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Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

Events and Highlights for the 2017 Sand and Sage Fair

    This year’s theme, selected by the fair board is, “116 Years of Boots, Buckles, and Barrels of Fun.” The gates to the arena and beer garden open at 6pm on Saturday, August 5th for the concert by Clare Dunn and Corey White, with White on stage at 6pm, followed by Dunn.  Clare Dunn […]

Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

National Night Out and the traditional Lamar Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Social will be held on the east side of Willow Creek Park between the kiva and the playground on Tuesday, August 1st. Lamar Police Officer, Cory Forgue has been working to compile a number of events for family fun for that night including […]

Lamarlins Host State Swim Meet August 4-6

Lamarlins Host State Swim Meet August 4-6

    The Lamarlins Swim Team is hosting approximately 350 competitors for the Scottie Aschermann Seasonal State Swim Meet, August 4th thru the 6th.  Several activities have been planned for the busy weekend including live entertainment on Friday, August 4th at the Pocket Park, downtown Lamar.  Local talent, Rhett Uhland will perform and a small […]

Funding Approved for LCC Antelope Stampede

Funding Approved for LCC Antelope Stampede

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved a request of $9,700 for marketing funds to promote this year’s LCC Antelope Stampede Rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Fred Sherwood, who organizes the annual September event, said the event, which began in 1951, continues to grow with 350 contestants from 14 different colleges competing between September 29th […]

New Lamar Airport Managers Plan September 3rd Fly In

New Lamar Airport Managers Plan September 3rd Fly In

  Eric and Tanya McSwan have entered into a partnership with AirCare in Lamar to become the new Fixed Base Operators (FBO) at the Lamar Municipal Airport. The couple began their new career about a month ago. Eric McSwan, who graduated from Wiley in 1988, used to work at the airport for the Lyddon family […]

New Soccer Field for Savage Teams

New Soccer Field for Savage Teams

For the past several years, since soccer became a sport for Lamar High School, the teams made use of the field along Yucca Street in Lamar, just north of the school complex. Prior to that it had been used as a football practice field and needed some polish to bring it up to standards.  Yucca […]

Shore Arts Center Park Grand Opening, Hold the Rain

Shore Arts Center Park Grand Opening, Hold the Rain

Southeast Colorado residents are ready for anything, especially weather on the move. That was the case for the Grand Opening of the Shore Arts Center Park in downtown Lamar this past Thursday evening, July 13th. The festivities began at 6pm with residents viewing the complete make-over of what had been just a gravel parking lot […]

Full Moon, Full Plate, Full Glass for Chamber Wine Tasting

Full Moon, Full Plate, Full Glass for Chamber Wine Tasting

Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Grigio or Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Chianti…new tastes and new words were rolling around the tongues of the attendees of the 2nd Annual Taste of Lamar, sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce this past Saturday evening, July 8th.  New selections of wines, beers and ales were on offer through the evening for […]

CICA Convention Set for Brush July 14-15

CICA Convention Set for Brush July 14-15

  12th Annual CICA Convention to be held July 14 & 15   Kim, Colorado, July 7, 2017  The CICA Board of Directors throughout the state, including Regional Director Tom Robb of McClave , have been busy with final preparations for the 12th Annual CICA Convention. According to Convention Chairman Cody Jolly from Punkin Center, […]

Pocket Park Grand Opening Set for July 13

Pocket Park Grand Opening Set for July 13

    The public is invited to the Grand Opening of the Shore Arts Center Park at 6pm this Thursday, July 13th in downtown Lamar. The long-awaited first construction phase of the park has been completed and a celebration for the opening will feature the 6pm reception at the park at 115 South Main Street […]

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

Prowers Economic Prosperity to Host Public Housing Study Meetings

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–Prowers Economic Prosperity (PEP) announced Public Housing Study Meetings will take place on Wednesday, July 12th. The sessions will take place throughout the morning and afternoon at the Southeast Colorado Enterprise Development (SECED) Office, 112 West Elm Street, Lamar, CO. The public is encouraged to attend and share their thoughts in the […]

John C. F. Luzader to Talk on “Living History”

John C. F. Luzader to Talk on “Living History”

Long-time historian, John C. F. Luzader, will speak at the Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association monthly meeting on July 8.  The meeting will begin at 1 PM and be held at the Grand Theatre located at 405 S. Main St. in Rocky Ford, CO. Having participated as a living historian as […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:30 to4:30 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2017 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in the […]

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Hot Fun in the Summertime

The weekend forecast calls for considerably cooler temperatures than what we’ve been experiencing the past several days, and that’s a great recipe for the Big Timbers Community Alliance, FREE Family Fun Day set for Willow Creek Park this Saturday, June 24th. Day-long activities have been planned including free swimming and a free dinner at 6pm […]

Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

Bike to Work Draws Large, Hungry Crowd

  The first day of summer, June 21, 2017, coincided this year with the annual Bike to Work day, held at the Lamar Community Building. Temperatures were already in the 70s by 7am, but perhaps people around Lamar like it hotter, as 76 persons walked or pedaled to the annual event to enjoy a free […]