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Bent's Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

Bent’s Fort Hosts Annual 1846 Holiday Celebration

  Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site will celebrate the holidays in 1840’s fashion beginning on Friday evening, December 7, and activities are planned throughout the day on Saturday, December 8.  *PLEASE NOTE:  In the event of a federal government shutdown, Saturday’s activities would be cancelled.* The event begins with candlelight tours starting at 6:30 […]

Rain Didn’t Spoil the Holiday Spirit for Parade of Lights

Rain Didn’t Spoil the Holiday Spirit for Parade of Lights

    The drizzle that began this past Friday afternoon, November 30th, became a sporadic downpour just in time for the annual Lamar Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights at 6pm. It sure didn’t diminish the audience. The parade route, South 4th Street starting from the municipal pool parking lot and ending at the Enchanted […]

Results from Two Shot Goose Hunt

Results from Two Shot Goose Hunt

    The annual Two Shot Goose Hunt was held in Lamar this past weekend, November 28—30 which regional teams in competition for both geese and sporting clays. The 1st place team was comprised of NFL notables and had a total combined score of 1,861.  Goose Guide was Ronnie Comer and Amy Johnson was he […]

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

Former Park Service Superintendent Receives Major Award

    Former National Park Service High Plains Group Superintendent Alexa Roberts has received the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Meritorious Service Award. The Meritorious Service Award is the second highest honorary recognition granted to employees of the Department of the Interior. It is presented for an important contribution to science or management, a notable […]

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

Elks Raffle Adds to 9/11 Memorial Project

  The Lamar Elks presented Bob Gourley with a Henry Law Enforcement Edition, .22 Caliber Rifle this past Saturday, November 10th.  Gourley was the lucky participant in the Elks raffle which began shortly after the Lodge acquired the rifle during its gun show this past March. PER, Jared Crabtree, said the Lamar Lodge donated $4,010 […]

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW Celebrates Fresh Air Friday on November 23

CPW celebrates Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23 DENVER – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is renewing its tradition of opening its parks to free entry on the day after Thanksgiving. CPW welcomes you to join us in celebrating Fresh Air Friday on Nov. 23, transforming a day traditionally spent more on material goods and leftovers […]

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Fee Changes

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Approves Fee Changes

    BURLINGTON, Colo. – The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday to approve increases to hunting and fishing licenses, camping and daily and annual park pass fees. The changes to these fees are a result of the passage of Senate Bill 18-143 this spring. These approved fee increases will take effect on Jan. […]

Lodging Panel Funds 2019 Requests

Lodging Panel Funds 2019 Requests

    A funding request for promotional materials from Spreading Antlers Golf Course was the only funding application to the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel that wasn’t slated for 2019. Jack Van Hook and Ray Gilbert, representing the Golf Course, explained that the nine-hole course is leased from the City of Lamar for $1 per […]

November 2018 Drought Update

November 2018 Drought Update

  The 2018 Water Year (which ended on September 30) was the warmest and second driest in 124 years of records for the state of Colorado. Water Year 2019, which began on October 1st, has seen above normal precipitation and below average temperatures across most of the state. This is the first time in over […]

Two Shot Goose Hunt President’s Reception

Two Shot Goose Hunt President’s Reception

    The public is welcome to this year’s 52nd Annual Southeast Colorado Celebrity Two-Shot Goose Hunt, President’s Reception at the Lamar Eagles Lodge, Wednesday, November 28th at 6:30pm. The annual gathering features a host of activities ranging from complimentary cocktails, a live and silent auction and Calcutta. The funds raised through the auctions support […]

New Miss Colorado USA and Miss Colorado Teen USA Crowned

New Miss Colorado USA and Miss Colorado Teen USA Crowned

  New Miss Colorado USA now advance to the national Miss USA Telecast to air on FOX   Greeley, Colo. – The 2019 MISS COLORADO USA and MISS COLORADO TEEN USA Pageants took place Sunday night at the Union Colony Civic Center. A large crowd filled the auditorium on Sunday afternoon for the pageant finals, […]

Wranglers from Wild West Athletics Score Gold Medals in Kansas Competition

Wranglers from Wild West Athletics Score Gold Medals in Kansas Competition

  The Wranglers Gymnastics Competition Team from Wild West Athletics in Lamar attended their first meet in McPherson, KS hosted by a Next Level Gymnastics. The 24 gymnasts from WWA did an outstanding job at their first competition.  They represented 6 competitive levels and 14 different age divisions where they proudly took home 8 Gold […]

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

Lamar Council Approves Verizon Tower Application, Discusses National Night Out Dates

  The City of Lamar received a $4,000 donation from the Burlington, Northern Santa Fe Railroad which will help defray the cost of the shade structures for the Shore Arts Center Pocket Park. This past October, City Administrator, John Sutherland, sent a letter to the regional public affairs director for BNSF requesting the funding which […]

Volunteers Help CPW Biologists Survey John Martin Reservoir Fish Population

Volunteers Help CPW Biologists Survey John Martin Reservoir Fish Population

  HASTY, Colo. – The shop behind the John Martin Reservoir State Park dam resembled a fish market recently when Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologists, staff and volunteers assembled to survey fish in the lake.   To get a snapshot of the fish population in John Martin Reservoir, crews deployed gillnets overnight, pulled them […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for Holidays, 2019 Pedal the Plains Bicycle Event

      Old Business: Old-Fashioned Christmas will be December 4 from 5-7 P.M. Be looking for information on businesses that will be open that evening.  Santa will be visiting the library that evening as well. The Christmas lighting contest will be held on December 18. Prizes will again be awarded in three different categories:  […]