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Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Focuses on Rural Colorado

    STATEWIDE — As of Monday, July 15, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies will begin a week-long Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period focusing on rural areas of Colorado. The enforcement period will run through Sunday, July 21. In 2018, five […]

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

From the Gulf to Canada; Hang Gliders Raise Funds for Cancer Group

    While most of us made last minute plans for July 4th parties, picnics or provisions, a group of hang gliders were at the Lamar Airport on Wednesday, July 3rd, going over their equipment in preparation for another leg in a 1,600 mile north/south, border to border journey.   What had been a competitive […]

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

Fireworks Do’s and Don’ts for the 4th of July

      Stay safe during the 4th of July celebrations.  One of the best ways to do that is to remain up to date on the laws regarding fireworks use.  Here’s the latest from the Lamar Fire Department. Please keep in mind, if you purchase fireworks over state lines, bring them back, and fire […]

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, Announces Retirement

    Lamar City Administrator, John Sutherland, announced his retirement plans to the Lamar City Council earlier this week. As it stands, Sutherland’s, last official day as Administrator will be Monday, July 29th. Lamar Mayor, Roger Stagner, told The Prowers Journal, Sutherland will be missed. “He has been an excellent administrator for the City of […]

Summer Program Offers Free Meals and Rides to Area Youth

Summer Program Offers Free Meals and Rides to Area Youth

    One Step Up, Hunger Free Colorado and the Lamar School District are working together to help ensure that all area youngsters, under 18 years, can get a free lunch and a free ride to their meal in Willow Creek Park. Monday through Thursday, from 12:30 to 1:30pm, lunches will be served to all […]

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

Blue Rose Ranch 2019 Youth Horse Camp

  The annual Youth Horse Camp at Blue Rose Ranch was held June 10th – 14th. Participants had a great week working with horses. Kids learned to groom and care for horses, how to lead horses and handle them on the ground, and they had extensive riding sessions each day. Our two guest riding instructors, […]

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

LCC Hosting Colorado Ag Commissioner, June 20th in Meet and Greet

  Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture Kate Greenberg will visit Lamar and Lamar Community College, Thursday, June 20th for an evening meet-and-greet as one leg on several tours Commissioner Greenberg has made across Colorado.  Intended stops include Colorado’s High Plains, San Luis Valley and Western Slope where she is meeting with local ranchers and farmers to […]

Wiley Hay Days 2019 Royalty - Allen and Janie Campbell

Wiley Hay Days 2019 Royalty – Allen and Janie Campbell

      Allen and Janie Campbell have lived in Wiley most of their lives. Allen grew up South of Wiley, Janie grew up in the Wiley area. Both of them went to Wiley School and graduated from Wiley School. They were married in 1973 and celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last summer. Allen bought […]

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 14 -15 2019

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 14 -15 2019

  The annual event begins with a 6pm Friday softball fundraising tournament on June 14th to honor Jenea Aguilera which is followed by Wiley Lions Bingo at 7pm and the King and Queen, Allen and Janie Campbell, will be crowned prior to the games. It’s also kid’s game night at the community center fireplace room […]

Journey into the Past at Bent’s Old Fort

  The National Park Service is offering an opportunity for visitors to “step back in time” and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of life as it might have been 170 years ago at Bent’s Fort on the Santa Fe Trail. On Friday, June 7, and Saturday, June 8 the fort will host its “Living […]

Kennedy Swopes Recipient of Rod Crum Memorial Scholarship

Kennedy Swopes Recipient of Rod Crum Memorial Scholarship

      Kennedy Swopes, a senior at Holly High School, is a member of Student Council and the High School Basketball team, as well as a Ten Year member of 4-H. While carrying 11 hours of college courses, and working part time, Kennedy completed her certification as a nurse’s assistance during her senior year. […]

HOLLY’S 17th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL - JUNE 7, 8, AND 9

HOLLY’S 17th ANNUAL BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL – JUNE 7, 8, AND 9

    In conjunction with the Holly Days celebration, which commemorates Holly’s recovery from the 1965 flood, the Bluegrass Festival will kick-off FRIDAY NIGHT, JUNE 7th at 6:00 p.m. with the Commercial Club Bar-B-Q and Open Jam Session in Gateway Park. All musicians are welcome to join in. Everyone is invited to come out and […]

SADDLE UP FOR FUN

SADDLE UP FOR FUN

    Blue Rose Ranch will be holding its annual “Youth Horse Camp” June 10-14, 8:00 – 12:00 daily. This fun filled camp for horse lovers is appropriate for kids 9 through teens.  Participants will be introduced to many aspects of horse care and will ride horses each day.    Haley Burch, award winning equestrian […]

Shiann Fritzler Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship

Shiann Fritzler Awarded Walter Ely Scholarship

    Shiann Fritzler, Walsh High School Student, was awarded the 9th Annual SDS Walter Ely Scholarship, Monday, May 20th at the Southeastern Development Services office in the amount of $1,200.  Board members selected her written essay that showed her compassion for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities and her well-planned future goals. “I’m planning […]

CDOT Reminder, The Heat is On for the Memorial Day Weekend

CDOT Reminder, The Heat is On for the Memorial Day Weekend

                                                                  STATEWIDE – With summer just around the corner, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will kick off the next Heat Is On high-visibility enforcement period this Memorial Day Weekend. Starting Friday, May 24 and continuing through Tuesday, May 28, over 100 law enforcement agencies […]