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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 […]

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Health Agencies Conduct Training Exercise

Just as a sports team will run through their practice drills, health agencies throughout Colorado took part in a coordinated Pubic Health Emergency Dispensing Exercise to practice the distribution of medicines to the general public in a simulated emergency. The plan was set up by the CDPHE, Colorado Department of Health and Environment for action […]

CPW Solves 40-year Challenge to Protect World-Class Fishery at John Martin

CPW Solves 40-year Challenge to Protect World-Class Fishery at John Martin

CPW secures water for permanent pool in John Martin Reservoir For the first time in nearly 40 years, a new source of water is flowing into the fish and wildlife conservation pool in John Martin Reservoir. That pool, which has historically been minimally maintained through the purchase of Colorado River water, is intended to provide […]

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Downtown Pocket Park is Nearing End of First Phase of Construction

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, said the Pocket Park is, “Coming along nicely,” during the Redevelopment Board meeting on June 5th.  “The pavers are going in and the color scheme is also pulling the structure together.” He said some artwork is being donated by the Arkansas Valley Board of Realtors and Community Development Manager, Angie […]

Clare Dunn Headlines Sand and Sage Concert, Tickets are On-Line Now

Clare Dunn Headlines Sand and Sage Concert, Tickets are On-Line Now

Clare Dunn with special guest Corey Kent White To Kick-Off 2017 Sand and Sage Round-Up.Clare Dunn Sound and Sage Round Up Concert & Charity VIP Party tickets are on sale now. Country music star Clare Dunn kicks-off the Sand and Sage Round-Up on Saturday August 5, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Gates and beer garden open […]

Sun and Fun for Wiley Hay Days, 2017

Sun and Fun for Wiley Hay Days, 2017

  Spring was in full swing this past Saturday morning, June 3rd for the annual Wiley Hay Days celebration.  There were sunny skies, warm winds and just enough shade along Main Street for everyone to pick out a good spot to watch the 10am parade which featured Robert and Margaret Porterfield, this year’s royalty, as […]

Bronc Riding Featured at Cowboy Up at the Wagons

Bronc Riding Featured at Cowboy Up at the Wagons

  If you took away the speaker system, and the automobiles or any modern convenience surrounding the End of the Line Arena in Camp Amache in Granada, it would be an easy sell to convince you the date was somewhere in the 1870s. The cook wagons from the Santa Fe Trail Cookers stood side by […]

Lamar Community College Expands Construction Trades Offerings

Lamar Community College Expands Construction Trades Offerings

(Lamar, Colorado; June 1, 2017) In addition to the Construction Trades Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree currently offered at Lamar Community College, students will have the opportunity to take an introductory certificate starting Fall 2017: Construction Trades Essentials. This certificate will give the students a jump-start into Construction Trades at LCC including an introduction […]

15th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 9-11

15th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 9-11

The free Holly Bluegrass Festival gets underway at 6pm, Friday, June 9th with an evening barbecue and jam session at the park in Holly.  The main event, featuring five notable bluegrass bands, will be held Saturday, also at the park. Fans are encouraged to bring their lawnchairs and recliners and find a shady area close […]

Balloons Commemorate Memorial Day at Fairmount Cemetery

Balloons Commemorate Memorial Day at Fairmount Cemetery

Clear blue skies and light winds from the north made for a perfect Memorial Day morning to launch balloons this past Monday from the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar. Peacock Funeral Home organized the event, which may, according to Clay Peacock, become an annual observance. Some 40 to 50 persons were on hand, […]

Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Lamar Police Investigating Local Homicide

Media Release – May 26, 2017 On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at approximately 7:30 AM officers from the Lamar Police Department responded to the 600 block of West Logan Street on report of an unconscious male.  The male was deceased and officers began an investigation into the case.  The case was determined to be a […]

2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

2017 Wiley Hay Days Schedule of Events

Friday, June 2 – 6pm, Jenea Aguilera Memorial Softball games; 7pm Wiley Lions Bingo/Kid’s game night @ Community Center  Saturday, June 3 – 7am, Wiley Hay Days 5K Run; 7:30-9:30 Breakfast at Rock School House; 10am Parade from Ward Street Line up; 10:30am Kid’s Carnival @ Park; 11:30 to 1pm Lions Club Sloppy Joe Lunch; […]

Cardinelli and Reyher Awarded Scholarships

Cardinelli and Reyher Awarded Scholarships

The 2017 Daniel Kasza Memorial 4-H Scholarships were awarded to Dominique Cardinelli and Sara Reyher.  While the scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are 4-H members in Baca, Bent, Crowley, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, both of the 2017 winners are Bent County 4-H members. Dominique Cardinelli is currently serving her second term […]

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Council Approves Ordinances for Veteran’s Cemetery and Tourism Advisory Board

Two ordinances were passed by the Lamar City Council on first reading during its Monday night meeting, May 22nd. The first pertains to an amended city code establishing eligibility criteria for internment in the veteran’s section of Fairmount Cemetery.  The change now includes eligible dependent children in addition to the veteran’s spouse to be buried […]