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Chamber Picnic by the Park

Chamber Picnic by the Park

    The Lamar Chamber of Commerce held their Lamar Days, Kick-Off BBQ this Friday, May 18th.  Better weather equals a better turn out and that was the situation Friday as last year’s premiere BBQ was conducted under spring skies a few degrees short of winter. Folks sat at picnic tables on the front lawn […]

Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

Sand Creek Site Offers Guided Walk for Memorial Day Weekend

      Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in commemoration of the Memorial Day Holiday with a free guided walk on Saturday, May 26, at 10 am. The Sand Creek Massacre is a seminal event in American Indian history, a brutal massacre that took 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho lives in […]

County Lodging Panel Funds Two Events

County Lodging Panel Funds Two Events

  Two funding requests were approved during the May meeting of the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel this past Tuesday, May 15th. Holly Gateway Classics/Concert was approved for $3,500 and the 2018 Downtown Custom & Classic Expo received $3,150. This will be the second year the Holly Gateway event will be held in late September. […]

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

Council Approves Zoning Changes, New Police K9 Will be a Pit Bull

  The Lamar City Council covered a lot of territory during their May 14th meeting this past Monday. In a related article highlighted in The Prowers Journal, the council approved an ordinance on first reading for a Power Purchase Agreement between the City and Tri-State G & T and terminating the Power Supply Agreement with […]

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

Artwork for Shore Arts Center Pocket Park Nearing Completion

    As promised last week, local artist Jeremy Cooper is putting the finishing touches on the interior of Lamar’s downtown Pocket Park. The outer mural facing the east parking lot is vivid with musically themed swirls of color while the interior walls are more sedate by comparison. “I’ve incorporated the rolling plains into the […]

Lamar Days ‘Features the 50s’ for the 2018 Theme

Lamar Days ‘Features the 50s’ for the 2018 Theme

  This year’s event, May 18-19th takes local residents back in time as the celebration will be for: “Time to Shake, Rattle and Roll”. The event, hosted by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, will feature a Friday downtown, Kick-Off BBQ from 11am to 1pm at the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on East Beech Street, […]

LCC Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships at Spring Horse Show

LCC Students Showcase Work, Compete for Scholarships at Spring Horse Show

  (Lamar, Colorado; May 2, 2018) Lamar Community College freshmen in the Horse Training & Management (HTM) and Equine Business Management (EBM) programs demonstrated their hard work from this past year during the Spring Horse Show held on Friday, April 27. Friends and family of the students as well as horse owners watched as each […]

Brightening Up the Alleyways

Brightening Up the Alleyways

    Side-by-side murals grace the outer walls of the east side alley in the 100 block of South Main Street in Lamar. One, for the Brew Unto Others coffee shop and the other, larger work is being done for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. The projects are being completed by local artists Jeremy […]

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Bent’s Old Fort creates $1.7 Million in Economic Benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 21 jobs in local economy   La Junta, CO – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 26,398 visitors to Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site in 2017 spent $1,509,200 in communities near the park. That spending supported 21 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative […]

Hoey Earns Buckle, Sets Sights on National Finals Rodeo

Hoey Earns Buckle, Sets Sights on National Finals Rodeo

    (Lamar, Colorado; April 25, 2018) Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey has his eye on the College National Finals Rodeo after winning the top spot and the buckle for bull riding at the Casper College Rodeo this past weekend.  Teammates Tacie Canfield and Kyeann Gordon also placed in breakaway roping and team roping. […]

Free Spring Concert Set for May 1 at LHS

Free Spring Concert Set for May 1 at LHS

Southeastern Colorado Concert Association Please join us on Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Lamar High School for our Annual FREE Spring Concert featuring the AVWPE Concert Band, Valley Jazz Orchestra and Main Street Ringers Handbells.  This is the Arkansas Valley Wind & Percussion Ensemble’s 19th Season Concert of Honor.  The concert band, directed […]

LCC Spring Horse Show set for April 27

LCC Spring Horse Show set for April 27

      (Lamar, Colorado; April 19, 2018) The Lamar Community College Horse Training & Management (HTM) and Equine Business Management (EBM) programs will host their annual Spring Show on Friday, April 27. The show will be held in the Equine Complex, just north of College Road in Lamar, starting at 10:30am that morning. The […]

Arbor Day in Lamar

Arbor Day in Lamar

    The Lamar Tree Board invites local 5th grade students to assist in the annual Arbor Day, tree planting event, this time at Spreading Antlers Golf Course.  Although Wednesday was windy, fortunately, most of the fierce, dust-laden gales were absent from the day before. Tree Board President, Jane Felter, explained to the gathered students […]

Lodging Panel Approves, Tables and Denies Funding Requests

Lodging Panel Approves, Tables and Denies Funding Requests

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel held a relatively brief monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 17th to discuss funding requests that had been submitted to them for approval. An earlier $1,000 pledge to the Rural Philanthropy Days event, set for mid-June in Lamar was approved, but the full amount requested, an additional $3,800 was […]

Lamar Student, Vanessa Marta, Makes All-State Band

Lamar Student, Vanessa Marta, Makes All-State Band

  Vanessa Marta, a sophomore from Lamar High School, was among the 110 students from across Colorado to participate in the Colorado All State Band held at University of Northern Colorado earlier this month. More than 900 students auditioned for the prestigious group. Vanessa plays clarinet. “I was really nervous, but I’m glad I went […]