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Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

Preliminary Construction Work Starts on 9/11 Memorial

  Earth-moving equipment is beginning to lay the foundation for the planned 9/11 Memorial at the Big Timbers Museum site. 9/11 Tribute organizer, Doug Harbour brought the Prowers Commissioners up to date on the next steps for the construction plans. “We’re expecting some road base to arrive to top off what’s already been spread around […]

Made for the Shade

Made for the Shade

    A new shade pavilion at North Gateway Park has been installed, funded from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, ‘Fishing for Fun’ program. “The pavilion was installed January 4th and 5th,” said Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Director, adding, “It measures 20 by 44 feet and was erected just south of the rest […]

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

New Lodging Panel Board Members for 2018

    The Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel held their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, January 16th with three new board members at a new, interim location. Kay Hainer, Valerie Baldwin and Craig Brooks were appointed to the Panel by the Prowers County Commissioners, filling three vacancies. New officers were also elected with Jane […]

Always Time for Toys

Always Time for Toys

    The Prowers County Farm Bureau hosted their annual Toy Show at the Lamar Elks Lodge this past Saturday, January 13th.  The annual event runs from 9am to 3pm and allows toy collectors to display and sell their memorabilia and offer some brand new creations to the world of toys. Don McBee from the […]

Deadline Approaching for Chamber Citizen of the Year Nominations

Deadline Approaching for Chamber Citizen of the Year Nominations

Wednesday, January 10th, is the deadline for submitting a nomination form or letter for the ‘Citizen of the Year’ Award which will be presented during the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet, set for Wednesday, January 24th at the Lamar Eagles Lodge.  They should be returned to the offices at 109A East Beech Street in […]

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

High Plains Snow Goose Festival Announces 3rd Annual Photography Contest!

  LAMAR, Colo. (December 29, 2017) – Make your New Year’s resolution – Photography! The High Plains Snow Goose Festival in partnership with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Southeast Colorado Arts Council is sponsoring its 3rd annual photography contest and is seeking entries that will feature Southeast Colorado. Entries are […]

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

Holly Christmas Lights Contest Winners Announced

  The various categories were: Traditional Christmas 1st Place:       Christie & Tim Weeder 2nd Place:      Tony & Nellie Garcia Religious 1st Place:       Shawndi & Rory Tuttle 2nd Place:       Cynthia & Ted Simon Most Original/Unique 1st Place:       Teri & Randy Hetrick 2nd Place:       Mark & Linda Bagley and the Winners of our Drawing during the Old […]

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

PATS OFFERS FREE RIDES FOR NEW YEARS EVE

      PROWERS AREA TRANSIT WILL BE CONTINUING THE TRADITION OF PROVIDING TRANSIT SERVICES DURING THE NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS.  THE TRANSIT SERVICE WILL START AT 7:00 P.M. ON DECEMBER 31, 2017 AND RUN TO 2:00 A.M. ON JANUARY 1, 2018.  IF YOU HAVE A LARGE GROUP THAT YOU WILL BE WANTING TRANSIT SERVICE […]

One Step Up Kids Going Buggy!!

One Step Up Kids Going Buggy!!

    Lamar kids are becoming more connected to the great outdoors. Students from One Step Up and the HOPE Center at Lincoln School have been working to complete two long-range projects.  One is to see sod laid on the dirt playground at Lincoln School and the other is the completion of the skate park, […]

Annual Elks/Farm Bureau Toy Show Set for January 13th

Annual Elks/Farm Bureau Toy Show Set for January 13th

  Love toys? Love old toys?  Are you old and love toys?  Get set for the Prowers County Farm Bureau and Lamar Elks Lodge annual Toy Show/Fundraiser. The Toy Show will run from 9am to 3pm on Saturday, January 13th at the Elks Lodge and vendors are still being accepted.  The cost is $25 per […]

Parade of Lights Offers Enchanted Evening

Parade of Lights Offers Enchanted Evening

  A moderately mild evening, coupled with a full moon, made for a perfect evening for this year’s Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Parade of Lights this past Friday, December 1st. There were some firsts to this year’s parade, mostly notably, a new route down South 4th Street to the Enchanted Forest, due to on-going construction […]

TRAIN RIDES AND FESTIVITIES AT THE ENCHANTED FOREST

TRAIN RIDES AND FESTIVITIES AT THE ENCHANTED FOREST

  Saturday, December 9th: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Dashers Dash 5K 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Santa’s Train Rides and Family Activities   Prowers Medical Center in conjunction with the Lamar Chamber of Commerce will celebrate this holiday season with family festivities in the Enchanted Forest beginning on Saturday, December 9th. To kick off […]

Zonta Annual Holiday Home Tour December 10th

Zonta Annual Holiday Home Tour December 10th

Seven homes will be featured for the annual Zonta Holiday Home Tour this Sunday, December 10th from 1pm to 4pm.  Tickets are available for the afternoon tour from Karen Ketcham at Core Financial at 336-5550, Linda Hawkins at the Flower Boutique at 336-9009 or Beverly Augustine at The Lassie at 336-2712. Pre-sold tickets are $7 […]

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 […]