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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 […]

Open House for “Day One” Peer Services in Lamar

Open House for “Day One” Peer Services in Lamar

Southeast Health Group recently opened peer-run services and overnight supported stays at 3500 First Street South in Lamar.  The program is called “Day One” and is designed to support people who are in recovery from mental illness and addictions.  The public is invited to an Open House on Tuesday, June 13th, from 4:00 – 6:30 […]

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

Regional Drug Task Force Makes Local Arrests

The Drug Task Force comprised of Prowers, Baca, Kiowa, and Cheyenne County Sheriff’s Offices, have been conducting drug operations over the course of the last several months. The below arrests are the outcome of two of the investigations. On Friday, May 19, 2017, the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office was able to obtain an arrest warrant […]

Sunshine Prevails for Saturday Lamar Days Festivities

Sunshine Prevails for Saturday Lamar Days Festivities

It’s too bad there wasn’t a way to scoot the calendar around so this past Friday would have been sunny. The chilly rain that spread through Prowers County dampened the first-ever Lamar Chamber Noontime BBQ for Lamar Days, a change from the traditional Good Morning Lamar Breakfast.  Despite the weather, the board of directors served […]

Four-Year Project with Kansas, USFS Hopes to Restore Plains Grouse

Four-Year Project with Kansas, USFS Hopes to Restore Plains Grouse

CPW employs high-tech trickery in effort to reintroduce lesser prairie chickens CAMPO, Colo. — Why did the lesser prairie chicken cross the state line? Well, if Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists are successful, the answer will be to rebuild populations of the rare and vulnerable bird that has mostly disappeared from the sagebrush and grasslands […]

2017 Recipient of James "Red" Heath Scholarship Named

2017 Recipient of James “Red” Heath Scholarship Named

Prowers County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce the recipient of its James “Red” Heath scholarship for high school seniors in Prowers County To be eligible for the scholarships, high school seniors filled out an application and submitted it to the Prowers County Farm Bureau.  On the application, the seniors included a list of their […]

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

The Porterfield’s moved to Wiley in 2008 after growing up in Holly and then living in South for over 40 years. Margaret Files and Robert Porterfield were married in the Holly Methodist Church in 1960 and chose to return to southeastern Colorado to be near Margaret’s Holly relatives after retiring from their jobs in Dallas/Fort […]

Lamar FBLA Students Competed in Leadership Conference in Vail

Lamar FBLA Students Competed in Leadership Conference in Vail

FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America. High school students are able to explore various career opportunities, take part in academic competitions, networking events with accomplished business professionals through workshops, and community service projects. FBLA is geared at helping high school students develop the skills needed to succeed the business world. FBLA helps take […]

Lamar Days Activities:  See and Do Around Town

Lamar Days Activities: See and Do Around Town

Friday, May 19th: Kick-Off BBQ at the Chamber Parking Lot from 11am-1pm – $9 at the door or purchase tickets at the Chamber at 336-4379 (DJ, Lunch, Merchant Sidewalk Sales and Specials) No-Booze Cruise – 6:30 PM at Sonic Drive-In.  Help raise funds for the annual Fire Department July 4th Fireworks Show Saturday, May 20th: […]

Sand Creek Massacre Observes Memorial Day Weekend with Special Evening Walk

Sand Creek Massacre Observes Memorial Day Weekend with Special Evening Walk

Join the staff of Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in observance of the Memorial Day weekend with a special evening walk on Friday, May 26, at 7 pm. Park staff will explore the night march of Colonel John Chivington and 675 troops of 1st and 3rd Regiments, Colorado (US) Cavalry, as they marched from […]

One Step Up Students Host Fundraiser at Lincoln School

One Step Up Students Host Fundraiser at Lincoln School

  One Step Up Students were busy with a number of events this past Friday, May 12th at Lincoln School in Lamar.  The main event was a fundraising auction for needed supplies to seed the playground at the school on North 10th Street so students could have a grassy area for fun, exercise and outdoor […]

DeWitt’s are Lamar Days Royalty

DeWitt’s are Lamar Days Royalty

Life-long Lamar residents, Janet and Terry DeWitt have been selected as this year’s Lamar Days Royalty by the Lamar Zonta organization. The couple will lead the annual parade this Saturday morning, May 20th at 10am.  This year’s Lamar Days theme is, “Legends of the Wild West” and the parade route will be the same as […]

Scholarships Available for the Summer Semester at Lamar Community College

Scholarships Available for the Summer Semester at Lamar Community College

COSI scholarship funds available in addition to LCC’s Three for Two promotion Getting an education at Lamar Community College may never be more affordable than right now.  In addition to LCC’s Three for Two summer promotion and other financial aid options typically available, the LCC Foundation has been authorized to distribute Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative […]

Library Receives Growing Readers Together Grant

Library Receives Growing Readers Together Grant

Growing Readers Together @ Lamar Public Library Growing Readers Launched at Lamar Public Library. The library program, sparked by a grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, provides early literacy activities and resources for family, friends and neighbors who care for children under the age of six. Growing Readers Together is an opportunity for informal […]

McKenney and Gourley named LCC’s Outstanding Alumni

McKenney and Gourley named LCC’s Outstanding Alumni

 (Lamar, Colorado; May 8, 2017) Lamar Community College named two former students as its outstanding alumni for 2017 during the college’s Antelope Night celebration on Friday evening: Ruth McKenney of Lamar and Bob Gourley of Two Buttes. Dr. Linda Lujan, LCC President, introduced the two awardees during the celebration, highlighting the reasons for their nomination […]