

  Four of the five funding requests to the Prowers Lodging Tax Panel were approved by board members during their monthly meeting, Monday, February 19.  The annual Wild West BBQ Contest is partnering with the Cinco de Mayo celebration this year at Willow Creek Park, and there are plans to include a Low Rider Car […]

County Lodging Panel Seeks New Board Members

  No event funding requests were presented to the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel during their monthly meeting, Tuesday, January 15, although funds were appropriated from their 2013 budget for the annual concert at the Sand and Sage Fair, the annual Snow Goose Festival and payment for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce website in the […]

Logo Selected for Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel

Cristina Hernandez, a Parkview Elementary School fifth-grader and Shayla Brown, a seventh grade student in Wiley, are the co-winners of the logo that will be used by the Prowers County Lodging Panel. Each student received $200 in the shared award. Panel members decided that after several years of existence, the organization could be better served […]

Lodging Panel Funds October MMA, Sets 2013 Budget

  The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel voted to approve half the funding request for a MMA, Mixed Martial Arts Event in Lamar to coincide with the annual Oktoberfest celebration on October 6.  Local resident, Arnulfo Ortega, who helped coordinate the first MMA event held in Lamar, said he and a new promoter, Gabriel Charboneau from […]

Lamar Hosts Colorado State High School Rodeo Championships this Weekend

  Rodeo competition and a host of social events comprise the annual high school rodeo championships at the Prowers County Fairgrounds this weekend. Lamar was selected as the host city for the second time in several years by the rodeo committee. Contestants begin arriving on Wednesday, June 6, and will attend a free ice cream […]