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A Dog’s Day in August

A Dog’s Day in August

    If a dog could talk, quite a few were saying, “Oh, yeah!” , or “hot-diggity me” at their annual  opportunity to hit the pool for a once a year romp. For the third year, the Lamar Municipal Pool allows dogS to run, jump, splash, chase balls, bark and interact with owners and other […]

Eagle Scouts Can Come in Threes

Eagle Scouts Can Come in Threes

  Tate and Trent Rees, sons of Scott and Tammy Rees of Berthoud, and grandsons of Mark and Patty Rees of Lamar, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony at the Berthoud United Methodist Church on Sunday July 15, 2018. They join their brother Logan in attaining this coveted rank in scouting. This […]

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

Construction Work to Begin on Lamar Loop

      The Lamar Loop came a step closer to construction with the Lamar City Council approving the mayor’s signature on the Owner-Contractor agreement and general conditions with MonCor LLC during the August 13th council meeting.  The council has had plans for the Loop for some time while funds have been pending for the […]

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

Wheels Skateboard Park Officially Opens

    Few recent developments in the City of Lamar have been put to so much continued good use as the skateboard park in Willow Creek Park.   The park, in the northeast end of Willow Creek Park, has been in use for the past month since the basic construction was finalized.  And there were dozens […]

New Look at Historic Boggsville Site

New Look at Historic Boggsville Site

  Thanks to two grants from the Gates Family Foundation, high quality interpretive signs were recently installed along the walking paths at Boggsville Historic Site. The new signs are designed to blend with the natural landscape and withstand the harsh Southeast Colorado sun and wind. The former trail signs were a mishmash of markers installed […]

Popularity of Dutch Oven Cooking Continues at Fair

Popularity of Dutch Oven Cooking Continues at Fair

      Back for their second year, five teams of volunteer Dutch Oven cookers prepared a ground beef dinner for free sampling this past Thursday, August 9th at Elmer’s Garden at the Prowers County Fairgrounds. Organizer Chad Hart said the rules remained the same as last year. All the teams are given their ingredients […]

Council’s Work Session Covers Park Vendors, Preliminary 2019 Budget

Council’s Work Session Covers Park Vendors, Preliminary 2019 Budget

    The Lamar City Council held a work session Monday, August 6th to discuss the general direction for the approaching 2019 budget for the City of Lamar, and to discuss some of the pros and cons of having commercial vendors operate in the city’s parks. While there were no concrete amounts mentioned, Treasurer Kristin […]

Lamar Rotary Hosts RYLA Students (Updated to Include Student Names)

Lamar Rotary Hosts RYLA Students (Updated to Include Student Names)

  The Lamar Rotarians were given a report from selected students who recently attended a Rotary Youth Leadership gathering at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado earlier this summer. Two groups of students were on hand for the Thursday, August 9th event; one who had attended the leadership training the year before and the […]

August 11th Grand Opening for Skateboard Park

August 11th Grand Opening for Skateboard Park

  Pizza, prizes, music, Team Pain and more will be on hand Saturday, August 11th for the grand opening of Wheels Park, the skateboard park now in use at Willow Creek Park in Lamar. Rick Akers, Lamar Parks and Recreation Department Director said the festivities will run from noon to 5pm on the 11th.  “We’ll […]

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT – NWS, Pueblo

  SYNOPSIS… Weather systems throughout the month of June have brought some precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the bulk of the precipitation has been focused across northern and extreme eastern portions of the state, with the precipitation received across South Central and Southeast Colorado more spotty, and not enough to overcome the extremely […]

Council Takes No Action on Sage Brush Service Plan

Council Takes No Action on Sage Brush Service Plan

  Proponents of the Sage Brush Meadows nursing home came no closer in their goal of having the Lamar City Council vote to approve their Service Plan for the 54 bed home during the council’s regular meeting on Monday, July 23rd.    The group’s window for moving forward for a November ballot issue closes on July […]

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for August-September Events

Holly Commercial Club Prepares for August-September Events

  The July meeting of the Holly Commercial Club was held on July 11. There was one guest present, Jackie Crabtee, with the Holly School District. There were additions to the agenda. The June minutes were approved, and the Treasurers Report was given and approved. The Holly Shopper report was provided by John Golden (Golden […]

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 […]