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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 […]

New “Wheels” Park Adds to Willow Creek

New “Wheels” Park Adds to Willow Creek

Team Pain is in the house! Well, our town at least. As of this week, April 9, the professional skate park design team arrived in Lamar, along with the awaited final materials. Currently, Craig Brooks, Chief Building Officer for the City of Lamar and Contractual Representative for the building portion of this project, has overseen […]

Rink Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award

Rink Receives Honorary Cattlemen’s Award

LA JUNTA – Milton Rink was honored during the annual Bent-Prowers Cattle & Horse Growers Association banquet April 7th at Inspiration Field in La Junta. Rink, of Bristol, was selected as the association’s prestigious Honorary Life Member Award recipient. Rink is a third-generation farmer/rancher. He served as Sand & Sage Fair beef superintendent and on […]

Trailblazer Theater Company, Local Group Getting Underway in Lamar

Trailblazer Theater Company, Local Group Getting Underway in Lamar

    Area residents who have wanted a community theater group in Lamar and the surrounding area can take note of a newly formed organization, Trailblazer Theater Company. The company is comprised of about two dozen like-minded individuals whose common goal is to bring various theatrical and stage performances to Lamar. Sue Lathrop, Lamar Librarian, […]

Prairie Dutch Oven Cooking Brought to Life

Prairie Dutch Oven Cooking Brought to Life

Chad and Cheryl Hart of Lamar recently competed in the Lazy E Chuck Wagon cooking contest in Guthrie, Oklahoma with Mountain Trails chuck wagon team of Rye, Colorado, head cook, Dave Wade. Placing 6th overall out of 11 chuckwagons was good for the first event of the year.  As a result of last year’s events, […]

Local Easter Egg Hunts Held

Local Easter Egg Hunts Held

  A local tradition of hunting Easter Eggs continued in Willow Creek Park this past Saturday, March 31st as the Lamar Parks and Recreation Department hosted their annual egg hunt for the very young and their parents. Jerry Roseberry estimated from 150 to 175 attendees were on hand for the 9am egg gathering event which […]