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Lamar Partnership Inc.- Buxton Group Update

Lamar Partnership Inc.- Buxton Group Update

    Angie Cue, Lamar’s Community Development Director, provided the City Council with an update on the Buxton Retail Recruitment program. Buxton was hired by the city to assess demographic purchasing information in the area which could be used by local retailers to fine tune their marketing approach and merchandise and to provide information about […]

Pike Tower Vandalism

Pike Tower Vandalism

Lamar Mayor Roger Stagner brought to the Lamar City Council’s attention, a recent act of vandalism that was done to the Pike’s Tower at the south end of Willow Creek Park. His remarks were made during the Lamar City Council’s meeting on Monday, July 24th. Stagner noted that someone or some persons had knocked over and […]

The Flag at the End of Town

The Flag at the End of Town

  The American flag is one of the most recognizable flags in the world, and the red, white and blue at Brad Semmens’ Country Acres and RV Motel Park stands out along Highway 287 as you enter or leave the southern section of Lamar. It’s big. There’s no denying that.  “It measures 25 by 45 […]

Historical Show and Tell Coming to Big Timbers Museum

Historical Show and Tell Coming to Big Timbers Museum

  Kathleen Scranton, Big Timbers Museum Curator, briefed the Prowers County Commissioners about museum activities during her quarterly report on Wednesday, July 18th.    The Prowers County Historical Society is hosting an Antiques Road-Show and Tell evening on Thursday, July 20th at 7pm.  The public is invited to the free event which will feature an opportunity […]

Funding Approved for LCC Antelope Stampede

Funding Approved for LCC Antelope Stampede

The Prowers Lodging Tax Panel approved a request of $9,700 for marketing funds to promote this year’s LCC Antelope Stampede Rodeo at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Fred Sherwood, who organizes the annual September event, said the event, which began in 1951, continues to grow with 350 contestants from 14 different colleges competing between September 29th […]

Shore Arts Center Park Grand Opening, Hold the Rain

Shore Arts Center Park Grand Opening, Hold the Rain

Southeast Colorado residents are ready for anything, especially weather on the move. That was the case for the Grand Opening of the Shore Arts Center Park in downtown Lamar this past Thursday evening, July 13th. The festivities began at 6pm with residents viewing the complete make-over of what had been just a gravel parking lot […]

Steerman Enters Class of 2021 Plebe Summer at US Naval Academy

Steerman Enters Class of 2021 Plebe Summer at US Naval Academy

  ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Jeanette Steerman, a 2017 graduate of McClave High School in McClave Colorado, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2021 Thursday, June 29, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. Approximately 1,200 candidates are selected each year for the Academy’s “plebe” or freshman […]

9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

9/11 Foundation Receives Local Donations

Doug Harbour, from the 9/11 First Responders Tribute and Memorial Foundation, accepted a $1,000 check from Jeff Travis, General Manager of Tri County Ford in Lamar. Tri County in Lamar and Tri County GM in La Junta each contributed $500 to help make possible the annual Tribute Parade Day held in Lamar this year on […]

CICA Convention Set for Brush July 14-15

CICA Convention Set for Brush July 14-15

  12th Annual CICA Convention to be held July 14 & 15   Kim, Colorado, July 7, 2017  The CICA Board of Directors throughout the state, including Regional Director Tom Robb of McClave , have been busy with final preparations for the 12th Annual CICA Convention. According to Convention Chairman Cody Jolly from Punkin Center, […]

John C. F. Luzader to Talk on “Living History”

John C. F. Luzader to Talk on “Living History”

Long-time historian, John C. F. Luzader, will speak at the Bent’s Fort Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association monthly meeting on July 8.  The meeting will begin at 1 PM and be held at the Grand Theatre located at 405 S. Main St. in Rocky Ford, CO. Having participated as a living historian as […]

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

Lamar Council Gets Financial Status Report

    City Administrator, John Sutherland, provides periodic financial updates for the council during their bi-monthly meeting schedule and said that despite some lower numbers for the City Sales Tax Revenue, overall expenses are below budget so far this year. The May summery sheet outlined some of the more prominent financial features for the city […]

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

Celebrate American Independence at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Tuesday, July 4 from 1:30 to4:30 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2017 Frontier Fourth Celebration. The 4th of July was one of the few holidays celebrated across the country in the 1840s. The victory over the British in the […]

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

For the past several years, Lamar has hosted the Colorado High School Rodeo Finals. The annual competition, held around the Memorial Day holiday, is usually given a two-year run for the community that makes a successful bid for the event.  And usually, the event is spread around various communities around the state and Lamar hosted […]

Nation's Oldest Cattlemen's Association Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Nation’s Oldest Cattlemen’s Association Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Colorado CattleWomen (CCW) finished off the third and final day of their Annual Convention in Grand Junction, Colo. with over 600 people in attendance. On Tuesday morning, the Lieutenant Governor and Chief Operating Officer, Donna Lynne, accepted CCA’s Lifetime Member Award on behalf of the State of Colorado.  This year […]

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Boggsville Highlights Canyons & Plains Regional Meeting June 8th

Canyons & Plains of Southeast Colorado will hold their Regional meeting in Lamar, Colorado Thursday, June 8 at 10am at the Cow Palace hotel courtyard. The presentation will be about Boggsville. Larry Bourne, site manager, will update everyone on the efforts made for the recent months to get Boggsville a tourism ready site and also discuss […]