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Justin Young Presents Program at Big Timbers Museum

Justin Young Presents Program at Big Timbers Museum

  Prowers County Historical Society welcomes Justin Young to present the program at Big Timbers Museum Thursday, July 19 at 7 PM. This quarterly program is free and the public is welcome. Justin is a local artist and is very well known for three sculptures in Lamar; “Short Fuse on a Slack Rope” located at […]

Aerial Surveys Confirm Upward Trend in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population

Aerial Surveys Confirm Upward Trend in Lesser Prairie-Chicken Population

    The latest lesser prairie-chicken survey shows bird populations are up from last year, continuing an upward trend over the last few years. The survey indicates an estimated breeding population of 38,637 birds this year, compared to 29,934 birds counted last year. “This approximately 30% annual increase is good news, but we know that […]

CPW Fishing Report, SE Colo.

CPW Fishing Report, SE Colo.

Arkansas River July 10th – Upper River: The upper Arkansas river is in excellent shape! Fishing along the edges has been extremely productive, and this is by far the easiest section of the Arkansas to wade fish at current flows. Below the confluence with Lake Creek, the river picks up 420 cfs from the reservoir […]

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

Summer Celebrations End Early for 337 Impaired Drivers

  Fourth of July DUI Enforcement Shows Decrease in Driver Arrests STATEWIDE — Instead of fireworks, 337 impaired drivers watched the red, white and blue flashing lights of a patrol vehicle this past Fourth of July holiday. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies teamed up to […]

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

Holly Trustees Review November Sales Tax Increase Ballot Question

    The Holly Trustees decided to delay action for another month on a requested letter of support from the Prowers County Commissioners, pending additional specific information on how funds from a $0.25 county sales tax hike would benefit the Holly Fire and Ambulance District. A discussion by the Trustees during their July 11th board […]

Great 'Taste of Lamar' Turn Out

Great ‘Taste of Lamar’ Turn Out

      We would like to thank every one of you who came out to participate in the Lamar Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Lamar on Saturday July 7th! It was such a great event and great turn out!   A special thank you needs to go out to our generous sponsors and […]

Wollert from Wiley to Compete in NHSFR in Wyoming

Wollert from Wiley to Compete in NHSFR in Wyoming

  DENVER- Wyatt Wollert, a 16 year old from Wiley, Colorado, will compete at the upcoming National High School Finals Rodeo. Wyatt, a member of the Southeast All Stars High School Rodeo team who recently completed his sophomore year at Branson School Online, has earned a position on the Colorado State National High School Rodeo […]

Early Bird Registration Open for LHS DECA CHAPTER’S 2018 Golf Tournament

Early Bird Registration Open for LHS DECA CHAPTER’S 2018 Golf Tournament

       (Lamar, Colorado, June 28, 2018) The Lamar High School DECA Chapter will be hosting their second annual golf tournament on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Spreading Antlers Golf Course. The golf tournament will be in a Four Person Scramble format. Businesses and individuals who had teams in the 2017 LHS DECA Golf […]

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent's Fort

Celebrate the Fourth at Bent’s Fort

  The public is invited to join the denizens of Bent’s Old Fort on Wednesday, July 4 from 1:30 to 4:00 pm to celebrate American Independence during the 2018 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 […]

Skateboarders Are Enjoying Wheels Park

Skateboarders Are Enjoying Wheels Park

    Ms Ashley Mayjoy, RN, BSN is involved in a capstone project researching a community health policy which could benefit Lamar as the city has opened the long-awaited Wheels/Skateboard Park and the proposed Lamar Loop. Her research involves the question of personal safety for residents who will use the facilities, specifically for safety headgear […]

Great Day for Fishing

Great Day for Fishing

    We’re happy to report that the sport of fishing is alive and well out at North Gate Way Park, the former Valco Ponds just east of the Arkansas River Bridge on Highway 50. We received a report and this photo of Ryan, out fishing for a day, this past Thursday, with his grandfather […]

Prowers County Mini Livestock Boot Camps

Prowers County Mini Livestock Boot Camps

    So you joined 4-H and you bought yourself your first animal to show at the county fair this year. But now what? What do I feed? How do I clip? What should I do in the show ring? These are all thoughts that have run through every showman’s minds at one point in […]

O'Bryan and Wollert Competing at World's Largest Jr High Rodeo

O’Bryan and Wollert Competing at World’s Largest Jr High Rodeo

DENVER- Braxton O’Bryan and Wayttyn Wollert, members of the Southeast All Stars Junior High School Rodeo team have earned positions on the Colorado State National Junior High School Rodeo team. Braxton O’Bryan who is an 8th grader at Lamar Middle School will compete in the Rifle Shoot. Wayttyn Wollert, an 8th grader at Wiley Junior […]

Lodging Panel Funds Air Show and 9/11 Tribute Events

Lodging Panel Funds Air Show and 9/11 Tribute Events

  Eric McSwan, Fixed Base Operator of the Lamar Municipal Airport and Danny Tinnes of AirCare, presented an overview of the Lamar Memorial Airshow scheduled for Sunday, September 9th at the airport to the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel.  This was one of three presentations discussed during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 19th. The […]

Hospice Backyard Bash this Saturday

Hospice Backyard Bash this Saturday

  The annual Lamar Area Hospice Backyard Bash is set for this Saturday, June 23rd at the Lamar Eagles Lodge, beginning at 6pm. The annual dinner-/-dance-/-fundraising event to benefit the workings of the Lamar Area Hospice have been conducted for numerous years and each year helps raise funds for the annual workings of the organization. […]