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High Plains Snow Goose Festival Second Annual Photography Contest Winners

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Second Annual Photography Contest Winners

    The 2017 High Plains Snow Goose Festival, in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Southeast Colorado Arts Council and Boeken Trust, sponsored the 2nd annual High Plains Snow Goose Photography Contest that featured entries from many talented photographers from Southeast Colorado. This contest is open to the general […]

Linda Louise Martin…April 23, 1951 – March 15, 2017

Linda Louise Martin…April 23, 1951 – March 15, 2017

Graveside services for Linda Martin will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 at the Elder Chapel located in the Bent/Las Animas Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado. Bob Stwalley will officiate. Linda Louise Martin was born on April 23, 1951 in Las Animas, Colorado to Edward L. and Mary “Muriel” (Arnold) Wilkins […]

Lamar Chamber Merchant Networking Highlights Spring Season

Lamar Chamber Merchant Networking Highlights Spring Season

Lamar residents will see some minor changes for Chamber of Commerce activities this spring. Some small alterations are on the local menu for the annual Spring Fling, the Lamar Days Events and a new chamber enhanced membership benefits package was discussed during the merchants networking night, Tuesday, March 14th.  The monthly get-together is held the […]

Classes Focus on Managing Diabetes In Prowers and Surrounding Counties

Classes Focus on Managing Diabetes In Prowers and Surrounding Counties

Living with diabetes is not a picnic, but is possible, though, and learning how is the focus of a six-class series beginning March 22, 2017. Southeastern Colorado Area Health Education Center based in Pueblo will host its second free weekly class at the Lamar Community Center from 12:30 pm – 2 pm  on Wednesday’s through April […]

Glen M. “Bill” Cole…June 13, 1932 – March 11, 2017

Glen M. “Bill” Cole…June 13, 1932 – March 11, 2017

            A come and go celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident, Glen M. “Bill” Cole will be held at a later date. Per Bill’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Bill was born on June 13, 1932 at Sylvia, Kansas to Ralph and Agnes Alberta (Whiting) Cole and passed […]

Janet G. Smith…January 31, 1952 – March 6, 2017

Janet G. Smith…January 31, 1952 – March 6, 2017

  A graveside memorial service for lifetime Lamar resident Janet G. Smith will be held at 2:00PM on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the McClave Cemetery. Per Janet’s request cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. Janet was born on January 31, 1952 at Lamar, Colorado to Clarence J. and Fern Meryl […]

Early Year Drop in Sales Tax

Early Year Drop in Sales Tax

Sales tax revenue for the City of Lamar declined for January 2017, according to February collections. City Sales tax was down 7.97% for a drop of $20,370 compared to last year.  Total Sales and Use Tax collections were off 10.09% for the same period for a decrease of $28,491, comparing $282,450 collected in 2016 to […]