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County Ballots Have Been Mailed for November Election

County Ballots Have Been Mailed for November Election

  Election News: Ballots will be sent out to all active registered electors the week of October 15th – 19, 2018 for the 2018 General Election. Tips for Mail Ballots: You will receive a ballot, secrecy sleeve, and a return envelope. Select candidates and questions you wish to vote on. Use a Black pen that […]

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday

    The Lamar Police Department will take part in the National Drug Take-Back Initiative in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Designed for people with unwanted and unused prescription drugs, the program allows for their safe disposal and to make sure the drugs are not used in an improper or illegal manner. Drugs […]

Lamar Middle School Conducting Field Science Experiments

Lamar Middle School Conducting Field Science Experiments

  Lamar Middle School will host a Water Week from October 22th through the 26th. A MESO (Mobile Earth Space Observation) Vehicle, equipped with telescopes, will be parked in front of the school during those days.  Scientists will be presenting information during an assembly, during science classes and at the Friday Science Festival.  The Assembly […]

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

New K9 on Patrol in Lamar

    Spark, the latest addition to the Lamar Police Department, has been on the job with her handler, Officer Thomas Campbell since the beginning of the month. She’s identified drug contraband as recently as the 15th of this month during a search.  Lamar Police Chief, Kyle Miller, said arrests have already been made from […]

Two Shot Festival Requests Lodging Panel Funding

Two Shot Festival Requests Lodging Panel Funding

    Rose Ann Yates, representing the Two Shot Goose Hunt, requested $20,000 from the Lodging Tax Panel to assist with marketing expenses for the approaching annual event, set this year for November 28-30th. Yates noted that this year will mark the 52nd annual event.  She estimated the cost for the year will be different, […]

Art, Craft & Food Festival returns to LCC on November 10

Art, Craft & Food Festival returns to LCC on November 10

      (Lamar, Colorado; October 8, 2018) Lamar Community College’s 44th Annual Art, Craft & Food Festival will bring a wide range of holiday shopping options to southeast Colorado on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  With nearly 60 vendors registered for the event, this is a great opportunity for people to shop local and support […]

Stockings for Soldiers-Wreaths Across America Scheduled for Holidays

Stockings for Soldiers-Wreaths Across America Scheduled for Holidays

Stockings for Soldiers Help brighten Christmas for a soldier overseas with our annual Stockings for Soldiers. Peacock Funeral Home is gearing up for the annual stockings for soldiers. From now until November 15, 2018 you may pick up a free stocking at Peacock Funeral Home at 209 S. 4th St. Monday thru Friday from 8:00am […]

November Ballots Are on Their Way

November Ballots Are on Their Way

2018 General Election Ballots should be arriving at your mailing address any time now. Reminder: Ballot drop-off, VSPC location, hours of operation, and other information are listed as the following: Location:  Prowers County Clerk’s Office, 301 S. Main St., Ste. 210, Lamar, CO Dates:      October 22th – November 6, 2018 excluding Sunday Hours:      8:30 a.m. […]

LCC Foundation to host annual Boots, Bling & Blessings on October 20

LCC Foundation to host annual Boots, Bling & Blessings on October 20

  (Lamar, Colorado; October 8, 2018) Lamar Community College Foundation is making final preparations for its second annual Boots, Bling & Blessings celebration on Saturday, October 20, at 6:00pm in the LCC Equine Complex. Raising $25,000 for the Foundation and LCC’s students, last year’s event proved to be both productive and thoroughly enjoyable. Foundation Board […]

Lamar Airport Hosts Collegiate Aerial Competition

Lamar Airport Hosts Collegiate Aerial Competition

    The Lamar Municipal Airport played host to various collegiate flying teams this past weekend, October 5th and 6th, including the glider competition team from the Air Force Academy, students from Metro State University from Denver as well as competitors from the University of North Dakota who made the long trek to participate. Jamie […]

Latino Heritage Live!  - Fred Blanco Portrays Cesar Chavez

Latino Heritage Live! – Fred Blanco Portrays Cesar Chavez

      Acclaimed Los Angeles-based actor and scholar Fred Blanco will present the one-man show “The Stories of Cesar Chavez” on Tuesday, October 9th at 7pm at Lamar Community College, 2401 South Main Street, Bowman Building, Room 139. Blanco’s dramatic portrayal of Cesar Chavez, one of the most inspirational and influential civil rights leaders […]

High School BBQ Kicks off Bully Prevention Program

High School BBQ Kicks off Bully Prevention Program

  Lamar High School’s Bully Prevention Program started its new season, Wednesday, September 26th, with an on-site BBQ sponsored and prepared by Atmos Energy representatives.  Approximately 500 hamburger and hot dogs sandwiches were ready to go for the students outside the main entrance during their noontime break. Bully Prevention Coach, Kayla Sailors, said, “The event […]

2018 Homecoming for Lamar

2018 Homecoming for Lamar

    Returning classmates for the class of 1968 as well as the 50-plus reunion had a taste of fall and summer like weather during weekend in Lamar this past Thursday through Sunday. The Friday afternoon homecoming parade was chilly, but enthusiasts and well-wishers lined South 6th Street up to Savage Stadium to view and […]

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

Rotary Continues Dictionary Tradition

  The members of the Lamar Rotary continued their time-honored tradition of distributing hard-bound dictionaries to third grade students at Parkview School this past week. This week marks the 17th year the Lamar Rotary has been collecting donations to pay for the books for several hundred students.  For many of these students this is the […]

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

McClave Woman Dies in Highway 50 Accident

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 50 near Prowers County Road 1, in Prowers County.  A 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer, driven by 20-year-old Lesly Chacon, of McClave, was westbound on Highway 50. Ms. Chacon drifted out of the lane and the right side of the vehicle collided with […]