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November General Election Results for Prowers County, Stagner's In and 2A is Out

November General Election Results for Prowers County, Stagner’s In and 2A is Out

    These are the latest unofficial election results from the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.  An official verification of the tally will be issued by the Clerk’s office at a later date. The race for Mayor for the City of Lamar was won by incumbent Roger Stagner who received  883 votes to his challenger, […]

FLTI Volunteers are Providing a Thanksgiving Community Connection

FLTI Volunteers are Providing a Thanksgiving Community Connection

Maria Gutierrez of Lamar had been imagining a project for a community lunch in Lamar for some time. Her involvement with the Family Leaders Training Institute through the Big Timbers Alliance for the past several years put that idea to work, developing last year’s Lamar Community Thanksgiving, held at the Lincoln School, HOPE Center last […]

BBB Group Donates to Lamar Area Hospice

BBB Group Donates to Lamar Area Hospice

    The annual Beer & Brats for Boobies fundraising event held on September 23rd in Lamar, raised $21,000 which was presented to Deb Pelley, Executive Director of the Lamar Area Hospice this past Tuesday, October 31st. This marks the 6th BBB event which highlights the impact breast cancer has on area residents and their […]

A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

A Happy Halloween at Alta Vista Charter School

Alta Vista Charter School students were happy to have some Halloween homework recently. The task was to create a pumpkin design based on a favorite character from various kid’s books and novels. Pumpkin ‘selfies’ were also allowed and 44 students put their creative energies to work.   “We wish we had the room to display […]

Moonlight Madness and Other Scary Fun Events for Lamar

Moonlight Madness and Other Scary Fun Events for Lamar

    The annual Moonlight Madness celebration, hosted this year by Lamar Partnership Incorporated, was held Thursday, October 26th with participating businesses along downtown Lamar. As usual, store owners, dressed for the occasion as young and old alike turned out, either in costume or civilian dress to see what the stores offered in the way […]

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

LPD and National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10am to 2pm The Lamar Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The program is designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs to safely dispose of those medications. One goal of the program is to ensure prescription […]

Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

The Annual Southeast Colorado Two Shot Goose Hunt is observing its 51st year in Lamar next month.  Rose Ann Yates and John Ritter detailed the plans for the three day hunt which will be held from Wednesday, November 29th through December 1st and requested marketing and contract funding from the Lodging Tax Panel during their […]

Share the Spirit and J & N Shoes Hold Annual Contribution

Share the Spirit and J & N Shoes Hold Annual Contribution

    Over 152 youngsters from the region got brand new shoes on Friday, October 13, from J & N Shoes, downtown Lamar. It’s become an annual event as Share the Spirit Foundation and Jennifer Steward of J & N Shoes combine their efforts to provide a new pair of shoes to elementary age school […]

One Injured in Prowers County Crash, CSP Investigating

One Injured in Prowers County Crash, CSP Investigating

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a serious injury one vehicle crash that occurred on 10/10/17, at approximately 4:05 PM on Prowers County Road 196 near mile marker 27 which is between Lamar and Bristol. A 1998 Chevrolet S10 pickup driven by a 15 year old male was traveling westbound on Prowers Road 196 when […]

Zonta Hosting Lamar Mayoral Forum

Zonta Hosting Lamar Mayoral Forum

The Zonta Club of Prowers County will sponsor a Lamar Mayoral Candidates’ Forum between Felix Dias and Roger Stagner on Monday, October 16th at 7pm in the Lamar HOPE Center Library (200 N. Tenth Street).  Lamar voters are encouraged to attend the event to listen to why each candidate feels he is the best fit for Lamar’s next […]

Groundbreaking for High Plains Pediatric Clinic

Groundbreaking for High Plains Pediatric Clinic

  Expansion work is underway at the High Plains Community Health Center Pediatric Clinic. The construction, to add 2,000 square feet to the building south of the main clinic on Kendall Avenue, will take six months and cost $1M, according to High Plains Executive Director, Eric Niemeyer.   “The adjacent dental clinic will also be expanded […]

Two Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

Two Arrested in Lamar Drug Bust

On Monday, October 2, 2017, members of the Lamar Police Department, Prowers County Sheriff’s Office, and Colorado State Parole served a search warrant in the 900 block of South 7th Street in Lamar.  Items used in the distribution of illegal narcotics were located along with methamphetamine. Robert Lucas Howell, 28 of Lamar, and Kayla Guerra […]

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

2017 LCC Frontier History Encampment

    Annie Oakley or Little Sure Shot, as she was named by Chief Sitting Bull, was a new feature for the Frontier History Encampment at Lamar Community College this past Friday and Saturday. The event, which is held every two years, has grown in scope and attendance with each display, featuring thirteen points of […]

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

LCC Cowboy Reunion Offers Memories and Friendships

For the past several years, Lamar Community College has combined the annual Antelope Stampede Rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds with a reunion of alumni from the school; members of the rodeo team Livestock Judging and students from horse training and management. Almost 80 former classmates and guests spent the weekend in Lamar and other […]

The YAK Pack is Back

The YAK Pack is Back

  The Lamar Municipal Airport played host to several pilots and their planes over the weekend. The annual gathering of YAK-52 airplanes from Russia and their Chinese counterparts, allow members of the YAK Red Star Pilots Association to hold practice flights for a weekend. Lamar resident, Allen Tinnes, also a YAK owner, is responsible for […]