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Five Lopes Sign with NCAA Programs

Five Lopes Sign with NCAA Programs

      (Lamar, Colorado; June 13, 2018) The 2017-2018 Lamar Community College men’s basketball season was a positive one. The Lopes got to 20 wins and a region tournament appearance for the second straight season. Lamar’s sophomore class had plenty to do with that, going 47-19 the past two years. Five of those sophomores […]

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event

  Lamar hosted Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) 2018 last week, June 13-15, the first time the event, which is held every four years, came to this city. Eight counties in southeast Colorado were represented including Prowers County.  The event, which helps match philanthropic donation funders with non-profit organizations, was coordinated in partnership with the City […]

Cheerleader Glow Run Fundraiser June 16th

Cheerleader Glow Run Fundraiser June 16th

    The 5K “Keep the Savage Spirit Glowing” Run, organized by Meranda Jaramillo, Lamar High School Cheerleaders and Cheer Coaches will be held this Saturday, June 16th at Willow Creek Park. Activities are set for dusk, around 8pm at which time all registered runners will receive their glow necklaces and bracelets. The path used […]

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

Extreme Drought Spreads Across Southeastern Colorado

    NWS Pueblo  SYNOPSIS…Updated May 24, 2018   Spring weather systems throughout the month of May have produced beneficial precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across Southern Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome […]

Collins Takes Command of Women’s Basketball at LCC

Collins Takes Command of Women’s Basketball at LCC

      (Lamar, Colorado; June 1, 2018) Lamar Community College has named former assistant coach Nolan Collins its new head coach of women’s basketball. Collins takes the helm after serving as the assistant coach for two years under former head coach Landon Steele. “I am just proud of the journey over the last two […]

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 15-16th 2018

Highlights for Wiley Hay Days, June 15-16th 2018

  The annual event begins with a 6pm Friday softball fundraising tournament on June 15th to honor Jenea Aguilera which is followed by the Come Back Car Show until 9pm and a Poker Run will be held at the Wash Spott in Lamar. Wiley Lions Bingo at 7pm and the King will be crowned prior […]

Raymond and Toni Mauch, 2018 Wiley Hay Days Royalty

Raymond and Toni Mauch, 2018 Wiley Hay Days Royalty

  The Mauchs have lived in the Wiley and Lamar area all their lives. Raymond grew up on the family farm north of Lamar and attended Wiley school.  Toni grew up west of Lamar and attended Lamar schools.  The couple married in 1967 and celebrated their 50th anniversary last summer. Raymond and Toni have been […]

LCC’s Hoey Competing at College National Finals Rodeo

LCC’s Hoey Competing at College National Finals Rodeo

  Lamar, Colorado; May 31, 2018) Lamar Community College freshman Nate Hoey (Montrose, Colorado) will compete in bull riding at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) this summer. The CNFR is set to start on Sunday, June 10, with performances and slack through Friday, June 15, in Casper, Wyoming. Hoey, who finished second in the […]

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

16th Holly Bluegrass Festival set for June 8-10

  Five acts will entertain this year’s crowds attending the 16th Annual Holly Bluegrass Festival, June 8-10 at the Holly Gateway Park this year. The traditional Friday night jam session begins with the 6pm BBQ and after that, it’s every musician for themselves with all musicians welcomed to entertain through the evening. The day-long concert begins […]

Ben Buck Named New LCC Baseball Coach

Ben Buck Named New LCC Baseball Coach

Lopes Baseball Alum Plans to Carry Tradition, Utilize Technology (Lamar, Colorado; May 31, 2018) Lamar Community College named Ben Buck its first new head baseball coach in 25 years after an official search. “Both the hiring committee and I felt strongly that Ben Buck was the right guy to take over the baseball program,” longtime […]

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Santa Fe Trail Weekend at Bent’s Old Fort

Encampment and Caravan Highlight Santa Fe Trail Weekend at Bent’s Old Fort

The busy days of the Santa Fe Trail will come back to life the weekend of June 8 –10 as Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site hosts an encampment and trail caravan. Over 70 living history interpreters will inhabit the fort and surrounding camps on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 demonstrating life along […]

Council Confirms Resolution on ARPA Bonds, Air Show Planned for September

Council Confirms Resolution on ARPA Bonds, Air Show Planned for September

      The Lamar City Council, during its May 29th meeting, approved Resolution 18-05-01 which ratifies and confirms Resolution 18-03-01 approving the issuance of $143M refunding bonds by the Arkansas River Power Authority.  The funds are for the outstanding debt for construction of the Lamar Repowering Project.  Since March of this year, ARPA has […]

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

May 2018 Drought Update from CWCB

  In order to respond to persistent and prolonged drought conditions throughout the southern half of the state and along the western border, the Governor activated the Colorado Drought Mitigation and Response Plan for the agricultural sector on May 2, 2018 , in the following counties: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Conejos, Costilla, Las Animas, Baca, […]

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

Rocky Mountain PBS Schedules Broadcast of Arkansas River Basin Documentary

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pueblo, CO — A documentary film about the value and importance of the Arkansas River will debut on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, May 31st at 8:00 PM. The Arkansas River: from Leadville to Lamar explores the economic and social importance of the river including its recreational, municipal, and agricultural value. […]

2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

2018 Lamar Days, “Shake Rattle and Roll Back to the 50s”

    Despite the chilly, rainy weather this past Saturday morning, participants lined up along East Olive Street in Lamar, ready to brave the elements for the traditional Chamber of Commerce, Lamar Days Parade. Some folks sported seldom-used umbrellas; others wore slickers, while the majority just endured the sprinkles, hoping it would soon stop as […]