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Riding into a New Season

Riding into a New Season

  Tuesday, March 19th, was the last day of winter and with temperatures in the upper 50’s it was a perfect time to take a brand new bicycle out for a spin on the brand new Lamar Loop. A group of middle and high school students from Lamar joined with Byron Hall, President of the […]

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

HOPE Center Closing for Summer Renovations

  Lori Hammer, Executive Director of the HOPE Center at Lincoln School on North 10th Street in Lamar, told Coalition members this past Monday, the Center will be “closed up tight” through the summer to allow needed renovations to take place.  Danny Tinnes, RE-2 School Board member, also attended the meeting. “We’re not exactly sure […]

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

Lamar Honkers Visit Wiley Businesses

    The Lamar Honkers group visited three businesses from Wiley this past Friday afternoon, making stops at the County Line Convenience Store, The Butcher Shop and Cornerstone Cafe and Coffee. County Line Convenience Store at 36020 Highway 287 in Wiley serves area residents and motorists seven days a week with fuel and snacks, plus a […]

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

Baca County receives $350,000 GOCO Grant for Baca County Fairgrounds

  DENVER – Today the Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) Board awarded Baca County $350,000 to make needed improvements to its fairgrounds. The project was one of 17 Local Park and Outdoor Recreation grants awarded by GOCO from a pool of 54 applications. Baca County Fairgrounds welcomes a wide variety of events, including rodeos, tractor pulls, […]

Presentation on the Granada-Fort Union Military Trail

Presentation on the Granada-Fort Union Military Trail

  The Bent’s Fort Chapter will hold its next meeting on Saturday, March 9. The event will be held at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center and Museum, 560 Bent Ave., Las Animas, CO.  The meeting will begin at 11am followed by a catered lunch at 12 noon (cost $10). After lunch Lolly Ming will […]

Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

Cold Justice TV Program to Highlight 1991 Homicide in Lamar

    The Oxygen television network announced recently it will feature an episode at 4pm MST on Saturday March 9th, entitled “Golden Years Gone” which highlights the unsolved case of the shooting deaths of Curly and Darlene Culberth in Lamar in 1991. A press release details how the ‘Cold Justice’ investigator team travels around the […]

LCC Hosts SE Colorado Regional Science Fair

LCC Hosts SE Colorado Regional Science Fair

    Close to 90 elementary, junior high and high school students took part in the annual Southeast Regional Science Fair, at the Lamar Community College Wellness Center, Wednesday, February 27. Students stood by their science displays on the gym floor, explaining to regional judges, the content of their science project and what was their […]

Registration open for annual Girls in the Middle conference

Registration open for annual Girls in the Middle conference

Conference to be held Saturday, March 2 (Lamar, Colorado; February 22, 2019) The 11th Annual Girls in the Middle will be held this Saturday, March 2, at Lamar Community College.  Registration is now open for this one-day career exploration conference for area fifth through eighth grade girls. This year, Girls in the Middle attendees will […]

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

Bustang Bus Stop Planned for East Beech Street, Lamar Loop Almost Ready

    Pending available funding, the City of Lamar, in conjunction with Bustang and the Colorado Department of Transportation, should have a bus stop shelter developed for Bustang passengers. The service has been in operation for just about a year. Craig Brooks, Lamar’s Chief Building Official, told The Prowers Journal the city is developing a […]

Prowers Lodging Panel Reviewing By-Laws Regarding Promotions

Prowers Lodging Panel Reviewing By-Laws Regarding Promotions

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel will begin to review their by-laws in support of a proposal to use Panel funding to promote Prowers County in general as well as specific events as they have in the past. Panel member, Chad Hart, suggested the current by-laws do allow a general advertising campaign which […]

Temporary Closure of Monument Hill area at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Temporary Closure of Monument Hill area at Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (NHS) Acting Superintendent Janet Frederick announces the temporary closure of the Monument Hill Overlook and areas immediately surrounding the overlook. “As part of the long range management improvements to the park, the Monument Hill area is being rehabilitated to assure safety and accessibility to all visitors.” said Frederick. The […]

DAR State Regent to Visit Lamar

DAR State Regent to Visit Lamar

Jeannine Angle Dobbins, State Regent Colorado State Society, NSDAR will be visiting Southeast Colorado on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Third Street Nest in Lamar. The Fort William Bent Chapter and the La Junta Chapter along with invited guests will be in attendance to hear her program ‘Treasures in the DAR Basement’. The program […]

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

“What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View”

A Presentation by Dr. Henrietta Mann   Join us on Thursday, February 21st at 6 pm for a free presentation by Cheyenne elder and well-respected American Indian educator, Dr. Henrietta Mann, at the Crow Luther Cultural Events Center in Eads, CO.  Her informative presentation entitled “What Was, What Is: A Tsetsehestaestse View” will focus on […]

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

City Narrows Search on Outdoor Christmas Decorations

  Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, gave an update on funding for new outdoor Christmas decorations for the city. During a January 28th meeting of the Lamar Redevelopment Authority, Cue said many of the current light pole decorations are almost 40 years old and have been repaired by Lamar Light and Power.  A four […]

City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

City Taking Steps to Move Storm Water off the Streets

  The City of Lamar is seeking two $600,000 grants, one from a Community Development Block Grant and another from the Department of Local Affairs to help complete a storm water drainage improvement project. A $78,000 cash match from the city will bring the total cost of the project to $1,278,000.  The cash match has […]