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Chamber Holds Reorganization Meeting

Chamber Holds Reorganization Meeting

  The Lamar Chamber Board of Directors met recently to appoint new director positions for 2018 and committee chairs to head the chamber’s annual events. Kendra Cope will replace Ginger Coberley as chamber president; Jessica Medina will become the vice-president for the New Year with Mary DeLa Virgen as secretary and Cassie Looper as treasurer.  […]

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 […]

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

Good Turnout for Toys for Tots Donations at Local Warmart Stores

    The Colorado State Patrol held its 5th Annual Christmas Cruiser Challenge: Pack the Patrol Car on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Walmart stores in La Junta and Lamar. For the 5th year, the CSP Patrol Cars were parked before the main entrance to the store in […]

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 […]

Toys for Tots Countdown

Toys for Tots Countdown

  The Toys for Tots organization will accept toy or cash donations through the Lamar area until Monday, December 11th.  After that, the toys will be categorized and prepared for sacking on Saturday, December 16th prior to the delivery date of December 24th. Volunteers are still being sought to help in the workshop Monday through […]

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 […]

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

CSP Heat is on Thanksgiving Schedule

    10-Day Enforcement Stretch Begins Friday STATEWIDE — As Thanksgiving motorists flock to Colorado roads to celebrate with friends and family, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will ramp up DUI enforcement efforts to keep Colorado roads safe from impaired drivers. Starting Friday, Nov. 17 […]

High Speed Chase Ends at PMC Parking Lot, Hospital Safely on Temporary Lockdown

High Speed Chase Ends at PMC Parking Lot, Hospital Safely on Temporary Lockdown

  Early this morning (Thursday, November 16, 2017) the Colorado State Patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed south of Lamar.  As they approached the city limits of Lamar, the vehicle slowed down and they called off the pursuit.  Local Law Enforcement then “picked up” the vehicle and […]

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 […]

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

New Marijuana Ordinance Approved for Prowers County

The Prowers County Commissioners approved an ordinance regulating the personal growing, cultivation and procession of marijuana within the county limits during their meeting, November 14th , 2017.  Ordinance 2017-1 states that there can be no more than 12 plants grown at one specific residence within the county.  They must be cultivated or processed at a […]

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 […]

Lamar Eagles Honor Local Veterans with Free Luncheon

Lamar Eagles Honor Local Veterans with Free Luncheon

      The Lamar Eagles Lodge paid their respects and a ‘thank you’ to area veterans with a complimentary lunch for all who served in the armed forces on Friday, November 11th.   Veteran’s Day, which was earlier called Armistice Day, celebrated the signing of a peace treaty marking the end of World War 1.  […]

‘Tis the Season for Giving

‘Tis the Season for Giving

    Peacock Funeral Home in Lamar is organizing its 7th Annual Stocking for Soldiers drive.   Residents can pick up a gift stocking at Peacock Funeral Home to be filled and sent overseas to soldiers overseas.  Stockings are available until Wednesday, November 22nd and they need to be filled with gifts for men and women […]

PEP Board Meets in Holly, Talks Focus on Hotel Development and Port of Entry Regulations

PEP Board Meets in Holly, Talks Focus on Hotel Development and Port of Entry Regulations

  Prowers Economic Prosperity board members held their monthly meeting at the Catholic Hall in Holly this month, part of their community outreach program to bring their meetings to other communities in the county. Over 30 persons were on hand for economic and business updates from PEP Executive Director, Eric Depperschmidt and Rick Robbins, Board […]

Travel Tours Featured during Annual Fantasy Tree Event

Travel Tours Featured during Annual Fantasy Tree Event

    The 14th Annual Fantasy Tree will be held at the Lamar Elks Lodge, Saturday, November 18th and will be highlighted in part by a silent auction featuring several travel tour packages. The proceeds of the auctions benefit the Domestic Safety Resource Center, paying for various expenses that are not covered by grant funding, […]