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Two Shot Festival Requests Lodging Panel Funding

Two Shot Festival Requests Lodging Panel Funding

    Rose Ann Yates, representing the Two Shot Goose Hunt, requested $20,000 from the Lodging Tax Panel to assist with marketing expenses for the approaching annual event, set this year for November 28-30th. Yates noted that this year will mark the 52nd annual event.  She estimated the cost for the year will be different, […]

HOPE Center Sets Annual Chili Supper for 2019

HOPE Center Sets Annual Chili Supper for 2019

    Due to the scheduling conflicts and the lateness of the season, members of the HOPE Coalition decided postpone the annual family Chili supper until 2019. Coalition President Byron Hall said it made better sense to delay the meal, usually accompanied by a fund-raising silent auction, into 2019 at which time, a specific date […]

Stockings for Soldiers-Wreaths Across America Scheduled for Holidays

Stockings for Soldiers-Wreaths Across America Scheduled for Holidays

Stockings for Soldiers Help brighten Christmas for a soldier overseas with our annual Stockings for Soldiers. Peacock Funeral Home is gearing up for the annual stockings for soldiers. From now until November 15, 2018 you may pick up a free stocking at Peacock Funeral Home at 209 S. 4th St. Monday thru Friday from 8:00am […]

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

Drug-Impaired Driving Is Dangerous Driving: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different

      [Denver]— Today, officials from the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol, the Colorado Task Force on Drunk and Impaired Driving (CTFDID) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration joined together to spread the word about the dangers of drug-impaired driving and to remind all drivers that if they are impaired […]

Season Debut for Southeast Colorado Concert Association

    The 2018-2019 Season Concert opener will be on Thursday, October 25th at the Lamar High School Auditorium, at 7:00 p.m., featuring 7th Avenue, a mixed vocal quartet. 7th Avenue is a group of vocalists, brought together in 2016 by Chris Rupp, the founder of HOME FREE. Each member of 7th Avenue has a […]

City Sells Land, Buys Vehicles

City Sells Land, Buys Vehicles

        The Lamar City Council approved two lease agreements during their regular meeting, October 8th. One was with Frontier Bank for the lease-purchase of a new Fire Truck.  The agreement is for ten years with a first payment of $43,223.24 due this year and a fixed interest rate of 3.95%.  A second, […]

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Discusses Incentive Agreements

Lamar Redevelopment Authority Discusses Incentive Agreements

  The Lamar Redevelopment Authority, meeting prior to the regular City Council on Monday, October 8th, approved a memorandum of agreement with the DCI Colorado Community Revitalization Association.  DCI, Downtown Colorado Incorporated provides guidance for revitalizing the local economy of communities in the state, focusing on developing community-wide partnerships aimed at growing economic vitality.  Lamar […]

Lamar Airport Hosts Collegiate Aerial Competition

Lamar Airport Hosts Collegiate Aerial Competition

    The Lamar Municipal Airport played host to various collegiate flying teams this past weekend, October 5th and 6th, including the glider competition team from the Air Force Academy, students from Metro State University from Denver as well as competitors from the University of North Dakota who made the long trek to participate. Jamie […]

Lopes Rodeo to host Antelope Stampede October 5-7

Lopes Rodeo to host Antelope Stampede October 5-7

      (Lamar, Colorado; September 25, 2018) The Lamar Community College Rodeo team will host its annual Antelope Stampede on October 5 through 7 at the Prowers County Sand & Sage Fairgrounds. Fourteen teams from throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska will compete over three days with performances at 6:00 pm on Friday, 2:00 pm […]

2018 Parade of Lights will Feature ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ Theme

2018 Parade of Lights will Feature ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’ Theme

    The 2018 Lamar Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Parade of Lights at 6pm on Friday, November 30th this year and the theme will be, ‘A Candy Cane Christmas’, according to event director, Jerry Roseberry. He said discussions are still being held for this year’s route, either north along Main Street now that […]

Holly Trustees Prepare for Strategic Planning Meeting

Holly Trustees Prepare for Strategic Planning Meeting

    The Holly Trustees will meet for a full day for a strategic planning retreat on Saturday, October 13th and will map out what they and local resident’s suggestions consider to be priority goals for the community.  The session will be led by Sheryl Trent of SBrand Consulting, LLC who has been involved in […]

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

The Upcoming 77th Annual Bent County Harvest Show

    The Bent County Harvest Show began in 1942 as the Victory Harvest Show and has since become a long-time tradition to Bent County. Even at its start, the first Harvest Show was identified as a huge success with prizes totaling $110.00 and red, blue, and white ribbons distributed to about 100 winners.  Some […]

Holly Gateway Fair, “Homestead Memories”, September 26th-29th

Holly Gateway Fair, “Homestead Memories”, September 26th-29th

    Homestead Memories has been selected as the theme for this year’s Holly Gateway Fair which runs from Wednesday, September 26th through Sunday, the 30th. Each afternoon and evening offers an event or exhibition for every taste beginning with Barrel Racing Exhibitions on the 26th at 5:30pm to the actual competition which starts at […]

Patriotic House Display Wins Competition

Patriotic House Display Wins Competition

    Nikki McDowell, who resides on South 6th Street in Lamar decorated her home with a patriotic theme to honor the first responders and other participants in the September 8th 9/11 Memorial Tribute parade which passes along 6th Street in Lamar. Doug Harbour, organizer of the annual event told The Prowers Journal, McDowell had […]

Southern Colorado Drought Update

Southern Colorado Drought Update

DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT…Monsoonal Rains Bring Some Drought Relief to Southeast Colorado While Drought Conditions Deepen across South Central Colorado SYNOPSIS… Weather systems over the latter half of the Spring and throughout the past Summer of 2018 brought some much needed precipitation across the State of Colorado. However, the amounts of beneficial rainfall varied widely across […]