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Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

Public Invited to Join in the 1846 Holiday Celebration at Bent’s Fort

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 1, and continuing throughout the day on Saturday, December 2. The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1. Groups are led by lantern light through the rooms of the fort […]

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

HOPE Center Receives Good News for Bicycle Plans

    Members of the HOPE Coalition held their final meeting of the year at the Lincoln School for an update on student activities and developing plans for increased bicycling opportunities in the community. Coalition member, Byron Long, circulated an informational email to members recently, detailing donations from QBP Bikes and Park Tools. He said […]

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

GoCO Grants Updated at Lamar Council Meeting

A series of outdoor related projects are expected to move forward once the grants have been finalized, according to Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director. Akers briefed the Lamar City Council Monday, November 13th on the status of the Lamar Loop and the GoCO Inspire grant which will help fund three different projects […]

New Route for Lamar Chamber’s Parade of Lights

New Route for Lamar Chamber’s Parade of Lights

Due to highway construction along Main Street in Lamar, the Chamber of Commerce has decided on a new route for this year’s Parade of Lights for Friday, December 1st. This year’s theme is, “Enchanted Christmas”.  All entries will line up at the Lamar Municipal Swimming Pool by 5pm for judging with prizes awarded in Luv […]

Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

There were no new applications for funding on the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel for their monthly meeting on November 14th.  Discussion did focus on replacement members as Panel President, Pat Palmer, submitted his resignation from the board which will be effective at the end of this year.  Palmer, who has been president for several […]

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

LHS takes top honors at LCC Knowledge Bowl

  Photo (left to right):  Reece Campbell, Angela Medina, Zach Scriven, Shania Jo RunningRabbit, and Dwight Campbell. (Lamar, Colorado; November 10, 2017) Lamar High School’s A-team won top honors and the traveling trophy at the Knowledge Bowl hosted at Lamar Community College on November 3. 29 teams from 16 area high schools participated in the […]

A Magic Night for Chamber Farm-City Banquet

A Magic Night for Chamber Farm-City Banquet

Magician Christian Augustine and April provided the entertainment for the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Farm City Banquet this past Friday, November 10th.  This year marked a departure from the musical entertainment for the annual banquet, which helps fund activities for local FFA chapters in the area. Emceed by KVAY’s Bob DeLancey, the evening offered […]

Film Presentation on Sand Creek and Civic War this Saturday in Eads

Film Presentation on Sand Creek and Civic War this Saturday in Eads

  Sand Creek Massacre Commemorates November as National Native American Heritage Month In 1990, President George H. W. Bush proclaimed November as National Native American Heritage Month. Every November since 1990, each president has followed with a proclamation encouraging Americans to honor and observe the history of the very first Americans and to remember the […]

Charles Goodnight, His Life and Legacy

Charles Goodnight, His Life and Legacy

      The Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association will feature a presentation on Charles Goodnight, his life and legacy, on Saturday, November 11. The meeting will be held at the J. W. Rawlings Heritage Center located at 560 Bent Avenue, Las Animas, CO. Prior to the presentation members will hold […]

FLTI Volunteers are Providing a Thanksgiving Community Connection

FLTI Volunteers are Providing a Thanksgiving Community Connection

Maria Gutierrez of Lamar had been imagining a project for a community lunch in Lamar for some time. Her involvement with the Family Leaders Training Institute through the Big Timbers Alliance for the past several years put that idea to work, developing last year’s Lamar Community Thanksgiving, held at the Lincoln School, HOPE Center last […]

Community Christmas Tree for Holly, Trustees Review Sheriff Contract

Community Christmas Tree for Holly, Trustees Review Sheriff Contract

    Holly, known as the Christmas City in Colorado, will have a fourteen foot tall Christmas tree in place at the flagpole on Main Street this year. Jennifer Holdren described the proposal for the Holly Trustees during their regular monthly meeting this past Wednesday, November 1st.  “The Holly Pride Committee has available funds to […]

Toys for Tots Starts their Holiday Season

Toys for Tots Starts their Holiday Season

  Darlene Lopez said her Toys for Tots organization will be headquartered at the Car Palace again this year. “They’ve been helpful to us in year’s past and we’ll be opening our operations on North Main Street beginning Monday, November 6th,” she stated. Lopez and her crew of volunteers collects toys and gifts, old and […]

A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

Alta Vista Charter School students were happy to have some Halloween homework recently. The task was to create a pumpkin design based on a favorite character from various kid’s books and novels. Pumpkin ‘selfies’ were also allowed and 44 students put their creative energies to work.   “We wish we had the room to display […]

Moonlight Madness and Other Scary Fun Events for Lamar

Moonlight Madness and Other Scary Fun Events for Lamar

    The annual Moonlight Madness celebration, hosted this year by Lamar Partnership Incorporated, was held Thursday, October 26th with participating businesses along downtown Lamar. As usual, store owners, dressed for the occasion as young and old alike turned out, either in costume or civilian dress to see what the stores offered in the way […]

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

Council Takes Steps to Help Eradicate Blight Downtown

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority is working to alleviate blight, generally known as Brownfield, in commercial areas of the city. The Authority approved an application for an EPA Brownfield assessment grant which will review environmental conditions of public or private properties.  The funds will be used to hire Ayres Associates which will conduct the study […]