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Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

Toys for Tots 2018 Holiday Countdown

    The annual Toys for Tots/Food for Families holiday campaign is underway, headquartered this year at the new workshop at 500 West Beech Street. Collections and sorting of donated toys, old and new is now underway. As in year’s past, cash donations are always welcome and may be mailed to 1208 South 5th Street […]

New Miss Colorado USA and Miss Colorado Teen USA Crowned

New Miss Colorado USA and Miss Colorado Teen USA Crowned

  New Miss Colorado USA now advance to the national Miss USA Telecast to air on FOX   Greeley, Colo. – The 2019 MISS COLORADO USA and MISS COLORADO TEEN USA Pageants took place Sunday night at the Union Colony Civic Center. A large crowd filled the auditorium on Sunday afternoon for the pageant finals, […]

Wranglers from Wild West Athletics Score Gold Medals in Kansas Competition

Wranglers from Wild West Athletics Score Gold Medals in Kansas Competition

  The Wranglers Gymnastics Competition Team from Wild West Athletics in Lamar attended their first meet in McPherson, KS hosted by a Next Level Gymnastics. The 24 gymnasts from WWA did an outstanding job at their first competition.  They represented 6 competitive levels and 14 different age divisions where they proudly took home 8 Gold […]

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

  The City of Lamar received a $4,000 donation from the Burlington, Northern Santa Fe Railroad which will help defray the cost of the shade structures for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. This past October, City Administrator, John Sutherland, sent a letter to the regional public affairs director for BNSF requesting the funding which […]

Local Talent Shines at Farm-City Banquet

Local Talent Shines at Farm-City Banquet

    The Rhett Uhland Band from Eads, Colorado provided the entertainment for this year’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Farm-City Banquet at the Lamar Community Building, Friday, November 9th.  Uhland is honing his abilities to join the ranks of other notable regional entertainers who hail from areas around the High Plains, having released his first […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

      Old Business: Old-Fashioned Christmas will be December 4 from 5-7 P.M. Be looking for information on businesses that will be open that evening.  Santa will be visiting the library that evening as well. The Christmas lighting contest will be held on December 18. Prizes will again be awarded in three different categories:  […]

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

Business Ideas Showcased by Area Students in E-Fair

  Wednesday, November 7th, was a win-win day for a lot of middle and high school students from the region participating in the first annual Lamar Youth Entrepreneurship Fair in Lamar.  Working with Ogallala Commons, a non-profit community development network offering leadership and education to students around the region, 63 students from the 5th to […]

Sand Creek Massacre Observes 154th Year at National Historic Site

Sand Creek Massacre Observes 154th Year at National Historic Site

    Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site will commemorate the 154th anniversary of the Sand Creek Massacre with a pair of free public programs on November 29, 2018. Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site: At 10:00 am on Thursday, November 29, join Park Guide John Launius for a free guided walking tour. The program […]

Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2019

Lamar Chamber Board Members Sought for 2019

  The Lamar Chamber of Commerce is seeking qualified individuals to serve on the Lamar Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Candidates must be willing to serve a three year term, beginning January 1, 2019.  The Chamber Board of Directors annually considers applications and nominations in order to maintain a board of directors to represent […]

Applications Open for Annual Parade of Lights Entries

Applications Open for Annual Parade of Lights Entries

    The theme for the November 30th Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights is, ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ and entries are being accepted through the Chamber  at 109A East Beech Street, or call the office at 719-336-4379 for more information. The parade route will be the same as last year, per the Colorado […]

The Trailblazer Theatre Company Presents Premiere Performance

The Trailblazer Theatre Company Presents Premiere Performance

    An evening of local entertainment, from comedy skits, to famous monologues ranging from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams to Broadway show tunes…were on display this past Saturday evening, November 3rd, for the inaugural performance of Trailblazer Theatre Company. Thirteen performers and eleven vignettes entertained the audience at the Lamar High School Auditorium for the […]

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

Lamar Loop Gains Ground

    The Lamar Loop, an eight mile hiking path that will encompass a major portion of the community, is making progress with recent construction efforts. This past summer, city crews improved a dirt and gravel pathway running eastwards along the canal which leads from Willow Creek Park across from the public tennis courts, following […]

The Bugs Have Found a Home

The Bugs Have Found a Home

    After over a year, several larger-than-life bugs, created through the efforts of local artist/sculpture Jeremy Cooper and students from One Step Up at the HOPE Center at Lincoln School in Lamar, have finally found their home in Willow Creek Park. Two or three of the unique creations dot the landscape surrounding the skate […]

Lamar Middle School Students Explore the Heavens and Earth

Lamar Middle School Students Explore the Heavens and Earth

  Passers-by noticed a unique white van at the Lamar Middle School parking lot two weeks ago. A MESO (Mobile Earth Space Observation) Vehicle, equipped with several telescopes and other scientific equipment, has been offering several science projects and studies for the students during their visit. Headquartered at the National Space Science and Technology Institute in […]

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

Active Playground Concepts Displayed for Future Construction

  A display of simple playground equipment was hosted by Radian and Lamar Parks and Recreation this past Saturday, October 27th east of the ballfields near Savage Avenue. The equipment, according to Rachel Hultin of Radian Company, was designed from ideas contributed during the Lamar community’s “Inspired Play” from this past August during the grand […]