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Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

Free Food, Entertainment, Ice Cream, Movie and a Swim

National Night Out and the traditional Lamar Chamber of Commerce Ice Cream Social will be held on the east side of Willow Creek Park between the kiva and the playground on Tuesday, August 1st. Lamar Police Officer, Cory Forgue has been working to compile a number of events for family fun for that night including […]

New Soccer Field for Savage Teams

New Soccer Field for Savage Teams

For the past several years, since soccer became a sport for Lamar High School, the teams made use of the field along Yucca Street in Lamar, just north of the school complex. Prior to that it had been used as a football practice field and needed some polish to bring it up to standards.  Yucca […]

Steerman Enters Class of 2021 Plebe Summer at US Naval Academy

Steerman Enters Class of 2021 Plebe Summer at US Naval Academy

  ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Jeanette Steerman, a 2017 graduate of McClave High School in McClave Colorado, was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2021 Thursday, June 29, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. Approximately 1,200 candidates are selected each year for the Academy’s “plebe” or freshman […]

Lamar Library Hosts Welcome for New Librarian

Lamar Library Hosts Welcome for New Librarian

Sue Lathrop brings twenty years’ experience to her new post as the Lamar Librarian. A welcoming reception was held this past Friday at the library in the Lamar City Complex. Lathrop has moved with her family to Lamar from Clear Creek County, near Denver, so she has an immediate familiarity with the state and her […]

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

STARBURST AWARDS 2017 – Lamar 4-Plex Ballfield Wins Lottery Award

  June 29, 2017, DENVER – America’s favorite pastime has a new field of dreams in Lamar. The City of Lamar will receive a Lottery Starburst Award for using Lottery proceeds to build a new Four-Plex ballfield. The project was completed in 2016 and utilized more than $1 million in Lottery funds from two Lottery […]

Yoder Family Makes Donation to Lamar Parks and Recreation Department

Yoder Family Makes Donation to Lamar Parks and Recreation Department

Residents of the City of Lamar will benefit from the $20,000 donation to the Parks and Recreation Department by the Yoder Family. According to City Administrator, John Sutherland, the memorial gift will be used for an event or equipment at the Lamar Community Building, the Lamar swimming pool or a park or youth program sponsored […]

Hot Fun in the Summertime

Hot Fun in the Summertime

The weekend forecast calls for considerably cooler temperatures than what we’ve been experiencing the past several days, and that’s a great recipe for the Big Timbers Community Alliance, FREE Family Fun Day set for Willow Creek Park this Saturday, June 24th. Day-long activities have been planned including free swimming and a free dinner at 6pm […]

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

Lamar Partnership Incorporated Provides Overview at Monthly PEP Meeting

    Tera Bender, board member of LPI, Lamar Partnership Inc., explained the function of the Main Street Community group and its mission in the Lamar community during the Prowers Economic Prosperity meeting on Tuesday, June 20th. LPI is a non-profit 501C4 organization which has qualified for a Main Street Community designation, and Lamar is […]

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

Prowers County is on the Map with Colorado High School Rodeo Finals

For the past several years, Lamar has hosted the Colorado High School Rodeo Finals. The annual competition, held around the Memorial Day holiday, is usually given a two-year run for the community that makes a successful bid for the event.  And usually, the event is spread around various communities around the state and Lamar hosted […]

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Housing Roundtable Details Future Needs Assessment Study

Adequate and affordable housing is a central ingredient in the economic development of Lamar and Prowers County. Although some studies have already been conducted on housing needs in the local area, an in-depth listening session which will combine group and one-on-one interviews and a printed questionnaire survey, will be conducted in southeast Colorado in July. […]

Lamar Community College Welcomes Kendra King

Lamar Community College Welcomes Kendra King

Cosmetology program under new direction (Lamar, Colorado; June 14, 2017) Lamar Community College is proud to welcome Kendra King as the new full-time faculty member and department head of Cosmetology.  King, who has worked in the beauty industry for over ten years, will bring a wealth of knowledge to the program at LCC. King is […]

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

Granada Landfill Issues on Hold

The Granada Trustees are following the ‘wait and see’ actions of other smaller Colorado communities regarding state imposed landfill regulations, to see if any solutions can be provided by several groups in the state such as Action 22, local county commissioners or Colorado Communities Incorporated.  Granada, Holly, Springfield and other small towns are stating that […]

Boxley Announces Run for Lamar Re-2 School Board

Boxley Announces Run for Lamar Re-2 School Board

Lamar: Long-time Lamar resident, Clifford Boxley, is pleased to announce that he is running for the District G position on the Lamar Re-2 School Board. An alumnus of the Lamar school system, including Washington Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School, Lamar High School and Lamar Community College, with additional training in Principles of Adult Learning, Teaching […]

Lamar Community College Expands Construction Trades Offerings

Lamar Community College Expands Construction Trades Offerings

(Lamar, Colorado; June 1, 2017) In addition to the Construction Trades Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree currently offered at Lamar Community College, students will have the opportunity to take an introductory certificate starting Fall 2017: Construction Trades Essentials. This certificate will give the students a jump-start into Construction Trades at LCC including an introduction […]

Cardinelli and Reyher Awarded Scholarships

Cardinelli and Reyher Awarded Scholarships

The 2017 Daniel Kasza Memorial 4-H Scholarships were awarded to Dominique Cardinelli and Sara Reyher.  While the scholarship is open to graduating seniors who are 4-H members in Baca, Bent, Crowley, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Otero and Prowers counties, both of the 2017 winners are Bent County 4-H members. Dominique Cardinelli is currently serving her second term […]