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2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

2019 Pedal the Plains in Early Planning Stages for S.E. Colorado

The 2019 Denver Post/Viaero ‘Pedal the Plains’ event is set to be held in Lamar, Holly and Springfield for this year’s bicycle ride, scheduled for September 13-15, 2019. Lamar played host city for the 2013  event which saw close to 900 bike riders attend some or all of the event. The 2019 route and cities […]

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 - 10

High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Set for Feb 7 – 10

        Celebrating 17 years, The High Plains Snow Goose & Heritage History Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival sponsored by the Lamar Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Kiowa County Economic Development and Canyons and Plains that will be held February 7-10 2019 in Lamar, Colorado. Join avid birders and historians for […]

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

Wild West Students Compete in Colby, KS

  The Wranglers Pre Team and a few members of the Wranglers Competition Team competed in Colby, Kansas in December of 2018 for the “Shoot for the Stars Invitational”. Gymnasts from Wild West Athletics competing at the event did a phenomenal job. Brystal Bletzacker of Eads, Co. scored an all around of 38.15 earning her […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT - Friday,  Jan. 11, 2019

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – Friday, Jan. 11, 2019

National Weather Service Pueblo Co Drought Conditions Continue Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado SYNOPSIS The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday January 11th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwestern portions of Colorado, including the western 2/3rds of Mineral County and extreme western portions of Rio Grande County. Extreme Drought […]

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

Shore Arts Pocket Park Project Completed with New Shade Structures

  2019 began with the finalization of the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park project, the three large umbrella-type coverings that will offer shade protection from the sun and the elements for future visitors. The last segment of the project was completed on Friday, January 4th.   The Lamar City Council had approved the purchase earlier […]

Two Dozen Brave the Elements on First Day

Two Dozen Brave the Elements on First Day

      The annual Lamar Recreation Department hosted 24 hearty souls for the January 1st Polar Bear Pedal, a combination Bike-ride/Walk to commemorate the New Year.  It was 14 degrees and somewhat breezy and the day was still cold from the end-of-the-year snowfall that graced portions of Prowers County on the final night of […]

Safe New Year’s Travels with PATS

Safe New Year’s Travels with PATS

  If you’re going to celebrate and party for the New Year, let PATS become your designated driver for the night.The Prowers Area Transit Service will continue a New Year’s tradition with transportation service for area residents who want to party, but don’t want to drive.  PATS will provide door to door service beginning at […]

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing  Hemp

County Signs Agreement with City for Ambulance Funding-/-Clarifies Position on Growing Hemp

    The Prowers County Commissioners passed a resolution during their final meeting of the year, December 20th, clarifying and amending the zoning regulations and adding new provisions regarding industrial hemp production and processing.  The commissioners stated the action was taken to clear up any potential misunderstanding between the moratorium the county imposed years ago […]

Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

Holiday Closures at Bent’s Old Fort

      Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will be closed to the public on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of those public holidays. The fort will be open regular winter hours of 9 am to 4 pm daily during the rest of the holiday season. Through the […]

Elks Hosting Annual Toy Show

Elks Hosting Annual Toy Show

      Prowers County Farm Bureau is sponsoring the Lamar Elks Toy Show, to be held Saturday, January 12th, 2019, at the Lamar Elks Lodge 28157 Hwy 287 South, Lamar CO 81052. The show will start at 9 am and run until 3 pm mountain time.  Toys of all shapes and sizes, new in […]

Holly Commercial Club Christmas Lighting Contest Winners

Holly Commercial Club Christmas Lighting Contest Winners

    The results are in for the annual Christmas Lighting Contest held in the Holly community. Each first and second place winners in the three categories receive $100 and $50 respectively for their decorations. Traditional Christmas Category went to Christie and Tim Weeder for First place and Mark and Barb VanCampen were selected as […]

Lamar Rotary and Interact Host Kid’s Christmas

Lamar Rotary and Interact Host Kid’s Christmas

    You could hear a train’s whistle from down the block as you approached the Shore Arts Center Building and adjacent Pocket Park this past Saturday, December 15th. The Lamar Rotary Club and Interact was hosting their third Kid’s Christmas event in downtown Lamar. The Santa Special train would wind its way from the […]

Drought Information Statement from NWS

Drought Information Statement from NWS

    Drought Conditions Persist Across Most of South Central and Southeast Colorado  SYNOPSIS  The latest US Drought Monitor, issued Thursday December 13th, is indicating Exceptional Drought (D4) conditions confined to Southwest Colorado, including extreme westerly Rio Grande County and the western 2/3rds of Mineral County.  Extreme Drought (D3) conditions remain depicted across the rest […]

‘One Step Up Students’, Assemble!!

‘One Step Up Students’, Assemble!!

    Fans of the Marvel Universe might recognize the paraphrase from a classic closing line from an Avengers movie, and in this instance it serves a double purpose. One Step Up students are providing a heroic assist for Toys for Tots this Christmas and they are assembling thirty skateboards from scratch which they’ll donate […]

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

HOPE Christmas Party Enjoys the Holiday Spirit

    Take about 150 excited elementary and middle school students on a Thursday, add holiday music, barbecued hamburgers and cheeseburgers, macaroni salad and brownies, ice cream, whipped cream and candy sprinkles, plus presents…and you get a Christmas party at the HOPE Center in the former Lincoln Elementary School in Lamar. Karen Voepel, Executive Director […]